Who's Hiring in #CLE: The Fund, CWRU, Barnes & Noble, Wag, and more

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 [email protected].

The Fund for Our Economic Future

The nonprofit Cleveland alliance of funders is seeking a creative Communications Specialist skilled in communications, marketing and development. Candidates should have a strong interest in economic and community development. This position will support several communications activities and data management. For the full job description and how to apply, click here.

Case Western Reserve University

The Cleveland university needs a video production coordinator. This position will be in charge of the video production team’s scheduling and workload; serve as an expert troubleshooter; and lead a daily morning meeting; coordinate billing and invoice tracking. Education in video production, broadcasting, or media-related technology is preferred. Work mostly takes place in a typical office setting. For more details and to apply, visit here.

Barnes & Noble

The national bookstore chain needs a part-time bookseller for its Woodmere location. Duties for this service position include engaging with customers, restocking shelves, and assisting in any area of the store as needed. The job requires prolonged standing, repetitive bending, lifting, and climbing. Apply here.


The national on-demand dog-walking company is hiring people part-time to walk dogs. Applicants must be over 18 and able to walk for at least 20 minutes. The app-based service allows employees to set their own flexible schedule. The online application process includes a quiz on dog care and safety. To apply, visit here.

Hispanic Business Center

The economic development agency on Cleveland’s Near West Side is seeking a Business Advisor. This position fosters small-business growth by providing in-depth, confidential, no-cost business counseling, no- to low-cost training, and resource and referral services to Ohio’s small-business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. A bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or a related field is preferred, or a minimum of five years of experience in business ownership and operations, or its equivalent. This position reports to the Small Business Development Center director. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

The stage agency is looking for a Human Services Hearing Officer for its Office of Legal and Acquisition Services in downtown Cleveland. Qualifications include knowledge of legal and adjudicative hearing practices and procedures, research methods, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and court decisions applicable to human services programs. This position pays $27.15 an hour. To apply, visit here.

Javitch Block LLC

The downtown Cleveland law firm is hiring a combination Legal Assistant and Receptionist to perform general legal assistant and administrative duties. Duties include notarizing legal documents, serving as a backup receptionist and handling legal correspondence. Qualifications include a high school diploma or GED; and the ability to handle a high work volume. This full-time job opening was posted Oct. 16. To apply, visit here.

U.S. Department of Justice

The federal agency’s Northern District of Ohio office in downtown Cleveland needs a Public Affairs Specialist. Duties include maintaining relationships with the local media, other government agencies, and civil rights groups; developing and writing materials; and responding to information requests. The salary range is $77,678 to $100,985 per year. Deadline to apply is Oct. 30. To apply, visit here.


3D printing is a fast-growing industry, and that is why the Beachwood manufacturer is looking for a Lead Mechatronics Engineer to add to its team. This role will lead the engineering team, as well as all phases of product development. The ideal candidate should be a wiz at product management, great at writing embedded software, and have experience in launching new hardware products. For more information and to apply, visit here.

Groundworks Companies

The foundation services company is looking for an Event Coordinator. This position builds and leads a team of part-time event marketers at home and trade shows. Previous team leading experience is preferred. To apply, visit here.

The University of Akron

The Summit County institution of higher education seeks a Vice President/Chief Communication & Marketing Officer. This executive will serve as an adviser to senior administrators and lead a 22-member Office of University Marketing & Communications. Duties include providing oversight and mentorship of a team of professionals in marketing, advertising, video, photography, graphic design, web, media relations, social media, emergency and crisis communications, and executive and internal communications. Qualifications include at least eight years of experience in marketing, branding or communication, preferably in higher education. This position was posted Sept. 16 and will remain open until filled. To apply, visit here and search for job ID # 11956.

Macy's National Holiday Hiring Event

The retail department store is hiring seasonal workers at a hiring event. Interviews for the temporary, part-time positions will be conducted and job offers extended on the spot at the University Heights location Thursday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For details, visit here.

Richardson Design LLC

A Graphic Designer is needed to join the team at the Cleveland design studio and trend consultancy, known for fresh approaches to environmental design. The position will work directly with both the graphics and marketing teams on project work, which may include design for local, regional, and national clients, as well as on internal branding and marketing purposes. Four years of experience is preferable, although any portfolio illustrating exceptional skill and creativity will be considered. For more details and to apply, visit here.

Starwood Retail Partners

The shopping center management company is looking for a Marketing and Events Manager for its North Olmsted location. Primary responsibilities include strategic planning, day-to-day marketing, community activity, and revenue generation. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in marketing or a related field, five to seven years in retail or related shopping center experience, and a minimum of three years’ experience in sales or a marketing position. For more information and to apply for the job, click here.

PNC Financial Services Group

An Operations Associate is needed at the Cleveland bank. This person will execute procedures, process transactions, provide responses and feedback, review related transactions, and verify work processes. While experience and a degree are not required, qualified candidates should possess effective communication skills, knowledge on operational functions, the ability to  manage multiple priorities, and knowledge on major products and services. To apply, click here.