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

Administrative Specialist, Funds Management


The Administrative Specialist, Funds Management provides support within the areas of funds and grants management and reports to the Director, Funds Management. The Administrative Specialist, Funds Management will initiate and track grant making for certain Endowment Funds and related administrative tasks; work in partnership with the Endowment Team to track, code & manage all Legacy giving, as well as provide back up support to the Donor Advised Fund team.

Administrative Specialist, Supporting Foundations


The Administrative Specialist, Supporting Foundations provides support to Supporting Foundations Managers, the Foundation Advisory Committee, and all activities of Supporting Foundations. This position reports to the Area Coordinator, Supporting Foundations and provides administrative support for multiple professional staff in the areas of supporting foundations and family philanthropy



This position performs day-to-day accounting and prepares interim and annual financial reports and tax returns for endowment funds, supporting foundations and trusts as well as assists in the daily operation of the Accounting and Finance department. This position is full-time and reports to the Managing Director of Finance.

Director, Funds Management


The Director, Funds Management has primary responsibility for the Special Purpose funds program, i.e. the endowment funds under the purview of the Development Department. The Director, Funds Management will also be responsible for drafting guidelines for new funds, and drafting other memos, documents, and guidelines when funds are repurposed. In addition, this role will serve as a back-up for the Donor Advised Funds team – providing support during the busy time of year, and when a member of the team is unavailable. This position is critical to managing millions of dollars of grants that are made to support both the Jewish and general community each year.

This position is full- time and reports to the Managing Director, Philanthropic Planning.

Manager, Supporting Foundations


This position will include two major components:

1. Supporting Foundation Manager: Assisting in the management and stewardship of 10-15 Supporting Foundations, with the expectation that over the next 1 -2 years, s/he moves into the role of primary foundation manager for several of them.

2. Development Officer: Secure campaign, supplemental, and Planned Gifts. Provide donor Stewardship/development for those associated with the foundations as well as others as assigned. This will include all generations of the family as well as individuals not associated with a foundation, addressing each as appropriate for their age, level of involvement, and interests. Stewardship will span varied activities and connections, from exploring grantmaking interest areas, first-time individual gifts to Federation, and through endowment/legacy development. The goal for all being a broader and deeper involvement with Federation and its agencies. This position will include an Annual Campaign assignment.

This position is full-time and reports to the Vice President, Supporting Foundations.

Managing Director, Business Systems


The Federation is embarking on a multi-year transformation of their current business systems. To help ensure the success of this transformation, the Federation has created this new position – Managing Director, Business Systems – to be a key partner to the CIO in executing the organizations technology strategy and guiding the planning, design, migration, vendor/partner management, and change enablement activities. The Managing Director will be expected to work collaboratively with process and business owners, vendors, partners, leadership, and information technology staff throughout the transformation to help ensure the new systems align with the organizational vision, meet business needs, and are implemented successfully.

The Managing Director, Business Systems, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is a senior-level position within the Federation and the IT department. The Managing Director will spearhead our robust and talented business systems teams tasked with the day-to-day administration, architecture, analysis, data governance, support, life-cycle management, development, and training of the enterprise systems that support finance, fundraising (development), digital marketing, and HR. The Managing Director will be accountable for the overall leadership, architecture, implementation, usage, and roadmap of a portfolio of enterprise systems, ensuring they effectively support the Federation’s expansive fundraising and business operations.

Security Officer


JFC Security, LLC is looking for a dedicated and caring individual to be part of a growing, community-based security team. In this role, the Security Officer will work to provide a safe environment that is secure from outside threats for social service agencies, synagogues, schools and pre-schools within the Greater Cleveland Jewish Community. The Security Officer is expected to anticipate potential problems and respond to disturbances, prohibited conduct, and emergencies. These duties are performed either while assigned to a Mobile Patrol/Foot Patrol Unit or to a stationary post. This position reports to the Security Officer Supervisor for JFC Security, LLC.

Supervisor, Building Maintenance


Under general supervision of the Business Director, the Supervisor, Building Maintenance is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the Federation building. This position ensures a safe, secure, clean and well-maintained work environment through ongoing maintenance and repair of Federation’s building, surrounding grounds, equipment and utility systems, as well as completing regular inspections to determine the issues needing attention and constructing a plan to address the issues. The Supervisor of Building Maintenance must be available to respond to emergency calls during and after normal work hours.

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

Rivki Ebner

Meet Rivki Ebner, your connection for professional, technical, and internship positions

diane fistek

Meet Diane Fistek, your connection for administrative positions