Jewish National Fund Manitoba/Saskatchewan office is hiring a:

Program & Communications Coordinator

The main focus of the role is to create new and dynamic programming and to ensure that existing programs are being delivered successfully, meeting its mandate and generating profile, revenue and exposure for the JNF brand. In addition, the successful individual must exhibit the necessary training/education/experience in order to deliver communications related to website, e-newsletter and social media networking site programs.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • To ensure the delivery of programs and services; ongoing program development and measurable evaluation
  • Administration and management of volunteers including recruitment, training, orientation, supervision and appreciation
  • Work cooperatively with the Office Administrator in the development and management of the JNF’s contact database and maintain up-to-date records (e.g. members, donors, sponsors, in-kind supporters, professional contacts, media contacts, event attendees, project funders etc.)
  • Provide planning, organization, promotion and administration for events (board meetings, strategic planning sessions, fundraisers etc.)
  • Keeping website current with regular information-gathering, postings and updates, and forwarding updates to the web administrator
  • Work cooperatively with the Executive Director & Office Administrator in the smooth functioning of the office and daily operations
  • Research funding opportunities, submitting grants and proposals
  • Work cooperatively with the Executive Director in the development of an annual fundraising plan/ initiatives
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director


  • Work cooperatively with Executive Director in developing, implementing and evaluating communications strategies and programs
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining content of website
  • Assist with the operations and promotions of all major JNF events & campaigns
  • Design all communications materials related to events, campaigns, programs, etc. using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Administration of public relations (sending out press releases, public service announcements, updating media contacts list, etc) and outreach & education events/activities
  • Assist JNF Canada’s Communications and Social Media Manager in creating social media content specific to Manitoba & Saskatchewan
  • Have working knowledge of JNF policies, procedures and internal workings- Assist Executive Director in communications with media & community (i.e. promoting events & campaigns, etc)
  • Assist JNF’s National Art Director in producing graphic materials for JNF branches across Canada


  • Create E-newsletter to be sent out monthly to all members of our community with direct links to our website to keep them informed
  • Develop resource library with system posted on website to further benefit the JNF community
  • Attend workshops and conferences to refine communication skills and knowledge
  • Work collaboratively with other Jewish organizations to deliver events and initiatives that further the goals of our organization
  • Attend JNF Board Meetings, attend meetings and/or review Board minutes of other sub-committees to stay informed with what is going on within the community


  • Degree in relevant field or relevant training and experience
  • Experience working within the not-for-profit sector/community-based organizations
  • Graphic Design skills and proficiency in the use of Adobe CS6
  • Experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Experience in fund development and fundraising
  • Ability to multi-task, manage tight deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized with strong administrative skills
  • Professional and responsible with sensitive and confidential issues
  • Strong communication skills
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the Jewish community

Reports To: Executive Director

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to  Please reference the job title, Program & Communications Coordinator, in the email subject line. Deadline for submission is by October 27, 2017


Founded in 1901, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) is proud of more than a century of accomplishments. Since its inception, the JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader, planting over 240 million trees, constructing more than 200 reservoirs & dams and developing over 250,000 acres of land, as well as providing infrastructure for over 1000 communities in Israel. Recognized by the United Nations as an NGO (a non- governmental organization), the JNF continues to work to develop partnerships with a number of government and professional organizations to further cooperative relationships, conduct research, share technical expertise and obtain educational exchanges.