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

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.

Development Officer


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

Fiscal Assistant


Under general supervision of the Supervisor-Conference Center, the Fiscal Assistant provides accounting and administrative support for the fiscal department. This position is primarily responsible for managing the flow of checks and wire transfers into and out of the fiscal department; ordering office supplies; and performing the general filing needs of the department.

Manager, I-Connect


Serving as a critical member of the International Operations Team, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland (JFC) is looking to hire a manager for our Cleveland Israel Connection (I-connect) efforts. The Cleveland I-connect Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of all efforts regarding the promotion and recruitment of Israel opportunities the community has to offer for young adults ages 18-30. The primary focus of the Job is recruiting for the Onward and Masa Israel Journey programs.

The Cleveland I-connect Manager position is part time, approximately 30 hours per week, and reports to the Managing Director of International Operations.

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.

Senior Specialist Donor Services


The DONOR SERVICE OPERATIONS CENTER (DSOC) is responsible for general database maintenance and integrity, prospect research, support for development and campaign efforts, support for events, billing and acknowledgements and data entry.

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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