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



Reporting to the Senior Accountant for Federation Supporting Foundations and the Asst. VP of Fiscal Operations, this position is responsible for accurate and timely preparation and reporting of financial information.

Assistant Managing Director of the Campaign for Jewish Needs


The Assistant Managing Director of the Campaign for Jewish Needs is responsible for the strategic development, growth, and oversight of the annual campaign. The Assistant Managing Director will work in partnership with volunteers and leadership in the annual campaign, including, but not limited to executing campaign strategy, coordinating campaign events, identifying and cultivating prospective donors and volunteers, and developing education and training opportunities . He or she will serve as the project manager for Campaign operations and provide direction, focus, and supervision of Federation Executive Staff in their campaign assignments. The Assistant Managing Director will be responsible for building and strengthening relationships with key constituencies to advance their connection to and involvement in the annual Campaign and the Federation.

Communications and Young Adult Programming Coordinator


jHUB is seeking to fill a new full-time position of Communications and Young Adult Programming Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include managing jHUB’s social media presence, email and database; supporting the Cleveland cohort of Honeymoon Israel and follow up programming; creating and implementing jHUB programs for young adults (ages 20 -40); and working to build lines of communication and partnerships with local organizations and professionals. This new position is an opportunity to work in a dynamic setting that will engage with a growing and critically important segment of the Jewish community.

Controller/ Director of Fiscal Operations


Under the supervision of the Federation's CFO, the Director of Fiscal Operations is responsible for the day to day operations of the fiscal department including timely interim and annual financial and tax reporting for the Federation; supervision of staff for accounting entry; supervision of financial and tax reporting of the various Supporting Foundations; creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and support in the department; and additional assignments as determined by the CFO.

Event Planner


The Jewish Federation of Cleveland seeks an organized, punctual, and creative individual to join the Marketing and Communications team as a full time Event Planner. The Event Planner is responsible for vision planning and hands-on coordination of all Federation major to mid-size events in addition to acting as a partner to staff in planning and organizing smaller events and meetings and to ensure brand consistency and brand experience across the organization.



Under general supervision, this position is responsible for performing all-purpose cleaning and preservation of assigned area inside the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School building. This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor at the school building.

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.

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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your connection for executive, professional, and internship positions


Diane Fistek

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your connection for administrative positions

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