Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: Heights libraries, Holden Forests & Gardens, Northwest Neighborhoods CDC


Welcome to the latest edition of FreshWater 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 managingeditor@freshwatercleveland.com.

Heights Libraries
Heights Libraries is looking for a local history librarian who is responsible for providing specialized local history services to the public, including reference, programs, and maintaining and growing the physical and digital collection. This position develops and nurtures partnerships with outside organizations, such as local historical and genealogical societies.

Candidates must have excellent skills in the areas of research, customer service, problem-solving and teamwork. Master’s degree in library science or a relevant field, or equivalent education; knowledge and experience in local history; and experience with archives or genealogy work. Must have the ability to create new digital collections in the Ohio Memory archive. Click here for a full job description and to apply.

Holden Forests & Gardens
The organization comprised of Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Garden has several open positions, including part-time and seasonal positions. For instance, seasonal jobs include a gardener and nursery grower at Holden Arboretum and a Hershey Children’s Garden educator at the Botanical Garden; and the Botanical Garden needs a guest services manager and a part-time . Click here for a full list and how to apply.

Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation
Fairfax Renaissance CDC has two positions open. The organization is looking an intake specialist in its Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to process utilities assistance applications; investigate utility bills, account status, work and income history, citizenship, and, in some cases, seek additional resources. The ideal candidate is detailed oriented, enjoys providing high quality customer service, is able to adapt to constantly changing program requirements and procedures, enjoys working on a variety of tasks, and enjoys being a part of a team. Successful applicants will be provided training.

Two years of face-to-face customer service experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work on a team are required skills. An associate degree is preferred. Send resumes to Tamela Powell, workforce development specialist, 8111 Quincy Ave., suite 100, Cleveland, Ohio 44104.

Additionally, Fairfax renaissance needs a neighborhood service coordinator to plan, organize, and manage volunteers, community service programs, and events. Applicant must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of community organizations including public and private agencies, health, volunteer and social services organizations, area schools and universities, churches, and residents. Must be able to prepare clear and concise reports, demographic information and public information. Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in a community setting, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and a strong background in volunteer management, event planning, program coordination, grant writing. Send resumes to GPowell@fairfaxdev.org.

Northwest Neighborhoods CDC
The west side CDC is looking for a Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Community Ambassador to build community engagement and organizing capacity across Cleveland neighborhoods, as well as create a platform for collecting granular community-level data on the digital divide and -housing instability across the city. Ambassadors (canvassers) will educate residents on programs they may be eligible for, as well as ask questions to understand the gaps that exist due to a lack of resources or programming that is symptom-based and not solution-based.

Based on these conversations, Neighbor to Neighbor partners and residents will co-develop lasting, sustainable programs that provide long-term solutions to intractable issues. Canvassers will connect residents to the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a federal program that subsidizes the cost of internet and technological devices for eligible households. Resident feedback will also allow Neighbor to Neighbor partners to understand the need for broadband infrastructure, neighborhood tech hubs, digital literacy programming and more. The EBB and future programs developed alongside residents will aim to transition Cleveland from one of the least-connected cities in the country to an example of how the power of partnerships and programming can address systemic issues.

Duties include effectively engaging residents, conducting surveys door-to-door and accurately enter data into the technology, working with the other ambassadors and the N2N coordinator to ensure that canvass goals are met, complete regular progress reports and adjust canvass tactics as needed. For more information, email Emily Bischoff, director of community involvement, or call (216) 282-4983.

FreshWater Cleveland
FreshWater Cleveland, a weekly online newspaper serving readers and residents in Cleveland and the inner ring suburbs, needs an advertising sales manager to bring in revenue through advertisements and sponsored series, and develop solid client relationships.

Job duties include managing accounts and contracts; identifying revenue opportunities and meeting with possible sponsors and advertisers; preparing proposals, budgets, and grant requests; ensure deliverables and evaluations; and participating in weekly status calls. 

Types of advertising packages include sponsored series, display ads, banner ads, and guest columns. This is a commission-based contract position. Three to five years of experience in sales, preferably ad sales, desired. Must work well with people and excel at building solid, lasting relationships with clients. Email resume and salary requirements to Karin Rice.

Cleveland Restoration Society
The nonprofit that is dedicated to the preservation of greater Cleveland’s historic resources, needs a cultural heritage specialist to help preserve and valorize historic sites in Cleveland that played an important role in the struggle for African American civil rights. With the director of preservation services & publications and other key CRS staff, the specialist will help coordinate and implement the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail project. To apply please email Margaret Lann with a cover letter, resume, writing sample, college and graduate school transcripts, and two references, listing their relationship to you. Applications accepted until 5 p.m. on March 24.