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Posting Date: 04/18/2019
Position: Research Assistant
Company: University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Responsibilities:

University Hospitals of Cleveland, a leading health care system, has an immediate need for a Research Assistant. In this full-time contract role, the candidate will work with a team to coordinate research and community-based projects for the Center for Child Health and Policy at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. This contract is projected to last 10 months at 40 hours / week.

Application Deadline: N/A

For more details about this position, please click here.


Posting Date: 04/18/2019
Position: Americorps VISTA volunteer
Company: Slavic Village Development

Responsibilities:

  • The VISTA will assist Slavic Village Development Staff on the engagement of stakeholders, and the convening of an Imperatives Working Group for the EcoDistrict Protocol. 
  • The VISTA Member will also work with residents on the housing counseling and outreach side to help our residents find resources so they can stay in their homes longer.  
  • VISTA will assist with outreach, marketing, recruiting and grant oversight in order to reach as many residents in need as possible.  
  • VISTA will work with our Neighborhood Development Officer to better connect SVD to our residents in order to maintain assets for individuals. This will be done through programs, community building events and gatherings. 

Salary & Benefits: $974 per month living stipend and a $5,645 educational grant (that can be used to pay past or future education costs) or $1,500 cash at the end of the year of service. Health insurance and two weeks vacation provided.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2019

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Posting Date: 04/17/2019
Position: Summer Associate
Company: Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation (OBCDC)

Responsibilities:

  • Set-up and logistics of the market
  • Ongoing surveying of market shoppers to assess their experience
  • Tracking data and market incentive programs, management of our information and resource tent and activities that take place in that area, as well as assisting with SNAP, EBT, and WIC transactions
  • Tracking and evaluation of data throughout the summer as well as anything else needed from the OBCDC Community Health and Marketing and Events Coordinators

Application Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2019

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Posting Date: 04/17/2019
Position: Community Engagement Coordinator
Company: Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation (OBCDC)

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a comprehensive community engagement strategy that is sustainable, measureable, and committed to racial equity and inclusion
  • Support staff and program committees in the identification and cultivation of leaders across the neighborhood, and assist in developing and maintaining a positive vision for engagement
  • Act as facilitator to connect existing and future programs and partnerships
  • Build and maintain relationships with community-facing organizations and interest-based community partners; actively participate in related initiatives and partnerships
  • Provide assistance with existing funding streams for community projects
  • Assist in program assessment to measure growth towards identified performance goals
  • Coordinate and/or represent Old Brooklyn CDC at community meetings and events

Application Deadline: Monday, August 29, 2019 at 5:00pm

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Posting Date: 04/17/2019
Position: Director of Advancement
Company: Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation (OBCDC)

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and execution of a comprehensive fund development strategy that includes but is not limited to foundation relations and grant writing, sponsorships, fundraising events, membership, advertising, donor relations, and annual campaigns
  • In conjunction with stakeholders, manage existing communication platforms to tell the story of the neighborhood in order to attract interest and investment including the Old Brooklyn News, e-newsletters, OldBrooklyn.com, promotional materials, social media, et cetera
  • Lead the process for development and execution of business innovations for the organization including but not limited to revenue modeling, social enterprise, and impact analysis
  • Manage the execution and analysis of special events to ensure impact and fiscal management
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, supporters, funders, and partners

Application Deadline: Monday, August 29, 2019 at 5:00pm

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Posting Date: 04/05/2019
Position: Summer Associate
Company: LakewoodAlive

The Summer Associate will also be working directly with our Community Engager. Engaging residents through door to door communications; Gather necessary documentation from clients so that they can apply for all available housing; programs that will ensure a healthy and safe environment while elevating their quality of life; The Associate will also work with the Engager to help plan and coordinate community; building events like a cook out at Madison Park for our Birdtown residents as well as Block Parties throughout the neighborhood; The Associate will also work with the Engager to share information with our Merchant partners in the neighborhood, to make sure that they are aware of the LakewoodAlive and our services.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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Posting Date: 03/29/2019
Position: Summer Youth Associate
Company: Thea Bowman Center (TBC)

In our children's summer program that provides a safe place for children to grow and learn you will work with 2-3 other staffers as a team to: -Facilitate learning sessions with youth -Organize appropriate group activities by age -Monitor youth activities and encourage engagement and community -Supervise field trips and other outings -Engage with parents of assigned youth -Assist with program evaluation - survey forms and feedback from youth, parents, and staff

Application Deadline: Friday, May 10th, 2019


Posting Date: 03/29/2019
Position: Summer Camp Associate
Company: City of Bedford Heights

Serve the Bedford School District community to ensure that youth have access to healthy and nutritious meals daily. Oversee an array of structured enrichment activities as part of the summer camp. Promote learning and self-development during the summer months. You'll be trained in best practices for academic, recreation, and nutrition services for school-age youth.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 10th, 2019


Posting Date: 03/29/2019
Position: Health and Wellness Summer Associate
Company: Youngstown City School District (YCSD)

The YCSD Health and Wellness Summer Associate will assist with maintenance of school gardens; assist Boy Scout Troop 55 in the construction of a hiking trail and outdoor classroom at P. Ross Berry Middle School and Martin Luther King Elementary School; assist with Mill Creek Park outdoor summer programming and field trips for YCSD students; and help with sustainability planning for the 2020 summer garden program.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019


Posting Date: 03/29/2019
Position: Warren Farmers Market Summer VISTA
Company: Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (TNP)

The Warren Farmers Market Summer VISTA will work at the Warren Farmers Markets and within the community to promote and operate various incentive programs including but not limited to SNAP, WIC, and the Mercy Health Fruit and Vegetable Rx Program. The Summer VISTA will also spend time out in the community at various community meetings and social gatherings talking to residents about the market and the various events at the market that occur all summer long. The Warren Farmers Market Summer VISTA will also work closely with the GROW Program Director to develop and implement a survey that will help guide future programming and promotion of the Warren Farmers Markets.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019


Posting Date: 03/29/2019
Position: GROW Urban Agriculture Summer VISTA
Company: Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (TNP)

The GROW Urban Agriculture Summer VISTA will attend community events and meetings to meet community leaders and learn more about their work and missions; communicate data from a number of locations; perform basic mapping using Google MyMaps; work within the gardens and at various community green spaces to better understand their goals and needs; conduct fundraising research.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019


Posting Date: 03/29/2019
Position: Summer Program Associate
Company: King Kennedy Community Center (KKCC)

The VISTA will be responsible for helping the staff plan, implement, and assess programs designed to build social, emotional and age-appropriate educational activities on topics such as suicide prevention and substance abuse prevention. The SA will collaborate with community partners to help develop programming, assist in seeking monetary and in-kind donations for program resources.The SA will also assist with breakfast and lunch daily; chaperone all field trips; help youth develop skills, teamwork and sportsmanship; assist staff monitor the safety and health of campers; assist youth with indoor and outdoor skill building activities; use group management skills to engage youth in daily activities; and act as a mentor to model effective personal communication skills and behaviors. The SA will communicate with parents, community partners, and other outside liaisons. They will assist with data entry and reporting. Must be proficient in basic computer programs such as Microsoft Office.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019


Posting Date: 03/29/2019
Position: Life Story Writer Summer Associate
Company: Jewish Family Services (JFS) of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation

The Life Story Writer Summer Associate will work closely with a licensed social worker from JFS; meet with seniors and conduct interviews, draft interview transcripts, review with seniors for accuracy, and produce a final draft. Interview training is provided. The Life Story Writer Summer Associate will also help to create and conduct pre-, mid-, and post project assessments and plan an end of project event.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

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Posting Date: 03/29/2019
Position: Data Coordinator
Company: The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (HNGC)

This position is coordinates data in a way to help the HNGC make better business decisions. This position collects data to analyze business functions and efficiencies. The key responsibilities of the Data Coordinator are as follows:

General Responsibilities

  • Assists Finance Manager and other key staff to determine monthly allocation amounts to HNGC pantries and hot meals; works with Finance Manager and external Accountant to make adjustments and reconciliations as needed.
  • Tracks all invoices and receipts related to government contracts; analyzes spending patterns.
  • Issues invoices to hunger centers as needed and tracks payments on balances due.
  • Sorts and organizes data; analyzes for quality improvement purposes.
  • Designs and maintains an orderly grant and contract filing system; prepares data updates for Development team.
  • Works with key staff to compile service and compliance data related to contracts and grants; generates reports, spreadsheets, and graphics; prepares data for presentations and meetings.
  • Ensures compliance with government contract requirements; prepares and submits reports as required; helps troubleshoot issues with pantry and hot meal managers as needed.
  • Supports HNGC events as required with some weekends and evenings.
  • Provides administrative support to management as needed; assist staff with data entry as needed.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 03/27/2019
Position: Program Coach
Company: The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program of The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

Reporting to the Program Director and Lead Coach, the Coach is responsible for providing individual coaching to participants and graduates and will carry out the following responsibilities.

The Program Coach:  

  • Provides individual coaching to assigned NLDP participants including one coaching session between each program curriculum session.
  • Provides coaching sessions to NLDP Graduates as requested.
  • Attends all sixteen Saturday NLDP group sessions and participates as appropriate.
  • Assists the Lead Coach in administering and reviewing the Kolb Learning Styles Inventory and the Korn Ferry Emotional and Social Competency Inventory.
  • Attends and provides feedback regarding the cohort at program internal debriefing sessions.
  • Advises the Lead Coach on the progress regarding assigned participants and provides data to lead coach for reporting purposes as requested.
  • Assists in any other areas of participation requested by NLDP.   

Application Deadline: Monday, April 22nd, 2019


Posting Date: 03/21/2019
Position: Director of Property Management
Company: Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) owns and manages a portfolio consisting of 16 buildings containing 339 residential units and approximately 50,000 sq.ft. of commercial area.  Financing for development and rehabilitation of the buildings in the portfolio includes low income and historic tax credits and various other affordable housing financing programs. The director of property management is responsible for the property management, compliance, service coordination, and maintenance of the portfolio, and for supervision and management of personnel.  This position will also focus on the long-term sustainability of DSCDO’s g portfolio, and will include significant interaction and involvement with the Accounting and Real Estate Development Departments.

Application Deadline: N/A


Posting Date: 03/19/2019
Position: Economic Development Planner
Company: The Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization (NEFCO)

Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance to those NEFCO members interested in applying for EDA funding
  • With assistance from regional partners, take steps to implement the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), including disaster resiliency planning
  • Provide technical assistance to NEFCO members, economic development organizations, local governments and private entrepreneurs concerned with development planning
  • Inform NEFCO’s members and the region’s economic development practitioners of economic development funding opportunities
  • Prepare quarterly and/or annual progress and fiscal reports as required for the EDA grant
  • Meet with member local and county government economic development professionals to become familiar with their goals and challenges
  • Report monthly to NEFCO’s governing board
  • Hold meetings with the established technical advisory committee to receive guidance on the agency’s economic development planning work program and to discuss local and regional challenges and opportunities
  • With input from agency staff, organize articles for the quarterly agency newsletter

Application Deadline: Responses received will be reviewed during the week of April 1, 2019; resumes etc. will continue to be accepted after that date until the position is filled.   


Posting Date: 03/13/2019
Position: Census Bureau Temporary Worker jobs
Company: United States Census Bureau

The hiring of hundreds of thousands of temporary workers for the 2020 Census – often described as the nation’s largest civilian mobilization is now underway. The Census Bureau has already begun recruiting and hiring people to work on an important preliminary operation for the 2020 Census that begins in August.

The Census Bureau is working to fill thousands of positions nationwide in order to update this address list. As of March 4, more than 170,000 recruits had already completed job applications to qualify for temporary census jobs and more than 800 had been hired. More will be hired through the year for jobs in the spring and summer of 2020. That’s when census workers knock on doors to interview people who don’t respond to the census.

Application Deadline: N/A


Posting Date: 02/14/2019
Position: 
Construction Inspector
Company: Cleveland Metroparks

The Construction Inspector provides services in support of the Director of Construction, associated Divisions, and other departments by field monitoring construction activities of capital improvement projects and advancing assigned projects, relationships, and priorities producing desired and actionable results in support of Cleveland Metropark's mission.

  • Field observes construction activities on capital improvement projects: Documents and prepares daily reports on work completed by contractor; ensures construction techniques and materials satisfy requirements and intent of project drawings and specification; assures construction activities and materials comply with Park District policies; reviews general progress of project and specific construction operations as directed; participates in project meetings providing insight to project specifics and progress; performs measurements and prepares notes pertaining to actual field conditions.
  • Acts as a representative of operations to the public, community groups, industry professionals, and other appropriate agencies to provide information concerning park district operations.
  • Assists the Director of Construction and associated Divisions by assuming project assignments and performing various operations functions.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or apparent.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 02/14/2019
Position:
Office Assistant
Company: Cleveland Children’s Dyslexia Center

The Office Assistant reports directly to the Center Director and is responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support. Duties include reception services, file maintenance, and communication with parents verbally and with written correspondence. 

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 01/24/2019
Position:
Development Coordinator
Company: CHN Housing Partners

Development Coordinator will report to the Director of Real Estate and work collaboratively with the Project Managers in the Development Department to successfully manage development activities on commercial, single family and or multifamily construction projects. In this role, the Development Coordinator will work on administrative tasks to help move projects through the development process. The Development Coordinator will support the Project Manager’s in the Development Department through assisting on administrative tasks such as applications, closings, draw coordination, managing 3rd party consultants, closing out projects with funders, and other duties as are helpful. The position must facilitate positive relationships with other CHN departments, outside agencies, and the community to ensure successful project coordination.

Application Deadline: N/A 

For more details about this position, click here. | For more information about other CHN Housing Network openings, click here. 


Posting Date: 12/14/2018
Position:
Data Analyst
Company: University of Minnesota Institute for Social Research & Data Innovation

We seek one or more data analysts to join our diverse team of research and information technology professionals. We are looking for smart, technically-minded people who enjoy working with data.

Data analysts may work across IPUMS data collections, but current openings are for work on IPUMS Health Surveys and IPUMS CPS. IPUMS Health Surveys (https://www.ipums.org/healthsurveys.shtml) makes the country’s leading sources of information on population health, the National Health Interview Survey, and health expenditures, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, more easily accessible. IPUMS CPS (https://cps.ipums.org/cps/) delivers monthly data from the Current Population Survey to the research community. CPS is the official source of information about labor force participation in the United States and contains data on a variety of supplemental topics.

As with all IPUMS projects, the signature activity is the integration of discrete datasets into a single consistently coded and documented series that enables comparative analyses over time. IPUMS projects share common methods and infrastructure while each has its unique challenges and timelines of deliverables. The environment is highly collaborative, and you will work closely with research scientists, data analysts, student research assistants, and software developers. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of data processing and dissemination methods, and there is considerable opportunity for initiative and creativity by all members of the research staff.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 11/13/2018
Position:
Associate or Full Professor of Demography/Population Studies
Company: University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level with interests in demography and population studies who can actively and innovatively advance the missions of the University, the Minnesota Population Center (MPC), and its affiliated colleges and academic units. This is an open-discipline/area search. The tenure home will be determined based on the candidate’s background/interests, in consultation with the appropriate colleges and academic units, and in accordance with University policy. One-half of teaching and service obligations will be fulfilled in MPC as part of the population studies program.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 10/23/2018
Position: Land Use Program Manager
Company: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

NAHB seeks a Land Use Program Manager with demonstrated experience and interest in state and local land use policy issues. The candidate will advocate for reasonable and effective land use policies affecting the home building industry at the local, state and federal levels. This involves policy analysis and providing technical assistance to members and affiliated builder associations on a diverse range of issues, including the development approval process, infrastructure finance, housing affordability, site planning and community design.

The candidate should have excellent writing and verbal skills, be able to multitask and be a team player in a small department with national visibility. Master’s degree in Land Use Planning or related field, or equivalent in education and experience is required.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 09/25/2018
Position: Stormwater Technician
Company: Lorain County

Under general direction, within the Community Development Department, assists the Community Development Director with all matters relating to Stormwater Management District and planning; maintains related to District expenses; serves as liaison on behalf of District; etc.

Application Deadline: N/A

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For older postings please see the Careers in Urban Affairs archive.