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Employment Opportunities

Send all resumes and applications to:

The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Attn: Human Resources Administrator
11890 Fairhill Road.
Cleveland, OH 44120-1053
Fax: 216.373.1810

E-mail resume or any questions to:

Employment Application

Open Positions


Reports to:

Margaret Wagner House
2373 Euclid Heights Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Assistant Director, Adult Day Program



The Program Coordinator is a member of the Adult Day Program staff reporting to the Assistant Director of Adult Day Program. The Program Coordinator will oversee the planning and implementation of therapeutic activities/groups for participants, assist staff with maintaining ADP database statistics and maintain transportation records and reporting.




HS diploma or an equivalent certificate required plus Associates degree or BA in Recreational Therapy or related field OR Two (2) years' experience as Activity Director, Coordinator, or related position OR demonstrates completion of National Certification Council of activities professionals. Requires an aptitude for working with computerized systems including Word and Excel. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail and accuracy are essential, as are abilities to prioritize work and consistently meet deadlines, and work as a team player with all departments. Drug Test and Background Check required. An insured car and valid Ohio Driver's license required.


Reports to:

James H. Woods Rose Center
1795 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Center Director



Manages a congregate (and possible home delivered meal program) for elderly persons at a multi-service senior center. Position requires supervision of paid and volunteer kitchen staff. Responsible for collecting and recording nutrition donations. This position reports directly to the Center Director. Work hours Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 1 pm.




High school graduate or GED equivalency. Ability to work with elderly persons of different ethnic and income levels daily. Must take the ServSafe Training Course and receive a ServSafe Certificate. Must be able to work in kitchen area with rising heated food temperatures. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds daily. Must have good verbal communication skills. Must be able to stand at least approximately three (3) hours daily. Able to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis. Able to perform some general office activities. Criminal background check, and a drug & alcohol test. EOE.

Contract Rate
Reports to:

BRIA Headquarters
$23.00 per Completed Interview
Senior Research Scientist II

Job Description:


The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is seeking interviewers to collect data on a sample of nursing home residents in Cuyahoga and Ashtabula counties in Ohio.

The desired CONTRACT candidates may work full or part-time and will have the flexibility to work with the Project Coordinator to set up their schedule to conduct interviews. However, the candidates must have sufficient time to devote to this project. Interviewers are expected to conduct multiple interviews during their visit to a particular nursing home.

Interviewers will undergo job-training prior to going into nursing homes. It is likely that data will be collected electronically. The interviewer will obtain informed consent from eligible residents, conduct a cognitive screen and gather data on their attitudes to a variety of issues including perceptions of health and well-being. All data collected must be edited for completeness and accuracy; and submitted in a timely manner for payment. Each interview with a nursing home resident is expected to last for approx. 45 - 60 minutes. Interview times are likely to vary depending on the cognitive ability of a resident to respond to questions accurately and reliably. The project is expected to begin in November of 2017 and end by Fall of 2018.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Conduct computer-based interviews with high degree of accuracy and integrity.
  • Follow research protocols.
  • Exercise courtesy and professionalism with all respondents.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all collected data.
  • Ability to type a minimum of 25 words per minute.
  • Other duties as assigned by project coordinator or Principal Investigator.




Some college or higher degree required. One year of administrative support, customer service or other relevant experience and computer skills required. Prior experience with conducting research interviews with older adults is desirable. Must have transportation and be able to travel to various nursing homes. The candidate must have the ability to read and speak English fluently and clearly. Background check and drug test conducted. EOE.

FLSA Status:
Reports to:

Senior Vice President for Research and Education



The Research Scientist (12-month position) will be expected to establish a competitive, impactful program of grant-funded research, and be committed to translating research into useful programs, information, and products for older adults and/or their caregivers for our Center for Research and Education (formerly the Margaret Blenkner Research Institute).



A doctoral degree in Sociology, Psychology, Gerontology, Social Work, Nursing or related fields required. 5-10 years of post-doctoral research experience, a strong record of grant writing, and high-quality research and publications also required including success in obtaining external research funding. Excellent oral and written communication abilities including outstanding interpersonal skills, and value team-based research required. Drug test and background check conducted. EOE.

Application Requirements:



  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 1 to 2-page summary of current and future research interests, and rational for seeking a position in non-university research setting
  • 3 names of professional references
  • Up to 3 representative reprints of past published research

Closing Date:

December 1, 2016 or until filled.

Exempt Status:

Rose Centers



Drive a light truck to deliver meals to residents around the Cleveland area and assist jumper in delivery of Home Delivered Meals.




HS diploma or GED preferred. College courses a plus. Experience in driving a van and/or light truck required. Significant amount of physical mobility required in the form of standing, bending and lifting up to 50 lbs. daily required. Must be able to climb at least twenty (20) steps carrying hot and cold food. Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, read city maps and route schedules. Criminal background check, drug test and physical required. Valid Ohio driver's license and motor vehicle record check also required.

Hiring Rates:
Exempt Status:
Reports To:

Weekday rate: $9.25; Weekend/Holiday rate: $10.25
Director of Home Care



The Home Care Aide, a paraprofessional worker, performs personal care and homemaking services in the homes of elderly clients in cooperation with and under the clinical supervision of a Community Services nurse or social worker. Serving both the east and west sides of Cuyahoga County.




High School diploma or equivalent with the ability to read, write and understand instructions. Must have home health certification or STNA including 75 hours of clinical training and be able to pass competency evaluation. Previous home care aide experience desirable. Must be able to communicate effectively with elderly clients and their caregivers. Reliable transportation helpful.


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