Programs & Resources


Youth Innovation Forum

Our Youth Innovations Forum  With over 290 graduates since its inception in 2006, Youth Innovation Forum teaches and nurtures an entrepreneurial thought process to students. Using problem identification, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, each class is challenged to develop product design concepts. This is 8-week program prepares students critical and creative thinking skills that they can apply throughout their professional lives.

Fall ’17 class begins on August 12th with an Orientation.  Click here for the flyer details

The CAAO Executive Matchmaker is a program that connects high-level corporate and nonprofit executives to individuals who would like to have a one-on-one meeting with them for coaching, mentorship, business opportunities, and career advice.  In most cases, individuals cannot simply pick up the phone and ask to speak the CEO of a corporation.  This program gives participants the opportunity to meet with executives for a minimum of a one-hour meeting.

Meet Our Executive Matchmakers

CAAO Leadership Retreat

The CAAO Leadership Retreat is program that unites the CAAO network and others to come together and have discussions on different topics that are of interest.

CAAO’s BESTT Round Table Meeting

The CAAO’s BESTT Round Table Meetings are quarterly meetings that bring together all CAAO’s BESTT Donors for a combination of brainstorming, education, coaching, and support in a group setting to sharpen their business and personal skills.

Job Listings

CAAO Sponsors and CAAO’s BESTT donors have to the opportunity to post jobs on the CAAO website at  no cost.   If you are not a CAAO Sponsor or CAAO’s BESTT donor, the cost is $100 per job posting or $1,000 for unlimited job postings for one year.  Call the CAAO office at 216-432-9481 for more details.



Date Posted


Sales Associate – Underwriting, WKSU

Kent State University

September 29, 2017





We are seeking a determined, persuasive, skillful media sales professional to join our team at WKSU.

WKSU 89.7, a service of Kent State University, is an award-winning, highly regarded community institution. With a mission of enriching lives and strengthening the community through the power of media, WKSU engages 22 northeast Ohio counties through partnerships, media placements and events.

Meaningful and Engaging Work: In this position you will help businesses and non-profits connect to WKSU’s audience with their sponsorship message on multiple delivery channels including radio, digital and events. In this relationship building role, you will reach out to decision makers at local businesses, meet with them to understand their marketing needs and develop proposals that offer marketing solutions to help them grow their businesses. This is a high performance position in that you will prospect, conduct needs assessments, create and present proposals, close the deal, write copy and service the account.  While managing an account list you will also focus on developing new business.

Do You Have?

  • Media sales experience is high on our list.  In fact, 2+ years is what we are looking for. Sales in broadcast and digital is preferred.
  • Passion for public media and the power of radio Knowledge about the programming is beneficial.
  • Must have self-motivation and bring an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re looking for a self-starter with ideas and drive to succeed.
  • Excellent people skills – Proactive relationship builder with great listening skills and an easy rapport that is credible and trustworthy.
  • Communication skills – thoughtful and persuasive verbal and written communications skills.  Can you create professional visual presentations and proposals?
  • An aptitude for analytics – the ability to gather market data, conduct research and use it to deliver effective presentations.
  • Time and resource management skills – prioritize effectively to achieve/exceed goals.
  • A collaborative personality.  We are looking for a team member who values communicating with management and peers for feedback/insight.
  • 4 year college degree; Marketing, Business or related field is preferred; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to six years of experience in sales.

To apply, we require: (1) a letter explaining your interest and how your skills are aligned to this position and (2) your resume.  This is YOUR opportunity TO SELL us on being a qualified candidate for this position! 

We Offer

  • Compensation package that is competitive and focused on professional development and growth
  • Targeted sales training and dedicated management support
  • Team of smart, creative and collaborative people
  • Core values that include a commitment to the success of all stakeholders, healthy work-life balance and mutual trust, dignity and respect
  • An opportunity for free higher education, including graduate level degrees such as an MBA, PhD, etc.
  • Generous personal time off, including holidays
  • Generous State Retirement Savings Plan along with medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans


For a complete description of this position and to apply online,

visit our jobsite at

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans

Control Systems Technician


September 29, 2017

Working under general supervision and with a high degree of independence, the systems technician is responsible for the service, maintenance, and testing of the access control system, CCTV, security systems, and fire alarm systems in keeping with the mission and values of Case Western Reserve University and the department of Public Safety.

1.       Serve as technician for Lenel Access Control and the CCTV system and associated. (30%)
2.       Serve as fire alarm technician for Fire Control Instruments and Simplex fire alarm systems. (30%)
3.       Bypass devices for contract work and/or service deficiencies. (5%)
4.       Train designated personnel in operating procedures to ensure minimal false alarm occurrences. (5%)
5.       Maintain accurate and detailed service and inspection data through entry to a computerized work order management system on a daily basis. (5%)
6.       Maintain equipment, tools and supplies. Coordinate ordering of needed equipment, tools and supplies. (5%)
7.       Oversee electrical contractor assisting in pulling cable, installing devices or anything else required to install the access control system to proper national/local codes. (5%)
8.       Supervise performance of fire systems, assess control and CCTV contract vendors. (5%)

1.       Perform minor computer, printer, and peripherals troubleshooting and installation in office as well as some miscellaneous mounting of miscellaneous equipment. (5%)
2.       Perform other duties as assigned. (5%)

Department: Frequent contact with departmental staff to maintain workflow
University: Frequent contact with Public Safety, Plant Services and IT personnel to exchange information.
External: Frequent contact with security and fire vendors and electrical contractors to exchange information.
Students: Little or no contact with students.

No direct supervision of staff employees.

Experience: 5 years of Access Control installation/service experience.
Education/Licensing: High school diploma or equivalent. Certificate of completion from trade school in field related to electronics required. Must be Lenel CR2000R Access Control certified. State of Ohio Fire Alarm Certification is preferred. Valid Ohio Driver’s license, free of serious or frequent violations required.

1.       Required knowledge of electricity, electronic circuitry, digital electronics, microprocessor controls, current computer operating systems and their use, and central computerized security and access control systems
2.       Familiarity with current National Electrical codes as well as NFPA codes. Knowledge of the proper and safe use of hand tools, power tools, electronic and safety equipment.
3.       Required ability to read blueprints and be familiar with a variety of electrical and electronic testing devices
4.       Physical requirements include full body motion and ability to perform work while bending, stooping, stretching, climbing ladders. Ability to lift 25-100 pounds and/or assist with lifting when exceeding 100 pounds.
5.       Color acuity sufficient to distinguish color-coded wiring and piping is required.
6.       Good communication skills and ability to effectively multi-task.

General office environment in Health Services building. The employee will have exposure to general chemicals, radioactive materials, and laboratory animals when working in research facilities. Outdoor exposure when moving between facilities.


Grant Manaager

Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture

October 4, 2017

What Is The Position?

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) seeks a manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of a portion of grants in our two primary grant programs: project support and general operating support. In this position you will gain in-depth knowledge of and build strong working relationships with over 80 cultural partners (grant recipients). You will also evaluate your programs periodically, consider how they fit within the organization’s objectives and suggest improvements when applicable. We are filling two openings for this same role.

 Who Are We?

We are one of the largest public funders of arts and culture in the nation, connecting people to millions of cultural experiences in Cuyahoga County each year. Since 2007, we have invested over $158 million in tax dollars in 350 organizations and projects countywide. Learn more about our mission, vision and values.

Why Work With Us?

We are a team that believes in connection, discovery, equity, service, stewardship, and trust. We encourage each team member to pursue personal and professional development opportunities as part of their yearly objectives. We offer an excellent benefits package including 25 days of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, and medical and dental coverage. Our office hours are 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday. We are located in the heart of Cleveland’s vibrant downtown at Playhouse Square. This position is a 40 hour/week, full-time position with occasional night and weekend responsibilities.

 What Is Our Commitment to Equity?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering and cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion, where every team member is valued and respected. We value equity and embrace and encourage our team members’ differences in age, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, citizenship status, and other characteristics that make our team unique.

What Are the Essential Functions of the Position?

  • Serve as in-house liaison for cultural partners and provide them thoughtful feedback and guidance on their activities. View a list of our cultural partners.
  • Lead creation of program materials and workflow.
  • Design and conduct workshops and resources and provide technical assistance to applicants.
  • Play a key role in ongoing evaluation and revision of grantmaking processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Present recommendations to CAC Board of Trustees.
  • Conduct in person site visits and keep in regular communication with cultural partners to build on existing relationships and stay abreast of their activities.
  • Identify, advocate for and support marketing of cultural partners’ events and activities.
  • Assist in communicating CAC’s goals to the community, including presenting at community events.
  • Manage all administrative matters associated with grants, including processing reports, payments, etc.What Are the Minimum Requirements for the Position?
  • Have at least 5 years of direct, relevant professional experience with demonstrated understanding of nonprofit organizations across sectors and their operational needs and complexities.
  • Have exceptional project management skills with demonstrated ability to take ownership of projects from conception to completion, organize processes, and identify the steps required to manage complex work.
  • Be an excellent communicator with the ability to lead conversations and navigate different professional environments.
  • Have a keen interest in and understanding of Cuyahoga County’s arts and cultural assets.
  • Have demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and database management systems.


 How Do You Apply?

If you meet the requirements of this position, submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to by October 27, 2017. Please indicate in your cover letter how you learned about this position and what about the arts and cultural environment in Cuyahoga County excites you. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please. We anticipate hiring these roles by December 15.

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