Full Time

Director of Israel and Overseas (I&O) - Baltimore

The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore Baltimore MD

The Opportunity:

The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore is currently seeking a Director of Israel and Overseas (I&O).  The Director of I&O crafts and leads The Associated’s strategy to deepen people to people connections between Baltimore and Israel, promote Israel education and travel and enhance Jewish communities globally. This person is responsible for directing the work of the Israel and Overseas professional team and working with lay leadership and committees. The Director manages a $7M budget and serves as the steward of the relationships with global organizational partners.


In this highly collaborative role, you will use your expertise in community planning & relationship management and you will:

  • Engage volunteer leaders in setting priorities and focus for The Associated’s Israel and Overseas work.
  • Evaluate and continuously improve I&O grant making and the work of the I&O committees.
  • Deepen awareness and understanding of The Associated’s investment in and connection to Israel and world Jewish life.
  • Manage the Israel and Overseas budget and work of the Israel and Overseas professional team.
  • Staff these committees:  Israel and Overseas Leadership, Impact Assessment, Baltimore Connections Strategy Group and Israel and Overseas Education and Travel.
  • Serve as the liaison with professional colleagues at our local agencies and at our global partner organizations.
  • Convene Israel professionals working through The Associated system and act as a liaison to the agencies on items related to the Israel and Overseas agenda.
  • Expertly supervise the I&O professional team in Baltimore, Ashkelon and Odessa.

What You Will Possess to Be Successful in this Role:

  • Passion: A deep connection to and nuanced understanding of Israel and global Jewish community is important for this role.
  • Knowledge: We seek an individual who has extensive insight and experience with Jewish community, culture and values. Having the intellectual capacity to absorb complex information and the capacity to make smart, impactful decisions is important.
  • Professionalism: A calm, collected demeanor is crucial for the high level of multi-tasking and coordination involved in this role. A can-do, energetic spirit matched with poise - especially when the unexpected pops up - is essential.
  • Communication: The ability to write concise, business emails is essential, as is the ability to converse professionally with multiple stakeholders on the phone. We expect an attitude of "no job is too small," and an attention to detail that ensures quality outcomes for our team.
  • Drive: The ideal candidate will be eager to take on new responsibilities and challenges. We are looking for someone who is a strategic, creative thinker and fast learner. The ability to effectively prioritize and respond promptly to internal and external customers is vital.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Five to eight years work-related and supervisory experience.
  • Ability to travel, local and overseas.
  • Strong knowledge of Israel.
  • Passion for  connecting to Israel and supporting Jewish life globally.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality with sensitive information is required.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple deadlines and priorities is required.
  • Ability to participate and collaborate in a team setting is required.

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

We offer a 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, and a complimentary membership to the Jewish Community Center. We make work/life balance a priority offering generous vacation/sick time and parental leave.


This job ad is not intended to be all-inclusive, but to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. Qualified candidates, please apply at: http://bit.ly/37yXQOO


Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + Advanced Degree Preferred.