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

Senior Development Officer


The Senior Development Officer (SDO) is a high-profile role working with some of the Federation’s highest-level donors and most senior lay people. The SDO is accountable for generating new and increased current and deferred gifts that support the Federation and its programs, matching the philanthropic interests of identified donors with the mission and goals of Federation. In addition, over time, the Senior Development Officer will manage a small portfolio of Supporting Foundations.

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.

PJ Library Engagement Ambassador

Part-time (20 hours per month)

A successful PJ Library Engagement Ambassador is warm, compassionate, and genuinely interested in getting to know new families. Their personal knowledge, experiences, and involvement in the Jewish community allow them to connect families to additional local program opportunities. An ambassador enthusiastically leads creative programs in Cleveland, tailoring to the interests of families.

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