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Executive Management

Executive Director, Hillel of Towson University

Join Towson University Hillel as the Executive Director to help enrich students’ lives and shape the future of Jewish life on campus. You’ll oversee a strong organization that is the center for Jewish life and exploration on campus, and help students continue on their Jewish journeys while living and learning at Towson.

The Executive Director will build the strategy for engagement of all Jewish students on campus and support a pluralistic, dynamic organization. Under your leadership, Towson University Hillel will develop as a Hillel of excellence in partnership with all its key stakeholders. You’ll be able to chart a path for the Hillel on campus and develop key resources to help students thrive. You’ll be excellent in this role if you are passionate about leading a team, setting the strategic vision for your Hillel, developing human and financial resources, supporting students, and strengthening the ties between Hillel and your community. You’ll wake up each day (or at least most) and be genuinely excited about creating an inviting place that inspires students to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives. You’ll meet stakeholders, community members and students in many of the quaint eateries and coffee shops located in and around Towson, as well as on campus and volunteering in the local community. This is so much more than your average 9-to-5.

What You'll Do

  • Expand the engagement efforts to attract and engage Jewish students, increasing overall connections to Jewish life at Towson. Diversify campus partner relationships to reach students not currently connected to Jewish life. The Hillel program should model pluralism through unique offerings to include a multiplicity of Jewish backgrounds and interests.
  • Drive proven successes in financial resource development with the board and donors, and cultivate new funding streams. Utilize the 20th anniversary celebration of Towson Hillel as a springboard to increased donor engagement and relationship building.
  • Further develop and expand the current Towson Hillel board leadership through identifying key skill sets and attributes needed to diversify the board.
  • Generate a strategic vision with the Towson Hillel board as well as an execution plan for that vision.
  • Bridge and develop key strategic relationships with university departments at all levels to further the mission of Towson Hillel.
  • Understand and connect into the unique culture of Towson as well as the local community, including relationships with The Associated, local Jewish organizations, and Hillel International. Find opportunities for partnership and connection where these opportunities intersect with Hillel’s priorities.
  • Develop clear operational systems and data-driven reporting for the general management of the Hillel so that it operates efficiently and smoothly.
  • Nurture and manage the internal workings of the Hillel, including staff development and retention, as well as the external relationships to ensure a high level of productivity.
  • Act as a leader and convener of community every day, as well as during times of celebration and challenge.

What You've Accomplished

  • 5 – 8 years of professional work experience.
  • Experience in management roles in the Jewish or secular nonprofit, higher education, or mission drive organization world is a plus.
  • Past Hillel experience is a plus as well.
  • Success with:
    • Developing a strategic plan for an organization and executing that plan.
    • Managing a team of professionals to accomplish their best work.
    • Financial resource development, including executing annual fundraising campaigns, cultivation, stewardship, and major solicitation through in-person, print and online channels.
    • Stakeholder relations.
    • Fiscal budgeting and financial forecasting.
    • Inspiring interest in pluralistic, diverse Jewish life.
    • Building student engagement and leadership development programs and opportunities.
    • Developing collaborative initiatives through community organizing.
    • Creating and expanding boards and lay leadership.
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred. We will consider a range of candidates' experiences and credentials.

What You'll Bring to the Job

  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan, but you are willing to take risks and learn from your wins as well as your losses.
  • Capacity to create space for a diversity of perspectives and allow all voices of students to be heard.
  • Creative problem-solving strategies.
  • An inspiring presence which will help others to deepen their interest in Jewish life and a personal passion for Jewish life and Israel.
  • Strong relationship building skills and comfort working with diverse populations different than your own.
  • An attitude of pro active communication and collaboration across offices and agencies.
  • Expertise in leading complex conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is approachable and meets students at various points in their personal Jewish journey.

What You'll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Reitrement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.

About Towson University Hillel

Established in 1997 and located in the Jewish Activities Center in Newell Hall, Towson University Hillel is proud to be a strong presence on campus. With over 2,000 Jewish students Hillel’s goal is to create as many entry points as possible for Towson University’s diverse student population. Hillel strives to create a pluralistic Jewish community and a broad program that engages students around a variety of areas of Jewish life. Through Birthright Israel, Shabbat, Jewish learning, alternative breaks, community service, Israel programming and a wide array of social and community service programs. Towson University Hillel is set for tremendous growth in the next few years.

Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized among the nation's best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelors’, masters and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. With more than 21,000 students, Towson University is the second-largest public university in Maryland. Towson University is home to Baltimore Hebrew Institute. BHI is committed to supporting the education of Judaic scholars, educators, and communal professionals who exemplify excellence in their chosen fields. Towson is a training ground for Baltimore leaders and professionals, as many alumni remain in the community.

Baltimore boasts a vibrant Jewish community, centrally located with easy access to the Washington, DC and easy transportation to the New York area. It features a wide array of synagogues, Jewish pre-schools, day schools of every denomination, two Jewish community centers, kosher restaurants and a strong network of Jewish educational, cultural and social services. Baltimore has one of the strongest Jewish communities in the country, and The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is a strong supporter of Towson University Hillel. From a plethora of suburban synagogue communities to a dynamic downtown Jewish life, Towson University and Towson Hillel is…

  • Located in the center of Baltimore County, and surrounded by student housing, shopping, eateries, and more. Towson is one of the fastest growing cities in all of Maryland.
  • Recently named one of the top 15 campus for Jewish students.
  • Growing, with major new construction continuing both on and off campus to serve students.
  • A 20-minute drive from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, which includes waterside shops, restaurants and museums.
  • A 20-minute drive from the "hip" neighborhoods of Fells Point, Canton and Harbor East as well as the "Jewish Baltimore" neighborhoods.
  • A 15-minute drive from The Associated.

The Executive Director would not only be part of a small team of professionals at Towson, but join a ready-made community of practice of friendly colleagues at our sibling Baltimore Hillel campuses of Goucher, UMBC, and Johns Hopkins. There are many young Jewish professionals and lay leaders affiliated with The Associated, and its award-winning agencies and programs. Check out Impact, the Jewish Volunteer Connections, Charm City Tribe, Moishe House and more.

About Hillel International

In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.

Towson University Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

Apply for this position here.

 

Finance

Assistant Director of Accounting

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is in search of a responsible, resourceful, enthusiastic CPA or accountant with 3-5 years’ experience. This detail-oriented person will help oversee the accounting needs of one or more Baltimore-based charities. This includes budgeting, financial statement preparation and analysis, financial presentation to Boards, and related auditing and tax work.

The skills required for this position are detailed knowledge of full cycle accounting, ability to prepare and analyze data, and proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically MS Excel. He/she will need to communicate with people of all ages and at all professional levels. This position also requires office organizational skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform operational accounting functions to maintain accurate general ledgers.
  • Assist in preparing timely and relevant financial reports on a regular basis, including preparing and reviewing different schedules and sub-ledgers.
  • Prepare comparison reports between actual revenue/expenses and budgeted categories.
  • Preparing schedules, reports and back-up materials for the audits.
  • Assist audit firm staff in preparing IRS 990 for agencies as needed, including preparation of supporting schedules and working with agency staff to complete all questions on the IRS 990.
  • Assist in agency and program budget preparation; prepare reports as requested.
  • Analyzing and presenting financial reports to senior management, Board of Directors and lay leadership.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of education and practical work experience (minimum of 3 years of accounting experience.

Nice to Have:

  • CPA preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with Baltimore City contracts is a plus.

We hope you consider joining our team of talented and esteemed professionals who contribute to a stronger Baltimore community! Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter along with salary requirements to: Human Resources Department, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, Fax 410-837-1279 or preferably: resume@associated.org. EOE.

 

Community Services

Housing Counselor

Do you enjoy community work and making connections with people? If so, consider joining our team of esteemed professionals! Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI), is currently seeking a Housing Counselor to provide both homeownership and foreclosure prevention counseling in the northwest neighborhoods of Baltimore City. Candidate will reach out to existing homeowners behind on their mortgage payments with strategies to prevent foreclosure. The candidate will also provide homebuyers with pre-purchase education and counseling, make referrals to community and agency resources, screen homebuyers for income and eligibility of secondary financing, and build relationships with realtors and lenders in CHAI’s northwest Baltimore City Service Area. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for meticulous maintenance of client files and databases.

The successful candidate for this position has a Bachelor’s Degree in related field, a minimum of two years’ experience in housing counseling, finance, mortgage lending, loan underwriting and/or title work. Must be able to work occasional evenings and Sundays. Ideal candidate is proficient in Microsoft Office applications and has strong written and oral communication skills.

CHAI is a housing and community development organization affiliated with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore since 1982. In addition to The Associated, it is supported by a broad range of public and private sources. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, preferably resume@associated.org or fax: 410-837-1279. EOE.

 

Social Worker
Jewish Federation of Howard County

The Jewish Federation of Howard County (JFHC), located in Columbia, MD, seeks a part-time Social Worker (the “Incumbent”) for purposes of assessing and assisting individuals in need of social services.

The Incumbent assesses and evaluates the needs of Jewish residents of Howard County who seek social service assistance. Whenever possible, the Incumbent refers clients to social service providers in Howard County, the state of Maryland, or elsewhere. When appropriate, and only as a last resource, the Incumbent serves as an interim case manager for those in need of social service assistance, with the goal of identifying a longer-term care solution.

JFHC also provides Howard County Jews, who are in need, financial assistance through a volunteer-run program, the Jewish Emergency Network (JEN); appeals for donations are sent to JEN’s network of supporters. The Incumbent assesses and vets all requests for cash assistance and interfaces with the JEN leadership who, in turn, make requests for donations. All interactions are handled on a strictly confidential basis.

Skills & Certifications Required. The incumbent must possess the following skills and certifications:

  • At minimum, a Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited college or social work program. A Master of Social Work degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience assessing the needs of individuals seeking social services, as well as those seeking cash assistance to meet acute needs.
  • Experience vetting individuals to assure that requests for assistance are justified and based on demonstrable needs.
  • Thorough knowledge of, or a willingness to research and identify, providers of social services in Howard County, the state of Maryland, or other locations for the purpose of referring clients to these services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively with those in need and to provide them with care and support through their times of need and/or financial emergency.
  • Ability to monitor, on a daily basis, a dedicated voicemail phone system which those seeking financial assistance call when seeking cash grants.
  • Excellent communications and people skills.
  • Given the client base, knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the Jewish traditions and precepts that underpin JFHC’s provision of social services, as well as the religious backgrounds of the clients.

Hours. The Incumbent will work approximately 4 hours per week, on an as-needed basis. If demand for services is higher, then adjustments in hours-per-week may be considered.

Employment Status & Pay Rate. The Incumbent will be an Independent Contractor, and thus not eligible for benefits, and is being offered $30.00 per hour.

Location of Work. The Incumbent will work out of the JFHC offices, though there may be other locations in Howard County where the Incumbent will be available to clients.

Start Date. As soon as possible.

To apply: please submit a resume, a cover letter addressing the Skills & Certifications required, and three references to resume@associated.org.

 

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 leading 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.

 

Other Opportunities 

Weekend Chef 

The Weekend Chef is responsible for the quality preparation, presentation and serving of all food, in the supervision of prep cooks, and in the maintenance of a clean, sanitary, safe and efficient kitchen environment. The appropriate candidate must be able to work autonomously and with a sense of urgency. The Weekend Chef will be directly supervised by and must be willing to support and take direction from, the Executive Chef.

The hours for this position will be 15-24 hours between the days of Friday and Sunday. However, should there be a special event during the week, the Weekend Chef may be called upon. In the absence of the Executive Chef due to vacation or extended illness, the Weekend Chef may be asked to assume appropriate areas of that responsibility on a temporary basis.

Qualifications:

  • Able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Five years of hands-on cooking experience.
  • Knowledge of kosher observance and Jewish style cooking recommended.
  • Three years of experience preparing food in large quantities, 50-250+ people.
  • Food service Sanitation Certificate (Serve Safe) issued by or accepted by the state of Maryland.

Resumes should be sent to rwalkins@pearlstonecenter.org.

 

Facility Manager

This position is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations and overall care, appearance, and maintenance of the facility including food service, dining areas, kitchen, dish rooms, storage areas, bathrooms, common areas, meeting rooms and grounds. The Facility Manager performs tasks his/herself as well as delegates tasks to Facility Associates as necessary in order to successfully execute scheduled catering events and complete additional tasks prior to specified deadlines.

The Facility Manager is regularly responsible for opening and/or closing the facility which requires arriving in time to unlock doors and allow guests and other staff into the Conference Center Main Building in accordance with the Events calendar. S/He must assist in maintenance of the various inventories. S/He works directly with the Director of Guest Services and the Executive Chef, and reports to the Director of Food Service.

The hours for this position will be 15-24 hours per week. However, additional work hours may be requested during special events.

Qualifications:

    • College degree or 5 years similar work experience.
    • 2 years related Managerial experience in Foodservice and/or Hotel Management.
    • Excellent Customer Service skills.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and spreadsheets, and good typing skills a plus.
    • Knowledge of Kosher laws, Jewish holidays and observances a plus Knowledge of cleaning equipment and cleaning chemicals (familiar with Material Safety and Data Sheets).
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and work inside a potentially loud environment or outside in the elements, are some physical requirements.

Resumes should be sent to rwalkins@pearlstonecenter.org.

 

Visitor Services Coordinator

The Jewish Museum of Maryland, a dynamic, growing museum of regional Jewish history, seeks a full- time Visitor Services Coordinator. The Visitor Services Coordinator is a member of the Education and Program Department and reports to the Director of Education. The position’s main area of responsibility is to oversee the Museum’s daily operations including handling admissions, scheduling group tours, and ensuring that visitors have a positive and safe experience during their visit.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of two years of professional or work experience. Graduate training in history, education, museum studies, Jewish studies, the humanities or the arts is preferred; a BA is required. Candidate must be an organized, flexible and motivated self-starter with excellent customer service, writing, computer, and communication skills. The schedule for this position is Sunday through Thursday; occasional evenings are required. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, preferably resume@associated.org or fax: 410-837-1279. EOE.

 

Diller Teen Fellows Program Associate – 4Front Teen Initiative

The Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for 11th graders designed to inspire and promote leadership among Jewish youth. The program is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation, The Associated, and the JCC of Greater Baltimore and housed at 4Front Teen Initiative. Diller Teen Fellows is hosted at 4Front Teen Initiative, the Jewish community’s comprehensive teen initiative. Based on 4 pillars: advocate, innovate, educate, and collaborate, 4Front serves as a gathering place and open channel for Baltimore’s Jewish teens and the adults who care about them. Find out more about the 4Front at www.4frontbaltimore.org and more about the Funders collaborative at http://www.teenfundercollaborative.com.

Currently, Baltimore is offering this program to its 13th cohort of teens. Each year, 20 Diller Teen Fellows will be selected and paired with 20 Diller Teen Fellows in Israel. The two groups participate in a parallel curriculum, which includes:

      • 12 Sunday workshops.
      • 2 weekend Shabbatonim (retreats).
      • 2 overnights.
      • A 10 day spring seminar in Baltimore during which the Israeli teens visit with their peers and learn about the Baltimore Jewish community.
      • A three-week summer seminar in Israel that brings all teens (around the world) together for a second intensive and immersive experience.

Qualifications:

      • BA in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Jewish Studies, or related field; MA preferred.
      • Experience developing and leading programming addressing Jewish identity development, youth leadership development, community service, and Israel education.
      • Experience in experiential education, group facilitation, program development and/or management.
      • Proven success developing personal connections with and mentoring Jewish teens.
      • Understanding of and appreciation for Israeli culture, preferably including extended time in Israel and at least a beginning-intermediate understanding of Israeli history, politics, and geography.
      • Basic knowledge of Hebrew.
      • Knowledge of the local Jewish community and prior experience working collaboratively with community professionals.
      • Strong facilitation, education, organization, and communication skills required to effectively interact with, lead, and inspire a diverse body of teens, parents, community leaders and staff, as well as to effectively collaborate with partner agency staff.
      • Administrative and management skills including budget management, scheduling and communications management.
      • Availability to work some evenings and weekends, including travel to Israel for 3 weeks during the summer as well as additional travel during the year to a variety of conferences and trainings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Develop and lead scheduled workshops, seminars and retreats throughout the year in accordance with the Diller mission, vision, and goals. Budget management.
      • Provide mentorship and guidance to 20 program participants, 2 Junior Counselors, 1 Program Intern.
      • Manage the marketing, recruitment, interviewing and selection process for 20 participants for each upcoming program year.
      • Ongoing curriculum development and program evaluation in coordination with Diller program guidance.
      • Plan and manage all logistics related to workshops and retreats, service learning projects, Israel education and travel planning.
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand for long periods of time, walk long distances leading teens and travel internationally.
      • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.

How to apply: Resumes and cover letters should be sent to 4frontresumes@jcc.org. JCC is an equal opportunity employer. EOE.

 

Teen Services Coordinator – 4Front Teen Initiative 

A strategic team-player with a “can do” attitude, 4Front’s Teen Services Coordinator will be the traffic manager for all 4Front activities and the primary point of contact for teens, their parents, teen professionals and key stakeholders to provide the backbone support for 4Front.

4Front Teen Initiative: 4Front is the Baltimore Jewish community’s comprehensive teen initiative. Based on four pillars, advocate, innovate, educate, and collaborate, 4Front serves as a gathering place and open channel for Baltimore’s Jewish teens and the adults who care about them. Here, teens are encouraged to explore their Judaism in ways that are meaningful to them. Our initiative is collaborative by design and serves as the catalyst for creating new partnerships within and beyond the existing channels for teens, teen professionals, and volunteer leaders in the community. 4Front Teen Initiative is one of ten nationwide community initiatives participation gin the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funders Collaborative in partnership with the Jim Joseph Foundation. Find out more about the 4Front at www.4frontbaltimore.org and more about the Funders collaborative at http://www.teenfundercollaborative.com.

Qualifications:

      • Bachelor's Degree Required.
      • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people.
      • Prioritize.
      • Organizational skills with attention to detail and commitment to follow-through.
      • Strong collaborative and networking skills within a diverse community.
      • Excellent writing skills.
      • Connect with teens and their parents.
      • Comfortable moving beyond the status quo; exploring new ways of doing business while continuing to achieve community goals and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Work with the other 4Front staff to promote and execute teen programs and track success.
      • Maintain and improve 4Front's physical space at the Owings Mills JCC.
      • Offer administrative and logistical support.
      • Implement social media strategies to engage teens in 4Front offerings.
      • Provide programmatic support to all 4Front initiatives.
      • Responsible for programming, volunteer management, community engagement, and recruitment.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Environment: 4Front is a great place to work! Given the “start-up” culture of our initiative, experimentation is embraced and creativity is encouraged. Because 4Front revolves around teens, our hours often reflect their schedules. Be prepared to work occasional late nights and weekends.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle or use objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management as required. The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

How to apply: Resumes and cover letters should be sent to 4frontresumes@jcc.org.

JCC is an equal opportunity employer. EOE.

 

Assistant Program Director

Pearlstone Center is seeking an experienced and reliable Assistant Program Director to embrace and actualize Pearlstone’s mission to ignite Jewish passion through immersive and innovative programming, living Judaism, and Jewish farm-based and environmental education. The Assistant Program Director will be a senior member of Pearlstone’s Program Department, reporting to the Program Director, and will share responsibility for leading the Pearlstone program team through a dynamic program calendar, including immersive Jewish holiday retreats, summer camp, week-long Jewish day school programs, year-round youth groups, city school partnerships, field trips, and much more. The Assistant Program Director will lead programmatic administration, including but not limited to: overall program calendar management, coordination, registration, staffing, evaluation, invoicing, and financial management. He/she will also assist in the planning, promotion, and execution of programs.

The Assistant Program Director will manage the program calendar through a sophisticated reservation software and database system and will serve as a critical bridge builder between the Program, Farm, and Retreat departments. She/he will be responsible for providing timely responses to questions and needs arising from hundreds of partner organizations and group leaders, clients, and thousands of participants of all ages and backgrounds. As a leadership position, the Assistant Program Director will help staff Pearlstone’s Program Committee and will contribute to strategic programmatic discussions. The Assistant Program Director will assist in coordinating the staffing of the various programs for the department, particularly in the high season of spring-summer, and will be available to step in and staff programs on an as needed basis.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

      • "People skills" for strong relationships with parents, children, fellow staff, lay leaders and partners.
      • Expertise in program management and information educational leadership.
      • A track record of sound judgment and effective problem-solving in a fast paced environment.
      • Excellent oral and communication skills.
      • Desire and capacity to cultivate a pluralistic, inclusive and sustainable Jewish community and society.
      • Experience with Jewish education and farm, food and/or outdoor activities.
      • Flexible work schedule wherein evening, weekend and Jewish holiday work is occasionally required.

Salary & Benefits: We offer competitive compensation based on experience and capacity.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to awoloff@pearlstonecenter.org with "Assistant Program Director" in the subject line of the email.

 

Maintenance Associate

Pearlstone Center seeks a Full-Time Maintenance Associate. This employee is supervised by the Maintenance Director and is responsible for the preventive maintenance and repairs of the facility, equipment, and grounds of the Pearlstone Center. S/He will assist with completing preventive maintenance schedules and maintenance repair schedules and will engage in the scheduled tasks as required.

Qualified candidates should have a High School Diploma or equivalent with three years of experience in plant operations, construction, and/or repair work. The candidate should have knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electric and mechanical systems and knowledge of construction principles and standards. Candidate should be able to read building plans and schematic drawings. Candidate should have the ability to schedule, plan and complete repair and renovation projects. Candidate should have good oral and written communication skills, should be able to multi-task, and should be a team player.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position to resume@associated.org. EOE.

 

Community Organizer

CHAI (Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc.) is seeking to fill a full-time position for a Bi-lingual Community Organizer. This position will partner with the Fallstaff Improvement Association Inc. by providing outreach and education to the diverse groups of residents who live in the Fallstaff community. Candidate will be responsible for identifying the needs of the neighborhood residents and to plan and organize efforts to meet these needs; as well as develop an increased cultural awareness and appreciation of the multicultural richness between all segments of the neighborhood population. The candidate will support cooperative projects between CHAI, Fallstaff Improvement Association, CASA de Maryland and other community and city agencies.

The successful candidate for this position has experience in community organizing for social change and community improvement. Excellent writing and communication necessary. Spanish speaking preferred. A minimum of 1-2 years of community organizing experience as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science or a related field. Ideal candidate has the ability to build volunteer involvement and to work effectively as a team player in a non-profit community development organizational setting.

CHAI is a housing and community development organization affiliated with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore since 1982. In addition to The Associated it is supported by a broad range of public and private sources. Interested candidates should submit resume to Human Resources, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, preferably resume@associated.org or fax: 410-837-1279. EOE.

 

Aging in Community (AIC) Technology Concierge 

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc (CHAI) of Baltimore is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Technology Concierge to work in The Aging in Community department. The Technology Concierge will staff the CHAI Tech-Knowledge Hub at the Myerberg Center, providing a welcoming atmosphere in which older adults can learn to use the tools of technology, focusing on mobile. The Concierge will provide one-on-one assistance, individual lessons and classes on various uses of mobile technology, including social media, news and other information sites and apps that can be useful to older adults. Additionally, the Concierge will keep abreast of trends in technology, especially as relates to older adults, and will connect with tech developers who may test their products at the Hub.

Qualified candidate will have Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a human services or communications field; demonstrate technological proficiency; stay informed in technology trends for older adults; and develop, promote, and teach curriculum to older adults in mobile technology use. 2 years’ experience in human services and/or aging services; knowledge of aging services preferred.

Qualified candidates should submit resume to: resume@associated.org or Human Resources, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. 5750 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215. Or fax resume to 410.837.1279. EOE.

 

AmeriCorps Member – Volunteer Coordinator

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc., (CHAI) an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, is actively seeking a Full-Time Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member. The Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member will work with the Village Engagement Director and collaboratively with the Aging in Community Operations and Outreach Manager to recruit 70 new volunteers. These volunteers will serve as volunteer drivers, home visitors, and friendly callers, to support CHAI’s older clients and participants, helping them to remain safe and independent in their homes. The AmeriCorps Member will further develop and revise a wide range of volunteer program materials, including a volunteer recruitment plan, volunteer performance evaluation process, volunteer applications and essential volunteer program materials as needed.

For further information about this AmeriCorps Position and application requirements please visit: http://volunteer.maryland.gov/be-a-volunteer-maryland-coordinator/

Qualified candidates should submit resume to: resume@associated.org or Human Resources, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. 5750 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215. Or fax resume to 410.837.1279. EOE.

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2017; Position must be filled by August 7, 2017.

 

Senior Home Benefits Counselor

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc (CHAI) of Baltimore is currently seeking a Senior Home Benefits Counselor. The Coordinator will be responsible for working with CHAI’s most vulnerable Senior Home Repair clients to assure they receive the assistance, housing benefits, social services and community services to which they are entitled. Coordinator will meet with clients, perform needs assessments and assist connecting senior to the services they need and resources in the community. Coordinator will then track applications, progress, service delivery and client outcomes.

Qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field. Knowledge and appreciation of older adult of population and needs a plus. Benefits management and or housing related experience is a plus.

Qualified candidates should submit resume to: resume@associated.org or Human Resources, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. 5750 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215. Or fax resume to 410.837.1279. EOE.

 

Senior Home Repair Technician II

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc (CHAI) of Baltimore is currently seeking a Senior Home Repair Technician II. The Technician II will work with low income older adult homeowners and adults with disabilities to address home repair, safety concerns, home modifications and energy saving improvements. S/he will evaluate repair and safety needs of CHAI’s Senior Home Repair clients and provide direct repair services. S/he will work collaboratively with other AIC Division staff to maximize community resources including general contractors and volunteers. Ability to communicate and interact in a trusted and friendly manner with older adults and good driving record are a must.

Qualified candidate will have Experience in use of hand and power tools, ladders and other tools of technician trade and demonstrated proficiency in construction and repair skills. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds.

MHIC Licensed Contractor preferred. Knowledge of senior citizen population and needs a plus.

Qualified candidates should submit resume to: resume@associated.org or Human Resources, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. 5750 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215. Or fax resume to 410.837.1279. EOE.

 

Aging in Community (AIC) Intake Specialist

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc (CHAI) of Baltimore is seeking an Intake Specialist. The Intake Specialist will provide intake services for all of CHAI’s Aging in Community programs and provide general information as needed to help seniors age comfortably and safely in their homes. Additionally, the Specialist will keep abreast of trends in community needs to help guide Division planning. Ability to communicate and interact in a trusted, patient and friendly manner with older adults a must.

Qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in human services or communications field. Experience in human services and/or aging services preferred.

Qualified candidates should submit resume to: resume@associated.org or Human Resources, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. 5750 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215. Or fax resume to 410.837.1279. EOE.

 

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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