Current Openings

Chief Executive Officer

The Family Tree of Maryland is the leading authority in Maryland for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Each year, it reaches more than 21,000 individuals with research-based programs and services that empower families and provide support to communities. The result of a 1997 merger between Parents Anonymous of Maryland and the Child Abuse Prevention Center, The Family Tree has leveraged nearly 45 years of experience to improve the lives of more than 300,000 families statewide. Services include parenting classes; home visiting; family counseling; children & youth services; parent leadership & support groups; 24/7 Parenting HelpLine; community education, outreach & training; and public policy & advocacy.

The Family Tree of Maryland is also the new home of the Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center (BCCCRC), which serves as the hub for issues relating to the care of young children in the City. Integrated into the Family Tree fold in 2019, the BRCCCR works to improve the quality, accessibility, and affordability of childcare in Baltimore City.

 The CEO will report to and work collaboratively with the 41-member Board of Directors to lead and deliver on strategic initiatives and operational priorities.  The CEO will lead a team of approximately 45 staff to ensure that programmatic, fundraising, financial, operational, marketing, and public policy priorities are implemented effectively.  As the organization’s chief mobilizer, fundraiser, and spokesperson, she/he must be a relationship builder who leverages the power of networks across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.  As the primary keeper of the brand, the CEO must grow and protect the Family Tree’s reputation and build on its programming, positive image, trust, and relevance in the community and statewide.

 The next CEO anticipates the need to change directions and challenges current thinking and assumptions. She/He establishes strategic objectives that advance the business significantly, focusing on long-term goals while achieving short-term results and effectively balancing competing priorities. She/He is innovative and possesses a healthy discontent with the status quo, generating fresh, breakthrough ideas and new ways of thinking. The next CEO creates and supports an environment that encourages creative ideas, services and expansion opportunities. 

 The next CEO has a passion for results, sets high standards of performance and leads with inspiration, empowerment and an appropriate sense of urgency. She/He clearly defines and articulates responsibilities, expectations and success for self, the staff, and The Family Tree, adjusting leadership style to get best results. She/He drives accountability directly and through employee recognition.

 The CEO possesses business and financial acumen and understands the organization’s operational metrics and their implications for the mission. She/He translates an understanding of financial results into action and has an appreciation of the need to leverage technology as a tool for future growth and the successful competition for steadily contracting resources. She/he analyzes complex environmental issues that affect The Family Tree, asks questions and seeks multiple views and alternatives while keeping the focus on the mission.  She/he seeks to understand the needs of the Family Tree’s constituents and translates those needs into solutions for the communities served.

 The CEO is inspirational and influential; a visible leader who inspires a broad sense of purpose. She/he communicates a compelling message with a passion that conveys The Family Tree’s story and builds support for its public policy and legislative agenda.  The CEO is a skilled fundraiser who works to engage and energize donors, volunteers, advocates, and constituents in the community. She/he handles conflict appropriately and accurately discerns the needs and concerns of others.  The CEO creates a safe and positive environment for working through conflict and remains poised and steady when challenged or criticized.

 The new CEO attracts, selects, and retains top-notch and diverse staff and volunteers, providing useful feedback and coaching to create an engaged organization that is viewed as a great place to work and volunteer.  She/he has honed fundraising skills and is extraordinary at building relationships. She/he is collaborative & embraces diversity, effectively leveraging people from different backgrounds, cultures, and generations, and  creates an inclusive environment that supports the open exchange of information and views and values feedback as an opportunity for growth.

 The CEO has high standards and personal and professional Integrity and accepts responsibility for accurate and reliable reporting of data and results. She/he remains ethical at all times and holds self and others to high standards of organizational and individual ethics.  She/he quickly confronts and resolves any ethical dilemmas that may arise. She/He is a role model and represents the integrity and culture of the organization.

 The Board of Directors seeks a hands-on, proactive, and passionate leader with a demonstrated track record of experience serving as an executive leader within a nonprofit, public, or corporate environment.  The ideal hire must be a strong advocate for children and families.

 Experience in successfully building revenue and philanthropic support and strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

To apply, submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

For more information about The Family Tree of Maryland, visit 

Family Support Specialist – Healthy Families

This position provides strength based family support services in cooperation with families of children prenatal-3.  This work requires that the FSA, by means of weekly in home visits, partners with families to identify needs, develop plans of action, and mobilize resources that build family effectiveness.  FSA’s are required to maintain a caseload of 15-25 families

Family Resource Specialist

The Family Resource Specialist supports families and caregivers of children ages birth to 12 years in identifying and accessing parent education, quality child care, and other programs. The specialist provides three (3) key services and responsibilities.

Assistant Director, Family Education Services

This position accountable for the day-to-day implementation of: family education and children’s programs for The Family Tree, statewide.  Supervises and implements strategies as identified in the agency strategic plan.  In cooperation with executive and program management develops and implements an annual work plan as a benchmark for meeting initiatives and objectives.  Ensures that new initiatives are implemented and oversees program operations processes including the use of human, fiscal and technical resources. 

Technical Assistance Specialist

The Technical Assistance Specialist provides services and support to early care and education and school-age childcare programs to address concerns and work cooperatively to increase the availability of high-quality child care within the region. Services are focused on startup, quality improvement, program participation in initiatives, and other areas of need as identified by MFN, MSDE, and the provider/program. 

Early Childhood Coach

The Early Childhood Coach provides high quality coaching and communities of practice to support early care and education and school-age child care programs to address concerns and work cooperatively increase the availability of high-quality child care within the region. Coaching utilizes the Practice Based Coaching model (developed by The Pyramid Model Consortium) and Facilitated Attuned Interactions (developed by the Erikson Institute) as the model and coaching style for these services. The coach is a collaborative partner with programs participating in services and guides programs to increasing knowledge and skills and aligning teaching environments and teaching strategies to research-based quality approaches. 

Volunteer Coordinator

To successfully administer all volunteer and internship programming for The Family Tree by expanding services, finding new ways to reach potential volunteers, partnering with leading academic institutions to provide dynamic, community-based service-learning experiences for student interns, and creating an infrastructure capable of sustaining an aggressive volunteer system.

Child Care Center Director

This position provides direct care and manages the day to day operations of the childcare center. The Childcare Center Director (CCD) is required to keep the center in compliance with local, state, and federal program regulations. The CCD is also required to provide supervision to support staff.

Child Care Center Teacher

This position is responsible for providing skilled childcare to children who enroll at Kids Care Plus.  The Teacher will implement daily activities that promote learning, independence, and social interactions.  

Lead Home Visiting Nurse – Maryland Family Connects

This position provides supervision to nursing staff and Coordinator, Community Resource & Support.  Nurses provide short term home visiting (up to 12 weeks) to all families with newborns delivering at Sinai Hospital.  The Coordinator, Community Resource & Support is responsible for the development of the Agency Finder Directory and follow-up support services.  The Lead Home Visiting Nurse will direct the team in order to schedule, visit and support families in the community using the Family Connects (Duke University) home visiting protocol.  The Lead Home Visiting Nurse will also be expected to carry a reduced caseload.

Home Visiting Nurse – Maryland Family Connects

This position provides short term home visiting to all families with newborns delivering at Sinai Hospital.  The home visiting nurse will support and assess family needs in 12 domains of physical and psychosocial wellbeing and facilitate referrals and connections to community agencies.

The Family Tree is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Family Tree is dedicated to the protection and nurturance of children and families and, as such, judgement of individuals on the basis of personal characteristics is inconsistent with our mission. The Family Tree is committeed to the laws and intent of Equal Employment Opportunity in hiring and promotion. We recruit, hire, train, pay, promote, discipline and terminate our employees without regard to age, disability, economic status, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, color, religion, creed, sexual preferece, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information or any other impermissible factor, in accordance with applicable laws. In providing services to our clients and working with volunteers, The Family Tree treats all ppeople fairly and without regard to age, disability, economic status, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or genetic information.


The Family Tree offers competitive salaries, as well as excellent benefits such as:

Health Insurance

  • All full-time employees or part-time employees who work 24 or more hours a week and their dependents are eligible to participate in the health insurance benefits.
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment on the first day of the month following their hire date.
  • CareFirst Blue Choice HMO HRA
  • CareFirst Preferred Dental 4
  • CareFirst Vision Option 3

Life Insurance

  • Employees working at least 20 hours per week, automatically receive, at no cost, basic life and AD insurance in an amount equal to $25,000


  • 14 Paid Holidays per year for full time and eligible part-time employees


  • During the first two years of employment, employees earn 10 days per year for full-time employees, 5 days for part-time.
  • Two years to four years of employment, 15 days per year for full-time employees and 7.5 per year for part-time.
  • Four years to fourteen years, 20 days per year for full-time employees and 10 for part-time.
  • Fifteen years and each year thereafter, 25 days per year for full-time employees.

Sick Leave

  • 10 day per year for full-time Employees
  • 5.71 days per year for part-time employees

Personal Leave

  • Up to 4 days (28 hours) given to allow for employees to attend to important personal business during working hours for full-time employees and 2 personal days for part-time employees.

Bereavement Leave

  • 5 days with pay per occurrence for a death of immediate family of a full-time employee.
  • 2.5 days with pay per occurrence for a death of immediate family of a part-time employees

Jury Duty

  • All full-time regular employees who are required to report for jury duty will receive their regular rate of pay for ten (10) working days.

Retirement BenefitsThe Family Tree offers all employees the option of deferring a portion of their salary, pre-tax, to plan for their retirement. Employees are eligible to participate after their introductory period (first 90 days). This is not an employer contributory plan.For more information, please contact:


Human Resources Manager

Phone: 410-889-2300 ext. 1197
Fax: 410-637-8385

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