Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Nonprofit and Marketing Jobs in NEO January 10



Welcome back to the Jobs In NEO newsletter. Until I can find another free alternative to sending it out, I am going to share postings here on my blog. 

Good luck to you all and have a fantastic new year!

January 10, 2018



AIA Akron and Akron-Canton CSI
Part-Time Executive Director

AIA Akron: Part-Time Executive Director Position Summary: Description: Self-motivated and detail-oriented part-time Executive Director needed for AIA Akron (American Institute of Architects) and Akron-Canton CSI (Construction Specifications Institution), a joint venture non-profit professional organization. Candidate must have great inter-personal communication skills, event planning experience, and excellent organizational skills. This position offers a flexible in-office schedule, and the ability to work from home.

Key Responsibilities: • Internal Communications with Board/Committee members • Public Relations / Community Outreach • Office Administration & Management • Members Services: Plan and Organize Continuing Education schedule. • Representation at monthly AIA Akron and Akron-Canton CSI Chapter Meetings (24). • Financial Management and record keeping " To assist the AIA Akron and CSI Treasurers Professional Experience and Qualifications: • Experience working with the architectural community and nomenclature is a plus, but not required. • Ability to maintain social media outlets and manage AIA Akron website content. • Sufficient diversity of knowledge and skills to effectively manage the organization including: personnel management, fiscal management, membership management and growth, advocacy, event management, communications strategies, and building of partnerships and coalitions. • Ability to set priorities, delegate responsibilities, mentor, motivate, and develop others. • Strong ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities. • Strong creative and entrepreneurial spirit that helps the organization to grow and expand its influence within its vision and mission.

For more information, please refer to the Executive Director Job Posting on our Website: www.aiaakron.org Please email letter of interest and resume to: admin@aiaakron.org

Deadline: 03/31/2018



American Red Cross
Executive Director - Akron, OH 

"We are currently seeking a professional, innovative and enthusiastic Executive Director for our Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter, based in Akron, Ohio As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. This highly visible role leads and directs volunteers and employees in the Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter to ensure the American Red Cross goals and mission are achieved. Reporting to the Regional Chief Operating Officer, you will promote an inclusive, team-based culture centered on leading and empowering volunteers. As the face of the Red Cross, this role also cultivates and manages select donors. In addition to enhancing community presence through key media and community partner relationships, you will steward the local board of directors. The population served in the chapter will be between 500K and 1M."
For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y7rga65x 
Deadline: 01/26/2018



Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
Assistant Director

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Director to support the Executive Director in running and growing the Film Festival and related film activities. Crucial to this position is an individual with significant non-profit events, non-profit development and/or film festival operation experience.
The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is a celebration of documentary storytelling and of the filmmakers who bring us their stories. Founded in honor of late filmmaker David Ponce, the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is proud to bring stories from around the world to Ohio's beautiful Chagrin Valley. This inspiring and highly attended documentary film festival is entering its eight year. Named to MovieMaker Magazine's prestigious list of "Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee", the Festival takes place at venues in and around the lovely century village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio with a focus on honoring talented filmmakers from around the world. The 2018 festival will feature daily filmmaker panels, parties and discussion forums. The Chagrin Documentary Film welcomed an enthusiastic audience of more than 12,000 in 2017.
The Assistant Director will be well-versed in performance and operations management and competent in assuming delegated duties.
IMPORTANT - This position is 30 hours/part time during off season but requires working extended hours, including evening and weekend hours during July, August, September and early October. It is 30 hours/part time for the remainder of the year but with frequent evenings and weekends as needed.
Responsibilities
Include but are not limited to:
    •    Assisting the Executive Director in developing and implementing plans and goals for the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
    •    Working with the Executive Director to coordinate and supervise year round operations
    •    Developing published materials
    •    Festival programs and ticketing systems
    •    Responsible for volunteer coordination responsibilities (scheduling, training, evaluating etc.)
    •    Planning and executing the annual Festival and year round programs
    •    Create social media, emails and press releases that promote CDFF’s program and impact.
    •    Working with the director on grant writing and reporting
    •    Coordinating and enhancing the Festival’s educational and community outreach
    •    Coordinate grant proposals and other in-kind and financial solicitations from corporations and area organizations.
    •    Coordinate with the Director to schedule meetings, including setting agendas, distributing materials and sending meeting notices.
    •    Plan and execute special events, cultural events, and various social activities, including scheduling and execution of winter/spring series and fundraising events
Required Qualifications:
    •    Experience in nonprofit operations management
    •    Proficient in MS Office, databases and desktop publishing
    •    Proven leadership skills
    •    Ability to take ownership of areas of responsibility
    •    Outstanding communication and people skills
    •    Excellent organizational and leadership skills
    •    Aptitude in creative problem-solving
    •    Degree required
    •    Prior management experience at a grass-roots and /or entrepreneurial organization and familiarity with:
    •    Supervising seasonal staff
    •    Planning events
    •    Managing volunteers
    •    Creating desktop publishing materials
    •    Networking, cultivating, and managing partnerships on behalf of CDFF
    •    Ability to become proficient with web-based Festival resources.
Additional desired qualifications:
    •    Superior writing, presentation and people skills
    •    Must be comfortable dealing with a variety of constituents
    •    High-energy team player with a collaborative orientation
    •    Ability to work in an independent, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    •    Strong work ethic and integrity – a passion for high quality results
Job Type: Part time/Full-time seasonal
Required experience:
    •    Nonprofit: 3 years
    •    Event and volunteer management
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $35,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year
Required education:
    •    Bachelor's
Required experience:
    •    Event Marketing: 3 years
    •    Development and Fundraising: 3 years
    •    Event Coordination: 3 years
    •    non-profit management: 3 years
To apply: http://indeedhi.re/2CVXVAN



Cleveland Council on World Affairs
Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator provides high level administrative support for the CEO, senior staff, and the general operation of the organization.  The Administrative Coordinator collaborates with staff, contractors, interns, volunteers, consultants and board members as an effective and proactive team player to ensure positive working relationships and strong communication across the organization, thereby strengthening the organization’s overall performance.
Duties & Responsibilities
    •    Works constructively and collaboratively to fulfill the mission and goals of the organization.
    •    Supports the day-to-day operations of the office to ensure a productive work environment.
    •    Enhances CEOs and the organization’s leadership team’s effectiveness by providing information and management support; preparing and editing correspondence, reports, and presentations; and presenting information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics.
    •    Assists with life cycle of assigned projects and conducts research regularly
    •    Coordinates recruitment process for interns and volunteers.
    •    Assists in updating the organization’s website.
    •    Serves as administrative point person with the Board of Directors (BOD).
    •    Attends BOD meetings as requested; transcribes notes as requested. Maintains BOD minutes and records.
    •    Possesses a welcoming attitude, courteous manner and diplomatic approach to all visitors and callers.
    •    Handles incoming and outgoing USPS mail daily.
    •    Monitors and maintains office equipment such as the document printer, postage machine and telephone system
    •    Keeps inventory of audiovisual and computer equipment, and log-outs.
    •    Work with current staff member assigned to oversee Office Technology.
    •    Handles routine financial tasks
Ideal Qualities
    •    Ability to consistently practice confidentiality
    •    Ability to work independently
    •    Highly proficient computer, website, and internet research skills
    •    Highly Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher proficiencies
    •    Possess strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
    •    Possess superior written and verbal skills
    •    Ability to learn and independently navigate database management systems
Additional Expectations
    •    Must have daily access to a car, the ability to run errands, and make deliveries.
    •    Must be able to lift 20 lbs. and carry banners and other promotional materials to events.
    •    Bi or Multilanguage skills are a bonus.
Education & Field Experience
    •    Prior experience in a customer service environment is desirable.
    •    Bachelor’s Degree in business or nonprofit management or equivalent experience.
To apply: http://bit.ly/2CPBWZ7



Cleveland Foundation
Enterprise Content Manager 

Summary: The Enterprise Content Manager (ECM) is responsible for the design, maintenance, enhancement, and training of the Cleveland Foundation’s Enterprise Content Management systems. Individual in this position is responsible for ensuring a cohesive approach to the document and data management practices, policies, standards, and priorities of the Cleveland Foundation as well as compliance with statutory and legislative requirements. 
Duties of this position are leading Records staff and administration of all ECM Systems which include but are not limited to all the creation and maintenance of retention schedules, management of on-site and off-site documents, administration of electronic document information storage, including metadata creation and management, document retrieval, and document retention which includes retrieving, transferring and destroying of paper records as well as all electronic documents. 
Responsibilities and Expected Outcomes: 
    •    Develop and implement the Foundation’s record and information strategy (RIM) and associated projects and initiatives in collaboration with the Director of IT.
    •    Evaluate, modify, and migrate the Foundation’s records program to a paperless based system that promotes automation while effectively serving internal and external needs.
    •    Develop and maintain ECM systems, processes and policies for the handling, protecting, and disposing of Foundation records, ensuring a cohesive approach to the document management practices and priorities of the Foundation, as well as compliance with the statutory and legislative requirements.
    •    Work with Information & Technology Services (I&TS) staff and leadership to develop and enhance the organization’s information architecture to support the management of physical and electronic content across the organization.
    •    To ensure appropriate data asset management, provide oversight for development and maintenance processes and procedures in collaboration with foundation departments and monitor data quality and master data guidelines for the organization.
    •    Manage the coding, indexing, retrieving, transferring, and destroying of paper, electronic, and digital records; manage the digitization of paper records through scanning, importing and entry into records management system to ensure file integrity and accurate retrieval.
    •    Identify and protect Cleveland Foundation vital and historical records to maintain accurate business records and preserve foundation history.
    •    Supervise, train and coordinate workflow of records staff to ensure a high-quality customer-focused service.
    •    Oversee the development and presenting of training for new employees and other Foundation employees on records and data management processes and systems. Assign user rights to maintain security and safeguard Foundation records.
    •    Provide research services to staff using historical records.
    •    Identify paper, electronic, and digital records and/or collections to add to records management system
to preserve appropriate items for business and historical purposes.

    •    Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Essential Qualifications, Credentials and Technical Skills required:

    •    Bachelor’s degree preferred with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in records management and information technology.
    •    Prior OnBase ECM management experience including knowledge of principles and techniques of records and information management and
    •    Strong knowledge of the legal and regulatory requirements for records and information systems and processes.
    •    Prior team lead experience.
    •    Working knowledge of electronic content and records management technologies, principles and leading
practices.

    •    Excellent computer skills to include advanced proficiency level with Microsoft Office tools.
    •    Strong organizational skills, detail orientation, and project management abilities.
    •    Exceptional research and problem solving skills.
    •    Strategic thinking and business acumen.
    •    Proven ability to successfully lead, develop and manage employees with a direct or dotted reporting line to successfully achieve collective goals and objectives.
    •    Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships within and outside the organization.
    •    Consistent adherence to high standards of ethical behavior, confidentiality, and professionalism.
Other highly desirable qualifications include: 
    •    Previous experience with OnBase enterprise content management software solution modules.
    •    Previous experience with Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint.
    •    Certifications: Certified Records Manager (CRM); Certified Information Governance Professional (iGP)
    •    Previous experience providing technical training to individuals of non-technical backgrounds with a customer first attitude.
    •    Familiarity with Philanthropic foundations and its nonprofit sector.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Starting salary for this position will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s background and experience. The foundation offers an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, a comprehensive wellness program, a fully vested 403(b) retirement plan and three weeks of vacation the first year of service, prorated based on date of hire. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter indicating salary requirements to resumes@clevefdn.org by January 21, 2018. Candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted around the week of January 22, 2018. We regret that we cannot respond personally to each applicant.



Cleveland Metroploitan Bar Association
Marketing Communications Manager

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association has an immediate opening for the full-time position of Marketing & Communications Manager. This individual, who reports to the Executive Director, will be responsible for developing, directing and implementing marketing and communications strategies for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Bar Foundation.
Specific responsibilities will include:
    •    Creating annual marketing and communications plans in alignment with the strategic plans and priorities for both the Bar Association and Bar Foundation.
    •    Developing and executing internal and external marketing and communications strategies for both organizations, including using all traditional and digital communications channels.
    •    Working collaboratively with CMBA staff, as well as CMBA members, to assist in developing and executing high-impact marketing campaigns for targeted events, initiatives and products.
    •    Overseeing production of the CMBA’s Bar Journal (monthly publication) and Legal Directory (annual publication), including oversight of advertising representatives.
    •    Building and maintaining relationships with media in order to advance both organizations’ missions and positions throughout northeast Ohio and beyond.
    •    Overseeing the strategic development and maintenance of CMBA’s website including content and functionality.
    •    Creating and managing an annual marketing budget.
    •    Identifying key performance indicators critical for tracking the impact of marketing and communications strategies.
    •    Supervising members of the Marketing & Communications Team.
Required qualifications include:
    •    Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or equivalent field.
    •    Minimum 5 years of experience in marketing, communications and/or advertising, including experience with both traditional and digital marketing.
    •    Strong communication and analytical skills.
    •    Demonstrated ability to work both independently and cooperatively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
    •    Success managing and developing employees.
    •    Project management experience, including experience building business and financial plans.
    •    Internally-driven with a passion for learning new things, including technologies.
    •    Thirst to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing, mission-driven environment.
Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume, cover letter (no phone calls, please) and salary expectations to:
Rebecca Ruppert McMahon
Executive Director
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
1375 E. Ninth Street, Floor 2
Cleveland, OH 44114

To apply: http://indeedhi.re/2COZNb0



Cleveland Orchestra
Corporate & Government Gift Officer

The Corporate & Government Gift Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of various corporations and corporate foundations to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships that will result in philanthropic support for The Cleveland Orchestra.  This role provides the expertise to advance the orchestra’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate guidelines and interests and maintaining strong communication ties with corporate donors. In addition, The Corporate & Government Gift Officer provides broad policy, government, and public affairs support to help align the orchestra’s strategic priorities at a local, state, and national level and builds relationships with community partners, local government officials, and other stakeholders.
The successful candidate will met the following qualifications:
    •    Bachelor’s Degree required.
    •    Minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising – preferably in corporate giving – or sales.
    •    Demonstrated record of success in generating significant philanthropic gifts at the 5 and 6 figure levels.
    •    Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques required.
    •    Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
    •    Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to make presentations to senior-level groups as well as to build one-on-one relationships with members of diverse constituencies at all levels of authority.
    •    Strong organizational and writing skills.
    •    Demonstrated independent, mature judgment.
    •    Ability to consistently maintain a professional image and demeanor.
    •    Strong problem-solving skills.  
    •    Ability to collaborate and prioritize in the management of multiple projects and deadlines.
    •    Must be able to travel between locations (Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center) and to travel to local or regional meetings.
    •    Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

To apply: please email your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirement (in PDF) to HR@clevelandorchestra.com.



Cleveland Orchestra
Development Data Manager

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, this professional performs data analysis and project management to support and inform strategic fundraising efforts for The Cleveland Orchestra. This professional will be responsible for designing and producing original reports that allow Executive leadership, members of the Philanthropy and Advancement Department, and volunteers to track and analyze activity and progress towards revenue goals. Additionally, this role will provide project management around reporting and tracking for the Second Century Campaign, a multi-year, multi-million dollar campaign. This person supervises two members of the Development Operations Team.
The successful candidate will met the following qualifications:
    •    Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; Master’s Degree preferred
    •    Four or more years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    •    Customer Service Focus – Listening carefully to and understanding customers’ needs and proactively responding to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.
    •    Teamwork/Communication – Working cooperatively to achieve common goals. Support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information.
    •    Excellence – Provide the best quality available and continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality.
    •    Leadership – Provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism and high achievement.
    •    Innovative – Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately.
    •    Strategic Thinking – Recognize opportunities, identify integral metrics, and prioritize to attain goals.
    •    Demonstrated excellent communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and experience handling confidential information. Strong initiative, creativity, organizational ability, and attention to detail.
    •    Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team and to work collaboratively with other groups: Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Leadership Gifts, Planned Gifts and Campaign Coordination.
    •    Excellent analytical skills and an informed, evidence-based approach.
    •    A strong understanding in business and business development.
    •    An interest in fundraising for the nonprofit sector.
    •    Ability to successfully convey complex information clearly and succinctly to non-expert audiences.
    •    The ability to work under pressure on multiple projects within project timeframes.
    •    A passion for creating solutions with a positive attitude to change.
    •    A good understanding of information technology.
    •    Some travel for conferences.
    •    May be required to work occasional nights or weekends.
To apply: please email your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirement (in PDF) to HR@clevelandorchestra.com.



Cleveland Orchestra
Editorial & Media Relations Coordinator

As a compelling storyteller with a passion for music, the Editorial and Media Relations Coordinator will help to create compelling narratives about the power of music and inspiring artistry of The Cleveland Orchestra, with a central focus on the Orchestra’s mission to present extraordinary musical experiences for the people of Northeast Ohio and the world.  
Collaborating with the Orchestra’s public relations and sales and marketing teams, this individual will coordinate communications and public relations activities, including traditional external media (radio, television, and print), internally-generated digital media (via social media and the Orchestra’s website), and in the pages of The Cleveland Orchestra’s program books (Severance Hall, Blossom Music Festival, and tour venues). 
The successful candidate will met the following qualifications:
    •    Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, English, writing, or related field.
    •    Similar previous work experience in a performing arts organization strongly preferred.
    •    Exceptional writing and storytelling skills, with a focus on compelling results.
    •    Knowledge of classical music preferred.
    •    Working knowledge of or proficiency in German, French, Italian, and/or Spanish preferred.
    •    Ability to think strategically and proactively offer solutions.
    •    Strong editing and proofreading skills.
    •    Substantial coordinating, organizational, prioritization skills.
    •    Strong attention to detail and ability to achieve deadlines.
    •    Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications.
    •    Ability to work well with a variety of people, calmly, efficiently and independently in a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative environment while managing multiple projects and deadlines.
    •    Ability to handle confidential and/or sensitive situations with diplomacy and tact.
    •    Demonstrated proficiency in computer software programs, especially the Microsoft Office Suite, and social media platforms (especially Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube); experience with Adobe Create Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) would be an asset.
    •    Photography and digital photography software skills preferred.
    •    Some local or regional travel may be required.
    •    Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
 REQUIRED WRITING SAMPLES (submit with cover letter and résumé):
Concert program pitch – compose a pitch to media and suggest media targets for the September 28, 29, and 30 program and concerts:  https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/1718-concerts-pdps/1718---tco-classical-series-concerts/week-02/?performanceNumber=15563.

Education program pitch – craft a pitch to media and suggest media targets for our 2017-18 PNC Musical Rainbow series: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/tickets/concerts-for-families/.
Press release sample – draft a press release announcing our 2017-2018 Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra season.

The Cleveland Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
To apply: please email your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirement (in PDF) to HR@clevelandorchestra.com.



Great Lakes Science Center
Director of Marketing

At Great Lakes Science Center, we make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive to feed the inner sense of curiosity for guests of all ages. We believe in the value of using real scientific challenges through opportunities to invent, design, tinker and create to encourage curiosity and experimentation. The Science Center remains committed to developing informal science education programs that inspire young minds, improve STEM literacy and cultivate the creative, critical thinkers who will shape the future of Northeast Ohio.

Job Description
This position advances Great Lakes Science Center’s mission and goals by assisting the organization in reaching its attendance and revenue goals through marketing, promotions and advertising. The Director of Marketing is responsible for the design, implementation and facilitation of an annual marketing plan for the institution including the identification of local and national market trends. Additionally, the Director of Marketing directs creative execution of marketing and advertising content while advancing and preserving the Science Center’s brand.
    •    Adheres to and promotes Great Lakes Science Center’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
    •    Works closely with the Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Sales to develop, support and preserve Great Lakes Science Center’s brand and steward/curate the brand across all communications. Works with all departments of the Science Center to maintain brand integrity.
    •    Designs, implements and facilitates an annual marketing plan for the Science Center to achieve revenue goals for gate attendance, membership, programs and events. 
    •    Plans and directs strategic and tactical marketing campaigns (including advertising and promotions) for the Science Center’s major exhibits, DOME Theater movies, membership, key programs and events.
    •    Manages and tracks marketing initiatives to ensure successful implementation of campaigns.
    •    Oversees all aspects of the Science Center’s website.  Supervises the Marketing Coordinator and outside contractor on development, maintenance and updating of the site.
    •    Develops and manages digital marketing campaigns to optimize strategies that positively influence guest behavior and deliver against revenue goals. Recommend technologies, platforms and programs that promote audience growth and engagement.
    •    Identifies and tracks local and national marketing trends as they apply to cultural attractions, museums, etc. 
    •    Manages relationships with external vendors and supports day to day marketing opportunities.
    •    Plans and administers the Science Center’s marketing budgets.
    •    Works closely with the Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Sales and the Director of Communications, ensuring external and internal communications activities are well coordinated.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications
Education and Work Experience Qualifications:
    •    BA in Marketing, Mass Communications, Public Relations or related fields.
    •    Three to five years’ of progressively responsible experience in related fields.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications (K/S/A):
    •    Strong verbal and written communication skills; proven experience with digital, including social media.  Knowledge of PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience is a must and will be considered when choosing the best applicant for this position.
    •    Experience working with website content management systems.  Knowledge of Drupal is a plus.
    •    Strong understanding of current online marketing concepts, strategy and execution.
    •    Ability to communicate in an effective, tactful and professional manner with internal and external stakeholders including media and the general public.
    •    Ability to effectively coordinate and track multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, work well under pressure with a high degree of accuracy, and meet stringent and overlapping deadlines.
    •     Respect for confidentiality.
    •    Creativity and innovative thinking.
Additional Information
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
To apply: http://bit.ly/2FpaOl0



Ideastream
Chief Development Officer

Department: Development and Communications
Reports to: President and CEO

Position Summary:
This position is accountable for developing the vision and strategy and for leading the implementation of effective development and communications efforts for ideastream. Activities include developing relationships and raising funds from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies, the development and execution of special events as well as the development and execution of plans for public relations and external promotion of ideastream’s programs and services.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
    •    Design and implement an effective fundraising strategy and identify criteria to measure success.
    •    Optimize revenue raised in the community through the implementation of appropriate and contemporary methods.
    •    Design and implement an effective public relations and promotion strategy and identify criteria to measure success.
    •    Optimize community regard and awareness of ideastream through the implementation of appropriate and contemporary methods.
    •    Build relationships and grow funding by monitoring opportunities and interacting with potential individual, corporate, foundation and government donors.
    •    Develop partnerships with educational, cultural and government entities to identify funding and community service opportunities.
    •    Serve as a volunteer in industry and community groups and be recognized locally in the development field, as well as regionally/nationally in public media.
    •    Supervise the professional staff, volunteers and associated vendors involved with Development and Communications activities select, hire, train, coach, counsel and assure positive performance and morale.
    •    Serve as a member of the ideastream Executive Team.
    •    Develop and manage the annual revenue and expense budget relating to development and communications.
    •    Maintain the highest integrity in development and communications efforts consistent with industry standards and assure compliance with the gift acceptance policy established by the Board of Trustees.
    •    Serve as one of the organization’s spokespersons as needed.
    •    Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Knowledge/Skills/Aptitudes:
Demonstrated emotional intelligence: empathy, trust, integrity and social sensitivity.
Outstanding professional and personal character and integrity.
Demonstrated ability in securing grants and gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies.
In depth knowledge of fundraising techniques and fundraising management, including but not limited to annual giving, special campaigns and special events.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; stand-up presentation skills; demonstrated ability to organize and present complex information in ways people understand.
Broad general business knowledge: budgeting, planning, supervisory experience, etc.
Individual and team leadership skills.
Ability to exercise good judgment to demonstrate an understanding of ethics as it relates to development and communications activities.
Demonstrated innovation and creativity, calculated risk taking.
Computer proficiency: word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet.
Knowledge of the business, philanthropic, government and not-for-profit community.

Experience:
Seasoned level of progressively responsible management experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. Experience in public media a plus

Education:
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree a plus.
Essential Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Ability to see, communicate, hear and utilize electronic communication devices. Work is primarily in an office environment. Typing on keyboard. Ability to travel throughout the service area and to work long and sometimes unusual hours.
To apply: http://www.ideastream.org/about/careers



Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood
Marketing Manager

Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood is seeking a Marketing Manger.
Position will oversee the agencies website, manage social media accounts, design and distribute marketing materials that promote community awareness and advance the Mission of the Agency.

All candidates should have excellent writing, editing and computer skills.
Bachelor's degree in marketing, public administration or related field is required.
Certification/Licensure as indicated by rule.
Five (5) years of progressive responsible public administrative and managerial experience in human service settings.

Experience with publication development, photography, web site management, social media outlets, graphic layout and design, community promotions and media contacts.
Must possess current valid driver's license.

Submit resumes and applications to - Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood.
Go to our website at www.lakebdd.org Employment Section. You may download an application and submit your application and resume through the hr apply link, Or mail in or drop off to - 8121 Deepwood Blvd, Human Resources, Mentor, Ohio 44060.
EOE/M/F/D/V



Lakewood Alive
Event and Volunteer Coordinator

Lakewood’s nonprofit community development organization seeks an Event and Volunteer Coordinator to join our team.  With a dedicated staff and incredible volunteers, LakewoodAlive is a high-performing organization whose mission is to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods.
View the Event and Volunteer Coordinator job posting
Send a cover letter and resume by 5 p.m. on January 22, 2018 to Executive Director Ian Andrews via mail or email. No phone calls, please.
LakewoodAlive
14701 Detroit Avenue #LL10
Lakewood, OH 44107
iandrews@lakewoodalive.org



Malone University
Major Gifts Officer for Advancement

The Malone University, Office of Advancement, is conducting a search for two (2) full-time Major Gifts Officers, MGO,Capital Projects and MGO, Athletics Capital Projects. The primary responsibility for these positions is to develop and implement strategies for individual major gift donor relationship management (manage, nurture, upgrade) to meet short and long-term philanthropic goals that advance the mission of Malone University. Particular emphasis will be on identifying, cultivating and successfully soliciting new prospects. The primary objective of these roles will be to develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor interests, passions and values and alignment with University objectives and strategic priorities. The Major Gifts Officer (MGO), Capital Projects position will focus on fundraising for all aspects of our Bolder Vision campaign. Prior experience with campaign fundraising is preferred. The Major Gifts Officer (MGO), Athletics Capital Projects will focus on fundraising for our Bolder Vision campaign, specifically efforts to build our Pioneer Park Athletic complex. Prior experience with Athletics capital fundraising is preferred. Candidates must exhibit a personal understanding of, and operate in concert with the Foundational Principles, Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan of the University. A full job description for each and the application process can be viewed on the Malone University website at www.malone.edu/giftofficers. 
For more information, visit: http://www.malone.edu/giftofficers 
Deadline: 01/31/2018



Medical Mutual
Interactive Marketing Project Manager - (1700469)

Possesses and applies expertise to the full online marketing lifecycle experience from initial search to driving conversions. Ensures web and mobile environments are optimized to meet the needs of all audiences and devices. Key contributor to the strategy and development of the Company’s primary external and internal web sites, online tools, marketing and sales resources, digital marketing presence and the overall user experience (UX). Responsible for website usability, A/B testing and user studies, maintaining usability standards and methodology as it relates to online experience for site visitors.
    •    Works with Business and IT stakeholders to drive continuous improvement by identifying and developing new opportunities or improvements to online marketing initiatives.
    •    Manages ongoing enhancements to UX design processes for web and mobile environments including defining high-level requirements, brainstorming improvements, implementation, and usability feedback including adoption, utilization and reaching goals.
    •    Creates a clear and executable User Experience (UX) strategy for web and application design by serving as marketing’s lead for UX to define site interaction architecture, including navigation and mapping of visitor flows ensuring the optimal shopper experience.
    •    Conducts usability testing and assessments to provide recommendations for enhancements to the digital marketing environments.
    •    Conducts multiple methods of primary and secondary research including interviews with key stakeholders, market research, web analytics, and competitive and industry trend analysis.
    •    Provides expertise to multi-channel marketing initiatives including social media, search marketing, display, email, marketing and sales materials, and offline campaigns to ensure a cohesive experience and to maximize results.
    •    Analyzes customer segments and their functional needs to optimize engagement and drive response.
    •    Monitors/reviews online project development processes to ensure defined UX approach is successfully delivered and usability standards and methodologies are maintained.
    •    Stays current with UX trends and best practices.
    •    Participates in vendor and product selections related to web environments.

Qualifications
    •    Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, MIS, or related field. Master’s Degree a plus.
    •    7 years progressive experience in online strategy development and managing websites, 3 of which include managing online shopper experience. 
    •    Experience in insurance, health care or financial industry.
    •    Strong knowledge of website platform technology, site architecture, webpage structure, site tagging and user-focus design elements.
    •    Familiarity with user-centered design approach and methodology.
    •    Comprehensive knowledge and the ability to apply advanced concepts related to web user experience.
    •    Knowledge of usability standards as it relates to Web Environment.  

To apply: http://bit.ly/2COOLCM



Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
Marketing Coordinator

Part-time, hourly, approximately 20-30 hours per week Reports to: Director of Marketing

Overall Responsibilities:
The Marketing Coordinator will support the organization’s overall efforts to raise awareness of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (NCSL) as one of the region’s top destinations and community resources that enriches people's lives through environmental and conservation education, innovative programs, and community involvement. In particular, s/he will provide critical support to NCSL’s overall marketing and strategic communications efforts and focus on building and maintaining NCSL’s online presence, including social media maintenance, e-newsletters, website updates, as well as coordinating the development of collateral for distribution to support camps, classes, hikes, facility rentals, gift shop, special events, and other programs as needed. This person will help cultivate the public image and ‘brand’ of the Nature Center, which will ultimately result in helping the organization achieve membership, fundraising, and program attendance goals.
Principal Responsibilities:

BRANDING & VISUAL IDENTITY
• Ensure integrity and consistency of NCSL’s visual identity and mission-driven brand is maintained to showcase the
NCSL as a high quality and desirable regional attraction with unique and innovative programming that cannot be found
elsewhere.

• Assist in managing the design process, through a third party designer, of promotional materials and collateral such as
program flyers, invitations, brochures, quarterly newsletters, rack cards, signage, membership and annual fund appeals, and postcards for display, print and online use.

• Ensure incorporation of NCSL style guide and best design practices into all online and print collateral, including emails
and internal communications (signage, nametags, etc.).


MARKETING & CONTENT MANAGEMENT
• Compile, edit and distribute high-quality content for NCSL’s e-newsletter produced monthly through Constant Contact.
Manage editorial process.
• Photograph workshops, events and activities throughout the Nature Center for use in marketing collateral, especially social media, as needed.
• Update weekly and monthly calendar events in local and online listings alone or with help of intern or volunteers.
• Prepare in-house collateral and printed materials as needed (e.g. event signage and flyers) as well as content for digital donor wall.
• Research competitive landscape by identifying and evaluating competitors, offerings, pricing, and advertising to most effectively position versus competitors in the areas of education, entertainment, and arts and leisure activities. • Assist with other organization-related projects as needed.
• Work creatively within marketing budget.
• Stay current in emerging trends and best practices in marketing, marketing communications, social media, and content management.

SOCIAL MEDIA
• Generate and post multi-day content each week for Social Media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) that results in increased community engagement and page views as demonstrated through social media and website analytics. Maintain the branded voice of NCSL on social media accounts.

WEBSITE MANAGEMENT
• Aid in the development and maintenance of NCSL’s website, including updating photography seasonally or as needed to support programs, ensuring fresh content, maintaining events calendar, and creating forms as needed through a WordPress platform.

OTHER DUTIES
• Attend and work at Nature Center signature events as determined by supervisor. • Some evening and weekend work will be required.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
• BA degree in marketing, communications, or similar.
• 1-3 years of hands-on experience in for-profit or nonprofit marketing and communications.
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
• High level of integrity and professionalism.
• Ability to think creatively and strategically, multi-task, meet deadlines, pay attention to detail and follow-through.
• Ability to excel in a highly-collaborative environment as well as independently.
• Proven ability to manage projects requiring multi-disciplinary input and to meet deadlines.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Proven experience with Constant Contact or similar program demonstrating email content distribution program growth • Demonstrated proficiency with WordPress, HTML is a must.
• Familiarity with design software, including Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
• Demonstrated proficiency with using analytics to manage and grow online social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) and electronic communications.
• Commitment to the Nature Center mission, principles and values.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, qualifications and organizational salary structure; includes some benefits; progressive work environment; opportunities for professional development.
Start Date: February 2018, or as soon as possible.
To apply: Email: careers@shakerlakes.org Subject Line: “Marketing Coordinator” followed by your first and last name
Include: Cover letter, resume, and a recent work sample that showcases your ability to write and/or design basic marketing communications.
DEADLINE: Friday, January 26, 2018, or until filled.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Do Good CLE


Cleveland on the night of the Cavs game 7 win.
On Thursday, December 14, let's make a difference in our little corner of the world with #DoGoodCLE day. Use the day to post, tweet, snap, insta or any other platform all the good out there. Post about your favorite museum that could use some new visitors. Tweet about the food bank you volunteer at. Instagram your latest find from the local business you love. 

Let's drown out the negative, if at least for one day.

Is #DoGoodCLE just online?
#DoGoodCLE is an online effort. Use the hashtag #DoGoodCLE with your posts so everyone can follow throughout the day and you can share your favorites! I'm by no means discouraging you from being awesome to the people you see in real life through out the day. Contact the folks at Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere if you need some ideas!

So, what exactly am I doing to support #DoGoodCLE?
Use your social media power to share the good in Cleveland! Your favorite spot to catch the sunset, the walking tour of Playhouse Square that you love, whatever it is, share it! Did you know that the best place in all of Northeast Ohio for crepes is Kelly's Cafe in Brunswick?  Let's help local businesses keep their dreams alive. 

Why are you doing this? What's in it for you?
I was reading the news online and read about a little girl that was bullied online and then committed suicide. The next story I read was the young man from the Salvation Army that was shot and killed in Cleveland. It was all too much. Here was a little girl that killed herself because of online bullies and then a young man that dedicated his life to service was shot dead, with his bible still in his hand. A BIBLE IN HIS HAND. Yes, I am online shouting, because I would have shouted that last part at you if you were in front of me. I'm not an particularly religious person, and that last part stuck with me. If there was ever a sign that maybe we all need to be better, that, in my opinion, is it. 

As for what's in it for me? Not feeling crappy about humanity is what I hope to get out this campaign. 2017 has not been my favorite year. My life has become, in a word, complicated. My family isn't in the best of health and my favorite person in the world has been diagnosed with a particularly awful disease that there is no cure for and there are more awful days than good days ahead. Then, my cat, Bernie, died. So, my gain out of all this is for people to be a little less awful to one another and to focus on what is good and amazing instead of awful and miserable. 

How can I get the word out?
Post using #DoGoodCLE on Thursday. Join the Facebook event and share your posts.  Over the next few days, share about the event so every can start thinking about what is awesome in our community. 

Sounds easy enough, but this really isn't going to change anything, right?
It is easy to do, and will we change the world? Probably not. Can we make it better for a bit? Absolutely. You never know how far a simple kind word can take someone else. Your motivation, by way of Facebook or Twitter,  could be that one little piece that restores someone else's faith. Never lose sight of that.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Witnesses Winner


Congratulations to the winner of the Witnesses photograph from Emily Roggenburk. 

The winner has been notified! Thank you to everyone that entered and to Emily for sharing her awesome work!



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Emily Roggenburk Photography Giveaway


"Witnesses" by Emily Roggenburk

I can not imagine a more perfect time for this giveaway.

For years before I came home, I always went downtown to take a picture of Terminal Tower and the LeBron banner. Both are iconic imagines that symbolize the city. And both images give me a warm fuzzy feeling in my soul. 

Emily Roggenburk is a local photographer that had an amazing idea...during the Cavs Championship parade, she got in a helicopter and shot amazing views of the crowd from high above the city. My absolute favorite (and getting framed as I type this) is her "Witnesses" print.  You can order one from her (or another shot from her collection) here, or, you can win one!

You can also check out Emily's collection of t-shirts and other photos, all awesome! 

There are several ways to win a 16x20 print of "Witnesses":

1. Follow Emily Roggenburk on the Twitter.
2. Like Emily Roggenburk on the Facebook.  
3. Follow Cleveland Chick on the Twitter. 
4. Follow Emily Roggenburk on Instagram. 
5. Follow Cleveland Chick on Instagram. 
6. Leave a comment with your favorite Cleveland memory. 
7. Tweet "I'm a Witness! I want to win a @Cavs Championship photo from @emilyroggenburk & @Clevelandchick! #defendtheland  http://bit.ly/2e7j2QR"


You can tweet once a day, and leave me a comment here for each of the tasks you complete. I let a computer pick a winner, so if you don't comment, it won't be included. 

The winner will be selected Sunday, October 30 at 5 pm, so get tweeting!


Disclosure: Emily Roggenburk Photography graciously offered a photo of my choice for me and one to giveaway. The words are my own, fueled by too much red bull.