Careers

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Administrative

HR & Office Assistant

Pearlstone Center seeks an HR & Office Assistant who will be responsible for a variety of key administrative tasks. This position requires significant skills and experience with human resource and office management activities. This position also requires regular interaction with colleagues within Pearlstone and at the Associated, vendors, and clients.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as front desk receptionist
  • Coordinate all front office support functions
  • Order office supplies
  • Manage hard copy and electronic files
  • Communicate with staff and others on a variety of issues to ensure the smooth operation of the organization
  • Provide assistance to the Finance & HR Coordinator regarding HR tasks
  • Provide assistance to the Executive Director regarding administrative tasks

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 preferred

Skills/Requirements:

  • Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to multi-task
  • Flexibility to accept new responsibilities and direction as necessary
  • Cost-conscious
  • Ability to undertake multiple deadline-driven tasks
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to be receptive to and accepting of guidance from others
  • Ability to deal with difficult people and problems
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people

Apply online

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Hopkins Hillel is seeking a highly professional savvy individual to provide administrative support to our organization. Ideal candidate must be good at multi-tasking, flexible and extremely organized. Bookkeeping knowledge, attention to detail and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. The Administrative Assistant must be capable of working independently and have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet visitors, answer and route incoming phone calls
  • Organize and maintain reception desk, lobby and lounge areas
  • Prepare outgoing mail and correspondence, including emails and faxes
  • Order and maintain office, building and food supplies
  • Organize and maintain files, correspondence and other records
  • Arrange travel schedules and reservations
  • Organize and help with the set-up of special events and classes
  • Help manage accounts payable and check requests
  • Help manage accounts receivable and billing
  • Record all incoming donations and prepare thank you letter follow up
  • Purchase and pick up of special event food orders
  • Assist Office Manager with tasks related to the Operation of Hopkins Hillel

Interested candidates can email a cover letter and resume to Monica Davis.

 

Advocacy

Legislative Assistant

The Baltimore Jewish Council is currently looking for a temporary Legislative Assistant to provide support during the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session, which runs from January through mid-April. The work schedule will typically be about 20 hours a week, Tuesday through Thursday, roughly 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with some flexibility required for the occasional all-day or evening event.

Duties of the position will include:

  • Working from the Baltimore Jewish Council’s Annapolis office.
  • Arranging meetings with legislators in the General Assembly.
  • Delivering testimony and signing up speakers for legislative hearings.
  • Monitoring and reporting on legislative hearings and other legislative activities.
  • Opportunities to help develop and write testimony on legislative issues.
  • Helping to organize and manage major legislative events for the Jewish community.

This is an ideal position for current college students or recent graduates seeking experience in legislative activities. The position is available either for pay or academic credit, depending on the candidate’s preference.

This opportunity will be in Annapolis. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required. Expenses will be reimbursed, including parking and mileage for Annapolis. Individuals interested should apply online

 

Community Services

Housing Counselor

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI), an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is currently seeking a Housing Counselor to provide homeownership and foreclosure prevention counseling to potential homebuyers in the northwest neighborhoods of Baltimore City. Candidate will assist existing homeowners behind on their mortgage payment with strategies to prevent foreclosure; reach out to homeowners at risk of foreclosure; provide homebuyers with pre-purchase education and counseling; make referrals to community and agency resources; screen homebuyers for income and eligibility of secondary financing; maintenance of client databases; building relationships with realtors and lenders in CHAI’s northwest Baltimore City Service Area.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Counsel existing homeowners that are behind on their mortgage payments with household budgeting and to work with the mortgage servicers on strategies to prevent foreclosure.
  • Maintain and monitor client files and data; maintain HUD certification as needed to comply with funding grants.
  • Counsel and pre-screen potential homebuyers for mortgage affordability, budget stability, and credit worthiness; help determine financial readiness for homeownership and eligibility for secondary financing resources.
  • Meet with loan applicants for CHAI homebuyer loans, manage intake process and prepare loan profile for presentation to Homeownership and Loan Committee for loan review and approval.

Core Competencies:

  • Proficient in foreclosure prevention strategies and options for at-risk homeowners.
  • Understand the real estate market and mortgage lending process.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with attention to detail and commitment to follow-through
  • Superior interpersonal skills; highly adept at creating and maintaining relationships with diverse groups
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Experience in housing counseling, finance, mortgage lending, loan underwriting or title work.
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and Sundays.
  • Valid Maryland’s driver’s license, car and good driving record required.
  • Incumbent must obtain certification as a Foreclosure and Housing Counselor, as required by the HUD guidelines, within the first 6 months.

Interested candidates should apply online

 

Executive Management

Chief Program Officer

The Pearlstone Center is seeking a Chief Program Officer with entrepreneurial leader with experience in nonprofit program management and expertise in Jewish and/or environmental education to lead programmatic efforts and guide a growing team of Jewish exceptional educators during this dynamic period of growth

Pearlstone's educational programs are anchored in Jewish farm-based education utilizing crops, greenhouses, orchards, vineyards, and animals. Wilderness skills and farm-to-table cooking are also central, and throughout our programming we deeply integrate Jewish teachings emphasizing sustainability, justice, spiritual connection, and community. We work with many non-Jewish groups as well, including Baltimore City Schools and others.

As Chief Program Officer, you will supervise at least four full time employees, and will take part in strategic planning, program design, implementation, evaluation, staff recruitment and hiring, marketing strategy, fundraising, board engagement, and organizational partnerships. You will be a core member of Pearlstone’s management team, integrating programming with hospitality, agriculture, and sustainability activities, prioritizing staff sustainability and a vibrant, healthy workplace culture.

You must have:

  • Passion for and deep connection to our mission and values
  • “People skills” for strong relationships with parents, children, fellow staff, lay leaders, and partners
  • Expertise in program management and informal educational leadership
  • Proven ability, over at least three years, to effectively train, lead, and supervise at least three full time staff.
  • A track record of sound judgment and effective problem solving in a fastpaced environment
  • Success over at least three years in managing budgets of at least $200,000, meeting financial targets
  • Excellent oral and written 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 education
  • Flexible work schedule wherein evening, weekend, and Jewish holiday work is occasionally required

Interested candidates should email their resume with the subject “Chief Program Officer”. In the text of the email, please share informally and briefly (under one page/~200 words) what draws you to this role and main relevant skills or experience. No formal cover letter necessary.

 

Development 

Development Associate 

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is currently looking for a positive, highly motivated, and articulate individual to fill an opening for a 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 apply online or send their resume to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Human Resources Department, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21215.

Manager/Director of IMPACT

Are you energetic, creative and, strategic?  Do you have excellent relationships skills and enjoy event planning? Are you ready to make a difference? The Associated: Jewish Community of Federation is seeking an individual to join the Development Team and engage and steward young adults through the young adult division, IMPACT. This opportunity is commensurate on experience and will be offered at either a Manager or Director level. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, familiar with organized Jewish community and an advocate for engagement throughout Baltimore.

This individual will be responsible for cultivating new donors, engaging volunteers, and increasing campaign dollars through a variety of fundraising initiatives, programs and events. The individual will play a key role in monitoring and evaluating campaign activity to determine strengths, weakness and opportunities for enhancement. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting IMPACT Board, as well as, lay leaders by developing strategies for meetings and events
  • Empowering and providing direction to current and future lay leaders so that they feel a high degree of ownership, involvement and responsibility toward fulfillment of The Associated’s mission
  • Collaborate and strategize with The Associated’s Marketing Department to implement strategies
  • Participate in all campaign events, phonings, and organizational events, as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

This job requires high energy and a willingness to be flexible, creative and collaborative.

Core Competencies:

  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people
  • Exceptional oral communication skills and strong written communication skills
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with attention to detail and commitment to follow-through
  • Strong collaborative and networking skills within a diverse community; an ability to forge partnerships

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of four years’ experience working in a non-profit organization specifically in a fundraising capacity, preferably in Jewish Communal work Supervisory experience
  • Successful track record in fundraising; demonstrated evaluation of strategies is a plus
  • Supervisory experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of and commitment to the mission of The Associated, its’ programs and agencies

Interested candidates should apply online or send their resume to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Human Resources Department, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21215.

Event Manager 

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has an immediate opening for an Event Manager. This individual will work closely with lead Development and Marketing professionals for all Associated events. The Event Manager will successfully develop and implement event timelines and work to ensure each event achieves The Associated’s standard of excellence.   

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in partnership with Development and Marketing professionals to ensure appropriate fundraising and messaging is met
  • Make recommendations to management and leadership to ensure quality is achieved and reflects the vision of The Associated
  • Develop and implement event timelines, as well as, manage each event budget, including corresponding with vendors and negotiating contracts
  • Prepare remarks and advise colleagues of timing and appropriate content to include in preparation for each event
  • Organize deployment meetings prior to events and work with Development professionals to ensure engagement strategies are incorporated

Core Competencies:

  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple high-level projects at once in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with attention to detail and commitment to follow-through
  • Ability to envision, plan, and execute an successful event
  • Highly adept at handling sensitive and confidential information

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Two to three years’ experience in event planning
  • Strong knowledge of and commitment to the mission of The Associated; familiarity with Jewish culture is a plus

Interested candidates should apply online or send their resume to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Human Resources Department, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21215.

Centennial Campaign Manager 

Background:

For close to a century, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has helped shaped Jewish life in Greater Baltimore, Israel and around the world. By responding to challenges and seizing opportunities, The Associated has effectively embraced the ever changing demographics and landscape to secure a bright future. In celebration of The Associated’s 100th anniversary, The Centennial Campaign will seek to embolden and inspire donors to join in investing in Baltimore’s Jewish future.

Position:

The Associated is a seeking a Centennial 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
  • Conducting donor and prospect research
  • Managing the Donor Relations Management System, as well as, developing and enhancing tracking and measurements within the database in partnership with the Donor Center
  • Assisting in identifying potential donors
  • 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 should apply online or send their resume to 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 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. 

 

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

 

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