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

Cash Accounting Specialist


Under general supervision of Assistant Controller, the Cash Accounting Specialist processes payments for all assigned accounts and prepares bank deposits as needed.

The Cash Accounting Specialist is a full-time position working 40 hours a week, reports to the Assistant Controller and is part of a dedicated fiscal team. The ideal candidate has previous accounts receivable experience and a familiarity with bookkeeping and accounting procedures.

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.

Director, Planning and Allocations (Sr. Associate)


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 Director (Sr. 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.

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.

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.

Payroll Specialist


Under general supervision of CFO, ensures accurate processing and recording of Federation’s payroll, and provides timely and accurate financial information, including all related reports and journal entries.

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

Naomi Fein

Meet Naomi Fein,
your connection for executive, professional, and internship positions


Diane Fistek

Meet Diane Fistek,
your connection for administrative positions