who's hiring in cle: blue bridge networks, cleveland 2030 district and more


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

BlueBridge Networks
Over the past 10 years, BlueBridge Networks has emerged as a state and regional leader in data storage, becoming the first-of-its-kind Ohio-based data center facility with facilities on different national power grids.

With data center cloud computing facilities in Cleveland, Mayfield Heights and Columbus, BlueBridge has launched what it calls the “Ohio Cloud," offering data center services, cloud computing and infrastructure solutions across its networks.

BlueBridge has grown both in size and capabilities since its formation in January 2004. “BlueBridge is in the business of keeping businesses and institutions in business through multiple data center services,” says Kevin Goodman, managing director and partner. “BBN is about best-in-class data centers where high availability, reliability and security are paramount.”

Today, the company has experienced rapid expansion and boasts big name clients like the Cleveland Museum of Art, which hired BlueBridge to build a cloud-based storage solution that would provide long-term archival preservation of the institution’s digital assets.

As a result of its record growth and expansion, BlueBridge is looking to fill several positions:

Network administrator to analyze, install, configure, maintain and repair the BlueBridge network infrastructure.

Systems engineer to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in-house information systems that support core organizational functions as well as any external customers.

Data center sales engineer to work directly with the sales team to provide technical assistance and design validation during the data center sales process.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to the hiring manager.

The Cleveland 2030 District
The Cleveland 2030 District (C2030D) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to create high-performance building districts throughout Greater Cleveland, with the goal of dramatically reducing the environmental impact of building construction and operations while increasing Cleveland’s competitiveness and building owners’ return on investment. The organization is looking for an executive director to execute overall day-to-day operations and effectively manage staff and contractors and lead marketing initiatives and public relations communications. For more information, click here. To apply, send resume to cleveland2030job@gmail.com

Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI)
ECDI, whose mission is to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change, needs to fill two positions. The manager of the women’s business center in Cleveland will be responsible for developing programming that provides for the technical assistance and training, and developing connections in the community which will help foster these businesses.

The lending manager at ECDI Akron will oversee start-up activities, including hiring and managing staff, and building relationships with local funders to provide monetary support to ECDI. This position will evaluate and recommend approval of business loans, and will provide technical assistance to applicants while reviewing the application materials and documentation. For both positions, send resumes to Renee Jordan, human resources manager.

Bostwick Design Partnership, Ohio City Incorporated and more
Bostwick Design Partnership, an architecture design firm with a focus on collaboration and creativity, has two open positions in its Cleveland office. The firm needs an interior designer with five to 10 years of experience. Bostwick is also looking for an architect with a focus on specifications and codes. In their Erie, PA office, the firm needs a licensed architect with a focus on healthcare to service as the director. Applicants for all positions should send their resumes to Rick Ortmeyer, principal.

Ohio City Incorporated needs a Near West Recreation manager to use Near West recreation programming as a tool to attract and retain families to Cleveland’s Near West Side neighborhoods. Send cover letter and resume to the hiring manager with a subject heading of Near West Recreation. Deadline to apply is Friday, November 7.

The Cleveland Foundation needs a program officer. To apply send cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to resumes@clevefdn.org by Monday, November 17.

Beck Center for the Arts needs a part-time accounts payable clerk. Send resume and cover letter to Hope McGuan.

Because I Said I Would, a social movement and nonprofit in Lakewood dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept, has two open positions: the executive coordinator to the founder and the fulfillment and product manager. For either job, send resumes to the HR manager with “Fulfillment & Product Manager Application” and your name in the subject line.

The Music Settlement needs a maintenance assistant to help the director of buildings and grounds with electrical, plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, event build-up and tear-down, and more. Retirees encouraged to apply. Using the form on the Music Settlement’s website, send a cover letter explaining why you feel you are a good fit to join our team, along with your resume.

Trinity Cathedral, the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Cleveland, needs an events and hospitality manager. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, references, and salary requirements with a subject heading of “Events & Hospitality Manager Search” to the HR department.

The Keep it Local Project needs a business member representative and a part-time scheduler. Email Keep it Local to apply.

Providence House has several positions open, including a family advocate and a crisis nursery coordinator. Visit the organization’s careers page for a full listing and application instructions.

Have hiring news you’d like to share? Email Karin at Fresh Water Cleveland and send us this information or career links!

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.