Full Time

Director of Community Planning - Baltimore

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore Baltimore MD

Inspire a more vibrant and caring Jewish community by developing strategies to engage Baltimoreans in Jewish life, learning, connecting and caring for each other. If you pride yourself on your savvy relationships skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, this position is for you!  Join the Community Planning and Allocations team to design, develop and advance initiatives that impact our Jewish community.


The Director of Community Planning is a key member of the Community Planning and Allocations (CP&A) team. This individual will be the lead professional in exploring, designing and evaluating the many different dimensions of Jewish education and engagement. In this role, the Director will convene and partner with agencies of The Associated and with other community organizations on issues relating to Jewish learning and experiences including Jewish camping, Hillel’s, Jewish preschools, Jewish environmental education and day school education. She/he will assist with planning to meet social and human service needs in our community including services to people with disabilities and older adults, as well as mental health, addictions and poverty issues. This role involves collaboration with lay leadership on key CP&A committees focusing on trends, innovations and initiatives for dynamic and effective Jewish education and engagement. She/he will also assist in developing best in class strategies for human service planning, with the goal of ensuring a vibrant Jewish community for present and future generations of the Baltimore Jewish community.

Who You Are:

  • You have a passion for strengthening Jewish community
  • Your interpersonal skills are exceptional
  • You can demonstrate ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Your knowledge of Jewish education and engagement work is comprehensive
  • You have considerable aptitude for learning about human service issues
  • You possess an innate understanding of how to effectively resolve issues and move forward
  • Your written and oral communications skills are excellent

What You Will Do:

  • Serve as the primary professional for the Jewish Future Commission and the Day School Commission
  • Supervise the Center for Jewish Camping
  • Support the Caring Commission
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with leadership, volunteers, donors, professionals, community stakeholders and national partners
  • Research and understand best practices in Jewish education and engagement
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the scope of Jewish education and engagement work within the Associated network as well as nationally
  • Develop strong Federation/Agency relationships and relationships within the Associated system
  • Convene relevant communities of practice
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree required
  • 5-8 years of related work experience
  • Demonstrated track record of managing complex relationships
  • Excellent responsiveness and follow-through
  • Superior written and oral communication
  • Ability to successfully work collaboratively
  • Strong knowledge of the Baltimore Jewish community
  • Positive attitude

To Apply: http://bit.ly/DirectorCommunityPlanning

The Associated is an Equal Opportunity Employer.