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Monday, April 27, 2009

Strother Communications Group - Internship Opportunity

Ready to take the next step in communications? SCG is seeking a highly creative, recent college graduate for a paid internship to assist with media relations, public relations programming, social media, research, print advertising and web assignments. Bring your passion for writing, learning and broad outside interests to our 360o view atop the Campbell Mithun Tower. Apply your communications skills in an open agency environment where you’ll join our team to strengthen our clients’ brands through PR, advertising, direct marketing and the web.

Skill Set Required for Success:
  •  Enthusiastic, inquisitive and creative
  •  Ability to analyze data and think critically
  •  Experience working collaboratively
  •  B.S. or B.A. degree in communications, journalism or marketing
  •  Familiarity with social media tools

Tell us how you stand out with your cover letter and resume:

Strother Communications Group
Attn: Internship
222 S 9th Street Floor 41
Minneapolis MN 55402

or

resume@scgpr.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

UnitedHealth Group - Senior Marketing Communication Specialist

UnitedHealth Group is an innovative leader in the health and well-being industry, serving more than 55 million Americans. Through our family of companies, we contribute outstanding clinical insight with consumer-friendly services and advanced technology to help people achieve optimal health.

Ovations Administration provides general services to all Ovations business units. Departments within Ovations Administration include Business Planning, Communications, Finance and Accounting, Human Capital, Information Technology, Legal Affairs, Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs. Ovations is a family of UnitedHealth Group businesses dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Americans ages 50 and older.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage print production, mailing services, and distribution of various marketing materials in a quality, timely and cost effective manner that fulfills marketing objectives and represents the needs of the consumer
  • Provide reference source/expertise for various production techniques to improve innovation and efficiency levels in the production of our marketing materials
  • Manage vendor relationships to optimize cost, quality, and consistency
  • Assign projects and provide clear and complete direction from development of concepts through project execution and delivery
  • Review stages of projects to ensure functionality, quality, and cost effectiveness in formats of printed materials
  • Review print, data and insertion proofs and attend press checks as necessary to ensure overall quality and consistency
  • Responsible for cost estimates and budget management for production costs of projects
  • Accurately record and track all invoices, potential cost savings and provide monthly report to manager


Qualifications:

  • 5 years experience in Print Production Direct Mail environment
  • BA Degree
  • Assesses and interprets customer needs and requirements
  • Identifies solutions to non-standard requests and problems
  • Solves moderately complex problems and/or conducts moderately complex analyses
  • Works with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks
  • Translates concepts into practice
  • Provides explanations and information to others on difficult issues
  • Coaches, provides feedback, and guides others
  • Acts as a resource for others with less experience.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere:  equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace.

Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Apply here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Gage Marketing - Management Supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities (brief summary only)
This position is responsible for the management of client accounts. Responsibilities include delivery of agency services from strategic planning through program implementation with primary emphasis in interactive marketing. Associated duties includes financial and personnel management, account development and new business support.
  • Lead the development of strategic and tactical plans for client programs.
  • Identify and direct agency resources required to meet client program needs.
  • Maintain and build the client working and business relationships.
  • Manage cross-functional teams providing direction and support.
  • Determine pricing and manage to designated margins for client programs.
  • Participate as a general manager in the Account Services Management Group focusing on development and productivity of the account staff.
  • Identify and develop additional business opportunities based on the client’s business needs. Also identify opportunities to develop solutions that involve multiple Gage core disciplines.
  • Participate as a member of a new business team, as requested.
  • Provide energizing leadership within the Agency.

Qualifications
  • B. S. Degree in Marketing or related discipline required or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred.
  • Strong interactive expertise (including a clear understanding of technology, demonstrated experience in website development and familiarity with UX, IA and the full spectrum of online media)
  • Minimum of 8 years of demonstrated interactive experience within a marketing agency.
  • Successful history of client relationship management, account development and management of client budgets is essential.
  • An understanding of web analytics is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of agency pricing and financial business model.
  • Keen leadership skills and the ability to identify, hire and motivate direct reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver agency product.
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication, presentation and project management skills.

All interested candidates should submit resumes to Janice Paulson, Human Resources, Gage Headquarters

We are an Employer Committed to Diversity
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University of Minnesota - Events Coordinator - Prin Ofc & Admin Specialist

R ** This position is represented by AFSCME Clerical Bargaining Unit. Dues or Fair Share deduction will be made. **

Required Qualifications:
High school graduate/GED and at least two (2) years of office and administrative experience working in a communications, marketing, public relations, hospitality management or related area. Relevant training/education may be substituted for some of the experience.
Must have experience with event planning and coordination.
Experience with MS Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications/Selection Criteria:
Demonstrated interest in the environment.
Willing to work a flexible schedule.
Strong project management and organizational skills.
Must be detailed and task-oriented.
Ability to independently coordinate projects and effectively carry out implementation plans.
Ability to thrive in a small, team-oriented office and be a self-starter.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.  
Logistics:
Reserve venue
Set-up and maintain registration or RSVP system
Arrange necessary catering, AV, entertainment, d├ęcor, promotional items, etc.
Track/submit invoices and budget
Print nametags and other on-site materials
Create staff/volunteer schedule
Order promotional items
Manage exhibitors, as necessary
Work with CPE, as needed
Track all IonE events and report updates at staff meetings
Be onsite at events for questions and trouble-shooting purposes

Content/Speakers:
Brainstorm and propose new ideas
Survey researchers, fellows, etc.
Track and study competitive events
Assist with agenda
Contact potential speakers and participants
Confirm speaker details, seminar title, bio, AV needs, etc.
Book travel/hotel arrangements
Send thank you notes

Promotion:
Submit event details to free internal and external calendars
Provide information to Marketing & Communications Manager and Senior Editor for advertising, press releases, promotional materials and web.
Distribute on-campus fliers
Prepare invitation lists
Host booth at related events  
Plan, coordinate, administer and track Institute on the Environment outreach activities, events and seminars; including, but not limited to: weekly Frontier Seminar Series, Momentum magazine event, annual Earth Day open house, E3 Conference, public outreach (i.e. State Fair or Living Green Expo) and additional/sponsored events. Provide events-related support for programs and projects within the Institute on the Environment.  
Please apply online, thank you.  
No Response  
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79699  





Thursday, April 09, 2009

ServeMinnesota - Director of Marketing and Communications


ORGANIZATION: ServeMinnesota!
CATEGORY: Public Relation and Marketing
ORGANIZATION SUMMARY:
Founded in 1994, ServeMinnesota began as the Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service. It was housed within the Department of Family and Children’s Services and was the designated recipient and administrator of funding for Minnesota's AmeriCorps program. In 2002, the Minnesota Legislature approved the organization becoming a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with the broader mission of advancing national service and volunteerism across the state. Over the past five years, with the leadership of its Executive Director Audrey Suker and the Board of Directors, staff have worked together to strengthen the organization's strategic role in addressing the needs of its Minnesota communities. The organization has succeeded in establishing itself as a nonprofit and in providing statewide leadership to meet critical needs with AmeriCorps resources. ServeMinnesota provides invaluable programs and services to Minnesota communities. With the dedication of more than 600 AmeriCorps members, ServeMinnesota has improved the state of Minnesota through its programs.



JOB TITLE: Director of Marketing and Communications
LOCATION: Twin Cities Metro
TYPE: Full Time    DEADLINE: 4/17/2009
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Marketing and Communication position is the senior administrative position responsible for driving all marketing, communications and public relations activities for ServeMinnesota. This is a new position being created in response to ServeMinnesota’s growing needs. The Director will be responsible for developing a marketing strategy, tracking and reporting on the effectiveness of all marketing and communications efforts, building and enhancing community relations, and overseeing public and media relations. The new hire will establish and maintain a consistent brand image for ServeMinnesota and its programs, and streamline messaging across the organization and in its marketing and communications materials and other collateral.

The primary objectives of this position will be to advance ServeMinnesota as a whole, and to advance the initiatives and specific programs of the Organization. The new Director of Marketing and Communications will report to the Executive Director and work with members of a cross-functional team focused on operations, strategy, fundraising and programming, and others as required.

The new Director of Marketing and Communications will have three near-term objectives:

  1. To develop a functioning website
  2. To maximize social networking opportunities for ServeMinnesota’s AC member recruitment efforts, which will include reviewing the current AC college recruiters process and maximizing its effectiveness
  3. To determine what “news” ServeMinnesota needs to get out on a regular basis, what audiences to direct such news to, and ensuring this happens on a routine basis

Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Partner with core management team to provide strategic leadership and help guide development of rapidly-growing, highly-innovative nonprofit
  • Advise leadership team regarding key institutional messages
  • Increase visibility and network engagement through innovative, low-cost marketing and communications programs
  • Effectively articulate and attractively position ServeMinnesota’s programs to key audiences, including the community, press, sponsors/funders, members, policy makers and others
  • Develop and maintain effective methods for communicating with and engaging key stakeholder groups including members, funders and volunteers
  • Work with Executive Director and other members of the leadership team to identify and secure high-value media exposure
  • Lead media relations efforts and drive a stream of strategic press coverage across a wide variety of media outlets in each of ServeMinnesota’s key markets
  • Write and oversee creation of key communications including press releases, web copy, e-blasts and organizational collateral
  • Help grow the online community by leveraging digital platforms
  • Develop and coordinate promotional opportunities for corporate events/ sponsors in collaborations with the Vice President of Fund Development
  • Track communications and marketing outcomes for impact and report results on a ongoing and timely basis

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires an articulate spokesperson with a strategic mindset, excellent written and oral communications skills, and a passion for ServeMinnesota’s work. The ideal candidate will be driven, outgoing, and have at least 7-10 years experience in marketing, communications, PR and/or public affairs. The right candidate will combine a deep understanding of strategic communications, and a creative and highly “hands on” personality and work ethic. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, well organized and reliable.
Other requirements include:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of marketing principles, concepts and methodologies
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Demonstrated success in creating, developing and implementing effective media and promotional strategies, plans and campaigns
  • Demonstrated success in developing and cultivating working relationships with media contacts, donors, the public and staff
  • Effective writing ability for a wide variety of communications materials
  • Ability to work under pressure and effectively manage multiple priorities and conflicting deadlines in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and priorities in a calm manner as they occur in a growth environment such as ServeMinnesota’s
  • Ability to develop effective print and web designs and experience working with web design software such as InDesign, Quark, Dreamweaver, etc.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, the Internet, and other relevant software
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
A minimum of seven to ten years related experience and a bachelor’s degree are required. An advanced degree would be preferred.



HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please email resume with cover letter to Sage Solutions*
or contact Sage Morrison for additional information:
Email: sm@sagemn.com (email preferred)
Phone: 952-261-6101
Mail: P.O. Box 241 Long Lake, Minnesota 55356

*ServeMinnesota has retained Sage Solutions, a search firm specializing in nonprofit placements, to manage the Director of Marketing & Communications search.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Mosaic - Director, Community Involvement

About the Job
Are you interested in working for a Fortune 500, publicly traded company recognized as a global leader in our industry?​

The Mosaic Company (www.​mosaicco.​com), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is nearly a $10 billion company that stands alone as one of the world's leading producers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.​ Our world-class mining and processing operations produce the highest quality fertilizer and animal feed ingredients.​ We move these products down the value chain to wholesalers and retail dealers through our global distribution system.​ As a global leader in nourishing crops and delivering distinctive value to the world's agriculture, Mosaic offers an opportunity to share in an exciting future.​

We are currently seeking a Director, Community Investment for our Plymouth, MN location.​  The Director, Philanthropy will be responsible for directing and managing Mosaic's overall charitable giving and community involvement strategy, consistent with our business strategy.​  Key responsibilities for this role will include setting up a governance structure and guidelines for reviewing and approving charitable contributions, addressing the formation of a Mosaic Foundation, and helping our businesses and regions maximize charitable involvements and contributions.​

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Design a corporate community relations strategy in alignment with Mosaic's business strategy that can be instituted enterprise-wide across business and regions.​   In addition, assess Mosaic's business needs as well as recognize the business motivations and rationale for philanthropic contributions and participation.​
  • Create governance system for managing, distributing and tracking contributions, both in approving the causes and allocating funds (with appropriate policies and process) as well as systematically disbursing, recording and following up on the contributed funds and programs to ensure they are utilized as intended.​
  • Assess whether Mosaic should form a corporate foundation, closely coordinating with our finance team and senior managers.​  If a foundation is deemed warranted, the candidate will be responsible for setting up the governance, policies and membership that will optimize the foundation's contributions in support of Mosaic's business objectives.​
  • Lead a team of Public Affairs professionals in various regions/​businesses that are responsible for executing community relations programs.​  Responsibilities would include training, development and community involvement.​  In addition, the team would be responsible for cascading Mosaic's community relations policies and best practices throughout the company.​
Mosaic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.​
Required Education, Experience, Skills:
  •     Bachelor's degree is required.​  Major in the community/​philanthropic area is preferred.​
  •     Minimum 10+​ years of progressive experience in the area of community relations.​
  •     Experience working in a large multinational company as well as with a corporate foundation is preferred.​
  •     Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.​
  •     Strong leadership and strategic skills.​
  •     Ability to design a global program with input from a diverse group of employees.​
  •     Executive presence and ability to communicate well with senior managers.​
  •     Strong team player.​
                We ask that all applicants apply at:  www.​mosaic.​jobs

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Haberman - Interactive Storyteller

Overview: Haberman is a Minneapolis-based brand public relations agency whose mission is to
discover, develop and tell the stories of pioneering organizations and individuals who make the
world a better place. We seek an interactive coordinator who can enhance our storytelling
processes and programs by supporting a variety of Web-based development and marketing
activities. The coordinator must be a “generalist” who is curious and proactive about
implementing, learning and researching a variety of interactive tactics.

Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with Haberman’s creative/interactive team to support the implementation of interactive development/marketing tactics and strategies for consumer and B2B clients
  • Coordinate and assist in the preparation of interactive communications materials for clients, including researching, producing and/or editing content such as site maps, wire frames, content grids, personas, etc.
  • Research, gather and analyze relevant information to support clients’ interactive marketing campaigns
  • Research new and maintain existing search engine optimization and search engine marketing efforts for clients
  • Set up and monitor Web site analytics tools; generate analytics reports
  • Identify and implement social networking strategies for clients; serve as the social media and online community coordinator for Haberman
  • Serve as coordinator of Haberman Web site, including working with the Haberman marketing team to ensure content is up to date, and monitoring/updating search engine optimization and search engine marketing programs
Experience/Skills Required:
  • 2+ years of interactive/Web experience
  • Interactive, marketing or PR agency experience a plus
  • Intellectual curiosity; up-to-date knowledge of current events
  • Passionate about staying on top of trends in interactive technology and design
  • Ability to help generate measurable results from interactive programs
  • Ability to support interactive campaigns/programs for consumer and B2B clients
  • Solid understanding of Web site design and development processes
  • Experience with Web design, usability and optimization techniques
  • Experience utilizing Web analytics tools and generating reports
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity
  • Solid writing skills
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills
Application Deadline: April 15, 2009
Contact: Send resume to Nathan Rice, 612-372-6447, nathan@modernstorytellers.com