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

Campaign Director


The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is searching for a dynamic professional to serve as Campaign Director. The Campaign Director is a full-time position that oversees both short and long-term development and implementation of the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs, including the involvement of leadership, campaigners, donors, and the Federation staff. The Campaign Director will report directly to the Chief Development Officer.

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 Development Communications/Foundation Associate


Under the supervision of the Chief Development Officer, the Manager of Development Communications will be responsible for executing a comprehensive development communications plan that includes strategies for year-round donor stewardship, increasing fundraising revenue through securing external grants, and creating materials that clearly communicate Federation’s work in a donor centric tone. The Manager of Development Communications will draft, edit, and maintain all outgoing development communications with individual, corporate, and foundation donors, including foundation proposals and reports (both for use for supporting foundations and for applying for external grants), fundraising communications (appeals, impact reports), and personalized outreach to donors for cultivation and stewardship. This position will work closely with the Marketing Department to ensure that all efforts are integrated Federation-wide and fit in with the Federation brand and messaging.

As Associate for a well-known, large supporting Foundation, this position will assist the Senior Director with Grantee research and correspondence, grants management, foundation meeting preparation, support strategic initiatives, and other duties as assigned.

Managing Director of Major Gifts


Under the supervision of the Chief Development Officer, the Managing Director of Major Gifts will develop and execute strategies to drive the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Major Gift donors ($10,000+) for year-over-year increases in number of donors and revenue. The Director of Major Gifts will work in partnership with the Campaign Director, Asst. VP of Endowments and the Asst. VP of Foundations/Funds to create strategies that integrate all philanthropic vehicles available to Federation donors. The Managing Director of Major Gifts will maintain a portfolio of approximately 100 donors and will direct a team of Development Officers. Additionally, the Managing Director of Major Gifts will oversee all Supplemental Fundraising Initiatives.

Systems Engineer


The Systems Engineer is responsible for a broad range of tasks related to the overall design, installation, maintenance, enhancement, optimization, security, and documentation of Federation's network and systems. The Systems Engineer will actively monitor, diagnose, and resolve systems issues, optimize system performance, provide hands-on day-to-day support, and implement infrastructure improvement initiatives. Preferred candidates are continuous learners, possess a strong work ethic, and have experience managing network environments which minimize operational issues and maximize security.

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