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

Manager, I-Connect


Serving as a critical member of the International Operations team, the I-Connect Manager is responsible for the development, recruitment, and implementation of all efforts to promote Israel opportunities for young adults, ages 18-35, in the Cleveland community. The primary focus of the Job is managing all aspects of the Cleveland Onward Israel program and promoting Masa Israel Journey programs as well as Birthright Israel.

The I-Connect Manager position is part time, approximately 30 hours per week, and reports to the Assistant Vice President, External Affairs.

Senior Accountant


The Senior Accountant is responsible for the accounting of the daily activity 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 and internal control of the accounting department.

Senior Associate, Planning

Full-time (part-time considered)

The Planning Senior Associate is a full-time position reporting to the Vice President of Community Planning and Allocations and is part of a dynamic and dedicated team. The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about serving the Jewish Community, detail-oriented but can be big-picture focused, intellectually curious, and resourceful.

Senior Manager, Donor Advised Funds


The Senior Manager, Donor Advised Funds is responsible for all aspects of the Donor Advised Fund program, working closely with Donor Advised Fund holders to help fulfill their philanthropic goals.

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