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The career listings below provide students and alumni with access to information that comes into the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education. CSU students are encouraged to use Handshake, through the University’s Office of Career Services.

Levin College occasionally receives job announcements which may be of interest to our students and graduates. As announcements are received, they will be posted below. Job announcements are also posted on our LinkedIn page (except for job postings for the Levin School of Public Affairs which are posted on the School's LinkedIn page). For more information about a particular position, please contact the associated organization directly. For older postings please see our Levin Careers Archive page. 

All jobs are posted for informational purposes only and at the discretion of Levin College. Postings may be denied or removed without notice. Levin makes no guarantee as to the completeness / correctness of the information listed below. We cannot guarantee the reliability or character of the listing from an employer. We cannot be responsible for potential disputes or contractual difficulties. We strongly advise applicants to research and screen potential employers carefully.

Employers: Have a job posting to add? Please send it to Sharon Bliss at s.bliss@csuohio.edu.

Be sure to also check out our External Scholarships and Student Opportunities page.



Levin College Job Opportunities Listings

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All Students

Posting Date: 02/23/2024
Position: Property Manager
Company/Organization: AKRON METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY

General Purpose:
Oversee all aspects of property management, ensuring compliance with AMHA's asset management model. Direct day-to-day operations, staff supervision, strategic planning, and budget responsibility.

Essential Duties:
Manage site operations, strategic planning, staff supervision, lease enforcement, and budgeting. Handle inspections, financial management, tenant relations, and participate in redevelopment processes. Weekend and after-hour coverage rotation required.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 11/03/2023
Position: Field Representative
Company/Organization: U.S. Census Bureau

This vacancy is for a Field Representative (FR) position located in Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virgina and West Virginia. Applicants selected will have their home as their Duty Station and will be required to travel throughout their local area.

Duties:

  • Conducts interviews primarily in person (door to door) and when requested may conduct phone interviews to collect survey or census data as required within an assigned geographic area.
  • Communicates with respondents, supervisors, and other persons as appropriate.
  • Understands survey materials in order to explain the purpose of surveys, ask questions as worded on the questionnaire or survey instrument, and enters accurate and complete information into a laptop computer or onto survey forms.
  • Maintains personal payroll records that reflect hours worked, miles driven, and reimbursements for travel and communications claimed.
  • Completes and attends training as necessary in-person or online.


Application Deadline: 09/30/2024


Communication 

Posting Date: 2/21/2024
Position: Commercial Development Officer
Company/Organization: City of Cleveland Jobs

Position Summary:

Under administrative direction, will work collaboratively with Neighborhood Investment Managers, and other departments to achieve City of Cleveland’s economic goals.   This position will report to the Assistant Director of Economic Development.  Manages projects and programs within the department, including research, development and reporting.  Reviews incentive applications working mostly with large and complex real estate and/or business development loans, perform underwriting functions and prepare presentations for loan and grant review committees.  Collects and analyzes financial and related data to determine general creditworthiness.  Structures loan and incentive terms and conditions that meet the client’s needs and the City’s lending guidelines.  Recommends approval or declination of loans and incentives within established Department policies and informs clients of decision.

Application Deadline: 03/05/2024

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Criminology & Sociology

Posting Date: 02/01/2024
Position: Zoo Education Manager - Education Programs
Company/Organization: Cleveland Metroparks

Position Summary:

The Zoo Education Manager – Education Programs oversees conservation education, interpretation, and community engagement initiatives, involving:

  • Developing and implementing educational strategies.
  • Establishing relationships with education partners.
  • Coordinating programs and interpretive media.
  • Managing communication channels with partners and vendors.

Responsibilities cover:

  • Management, development, and evaluation of programs.
  • Supervision and budgeting.
  • Support and development of staff.

As a member of the Education and Engagement Management team, the Zoo Education Manager contributes to decisions on budgets, staffing, revenue generation, and strategic planning. They play a key role in guiding the direction of education and interpretive programming.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 02/01/2024
Position: Zoo Education Manager - Community Engagement  
Company/Organization: Cleveland Metroparks

Position Summary:

The Education Manager - Community Engagement is responsible for overseeing community engagement and education programs, involving:

  • Developing and implementing community engagement strategies.
  • Building relationships with community members.
  • Co-designing and implementing programs with community partners.
  • Coordinating community engagement programs and events.
  • Managing communication channels with community partners.

Responsibilities encompass:

  • Management, support, development, and evaluation of staff.
  • Managing program budgets.
  • Evaluating community engagement programs.

As an active member of the Education & Engagement Management team, the Zoo Education Manager - Community Engagement contributes to:

  • Guiding the direction of community engagement initiatives.
  • Identifying opportunities for the growth and development of community engagement efforts.
  • Making decisions affecting budget, staff, and strategic planning.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Urban Affairs

Posting Date: 2/21/2024
Position: Deputy Director of Business Growth
Company/Organization: City of Cleveland Jobs

Position Summary:

The City of Cleveland is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the City’s lead staff and point person on business growth. The City has been losing jobs for decades, shedding as many as 25% of its jobs over the last 30-40 years and declining in traded sector jobs over the past decade while these jobs have increased by 11% nationally. The Bibb Administration is committed to developing a multi-faceted strategy to reverse these declines, adding quality and accessible jobs to the City and increasing our economic strength and competitiveness. With catalytic new efforts on site development and workforce underway, the next critical piece of the strategy is to develop and implement a comprehensive business retention, expansion, and attraction (BREA) plan, with a firm commitment to equity and inclusion at its core.

Application Deadline: 03/05/2024

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Posting Date: 2/21/2024
Position: Neighborhood Investment Manager
Company/Organization: City of Cleveland Jobs

Position Summary:

Under administrative direction, works collaboratively with local stakeholders, government officials, and community leaders the Neighborhood Investment Manager will serve as a single point of contact for small and neighborhood businesses seeking access to City resources.   This position reports to the Assistant Director of Economic Development, and works in partnership with corresponding Neighborhood Planners in the City Planning Commission.   Evaluates businesses and projects for financial incentives for all activity in assigned neighborhood district(s).  Markets the City’s Economic Development programs, evaluates businesses and development projects for potential financial incentives, and prepares market studies, data analysis, and maps. The Neighborhood Investment Manager will also represent the Department of Economic Development in public meetings and presentations.  

Application Deadline: 03/26/2024

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Posting Date: 2/21/2024
Position: Community Development Specialist
Company/Organization: City of Cleveland Jobs

Position Summary:

The Department of Community Development is seeking a Community Development Specialist who will serve as a member of the Division of Housing Development.  This team implements grant and loan programs that subsidize gaps in real estate development projects. The Community Development Specialist is an entry-level position working under day-to-day supervision of a manager or higher-level position, where the Community Development Specialist has been assigned by the Director of Community Development.

The Community Development Specialist will reside in a major OU for the Department and be assigned to multiple tasks and projects.   Principal duties and responsibilities of the position will include one or more of the following tasks:

  • Processing Real Estate Gap Financing applications;
  • Performing project underwriting and making recommendations on whether or not to award projects based on program guidelines;
  • Providing technical assistance to ensure program participation from small and minority developers;
  • Design review and planning for single-family and multi-family residential projects;
  • Evaluation of Homebuyer finances and other income documentation;
  • Responding to questions, calls and emails from the public and program partners;
  • Developing and documenting procedures, program communications and documents, and correspondence;
  • Planning and coordinating community events;
  • Developing and delivering presentations;
  • Examining projects for environmental hazards, noise control, endangered species and historic preservation issues;
  • Conducting site visits, researching property history, planning for property improvements, acquisitions, and dispositions; 
  • Researching, accumulating and generating data needed for reporting purposes; and Other duties as assigned and required for program implementation.

Application Deadline: 3/5/2024

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Posting Date: 2/21/2024
Position: Commercial Development Officer
Company/Organization: City of Cleveland Jobs

Position Summary:

Under administrative direction, will work collaboratively with Neighborhood Investment Managers, and other departments to achieve City of Cleveland’s economic goals.   This position will report to the Assistant Director of Economic Development.  Manages projects and programs within the department, including research, development and reporting.  Reviews incentive applications working mostly with large and complex real estate and/or business development loans, perform underwriting functions and prepare presentations for loan and grant review committees.  Collects and analyzes financial and related data to determine general creditworthiness.  Structures loan and incentive terms and conditions that meet the client’s needs and the City’s lending guidelines.  Recommends approval or declination of loans and incentives within established Department policies and informs clients of decision.

Application Deadline: 03/05/2024

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Posting Date: 2/21/2024
Position: Home Heritage Program Associate
Company/Organization: Cleveland Restoration Society

Position Summary:

Execute all Heritage Home Program Escrow accounting and payments in accordance with the directives of our Heritage Home Program Associates. This involves:

  1. Act as the primary point of contact for loan clients through phone and email.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of local government regulations and rules related to permits and home repairs.
  3. Conduct site visits with homeowners and contractors in communities participating in the Heritage Home Program.
  4. Collaborate with the HHP Construction Manager to formulate construction guidelines for exterior projects and oversee homeowner compliance with project requirements.
  5. Prepare Program loan escrow contracts and specifications between homeowners and contractors.
  6. Monitor project progress and manage escrow payments using QuickBooks.
  7. Facilitate cooperation and assist with conflict resolution between homeowners and contractors, if necessary.
  8. Interact with administration and building officials in municipalities served by the program.
  9. Prepare periodic reports and other communications for participating cities.
  10. Maintain and expand the contractor contacts/database.
  11. Communicate with HHP staff to ensure information about lending partners is up-to-date.
  12. Assist HHP staff with data entry and reports as needed.
  13. Present information about the Heritage Home Program to both large and small groups.
  14. Provide assistance with CRS special programming, events, and presentations as needed.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 2/21/2024
Position: Escrow Assistant
Company/Organization: Cleveland Restoration Society

Position Summary:

Execute all Heritage Home Program Escrow accounting and payments in accordance with the directives of our Heritage Home Program Associates. This involves:

  1. Serving as the primary liaison for all escrow payments, including communication with homeowners, contractors, and other vendors to collect necessary documentation.
  2. Handling the processing of 40-60 check or ACH escrow payments weekly.
  3. Establishing escrow accounts for newly funded loans.
  4. Undertaking additional escrow accounting tasks as required.
  5. Striving to enhance efficiencies within the assigned responsibilities.
  6. Carrying out any other duties as designated.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 2/15/2024
Position: Geographic Information Systems Analyst
Company/Organization: Cuyahoga County

Position Summary:

Classification Function:
The GIS Analyst position serves the purpose of supporting the administration of the Geographic Information System (GIS) environment. Key responsibilities include designing and updating GIS data, as well as developing GIS applications and dashboards. The role focuses on problem-solving through data modeling and spatial analysis.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

  • Journey-level classification in the GIS series.
  • Responsibilities include ensuring the integrity of GIS data and contributing to the development of GIS applications and dashboards.
  • Works under general supervision from a unit manager.
  • Expected to work independently, exercise judgment, and show initiative.
  • Receives instruction or assistance as needed and stays up-to-date on methods, operating procedures, and unit policies.
  • Distinguished from GIS Technician by handling more complex GIS analyses.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 2/15/2024
Position: Planning Director (Unclassified)
Company/Organization: Licking County

Position Summary:

The Licking County Planning Commission (LCPC) is seeking a Director to lead planning operations, ensuring compliance with laws. The county faces growth challenges due to economic investments, requiring a skilled planning leader to address issues in housing, transportation, and open space. The Director and their team will play a crucial role in problem-solving and supporting local jurisdictions during this period of significant change.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 02/06/2024
Position: Neighborhood Housing Coordinator
Company/Organization: Northwest Neighborhoods CDC

Northwest Neighborhoods is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Neighborhood Housing Coordinator. This is a key position in our Housing Department and is responsible for the ongoing support of existing housing and home repair programs as well as expanding opportunities to innovate. The Neighborhood Housing Coordinator assists in carrying out the organizational charge for increasing and advocating for equitable access to affordable housing throughout the service area.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 02/02/2024
Position: Executive Director
Company/Organization: West Park Kamm’s Neighborhood Development (WPKND)

West Park Kamm’s Neighborhood Development (WPKND) seeks an experienced, visionary, and dedicated Executive Director to create and sustain a strong and vibrant community. West Park Kamm’s is a vibrant, livable, and multi-generational middle neighborhood, known for its welcoming people, thriving businesses, and connection to the environment. The next leader of WPKND will have the opportunity to build on a strong organizational foundation including exciting development opportunities in a neighborhood anchored by multiple busy commercial corridors.

WPKND is highly involved within the community and economic development sectors of Cleveland. The organization has an impressive program agenda with engaged funders and partners. WPKND offers a competitive base salary, commensurate with experience, and benefits including 401(k) matching, medical benefits, and paid time off.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 02/01/2024
Position: Zoo Education Manager - Education Programs
Company/Organization: Cleveland Metroparks

Position Summary:

The Zoo Education Manager – Education Programs oversees conservation education, interpretation, and community engagement initiatives, involving:

  • Developing and implementing educational strategies.
  • Establishing relationships with education partners.
  • Coordinating programs and interpretive media.
  • Managing communication channels with partners and vendors.

Responsibilities cover:

  • Management, development, and evaluation of programs.
  • Supervision and budgeting.
  • Support and development of staff.

As a member of the Education and Engagement Management team, the Zoo Education Manager contributes to decisions on budgets, staffing, revenue generation, and strategic planning. They play a key role in guiding the direction of education and interpretive programming.

Application Deadline: N/A

Learn more about this position.


Posting Date: 02/01/2024
Position: Zoo Education Manager - Community Engagement  
Company/Organization: Cleveland Metroparks

Position Summary:

The Education Manager - Community Engagement is responsible for overseeing community engagement and education programs, involving:

  • Developing and implementing community engagement strategies.
  • Building relationships with community members.
  • Co-designing and implementing programs with community partners.
  • Coordinating community engagement programs and events.
  • Managing communication channels with community partners.

Responsibilities encompass:

  • Management, support, development, and evaluation of staff.
  • Managing program budgets.
  • Evaluating community engagement programs.

As an active member of the Education & Engagement Management team, the Zoo Education Manager - Community Engagement contributes to:

  • Guiding the direction of community engagement initiatives.
  • Identifying opportunities for the growth and development of community engagement efforts.
  • Making decisions affecting budget, staff, and strategic planning.

Application Deadline: N/A

Learn more about this position.


Posting Date: 01/24/2024
Position: Director, Recompete Plan – Cleveland
Company/Organization: Fund for Our Economic Future 

The Director will join a small team of professionals in a start-up environment. The person most likely to succeed in this role is effective in many settings, equally comfortable with community engagement and for-profit business environments. The person lives to ideate, iterate, and structure solutions, and is capable influencing outside of positional leadership. They are excited to build new ways of doing business, enjoy facilitating, bringing structure to unstructured ideas and building partnerships. They think critically, thrive in an applied learning environment and are motivated by the potential to drive more equitable economic outcomes for residents in the City of Cleveland.

Core Responsibilities: The role of the Site Readiness Fund is to acquire, aggregate, improve and market disinvested industrial sites. In so doing, the Site Readiness Fund aims to ensure companies recruited are good neighbors, residents are able to access jobs created, and neighborhoods share in wealth generated through property appreciation. The Site Readiness Fund also aims to reduce neighborhood blight and promote environmental sustainability.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 01/24/2024
Position: Innovation Associate
Company/Organization: Cleveland Water Alliance Cleveland, Ohio

Position Summary

This is a full-time salaried position with a pay range of $36,000 - $39,000, and includes options for Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA), a retirement match option, and paid vacation/sick days.
Reporting to the Director of Clusters & Innovation and working with the Innovation Team, the Innovation Associate will lend administrative support to the CWA Innovation team, leading efforts to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.

This position includes duties such as:

  • Providing first-line response to innovator communications, and coordinating scheduling, logistics and follow-up for innovator support and services
  • Recording innovator and stakeholder information within CWA’s CRM system(s), updating records and running reports (CWA currently uses Little Green Light CRM; training will be provided)
  • File organization of documentation, innovation-related agreements and other materials using tools such as Google Drive as well as hard copy filing as needed
  • Creating templates for information management and process efficiencies to support CWA’s various innovation activities
  • Implementing and maintaining new processes, templates and protocols as we evolve to efficiently optimize how our Innovation Team provides support to innovators across our regional ecosystem
  • Supporting Innovation Team activities and initiatives such as Open Innovation Challenges, Testbed deployments, media logistics, and visiting trade missions
  • Providing internet research support under the guidance of the Innovation Team around technologies, conferences, companies, and other focus areas
  • Assisting in note taking as well as assembling and sharing critical documents and presentations
  • Providing support around CWA’s equipment and lending-program inventories and documentation
  • Attending events and meetings on behalf of CWA
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 01/24/2024
Position: Neighborhood Housing Coordinator
Company/Organization: Northwest Neighborhoods CDC

Position Summary

As a community-led organization, Northwest Neighborhoods equitably fosters diverse, vibrant neighborhoods that are physically and socially connected, where anyone can thrive. Our service area (West 45th to West 117th Streets, north of I-90) includes Cleveland’s Cudell, Detroit Shoreway, and Edgewater neighborhoods.

Northwest Neighborhoods is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Neighborhood Housing Coordinator. This is a key position in our Housing Department and is responsible for the ongoing support of existing housing and home repair programs as well as expanding opportunities to innovate. The Neighborhood Housing Coordinator assists in carrying out the organizational charge for increasing and advocating for equitable access to affordable housing throughout the service area.

The ideal candidate is passionate about Cleveland, its neighborhoods, and its diverse residents and has a servant leadership mentality – placing first the growth and well- being of people and the communities to which they belong. The candidate should be a problem- solver, good listener, and patient. Candidates should also enjoy developing relationships, working with many partners, both public and private, providing managerial leadership and be able to work both independently as well as on a team.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 01/23/2024
Position: GIS Technician 
Company/Organization: Office of the Auditor Lorain County, Ohio

This position assists in developing, updating, analyzing, and managing GIS data for a wide variety of professional services. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with ESRI ArcGIS software and a strong background in geographic information systems. You'll work closely with internal and external teams to deliver GIS data and services to clients, with a focus on teamwork, customer service, and continuous improvement. The GIS Technician will play a crucial role in data management, analysis, reporting, and map creation to support various projects within our organization. This position requires a keen eye for accuracy, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with other team members.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 11/30/2023
Position: Public Service Fellowship
Company/Organization: Cleveland Foundation

Job Description

The Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service. The program includes a 12-month, full-time paid placement at a selected public sector agency in Cleveland. Participation in professional development that prepares Fellows for 21st century public service, administered by Cleveland Foundation staff and professionals with expertise in their fields.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

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