Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence

The Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence provides resources and expertise to develop and retain the highest quality professional and volunteer leadership for the Federation system.


The Mandel Center helps communities plan CEO transitions and coaches and supports new Federation CEOs to facilitate their success, particularly in their relationships with board chairs.

New and Senior Professionals

Through the I-Lead webinars, the Mandel Center helps provide new professionals with an orientation to the Federation system and its key functions and critical soft-skills they need to succeed.

Through the annual Professional Institute, Mandel supports senior professionals to build connections and share best practices with peers, learn from leading thinkers in their fields, develop leadership skills, and build cross-departmental collaboration.


Through the YESOD leadership program, the Mandel Center helps communities build their pipeline of excellent volunteer leadership. This program is a collaboration between JFNA and the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

In partnership with the Florence Melton School

Equal Employment Policy

Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), where employment is based on personal capabilities and qualifications. As such, JFNA will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination and harassment in employment decisions regarding employees and job applicants for employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions, marital or domestic partner status, military or veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. This equal employment opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, discipline, termination, promotions, and changes in position classification. Additionally, all JFNA employees, regardless of position, are expected to adhere to JFNA’s policy of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.

Read the full JFNA EEO Policy and learn more about equal employment opportunity law.

Federation Career Opportunities

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