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 Managing Director of Finance.

Associate, Engagement and Planning


The Associate, Engagement and Planning is responsible for assessing needs and growing programs that connect young families, college students, and other groups to Jewish Cleveland. This role is responsible for stewarding and engaging young families through PJ Library, guiding college students through the Mandel Myers Fellowship, and managing a portfolio of organizational relationships focusing on experiences that impact young adults in the community.

Key functions of this position include informal and innovative program development, engagement with children, adolescents, and parents with young families, staff supervision, and the maintenance of key relationships with community partners. The ideal candidate for this position is approachable, creative, a self-starter, and passionate about engaging and working with all types of people.

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

Director, Finance Business Systems


The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is embarking on its first multi-year transformation of their financial business systems. To help ensure the success of this transformation, the Federation has created this new position – Director, Finance Business Systems – to support the design, migration, and change enablement efforts; as well as the ongoing management of the technology stack that powers our robust financial operations. The person in this position will work collaboratively with process and business owners, partners, vendors, leadership, and information technology staff throughout the transformation, and beyond, to help align the new core financial system, Oracle Netsuite, and accompanying finance systems with the finance department vision.

The Director, Finance Business Systems – who will report directly to the Managing Director, Business Systems – will play an important leadership role within the IT department, with responsibility for the ongoing optimization, analysis, data governance, interoperability, maintenance, administration, support, life-cycle management, and training of the systems that support finance operations (core Accounting, Endowment Management, Budgeting). The Director will also oversee administration, improvements, and end user support of a portfolio of financial systems, ensuring they effectively support the Federation’s expansive financial operations.

International Experiences Associate


The International Experiences Associate is charged with building relationships with Jewish Cleveland college students to connect them to international Jewish experiences, including Birthright Israel and other programs that deepen Jewish connections. The Associate will recruit college students to various program opportunities, and work with area college campus organizations (Hillel and Chabad) to engage in recruitment events, and pre/post program opportunities.

The Associate will be responsible for all efforts to promote, educate, and recruit for a portfolio of international programs and opportunities. The job will focus primarily on building and maintaining relationships with Cleveland Jewish young adults, ages 18-30, and help them navigate the roadmap of Jewish opportunities primarily in Israel and around the world. The position entails leading Birthright trips, and possibly other international programs. As part of the Overseas Department, the Associate will help to deepen engagement of young adults in Jewish life, create greater investment and exploration of their Jewish identity and connection to their global Jewish community, and act as a concierge and liaison to a variety of programs, activities, and events throughout the year.

This position is full-time and reports to the Director, International Experiences.

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 Manager, International Programs


The Senior Manager, International Programs 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 Senior 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 Senior Manager will also identify opportunities to bring high level influential speakers and programs to Cleveland to educate our Cleveland Jewish community on Israel. The Senior Manager will also plan programs to illuminate and 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.

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