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If you have a knack for bringing out the best in others, are a gifted early childhood education teacher, are passionate about the idea of life-long learning, are a natural at inspiring students of all ages in front of a classroom and you count among your heroes people like Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day and Maya Angelou, the Council for Economic Opportunities would love to consider you for a position on the team.

Employment Opportunities

The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland offers full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, life, a 403B retirement package and paid vacation time.
CEOGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Important note: we only accept applications online. Please apply below. Best wishes!

VP, Marketing & Communications

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Serves as an integral member of the senior management team and is responsible for the development of CEOGC’s media relations, marketing and communication strategy. Oversees all marketing and communication functions to advance the organization.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Develops a world-class marketing and communications plan for C Direct manages activities and initiatives that promote, enhance and protect the organization’s brand reputation.
  2. Serves as an ambassador for the organization and effectively builds and manages relationships with the media and other key stakeholders to advance the organizations position with relevant constituents as well as to drive broader awareness of the organization.
  3. Develops or fine-tunes internal and crisis communication plans and training modules for employees as needed.
  4. Oversees CEOGC’s varied and integrated communications products and services including: newsletters and other print publications; website, e-news, social media and other online communications.
  5. Develops and implement s activities to bolster and advance CEOGC’s brand identity: broaden awareness of its programs and priorities and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences.
  6. Oversees implementation of marketing and media relations strategy with guidance from CEO that will allow CEOGC’s leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences.
  7. Identifies challenges and emerging issues faced by the organizatio Works with leadership tea m and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions and defines and executes appropriate strategies to support them.
  8. Serves as communications counsel for CEOGC’s leadership.
  9. Conducts research: best practice, focus groups and surveys to better understand customers: internal and external.
  10. Oversees the development of all CEOGC print communications including the annual report, marketing materials and electronic communications including CEOGC’s website and new media: manages relationships with vendors.
  11. Oversees social media strategy and implementation, frequent and consistent updates on key platforms.
  12. Serves as a spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization. Delivers timely, factual information.
  13. Exercises sound judgment to prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed.
  14. Actively engages, cultivates and manages press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding CEOGC’s programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects.
  15. Oversees the day-to-day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning and staff development.
  16. Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning, creativity, innovation and a commitment to quality and integrity.
  17. Mentors and develops staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
  18. Establishes and monitors staff performance and development goals, assigns accountability, sets objectives, establishes priorities, conducts annual performance appraisals, and administers wage/salary adjustments.

 

Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field (an advanced degree is preferred).
  2. Ten (10) + years of experience in a senior management role either in-house or with an agency.
  3. Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top tier reporters and editors, and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements.
  4. Extensive successful writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of print and online communications media.
  5. Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, and marketing program to advance an organization’s mission and goals.
  6. Ability to conceptualize and implement creative and thoughtful methodology on how new media technology can be utilized.
  7. Five (5) + years of experience planning, writing, editing, and producing newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature, and other print publications and directories.
  8. Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output.
  9. Excellent judgment and creative problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  10. Demonstrated reputation for personal and professional integrity coupled with a passion for CEOGC’s mission.
  11. Demonstrated computer literacy with ability to use word processing, database and spreadsheet software and internet/web based applications.
  12. Financial acumen.
  13. Ability and willingness to function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  14. Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
  15. Stature and confidence to gain the credibility and respect of high-performing Board of Directors.
  16. Self-reliant, good problem solver and results oriented.
  17. Ability to make decisions and anticipate future needs in a changing environment.
  18. Excellent and persuasive communicator.
  19. Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.
  20. Team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance, and administration initiatives.
  21. Exceptional   oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills coupled with the ability to effectively interface with senior management, CEOGC Board of Directors and staff.
  22. Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
Negotiable

CLASSIFICATION
Exempt

OPENING DATE
2/13/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Site Administrator

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Assists in the daily operation of the facility and 8-12 classrooms in the direct-operated program. Uses initiative and professional judgment in the implementation of Head Start Performance Standards and the State of Ohio and other Day Care regulations.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Works as a collaborative team member with the site administrator team and other program staff.
  2. Executes policies and procedures of the center in keeping with Head Start performance standards.
  3. Maintains an open cooperative relationship with each child’s family. Encourages their involvement in the program and supports the child’s relationship with his or her family in a family friendly center.
  4. Participates in timely opening/closing of facility.
  5. Assists in the orientation and training of volunteers with respect to center routines.
  6. Enforces State Licensing Regulations and contracts that affect the center.
  7. Utilizes automated software packages to prepare reports and provide documentation to decision-makers.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Represents the center at community functions as needed.
  2. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Services, and/or Human Services or related field.
  2. Demonstrated ability to lead, train and motivate others.
  3. Good oral, written, interpersonal and organizational communication skills to manage multiple priorities and requests.
  4. Ability to work with people of diverse populations and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  5. Demonstrated ability to exercise a high degree of independence, initiative, tact and good judgment.
  6. Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
  7. Flexible to varying working hours.
  8. Computer literacy with ability to use office software for word processing documentation and to formulate spreadsheets.
  9. Reliable transportation.

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$40,817 – $51,158 per year

CLASSIFICATION
Exempt

OPENING DATE
1/23/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Teacher

A. JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the preparation and implementation of the daily classroom program and functions. Ensures developmentally appropriate experiences for all Head Start children.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Functions:
1. Assists in planning and providing training in child development for parents. Reinforces learning activities in the home and identifies children with special needs.
2. Assists in the evaluation of assistant teachers work performance.
3. Conducts and documents ongoing assessments of each child’s growth and development through the use of observations, parental input, developmental screenings, etc. Writes individual educational plans as needed.
4. Ensures all potential sources of danger that have a chance of causing injury or harm to humans are kept out of the reach of children.
5. Focuses on child development techniques, safety practices and principles while establishing a warm and friendly atmosphere.
6. Maintains a safe, healthy environment (i.e., ensures cleanliness of classrooms and safety of children and equipment; sets up classrooms for activities as needed; prepares classrooms for new fall enrollment; and conducts ongoing inventories of equipment and supplies).
7. Meets with the Education Coordinator and Site Administrator to determine the needs of the classroom.
8. Participates in team teaching, staff meetings, conferences, institutions of higher learning, etc. that enhance professional development.
9. Periodically conducts conferences with parents to discuss their child’s development and to involve them in program planning.
10. Prepares and implements with assistant teacher daily lesson plans and ensures a high level of interaction with children.
11. Provides classroom data to assist in writing the monthly report and ensures that all classroom reports are submitted on a timely basis.
12. Utilizes good dexterity to lift 40 pounds, push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.

Non-Essential Functions:
1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECED) or a Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in any field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early child education coupled with experience teaching preschool-age children.
2. Capable of developing and sustaining warm and meaningful relationships with 3-5 year old children’s parents, staff and community partners.
3. Good dexterity with ability to lift 40 pounds, push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.
4. Good oral, written and interpersonal skills to work with parents, children and staff.
5. Flexible and dependable with a sound understanding of multi-racial and multi-cultural backgrounds and issues concerning children with disabilities.

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$14.26 – $17.83 per hour

CLASSIFICATION
Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
1/1/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Teacher

A. JOB SUMMARY:
To work as a team member and be responsible for assisting teacher(s) to prepare and implement all classroom duties. Works with the teacher(s) to ensure developmentally appropriate experiences for all Head Start children.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Functions:
1. Assists in planning and providing training for parents in child development to reinforce learning activities in the home and identify the children with special needs.
2. Assists in the annual review of the Education Plan that details the philosophy, objectives and strategies of the program.
3. Conducts and documents ongoing assessments of each child’s growth and development through the use of observation, parental input, developmental screening, etc.
4. Ensures all potential sources of danger that have a chance of causing injury or harm to humans are kept out of the reach of children.
5. Maintains a clean, safe and emotionally supportive environment that is conducive to learning and is centered on the needs and abilities of the children.
6. Meets regularly (weekly, etc.) with the teacher to determine the needs of the classroom.
7. Participates in team teaching, staff meetings, conferences, institutions of higher learning, etc. to enhance professional development.
8. Periodically conducts conferences with the teacher(s) and parents to discuss the child’s development and to involve them in program planning.
9. Provides assistance to the assigned teacher(s) to focus on child development techniques, safety practices and principles while establishing a warm and friendly atmosphere.
10. Provides classroom data to assist in writing the monthly report.
11. Uses physical dexterity to push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.
12. Works with the teacher to prepare and implement the daily lesson plans and ensures a high level of interaction with children.

Non-Essential Functions:
1. Assists in writing Individual Education Plans as needed.
2. As assigned, assists in planning and providing in-service training and job related workshops for teachers.
3. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must have an Associate’s (or higher) degree program in Early Childhood Education.
2. Sensitivity to children and their families.
3. Ability to clearly relate the program to families, communities and its resources.
4. Good dexterity with ability to lift 40 pounds, push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.
5. Flexible to changing demands of the program.

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$10.55 – $13.17 per hour

CLASSIFICATION Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
1/1/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Family Service/Recruitment Assistant

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for enrolling participants and delivering social services to Early Head Start and Head Start families.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Assists parents in completion of registration and other forms, as required. Maintains a caseload of families (as assigned).
  2. Maintains program information for monitoring and reporting.
  3. Maintains rapport with parents to acquire information that is beneficial to families regarding matters such as: regular attendance, medical and dental services, and program information.
  4. Utilizes child record database (i.e.: COPA) to input information and maintain accurate enrollment, attendance, screening/tracking records, rosters, transfer and withdrawal information, pending applications, in-kind documentation and other services required by the program.
  5. Works in conjunction with appropriate staff to encourage parent participation.
  6. Actively recruits, interviews, and enrolls Early Head Start/Head Start eligible children and families in the community through canvassing or specific recruitment activities coordinated by the CEOGC recruitment & volunteer services coordinator and senior management staff.
  7. Answers CEOGC’s recruitment hotline and follows-up with enrollment inquiries.
  8. Develops and maintains a list of prospects from resource materials and/or company records for potential enrollment in the Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
  9. Develops and maintains appropriate records and documents for Hotline referrals, Early Head Start, Head Start and Home Base inquiries.
  10. Helps with the delivery of special events, canvasses local communities and provides resources (CEOGC materials) to referral sources and potential recipients of CEOGC Early Head Start and Head Start services.
  11. Performs recruitment and enrollment functions under the supervision of the recruitment & volunteer services specialist.
  12. Performs various support functions to assist with recruitment initiatives and the efficient operation of the recruitment center.
  13. Prepares promotional materials for distribution.
  14. Retrieves, follows-up and maintains internet referrals for Early Head Start and Head Start on line referrals for program services.
  15. Schedules enrollment appointments with prospective families’ and other CEOGC staff.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Social Work, Family Development or related field. Experience may be substituted at the rate of twelve (12) months of experience for nine (9) months of the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
  2. Three (3) years’ experience in the social services field.
  3. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  4. General knowledge of Cuyahoga County and a basic awareness of community resources for low-income families.
  5. Flexible to changing priorities and multi-tasking assignments.
  6. Reliable transportation.
  7. Willingness and ability to lift 20+ pounds on a routine basis.
  8. Demonstrated computer literacy with ability to use word processing, database and spreadsheet software (i.e.; Microsoft Word, Access and Excel) and internet/web based applications.
  9. Ability and willingness to function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$11.94 – $14.93 per hour

CLASSIFICATION

Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
2/14/2017

CLOSING DATE
2/28/2017

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Family Service Worker B

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for the delivery of Social Services to Head Start families and children. Utilizes initiative and judgment in the implementation of the Social Services Head Start Performance Standards for the delivery of services (service area plan) under direction of Social Service administration. May be assigned to work in Collaborative Sites or DOP (Direct Operated Program) Centers.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Participates in assigned recruitment activities.
  2. Maintains program information for regular and frequent monitoring.
  3. Interviews, and enrolls eligible applicant families, using prescribed selection criteria for Head Start.
  4. Maintains a waiting list of children with completed requirements for enrollment.
  5. Assists parents in completion of registration and other forms, as required; maintains an assigned on-going caseload of families.
  6. Visits parents in the home to ensure on-going contact with the family; assists families with matters such as: regular attendance; medical and dental services, and program information.
  7. Works in conjunction with appropriate staff to encourage parent participation.
  8. Participates in Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings to assess family needs and interventions and confers regularly with center staff to assure follow-through on family plans.
  9. Utilizes child record database (i.e; COPA) to input information and maintain accurate enrollment, attendance, screening/tracking records, rosters, transfer and withdrawal information, pending applications, in-kind documentation and other services required by the program.
  10. Attends and participates in parent, community and, staff meetings, training sessions, workshops and conferences.
  11. Identifies appropriate resources and refers families to them; follows up on referrals to assure service.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Social Work, Family Development or related field. Experience may be substituted at the rate of twelve (12) months of experience for nine (9) months of the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
  2. Three (3) years experience in the social services field.
  3. Computer literacy and willingness to update skills.
  4. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  5. Demonstrated understanding and sensibility to work with diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  6. General knowledge of Cuyahoga County and a basic awareness of community resources for low-income families.
  7. Flexible to changing priorities and multi-tasking assignments.
  8. Reliable transportation.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$11.94 – $14.93 per hour

CLASSIFICATION

Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
1/10/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Home Visitor

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Provides educational and support services to low income infants and toddlers and their families during weekly home visits and socialization activities in Early/Head Start centers.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Acts as a liaison and advocate between community resources and Early Head Start families.
  2. Collaborates with families to establish family development goals, and document this collaborative process in family partnership agreements.
  3. Completes documentation and maintains confidential records of home visits, socialization experiences, and other relevant activities.
  4. Conducts screening and ongoing assessment of young children’s development.
  5. Conducts weekly home visits.
  6. Educates and monitors parents with respect to children’s health, nutritional, dental, mental health, and social needs.
  7. Promotes parental involvement in curriculum planning, program governance, parent training, and the community.
  8. Provides educational and support services to assist children and families in achievement of school-readiness goals and objectives.
  9. Provides resources for assistance in obtaining services to support the child’s and family’s needs identified in item #7.
  10. Recruits, enrolls, and maintains maximum caseload of children (10-12 children), and maintains an active waiting list.
  11. Utilizes a research based “Parents as Teachers curriculum” for early childhood education in the home of children and during group “socialization.”
  12. Utilizes knowledge of the principles of adult learning to assist, encourage and support parents as they foster the growth and development of their children.
  13. Utilizes professional development opportunities provided by the Head Start program, and other community resources.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelors or Associates degree in child development, education, social sciences or related field.
  2. At least two (2) years’ experience working with children and families in a human service setting.
  3. Capacity to problem solve, handle crises, and work with families and children of various cultures from low-income backgrounds.
  4. Nonjudgmental, respectful, and professional approach to working with families.
  5. Willingness to work primarily in the homes of families residing in high-risk communities.
  6. Flexibility with respect to changing priorities, schedules, and work assignments.
  7. Good oral, written, interpersonal and organizational communication skills.
  8. Reliable transportation.
  9. Flexible/receptive and willing to receive training on various aspects of the program including the attainment of a CDA (Child Development) credential for home visitors.
  10. Computer literacy with ability to use various software packages (i.e; Word, Excel, database, etc.) for report writing and other documentation purposes.
  11. Good dexterity with ability to lift 40 pounds, push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.
  12. Ability and willingness to develop and sustain warm relationships with children, parents, staff and community partners.
  13. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics.
  14. Skilled in communicating with and motivating people.
  15. Working knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$11.94 – $14.93 per hour

CLASSIFICATION

Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
1/10/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Intake Worker - HEAP

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Conducts face-to-face interviews with persons applying for Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program benefits.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Completes other related applications to access benefits for the applicant: Percentage of Income Payment Plan and Regular HEAP and Ohio Energy Credits.
  2. Conducts face-to-face interviews with applicants for Emergency HEAP assistance, completes all necessary paperwork and secures all necessary documentation of the applicant’s eligibility for the program benefits.
  3. Explains the E-HEAP program process and benefits to the applicant.
  4. Gives the applicant information about other resources in the community and makes referrals as needed.
  5. Inputs data from applicant files to the E-HEAP database to complete the determination of eligibility process.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school or general equivalency diploma (GED).
  2. Working knowledge of computer operations and demonstrated ability to use the keyboard.
  3. Good oral, written, interpersonal and organizational communication skills.
  4. Good math skills.
  5. Ability to type 35 words per minute as demonstrated via keyboard typing test.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RATE
$12.13 per hour

CLASSIFICATION

Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
1/13/2017

CLOSING DATE
1/27/2017

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.