The Jewish Federation of Ottawa, through its collaborative community planning process and Annual Campaign, raises and allocates funds to provide life-saving, life-changing and life-enhancing experiences for Jews in Ottawa, Israel and around the globe. The Federation works to translate Jewish values into social action through four pillars: building, educating, helping, and supporting.
With almost $80 million assets under management, the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation provides donors with the opportunity to provide long term financial support for Jewish Ottawa and actively promotes legacy giving and endowments.
Working seamlessly together, the organizations are committed to Jewish values and ensuring that future generations are engaged and educated.
Jewish Ottawa has an exceptional opportunity for a passionate, visionary executive with strong engagement, fundraising and strategic management skills to lead and develop a vibrant and dynamic Jewish community. Jewish Ottawa is seeking a CEO who will build on its strengths and help shape its vision for the future. Reporting to Federation and Foundation’s Boards of Directors, the President & CEO is the chief professional officer for Jewish Ottawa, performing all executive functions. This leader will provide vision, management, and strategic direction toward the fulfilment of the mission and goals of Federation and Foundation. Leading a team of 35 people, the CEO will work closely with the executive team and boards of directors to implement the organizations’ missions and attain its vision, while staying true to its Jewish values.
The successful candidate will have the skills and ability to lead staff and volunteers working in an environment of collaborative planning and program delivery, while simultaneously building a vision for growing philanthropy within the Jewish community.
The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with groups and individuals, with the ability to convey organizational and communal issues clearly, build consensus around emerging trends and issues, and recommend and guide decisive action.
Located in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, Ottawa’s 15,000 person Jewish community is vibrant, engaged and excited to continue building the Jewish Superhighway of meaningful Jewish experiences and journeys, with nobody left behind. They have a mix of diverse age ranges with a large baby-boomer population and many children and young adults. Close to one-third of the people in the community are under the age of 25.
Jewish Ottawa is vibrant, welcoming and affordable. Ottawa offers all the amenities of Jewish communal life: wonderful Jewish schools, Kosher food, vibrant synagogues, an active Jewish Community Centre, and so much more. There are also 12 synagogues, which include the Chabad, Modern Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist branches of Judaism.
At its heart is the Jewish Community Campus, which is located in the west end at Broadview and Kerr Avenues. The campus is home to the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation, the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, the InfoCentre, Ottawa Jewish Archives, The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge (a long-term senior’s care facility), the Ottawa Jewish Community School, and Tamir (main office and day program facilities for adults with developmental disabilities).
Ottawa: Canada’s National Capital
Ottawa is Canada’s capital and a dynamic city of over one million people. It is located in the province of Ontario and is a city steeped in the richness of Canadian history and culture. Ottawa’s robust economy centres on two major sectors – high technology and the federal government and related services. Both sectors offer high-paying jobs for knowledge workers in a stable environment and account for 37% of Ottawa's total gross domestic product (GDP). Home to world-class museums, galleries, live performances, festivals and Winterlude, there is always something to discover. Ottawa is an active city all year round. Summer offers an impressive number of outdoor hiking, biking and walking trails that connect neighbourhoods and suburbs. In winter, Ottawa boasts the world’s longest skating rink and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal. Ski resorts, cottages and wilderness are all within an hour’s drive. The nation’s capital houses many embassies, consulates and missions, adding an international character to the city. With so many cultures mingling and mixing, Ottawa has an impressive variety of restaurants and cultural diversity that is second to none. As Canada’s capital, it is highly cosmopolitan and yet maintains the friendliness, affordability and ease of a smaller city.
A detailed position profile is available upon request.
Siegel Executive Search Solutions Inc., member of the Executive Search Alliance, is advising Jewish Ottawa on the basis of an exclusive consulting assignment.
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