We believe in the mission of our work. We believe that together, we are able to accomplish something life-changing, both for ourselves and for those around us. We work as a team. And, those who join our team, become part of one of the most respected and valued Jewish organizations in the country.

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Human Resources Development (HRD) is part of the Mandel Leadership Excellence Center and strives to find the best and the brightest individuals and develop them to their highest potential. HRD fulfills this role for both lay leadership and professional staff.

Open Positions



A successor is being sought for the current President, Stephen Hoffman, who is retiring after 35 years. As the Federation’s professional leader, the President is responsible for ensuring delivery of the vision and mission of the Federation, and is in a position to guide the future of Jewish Cleveland. This position requires an accomplished, politically sensitive individual with highly developed skills in community building and fundraising, and with exemplary interpersonal skills. The President must be an effective and dynamic leader who promotes a productive work environment and selects and develops “A” level performers. As the senior executive responsible for overseeing all aspects of Federation work, including: Financial Resource Development, Strategy, Planning, Allocations, the Annual Campaign, Agency Relations, Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, the President must have strong business and organizational skills. In addition, the President will be responsible for the implementation of the strategic plan, together with professional and volunteer leadership, agency partners and key stakeholders.

Associate, Women's Philanthropy


Reporting to the Development Officer/ Women's Philanthropy Director, the full time Women’s Philanthropy Associate facilitates and implements the initiatives in the Jewish community that focus on women. These initiatives include the Women's Campaign, a segment of the Campaign for Jewish Needs and its programming; outreach and engagement and its programming; and leadership development and related programming. As a member of the larger core campaign team, the Women's Philanthropy Associate introduces people, with an emphasis on younger women and/or newly engaged women, and encourages participation and future involvement in the Jewish community as leaders, donors and volunteers.

Associate, Young Leadership Division


The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is searching for a dynamic professional to join our Young Leadership Division (YLD) team. The YLD Associate is a full time position and assumes responsibility for assisting to implement strategies that will create a vibrant and thriving community for young adults in Jewish Cleveland. Identified as a key priority of the Federation, the YLD Associate will work with the Young Leadership staff team and assume responsibility for deepened engagement of young adults in Jewish life, greater philanthropic investment through the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs and increased programming and activities. This position reports to the Director of Young Leadership Division.

Conference Center Assistant Building Operations

Varied Hours – Candidate must be flexible

Under the general supervision of the Conference Center Supervisor, this position handles varying aspects of food presentation, set-up/clean-up of meetings, and room transitions for Federation meeting/events primarily Monday through Thursday in late afternoons and evenings based on weekly schedule.

Lead Designer


As a member of our in-house creative team, the Lead Designer supports and promotes the Federation’s growth strategy and brand reputation; provides creative direction and execution for the organization’s annual fundraising campaign, as well as the individual marketing campaigns for the 15 business areas. This would include, but not be limited to, print and digital marketing collateral, presentations, special events, video and web site. The Lead Designer must be self-motivated as well as able to work collaboratively with the team to ensure consistent brand standards are present across all communications platforms, meet multiple and, at times, tight deadlines, in a high-energy work environment. The Lead Designer reports to the Managing Director of Marketing and Communications and supervises other designers on the team.

PEI Fellow


The Public Education Initiative (PEI) Fellowship is a 10 month fellowship for a recent college graduate with an interest in a career in education, leadership, or nonprofit management. The PEI Fellow is responsible for assisting the PEI Site Coordinator in the oversight of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Public Education Initiative. The Public Education Initiative is a one-on-one literacy enrichment program through which volunteer tutors meet with students at eight sites within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (for more information click here). The PEI Fellow will assist in managing the needs of the eight sites; help with recruitment and retention of volunteers; serve as a resource for educational techniques and tools, and tutor students. The Fellow may have some involvement with other Federation departments as related to their work with public education and literacy-based activities in the city of Cleveland. This position is a part time (up to 20 hours per week), academic year assignment; reliable transportation is required. The PEI fellow will report to the Director of the Public Education Initiative and the PEI Site Coordinator.

Senior Development Officer


The full-time Senior Development Officer (SDO) is an integral part of the Federation's senior development team. Reporting to the Managing Director of Planned Giving and Endowments, the SDO will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts (current and deferred) prospects, primarily focusing on endowment gifts for the Federation; initiating, maintaining and growing these relationships to maximize their long-term value and benefit to the Federation.

Team Federation

Benefits of Working Here

  • Affordable medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and sick days
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Long term disability
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Plain Dealer Top Workplaces 2015

We offer an environmentally friendly workspace

Our building is Gold Standard LEED-Certified and we have staff initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint. From our water fixtures to our solar panels, our building was designed with the environment in mind. Our goal is to be zero-landfill, and so we recycle and compost all of our waste. If you like to bike to work, we offer special secure indoor bike parking - we even have front-row spots for our carpooling employees! Helping make the world a better place is part of our culture.

Our Human Resources Team

Naomi Fein

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