Executive Director

The Associated- Jewish Federation of Baltimore

About the Position

Jewish Educational Services – Executive Director

A newly launching organization supporting Jewish education in Baltimore seeks its first Executive Director. Are you an experienced, inspiring leader who is passionate about advancing Jewish education? Are you a visionary, team builder with a track record of success? If so, this could be your next career move.

In evaluating trends and data and in planning for a bright future for our community, The Associated seeks to intensify its efforts in supporting Jewish education in Baltimore by launching JES. Jewish Educational Services (JES) aims to support Jewish schools, their educators, and families so children in Baltimore are inspired to pursue lifelong Jewish learning, values, and lifestyle. Building upon the success of two established organizations (CJE and SHEMESH,) JES is focused on strengthening Jewish education. Our vision is a thriving Baltimore Jewish community where Jewish education and literacy are celebrated, inform lives, and build Jewish identity.

Objectives: Jewish Educational Services (JES)

JES seeks to:

Invest in the precious resource of our Jewish educators in day schools, congregational schools, and Jewish preschools by developing and supporting meaningful professional development
Address issues of teacher recruitment and retention
Support the development, dissemination, and implementation of effective pedagogical tools for students with learning differences that will assist others as well
Build upon the current effective services to enhance Jewish education offered by Jewish schools
Embrace the goal of Jewish literacy in all its many aspects
Make the case for the value of Jewish education for all
What You Will Do

We seek an experienced leader to launch JES by successfully blending services and programs from two existing organizations into a new effective, support for Jewish education of children of all abilities in Baltimore. Of the estimated 20,500 Jewish children in Baltimore, approximately 50% are enrolled in either a Jewish day school or congregational school. 17% are enrolled in Jewish preschools.

Your responsibilities will include:

Building strong relationships with Jewish day schools, congregational schools, and Jewish preschools
Developing and motivating a strong, integrated team to deliver existing services while launching effective new approaches and services
Supporting and encouraging a commitment to Jewish learning, values, and lifestyle
Communicating best practices and innovative ideas in education while listening and learning from all
Successfully engaging a board of lay leaders to develop and implement strategic goals for JES
Effectively collecting and using data to drive JES priorities
Advocating for Jewish education in Baltimore
Respecting the diversity of Jewish schools and approaches
Ensuring a financially and operationally sound organization
Collaborating with the Associated’s network of nonprofit organizations
Participating in the Associated’s financial resource development strategies to secure funding for JES and the other nonprofits in the Associated’s network
Who You Are

An engaging and inspiring leader who has a personal commitment to Jewish learning
An inclusive and collaborative leader with extensive Jewish knowledge who can successfully interface with different swaths of the community
A well-respected and articulate professional experienced with educational leadership
A compassionate individual with strong interpersonal skills
A team builder who motivates others to perform at a high level to reach their goals
A leader committed to Jewish education for children of all abilities
Open and embracing of the diversity of Jewish schools
Adept at data collection and usage to drive priorities
An experienced professional with fundraising capability, teaching background and organizational management skills
Successful implementer of new initiatives
Compensation & Benefits
Salary Range: Salary range is $140,000-$180,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefit & Perks: The Associated offers a hybrid work environment that supports professional development and collaboration. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, 401(k) employer match, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, holiday pay, wellbeing programming and a complimentary membership to the Jewish Community Center. We also make work/life balance a priority by offering generous vacation and sick time.

PLEASE NOTE: All active full-time, part-time, and temporary staff are required to provide proof of full vaccination (COVID-19) as a condition of employment within The

Associated system as of November 15, 2021.

Who we are

The Associated and its network of agencies work collaboratively to make a critical difference in the lives of Jews in Baltimore, in Israel and around the world while positively improving the larger community in which we live and work. Visit us at https://associated.org/ to learn more.

Application Process

Electronic submissions are preferred.

This job ad is not intended to be all-inclusive, but to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. The Associated is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with our Jewish values, The Associated supports a thriving Baltimore that celebrates diversity and appreciates the unique combination of gender, race, age, religion and ethnicity, sexual orientation, intellectual and physical disabilities, and special qualities that each resident adds to the fabric of life in Baltimore. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodations, please contact us, and we will make every effort to meet your needs.

Location: Baltimore, MD

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