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Office Manager & Events Coordinator

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Office Manager & Events Coordinator



Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for the position of Office Manager & Events Coordinator. The Office Manager & Events Coordinator oversees the day-to-day functionality of the CIA Welcome Center and the Office of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment Marketing. In this role the candidate will be directly responsible for the coordination and planning of all CIA recruitment events, all internal administrative processing and clerical support, data entry and systems support, preparation of application materials for admissions review, processing of all budgetary paperwork, oversight of the CIA Admissions Ambassadors and Student Workers, management of all CIA merchandise and sales, and general in-office hospitality management.
Cleveland Institute of Art is looking for a candidate that communicates and collaborates effectively both with internal colleagues and external offices. A successful candidate will have exceptional management and organizational abilities. This includes, but is not limited to, strategic planning for events, calendar coordination, event programming coordination, timely outreach and follow-up to all attendees, participants and volunteers. Time-management skills are very imperative in this role because this role is directly responsible for processing all budgetary submissions and financial paperwork. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in staff supervision and exceptional customers service skills.
This role requires a team-first focus, strong administrative performance and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook Calendar) are required. Familiarity with administrative database management is required. A Bachelors Degree is preferred as well as experience in an academic environment.
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 non-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 January 16, 2023 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.
CIA is also a great place to work, and manifesting a positive culture and sense of belonging is a big part of who we are. We work hard and are proud of our employees’ collective contribution to our mission — but we also play hard and like to have fun. We challenge and support one another, integrate our institutional values in our work in a meaningful way, celebrate our successes, embrace learning and continuous improvement in all that we do, and are driven by our students’ success and the creative environment that inspires us every day.
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Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to protecting our students, employees, and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the state of Ohio, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, CIA has implemented a vaccination requirement policy for its students and employees.
All employees are required to receive the Covid-19 vaccination as determined by CIA and provide proof of their fully vaccinated status upon hire.
Reasonable Accommodation: Employees in need of an exemption from this policy requirement due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious or moral belief must request a Request for Exemption form from Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process after an official offer of employment is accepted. Accommodations will be considered and/or granted where they do not cause CIA undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
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Please provide salary range, if applicable: $17.50 - $22 per hour