Full Time

Chief Development Officer - Baltimore

The Associated, Jewish Federation of Baltimore 101 W. MT Royal Ave, Baltimore MD

The Associated, Jewish Federation of Baltimore seeks a dynamic, experienced, articulate, and creative Chief Development Officer to guide and elevate all aspects of financial resource development across the premier fundraising organization. The Chief Development Officer will lead a diverse and experienced development team in raising funds for its Annual Campaign, targeted strategic philanthropy projects, and capital initiatives. The position will also offer guidance to The Associated’s robust donor-advised fund and foundation programs.

Overview of The Associated
The Associated is recognized as one of the top giving Jewish communities in North America and a national leader within the Federation system. The Associated’s Annual Campaign is the foundation of the organization’s philanthropic efforts and remains the primary fundraising vehicle for all of the organization’s agencies and programs. In 2022, the Annual Campaign raised approximately $30 million. The Associated is also nearing the completion of an unprecedented $200 million Centennial Campaign, charting the course for the next 100 years. The Associated maintains a diverse real estate portfolio and a robust endowment and investment program with nearly $1 billion in assets.

With a staff of over 100 FTEs and an operating budget of over $50 million, The Associated has stayed true to its promise of serving the Baltimore community with urgency, compassion, and a commitment to Jewish values.

The Chief Development Officer Position
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will work in concert with both lay and professional senior leadership to determine fundraising goals based on agency-wide and communal priorities. The CDO will lead the design and implementation of strategies to identify funding sources needed to finance the growth and development of The Associated system. This position provides oversight and support on all fundraising efforts including the Annual Campaign, Targeted Gifts, Legacy and Endowment Gifts and the Centennial Campaign.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Foster a culture of philanthropy across the agency and system, ensuring a coordinated approach. Represent and support The Associated’s best interests regarding fund development.
  • Manage senior development professionals and ensure that the development operations function efficiently and oversee all development activities in coordination with staff.
  • Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the efficacy of our efforts.
  • Help to recruit, train, and motivate lay leadership and solicitors.
  • Lead the team in developing a fundraising plan that allows for new donor development, increased annual support, stewardship of donors and the securing of long-term commitments.
  •  Successfully engage a board of lay leaders to develop and implement strategic goals.

Resource Development and Generation

  • Inspire donors and philanthropists by the mission of The Associated network of agencies and motivate them to support the organization’s mission.
  • Engage and steward donors of all levels to participate in The Associated’s Annual Campaign of $30 million and ensure its sustainability and growth.
  • Oversee supplemental and emergency campaigns as appropriate.
  • Conduct face to face solicitation with donors to develop and cultivate relationships and sustained giving.


The ideal candidate will offer the following qualifications:

  • An exceptional major gift fundraiser with a proven track-record of securing 6-7 figure gifts from a diverse portfolio with existing and new major donors.
  • An engaging and inspiring leader who has a personal commitment to Jewish values, Jewish community, Jewish continuity, Israel and global Jewry.
  • An inclusive and collaborative leader with extensive Jewish communal knowledge who can successfully interface with multiple demographics within and outside of the community.
  • An excellent oral and written communicator able to tailor messaging to appropriate stakeholders and demographics.
  • A team builder who motivates others to perform at a high level to reach their goals.
  • An experienced professional with superior organizational management skills.


Salary Range: Starting range begins at $225,000 annually. Experience will impact final applicable range for this position.

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.

Application Process
Cover letters and Electronic submissions are required.

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This job description 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.