Two jobs are available at Mazon Canada, a small, dynamic Jewish food security nonprofit:
Operations and Outreach Officer - ROLE FILLED
Both jobs are full time with benefits and better-than-living-wage salaries , and offer significant creative control, opportunities for advancement, and meaningful work with a fun, supportive team.
About MAZON Canada:
MAZON Canada is a grassroots community foundation that feeds Canadians of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and abilities on behalf of the Jewish community by supporting front-line food projects across the country. We provide grants for food and equipment, and educate and advocate toward an end to hunger in Canada.
Based on our values of inclusion and human dignity, we acknowledge that oppression and poverty are intimately connected to hunger, and that hunger cannot be solved without addressing social inequality.
Our small, dynamic staff (3-4 people) is committed to making the workplace we wish to see in the world: communicative, colourful, effective, enjoyable, mutually supportive, and nourished by expressing and respecting our needs and boundaries. When we grow, Mazon grows!
A small staff also means a teamwork mindset and strong interpersonal communication will be valued, as well as the ability to work independently and with initiative.
We are looking for a candidate who is excited to grow in their role as Mazon grows. To this end, we're open to early-career candidates, or those with non-traditional experiences (community organizing, hobbies, etc), and all roles include the possibility of advancement over time.
Soft skills like curiosity, creativity, and communication will be valued over experience with a specific software, etc. There will be lots of opportunity to see your efforts have a tangible effect on people in need, and the ideal applicant is excited about making that change through doing their job excellently.
We are actively seeking applications from candidates belonging to demographics and communities most impacted by food insecurity (Black, Indigenous, disabled, trans, etc). We consider lived experience of hunger or poverty an asset.
Knowledge of the Canadian Jewish community is preferred. As a Jewish organization, our ideal candidate would have familiarity with Jewish community and traditions regardless of whether they are themselves Jewish - or at the very least possess a strong desire to learn about Jewish culture, faith and identity with an open mind to cultural difference. A personal passion for progressive Jewish community spaces is a significant asset.
About the Positions:
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THIS ROLE HAS BEEN FILLED.
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Storytelling Specialist - $55-60,000 annually
The Storytelling Specialist will design outreach materials that vividly illustrate the urgency of our cause and the success of our work in many media, using data, photos, testimonials and narratives they collect from our network of 200 grantee programs across Canada. This role combines marketing, graphic design, and empathetic grantee liaising. To succeed in the role, the Storytelling Specialist will synthesize information quickly, stay organized, communicate persuasively, and bring empathy and intersectional awareness to all communications: in print, online, on the phone, on Zoom, and in person.
The role is full time (9-5 equivalent, flex hours), hybrid (self-determined according to personal preferences, and may be done fully remotely) and includes benefits.
Our office is one block from a subway station and has free parking for employees. It is on the traditional territory of many nations including the Anishnabeg, the Ojibwe, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. Our office is on the third floor, and the building has an elevator. There is a small lip at the entrance, and the doors are not powered, which will make it unfortunately difficult for wheelchair users (accommodations are possible). The bathrooms are gendered but very private, and a single-stall bathroom is available.
We are an equal-opportunity employer with a deep understanding of the barriers faced by marginalized people while job-hunting and in the workplace. We seek to make our office a safe, supportive space for our employees to bring their full selves and their needs to work.
If you believe you would thrive in this role, please apply even if your resume/work history does not "prove" your skills. There are so many people who could do this role excellently who have not yet been given the opportunity to use their true skills to their full potential, because they are early in their careers or because of the barriers of marginalization. Mazon sees you!
Applications are open on a rolling basis, and candidates under consideration will be contacted within 2 weeks of submission about scheduling an interview.
To be considered, your application must include:
a unique, relevant cover letter that references the job posting
2-3 references, available upon request or included
Storytelling Specialist: your design portfolio, or at least 3-5 examples of your graphic work
To apply, please email your application to our Executive Director, Izzy Waxman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.