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#UJS100 Project Coordinator - UJS

  • Location: NW London
  • Sector: Community
  • Salary: £80-£120 per day (4-6 month contract)
The Union of Jewish Students [UJS] are looking for an experienced event and project manager to coordinate our #UJS100 project, including a celebratory event on Sunday 16th June.

#UJS100 offers an exciting opportunity to celebrate 100 years of Jewish students leading, defending and enriching Jewish life on campus.
#UJS100 provides a perfect platform to showcase all that UJS, our J-Socs, and our alumni have achieved.
#UJS100 affords a unique prospect to strengthen UJS as a heritage brand and highlighting the bold and broad impact of UJS on campus, in our community, and throughout British society.

Working with our Communications and Fundraising Manager and a trustee who is leading on this initiative, the Project coordinator will direct and deliver a range of activity to celebrate 100 years of UJS.
The role will require creative and strategic thinking, organising events and projects, and overseeing messaging and marketing activities. The role will involve working with senior leaders, communal partners, UJS alumni and involve administration responsibilities.

Person specification: 

  • Highly organised, effective and independent working style
  • Able to combine strategic responsibilities with day-to-day and direct delivery
  • Excellent relationship building and partnership working skills
  • Social media management experience
  • I.T literate and competent with Microsoft
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with UJS and the Jewish Community in the UK
  • Previous experience combining a community engagement project with a history/archiving element
  • Familiarity with working with press
  • Experience with managing events
  • Experience of website management
#UJS100 Event
Purpose of the event:
  • To celebrate 100 years of UJS’ achievements
  • To establish UJS as ‘An engine of Jewish communal leadership’
  • To engage hundreds of alumni and raise awareness to support immediate and longer-term fundraising
100 faces of UJS supplement: Working with a small team of volunteers, the coordinator will curate this piece and support the communications manager in working with a press partners to distribute the supplement.
UJS history project/Exhibition: Sourcing, collecting and curating UJS and J-Soc memories, photos, campaign leaflets, artefacts and memorabilia. This may include an exhibition at JW3, will certainly support a “memory lane” exhibit on 16th June, and should be captured digitally for engaging people online around the centenary year and then serve as a useful archive on UJS. Alumni and digital engagement: Working with volunteers recruited at December 2018 introduction event, the coordinator will support our Communications and Fundraising Manager to ensure that we are contacting and building relationships with hundreds of UJS and J-Soc alumni throughout the year and to support recruitment for the 16th June event. They will also support Facebook Groups to be created engaging past members and staff who can share experiences, images and conversations. Other creative online promotion to be created such as an interactive quiz. E.g. Who’s older, UJS or the NUS, or the NHS, or Israel?

Jewish News: The coordinator will work with alumni, journalists and commentators to develop and place article and opinion pieces. This could include ‘where are they now’ on past UJS and J-Soc leaders. ‘Then and Now’ feature exploring Jewish student life throughout the last 100 years, 100 people to write 100 blogs (or more likely 10 people to each write one blog with 10 examples) highlighting key events/developments (e.g. Shimon Peres at NUS Conference).
The Jewish Chronicle: Using the style of wedding announcements, we create a feature with wedding photos and short story on how they met and what they went on to do.
Jewish Telegraph – special feature to coincide with 17th July/Manchester where first four J-Socs came together to form IUJF (what became UJS) in 1919.