Administrative Assistant

Needed to provide assistance related to the Kaleidoscope auction/fundraising events for Brookside School in the form of clerical and administrative support to Event Chair(s), maintenance of budget reports, and processing of donations, and all forms of income and expenses.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  Prepare correspondence, spreadsheets and other forms/documents as necessary; coordinate and attend meetings and Kaleidoscope events; update donor, advertising and sponsor forms; provide monthly budget statements with projected actuals; run checkout at each event and process billing.  Requirements: High school diploma and a minimum of two years’ administrative experience.  Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, and the ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks required. Must be customer service-oriented with strong communication skills.  Experience with design software is helpful.  This is a part-time school session position working 25 hours per week from September – June.

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides support to the Center for Collections and Research and the Center’s Director in the form of general clerical, administrative, and reception duties.  This includes telephone coverage, greeting visitors to the Center’s Cranbrook House third-floor office, coordinating activities and tours, project support, preparation of reports, correspondence, development-related mailings, data entry, filing, website and social media updates, and interacting effectively with other Cranbrook staff, faculty, and students, as well as Trustees and Governors, patrons, and other volunteers. Requirements: Minimum of two years administrative experience required. High School diploma or GED required; completion of a two-year Associates degree or four-year degree strongly preferred. Strong Microsoft Office suite skills (including Word, Excel, Internet Browsers, email); experience working with and maintaining a database preferred. Ability to accurately type 60 words per minute. Web-site management skills, including the ability to update information. Ability to assist in the oversight of the Center’s social media sites. Proven proficiency at effective prioritization and multitasking. Proven effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills. This is a part-time, full-year position, working approximately 27.5 hours each week.  The ideal schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required to assist with Center programs and events.

Executive Assistant

Provide a high level of administrative/secretarial support to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) of Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC).  Assist with administrative activities; coordinate office services; manage internal and external affairs including all appointments, meetings, and presentations; monitor and reconcile department operating budgets; possess working knowledge of all phases of CEC’s overall operations and especially development and public relations/communications/marketing operations. Requirements: Five years of experience providing administrative support at an executive level required.  High School diploma or GED required; an Associate’s degree preferred. Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office suite of applications (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and with internet browsers and relational database management and reporting; ability to take and edit photos; and demonstrated ability to be innovative in the use of technology and willingness to learn new applications. Detail-oriented; advanced editing and proofreading skills highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks, and excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information. Transcription skills highly desirable with an ability to transcribe quickly and accurately.

Program Administrator – HUB

The Program Administrator assists the Director with all aspects of the Horizons Upward Bound (HUB) program to ensure it operates effectively and efficiently. With the Director, the Program Administrator works to recruit low-income, first generation college students into the HUB program, help them be successful in high school, obtain entrance to post-secondary institutions, and graduate from those institutions. Responsibilities include: Coordinate the academic year and summer components of HUB which includes the issuance of contracts, working with recruitment and retention of students, and handling the day-to-day operations. Fiscal responsibilities include assisting the Director with establishing budget, processing purchase orders, maintaining fiscal and Department of Education records. Assist with Department of Education Reports including applications for continuance of grants and annual performance reports. Work closely with summer residential staff by assisting with hiring and training of resident advisors. And more. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in education, urban studies, business administration or similar strongly preferred.  Minimum of five (5) years of administration experience; experience working with under-served high school students strongly preferred.   Strong computer skills, including social media, the ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks, and excellent verbal and written communication skills required.


Cranbrook Educational Community seeks a Receptionist to greet visitors and operate the main switchboard located at Cranbrook House.  The Receptionist answers incoming calls, directs callers and visitors to appropriate locations, and provides general clerical support to the Human Resources department.  Responsibilities also include:  Maintain familiarity with Cranbrook events and activities in order to provide informed assistance; maintain check-in log and monitor Cranbrook House visitor access; perform clerical duties as needed such as filing, alphabetizing, data entry, and other projects.  Requirements:  High School Diploma or GED required; a minimum of six months of related experience with basic knowledge of the equipment required to perform the job including multi-line telephone and computer.  Requires experience with Microsoft Word (basic experience with Excel is also preferred).  Excellent customer service skills required with the ability to interact positively and effectively with internal and external constituents both on the phone and in person.  Will deal with confidential information where strict maintenance of confidentiality is required.  This is a part-time position working 27.5 hours per week, with a work schedule of 11:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Sr. Director of Development

Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC) is seeking highly-motivated candidates for the position of Senior Director of Development for Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum (CAA - CAM).  Cranbrook Academy of Art is an independent, graduate degree-granting institution offering an intense studio-based experience where artists-in-residence mentor students in architecture, art, and design to creatively influence contemporary culture.  CAA is ranked in the top 10 nationally among graduate fine arts programs.  Cranbrook Art Museum invites viewers to discover relevant and transformative moments in modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design. Through its exhibitions, collections, programming, and publications, CAM brings together people from the region and around the world to provoke new ideas about art, creativity, and the built environment. CAA and CAM are located within CEC, a National Historic Landmark campus, where the pursuit of knowledge and innovation is paramount.

The Senior Director of Development is responsible for successfully developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program for CAA - CAM, including annual giving; membership; corporate, foundation, and government support; major and planned giving; and special events.  The Senior Director also manages a team responsible for all restricted and unrestricted individual and institutional support for CAA - CAM.  The Senior Director reports to the Chief Advancement Officer of CEC and works in close partnership with the Director of CAA-CAM.  This position has a critical role in the successful operation of CAA - CAM and in their ability to meet their financial and program goals and objectives and those of CEC.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications: the minimum of a bachelor’s degree; advanced degree and/or development certification preferred (CFRE); at least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably with a museum, cultural or educational institution; excellent interpersonal skills and high level organizational skills; demonstrated capability of working with principal and major donors, high level volunteers and senior administrators; computer proficiency; and proven ability to work with diverse constituencies and high level volunteers and donors, including corporate and foundation officers at all levels.

Cranbrook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment.  As an EEO employer, Cranbrook’s policy is that employment-related decisions shall be made without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.