Business Volunteers Unlimited is pleased to announce a Board Administrator Fellows Opportunity with The Cleveland Museum of Natural History 

Image result for cleveland museum of natural history logo

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered among the top 10 institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs approximately 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. CMNH will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has currently launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits and has a goal of achieving sustained philanthropy for the museum. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.


Summary:  The Museum has an opening for a part-time role, to provide administrative support for Full Board Meetings, Executive Committee Meetings and some Board Committees along with other board functions as requested (trainings, retreats, etc.). In this role, you will coordinate with the CEO, Board Chair, Chief of Staff and board members as appropriate to create, distribute and archive all materials related to the board and board meetings.


Fellow Role Will Include:


  • Record attendance and track throughout the year
  • Coordinate meeting logistics including set-up with facilities, catering, and other support
  • Assemble and distribute meeting materials as needed
  • Note-taking and official record keeping, including meeting minutes, communication and correspondence
  • Coordinate posting of minutes, agendas, meeting dates, and other board announcements
  • Assist the Board Chair and Chief of Staff as needed
  • Record revisions of Board Bylaws and Constitution as needed and requested
  • Record and distribute board files such as term lists, committee lists, contact information, directory, and other files as necessary and/or requested
  • Facilitate member access and inquiries regarding board records and meetings
  • Utilize appropriate software platforms when needed


Term: 1,000 hours over a 12-month period (June 2019 – June 2020)

Stipend: $20,000


Education and/or experience:


  • 3-5 years or more of related experience in an administrative role; non-profit experience a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel
  • Ability to learn simple web-based site administration
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with diverse groups of individuals
  • Experience working with high-level community leaders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Strong problem solving and listening skills


Other Qualifications:


  • Professional demeanor, tact, diplomacy, discretion, good judgment, strong insight and instinct, maturity and sophistication
  • Ability to maintain highly confidential information, both personal and professional
  • Demonstrated knowledge of writing clearly and informatively and the ability to utilize various writing styles to meet needs
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and track multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, work well under pressure with a high degree of accuracy, and meet stringent and overlapping deadlines


To be considered for this opportunity, please contact Sarah Castle ( for application materials.

The BVU Fellows Program matches the talents of highly skilled professionals with local nonprofits to engage a transformative project that benefits the community. For more information, visit our webpage BVU