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 Financial Officer


The Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) serves as part of the senior management team and directly supports the top professional officer on the local, national, and overseas agenda.

Manager of Recruitment


The JFC’s Human Resources Development (HRD) Department, through the Mandel Leadership Excellence Center, strives to find the best and the brightest individuals and develop them to their highest potential. For this position, JFC seeks a driven and passionate professional with a demonstrated ability to be a recruiting business partner at the organization. To this end, the professional in this role will be one who is proactive in building and maintaining a high-quality network of potential candidates. Similarly, this staff member will be able to actively manage a diverse talent pipeline so as to identify viable candidates as opportunities arise with minimal dependency on outside search firms. The position reports to the Senior Vice President of the Mandel Leadership Excellence Center.

Senior Associate, Planning

Full-time (part-time considered)

The Planning Senior Associate is a full-time position reporting to the Vice President of Community Planning and Allocations and is part of a dynamic and dedicated team. 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.

Watch the video below, created by our 2019 summer interns, featuring a few Federation professionals sharing why they love being a part of 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

Sharon Socher

Meet Sharon Socher,
your connection for executive, professional, and internship positions


Diane Fistek

Meet Diane Fistek,
your connection for administrative positions