Manager, Strategic Operations

The CJPME Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about the organization’s mission and who wants to play a major role in its growth and influence.  

Manager, Strategic Operations – CJPME Foundation

Start date:



Montreal, QC


Full time (but part-time

could be considered)

Job Category:



Manager, Strategic Operations

Relevant Work Experience:

2+ Years

Career Level:

Commensurate with experience & qualifications

Education Level:

University Degree, with preference for degrees in journalism, political science, or media/communications


Non-profit sector


Daytime hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The CJPME Foundation is a registered Canadian charity established in 2013 whose mission is to educate Canadians about human rights and aboriginal rights, in Canada and internationally.  Currently a small organization, the Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about the organization’s mission and who wants to play a major role in its growth and influence.  

The successful candidate will define and build the CJPME Foundation’s public presence based on the policy and outputs they develop.  The successful candidate will be multi-talented and flexible – able to contribute creatively in several different ways. The position requires skills in media, analysis, strategy, critical thinking and writing, public relations, communications and management. 

Position Role:

  • Manager, Media Operations
    • To create, implement and oversee the Foundation’s strategy for media/community monitoring and education
    • To create and implement the Foundation’s communications strategy, including email and social media presence
    • To perform necessary research (and manage other researchers) for successful media/community monitoring and education campaigns 
    • To develop productive and responsive relationships with media/community contacts at all levels
    • To develop and maintain strategic media/community assets (contact lists, etc.)
    • To help shape branded communications, marketing materials, press releases, event marketing, customer messaging and coordinating press analyst relations.
  • Manager, Organizational Operations:
    • In conjunction with the Foundation’s Secretary (Thomas Woodley) and the Board, and in alignment with the charitable purposes of the Foundation, to determine and implement the vision of the Foundation
    • To represent and promote the CJPME Foundation, its outputs and its projects.  As of March, 2021, this includes humanitarian fundraising projects, research outputs, exhibitions and Amnesty-style human rights campaigns.
    • To build strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations

The qualified candidate will work closely with, and report to, the Foundation’s Secretary. 

Bilingual candidates will have an advantage, as part of the CJPME Foundation’s constituency is uni-lingual French.  

Additional Job Details:

Manager, Media Operations

  • Media Research
    • To evolve techniques, manual and automated, to survey relevant Canadian discourse
    • To evolve a tracking system and library of problematic discourse and content producers
    • To evolve a practical “response strategy” where common discourse shortcomings are easily identified and responded to, in conjunction with supporting research
    • To develop and maintain professional and productive relationships that enable the Foundation to influence the Canadian discourse and content producers
  • Education through Media Advocacy
    • To evolve productive strategies to address shoddy Canadian journalism and educate both the Canadian public and media. Such strategies would involve:
    • Directly contacting media reps to correct/address media misinformation
    • Publicizing official communications written to media to correct/address media misinformation
    • Organizing targeted campaigns of volunteers to correct/address media misinformation (TBD: Media Centre)
    • Working with the National Newsmedia Council and provincial press councils to advocate media accountability on key files
    • To showcase and publicize the media education work of the Foundation, via the Website and social media

Manager, Organizational Operations

  • Management
    • Cultivate and manage relations with partner organizations, local leaders and volunteers
    • Manage the interviewing and hiring of staff and interns
    • Manage staff and interns
  • Administration
    • Maintain and update organizational processes and templates
    • Handle communications from donors, members, public


The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • Native language skills in English, spoken and written.  Bi-lingualism (English-French) would be a huge asset. 
  • Track record of published pieces covering public policy, media and related topics.
  • Strong familiarity and understanding of Canada’s ongoing problem of systemic racism against Indigenous, Black, Muslim, and other minorities. 
  • Strong knowledge of international humanitarian law, and international human rights law.
  • Strong academic knowledge of Middle East history, culture and politics.
  • Track record and demonstrable experience in media relations together with strong media contacts.
  • Wide knowledge of, and demonstrable interest in the media business and how it operates
  • Understanding of Canadian politics, and experience communicating with elected representatives.
  • Self-Motivated: must be able to work independently and self-direct over potentially long periods
  • Possesses an advanced degree of creativity, imagination, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Multi-tasker: must be able to work on different assignments in parallel.
  • Productive, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Experience and ease with all Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) 
  • Savvy with all contemporary media tools and platforms (e.g. social media, productivity tools, etc.)
  • Self confident and comfortable working with people of diverse backgrounds and different age groups
  • Excellent customer relations skills, in-person and over the phone
  • Friendly, works well others of different backgrounds

How to apply? 

Interested candidates should send their CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

Note: Please do not call. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.

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  • Thomas Woodley
    published this page in Careers 2022-01-10 12:03:28 -0500