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Executive Management

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.

 

Marketing

Marketing Account Executive

The Account Executive is responsible for managing all the day-to-day marketing activities for internal Associated departments and/or Associated agencies' and programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Meeting with internal and external stakeholders to discuss and identify their goals, objectives and marketing needs.
  • Developing the marketing strategy/plan for the department,agency or program that is in line with the organization's overall goals and objectives.
  • Creating marketing material, collateral and/or advertising campaigns in line with marketing plans.
  • Overseeing the department's, agency's, or program's marketing budget.
  • Working closely with in-house or freelance designers/copywriters for brand or event marketing initiatives.
  • Monitoring and reporting on effectiveness of marketing vehicles.
  • Representing The Associated's Marketing Department on a variety of committees with lay leaders and professional colleagues.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2-4 years of in-depth experience in marketing, advertising, or communications. Agency experience desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • The ability to develop and manage strong relationships with professionals, leadership, other stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail combined with the ability to prioritize a spectrum of needs and meet targets and deadlines.
  • Ability to perform well in a collaborative environment.

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

 

Human Resources

Human Resources Generalist

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has an immediate opening for a a Human Resources Generalist. The Human Resources Generalist will work in conjunction with the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources to administer human resource functions for local agencies of The Associated; local travel required. This is a full-time position that will provide support to our local Associated agencies in the following areas: recruitment, onboarding, HRIS management, performance management, benefits administration, compensation, compliance, policy management, reporting, employee communication and on-site support. Excellent communication, public speaking and writing skills are a must. Candidate must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, or related plus a minimum of three to five years' experience in Human Resources. Compensation analyst experience desired. PHR/SPHR Certification preferred and experience with Ceridian Dayforce is a plus. Salary requirements must be submitted for consideration. Resumes along with a cover letter and salary requirements should be submitted to resume@associated.org.

 

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.

Campaign Coordinator

The Associated is a seeking a Campaign Manager to provide back office support for Major Gift Officers and Donor Officers in the cultivation and stewardship of key donors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing administrative support to the Chief Development Officer and key Centennial Campaign Professionals.
  • Managing the Donor Relations Management System, as well as, developing and enhancing tracking and measurements within the database in partnership with the Donor Center.
  • Developing and preparing materials and information for meetings with prospective and current donors.

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

 

Operations

Assistant Maintenance Director

Pearlstone Center seeks an Assistant Maintenance Director. This person will be 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.

Strong preference for individuals with experience with, interest in, and/or enthusiasm for green building, energy efficiency and sustainability in general. Pearlstone is a green retreat center and environmental education center, and our maintenance approach reflects those values.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems a plus.
  • Knowledge of construction principles and standards.
  • Ability to schedule, plan and complete repair and renovation projects.
  • Ability to read building plans and schematic drawings.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Operate with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Flexibility to accept new responsibilities and direction as necessary.

Qualifications include: high school diploma; four years of experience in plant operations, construction and/or repair work; and a valid Maryland State driving license. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to resume@associated.org.

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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