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Posting Date: 05/11/2018
Position: Utilities/Sustainability Assistant
Company: FAST/Cleveland State University

FAST is hiring a student worker to do utilities reporting, billing, and analysis along with energy efficiency and sustainability aspects. The successful student will have experience with utilities and managing large amounts of data. 

Position Accountabilities:

  • Analyze utility usage
  • Campus-wide
  • Compile usage reports
  • Filing
  • Telephone communication with utility companies.

Qualifications: Previous utility and sustainability experience.

Learning Objectivities:

  • Team work
  • Self-direction
  • Heightened reporting skills
  • Accountability
  • Knowledge of campus usage and needs
  • Knowledge of sustainability requirements.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

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Posting Date: 05/08/2018
Position: Research Associate
Company: Cleveland Foundation

In collaboration with the advancement team, the Research Associate organizes, analyzes and disseminates, in various formats, information on potential donors to ensure that team members are provided the information and resources necessary to solicit gifts and to cultivate and steward donor relationships.

Responsibilities:

  • Proactively research, identify and analyze individuals and appropriate entities to assess giving potential, propensity to donate, and connections to foundation initiatives or the NEO community to provide donor relations, gift planning and development colleagues with comprehensive information for solicitation and cultivation activities.
  • Regularly prepare detailed research reports on prospects for the advancement team to keep colleagues apprised of potential prospects.
  • Work with the Director of Development & Donor Communications to enter new prospects in the donor database to ensure the ongoing evaluation and qualification of the foundation’s prospect base. Regularly update database with information gathered through prospect research and/or provided by members of the advancement team.
  • Identify and manage the information sources used by the advancement team and maintain relationships with information vendors to ensure access to the most relevant and resourceful data.
  • Assist in the overall coordination of the development activities, including working proactively with the Development Assistant. Assist with advancement team and foundation events and initiatives as requested.
  • Assist with the implementation of special-interest fundraising group projects, meetings, events, and outreach for the development team. Monitor new initiatives and qualify results, i.e. data analysis of increased levels of participation and/or giving among target groups.
  • Stay well informed as to current foundation programs and initiatives and grantees to assist in the process of tying individual prospect interests back to the foundation and surrounding community.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

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Posting Date: 05/07/2018
Position: Executive Director
Company: Hiram Farm

Hiram Farm, a non-profit social services organization, is located in Hiram, Portage County, Ohio. Founded in 2009, the Farm sits on 120 acres of beautiful property. The Farm’s mission is to provide meaningful work for adults (farmers) with developmental disabilities with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders. We operate a green and organic farm that provides opportunities for these adults to grow, learn and work in a setting focused on respect and support for individuals and the environment. We pride ourselves on recognizing the unique qualities and needs of each farmer, addressing those needs appropriately. Dignity, respect and kindness are the trademarks of our staff and farmer interactions.

Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, develop and implement strategic planning for the organization.
  • Align practice and work of the staff and board with the mission, philosophy and strategic plan and organizational objectives
  • Lead communications and manage the work of the board along with Board President.
  • Provide information and leadership to the board in helping to alert them to changing funding patterns, community needs, and to strategically modify organization programs and policies accordingly.

Application Deadline: N/A

For more details about this position, click here.


Posting Date: 05/07/2018
Position: External Affairs Officer
Company: Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies to promote the public image, role and sustainability of the ADAMHS Board and a Recovery Oriented System of Care.
  • Designs, writes, creates layouts, proofreads and distributes materials from the Board, as requested.  This includes, but is not limited to, news releases, newsletters, brochures, flyers, annual reports, service directories, and community responses, in both written and electronic formats.
  • Assists in all External Affairs activities including, but not limited to, workshop scheduling, registrations, workshop staffing, maintaining attendance records, reporting during and after trainings, and tracking completed requirements and earned credits.
  • Develops and maintains social media including, but not limited to, the Board’s Web site, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
  • Establishes new and maintains existing social media relationships by proactively engaging in discussions surrounding behavioral health issues.
  • Monitors all social media outlets: pages, sites, blogs, etc.  Posts responses as directed by supervisor.
  • Applies relevant social media techniques, processes and tools to improve overall awareness of the ADAMHS Board.

Application Deadline: May 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm

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Posting Date: 05/04/2018
Position: Administrative and Project Specialist
Company: Adoption Network

The Administrative and Project Specialist provides a broad range of support in managing the operations/activities of the Executive Director and Director of Programs as well as the other director level staff. In addition, the Administrative and Project Specialist provides high-level support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. He or she takes a lead role in project and organizational management. The Administrative and Project Specialist is integral to the smooth operation of the Adoption Network Cleveland office.

Application Deadline: First consideration will be given to applications received by May 13, 2018.

For more details about this position, click here.


Posting Date: 05/04/2018
Position: Scenic Rivers Fellow
Company: The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC)

The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) seeks a Scenic River Fellow to assist with the OEC’s scenic river work. The Fellow will work with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Central Ohio to assist in holding Stream Quality Monitoring (SQM) trainings, training volunteers on SQM, collecting data on scenic rivers, and entering in data into the water quality monitoring database.  

Responsibilities:
  • Assist Scenic River Coordinators plan and implement Stream Quality Monitoring (SQM) trainings
  • Collect data using SQM on streams around the state
  • Enter past SQM data into the Ohio EPA’s water quality monitoring database
  • Possibly train volunteers how to collect data using SQM

Application Deadline: N/A


Posting Date: 05/04/2018
Position: Executive Director
Company: Friends of Lower Muskingum River

Friends of Lower Muskingum River is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to protect and conserve the Lower Muskingum watershed for all to enjoy. FLMR promotes environmental stewardship and conservation through conservation easements, educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and maintenance of approximately 260 acres of natural areas. Increased environmental challenges in SE Ohio and a desire to become accredited with the Land Trust Alliance has led FLMR to seek an Executive Director.
 
The Executive Director is responsible for strategic planning, fundraising, volunteer coordination, and liaison with the community, regional and national organizations, and the membership. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Application Deadline: N/A


Posting Date: 05/04/2018
Position: Field Director
Company: The Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund

The Field Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day aspects of the OEC Action Fund’s contract organizer campaigns. Reporting to the Action Fund Director, the Field Director works with members of the staff; supervises 5 regional canvass operations run by regional directors including paid canvassers, vendors, volunteers, and interns; and manages assigned work related to the field and campaign efforts as detailed in campaign and program plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages statewide canvass operation
  • Manages field staff, contractors/canvassers, and volunteer canvass program in Ohio
  • Executes training and development program for program staff and volunteers
  • Coordinates volunteer actions and works with Regional Directors
  • Oversees completion of daily and weekly goals, including voter registration, volunteer recruitment, retention and development, and general public persuasion and turnout contacts
  • Performs daily and weekly reporting (both quantitative and qualitative)

Application Deadline: N/A


Posting Date: 05/04/2018
Position: Columbus Regional Coordinator
Company: The Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund

The Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund seeks a temporary Columbus Regional Coordinator. The Coordinator will build power, presence, and relationships on behalf of our organization, and to organize citizens to get involved and make the protection of Ohio’s land, air, and water a political priority. The ideal candidate will be a rising community leader who can serve as the OEC Action Fund ambassador to new networks as well as build long-lasting relationships with our members in the targeted region. This position is an opportunity to become the local resource on politics and the environment and to build strong relationships with elected officials, partner organizations, grasstops leaders, and grassroots advocates.

Responsibilities:

  • Building a strong, sustainable, growing team of grasstop leaders advocating on energy, land, air, and water issues
  • Developing relationships with key, local opinion leaders, including elected officials and business leaders who can play important, strategic roles in the OEC Action Fund’s work
  • Creating and organizing strategy that has a steady drumbeat of advocacy opportunities that advances the OEC Action Fund’s campaigns
  • Organizing and attending community events and meetings on the local political circuit that builds the OEC Action Fund’s presence in the central Ohio

Application Deadline: N/A


Posting Date: 05/02/2018
Position: CEEP Fellow
Company: Campus Election Engagement Project

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national non-partisan project that helps America's colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls. We teach administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders to use their institutional resources to engage students.
 
Fellows will lead their campus with voter registration, voter education, and voter engagement leading up to the 2018 elections. Fellows will develop and implement a plan on their campus on how administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders can help register and engage students in the election process. Fellows will receive orientation, training support and guidance, and a $200 activities stipend.
 
Application Deadline: May 5th, 2018
 

Posting Date: 05/02/2018
Position: Client Services Specialist
Company: Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

This position is responsible for providing outstanding trauma informed client/customer service to all clients calling and coming to CRCC. This position provides reception coverage and lends administrative support to the agency at large. This position further performs work of a specialized, confidential nature on matters that impact clients, counselors and contract compliance.  Excellent organizational, administrative and communication skills and attention to detail are a must.

Application Deadline: N/A


Posting Date: 05/02/2018
Position: Director of Crisis Services
Company: Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

The Director of Crisis Services provides leadership to CRCC’s 24/7 Crisis and Support Programs and staff to ensure that all survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sex trafficking receive 24/7/365 timely, trauma informed services via the Phone, Text/Chat and In-Person in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties. In collaboration with the CPO, the Director is responsible for leading the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program to inform training and supervision needs of 24-Hour Services staff and volunteers.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 05/01/2018
Position: Development Coordinator
Company: Adoption Network

Reporting to the Director of Development and Communications, the Development Coordinator is a key member of the development team. This position works closely with the Director to ensure that development activities and programs run effectively and supports the efforts of the Board of Directors, its committees and staff. The Development Coordinator prepares grant proposals and reports, oversees the Annual Campaign solicitations, and oversees special projects, including special events. This position manages the organization’s database, is responsible for preparing donor and gift reports for internal and external purposes, and ensures that all records for individuals, corporations and foundations are complete and accurate.
 
Application Deadline: N/A
 

Posting Date: 05/01/2018
Position: Administrative Clerk/Office Manager
Company: College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University 

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University is seeking applicants for a part-time Administrative Clerk/Office Manager at our downtown Cleveland facility.  This position will provide part-time administrative, budget, and clerical support to the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, located in downtown Cleveland. The office manager will maintain all budget documents for projects and the facility; schedule meetings; make sure CUDC is open for business; greet visitors; grant front door entries; assist with student concerns. Bookkeeping knowledge is required.
 
Position is Part-Time, 20 hours per week.

Application Deadline: May 7, 2018


Posting Date: 05/01/2018
Position: Special Events Coordinator
Company: Coventry Village Special Improvement District

Coventry Village Special Improvement District seeks an energetic and experienced Special Events Coordinator to contribute to the planning and execution of the events associated with and leading up to the Coventry Village Summer Series. The Coventry Village Summer Series is an annual outdoor series of weekly and special events hosted in our business district, courtyard, parks, and special facilities.
 
Reporting to the CVSID board of directors and Coventry Village merchants, the coordinator will help to ensure that all festival related events are produced at a high level of quality that satisfies the requirements of all stakeholders. This is a part-time, seasonal, W-9 contract position

Application Deadline: N/A


Posting Date: 04/30/2018
Position: Northern Ohio Organizer
Company: Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE)

NOBLE is seeking a community organizer who will be responsible for educating, recruiting, and mobilizing individuals, organizations and agencies in Northern Ohio, with an office based in Cleveland. This work will focus on the current state budget, with a priority collecting stories and data on the impacts being felt by community members and organizations due to this current budget. A particular focus is to involve and empower community members in budget decisions which impact their lives. This organizer must be able to:

  • Involve new groups, agencies, and individuals. Identify stakeholders in suburban, city, rural, and faith based organizations.
  • Educate community members, groups, and agencies on the impact of the current state budget on vulnerable Ohioans.
  • Collect personal stories from community members impacted by the current state budget, and data from organizations on how the current state budget is impacting their work.
  • Work with diverse ethnic, racial, and economic populations.
  • Train and empower community leaders throughout northern Ohio.
  • Mobilize individuals, organizations, and agencies to advocate for increased funding for health, human services and other basic needs.
  • Organize meetings with legislators, committee testimony, town hall meetings, media events, site visits, and other public efforts.
  • Network and build partnerships with existing organizations that have specific budget agendas.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 04/30/2018
Position: Communications and Civic Engagement Coordinator
Company: City of University Heights

The Communications and Civic Engagement Coordinator is a full-time employee responsible for media, outreach, constituent services, and the promotion of quality of life in the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the media contact for the city, prepare press releases, handle media inquiries.
  • Run and/or take lead on the city website and social media platforms.
  • Assist mayor, administration, and others in city government to better communicate with the public.
  • Develop and implement constituent services/case management program for constituent issues/complaints.
  • Develop and implement quality of life projects for the benefit of city residents.
  • Work as a team with other administration employees to promote and enhance administration projects.
  • Coordinate with Economic Development Director in improving city’s business climate.
  • Coordinate with Community Development Coordinator on promoting housing programs.
  • Coordinate with Special Projects Coordinator on new city magazine and other projects.
  • Assist mayor with citizen committee program and other forms of community collaboration.
  • Organize and promote community meetings and townhall forums.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 04/27/2018
Position: Assistant Transportation Planner
Company: Licking County Government Human Resources

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance
  • Promotes and maintains positive and effective working relationships and promotes good public relationships as a representative of Licking County Government
  • Understanding of planning principals
  • Assist with routine and regular project management responsibilities and conducts professional planning work; manages routine portions of projects and programs with minimum supervision
  • Assists in developing and maintaining LCATS data; works on transportation projects; assists in developing data and applications for planning and transportation partners
  • Utilizes various software and application tools for transportation plans and studies focusing on safety, security, short-range planning, long-range planning, environmental, and land use/transportation interface
  • Collects and assists in analyzing data, preparing reports and graphic displays for transportation related topics. Assists in performing analysis and reviews of data for the region
  • Assists with the review of development projects, research, written documents, provide customer service, site inspections & data gathering
  • Address routine planning functions across disciplines and modes under direction of senior staff
  • Aids in long-range transportation plan development
  • Assists to implement unified planning work programs
  • Assists with federal, state, and local public officials’ staff, entities, and consultants in conducting local and regional transportation studies
  • Assists with written and oral presentations to public officials, department heads, constituents, and general public on transportation related topics
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to the essential functions of the position and all agency safety procedures
  • Assists in the inspection, placement, installation, and management of LCATS signage projects
  • Collects traffic count data for use in Travel Demand Forecasting Model, corridor studies, and other projects

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 04/19/2018
Position: Economic Development Director
Company: City of University Heights

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for co-development, planning, implementation, and coordination of the City's economic development program.
  • Responsible for business retention, business attraction, expansion, and redevelopment with special emphasis on the city's existing economic districts, especially University Square, Cedar-Taylor, and Cedar Center.
  • Work as a team with Community Development Coordinator and the Mayor in helping realize the vision of expanded business districts and targeting areas for redevelopment.
  • Work with developers, elected and appointed officials, business owners, and the general public.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 04/10/2018
Position: Analyst for Tax and Revenue Policy
Company: Congressional Budget Office

CBO’s Tax Analysis Division is seeking an analyst with an interest in tax research to join its revenue-estimating staff. The Tax Analysis Division is responsible for forecasting federal revenues as part of CBO’s baseline budget projections. It is also responsible for providing the Congress with analysis and evaluation of the effects of past and proposed changes to federal tax policies.
 
The analyst will develop quantitative models to use in those efforts. The analyst will also conduct empirical research on federal tax policy, undertaking short-term analyses of current legislative proposals and preparing studies for CBO. The position requires facility with quantitative work, including economic modeling and budget tracking, and it involves regular contact with staff members in the legislative and executive branches. 
 
Qualifications
The successful candidate must have an advanced degree in economics, public policy, or a related field; a strong background in economics; quantitative analytical experience in economics, tax policy, or a closely related field; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to initiate and complete projects independently and as a team member; and a desire to work on issues of current and potential legislative interest to the Congress. Prior experience in tax policy is preferred but not required.
 
Candidate must have passed, or be able to pass, a Tier 2 (public trust) investigation, which includes a credit check. A higher-level security clearance may be accepted instead.  
 
Application Deadline: There is no deadline, however this position may be closed anytime after April 23rd, 2018. 
 

Posting Date: 03/29/2018
Position: Planner
Company: Eastgate Regional Council of Governments

Eastgate, a Regional Council of Governments and Metropolitan Planning Organization, is seeking a full time Planner to contribute to the development of a variety of community and regional planning work including but not limited to comprehensive, strategic, and implementation plans. The Planner will work in a team environment with staff members from various disciplines and will be responsible for performing a range of community and comprehensive planning functions. The employee will be supervised by the Director of Planning. 

Responsibilities:

  • Collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data for comprehensive plans.
  • Writing sections of reports, planning documents, and other related documents.
  • Developing strategic actions and implementation steps.
  • Assisting with public engagement, outreach activities, and implementation of comprehensive goals, objectives, policies, strategies, and projects.
  • Working in a team environment with staff members from various disciplines and communities.
  • Coordinating with elected officials, policymakers, administrative staff, planning commission members and other authorities. 
Application Deadline: N/A
 

Posting Date: 03/09/2018
Position: Downtown Development Specialist
Company: City of Paducah, KY

Paducah is looking for a champion. To build upon the success of our Main Street program, we are searching for a Downtown Development Specialist (Main Street Director) who can push forward a program repeatedly listed as a top Main Street in the nation, including winner of the 2010 Great American Main Street Award. Paducah, Kentucky’s next Main Street director will be working with a dynamic, fully-engaged Board of Directors and the supportive staff of the City of Paducah Department of Planning.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in recruiting and retaining artists and businesses, developing downtown living and creating the place of first choice for artists, business-owners, residents, investors; and consumers
  • Experience in marketing, public relations and membership development
  • Significant and proven leadership skills. Is visionary, trustworthy, diplomatic, understanding and innovative with high energy level
  • Excellent organizational development, interpersonal, marketing, communication, administration and personnel management skills
  • Success at fund development, including knowledge of and success in attracting foundation and corporate grants; ability to identify, steward and solicit individual donors

Application Deadline: N/A

For more details about this position, click here.


Posting Date: 02/16/2018
Position: Analyst - Valuation and Advisory
Company: Newmark Knight Frank

Under direct supervision, assist in the collection and analysis of data for senior staff to use in order to formulate an opinion of the market value of real estate for the purposes of dispute resolution, mortgage underwriting, acquisition/disposition, portfolio analysis and estate purposes.
 
Application Deadline: N/A

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