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Administrative

Administrative Assistant

The Macks Center for Jewish Education in Baltimore seeks two excellent candidates to fill the positions of Project Assistant and Front Desk Administrative Assistant. These are both full-time (1.0 FTE) positions.

The Project Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support for all departments at the CJE. Special focus will be updating and maintaining the web-based and social media presence of the Macks CJE. At CJE, staff works together as a team and supports the development and execution of excellent programs. A technologically savvy project assistant, who has an eye for design, will be a great asset to the team. Training will be provided in order to help support this professional’s growth.

Managing the reception desk requires multi-tasking and effective triage. In addition to greeting and directing clients, the Front Desk Assistant is responsible for clerical and administrative support and must have knowledge of the tasks of all employees in order to direct patrons appropriately. The Front Desk Administrative Assistant also sets the tone for a welcoming environment in the agency.

We are seeking independent, motivated workers who enjoy interacting with people and possess an excellent sense of organization. Mastery with the Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact and other productivity software is necessary. Proficiency in Database management (e.g. CRM) and website design and maintenance are desirable. The successful candidate will also have basic knowledge of Hebrew, and be familiar with Jewish holidays and customs.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Submit cover letter and resume to Leah Margolis at lmargolis@cjebaltimore.org.

Registrar, Program & Membership Associate

The Edward A. Myerberg Center, a lifelong learning and recreation organization for older adults, is currently seeking a trustworthy, dependable administrative professional to support the Center’s efforts. The incumbent will perform a variety of membership, registration and program administration tasks related to the Center’s daily work, as well as, potential larger projects in the future.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the database
  • Process gifts, membership sales and class registration
  • Manage office registration for volunteers
  • Design new systems as needed
  • Assist in large-scale programs as needed
  • Manage all rentals
  • Serve as first point of contact for class instructors serving as liaison between Program Coordinator and Instructors  
  • Conduct membership tours
  • Create and manage membership retention plan
  • Interface with fitness department regarding fitness membership sales
  • Create quarterly membership appreciation events
  • Input and maintain membership records in database

Qualifications:

  • Proven expertise in customer service.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, and or two-years' related experience in administration, customer service and nonprofit sector.
  • Positive attitude and responsible work ethic
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with attention to detail and commitment to follow-through
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Apps, internet research and experience with database management, Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Physical Demands: Sit for long periods of time

Interested candidates should apply online

Exhibition Research Assistant

The Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) seeks a qualified researcher to assist in the development of a major exhibition, Belonging, projected to premier at JMM in 2019. This exhibition examines how American Jewish identities are constructed, adapted, negotiated and performed, with a focus on historic and contemporary Jewish communities in Maryland.

The researcher will assist the curator in selecting and researching narratives of Jewish identity drawn largely from the collections of the museum, collecting new material for the exhibition, conduct and transcribe oral histories, draft exhibition panels and labels and maintain Belonging-related collections records. The researcher will be an integral part of the exhibition team, attending all content and design meetings.

The successful candidate will have a BA in Jewish studies, history, anthropology or a related field and skills in museum or curatorial practice, as well as excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience in oral history a plus, but not required; training will be provided. Current graduate students are welcome to apply.

Position begins September 6, 2016 and is anticipated to continue through June 2017 pending status of project(s). Work would be performed both at the museum and off-site. Approximately 20 hours per week; work schedule is flexible, to be negotiated with supervisor. Salary: $15 per hour. Interested candidates should apply online. Please include a resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references.

 

Community Outreach

Senior Impact Assessment Specialist

The Senior Impact Assessment Specialist (SIAS) will be responsible for leading, managing and articulating the development and implementation of performance measures and impact assessment for The Associated and its system of agencies. This individual will evaluate the tools, trends and technology used in assessment in the non-profit sector. The SIAS will serve a key role in managing the upcoming demographic study of the Baltimore Jewish community and will work collaboratively with professional and volunteer leadership to identify opportunities for assessment and implement evaluations.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Exceptional analytical skill and demonstrated expertise in the assessment profession.
  • The ability to develop and manage strong relationships with leadership, volunteers, donors, professionals and other community stakeholders.
  • Hands-on experience leading planning, evaluation, or policy analyses, as well as, applying a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques preferred.
  • Minimum of five years relevant experience and advanced degree preferred.
  • Thrive in a team environment and possess strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge and passion for the mission of The Associated.

Apply online today

Director of Community Engagement

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI), an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, is currently seeking a Director of Community Engagement to support the goals of CHAI through neighborhood organizing and community outreach to the Fallstaff and Glen neighborhoods. The Director of Community Engagement will work collaboratively with the CHAI Community Engagement Staff and the Homeownership Team to develop and implement community based project and initiatives.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with neighborhood associations and groups to identify the needs of residents, plan and organize efforts to meet these needs and encourage homeowners to maintain and invest in their properties.
  • Coordinate and promote ongoing community cleanups, block improvement projects, events and neighborhood wide activities to enhance neighborhood pride.
  • Support projects within and between CHAI staff such as, loan and grant programs available at CHAI, Healthy Neighborhoods and resources through Baltimore City and Maryland State.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with other agencies, including local government and non-profit partners, to create interagency collaboration and to obtain services for neighborhood residents, including seniors.
  • Supervise the Fallstaff Neighborhood Multicultural Organizing Project staff and program, as well as, implement the objectives of CHAI’s Healthy Neighborhoods Glen Partnership.

Core Competencies:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills; highly adept at creating and maintaining relationships with diverse groups, including lay board and committees
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with attention to detail and commitment to follow-through
  • Positive attitude and responsible work ethic
  • Basic literacy in Microsoft Office

Qualifications:

  • Two years field experience or equivalent in community outreach, organization, community relations, or related field. Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • At least one year’s experience working with diverse communities
  • Must be able to work flexible hours with evenings and weekends
  • Valid Maryland driver’s license, car and good driving record necessary

Interested candidates should apply online

Director of Israel and Jewish Advocacy

The Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC) is currently seeking a Director of Israel and Jewish Advocacy. This position, which will report to the Executive Director, will largely focus on a key element of the BJC’s mission: “to promote strong support for Israel and the Jewish people at home and throughout the world through education and action.” The candidate should be knowledgeable on Middle Eastern affairs and matters affecting Israel, with a deep attachment to Jewish life in general and Israel in particular. The candidate must have the ability to integrate the BJC’s efforts with other Israel support and advocacy groups in the region, including leading and coordinating the community on Israel-related matters and programming. The candidate should be prepared to motivate the community to participate in Israel-related programming and events. The position requires proven ability to work in a team setting – with members of the BJC professional staff, BJC lay leadership, The Associated and its agencies, and members of the community. In addition to Israel Advocacy, the position will be involved in helping to identify potential future leaders in the Jewish community and developing their leadership skills.

This is a fast-paced environment; the ideal candidate must possess strong time management skills. Candidate must demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills and experience with social media. Bachelor’s degree required. Qualified candidates will have at least 2 years of relevant experience to position. The Baltimore Jewish Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes along with a cover letter and salary requirement should be submitted via email.

 

Development

Director of Philanthropic Planning

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has an immediate opening for a Director of Philanthropic Planning. 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 and donor-advised fund and foundation donors. 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, Board leadership and other key stakeholders.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Training professional development staff on the fundamentals of planned giving and opportunities for deepening philanthropic planning opportunities for leaders and donors
  • Developing and securing endowment commitments from younger donors, as well as, cultivating, soliciting and managing a portfolio of planned giving prospects, including donors and allied professionals
  • Promoting planned giving through direct and indirect mediums (i.e. seminars, targeted mailers, etc.) and explore expansion opportunities for marketing online and through electronic communication
  • Informing prospects of the basic elements of planned giving, as well as, working closely with donors and their professional advisors to help implement gift plans for maximum tax and philanthropic benefit
  • Keeping up-to-date on planned giving techniques and changes affecting charitable giving, including attending planned giving seminars
  • Coordinating and staffing related volunteer committees

Qualifications include:

  • Master’s Degree, advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years’ successful experience as endowment director or fundraising, Jewish Federation or related Jewish Agency preferred
  • Understanding of planned giving legal instruments, as well as, experience working with Board leadership and volunteer committees
  • Outstanding oral and written communication, as well as, strategic planning and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs
  • Committed to the mission, vision and values of The Associated

Apply online today

Development Associate

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore seeks a positive, highly motivated and articulate 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.

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. Individual will also partner with The Associated’s Marketing Department to form effective marketing, communications and direct mailings.

The ideal candidate will have: superior interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people; the ability to prioritize; organizational skills with attention to detail and commitment to follow-through; strong collaborative and networking skills within a diverse community; and an ability to forge partnerships. Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree; minimum of three years' experience in a fundraising capacity, preferably in Jewish Communal work; and effective written and oral communication skills. Apply online today.

 

Executive Management

Director of Economic Services

High profile position responsible for managing the provision of career services, service coordination and financial support for large human service agency. Must be able to plan/manage human and financial resources, ensure seamless delivery of services, help to identify community needs and respond creatively/effectively. Will serve as a member of the Executive Team in dealing with overall agency management/development, working directly with the Executive Director, Directors, Managers, Board/Community leaders.

Master’s Degree in a relevant field is required. Significant management experience at the senior level in the delivery of human services (vocational and service coordination/case mgmt.) Demonstrated success in developing new funding/partnership opportunities. Experienced in preparing, analyzing and managing large, complex budgets. Must be able to professionally represent the Executive in all forms of communication (internally and externally) Knowledge and sensitivity to Jewish values and customs required. Send resume to: JCS, Attn: HR Specialist, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 or Fax: 443-200-6108 or apply online

 

Finance

Accountant

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is currently seeking a full time accountant to handle the full cycle accounting needs of several agencies and programs. This includes budgeting, financial statement preparation and analysis, related auditing and tax work. The accountant will work directly with agency and program staff on a regular basis and will attend and present financial information to board members.

Qualified candidate should have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of accounting experience; advanced Excel skills; demonstrated experience in full cycle accounting; CPA preferred but not required. Apply online

Finance & HR Coordinator

Pearlstone Center seeks a Finance & HR Coordinator who will be responsible for a variety of key finance, HR and payroll-related tasks. The nature of these tasks is such that they are typically detailed, confidential, and deadline-intensive. This position requires significant skills and experience with financial and human resource activities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Finance: Weekly invoice processing; Weekly/bi-weekly bank deposits; Monthly credit card statements/invoice processing; Manage petty cash; Facilitate annual audit
  • Payroll: Bi-monthly timesheet submission; Manage/maintain/monitor leave time; Assist with annual benefit enrollment
  • Human Resources: Screen candidates; On-board new hires; Process employee changes; Facilitate performance monitoring

Qualifications:

  • High School degree required; College degree a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience working in an office as a manager or administrator, with extensive public contact
  • HR-specific experience required; HR certification a plus
  • Strong bookkeeping experience required
  • Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Excel and Outlook

Apply online

 

Marketing

Junior Graphic Designer

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is seeking a Junior Graphic Designer to join the Marketing department. The Junior Graphic Designer will work closely with the Creative Director and Marketing team to support our brand, design collateral and create event-related materials for use in the community.

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree, 2-3 years of experience and be proficient with Adobe Creative Suite. Ideal candidate will have strong design skills and be able to speak comfortably about design work and pitch creative ideas to internal teams. This position requires exceptional time management skills and the ability to coordinate the completion of projects with vendors and printers. Individual must be collaborative and demonstrate attention to detail.

Ideal candidate will also:

  • Possess familiarity with web and email design and production
  • Have strong knowledge of typography and trends
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Be energetic, creative, and be able to multi-task, prioritize and demonstrate initiative
  • Have familiarity with the Jewish community and/or non-profit organizations

Apply online today. Candidates are required to submit portfolio samples along with their resume or will not be considered.

Digital Marketing Specialist

The Digital Marketing Specialist will be responsible for the strategy, execution, analysis and on-going optimization of The Associated’s digital presence. The position supports the organization’s overall strategic plans designed to drive fundraising and engagement. A successful candidate will play a critical role in planning and executing all web, SEO, email, social media and online fundraising campaigns.

An integral member of the Marketing team, this position reports to the VP of Marketing. This position requires a creative strategist and strong collaborator who embraces new technologies and has a proven track record of digital strategies that increase engagement and maximize revenue.

Qualified candidates will have 5+ years digital marketing experience. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement digital marketing strategies that advance our larger organizational marketing and communications goals
  • Work closely with the Creative Director and Social Media Strategist to create innovative content and opportunities for engagement on our digital channels that will drive web traffic and improve ROI
  • Responsible for the strategy, implementation and analysis of our email marketing, mobile strategies, PPC, SEO, display ads, social media marketing programs
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the organization’s website, updating and optimizing content, managing transactions and running reports
  • Educate the marketing team on digital best practices including calls-to-action, testing, deployment, performance metrics and more
  • Measure/analyze performance of all web activity as well as digital marketing programs; take action based on analysis; communicate results and action plans to stakeholders
  • Evaluate emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate
  • Build trust and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, vendors and partner agencies

Apply online today

 

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 apply online

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

Apply online.

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. Apply here. 

 

Senior Services

Senior Home Repair Program Coordinator

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI), an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is currently seeking a Senior Home Repair Program Coordinator to work with low income older adult homeowners and adults with disabilities to address home repair, safety concerns, home modifications and energy saving improvements. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with staff to maximize community resources including handyman services, volunteers and general contractors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate all service aspects of the Senior Home Repair and Modification programs, including: intake process, determination of initial and ongoing client eligibility for service, as well as, maintaining accurate records on clients served and preparing reports for key stakeholders.
  • Promote and manage home visits to find isolated seniors living in their own homes in need of home repair and modification assistance.
  • Assist in the coordination of Adopt-A-Neighbor Day and other identified home repair events.
  • Work in coordination with CHAI Aging in Community Staff and Jewish Volunteer Connection to develop volunteer opportunities to support CHAI’s Senior Home Repair program.
  • Closely work with Aging in Community staff to better serve clients and identify opportunities to expand home repair services to other senior populations at various income levels.

Core Competencies & Qualifications:

  • Able to work with a diverse group of people on a range of different projects including the ability to deal with difficult people and problems
  • Understanding and sensitive to the needs to seniors and people with disabilities
  • Collaborative, able to work in a team environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in senior housing or similar field preferred
  • College degree in related field

Interested candidates should apply online

 

Teen Programming

Director, Teen Innovation – Center for Teen Engagement

The leadership of the Center for Teen Engagement and the JCC of Greater Baltimore seeks a creative, energetic and innovative program director and developer to vision, build, and launch two new leadership development initiatives which are the foundation of the Center for Teen Engagement: a social innovation internship for teens and a professional development fellowship for teen professionals.

The Director is responsible for strategically managing and implementing the Baltimore Teen Innovation Internship, an accelerator program for teen social entrepreneurs to help them take their ideas for social change from vision to reality. The Director will also build and implement the Jewish Teen Professionals Fellowship, a leadership development and community of practice program for professionals dedicated to engaging teens in Jewish life.

The Director of Teen Innovation will be an entrepreneurial thinker with a quick, open mind and the drive to create new things at full speed and capacity. S/he will possess a keen understanding of the teen market and be well versed in diverse learning modalities for professional development. The successful candidate will have a track record of entrepreneurial program development and creation, the drive to push normative boundaries and the ability to look at traditional models with fresh eyes. Apply online

Center for Teen Engagement Concierge

The leadership of the Center for Teen Engagement and the JCC of Greater Baltimore is looking for a strategic team-player with a “can do” attitude who will be the traffic manager for all activities and the primary point of contact for teens, their parents, other teen professionals and key stakeholders to provide the backbone support for the Center for Teen Engagement (CTE) in Baltimore. S/he will work with the CTE staff to promote teen programs and track success, implement social media strategies to engage teens in the CTE and provide programmatic support to all CTE initiatives. S/he will be responsible for programming, volunteer management, community engagement and recruitment.

The ideal candidate will have superior interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people; the ability to prioritize; organizational skills with attention to detail and commitment to follow-through; strong collaborative and networking skills within a diverse community; and an ability to connect with teens and their parents. S/he will be comfortable moving beyond the status quo; exploring new ways of doing business while continuing to achieve community goals and objectives. Apply online.

Senior Associate, Teen Programming

Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC) is seeking a Senior Associate for Teen Programming to manage and supervise the JVC Teen Department. The JVC Teen Department builds the Jewish future by offering a variety of dynamic leadership and service programs for teens 11-18. The Senior Associate supervises two staff members and facilitates teen programs focused on social action and political advocacy, as well as hands-on volunteerism. The Senior Associate works closely with lay leaders and parents of teens and will work closely with community partners, including the Center for Teen Engagement at the JCC, to develop a holistic and visionary approach to the field of teen engagement.

The ideal candidate will be a relationship builder and must have a passion for youth work, volunteerism and instilling Jewish values. Qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred. A minimum of seven to ten years’ experience with programming, Jewish communal work and teens required. This position will require working evenings and Sundays. Some flexibility in schedule is available. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements via email to resume@associated.org.

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