The Cleveland Foundation is looking forward to welcoming its largest Public Service Fellowship cohort to date with placements at the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cuyahoga County, and four Greater Cleveland nonprofit organizations focusing on workforce development, land conservancy, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. Given the breadth and depth of the opportunities outlined below, as the selection process actively moves forward, the Cleveland Foundation will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Learn more and apply here.
The Office of the County Executive for Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Foundation have announced a partnership that will position five fellows in support of the new administration under County Executive Chris Ronayne. The fellows will support the chief of staff as well as core service areas that fall under the county executive, including justice and safety, operations and community innovation, communications and strategy, and economic and community development. There will also be one fellow joining the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission to move forward a variety of possible projects related to data, mapping, and zoning – advancing Cuyahoga County’s social, economic, and environmental health through equitable community planning.
The City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Foundation will also continue the partnership launched last year and place a cohort of five fellows within City Hall to assist with Mayor Justin M. Bibb’s administration as well as one fellow at Cleveland City Council. The fellows working within City Hall will be placed within the departments of community development, government affairs, law, planning, and urban AI.
Building upon the success of the inaugural year, The George Gund Foundation, Cleveland Foundation and Cleveland Metropolitan School District have also announced a grant from The George Gund Foundation to support a cohort of up to seven fellows at the district for the 2023-24 academic year. Opportunities will be available to make an impact across district operations, including finance; IT; organizational learning; schools; strategic implementation; human resources, talent, and equity; and more.
Cleveland Metroparks will once again host a public service fellow. This position will focus on information technology and Internet of Things technologies throughout the park district.
The Cleveland Foundation is seeking a public service fellow that has an interest in supporting the arts & culture priority area within the program department. The fellow will work as part of the team on grantmaking, networking, and community engagement activities.
Four local nonprofits will be integrating public service fellows into the work of their organizations to move forward key projects over the course of the next year.
Learn more about how you can launch a career in public service with the opportunities above: check out more details and apply today here!
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