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

Chief Development Officer


JFC seeks an innovative, dynamic, and experienced senior professional with a healthy competitive and entrepreneurial spirit to lead our financial resource development team. Reporting directly to the President, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will bring new approaches and strategies that complement our strong philanthropic foundation. The CDO will help JFC raise its competitive position overall with existing donors; design and drive initiatives that enable JFC to effectively and efficiently tap into new segments of the donor marketplace; and will optimize our campaign efforts year-round – including, but not limited to, a thoughtful donor appreciation/‘thank you’ strategy – in order to maximize our success during the solicitation time period. The CDO will work in partnership with the President and Board of Trustees and is an integral member of the organization’s senior executive leadership team.

Digital Designer


The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is seeking a highly creative, technically skilled designer to be part of the Marketing & Communications Department. This position will involve layout and design work for mostly digital projects, but will involve some print work as well. The ideal candidate will have a multi-disciplinary approach to web design, with a strong sense for what makes both a good online experience and a good print layout, and a habit of looking at the wider context in which their work exists.

The Digital Designer will work closely with the Marketing & Communications team to expand and evolve existing Federation brand identity, update and enhance digital strategy and online presence, and ensure the Federation’s visual voice is consistent and engaging to target audiences. The position reports to the Lead Designer.

Engagement Clergyperson


jHUB is seeking to fill a new full-time position of Engagement Rabbi or Cantor. The primary objective for this clergyperson will be to make Jewish spirituality, ethics and values directly applicable to the lives of young adults in our community. The engagement clergyperson will join the team with three other full time staff and will be supervised by the Director of jHUB.

jHUB is a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment. The Engagement Rabbi or Cantor will be a full partner in this creative team and will participate in jHUB programming and planning. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be highly organized and collaborative, detail oriented, have strong time management skills, be open minded, and someone who thrives in a fluid, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment.

Lead Data Analyst


The Lead Data Analyst reports to the Chief Information Officer and works as an integral member of the Federation’s IT and data teams. The Lead Data Analyst will support the organization’s growing data analysis and data visualization efforts, expanding our existing Business Intelligence (BI) and data mining capabilities, and continuing to strengthen the organizational capacity to make data-driven decisions. The Data Analyst will manage and support projects and partnerships across the organization to identify and address existing and new data analysis and data modeling needs.

Manager, Data Stewardship and Research


The Manager, Data Stewardship and Research reports to the Chief Information Officer and works as an integral member of the Federation’s IT team. The primary responsibilities include activities related to ensuring the highest quality of data possible in Federation’s Blackbaud enterprise CRM (BBEC), managing the organization’s constituent and prospect research functions.

Manager, Lay and Professional Recruitment


The Manager of Lay and Professional Recruitment will initially carry out the day-to-day duties of recruitment, primarily of the external-facing and professional staff positions; assist in the planning and implementing of the professional development opportunities offered to staff, specifically Jewish learning opportunities; oversee the Federation’s intern program; and fulfill other development responsibilities, including serving as the staff liaison for various annual awards recognizing community leaders.

Physical Security Systems Engineer


The Physical Security Systems Engineer is responsible for a broad range of tasks related to the overall design, management, installation, maintenance, enhancement, optimization, and documentation of the electronic physical security and surveillance systems of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and its beneficiary agencies. The Engineer will work with the Community Security team to diagnose and resolve security system issues at Federation and various beneficiary agencies throughout the community, provide hands-on day-to-day support, and manage the implementation of security technology. The position reports to Director, IT Operations. Preferred candidates are continuous learners, possess a strong work ethic, and have experience implementing and managing complex electronic physical security and surveillance environments.

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)

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

Tami Caplan

Meet Tami Caplan,
your connection for executive, professional, and internship positions


Diane Fistek

Meet Diane Fistek,
your connection for administrative positions