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.
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.
The role of the Community Planning & Allocations (CP&A) Department is to identify the needs of the Cleveland Jewish community and to work with appropriate partners to meet those needs. The Planning and Allocations Associate assists in managing the work and regular meetings of the Allocations Committee, Community Planning Committee and/or Strategic Planning Committee; works with beneficiary agencies of the Federation’s annual allocations process and to collaborate on planning activity; and works closely with lay partners to develop planning processes, prepare for meetings and move initiatives forward. The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about serving the Jewish Community, detail-oriented but can be big-picture focused, intellectually curious, and resourceful. All planning and allocations activity is conducted within the context of a lay/professional planning model.
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. In general, the Specialist for Donor Operations is responsible for: (1) supporting all the department’s activities, including maintaining and updating the Donor Management System, known as BBEC; (2) internet research for database management; and (3) administrative support within the department.
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.
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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.
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