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Executive Management

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

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.

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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