JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Ward 7 Communications Intern

The Ward 7 Cleveland City Council Office is looking for candidates to apply for a paid internship to support community engagement to connect with Ward 7 residents and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a passion to serve people, make meaningful connections to capture stories and share information to reach a broad base of community members.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Work to develop and enact the Ward 7 Communications Plan; Create graphics for social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter; Prepare content for Ward 7 newsletter/engagement materials; Produce video and capture photography in the community and at events; Develop and implement innovative strategies for social media growth; Assist with crafting targeted messaging on civic issues; Assist with event logistics and participate in community meetings, town halls, and various community outreach events; Collaborate with the Ward 7 Team on key projects; and Other duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and attention to detail; Strong commitment to collaboration and teamwork; Ability to create compelling graphics using an up-to-date graphic design platform; Commitment to expanding the community outreach for Ward 7; Ability to effectively communicate and engage with the public; and Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and under tight deadlines.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current college student or entry-level professional

  • Interest in learning and adopting emerging practices in the field of communications

  • Interest in community organizing

  • Interest in gaining knowledge about the Ward 7 community and local government

 

INTERNSHIP DETAILS: The Communications Intern position in the Ward 7 office is a part-time position. Intern will be paid $15/hr (up to 15 hours/week). The position will require a flexible work schedule, including working nights and weekends on an as-needed basis.

 

SUBMISSION: All interested candidates should submit their resume and a 1-minute video on interest in becoming the Ward 7 Communications Intern to stephanieforward7@gmail.com.

 

DEADLINE:   Friday, January 14, 2022

Ward 7 Public Affairs Intern

The Ward 7 Cleveland City Council Office is looking for candidates to apply for a paid internship to support the day-to-day operations of the Ward 7 Cleveland City Council Office. The ideal candidate will have a desire to help people during their time of need, make meaningful connections to break down barriers for people to access government and community services and share information to reach a broad base of community members.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Conduct research and prepare policy briefings on identified policies; Assist with constituent services (providing information about programs/policies and facilitating access to services); Prepare briefing summaries before meetings/events and debriefing summaries after meetings/events; Assist with the implementation of the Ward 7 Communications Plan; Assist with event logistics and participate in community meetings, town halls, and various community outreach events; Collaborate with the Ward 7 Team on key project; and Assist Ward 7 Councilwoman and Ward 7 Executive Assistant, as needed.

 

SKILLS:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and attention to detail; Strong commitment to collaboration and teamwork; Ability to actively listen; Ability to efficiently prioritize and manage time; Commitment to engage with community members with empathy and respect and Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and under tight deadlines.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current college student (or entry-level professional)

  • Interest in learning and adopting emerging practices in the field of public affairs

  • Interest in community organizing

  • Interest in gaining knowledge about the Ward 7 community and local government

 

INTERNSHIP DETAILS: The Public Affairs Intern position in the Ward 7 office is a part-time position. Intern will be paid $15/hr (up to 15 hours/week). The position will require a flexible work schedule, including working nights and weekends on an as-needed basis.

 

SUBMISSION: All interested candidates should submit their resume and a 1-minute video on interest in becoming the Ward 7 Public Affairs Intern to stephanieforward7@gmail.com.

 

DEADLINE:   Friday, January 14, 2022

Ward 7 Executive Assistant

Councilwoman-Elect Stephanie D. Howse is currently looking for an Executive Assistant to serve the residents and other stakeholders of Cleveland’s Ward 7 community. Below you will find the Values, Required Skills and Role and Responsibilities that are ideal for the Ward 7 Executive Assistant.

 

VALUES

 

  • Agape Love; Commitment to Excellence; Compassion; Justice; Service to Others; and Trustworthy.

REQUIRED SKILLS

 

  • Active Listener; Adaptability; Coachable; Confidentiality; Effective Communication (non-verbal, verbal and written); Emotional Intelligence; Organization; Patience; Public Speaking; and Respectful.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete all constituent service requests in a timely manner.

  • Maintain the schedule for Ward 7 Councilwoman.

  • Organize meetings and events.

  • Conduct policy and issues research.

  • Prepare communication correspondence (policy briefings, newsletters, postcards, social media posts, press releases, constituent letters, etc.).

  • General office duties (answering phone calls, reading, responding to emails, filing, sorting mail, etc.).

  • Present and facilitate at public meetings on behalf of the Ward 7 Councilwoman.

  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate information in a manner that is understandable for the intended audience.

  • Reduce the barriers in government services by finding the answers of questions asked by community members.

  • Have fun and find joy in serving the Ward 7 community.

 

Please note that the Values, Required Skills and Role and Responsibilities are the general qualities, not the only qualities, desired in a successful candidate. The Ward 7 Executive Assistant is an employee of the City of Cleveland, with a salary of approximately $48,000/year (including benefits). The Ward 7 Executive Assistant will start service on Tuesday, January 3, 2022.

 

All interested candidates should submit their resumes and a short video (less than 2 minutes) as to why they would like to serve as the Ward 7 Executive Assistant to stephanieforward7@gmail.com. Deadline to apply is  Friday, January 14, 2022.