PJ Library® and Family Engagement Coordinator


Job Description:


PJ Library and Family Engagement Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing a monthly calendar of PJ offerings for new and existing PJ families, both solo and in collaboration with community partners.
  • Active outreach and engagement with innovative, age appropriate tween programs.
  • Connect with families who have welcomed a new baby, provide them with Shalom Baby gift bags, register for PJ Library, and host regular baby group.
  • Facilitate bi-weekly Tot Shabbat using a hybrid model of virtual and in person.
  • Manage database/registration/subscription system including address changes, returned mail and approval/denial of new enrollments, reporting, attend virtual meet ups and online webinars.
  • Manage Harold Grinspoon Foundation invoices.
  • Create and distribute monthly newsletter and develop other promotional materials.
  • Regular contact with PJ families to connect them with community programming.
  • Facebook page maintenance and engagement.
  • Contribute to the Federation/JCC Engagement Team as a whole, and partner/collaborate with other programmers and community agencies.


Candidate requirements:

  • Intimate understanding of the needs of Calgary’s young Jewish families.
  • Experience in thematic programming.
  • Fundraising and stewardship experience (preferred).
  • Warm and welcoming demeanor, positive attitude.
  • Extensive knowledge of Jewish holidays and traditions, including kashrut and general theology.
  • Experience working with preschool and elementary aged children.
  • Pluralistic approach to Jewish engagement.
  • Open to working Sundays and evenings, episodically.


Please email a detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to Danielle Braitman by February 4, 2022.