Job Type

Full Time




United States


Are you passionate about championing the rights of people who have suffered abuse and trauma? Do you have deep knowledge and experience with helping victims of abuse? Then this position might be for you!

CHANA seeks an Executive Director to lead the agency serving victims of domestic, sexual and elder abuse in Baltimore, Maryland. The Executive Director is responsible for the vision and administration, staff development and management, fiscal health, board and community relations, and community advocacy for survivors of all forms of abuse and trauma. The Executive Director is committed to social change advocacy and critical thinking regarding how to respond to the needs of those who experience abuse, trauma and neglect in the Baltimore Jewish Community and in the community at large.


CHANA was established in 1995 by a small group of advocates and is among more than 21 agencies and programs of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. CHANA offers a Jewish community response to meet the needs of women, men, children, and elders in Baltimore who experience physical, psychological, sexual, or financial abuse. CHANA provides crisis intervention, education and consultation, as well as advocacy for community awareness, safety and healing. More information about CHANA can be found at

This is an exciting opportunity, and you might be exactly the person we need. You are:

  • Passionate about CHANA’s mission
  • A leader with vision and experience
  • Able to assess crisis situations quickly, maintain composure and handle them quickly with confidence
  • Experienced and comfortable working in environments with vulnerable populations, particularly with those suffering from abuse and trauma
  • A leader with experience in budget oversight and administration, management of grants and compliance
  • Ability to build relationships and relate to all segments of the Jewish community across the religious spectrum and to the community at large
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Efficient, flexible, and have positive demeanor
  • Thrive in a team environment and have superior interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented and have exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Have significant experience working with a Board, lay leaders and donors

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Leadership and Management

  • Provide direction to fulfill and help advance the mission and values of CHANA
  • Collaborate with the Board and other key stakeholders to define goals, objective and annual strategic priorities
  • Create a supportive work environment, which fosters engagement, open communication, and continued critical analysis of the Jewish community needs within Baltimore.
  • Oversee all aspects of staff supervision, recruitment, training, and performance
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for CHANA to the Board, staff, and current and prospective supporters throughout the Jewish community, as well as in the community-at-large

Board Relations

  • Partner with the Board Chair on the Board’s development processes, to ensure the Board continues to attract, train, retain and motivate Board members to fulfill responsibilities
  • Staff and facilitate Board and Committee Meetings, including coordinating all communications preparing and presenting necessary program and financial reports  

Fund Development and Fiscal Management

  • Develop, implement, and oversee annual budget while working closely with the CHANA board and The Associated’s Finance Department
  • Maintain current statistics and system for tracking activities and services
  • Oversee grant applications and compliance with grant or contract requirements, including outcome measures, invoicing and reporting in conjunction with key staff
  • Maintain contact with relevant organizations and government agencies and attend pertinent meetings regarding funding  

Program Development and Community Relations

  • Oversee development and expansion of services and programs to educate the Jewish community and Baltimore community-at-large. This includes, but not limited to, rabbis, medical and mental health professionals., social service providers and educators
  • Develop and maintain partnerships, collaborations and coalitions with domestic violence, elder abuse, sexual assault and service agencies, and community groups that will help advance the CHANA’s mission
  • Deliver presentations about CHANA to increase the awareness of services
  • Oversee marketing and communication plans with key staff
  • Represent CHANA, the Baltimore Jewish community and the community at large by participating on local, national, and international committees and task forces as necessary
  • Assist in planning and facilitating formal gatherings to cultivate and educate volunteer groups
  • Provide direct service in response to client needs as required


  • Advanced degree in Mental Health, Social Work, Law, Non-Profit Management, Public Health or another related field required
  • At least ten (10) years of related experience and at least five (5) years of progressive leadership experience working in a nonprofit setting
  • Strong knowledge of the Baltimore Jewish Community
  • Understanding of and experience working in the field of abuse and trauma and commitment to best practices and current research in the field
  • Excellent managerial and relationship-building skills
  • Superior integrity and moral character

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Qualified candidates should apply at Cover letters must be sent to