Director of Research and Evaluation

The Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore | Baltimore, MD, United States

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Posted Date 2/16/2024

Director of Research and Evaluation

Do you believe in the power of data to make social change? Are you experienced in developing research initiatives and leveraging data to gain insights? Are you knowledgeable about using data and metrics to inform funding proposals and grant reports? This opportunity could be right for you: The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore is seeking a full time Director of Research and Evaluation.

The Director of Research and Evaluation will be responsible for overseeing research initiatives and helping to deepen The Associated’s use of data to inform decision-making. This position will develop and implement research to strengthen the Associated’s impact locally and globally. The Director will design and manage research efforts including analysis and usage of data to improve programs and services. In addition, this position will prepare reports and presentations to share research findings and impact materials with different stakeholders. The Director will also assist with grant writing and will integrate data and metrics into funding proposals and reports.   

Key responsibilities:  

  • Develop new research initiatives that help inform The Associated’s funding and planning decisions.
  • Analyze existing agency and communal data to glean insights about strategies, impact, and possible gaps in services.
  • Develop methods to effectively integrate data into programs and services to set goals and evaluate impact.
  • Oversee communications related to research including written reports and oral presentations.
  • Provide grant writing support, helping integrate data and metrics into compelling funder materials. 


  • Experience developing research plans and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Ability to synthesize data and information from multiple sources to provide insights and learning.
  • Ability to present data and research findings in an accessible format for people with varying levels of research experience.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; experience creating compelling communications for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a track record of managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience and familiarity with budgets and financial reporting. 
  • Ability to both work independently and collaborate in a team setting.
  • Prior knowledge of the Jewish communal landscape is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Five to eight years work-related experience. 

What you will gain: 

  • Opportunity to make positive change in Baltimore and globally.
  • A collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Excellent mentorship and supervision
  • Meaningful opportunities to craft research plans and data analysis
  • Paid professional development opportunities.

Compensation & Benefits:  

Salary range is $72,000-$77,000 and is commensurate with qualifications, skills, and experience. 

Application Process - Electronic submissions are preferred. Please provide a cover letter when applying. 

Work Location - Hybrid office/remote work conditions and occasional weekend and evening hours.

Benefits & 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, 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.   


This job ad 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.


Salary72,000.00 - 77,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Director | Research
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