Assistant Director of Continuing Education + Community Outreach

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Assistant Director of Continuing Education + Community Outreach



The Continuing Education Office at Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for the full-time Assistant Director of Continuing Education and Community Outreach position. This position is directly responsible for assisting in the supervision, planning and organizing of Continuing Educations summer, fall and spring evening and weekend classes/workshops, summer Pre-College and Teacher Residency programs, and winter Scholastic Art + Writing Awards, as well as other events and programs throughout the year. Reporting to the Director of Continuing Education + Community Outreach the Assistant Director will assist in the review and processing of programmatic applications, submission forms, registrations instructor course forms, and program evaluations. The exemplary candidate will have strong time management and organizational skills because this position will coordinate with various external partners and CIA departments to manage program needs, including activities, supplies, room + equipment reservations, summer housing, and exhibition needs, among other administrative responsibilities. The Assistant Director will further oversee community outreach events such as, but not limited to, Parade the Circle, North Eastern Ohio Education Association (NEOEA) Day and Cleveland Art Association (CARTA) fall and children’s program.

In this position, the Assistant Director of Continuing Education and Community outreach will have minimal supervisory responsibilities which include recruiting, training, and supervising student worker staff and interns that are assisting with CECO programs. As a member of the Continuing Education Office, the Assistant Director is responsible for increasing audience reach and interest in programming by preparing and implementing a comprehensive marketing plan and coordinating strategies with CIA’s Marketing Department which include; creating eblasts, flyers, advertisements and web presence on social media platforms and websites. A successful candidate will have exceptional communication and customer service skills as you will be communicating with a wide variety of constituents including students, faculty staff, family members and community members. This position requires someone who has solid organizational skills to be able to move between day-to-day tasks and organize workloads as they are given.

A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position relative to visual arts or arts administration. Three years prior experience in working within a higher education or non-profit arts setting, preferably in community outreach and/or continuing education. Due to this role managing the coordination and organization of institution activities, knowledge of general business management is required. In this role you will use programs such as Microsoft Office. Understanding how to use Microsoft Office is imperative.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth and diversity of our community.


This is a full-time exempt position.  Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Cleveland Institute of Art offers a benefit package including; vacation, sick, personal time accrual as well as additional time off while the college is closed during winter break; health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 403B retirement contribution, tuition remission, free campus parking, and inter-museum council discounts.

Review of applicants will begin June 1, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.


The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation’s leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. Since 1882, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftspeople, and educators.  With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 13 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers – recently named by USA Today as the “Best Arts District” in the country.

The mission of CIA is to cultivate creative leaders who inspire people, strengthen communities, and contribute to a thriving and sustainable economy through an innovative education in art and design.  Visit our website at:

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Please provide salary range, if applicable: $45,000 - $50,000