• Legacy
    The Foundation's Legacy Challenge calls on donors to ensure the vibrancy and long-term sustainability of our community by leaving a gift in their estate plans and wills to create a living legacy.
  • Why Open An
    Endowment Fund?
    From promoting teen philanthropy and supporting specific agencies to honouring a beloved family member's life, the Foundation can help you achieve your personal philanthropic objectives

  • Tribute Cards
    Designed by artists from within the community, the cards are a wonderful way to connect with friends and loved ones, celebrate a Simcha or honour a solemn event.
  • Upcoming
    From Pearls of Wisdom to the Power Breakfast, the Foundation aims to foster and promote philanthropic giving.

The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation provides donors the vehicle to contribute to the long term financial stability and support of the needs of the agencies which serve the Ottawa Jewish Community


                  Employment Opportunity - Tribute Card Coordinator / Development Assistant

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Development at the Foundation, this position includes a wide range of organizational and administrative duties, which requires an efficient individual with superior organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The applicant will work as part of a small team of professionals, focusing on the day-to-day administration of the Foundation’s Tribute Card Program, while assisting with other Foundation and Campaign administrative activities.

The Tribute Card Coordinator/Development Associate is a 25 hour per week position. Please forward a resume and cover letter to our HR department at beckensviller@jccottawa.com no later than September 6th. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Qualifications and duties include:

  • Act as a primary point of contact for the Foundation office through reception
  • Respond to telephone and electronic correspondence from donors, providing professional service to all callers/donors
  • Develop new business through outreach to new and potential Tribute card users for holiday cards
  • Assist with events as needed (i.e.: occasional need for after business hours)

Foundation / Tribute Card Specific Responsibilities

  • Inputting of Tribute Card donation requests
  • Preparing Tribute Cards for distribution/ mailing
  • Preparing daily bank deposits and processing credit card payments
  • Preparing weekly donation summary reports for Foundation Finance Department
  • Summarizing Tribute Card donations for publication in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin
  • Updating internal database for transactions, new fund accounts, address changes, etc.
  • Tracking and offering reminder services for regular Tribute Card donors 
  • Research other community Tribute Card programs for possible local enhancements

Federation / Annual Campaign Responsibilities

  • Assist the Campaign and Database Manager with all aspects of the Annual Campaign as required and as schedule permits
  • Ensure that the common areas of the office are tidy and present a professional image
  • Provide administrative support as necessary to all staff in the Foundation/Federation office
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Sales and business development skills and experience
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of the Ottawa Jewish community would be an asset
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Experience in office administration functioning as a contributing team member.
  • Accurate keyboarding and efficient proofreading skills
  • Computer skills with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office; experience with database and design software (e.g. Excel, Publisher, Adobe) an asset
  • Pleasant and courteous telephone manner with excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge and application of English grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • The successful candidate will possess a post-secondary education or equivalent related work experience in a busy office setting. 

    Position Summary PDF           Apply now at beckensviller@jccottawa.com 

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