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Executive Management

Director of Endowment Development

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is looking for a committed, creative and experienced development professional ready to help set a course for building and growing a vibrant Jewish community for the 21st century. We have an immediate opening for a Director of Endowment Development (Director). This individual will work closely with the Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Planning and Services to direct programs for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of legacy donors who will be making gifts and plans for legacies that will impact the community forever.

The Director will join a team of seasoned fundraising professionals, currently about to launch a Centennial Campaign, as The Associated’s approaches its 100th anniversary, to ensure that the Jewish community continues to flourish. Discover where vision, creativity, and talent come together.

Essential Duties and Responsibilties:

Incumbent will successfully develop and implement annual and long-range plans for all aspects of donor development in close collaboration with Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Planning and Services, the entire Development Team, Board leadership and other key stakeholders.

Additionally, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Use the donor database to identify qualified legacy prospects, including past leadership and long-time givers.
  • Manage development leads and steward a portfolio of endowment donors and prospects, including working with Associated Women to integrate women’s endowments into women’s philanthropy.
  • Develop a comprehensive approach to implement the Harry Greenstein Legacy Society.
  • Plan and coordinate programs and events for Harry Greenstein Legacy Society and Circle of Giving (long-term givers society).
  • Inform prospects of the basic elements of planned giving, and, as applicable, work closely with donors and their professional advisors to help implement gift plans.
  • Cultivate and solicit prospects for Annual Campaign Endowment and Lion of Judah Endowment.
  • Coordinate and staff related volunteer committees.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Master's preferred.
  • Minimum of five years' successful experience in major gifts, endowment development or fundraising, Jewish Federation of related Jewish Agency preferred.
  • Understanding of planned giving legal instruments preferred.
  • Superior interpersonal skills; highly adept at creating and maintaining relationships wtih diverse groups.
  • Must be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Be receptive of guidance from others.
  • Exceptional oral communication and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple high-level projects at once.
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs.
  • Committed to the mission, vision and values of The Associated.

This job ad is not intended to be an all-inclusive job description and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management as required. 

Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter to resume@associated.org or mail to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Human Resources Department, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, 21215. 

Chief Financial Officer

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI), an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is currently seeking a full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO is responsible for all finance and accounting functions of CHAI. In addition to daily operational accounting responsibilities, The CFO will manage the annual audit, budget and investments for CHAI, as well as work closely with CHAI’s Housing Development and Asset Management Departments. The CFO will work under the general supervision of the Executive Director and will show initiative, exercise independent judgment, and will be able to apply critical thinking skills.

Qualified candidates will be a CPA with a minimum of 5 years’ experience and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a management role. Proficiency with MIP accounting systems, demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and fund accounting, and experience in business management and managing investment funds is preferred. The ideal candidate must be able to work with a diverse group of people and complete tasks with minimal direction from management and board members.

Qualified candidates should submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to resume@associated.org or mail to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Human Resources Department, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, 21215.

 

Chief Executive Officer

The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization forward with skill, creativity and a deep passion for Jewish learning. The ideal candidate is an articulate professional with a talent for engaging Jews in lifelong Jewish learning and enriching Jewish life. The successful candidate is a resourceful leader who encourages collaboration and advocates for innovation in formal and informal Jewish learning in the community. This candidate seeks to broaden the reach and visibility of CJE in the Baltimore Jewish community to enhance participation in Jewish life and learning.

About CJE

With a proud history of more than 90 years serving the Baltimore Jewish community, CJE is an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore that meets the challenges and opportunities of today’s Jewish world by promoting and facilitating lifelong learning that nurtures Jewish identity and strengthens Jewish community. CJE focuses on three distinct service areas, developing expertise and national recognition in Jewish Educational Engagement, Professional Development and Educational Services, and Israel Education and Advocacy. CJE encourages and empowers Jewish growth for individuals and families with the goal of promoting greater participation in Jewish communal life by providing meaningful Jewish learning experiences. CJE prides itself on a wide range of strategic partnerships to promote inclusive Jewish learning across the broad spectrum of our diverse Jewish community.

About Baltimore

Baltimore boasts a vibrant Jewish community comprised of approximately 93,000 Baltimore County and City Jewish residents. CJE is the lead Jewish educational agency of The Associated, which is approaching its centennial year in 2020. It is part of a network of educational, social services and other non-profit organizations which, together offer a wide range of human service and Jewish identity-building programs. Baltimore’s Jewish community is unique in the close relationships that exist between its many organizations and in the caliber of lay and professional leaders who value strong and enduring partnerships.

Responsibilities:

  • Is an articulate spokesperson for Jewish education in the Baltimore Jewish community.
  • Provides leadership to CJE Board and staff to create, communicate and implement CJE's mission, vision and values.
  • Works in partnership with the Board to develop strategic directions, policies, annual priorities and assessment of Board effectiveness and growth.
  • Builds on CJE's culture of excellence, responsiveness and innovation while motivating and promoting teamwork among members of the management team and staff.
  • Oversees general operations of CJE, including the delegation of responsibilities to senior staff members and ensures that there are appropriate structures in place for supervision and accountability to assure smooth and efficient operations.
  • Works with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to develop and implement the annual budget and all financial reporting responsibilities (including annual financial reports); works with the Finance Committee to ensure that its members review all financial policies and reports; ensures that appropriate financial reports are provided to the Board and to The Associated on a regular basis.
  • Evaluates CJE programs and services to ensure continued excellence and relevance to the CJE agenda.
  • Stewards relationships with potential and current funders for CJE.

Qualifications:

  • Is a thoughtful, visionary Jewish educational leader.
  • Has a strong foundation in and knowledge of Jewish primary and secondary texts.
  • Demonstrates superior skill in teaching and communicating Jewish content.
  • Is a well-read, creative professional with knowledge of current Jewish educational trends and programs.
  • Possesses excellent relational and communications skills.
  • Is a team player and exhibits a unique ability to speak to and gain the trust of the entire community regardless of religious orientation, affiliation or level of observance.
  • Has a proven track record of managing staff, with a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.
  • Has experience leading and navigating organizational change.
  • Has experience working with lay committees or boards.
  • Has excellent leadership skills including vision, follow-through and responsiveness.
  • Has fundraising and grants administration experience with an emphasis on stewarding foundation relationships.
  • Has facility with budget planning and administration.
  • Has a Master's Degree (preferred), or equivalent experience.

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to resume@associated.org or The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Human Resources Department, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.

 

Interim Executive Director

The Jewish Federation of Howard County is seeking an Interim Executive Director to assume leadership for the organization while assessing current operations, staffing and governance and to develop recommendations for future success. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with specific expertise as an interim who leads confidently, collaboratively, and with thoughtful innovation; seeks excellence in all aspects of work and is a consummate professional in all interpersonal interactions whether in person or in writing. The successful candidate will also possess superior listening, learning and management skills and will be able to engage board members, donors and key lay leaders that help the Federation to achieve its mission. S/he will be able to oversee the Annual Campaign and develop strategies to grow or augment fundraising activities.

Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Partner with the board and staff to assess current operational capabilities.
  • Validate strategic priorities for the Federation.
  • Support and advise the board and staff in dealing with transition and change.
  • Create recommendation(s) for future organizational structure and staffing which align with strategy priorities for the Federation.
  • Demonstrate an ability to build alignment and commitment.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the Federation and effectively represent its mission, as well as, its goals and services to the board, staff, and current and prospective supporters.
  • Develop partnerships with a wide range of organizations and individuals throughout the Jewish community as well as in the community at large.

Fundraising

  • Evaluate Annual Campaign strategy and success.
  • Create recommendations to augment current fundraising activities.
  • Cultivate new donors and steward existing donors.

Management

  • Build effective and trusting relationships with staff.
  • Ensure that day-to-day operations, finances and programs are effectively administered.
  • Serve as professional partner to the Board of Directors working collaboratively to support its responsibility for strategic direction-setting for the Federation.
  • Work with the board and staff to ensure a smooth, seamless transition to successor.

Financial Oversight

  • Review and evaluate current financial systems.
  • Ensure financial controls remain in place and communicate with the board about operational or situational challenges facing the organization.
  • Maintain a budgeting process, financial planning and evaluation of the financial impact of programs.
  • Identify and expand resource development opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Experience working as a senior executive in an interim role.
  • Experience leading and managing through significant organizational change.
  • Experience as a non-profit executive; working within the Jewish community preferred.
  • A Bachelor's Degree required; minimum 8 years' senior level management experience; non-profit management preferred.
  • Higher education degree in relevant field is preferred.
  • Proven strong leadership, supervisory, organizational, financial and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Team player who excels in working collaboratively.

Interested candidates can send resume to resume@associated.org or The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Human Resources Department, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties.

 

Community Services

Senior Director
Stoler Early Childhood Center, JCC of Greater Baltimore

The leadership of the JCC of Greater Baltimore seeks a dynamic, change agent with a dedication to excellence in Early Childhood Education (ECE) to grow its Early Childhood program from a legacy ECE into a leader in early childhood learning and family engagement. The Senior Director of the Stoler Early Childhood Center will be a life-long learner with the ability to build a strong team of educators, professionals and lay leadership around a vision of excellence, creativity and family-oriented culture.

The Position

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer of the JCC, the Senior Director will provide strategic, hands on leadership to the Stoler Early Childhood Education Center and will nurture the community of ECE families to cultivate strong engagement among students, parents, and the JCC community. The successful candidate will share the JCC’s vision for a fully enrolled, thriving ECE which is committed to community building, family engagement, and serving the educational needs of the students from all backgrounds. Supervising the Program/Noah’s Ark Director as well as an office administrator, a nurse and all teaching and specialist staff, s/he will be the key driver and architect of all strategies concerning curriculum development, marketing, recruitment, staff development and training. The Senior Director will manage all aspects of personnel, budget and management of all ECE programs. The Senior Director will work closely with the Parents Association, the ECE Advisory Committee as well as other JCC committees as necessary to build solid relationships within related areas of the JCC (e.g. Parenting, Family Engagement). S/he will take a leadership role and participate in community wide holidays, activities, and events. The individual who serves in this year-round position will function as an integral member of the JCC’s Senior Director Team.

Responsibilities

Change Management

  • Evaluate, determine and mold the philosophy and direction of the ECE program.
  • Assess school needs, and identify/create unique, innovative curriculum and programming to support an educational philosophy to build a culture of excellence.
  • Engage in curriculum development and implementation of teaching plans rooted in Jewish values, the rhythm of the Jewish calendar and implementation of the Sheva framework.
  • Collaborate with lay and professional leadership in developing goals and objectives of the school.

Building Community

  • Collaborate with colleagues to promote JCC vision and to encourage continued family involvement in the JCC pre and post ECE.
  • Ensure ECE representation in JCC-wide initiatives including Jewish holiday programs and cultural celebrations.
  • Partner with leadership, the Parents Association and the JCC ECE Committee to achieve agreed upon goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate leadership to inspire parents, children and staff to engage fully in aspects of the program, creating an environment where life-long learning and family engagement is encouraged.
  • Work with teachers to integrate Jewish values and content into child and family learning and engagement.

School Administration and Management

  • Manage all programs of the Early Childhood Education Department to achieve annual goals and objectives in alignment with JCC mission.
  • Develop marketing and recruitment plans to achieve full enrollment in ECE programs.
  • Develop and monitor annual budget throughout the year and ensure financial targets.
  • Hire, train, evaluate and motivate teachers and professional staff.
  • Supervise the professional and administrative staff including recruitment, personnel management, professional development and evaluation.
  • Ensure consistent compliance to Maryland State Licensing regulations.

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in Early Childhood Education, JCC's and/or supervising large programs.
  • Master's Degree (preferred) in Early Childhood, Jewish Education, Business of Jewish Communal Leadership.
  • Strong Judaic background and knowledge of Jewish culture.
  • Commitment to programmatic and administrative excellence.
  • Demonstrated track record of leadng culture change and/or business turn around.
  • Demonstrated team leadership and ability and desire to connect with community.
  • Experience in creating a family-centric, welcoming, meaningful and problem solving culture for children, parents and teachers.
  • Ability to support teachers' understanding and integration of Jewish traditions and values within an educational context.
  • Ability to multitask the pedagogical, relational and administrative responsibilities of program direction and coordination.
  • Experience in the Sheva framework a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

For more information, please visit the job opening on the JCC's website. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to eceresumes@jcc.org.

JCC is an equal opportunity employer. EOE

Special Educator

SHEMESH, a program of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, is seeking a Master’s level special educator with experience in early childhood and elementary schools to provide classroom consultation and modeling, development and implementation of behavior plans, social skill instruction, teacher-coaching and parent education. Potential candidates will have 5+ years of work experience that includes classroom teaching, skill assessment, behavior management, and knowledge of the IEP process. This individual must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to develop and maintain relationships with school staff and family members. Experience in the planning and presentation of workshops for teachers and/or parents a plus. Familiarity with the Jewish day school system preferred.

To apply, please email a resume and references to Faye Friedman at ffriedman@shemeshbaltimore.org. Resumes can also be sent to SHEMESH, 5700 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 to the attention of Faye Friedman, Program Director.

Development 

Development Associate 

The Development Associate will serve a vital part of the Campaign Department, creating and implementing campaign strategies while addressing daily coordination of fundraising efforts. This professional is responsible for strategizing and setting goals with leadership and colleagues to implement programs and affinity based initiatives.

The individual in this position will be responsible for cultivating new donors, engaging volunteers, and increasing campaign dollars through a variety of fundraising initiatives, programs and events. The Development Associate will monitor, analyze and evaluate campaign activity to determine strengths, weakness and opportunities for enhancement. It is vital for this individual to stay on top of advancements and changes that are pertinent to raising money within the community. The individual will also partner with The Associated’s Marketing Department to form effective marketing, communications, and direct mailings.

Core Competencies:

  • Superior interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional oral  and written communication skills.
  • Organized, task-oriented, with excellent follow through.
  • Highly adept at handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and able to learn new database systems.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two to three years’ experience in fundraising and database management.
  • Successful track record in providing administrative support and customer service.
  • Strong knowledge of and commitment to the mission of The Associated; familiarity with Jewish culture is a plus.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to resume@associated.org.

 

Operations

Cook

As Cook, under the supervision of the Executive Chef, the employee is responsible for assisting in: the quality preparation, presentation and serving of all food; ensuring timeliness and appropriate quantities; and the maintenance of a clean, sanitary, organized, safe and efficient kitchen environment. This position will require weekend hours.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Three to five years of hands-on cooking experience and knowledge of kosher observance and Jewish style cooking.
  • Three years of experience preparing food in large quantities, for 50-250+ people.
  • Food service Sanitation Certificate (Serve Safe) issued by or accepted by the state of Maryland.
  • Experience in a hotel/retreat center a plus.

Task Dimensions:

  • Abide by kosher laws.
  • Cleaning/Sanitation.
  • Safety.
  • Food procurement, receiving and storage.
  • Inventory management.
  • Food production.
  • Guest service.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to resume@associated.org.

Facility Associate

The Pearlstone Center, located in Reisterstown, is seeking a part-time/on-call Facility Associate to assist in the day to day operations at the Center. The two main areas of this position include food service and overall care and appearance of the facility including: meeting rooms, common areas, dining areas, kitchen, lodging rooms, bathrooms, and storage areas.

Candidate will be called upon to participate in catering services including table setting, serving, light kitchen prep and clean-up. Responsibilities will also entail housekeeping duties that include, but are not limited to, sanitizing and restocking bathrooms, vacuuming, window cleaning, and making beds.

Candidate must be extremely organized, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and possess the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Exceptional customer service is a must. All candidates must have reliable transportation as no public transportation is nearby Center. 

This position does not include benefits. Work schedule is as need and flexible, but will not exceed eighteen hours per week. One year of similar work experience is helpful, but not required and willingness to learn about the kosher food service industry.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to resume@associated.org.

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