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.

Karin Connelly Rice
Karin Connelly Rice

About the Author: Karin Connelly Rice

Karin Connelly Rice enjoys telling people's stories, whether it's a promising startup or a life's passion. Over the past 20 years she has reported on the local business community for publications such as Inside Business and Cleveland Magazine. She was editor of the Rocky River/Lakewood edition of In the Neighborhood and was a reporter and photographer for the Amherst News-Times. At Fresh Water she enjoys telling the stories of Clevelanders who are shaping and embracing the business and research climate in Cleveland.