Associate Director, Advocacy

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Management / Executive
  • Member Relations
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)N/A2018-12-202019-02-12

The Associate Director, Advocacy (ADA) assists the organization’s leader in locating and responding to emerging issues relating to the organization’s mission and mandate. This position requires diplomacy and heightened awareness about national and international matters affecting the Jewish community. This position brings together awareness about geo-political implications; about Israel vis-à-vis Canada and the rest of the world; and about the history of the Jewish people, including thorough knowledge about the Holocaust. 

The ADA is continually in touch with law enforcement, with governments at all levels and with the media in an effort to probe and monitor concerns affecting the Jewish community – particularly antisemitism, hate and intolerance.  This includes countering campaigns on university campuses and including institutionalized racism and antisemitism which is promoting boycott campaigns and defamatory campaigns against Israel – the Jewish state. 

The ADA does not act alone and is not the spokesperson for the organization.  However she/he plays a vital role in uncovering facts, strategizing a response and implementing that response accordingly. The ADA monitors issues across Canada and speaks to community leaders across the country to collect information and build consensus regarding counter action taken to stem the tide of antisemitism, hate and intolerance. 

The ADA builds consensus in the Jewish community and among organizations where possible. Helps build strong initiatives for FSWC and participates in the education of donors and supporters in advocacy.  The ADA works with students on campuses across the country and community leaders and helps provide them resources accordingly. 

When required, the ADA builds and implements programs for the FSWC to create greater awareness; assists in all required FSWC activities and initiatives and looks to providing initiatives and assistance as necessary.

Success in this position will be determined through a strengthening of advocacy at FSWC and response and reaction to issues and events in a timely way.  Cooperation with colleagues in all areas is a must to support all activities of the organization. 

Please submit resume and cover letter to Elise Korne at