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Date: July 20, 2023
Reporting to: Senior Director Marketing and Development
Start Date: ASAP
Position: Full-time 

The Organization
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is a non-profit human rights organization committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and education.

The Opportunity
FSWC seeks an experienced and motivated individual to lead our programming initiatives. The Program and Events Lead will be responsible for creating and leading innovative and inspiring programming to engage and grow our footprint across Canada.
·       Oversee the promotion, implementation, and evaluation of our outreach programs both virtual and in-person, ensuring alignment with FSWC strategy
·       Design from concept to execution innovative programs that provide meaningful, authentic opportunities to confront hatred and intolerance
·       Create engaging and stimulating programs and opportunities, with a particular focus on community engagement, families of Holocaust survivors, and young professionals (generationNOW)
·       Support where needed for FSWC’s marquee events, State of the Union and Spirit of Hope
·       Manage and support for CanadaSummer Jobs interns
·       Collect, record and present program statistical information and program performance indicators to share in with key stakeholders.
·       Seek out and develop new partnership opportunities to continue the important work of the organization
·       Represent FSWC and network actively with stakeholders, staying abreast of the work of other organizations, government initiatives and policies, and actively participate in key events, workshops, and forums

You are Someone with: 
·      Demonstrated experience in event management and program creation and execution.
·      A knowledge and understanding of Holocaust education, the fight against hate, discrimination and antisemitism and the protection and advancement of human rights nationally and globally.
·       Superior relationship-building and communication skills ensuring the ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders at all levels. Excellent attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
·       Demonstrated skills in negotiating complex service contracts with public, private and community organizations and developing business plans.
·       Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.
·       Self-motivated and decisive with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands.
·       Strong organizational, assessment and time management skills; including budgetary experience,     accountability and reliability; and the ability to work effectively and independently under the pressure of tight timelines, competing priorities and emergent issues.

What you Bring: 
·      5+ years of event planning and programming experience using proven strategies and measuring results against key metrics, both specific to the organization and benchmarked against industry standards.
·       A proven track record in the design, implementation, and execution of successful programming
·       Experience in designing programs specific for outreach with young professionals

Applicants should send a cover letter and resumé to Nicole Staffen at nstaffen@pesceassociates.com by August 14. Please reference “Program and Events Lead” in the subject line.

FSWC welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. We encourage applications from individuals within the employment equity categories. FSWC is committed to equity and diversity, and to a positive, supportive working environment. Please let us know should you require accommodation during any part of this recruitment process.

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