Project Manager
 Job Description 

Overview 

Founded July 27th, 1973, Ben-Gurion University Canada (BGUC) is a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness and runs programming within Canada in support of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). Ben-Gurion University Canada plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion’s vision: creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community, and sharing the University’s expertise locally and around the globe. 

What we do 

Ben-Gurion University Canada (BGUC) elevates awareness, strengthens donor bonds, and raises funds for the University and the Negev across Canada. We showcase BGU’s academic excellence and groundbreaking research to individuals, foundations, organizations, and the media. Activities include a series of educational programs and events, and informative digital and print communications that feature BGU’s world renowned faculty. 

Reports to: Ben-Gurion University Canada Executive Director in Toronto

The Role 

The role of the Project Manager requires a combination of autonomy, focus and organizational skills in order to complete the various tasks of this job in a timely manner. We are seeking a highly resourceful individual with superior interpersonal skills, self-motivation and strong analytical abilities. This is both a facilitative and administrative role requiring a high degree of confidentiality and discretion. If you have a knowledge of and passion for Israel and/or scientific research this is the job for you. Join an outstanding “lean” team of professionals who are achieving record breaking results in fundraising, event diversification and team building. 

Qualifications: 

  • A post-secondary degree ideally with a business, systems or organizational/community development focus 
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in an office environment with at least 3 years experience in event planning and supporting a senior executive 
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment and build rapport with lay leaders and donors
  • Ability to work independently, while maintaining the highest-degree of alignment to Executive Director’s vision and strategic imperatives
  • Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to amplify key strategic messages across an organization and share skills/knowledge with others
  • Ability to think strategically and analytically in order to implement and evaluate plans
  • Demonstrate the highest degree of confidentiality and discretion when addressing sensitive issues
  • Advanced knowledge of Donor Perfect (DP) an asset
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of all MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) 
  • Fundraising experience is an asset
  • Willingness to learn new operating systems and/or programs 
  • Strong writing skills

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee different fundraising and awareness projects as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Produce and provide administrative support for all in-person and virtual events throughout the year
  • Provide administrative support for all Board and fundraising committee meeting including writing chairs notes, scheduling, attending meetings and taking minutes
  • Support relationships with staff, donors and lay leaders by initiating correspondence for donations, events, recognition etc.
  • Oversee our donor database, Donor Perfect (DP), and our e-blast program, Constant Contact as you will be the key person running reports and sending out eblasts
  • Other Duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Additional Requirements

  • Must be an independent, self-starter who requires minimal direction yet is adept in building collaborative working relationships 
  • Creative thinker, discerning, exercises sound judgement, and maintains confidentiality
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Attendance at some morning, evening and Sunday meetings is required 
  • Willingness to work closely with a large team of leadership volunteers 

Classification: 

Full-time, permanent position. Excellent compensation and benefits. 

To apply for this position, please submit resume and cover letter to BGU Canada Executive Director, Shimmy Wenner at shimmywenner@bengurion.ca 

Only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. BGU Canada is an equal opportunity employer.