CIM is located in the heart of University Circle, adjacent to the Case Western Reserve University campus. University Circle, Northeast Ohio's cultural center, was named one of America's prettiest neighborhoods by Forbes Magazine. We are proud to be part of this amazing community focused on the arts, education and enrichment. CIM is walking distance from Severance Hall, home to The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Western Reserve Historical Society, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. A variety of restaurants and coffee shops are also within this walkable community.

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an equal employment opportunity employer and educator and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, political affiliation or veteran status.

Current Openings

 

Accounts Payable Coordinator

The Cleveland Institute of Music is looking for a full–time Accounts Payable Coordinator to manage all accounts payable processing. In addition, this position is a back-up for payroll and office services, and performs other special projects as requested. 

Responsibilities

  • Processes all non-payroll related payables, including invoices, student refunds, CIM credit card bills.
  • Issues 1099’s, 1096, 1042-S & 1042 at year-end.
  • Assists in the preparation of 1098-T’s and in Unclaimed Funds reporting.
  • Maintains and balances the Petty Cash box.
  • Manages the general-use CIM credit card.
  • Deposits cash and checks at the bank twice a month.
  • Records Perkins & CIM Loan cash receipts.
  • Maintains expense distribution spreadsheets for credit card fees and copier usage.
  • Posts cash receipts to Great Plains as directed by Accounts Receivable Coordinator.
  • Provides back-up support to the payroll administrator, assisting in payroll preparation and is available to prepare payroll in his/her absence.
  • Provides back-up support to the Office Services Department (mail room).
  • Participates in general Business Office responsibilities such as accepting tuition and other payments, distributing student stickers, answering student questions.
  • Provides additional support and performs special projects as requested.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 - 3 years accounting and accounts payable experience.
  • Prior experience with PC-based Accounts Payable processing & integrated general ledger systems. Experience with Great Plains Dynamics and ADP a plus.
  • Associates Degree in Accounting or related field preferred.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel & Word skills.
  • Highly organized, accurate, self- motivated, and detail oriented.
  • Excellent math aptitude.
  • Strong communications skills: able to interact well with all levels of administration, faculty, students and vendors.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain confidentiality.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates can send a cover letter, resume and three references to careers@cim.edu.

Campaign and Research Coordinator

The Campaign and Research Coordinator is a key member of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Development Department with responsibility for the executive coordination and strategic implementation necessary to achieve the goals identified in CIM’s strategic plan Blueprint:100. This team member must be a dynamic self-starter who demonstrates a high level of institutional knowledge as well as a sophisticated level of strategic thinking and follow-through.

Responsibilities

Campaign Coordination:

  • Provide strategic executive coordination among volunteers, campaign staff & counsel, and the CIM staff including:
    • Manage projects including collateral design and solicitation/report materials
    • Schedule appointments and committee meetings
    • Process gifts & pledges
    • Manage the Campaign acknowledgement system
    • Interface with campaign volunteers & counsel
    • Maintain calendars & files, etc.
    • Document plans and strategies
  • Collaborate seamlessly with the President, Senior Leadership, Director, Development team, and Campaign Leadership and Volunteers to plan and implement special events and development activities to nurture donors and volunteer leaders, making decisions to ensure donor-centric experiences.
  • Manage the experience and resources of the campaign, formulating recommendations on the deployment of resources and identifying opportunities.
  • Collaboratively assist in implementing solicitation and follow-up plans for the Campaign with CIM’s volunteer and staff solicitors.
  • Curate and draft highly personalized acknowledgement letters and other communications.

Prospect Management:

  • Prepare individual, corporate, and foundation research profiles on current and prospective donors which outline current and historical relations with CIM, financial, professional and personal information.
  • Manage regularly scheduled Prospect Management Group meetings and prepare required meeting materials (i.e. agendas, action steps).
  • Assist in identifying new prospects for annual support, capital support, and special gifts.
  • Collaborate to ensure integration of prospect management files (i.e. profiles, call reports) into the donor database.
  • Develop and maintain the department’s central filing system establish policies and guidelines for department.
  • Maintain research library and establish policies and guidelines for department.

Communications:

  • Curate the production of and assist in preparation of proposals, development communications, case statements, newsletters, call reports, etc. for annual, campaign and special gift purposes.

Administration:

  • Assist with gift entry/acknowledgement and donor stewardship processes, when needed.
  • Regularly attend CIM concerts and events, both during office hours and after hours.
  • Coordinate meetings for board and campaign committees and department meetings.
  • Assist Department leadership as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Strong preference for majors in the arts or demonstrated experience in a performing arts setting. Working knowledge of classical music a plus.
  • 2-3 years progressively responsible fundraising or related experience, preferably with a focus on corporate, foundations, and/or performing arts and public sector.
  • Energetic, flexible and adaptable, able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines.
  • Management style that promotes teamwork, encourages creativity, rewards initiative and builds concensus.
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills, with ability to develop and prepare sophisticated proposals and presentations, budgets, and written correspondence and reports.
  • Familiarity with donor-management software desirable (experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge preferred).

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to careers@cim.edu.

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer; we support and practice non-discrimination in all areas of employment regarding gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status.

 

 

 

 

Director of Human Resources

The Human Resources Director is a hands-on senior leader who guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the Institute.

Major Responsibilities

  • Recruiting and staffing; serving as ex-officio member of faculty search committees
  • Performance management and improvement systems
  • Organization development and culture steward
  • Compliance with employment-related regulatory matters
  • Employee onboarding, orientation, development, and training
  • Policy development and documentation
  • Employee relations
  • Advice and counsel on Institute-wide employee communication
  • Compensation and benefits administration
  • Employee safety, welfare, wellness and health
  • Employee services and counseling
  • Exit interviews for all outgoing employees

Additional Duties

  • Develop and implement strategies to select and retain talent.
  • Review monthly billing reconciliation.
  • Oversee the administration of all Institute-sponsored benefits including annual renewals and partner with insurance broker on all matters related to benefits including policy questions, compliance testing and billing issues.
  • Administer unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation insurance programs including handling of all claims and billings. Complete yearly required safety training.
  • Administer and maintain the Institute’s 403(b) pension plan, working closely with the CFO on audit and compliance issues.
  • Work with the Dean and the Interim Executive Director of Preparatory and Continuing Education and CIM Performance Operations, gather and use information to process faculty contracts and staff compensation letters each year.
  • Collaborate with President and Executive Leadership on institutional goals and strategic plans and how those influence new or upgraded HR policies.
  • Monitor new and changing laws affecting human resources programs and make recommendations for implementing changes to the Administration and Human Resources Board Committee.
  • Work on projects as assigned, such as Incentive Compensation, FLSA review and Diversity.
  • Participate as a member of the Title IX and the Emergency Response Committees.
  • Monitor department budget.
  • Work with outside counsel to provide guidance on issue resolution, corrective action, terminations, work visas and various employment topics such as FMLA, ADA, FLSA, performance management and general HR policies and procedures. 
  • Gather information and prepare reports and surveys for government reporting, accreditation, etc.
  • Maintain job descriptions.
  • Oversee events throughout the year including: years of service recognition program, flu shots, potluck lunches, open enrollment meetings, United Way and Community Shares campaigns, etc.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field   
  • At least 5 years of experience as a Human Resources generalist
  • Deep knowledge of HR (working knowledge of employment laws, rules and regulations affecting human resources)
  • Passion for CIM’s work as an independent, private classical music conservatory
  • Recruiting and hiring sales mentality
  • A grasp of technology
  • An analytical mind and supportive attitude
  • Comfortable interacting across all levels of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent listening skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with ability to prioritize, work independently and be self-motivated
  • Ability to work effectively with ambiguity, use sound judgment and discretion
  • Ability to negotiate creative solutions to complex issues
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience; will be required to supervise CIM's HR Assistant
  • Ability to move around institute offices; attend offsite meetings; and lift up to 20 pounds.

Interfaces

Internal: CIM faculty, staff, students, board members

External: Broker, benefit representatives, various vendors

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@cim.edu.

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an equal employment opportunity employer and educator and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, political affiliation or veteran status.

Manager of Individual Giving

The Manager of Individual Giving is a key member of the Cleveland Institute of Music’sDevelopment Department with responsibility for comprehensive oversight and success of contributed annual revenue of more than $300,000 of annual fund, special projects, and events fundraising from individuals. This team member must be a dynamic self-starter who demonstrates a high level of professionalism, strategic planning and thinking, and communication as they cultivate and steward donors of CIM.

Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and steward a portfolio of 50-75 donor households giving $1,000 to $5,000 to CIM’s annual fund through one-on-one engagement, supporting the growth of the Governing Members program.
  • Direct and execute CIM’s broad-based membership giving campaign, achieving $275,000 in annual funding from individual donors to CIM, which includes making decisions regarding direct mail, eFundraising, and telefunding.
  • Negotiate all broad-based fundraising-related service contracts and maintain institutional relationships with vendors.
  • Curate and implement Governing Members events and benefits throughout the year to cultivate and steward this critical group of individual donors.
  • Assist with the preparation of Governing Members and Major Gifts solicitations on an ongoing basis, personalizing patron notes and developing research profiles.
  • Establish and implement CIM’s individual giving donor benefits structure including planning, stewardship, and event tracking for all donor campaigns.
  • Arrange and support Governing Member Executive Committee meetings, prepare agendas, and ensure robust follow-up to action items.
  • Provide support for the Development Department including: Fielding initial inquiries for the Development Department, monitoring the department expense budget, tracking invoices, submitting payment and reimbursement requests, coordinating meetings, and assisting with taking reservations for events.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Strong preference for majors in the arts or demonstrated experience in a performing arts setting. Working knowledge of classical music a plus.
  • 2-3 years progressively responsible fundraising or related experience, preferably with a focus on corporate, foundations, and/or performing arts and public sector.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to careers@cim.edu.

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an equal employment opportunity employer and educator and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, political affiliation or veteran status.

Manager of Institutional Giving

The Manager of Institutional Giving is a key member of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Development Department with responsibility for comprehensive oversight and success of approximately $600,000 in contributed annual revenue from corporate, foundation, special projects, and government funding campaigns. This team member must be a dynamic self-starter who demonstrates a high level of institutional knowledge as well as a sophisticated level of strategic thinking and writing as they cultivate and steward donors of CIM.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the achievement of renewed and increased giving from corporations, foundations, and government entities supporting CIM’s annual fund, scholarships, campaign, and special projects, and events.
  • Expand CIM’s access to corporate/foundation leaders in the greater Cleveland region by developing relationships within the funding community and by leveraging the influence and access of CIM’s Trustees and executive leadership.
  • Create and implement strategies for cultivating new funding sources that support the CIM’s growing portfolio of funders and funding opportunities.
  • Create tailored sponsorship proposals and negotiate financial terms for new and renewed corporate partners and collaborate with corporations to achieve maximum return on investment for CIM.
  • Manage and ensure fulfillment of sponsorship benefits including coordinating with other departments to guarantee compliance with specific sponsorships, timely delivery of benefits, and proper recognition.
  • Produce proposals and reports to corporations and foundations ensuring no deadline is missed, which includes grant proposals, reports and collateral materials for corporate sponsorships.
  • Analyze key performance metrics for purposes of tracking and monitoring results, and improving performance.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Strong preference for majors in the arts or demonstrated experience in a performing arts setting.
  • Working knowledge of classical music a plus.
  • At least two years progressively-responsible fundraising or related experience, preferably with a focus on corporate, foundations, and/or performing arts and public sector.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in a Windows/PC environment, including Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with donor-management software is desirable. Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge is preferred.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to careers@cim.edu.

Music Theory Faculty

CIM, a private, independent conservatory, announces two full-time faculty openings in music theory, beginning in Fall 2018. CIM is dedicated to the education of classical musicians and known for its superior orchestral, chamber music, composition, piano, voice, and opera programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities will involve undergraduate courses and graduate courses. Additional duties may include serving on CIM faculty and DMA-examination committees, and other tasks as assigned. CIM does not employ a traditional rank and tenure system.

A video recording of teaching may be requested. The successful candidate will teach in an intensive skills-related undergraduate curriculum, so candidates should be prepared to demonstrate excellence in keyboard harmony, sight-singing and aural skills.

Experience

Ph.D. in Music Theory and successful experience in college-level teaching highly preferred. Candidates with expertise in post-tonal theory, and theory and aural skills pedagogy preferred. 

How to Apply

Vita and relevant materials should be sent to Theory Faculty Search Committee Chair Dr. Timothy Cutler at timothy.cutler@cim.edu by January 12, 2018. The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. 

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer; we support and practice non-discrimination in all areas of employment regarding gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status. 

Principal Conductor of CIM Orchestra and Director of Orchestral Program

The Cleveland Institute of Music seeks a dynamic, committed, artist-teacher to serve as Principal Conductor of the CIM Orchestra and Director of the Orchestral Program.

Responsibilities

Conductor responsibilities:

  • Conducts all CIM Orchestra concerts, with the exception of the concerts led by guest conductors
  • Selects repertoire for all concerts
  • Oversees assignments and seating for all concerts and reading sessions
  • Assists students in audition preparation
  • Takes active participation in sectional rehearsals lead by faculty members from The Cleveland Orchestra
  • Prepares the orchestra for guest conductors
  • Serves as conductor for CIM Women’s Committee benefit concert

As Director of the Orchestral Program, you will also maintain a small studio of M.M. conducting students. Instruction includes meetings with smaller ensembles, as well as with the CIM Orchestra, yearly degree recital preparation, and preparation for auditions, interviews, and competitions.

Experience & Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a superb and experienced orchestral conductor and teacher. Significant professional conducting experience and college/conservatory teaching experience are required. A graduate degree in music is preferred. The successful candidate will bring the experience and commitment to the highest levels of artistry and teaching to fulfill CIM’s mission to “empower the world’s most talented classical music students to fulfill their dreams and potential.” The successful candidate will find that the CIM community is committed to instruction and performance at the highest level and devoted to its students and their professional success.

How to Apply

Cover letter, vita and a list of three references should be sent via email to Brian Sweigart at brian.sweigart@cim.edu, chair of the search committee, by January 12, 2018. The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer; we support and practice non-discrimination in all areas of employment regarding gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status.