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 – Women IN Philanthropy


The Administrative Specialist – Women in Philanthropy/Campaign is a critical member of the Campaign Team, providing administrative support to the Women in Philanthropy (WiP) division and as well as to other areas of the Campaign Team and Development Department. This position will support all Campaign activities, including event support, event and fundraising reporting, donor inquiries, attendance tracking, acknowledging new donors and donors who move to new giving levels, and more. This position will directly support the Director of Women in Philanthropy, as well as the Women in Philanthropy Associate and other Campaign Team members.

Chief Financial Officer


The Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) serves as part of the senior management team and directly supports the top professional officer on the local, national, and overseas agenda.

Fiscal Assistant/Data Entry Specialist


Under the supervision of the Fiscal Area Coordinator, the Fiscal Assistant / Data Entry Specialist provides data entry and administrative support for the fiscal department. This position is primarily responsible for managing the flow of checks and wire transfers into and out of the fiscal department; ordering office supplies; performing the general filing (both paper and electronic) needs of the department; and other tasks as assigned.

PJ Library Engagement Ambassador


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.

Systems Engineer


The Systems Engineer is responsible for a broad range of tasks related to the overall design, installation, maintenance, enhancement, optimization, security, and documentation of Federation's network and systems. The Systems Engineer will actively monitor, diagnose, and resolve systems issues, optimize system performance, provide hands-on day-to-day support, and implement infrastructure improvement initiatives. Preferred candidates are continuous learners, possess a strong work ethic, and have experience managing network environments which minimize operational issues and maximize security.

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