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Why work at Community Solutions?

Our team of highly engaged professionals collaborates with some of the most impactful organizations in communities across Ohio, especially in Greater Cleveland. Employees at every level are encouraged to build their expertise and grow their professional networks.

A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, for 110 years, The Center for Community Solutions has focused on solutions to health, social and economic issues. Our demographic research and policy analysis are what set us apart. With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, we identify, analyze, and explain key health, social and economic data and issues, and propose nonpartisan solutions to improve the lives of Ohioans. Policymakers, community leaders, funders of health and human services, nonprofit professionals and volunteers, and others recognize us as the source of information they can use and trust.

Community Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diverse applicants who understand and value racial equity as an organizational operating principle and are committed to continued learning on issues related to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Center for Community Solutions is a qualified employer under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

The Center for Community Solutions is a permanent hybrid working environment. All employees are expected to work from their assigned office in Downtown Cleveland or off Capitol Square in Columbus at least two days per week. Remote work locations must be within the state of Ohio.  

There are no positions open at this time.

Benefits at Community Solutions

  • Ample paid time off including personal and sick time, at least 3 weeks of paid vacation, 11 paid holidays per year, and a week-long office closure between Christmas and New Year. 
  • 401(k) retirement plan with automatic employer contribution 
  • Annual budget for professional development 
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities and student loan forgiveness as employees of a nonprofit organization 
  • High-deductible health plan with employer covering 100% of the premium for the employee’s coverage and a monthly contribution to a Health Savings Account 
  • Main offices in Class A office buildings in central downtown location. Lake views in Cleveland, overlooking Columbus Commons in Columbus. Building amenities including free access to the fitness center in the Cleveland office.  

What’s the difference between Assistant, Associate, and Fellow?

Compiles, analyzes, and reports data and information relevant to the organization’s work and demonstrates ability to work independently with guidance
Assists other program staff in collecting and developing programs specific materials
Collaborates with colleagues to support the work and contribute to one or more teams/projects
Builds familiarity and establishes relationships with organizations and individuals in the policy making and health and social service community
Organizes topic and content information and assembles or assists in analysis
Combination of education and/or experience normally represented by a bachelor’s degree, preferably supplemented by practical field work OR a Master’s degree and/or two years of experience in a similar position.
Provides professional research, analysis, and project organization and support with only general guidance and supervision. 
Develops elements of project scope and plans
Serves as a member and contributes to one or more teams and/or projects 
Builds relationships and maintains contacts with organizations and individuals essential to assessing the scope of an issue or problem.
Assist in identifying and following through as appropriate on opportunities for the organization. 
Combination of education and experience normally represented by a bachelor’s degree in a health-related, social sciences, or public administration field, plus at least two years of experience in a similar position. A Master’s Degree is preferred. 
Has broad accountability for researching, defining, planning, recommending implementing and evaluating data; provides programmatic direction to team members; utilizes demonstrated expertise in one or more fields of health or social service or policy projects.
Develops operating plans and budgets. Assists in developing financial and human resources for one of more teams and/or projects.
Serves as a leader or primary contributor for one or more teams and/or projects. Coordinate or supervise work of colleagues for one of more teams and/or projects.
Maintains a broad network of professional and community contacts such as whom to engage when building an issue or position, or who are current or potential consulting clients.
Make frequent operating decisions, managing complex tasks and relationships among and between staff colleagues and external individuals, organizations, and interests.
Combination of education and experience normally represented by a master’s degree in a health, social sciences or public administration-related field plus at least five years of related experience.

Legal Disclaimers & Policies

Federal Labor Laws | Ohio Labor Laws | No Smoking

Employees of The Center for Community Solutions are expected to be up-to-date on their vaccinations, including an annual flu shot and COVID-19 boosters.