Job Type

Full Time




United States


Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI) is seeking an experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization with vision and passion for CHAI’s mission and values. As an inspirational leader, the CEO will build effective teams and align the organization around a strong vision for growth. 


The CEO will work in partnership with the Board of Directors (Board) and a dedicated team of professionals to ensure CHAI’s consistent achievement of its mission and goals. 


About CHAI 

CHAI was founded in 1972 by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (The Associated), with its mission being to strengthen neighborhoods with a significant Jewish presence by developing and enhancing housing, affecting community development, and supporting aging-in-community. 

CHAI accomplishes this mission by:  

•            Developing and managing substantial affordable senior living housing and an assisted living facility

•            Providing and supporting an array of community services in support of aging in community

•            Working in collaboration with other community organizations in support of regional initiatives

•            Rehabilitating housing and providing supporting repair services 

•            Promoting homeownership, providing housing counseling and loans to assist in the purchase and upgrade of homes 

•            Providing services to the most vulnerable populations in our neighborhoods 

•            Supporting neighborhood organizing and development 

•            Working to strengthen area schools through community engagement 

•            Managing the Edward A. Myerberg Center 


CHAI partners closely with other agencies of The Associated, as well as, public agencies and other non-profit institutions to provide these services that encourage community investment and pride. To learn more about CHAI, visit


Who You Are 

•                    Experienced. You have a proven track record in community development, affordable housing and real estate development. 

•                    Passionate. You are committed to CHAI’s mission, vision, and values and have deep knowledge of the Baltimore Jewish community. 

•                    Strategic. You have business planning experience and 

•                    Creative. You like to think outside of the box to create new solutions to challenges. 

•                    Decisive. You have sound judgment in challenging and complex situations. 

•                    Leader. You have superior interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with Board members, staff and diverse constituents and communities. 

•                    Strong Communicator. You have clear and effective communication skills. 

•                    Collaborative. You are a proven team player and can motivate your staff and volunteers to work collaboratively with various stakeholders. 

•                    Organized. You able to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines. 

•                    Respectful. You respect diversity and are committed to working across various cultures.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to


•                    Provide direction and vision to fulfill and help advance the mission and values of CHAI. 

•                    Create a supportive work environment, which fosters engagement, open communication, and professional development. 

•                    Oversee all aspects of staff supervision, recruitment, training, and performance. 


Financial Management and Development 

•                    Oversee fiscal operations, review financial statements, and ensure compliance with all financial reporting, audit guidelines and other requirements. 

•                    Work closely with Board, Chief Financial Officer and other key staff in development of annual budget. 

•                    Partner with The Associated and other key staff to identify and foster relationships with current and potential donors, including foundations, grants and individual contributors. 

•                    Provide strategies to the Board for expanding funding to support needs identified by the Board and finance new initiatives. 


Board Relations 

•                    Partner with the Board Chair on the Board’s development processes, to ensure the Board continues to attract, train, retain and motivate members to fulfill their responsibilities. 

•                    Staff and facilitate Board and Committee Meetings. 

•                    Coordinate all communications with Board, prepare and present necessary program and financial reports to the Board as necessary. 

•                    Review, monitor and evaluate programs and services with Board to ensure of services and programs are meeting the needs of the Jewish community and neighborhoods CHAI serves. 


Community Relations 

•                    Represent CHAI and maintain a strong profile in the community by developing and maintaining partnerships that will help advance CHAI’s mission. 

•                    Attend meetings and participate in community-based activities to stay current on trends in housing policies, service delivery, community needs and other areas that affect or are of interest to CHAI. 

•                    Meet with elected officials as appropriate to advocate for CHAI and the community at the municipal and state levels, elevating CHAI’s profile and position in collaborative efforts. 

•                    Represent CHAI by participating task forces as appropriate. 

•                    Articulate the mission of CHAI with effective marketing and communication plans to build awareness beyond direct program participants. 


Qualifications and Skills

•                    Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree preferred.  

•                    At least five (5) years of related experience in community development, not for profit and aging services, affordable housing, and/or real estate development and progressive leadership. 

•                    Public sector, foundation and nonprofit fundraising experience preferred. 

•                    Strong knowledge of the Baltimore Jewish Community. 

•                    Demonstrated skills as a leader, manager and consensus builder. 

•                    Superior skills in developing strong internal and external relationships. 

•                    Public sector, foundation and nonprofit fundraising experience preferred. 

•                    Program development, marketing and public relations experience. 

•                    Superior financial management skills, including real estate holdings.


We offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family; employer-paid life insurance and long-term disability; a retirement plan that matches up to 4 percent of annual salary; generous sick and vacation time and paid holidays.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Qualified candidates should apply at Cover letters must be sent to