Position Description

Advocacy Manager
Location Western Hillel
City London
State/Territory Ontario
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Advocacy Manager

Western Hillel

Role Overview

The Advocacy Manager is an integral part of the local campus team whose primary focus is on the advocacy initiatives of Hillel’s student leaders. The Advocacy Manager will be responsible for coordinating and implementing Hillel Ontario's advocacy strategy on a local campus level and will play an integral role in managing, both proactively and reactively, advocacy-related issues on campus. The Advocacy Manager will cultivate relationships with Jewish and non-Jewish student leadership in pursuit of Hillel’s advocacy objectives.

This opportunity is available at Western Hillel in London, ON.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Create and execute a proactive advocacy strategy for the local campus, identifying specific goals and measurable objectives, in partnership with the Campus Director, and with support from Hillel Ontario’s Director, Advocacy and Issues Management.
  • Work collaboratively with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Hillel’s primary advocacy partner.
  • Collaborate with other Jewish and/or Israel advocacy organizations on and off campus to further Hillel’s strategic advocacy objectives and strengthen organizational relationships. 
  • Provide support to Jewish and non-Jewish students affiliated with Hillel in pursuit of their advocacy interests, including working with them on their political advocacy interests, such as student political campaigns and referendums.
  • Prepare for, and respond effectively and strategically, to anti-Israel/anti-Semitic incidents on campus in collaboration with the Campus Director and Director, Advocacy and Issues Management
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of strategic campaigns to advance advocacy objectives.
  • Cultivate student leadership and mobilize students towards advocacy objectives on and off campus.
  • Take initiative and seek opportunities to advance Hillel’s advocacy strategy on campus.
  • Be able to regularly report on anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities on campus as requested.
  • Work closely with CJPAC Fellows & CIJA Interns on campus.
  • With support from Director, Advocacy and Issues Management, prepare program grant proposals and reports for CIJA.
  • Engage Jewish and non-Jewish students interested in advocacy and build strategic relationships with various stakeholders and clubs on campus.
  • Be an integral part of the team

What You Do Well

  • Have strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work in a collaborative, team environment.
  • Multi-task and troubleshoot effectively.
  • Have knowledge and experience with network management and social networking processes. 
  • Energy, versatility, flexibility and maturity.
  • Build effective and meaningful relationships with staff, university students, and community members.
  • Enjoy community organizing, campaigning and programming.
  • Maintain clear thinking and calm during times of crisis.


  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Demonstrated involvement in student government, political organizing or active engagement in campus life in university, with an understanding and appreciation for campus dynamics.
  • Ability to take initiative and collaborate with multiple team members.
  • Sophisticated written and verbal communication skills

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $42,000-50,000 commensurate with experience.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.

About Hillel Ontario

Hillel Ontario serves approximately 13,500 Jewish students across nine universities, and is the largest regional Hillel system in the world. A model for the Hillel movement, Hillel Ontario was created on October 1, 2015 and strives to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.

As part of its recently completed Strategic Plan (available for review upon request), Hillel Ontario is in the process of expanding its campus-based resources to include multiple on campus advocacy professionals that can support the local Hillel team in achieving Hillel Ontario and CIJA’s shared objectives. To that end, Hillel Ontario’s advocacy goal is to enhance the quality of Jewish student life by advancing the public interests of Jewish students on campus. This includes maintaining strategic external relationships, as well as building and cultivating new ones, while also monitoring and responding to a variety of issues relating to Jewish student life. This also includes partnering with, and offering support to the broader student community relative to issues of shared values and interest.

About Hillel International

In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.

Hillel Ontario is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

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