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



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 Senior Director of Finance.

Cash Accounting Specialist


The Cash Accounting Specialist handles a variety of tasks related to donor pledge payments. The primary duties of this position are the payment application to donor pledges, account adjustments, journal entries, and collection reports. This position is responsible for cash application, credit card processing, refunds, lockbox interfaces, daily cash deposits and other cash duties, and performs special projects as needed.

This position is full time and reports to the Senior Director of Tax.

Manager, International Programs


The International Programs Manager assists in the implementation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s (JFC) direct activities in Israel and overseas and supports the JFC's efforts to create meaningful connections between Jews in Cleveland and Jews in Israel and overseas. In addition, the Manager actively supports the efforts to identify, educate, and actively engage lay leaders/volunteers to become involved in committees, programs and activities related to the JFC's direct overseas programs. The Manager will also identify opportunities and actions to leverage the work of the International Operations department and the Overseas Connections Committee (OCC) in the community at large.

This position is full-time and reports to the Assistant Vice President of External Affairs.

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.

Senior Accountant, Foundation


The Senior Accountant for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Supporting Foundation (MSF) is responsible for the accounting of daily activity and preparation of interim and annual financial reports and tax returns, as well as daily operations and internal controls.

The MSF Senior Accountant position is full-time and reports to the Senior Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting.

Senior Accountant, Investment Pool Accounting


This position performs day-to-day accounting functions for donor-advised funds, endowment funds, pooled investments, and records related activity, in addition to supervising the investment pool bookkeeper. This position is full-time and reports to the Managing Director of Finance.

Young Leadership Division Director


The Young Leadership Division Director is responsible for identifying and implementing strategies that will create and sustain a vibrant and thriving community for young adults in Jewish Cleveland. The Young Leadership Division Director will supervise the Young Leadership Division staff team and assume responsibility for deepening engagement of young adults in Jewish life through social, volunteer, leadership development, and philanthropic opportunities.

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

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