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Who's Hiring in CLE: Karamu House, ideastream, ACLU...

Welcome to the latest edition of Fresh Water Cleveland's “who’s hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for and how to apply. Please send your freshest job tips and postings to innovationnews@freshwatercleveland.com.
 
Karamu House
Karamu House, a century-old Cleveland arts and cultural institution, is searching for a director of development to focus on fundraising through grants from major local and national foundations. The role requires identification and cultivation of individual donors for planned and major gifts. A minimum five years of successful fundraising experience is required. Submit a resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to careers@karamuhouse.org.
 
ideastream
Northeast Ohio public media organization ideastream is looking for an experienced executive assistant responsible for coordinating day-to-day administrative activities for the company's CEO and COO. The hire would also coordinate board of trustees meetings as well as special projects assigned by administrators. At least five years of executive office administrative experience supporting an executive level role is highly preferred. To apply, go to www.ideastream.org/careers and click on the job title. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 17.
 
The American Civil Liberties Union
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio's Cleveland-based office is seeking a major gifts officer to maintain and increase funding from a portfolio of 100-150 donors. Duties include development of fundraising and donor cultivation strategies and creation of personalized proposals in line with donor interests. A minimum of five years experience in nonprofit fundraising is required. Submit a resume and cover letter to contact@acluohio.org. Screening for the position will begin in early February.
 
Hunter International
Staffing firm Hunter International, Inc. needs a technical writer to manage its proposal generation process and review proposal requests to determine scope of work required for company-led scientific studies. Qualifications include a bachelor of science degree in biological or chemical science, along with prior knowledge of preclinical drug development. Apply through the company's LinkedIn page.
 
GIE Media
GIE Media, a publishing company serving the recycling, horticulture, public health, medical and aerospace industries, is hiring an entry level account manager to drive new business development for a suite of products including magazines, websites, digital publications, conferences and database products. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. A four-year college degree in marketing, business or communications is preferred. Send a cover letter and resume through the company's LinkedIn application page.
 
Summer on the Cuyahoga
Cleveland internship program Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) is seeking paid college interns to live and work in downtown Cleveland this summer. Interested employers can register intern opportunities for free on the SOTC website, tapping into a student base that covers eights campuses – Case Western Reserve University, Colgate University, Cornell University, Denison University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Smith University, the University of Chicago, and Yale University.
 
Cleveland employers such as KeyBank and DDR have employed SOTC interns in the past. The goal is to create a connection to the Greater Cleveland area that motivates interns to permanently relocate to the region. For more information, contact Jean Koehler at  jkoehler@summeronthecuyahoga.com.
 

StartMart entrepreneur hub to welcome community during open house

StartMart, Flashstarts’ 35,000-square-foot coworking space in the Terminal Tower, is opening its doors next month to welcome the community to explore the budding entrepreneurial hub.
 
StartMart's open house, scheduled for July 12 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., will show off a startup atmosphere that pools Cleveland's business incubators and accelerators into one continuously buzzing space, says community manager Anna Buchholz.
 
Hub officials hope to draw 300 guests for the event, guiding them through a collaborative environment designed to propel participants to success. Early returns have been positive, at least in terms of filling StartMart to capacity since its founding last September by serial entrepreneur Charles Stack.
 
About 140 individual tenants representing 30 different companies - among them We Can Code IT, Wheedle, Handelabra Games and <remesh - are utilizing StartMart's prime downtown space, which is also bolstered by meetups, startup training and hackathon events.
 
"We want to show how much we've grown," says Buchholz. "Back in September we didn't even have furniture in half the space."
 
Although you can sign up for a waiting list, every one of StartMart's 250-square-foot private offices, called "startpods," is occupied by new companies including a full-service design agency and a variety of tech-related enterprises. Desk space is also available to entrepreneurs via a fee-based per-person monthly membership upon which StartMart has built its model.
 
"It's not just tech," says Buchholz. "We have a CPA, an attorney and other types of businesses here."
 
Since its launch, the hub has added a 3D printer and bike racks to its second-floor location at Terminal Tower. In addition, six to 10 companies that started out at a desk have since moved into private offices, a strong measure of success for a business-building effort only eight months old, says Buchholz, adding that she is confident the venture's popularity will continue to rise as members spread the word to other entrepreneurs searching for a home.

StartMart has even created enough momentum for organizers to consider expanding the hub to an additional floor
 
"We could add another 25,000 square feet," she says. "Everything took off so fast; we could accommodate so many more businesses with that extra space."

Summer program for collegians to foster area 'brain gain'

Over the next nine weeks, 70 college students from eight campuses will intern at 46 Cleveland-area companies as part of Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) program. Should all go well, a percentage of those students will return to town one day on a more permanent basis, organizers say.
 
SOTC, an economic development initiative designed to connect talented young professionals to Northeast Ohio, kicked off its summer program last week with a reception at Pura Vida in Public Square.  Students from this year's group hail from eight SOTC partner schools: Case Western Reserve University, Colgate, Cornell, Denison, Ohio Wesleyan, Smith, University of Chicago and Yale. They come to Cleveland from 24 states and five foreign countries.
 
SOTC is the only college internship program where participants fully immerse themselves in a downtown environment, says executive director Jean Koehler.  By day, students will work full-time at companies and organizations such as KeyBank and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Nights and weekends will be spent exploring the city's cultural, civic and recreational amenities before settling in at the Fenn Tower dorms on the Cleveland State University campus.
 
"These students are living as young professionals; it's real-life living," says Koehler.
 
Program officials will take their charges on behind-the-scenes tours of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Students will also engage in discussions on community development, and meet other YPs who chose to launch their careers in Cleveland.
 
SOTC's long-range goal is to have interns build networks and relocate to Greater Cleveland. To that end, the program matches new recruits with area alumni from their respective schools, some of whom are also graduates of the internship venture.
 
"Our interns always have a great experience," she says. "One hundred percent of last year's group had an affinity toward Cleveland and would recommend the program to their friends."
 
The return to the North Coast of 21 interns from last year's cohort - including 12 college graduates who accepted full-time positions here - reflects the strength of a talent-gathering effort now in its 14th year, says Koehler.
 
"We want to keep Cleveland on the radar of people who wouldn't come here (without the program)," she says. "If we can keep interns engaged enough to move here or even do business, our impact is going to be that much greater."
 
Cleveland's smaller size makes it an attractive option for a generation keen on making a difference in their community, Koehler says. SOTC leaders make sure to introduce interns to local changemakers, yet another way to ensure the program's influence lasts well beyond the summer.
 
"You can be a big fish in a small town here," says Koehler. "If you want to make that kind of impact, it's easier to do it in Cleveland than in New York or Boston."

New CSU engineering building to emphasize high-tech teamwork

Enrollment at Cleveland State University's engineering school has doubled over the last five years, making the program's planned $46.2 million new building a necessity. The facility, which is scheduled to open in 2017, will offer spacious, high-tech work areas to accommodate the recent influx of students, school officials say.
 
Though the proposed 100,000 square-foot facility is about 10,000 square feet smaller than the engineering college's current location at Fenn Hall, its open floor plan will better meet the demands of an academic environment where collaboration is key, says Anette Karlsson, dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering at CSU.
 
Fenn Hall will remain, while the new building will be erected nearby along Chester Avenue just west of East 24th Street. Architects for the project include Harley Ellis Devereaux and Cleveland firm CBLH Design Cleveland-based Knight & Stolar is on board as the venture's civil engineer. 
 
Unlike the closed-off, column-filled classrooms at Fenn, the facility will have a 6,000-square-foot "makerspace" boasting a variety of machine-shop gear as well as 3D printers, laser cutters and other tools.
 
"It's one big area that will be divided into compartments," says Karlsson. "We're very excited about getting students a space that will give them the hands-on experience they need."
 
New engineering majors, meanwhile, will interact and create in a specially designated design area for freshman.
 
"It's more of a prototyping room where they can build light materials like plastics and paper," says Karlsson. "The idea is to teach the concept of design."
 
Other building plans include a hydraulics lab and classrooms. The larger design spaces will be separated by glass walls, which will let in natural light and further emphasize a sense of DIY ambiance. The new facility's interactive trappings were inspired by, among other projects, the Sears think[box] innovation center at Case Western Reserve University.
 
"We want the space to be open because were doing all these fun things," Karlsson says. "We want to show off what we're doing."
 
Ideally, students from all majors will use the facility to collaborate and build whatever their imaginations conjure.
 
"The first thing an employer asks about is a graduate's interpersonal and communication skills," says Karlsson. "Those (skills) are what students can learn by working in groups." 

Transgender job fair aims to open office doors for an underserved population

Finding employment is a nerve-wracking, demoralizing process for most everyone, but getting a job is especially difficult for transgender people, who experience unemployment at twice the rate of the general population.
 
Those transitioning their gender may be rejected by companies because of fear, bias or lack of education about transgender issues. An upcoming employment event hosted by The MetroHealth System and LGBT chamber group Plexus is designed to shed light on such concerns.
 
The Northeast Ohio Transgender Job Fair invites transgender jobseekers to meet  potential employers including Progressive Insurance, Cleveland State University and General Electric. Attendees will also engage in workshops on resume writing and hear talks about workplace rights.
 
"Unemployment and underemployment hit this population in such a significant way," says Ted Rosati, chairperson of MetroHealth's Gay-Straight Alliance, an employee resource group. "We want the community to understand this critical issue."
 
During the April 23 event, Northeast Ohio employers will meet with an expected 75 candidates over the course of a day-long program. The itinerary includes advice on bolstering interview skills and what to wear for interviews and on the job. A keynote address will be delivered by Diane Dierker, a senior IT applications programmer at Progressive.
 
Participating companies already have policies in place to support the transgender community. However, the job fair can demonstrate to the wider region problems faced by a historically underserved population, notes Rosati.
 
According to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), transgender people are four times more likely to live in poverty. In addition, 90 percent of transgender workers report experiencing harassment or mistreatment at the workplace.
 
"Even when they get work, it's difficult for them to find a friendly, supportive environment," says Rosati.
 
Getting in the office door presents challenges not faced by other applicants. For example, a simple background check will reveal the gender with which an interviewee was born, presenting a situation to which few hiring managers are accustomed.
 
"If people don't have experience interacting with the transgender community, there may be a built-in prejudice on what that person is like," Rosati says.
 
Restroom access can be another major hurdle to employment, says Lourdes Negrón-McDaniel, director of inclusion and diversity at MetroHealth.
 
"There's a thought from (managers) that if you let a transgender person in the bathroom, that will cause issues with other employees," Negrón-McDaniel says.
 
Employers are only hurting themselves by not dipping into this talented pool of people who are eager to work, job fair officials say. For now, MetroHealth and its partners are pleased to give Cleveland's transgender community a fighter's chance to secure employment.
 
"This is a population that deals with the same issues every day," says Marian Lowes, MetroHealth's manager of employee communications. "That's what we're trying to stop." 

Tri-C instructor wins award for drawing students into unheralded profession

 
Stenographic court reporters must have quick fingers, exceptional listening abilities and a microscopic attention to detail. Over the last 10 years, Kelly Moranz has been creating the programs and curriculum that teach these skills to potential stenographers attending Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C).
 
Moranz's decade of service was recognized  last month with an award from the the Journal of Court Reporting (JCR), a publication of The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). The award highlighted the longtime program manager and Tri-C faculty member's work in leading students to lucrative jobs as court reporters, legal videographers and voice captioners.  
 
Moranz is also in charge of recruiting trainees for a profession that is not exactly at the top of a job seeker's most-wanted list. "People don't roll out of bed and say they'll be a court reporter," says the Old Brooklyn resident. "We have to get out there and make it known."
 
The JCR award is student-driven, making the honor especially meaningful. "I can't put into words what it means to be nominated by a student," Moranz  says. "Giving them the drive to succeed is just my job."

In court reporting, professionals use a stenotype machine or voice-writing technology to instantaneously capture words spoken at a legal proceeding or other event. Tri-C offers training on steno and specialized voice-capturing software that allows individuals to transfer speech into shorthand at a minimum of 225 words-per-minute. Students spend two to three hours daily sharpening both their speed and accuracy to keep pace with an average rate of speech that clocks in at 160 to 180 words-per-minute.
 
"It's a rare skill that's in demand," says Moranz of a vocation projected to have 5,500 new openings nationwide by 2018. "You've got to listen and write everything being said in a language we teach you. I like to say that court reporters are the original texters."
 
Moranz spearheads mentoring efforts as well as a 45-member captioning and court reporting club. She's also presented information about court reporting to Tri-C's Women in Transition program, which addresses women changing occupations or pursuing second careers.
 
With outreach being a key aspect of the job, Moranz has spoken at high schools to recruit those interested in the opportunity. Program grads may move into a court setting to record real-time transcriptions of a deposition or trial. Outside a courtroom, stenographers are employed by businesses, where their work is used for meetings and events. Closed-captioning for live television programs, speeches and religious services is another expanding area of the field.
 
Whatever job a graduate chooses, they should have a solid grasp of grammar, punctuation and spelling, along with high concentration levels and a willingness to spend hours polishing their skill set, says Moranz. The end result can be a career with an initial salary of $45,000 to $55,000, with top stenographers earning up to six figures.
 
For her part, Moranz will be happy if her award sheds some light on an oft-underappreciated career path.
 
"I'm proud to have the opportunity to change peoples' lives with an exciting profession," she says. 

This story was made possible by a partnership with Cuyahoga Community College.

MidTown Cleveland names health-corridor head as new executive director

For almost two years, Jeff Epstein led efforts to attract health-tech and high-tech businesses to the Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor in Midtown. As the newly named executive director of the MidTown Cleveland nonprofit, Epstein expects a smooth transition in helping guide development of the entire two-mile stretch connecting downtown with University Circle

Epstein, named to the position by MidTown Cleveland's board on March 10, will coordinate marketing, business growth and real estate/amenity expansion for the area, including the tech-centric corridor which he previously spearheaded. In the Midtown position, he replaces Jim Haviland, who left the group last August and is now director of local government relations at The MetroHealth System.   

According to MidTown Cleveland, Epstein's work in the self-styled innovation hub resulted in more than 1,800 new jobs and 500,000 square feet of new or renovated office and lab space. Working in the 1,600-acre tech corridor, which contains four world-class healthcare institutions and more than 140 high-tech companies, was an experience Epstein says has prepared him for strategizing Midtown's continued makeover.

"I've built some tremendous relationships over the last 18 months," says Epstein. "There are a number of partners eager to work with us."

Though Epstein's duties with the corridor will continue, the nonprofit will hire on a project manger and additional staff to bolster its mission. For now, the new executive director is meeting local property owners on redevelopment and safety/security issues. Epstein is also looking ahead to various projects planned for 2016 and beyond, among them University Hospitals' proposed women's and children's primary-care clinic on Euclid Avenue.

MidTown Cleveland has several other projects in the pipeline, along with neighborhood-connecting events like "The Chomp," a seasonal weekly midday food truck rally on East 46th Street between Euclid Avenue and Prospect Avenue.

"As an organization we'll look at all the ways we can play an active and smart role in community development," Epstein  says.  

While Midtown is growing, there are pockets that need to be stronger, adds the nonprofit official. Gaps in retail amenities means driving five minutes to University Circle for a cup of coffee or after-work drink.

Meanwhile, areas surrounding Midtown should be included in the larger-scale revitalization effort, be it through job opportunities or projects that add value to underserved neighborhoods. Epstein points to partner group JumpStart's "core city" program, which provides investment and advice to minority and low-income businesses owners.

"There's such potential to transform this district," says Epstein. "I'm excited to be part of a team that's going to be working toward that." 

Forbes editor: Cleveland must foster rise of the "digital native"

Not long ago, young entrepreneurs were designing software or other technological advancements far away from the old-guard industries that didn't rely on high-tech innovation to succeed.

Now that technology has infiltrated most every business, these youthful "digital natives" have a professional advantage, and it's up to Cleveland and similarly sized cities to be part of this powerful sea change, says Randall Lane, editor of Forbes.

"It's not just a Silicon Valley, or Austin, or Boston phenomenon," Lane says of what he believes to be a historically unprecedented event. "It can be a Cleveland phenomenon, or Minneapolis, or any city that wants to grow and tap into this audience."

Tech-savvy millennials grew up never knowing a time without the Internet, meaning their brains are wired for the intricacies of digital entrepreneurship from the jump, Lane told Fresh Water during a March 15 interview, a day before he spoke on the topic at the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center on the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) campus.

"This is a generation that no longer thinks that working for a big company is the be-all and end-all," says Lane, creator of Forbes'  popular 30 Under 30 lists as well as author of You Only Need to Be Right Once, which chronicles the rise of the young tech billionaire. "They understand there's no lifetime job anymore. The safest career move is becoming an entrepreneur and building an opportunity for yourself." 

The fact that high-tech ideas can take root virtually anywhere is a potential boon for Northeast Ohio, Lane says. Cleveland already has a critical mass of talent from CWRU and other nearby universities; it's a matter of convincing a sizeable percentage of these go-getting agents of change to stick around.  

Ultimately, Cleveland faces the same talent recruitment challenges as Pittsburgh, Columbus and other mid-sized cities that host academic institutions, Lane says.

"Regional schools here are already a national draw," he says. "The easiest thing for these smart, ambitious people to do would be to stay."

A walkable urban city has long been in Cleveland's plans. Creating that exciting culture, along with an environment that nurtures entrepreneurship, can help attract and keep the bright millennial tech heads who are transforming the business world.

"You've got to have enough for young people to say, 'I can plant a flag and grow with this place,'" Lane says. 

Cleveland Foundation to offer up to five $30,000 public service fellowships

The Cleveland Foundation announced last week that it has created three to five year-long paid fellowships through its Public Service Fellowship program. Chosen applicants from a nationwide search will receive $30,000 and be placed with one of the foundation’s partner agencies in the public service sector.

“We’re killing five birds with one stone here,” says Cleveland Foundation president and CEO Ronn Richard. “We absolutely have to get the best and brightest involved in the public sector. It’s really important for the public sector, but it’s also important to help bring young people to Cleveland.”
 
The program also helps college graduates break into the work world. “It’s really hard for young people,” says Richard. “Even if they did really well in college, it’s hard to get that first job.”
 
The foundation is looking for college grads who have earned their degrees in the last two years, says Richard, and who are interested in exploring northeast for long term careers. “It’s a really important first job because it pays well. They can get something on a resume and, hopefully, have a life-transforming experience,” he says.  “It’s altruistic in helping lives, but it also feeds excellent people into the non-profits.”
 
The hope is fellowships will not only bring talented young adults to Cleveland, but that they will then stay here. “We have to attract people nationally, like every other city, and we have to be a magnet for people nationally,” says Richard. “When people come to Cleveland who have never been here, they come to love it and stay.”
 
In addition to working with a public service agency, fellows will be paired with mentors and a have professional development and networking opportunities with senior-level executives and even CEOs. “These are high-profile, high-level [positions],” says Richard of the fellowships. “It’s not going to be filing and answering phones.”
 
The associated agencies have yet to be chosen, but will be selected based on submitted proposals. The agencies will not pay for the fellows; the program will be funded by the Cleveland Foundation.
 
Applications for the fellowships will be accepted through March 3. Applicants must register with the Cleveland Foundation’s application portal. Officials are expecting over 100 applications, of which they will choose 20 interviewees. Three to five will then be chosen as fellows. Richard is optimistic about the applicants.

“We really think we’ll get the best and the brightest,” he says.

Casey Foundation grant will help young adults develop skills, find meaningful jobs

Towards Employment, the non-profit organization that helps low-income people find jobs through training and job readiness programs, recently announced that Cleveland is one of five cities to receive part of a $6 million grant over a four year period from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The focus will be on helping young adults, age 18 to 29, develop employable skills, build careers and find jobs.

Towards Employment is the lead organization in a collaborative effort on the jobs front. Other organizations include Cuyahoga County; the local OhioMeansJobs and the local Fund for Our Economic Future. The program, which is just in the planning stages now, will be called Generation Work and will be a part of the pilot program TalentNEO
 
“In this planning stage, the collaborative will be working with many partners - providers, funders and employers - to help young adults find more opportunities to prepare for the workforce and find jobs,” explains Towards Employment executive director Jill Rizika. “There is high need in the community because the unemployment rate [among youth] is higher. We will work with employers to work with what young adults have to bring.”
 
Best practices that serve young adults’ needs, like mentoring, internships and access to on-the-job training, will be promoted, says Rizika, especially in industries that show demand for qualified employees. The collaborative will work together to help create more comprehensive programming in the community.
 
“Our collaborative will look at best practices and encourage broad application of them throughout the community,” Rizika says. “No one agency or system can deliver all of the aspects of the comprehensive model by itself  - something that for the young adult job seeker and the employer seems seamless.”
 
Towards Employment will receive $100,000 in the first, year, and the grant will increase by another $100,000 for three subsequent years. After the fourth year, the Casey Foundation will assess whether to renew the grant for another four years.
 
The other cities receiving part of the Casey Foundation grant are Hartford, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Seattle.

For more information, on yong adult job training, contact the Youth Resource Center. For more information on Generation Work, contact Rizika.

Who’s Hiring in Cle: Rape Crisis Center, Neighborhood Progress BlueBridge Networks and more

Welcome to the latest installment of Fresh Water’s “who’s hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for and how to apply.


Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Founded in 1974, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center supports survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sex trafficking; promotes healing and prevention; and advocates for social change. Each year, 50 full time staff and more than 100 volunteers provide services to nearly 20,000 people in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties.
 
 The center recently received the largest grant in its history – more than $1.4 million through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).  The grant allows the center to expand and enhance its counseling, advocacy and outreach services.
 
“Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s highlight of 2015 is the transformative changes that are taking place as a result of receiving this additional funding,” says Jennifer Schlosser, the center’s director of community engagement. “We’ve grown from 29 employees in September to 50 employees in December, allowing us to expand and enhance the services we offer survivors.”
 
That expansion includes three positions. “We’re expanding and enhancing our core services to reach more people in more places, making our region healthier, safer and stronger,” says Schlosser.
 
The center is looking for a development director, a community outreach specialist and a victim specialist. To apply, email resumes and cover letters to the hiring manager.
 
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, a non-profit organization that collaboratively builds thriving neighborhoods through innovative programs, is searching for a climate resilience/urban greening coordinator to lead many aspects of the organization’s climate resilience work. Send cover letter and resume to Lynn Friedel by Friday, Dec. 18.   
 
BlueBridge Networks
BlueBridge Networks, a top-ranked datacenter services and technology solutions provider, needs a data center operations manager to manage a complex facility accommodating a wide array of state-of-the-art computer and communications equipment in a rapidly changing collocation environment. The company also needs a data center sales engineer, a network engineer, a systems engineer and an IT sales executive. To apply, send resumes and salary requirements to the hiring manager.
 
Cleveland Institute of Art
The Cleveland Institute of Art needs a director of communications to oversee CIA’s brand message and content generation. The director will manage all communications plan activities and maintain internal and external relationships. Send resumes, cover letters and salary requirements to human resources by Thursday, Dec. 31.
 
Jurinnov, Ltd.
Jurinnov,  a technology firm that works with companies’ IT and legal departments, needs an IT systems analyst to perform reviews, backup monitoring and tape cataloging, as well as troubleshooting and provide support for desktop hardware and software, including PCs, printers, laptops, peripherals, and handheld devices. Applicants must complete a survey before applying.
 
Arbor Park Village
Arbor Park Village, an affordable housing development in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, is looking for a maintenance technician and a groundskeeper/cleaning technician. Send resumes to Mary Ellen Gardner.

Global Ambassadors Language Academy                                  
Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA), a new, international, dual language immersion K-8 nonprofit charter school in Cleveland, has several open positions, including family support liaison; a literacy coach who is bilingual in Mandarin and English; an assistant principal who is bilingual in Mandarin and English; and several K-1 certified teachers, Many of the teaching positions require people who are bilingual in English and/or Spanish and Mandarin. For a full list of job descriptions and to apply, click here.

NewBridge Cleveland
NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology, a social change organization that provides youth arts education and market-driven, adult career training, needs a part-time ceramics teaching artist to Instruct and mentor students in artistic skills as well as social, cultural, developmental awareness through NewBridge’s after-school/summer programming. To apply, send cover letter, resume and NewBridge job application to the hiring manager.
 

Who's Hiring in CLE: MidTown Cleveland, QED and more

Welcome to the latest installment of Fresh Water’s “who’s hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for and how to apply.
 
MidTown Cleveland Inc.
Business is booming in MidTown, from restaurants and new office developments to historic redevelopment and premier healthcare providers.
 
University Hospitals’ plans for its Rainbow Center for Women’s and Children’s Health on East 57th Street and Euclid Avenue is slated for completion in May 2016. Hemingway Development is developing more than 240,000 square feet of innovative office space geared at entrepreneurs with its MidTown Tech Park. The Agora Complex is home to offices and a new restaurant. There’s a new police station and plans to create plenty of green space.   

“MidTown’s right in the middle between downtown and University Circle,” says Dan Fashimpaur, the chair of MidTown Cleveland’s board of trustees. “It’s becoming more of an attractive area. And we’re setting the table for a lot more aggressive growth going forward.”
 
In preparation of that aggressive growth, MidTown has assembled a search committee to find its next executive director. “We’re looking for a high-powered, energetic individual who’s going to fight fires,” says Fashimpaur. “We need someone who is going to establish relationships with the city and foundations. Someone who thinks outside of the box to scale growth in MidTown.”
 
The executive director will be responsible for community engagement and collaboration; strategy development; performance management; finance; and fund development.
 
Send resume, cover letter highlighting qualifications and three to five professional references to Virginia Houston at Strategy Design Partners by 5 pm on Friday, October 30.  
 
Quality Electrodynamics
Quality Electrodynamics (QED), has several positions open as the global developer, manufacturer and supplier of advanced medical equipment electronics grows and prepares to move to its new 77,000 square foot space in Mayfield Village. Some of the open positions include a manufacturing engineer with an electrical engineering background; a product quality engineer; and a quality assurance (QA) inspector.
 
Send resumes to human resources.
 
Cleveland Office of Sustainability
The City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, which leverages the city’s assets by collaborating with the community to improve the economic, environmental, and social well-being of its citizens, needs an executive assistant.
 
The assistant is responsible for assisting and providing support to a variety of projects. Responsibilities include working collaboratively with Office of Sustainability staff as well as staff from all city departments and divisions as needed to support the implementation of sustainability.
 
Submit a resume, cover letter and three references outlining experience and qualifications by Sunday, November 1 to Jenita McGowan, chief of sustainability, Mayor’s office room 227, 601 Lakeside Ave Cleveland, OH 44114.
 
The Music Settlement
The Music Settlement, which offers music therapy, early childhood education, and music instruction to people of all ages and levels of experience, has three open positions: controller; operations and publicity assistant for the Bop Stop; and maintenance assistant.  Apply through the Music Settlement’s careers page.
 
The Cleveland Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation needs a  gift planning officer to assist in the development and execution of strategic cultivation and fundraising activities that contribute to the growth of the endowment of the foundation.
 
The gift planning officer interacts daily with external constituents with a primary focus on the cultivation of relationships with professional advisors and other wealth management professionals and their clients to establish new funds and planned gifts.
 
Send resume and cover letter indicating salary requirements to the hiring manager by Friday, Nov. 6.

 

Who's Hiring in CLE: IBM UrbanCode, NewBridge and more

Welcome to the latest installment of Fresh Water’s “who’s hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for and how to apply.
 
IBM UrbanCode
Companies around the world in the gaming, retail, banking and technology fields have turned to IBM UrbanCode for help in supporting their DevOps needs. A leader in its field with headquarters in Cleveland, IBM UrbanCode continues to save its customers money with automation tools that enable organizations to deliver software to production faster while reducing errors.

“Organizations are finding that they can save money and increase customer satisfaction by simplifying and speeding up their entire software development and delivery process by using IBM UrbanCode software,” says Tracy Gavlak, IBM UrbanCode’s business operations specialist.
 
UrbanCode was acquired by IBM in 2013 but they still have a start-up vibe. “The Cleveland office is great because we have retained a startup feel,” explains Gavlak. “It's a professional yet relaxed atmosphere in a bright and fresh office space just a block from Playhouse Square.”

To keep up with demand for its software, IBM UrbanCode is looking to fill 23 positions on its software development team. The developers will code new features, do bug fixes and perform integrations with software development lifecycle tools. Qualified candidates may even help develop new products as they design, test, research and review existing code.
 
Open positions include senior Java software developer; software development manager, software tester and a business development representative. Qualified candidates should have a computer science degree or equivalent, Java coding experience, be a self-motivated strategic thinker with an analytic and problem solving skills and a passion for writing code. Register and apply online on IBM UrbanCode’s careers page.
 
C.TRAC
C.TRAC, marketing solutions provider specializing in interactive marketing, database management and related support services, is looking for a development lead to develop and deliver solutions that answer client needs using salesforce marketing cloud and related interactive capabilities. Experience managing projects from whiteboard to delivery is critical. This person will lead the development team and collaborate with account service and technical solutions teams. To apply, please send resumes to the hiring manager.
 
NewBridge
NewBridge, an arts and technology vocational training center for youth and adults, has four open positions, including a chief program officer/director of student experience, a student employment specialist, a student recruitment specialist and an administrative assistant. Email resume, cover letter and NewBridge application form to the hiring manager.
 
NLDP
The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP), which is dedicated to enhancing the leadership abilities of engaged Clevelanders who are committed to creating a city and region which works for everyone, is looking for a graduate support manager to provide support and resources to NLDP graduates to enhance the development of their leadership skills and expand networking opportunities to create positive change in Cleveland. The manager will develop and maintain a broad based multi-faceted graduate support program using a variety of strategies. For questions or to apply, send resume and cover letter to Yuolanda Murray by Friday, September 25.
 
Terves
Terves, Inc., a materials science company producing engineered composites used in the oil and natural gas well completions and defense industries, has a variety of open positions, including an executive assistant to provide support to the COO and a project manager to manage all aspects of product development projects from feasibility to pilot scale production. To apply, email resume to the hiring manager.
 
OnShift
OnShift, a provider of staffing solutions software for long-term care and senior living facilities, currently has 15 open positions, including front end and back end software developers and a marketing communications manager.   Click here to create a profile and submit an application.
 
Complion
Complion, an early stage software company whose cloud-based software stores critical clinical trial documentation for hospitals and medical centers, needs a director of marketing, a software product manager, an inside sales executive and a software developer. Email resumes to Rick Arlow  
 
SplashLink
SplashLink, an online resource for the water industry focused on connecting water challenges all over the world with expertise, solutions and the tools to manage projects from conception to deployment, needs collaborative and internet-savvy associates to provide research, data-entry and related support to assess water industry information and input applicable content; and identify and capture pertinent contact information to aid SplashLink’s sales team. Send cover letter and resume to Michele Kilroy by Thursday, October 8.  
 
Software Answers
Software Answers, which helps improve the learning of K-12 students through its software suite, ProgressBook, needs a technical support analyst to provide technical support to customers. Candidate must have knowledge of SQL and Microsoft Office applications and have one year of customer service experience. Email resume to the hiring manager.
 
Jakprints
Jakprints, a custom printer, needs a designer and two production operators. Email resumes to the hiring manager.

Cleveland Clinic is looking for 500 nurses

The demand for nurses is on the rise across the country, and Cleveland Clinic is no exception. “The landscape of healthcare is continuing to change, says Kelly Hancock, the Cleveland Clinic’s executive chief nursing officer. "With more patients getting access to care, our hospitals are busier and our outpatient facilities are busier.”

So the Clinic decided to take a preemptive step in making sure its Northeast Ohio hospitals are adequately staffed. In a three-event hiring campaign that covers the east and west sides and the main campus, the Clinic is looking to fill 500 open RN nursing positions at its main campus, eight regional hospitals, 18 family health centers, medical and surgical and home health care.
 
The open positions are in all disciplines, but Hancock says there is a particular need in critical care and emergency care. “We see this as a way of being proactive in areas where we need help,” says Hancock. “This is a fabulous opportunity and there are a lot of talented people out there, so we’re excited.”
 
Recruiters will be at Lacentre in Westlake on Thursday, Sept. 3 and will highlight jobs at the Clinic’s west side hospitals – Fairview, Lakewood and Lutheran. The recruiters will be at Executive Caterers in Mayfield Heights on Friday, Sept. 18 and feature jobs at the main campus and Children’s Hospital. Both events run from 8 am to 6 pm. The east side event was held on August 21 and featured the Clinic’s east side hospitals.

 
“We thought this was a really good way to segment off the different geographic regions instead of having one big one,” says Hancock of the three events, adding that RNs interested in any position can come to either of the two remaining locations.
 
Those interested should apply for the position they are interested in ahead of time. A nurse recruiter will then conduct a phone interview before the event. However, Hancock says quite a few applicants showed up without registering at the east side event. “We welcome walk-ins,” she says. “A recruitment manager will match them based on their skills set.”

Interviews and assessments should take about two hours. Applicants should bring copies of their resumes. Contingent job offers may be made. 
 
Hancock says the Clinic is always recruiting for its nursing staff of 12,000, but these events will help the healthcare system fill a large need. 

Who's Hiring in CLE: RageOn, LaunchHouse, the Cleveland Foundation and more

Welcome to the latest installment of Fresh Water’s “who’s hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for and how to apply.
 
RageOn
Want a t-shirt covered with images of pizza? Or how about a tote bag with images of your own artwork? Since April 2014, RageOn has steadily grown as the one of the largest all-over print online stores. The e-commerce site specializes in custom print designs as well as apparel featuring the unique work of artists and designers.
 
Now RageOn is moving quickly into a new realm. “We’ve invented the world’s fastest and simplest custom printing with the simplest technology,” says founder Mike Krilivsky. “We’re expanding our technology base. It’s something we think will change of lot of aspects of the world as we know it right now.”
 
The new technology will allow RageOn to create custom products at an affordable price. “We can do custom creations without spending a lot of money,” he explains. “Anyone with access to a phone or a computer can create something and monetize it in seconds.”
 
Krilivsky continuously accepts resumes for any position, to keep a lookout for the best talent. “We always want to keep the door open to awesome talent,” he says. “The best way to do that is always make sure the new technology means he has some specific needs. “A lot of our positions require several different hats. That’s life at a startup.”
 
RageOn is currently hiring for 12 different positions. But with the new technology, Krilivsky has some specific needs – primarily a director of engineering, a senior designer and a director of marketing. “We’re making awesome products that people love and want to use,” he says. “Now we need some great people to do it.”
 
But Krilivsky warns that applicants have to have an entrepreneurial spirit to work at RageOn. “We don’t want to hire people who want a job – we want to hire people who want to change the world,” he says. Apply through RageOn’s website. For a complete list of open jobs and requirements, click here.
 
LaunchHouose
LaunchHouse, the entrepreneurial community in Shaker Heights, is looking for a front desk manager to work directly with the executive team on a variety of tasks. This is an opportunity for those who think outside the box and want to be part of a growing company that could lead to extended opportunities. Responsibilities include customer service, answering phones, event setup, writing a blog and other support tasks.  
 
Send resume and cover letter to the LaunchHouse team.
 
The Cleveland Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation needs a donor relations officer to cultivate relationships within an assigned portfolio of donors to inspire and engage their philanthropic interests and goals. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and five to seven years of experience in a service environment where responsibilities included providing professional advice and personal service to a diverse group of high-profile donors/clients.
 
To apply, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the hiring manager by Friday, August 28. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted the week of August 31.
 
BioEnterprise
BioEnterprise, an organization that creates and grows companies in bioscience and healthcare, needs a director of health IT talent development, a new position at BioEnterprise. Apply through JumpStart.
 
Ohio CAT
Ohio CAT, the exclusive authorized dealer of Caterpillar equipment and engines in Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana, has five openings in its Broadview Heights facility. The jobs include equipment field service technician; project manager in the power systems division; emergency vehicle technician, oil and gas service and sales rep; compact power sales rep.  For complete job descriptions and to apply, visit the Ohio CAT careers page.
 
Empower Gas & Electric
Empower Gas & Electric, which has partnered with the City of Cleveland to deliver low cost, high impact energy efficiency services for enrolled aggregation customers through the Cleveland Energy$aver program, needs a Northeast Ohio community solutions director to implement on-the-ground energy efficiency programming. To apply, send resume and cover letter to the hiring manager.
 
The Vue
The Vue, Beachwood’s newest modern metropolitan apartments, is looking for an ambassador. The job is for six month and offers free rent at the Vue in exchange for Tweeting, Instagramming, blogging and serving as The Vue ambassador. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 25. To apply, submit resume and a 150-word essay explaining why you are the perfect ambassador. Also express your interest on your social media channels, tagging #HireMeVue in your posts.
 
Technical Assurance
Technical Assurance, a national building envelope consulting group that manages building enclosure consulting and design for assignments of any size or scope, is expanding its CAD production capabilities, including an AutoCAD operator in its Willoughby headquarters. The goal is to add depth to the department with a variety of experience levels.  Ideal candidates have experience with managing multiple projects, ability to operate in a fast-paced production environment, have a keen attention to details, and most importantly be a team player. To learn more about other open positions or to apply directly, please contact the hiring manager.
 
Software Answers
Software Answers needs a senior application developer with a solid understanding of web-based development on Microsoft technologies who also has a passion for developing quality software applications to work on its ProgressBook suite – applications to promote academic achievement in grades K-12. Apply through JumpStart.
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