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Friday, September 28, 2012

Haberman - Account Supervisor

Position: Account Supervisor

Haberman is a full-service marketing agency with a clearly defined mission — to tell the stories of pioneers who are making a difference in the world. As modern storytellers, we create powerful movements that inspire engagement and drive positive social change. Our team is made up of bright, passionate advocates, many of whom left big agencies for more meaningful work.

We seek an Account Supervisor who can work collaboratively with cross-functional account teams to develop creative and effective campaigns and accompanying earned media strategies that benefit our clients and our world. This includes a wide array of work from branding and campaign development to public relations. This individual should be both knowledgeable and curious about strategic communications.

A sampling of campaign themes include supporting family farms, promoting one of the country’s most beloved natural snacks, demystifying network security and recruiting the next generation of educational leaders in Minnesota.

  • Serve as primary client contact on a variety of account types, spanning Haberman’s core focus areas of health, sustainability, technology, non-profits and pioneers of all shapes and forms.
  • Serve as a counselor and key strategic voice on integrated accounts, including in new business meetings.
  • Develop marketing and communications plans—including earned media plans— for a range of client movements, marketing campaigns and events.
  • At times, pitch and secure stories with media contacts across all mediums (print, broadcast, online, etc.).
  • Write and edit an array of communications materials, including news releases, collateral materials, media pitches, presentations, and blog posts.
  • Immerse self in clients’ industries and brands.
  • Positively coach junior-level staff members.

Experience/Skills Required:
  • 4-6 years of account management experience, including some direct public relations experience.
  • Ability to develop strategic plans that meet client objectives, including Keynote/PowerPoint experience to create smart, elegant decks.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with digital marketing and media.
  • Stellar writing skills.
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management and project management skills.
Modern Storytellers. You Might Be One If:
  • Our mission speaks to you: To tell the stories of pioneers making a difference in the world.
  • “Whatever it takes” is just how you roll. That’s how Haberman gets world-changing results for our clients.
  • You’re curious. As in, late night, all day, one more page, one more link, keep asking questions curious.
  • You’re a natural born, career honed, supernaturally blessed, idea weaving communicator.
  • You’re brave. You will walk out with a rock and a sling. You will face the blank canvas. Grinning.
  • You’re OK with being vulnerable. You’re OK asking for help. You’re willing to trust a tribe member.
  • You either never had an ego or you had it surgically removed. Collaboration is as natural as breathing. 
  • You assume positive intentions. Gotta problem? No prob. Get past it. Address it in 48 hours, if not sooner.
  • When you hear the word “creative,” your immediate response is, “Aren’t we all?” No. Boxes. Here.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter detailing why you feel you’re a fit for this position to Please include “Account Supervisor” and your name in the email subject line. No calls please.

Summit Academy OIC - Development and Special Events Coordinator

Summit Academy OIC, a non-profit adult education and vocational training center, is seeking a skilled Development and Special Events Coordinator to work with the Development and Marketing team to create, manage and implement several special events including the Annual Golf Classic Tournament and approximately six annual donor house parties.  

This person also manages the donor fundraising database related to gift processing, reporting and analysis, donor correspondence and maintaining the overall integrity of the database.  The ideal candidate would have a unique mix of fundraising, communication and event planning skills and capabilities.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
·         Completely plan, manage and oversee the execution of and timelines for special events, both externally and internally.
·         Help develop event budgets, and monitor event revenue and expenditures.
·         Assist in the creation and implementation of marketing communication collateral and support materials for all events and donor activities. 
·         Produce development and golf committees’ reports and agendas, meeting arrangements and correspondence; as well as assist committees with fundraising efforts.
·         Manage and update Sage donor database, spreadsheets and invitation lists for special events and fundraising campaigns; Provide management with event and donor statistics and analytics, including reports, charts, tables and lists when appropriate.
·         Provide management with event and donor statistics and analytics, including reports, charts, tables and lists when appropriate.
·         Help create and execute donor and sponsorship “ask” letters and other solicitation tactics.
·         Assist in providing donor research and prospecting from database system.
·         Ensure that financial and in-kind contributors are recognized with follow-up letters of appreciation and certificates in a timely manner.
Minimum Qualifications
·         2-3 years demonstrated experience in donor development and fundraising coordination/management; required. Must be a self-starter with project planning mentality who can take ownership and spearhead an initiative and see it through completion.
·         Knowledge of event planning, management and implementation processes, timelines and execution.
·         Handle several projects and assignments simultaneously; prioritize, multi-task and perform in high-stress/short-lead time situations.
·         Meet deadlines despite interruptions, reprioritization and/or new direction.
·         Must possess excellent oral and written interpersonal communication skills.
·         Familiarity with and use of Sage Fundraising 50 software (or other donor management systems) is a plus, as is a comfortable understanding and use of spreadsheets, databases and reporting tools.  Any Wealth Engine experience is also a bonus, and additional training is available.

Salary is Commensurate with skills and experience. A valid driver’s license and clean criminal background check is required. Summit Academy OIC is an EEO/AA Employer.
Position is open until filled. Please send resumes with cover letter attention Human Resources Manager at or by fax at 612-278-5242. No phone inquiries please.

Summit Academy - OIC Grants Coordinator

Summit Academy OIC, a non-profit adult education and vocational training center, is seeking a well-skilled and detail oriented Grants Coordinator to oversee and manage the day-to-day functions of the Grants and Appeals office to develop long-term, expanded constituency for grants for support of the vocational education programs of Summit Academy OIC. The Grants Coordinator will be responsible for managing all functions of the Grants and Appeals Office; writing grants and proposals, prospecting new grant opportunities, grant tracking and compliance, generation of reports, plans and analytics.

Candidate must have 4-6 years proven grant writing and development work experience, preferably in the non-profit sector. The idea candidate must also possess a four year college degree and have expert level skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database management programs, as well as other varied skills and capabilities, including the following:
·         Ability to produce final grant applications, including writing, copyediting and or compiling and synthesizing information from stakeholders;
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills; with the ability to write for extended periods of time;
·         Skilled in composing and preparing correspondences to include requests for invites, thank-you letters, emails, and correspondences to current and prospective Foundations;
·         Must be able to organize and develop effective systems and processes;
·         Advanced database knowledge, including use of Excel and Access, to assist in the maintenance, compliance and tracking of grants and contract;
·         Great interpersonal skills; ability to work with all levels of the organization from staff to Board Members;
·         Demonstrated ability to prepare and handle prospect management, prospect research and briefings, database inquiries and generate reports to grants and foundations;
·         Ability to assist in the cultivation of grants and foundations;
·         Resourceful, self-starter, willing to be open and proactive in the resolution of issues and communicates openly (internally, with grantees, partners, and donors);
·         Must have good attention to detail with thorough and accurate execution of assigned tasks.

Posting deadline is October 9, 2012. Please send resumes with cover letter attention Human Resources Manager at or by fax at 612-278-5242. No phone inquiries please. Summit Academy OIC is an EEO/AA Employer.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ameriprise - Marketing Internship

Focused on people, not just our bottom line.

Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions. You'll work with other talented people who share your passion for doing great work that's in the best interest of our clients. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office

  • and a difference in your community. So if you're talented, driven and want to work for a company that cares, put a rewarding career more within reach at Ameriprise Financial.
Responsibilities The Ameriprise Financial Marketing Summer Intern program offers participating individuals exposure to a broad range of marketing initiatives, along with the chance to gain direct experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Client Acquisition, Wealth Strategies and Field Engagement
  • Interactive Strategy and Marketing
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Financial Planning
Benefits and program support
  • Competitive wages
  • Develop professionally and personally
  • Challenging and significant work
  • Exposure to senior leaders
  • Network with peers and co-workers
  • Involvement in the community
  • Positioning for the future
  • Housing for out of state students (must meet housing qualifications)
Required Qualifications

  • Junior status with Marketing concentration preferred
  • GPA of 3.3 or above
  • Previous employment history; marketing experience preferred
  • High level of self-motivation with strong integrity and ethics
  • Ability to influence and strong relationship management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership focus with ability to drive results
  • Creative, strategic, and flexible skill sets
  • Interested in gaining broad experience
Apply online now.

AgStar Financial - INTERNSHIP: Marketing & Communications

Job Description:

This internship will require part-time work during the school year and full-time work over the summer break. Applicants must be current college students.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: The Brand Marketing & Communications Intern will provide support for implementing and developing marketing strategies relating to promotion, advertising, communications, promotions, media relations, events and other marketing tools to build the AgStar brand.  Works with other Brand Marketing team members to develop and implement programs that effectively support the organizations marketing strategies and enhance AgStar’s image. This position will also provide promotion and public relations assistance for events such as Farmfest and activities of the AgStar Fund.  Intern will work with many different market segments within the organization for exposure to a variety of products and services we offer and the many different management philosophies around each area of business.

This position must be:
·         working towards completing a Bachelors degree, with at least two years completed, in marketing/communications, business or equivalent – or,
·         working towards completion of an accredited Sales and Marketing, or Marketing program with at least one year completed. Specific hands-on marketing experience also desired. 
Solid verbal and written communication, organizational, problem solving, analytical, and influencing skills are required. Knowledge of farm production methods and products, a general understanding of farm business management, and finance preferred. The incumbent must demonstrate effective individual and team skills. The understanding of and ability to use various computer business programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

American Diabetes Association - Social Media/Marketing Internship (Unpaid)

The American Diabetes Association is proud to announce the availability of an Online Social Media and Marketing Analytics Internship at the Minneapolis, MN office. The intern will provide support to the Minnesota/North Dakota Area and report to the Executive Director.

The intern will assist with the ongoing performance monitoring and measurement of the Association’s online engagement campaigns across several major websites, email communications and online social media efforts. In particularly, the intern will monitor activities of the Stop Diabetes Movement- a brand campaign launched in 2009 and created to inspire and mobilize millions to take up the fight against this deadly disease. The position will interact with the event and programmatic staff and activities, the local board Marketing/Communications Chair Committee, The Social Marketing Firm Spyder Trap, and other stakeholders as appropriate.

Duration: Beginning in mid May through the end of the summer (dates and duration are negotiable, student can extend if willing.) Hours: 15-20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship but will be a learning experience and can fulfill credit requirements.


  • Currently enrolled in college/university
  • Understand of Internet trends and technologies.
  • Interest in how online social media works and how media communications strategies advance a public interest agenda and engage audiences.
  • Assist with media monitoring efforts, metrics collection and reporting.
  • Respond to queries for and regarding metrics reports and analysis.
  • Create and distribute reports for internal stakeholders.
Online applications are required. Visit our career site to apply .

GovDelivery - Marketing & Communications Intern

We're looking for a creative and super organized Marketing & Communications Intern with a “go-getter” attitude to help us launch several ambitious marketing campaigns for our growing company.

You will be responsible for developing engaging content for web and printed marketing materials as well as working on miscellaneous marketing research projects. You will get hands-on experience collaborating with other team members and managing deadlines & deliverables related to multiple inbound marketing channels. You will learn advanced digital marketing techniques for mid-size and growing businesses.

GovDelivery is one of the fastest growing software companies in the Twin Cities.  We're passionate about helping government entities around the world communicate more effectively with the public. Our growth into the #1 sender of government-to-citizen messages is fueled by our commitment to client satisfaction and technological innovation. We're looking for talented and experienced people to join us in advance of our next growth phase.

Join us to develop a rewarding career, work with top-notch people, and make a difference in the world by improving government-to-citizen communications.

This is a paid internship for 10 hours per week (flexible times) and runs through May 31, 2013.  Compensation will be tailored commensurate with candidate's experience and skills. GovDelivery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

What you will do

  • Generate content, including blog posts, email newsletters, etc.
  • Promote events & marketing campaigns via social media & online channels
  • Conduct market research & database management


  • Excellent writing, grammar, communication, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of social media and online marketing
  • Passion for marketing and online technology
  • Initiative, creativity and enthusiasm
  • Quick learner & multitask master
  • Driven to expand skills, set high goals & succeed
  • Fired up about tracking & implementing tasks

Preferred experience

  • Blogging about business or internet marketing
  • Marketing and/or sales
  • WordPress

Applications requirements

Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and online portfolio with at least 3 writing samples to

Apply online now.

Olson - Assistant Account Executive

Assist the account team and clients in harnessing the resources of the agency to ignite brand communities and thus grow the agency. The assistant’s focus should be on learning and understanding the client and agency business, managing day-to-day account business, and supporting the team in any way possible.

Connection Is All That Counts.

Essential Functions:

  • Internal project management.
  • Record keeping: conference reports, status reports, timelines, billing, etc.
  • Research: competitive information, trends, case studies, etc.
  • Production and execution: making sure things get done on time, on budget with no errors.
  • Office support: copying, binding, filing, shipping, meeting prep and clean-up.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Basic understanding of marketing communications principles and practices.
  • A sincere interest, if not passion for ideas and marketing communications.
  • Inquisitive, hunger to learn and willingness to work hard.
  • Career-minded, professional demeanor and poise.
  • Strong attention to detail/follow-through.
  • Self starter/self motivated.
  • Works well with others and alone.
  • Can-do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Reliable.
  • Resourceful, demonstrated problem solving skills and creativity.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Strong personal communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Asks for/accepts performance feedback.
  • Ability to work confidently and accurately with numbers
  • Technology literacy – Internet proficiency, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
Education & Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in advertising, public relations or communications. Ideal candidates would have completed a previous agency internship.

Apply online now

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Target - Marketing Internship

As a Marketing Intern, you’ll apply your Marketing, Analytical and Communication skills to a variety of Marketing initiatives and projects. You will see how Marketing Specialists take an active role in In-Store signing execution, Direct Marketing Campaigns, supporting Public Relations events, forecasting and analyzing campaign results, or facilitating Packaging projects from concept to delivery.

You will leverage key partnerships with Target Creative Studio, Merchandising, External Agencies and Media contacts to deliver strong campaigns, Target Branded Signing or packaging that drive guests to Target Stores and to Target products. As a Marketing Intern, you’ll take the lead as you….

- Manage and present a project on an assigned topic in one of the following areas: In Store Marketing, Packaging, Public Relations, Target.Com Marketing.
- Assist with the development of emerging channel marketing strategies including research, adoption and how they fit within the enterprise.
- Collaborate with internal teams such as Merchandising, Finance, Target Creative Studio, Communications, and Stores as well as many other experts throughout the organization.
- Receive support and mentorship from an experienced team member and partner with a manager on professional development.
- Become eligible for a full-time position


- Current student working towards a 4-year degree in Marketing or Advertising with strong academic performance (3.0 GPA or above)
- Demonstrated leadership, strong initiative, and decision-making skills
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
- Strong planning and organizational skills


Undergraduate interns are eligible for a number of benefits just for being a team member, including a 10 percent Team Member Discount, access to a toll-free NurseLine, access to the Target Health & Wellness Web site, access to the Team Member Life Resources, a resource offering free support and information, and discounts on a variety of other resources.

Apply online now.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Adsoka - Marketing Coordinator

Are you excited by smart marketing? Can you write? Do ideas energize you? Then apply for the Marketing Coordinator position at Adsoka by emailing a resume to No writing samples or large pdf portfolios needed at this stage.

We will ask you to write, edit and proofread while working to get to know the clients. Once you've established yourself, look for more client-facing opportunities to interview to help generate content for web, print, email marketing and social media contexts.  It is important that you bring your own voice and relevance to critiques and can offer brand-enhancing ideas that help realize business goals. You have an opinion about social media for brands.

You demonstrate high organization in your day-to-day work. As a self-starter you are driven to make things better. Work matters to you; you are confident and have the experience to prove it.
Adsoka, Inc.
1029 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Friday, September 21, 2012

AgStar Financial Services - Marketing Internship

Job Description:

This internship will require part-time work during the school year and full-time work over the summer break. Applicants must be current college students.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary purpose of this position is to support our internal and external communications as well as Public Relations needs.This entails working within the communications and human resource department to ensure the company’s internal communications are being met. This incumbent will also assist with other department projects and events as needed.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: This incumbent must be working towards completing a Bachelors degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field, with at least 2 years completed, or must be a recent graduate from one of these programs. Experience or training in advertising, PR, online marketing or similar field. Proven client service skills and effective team skills are essential. The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, and posses an understanding of basic media relations skills, an ability to interact professionally with clients, as well as good judgment.  Incumbent excels at research, possesses excellent writing skills and the ability to write to several audiences including the internal team, external clients.  Demonstrated organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and verbal communication skills are needed.

Apply online now.

Andersen Windows - Marketing Internship


Provide project support within the IT organization. Opportunity to participate on projects from sales, marketing, ordering through delivery and finance while establishing business processes aimed to support business results with key customers. Opportunity to learn about the enterprise Andersen Windows Information Technology function.

  • Opportunities to participate on projects in roles such as designing business processes, developing portal sites, developing and executing test scenarios, or developing business reports / business intelligence methods in support of delivering business value to our customers.
  • Compile and analyze data to make recommendations that result in delivering solid business solutions.
  • Apply theoretical learning to real-world problems.


  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor's program in Computer Science or Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Experience with business process design, ERP systems, web portal tools, testing tools or business reporting / data warehouse tools is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. 
Apply online now.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Account Executive, Investor Relations

Padilla Speer Beardsley is looking for an account executive with three-to-five years of business, finance or public relations experience to join its investor relations practice. The ideal candidate will have experience in communications and financial concepts. Candidates must possess excellent writing and project-management skills, and be detail-oriented.
Experience in media relations and/or corporate relations, financial services and/or with public relations agency would be plusses.

This AE will be responsible for the many day-to-day investor and public relations activities in the practice, including research, writing feature articles and news releases, as well as helping plan and implement internal and external communications programs. Candidates also should have a knack for taking a complex subject and simplifying it, along with an appreciation for basic financial concepts.

Padilla is a multispecialty firm with experts in integrated marketing communications, corporate reputation, investor relations, employee communications and crisis/critical issues management. We serve clients from a variety of industries, including agriculture, consumer products, financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail and technology.

Padilla is an employee-owned firm and Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer an exceptional work environment and benefits, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010. We’re a founding partner of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a consortium of 100 independently owned partner offices in 133 cities on six continents.

We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

Please send cover letter and resume referencing this job to Jan Olsen, Padilla Speer Beardsley, or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our website at

National Checking Company - Marketing Internship

Job Description Title Marketing Intern Department Marketing Reports to Marketing Manager Schedule Part Time approximately 15 – 20 hours per week during the hours of 7am to 4pm, M-F (flexible; arranged with Manager) Location 899 Montreal Circle, St. Paul, MN 55102 Wages $10 per hour

Position Summary Responsible for executing and fulfilling marketing and sales support initiatives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities ? Collate, fulfill and ship sales and marketing materials, mailers and handouts ? Enter order data into internal order management system, access database and/or Excel spreadsheets ? Print marketing materials and other documents using in-house technology ? Create and maintain positive relationships with key individuals (suppliers, sales reps, brokers, employees) ? Other duties as assigned
Additional Salary Information: Potential for hourly rate increase after 90 days 

Qualifications/Skills/Experience To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required ? Individuals must be a college student pursuing a Bachelors degree in business, marketing, communications, economics or related field ? Basic computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point

Success Attributes ? Excellent interpersonal skills and strong telephone etiquette ? Excellent time management skills ? Professional, flexible and positive team player that is self-directed and self-motivated ? Ability to effectively perform role using decision-making skills and other resources ? Willingness to learn new things ? Ability to communicate and in a professional manner ? Ability to prioritize multiple tasks ? Detail oriented

Apply online now.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Snip-its Corporation - Marketing Intern

The Snip-its Corporation is searching for an intern to join the marketing team. Snip-its Haircuts for Kids is a unique family-friendly salon that combines specially trained stylists specializing in children's hair care in a unique and entertaining environment. This is a part-time (20 hrs/week) paid internship that can also count towards academic credit with school approval.

Job Responsibilities
  • Contact and coordinate franchisee participation for various marketing programs
  • Proof seasonal campaigns and special requests from salons
  • Organize and edit monthly eNewsletter for franchisees 
  • Contribute to social media outlets with information about upcoming events, promotions, new salon openings, etc. 
  • Prepare various reports, including analysis of marketing campaigns
  • Develop and maintain marketing collateral filing system 
  • Assist Snip-its Support Team™ with special projects as requested
  • Handle incoming inquiries and phone calls

NOTES: Additional Salary Information: This is a part-time hourly position that can also count towards academic credit for current students with school approva

Preferred skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Must be working towards a degree in Marketing, Business or related field
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and complete them under time constraints
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, is proactive, detail oriented and a self-starter . 
Apply online now.

Freedom Foundation of Minnesota - Director of Development

The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota seeks a Director of Development to oversee fundraising efforts on behalf of this growing state-based, educational non-profit. This position will report directly to the CEO.

The Director of Development will:
  • Develop and implement a cohesive fundraising plan for the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota (FFM), including strategies for acquiring and developing on-going relationships with existing major donors; foundations; and corporations.
  • Work directly with the CEO to implement this fundraising plan and strategy, including making recommendations on how the CEO’s time can be most effectively utilized in fundraising capacity;
  • Identify and develop relationships with key individual donor prospects and record key information about these individuals and their interests;
  • Solicit current and prospective donors for financial support for FFM;
  • Interact courteously with donors and prospects through telephone calls, one-on-one visits, and written correspondence to keep them informed of our work;
  • Manage an aggressive direct mail program including high dollar prospecting;
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of special events;
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of quarterly Capitol Club events;
  • Gather and analyze data related to the effectiveness of various aspects of the fundraising plan;
  • Maintain the fundraising database to ensure current data on donors, gifts and prospects;
  • Maintain accurate database records including timely thank you notes and donor gifts as promised;
  • Maintain relationships and develop new prospects from charitable foundations that support the FFM;
  • Maintain relationships and develop new prospects with private corporations that currently support the FFM and seek funding from those groups through meetings and written proposals;
  • Recruit and supervise development interns as necessary.
The ideal candidate for this job will have the following attributes:
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds for organizations, especially not-for-profit organizations;
  • A creative, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to be a self-starter;
  • A minimum of five years of successful fundraising experience;
  • Experience with individual donors, foundations, and corporate donors;
  • Notable relationship building skills, and an outgoing, friendly personality;
  • Solid writing skills, including proficiency in writing proposals and grants and filing timely reports as required;
  • Ability to multi-task, organize numerous moving parts of a project, and meet all deadlines;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles of limited government, free enterprise and personal responsibility;
  • Experience with database and basic Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; and
  • A long-term commitment to making Minnesota a better place to live, work and start a business.
Some travel may be required for this position.
To Apply
To apply for this position, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials:
  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing: a) your sincere interest in this position and the mission of the organization, and b) your salary requirements
  • Writing sample
  • Two professional references
Materials should be emailed to Claire Kittle, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls please.

Apply online now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Feed My Starving Children - Communications Manager

Managing a team of staff and contractors, this position will develop and lead communication strategies, including publications, media relations, and social media, for Feed My Starving Children’s (FMSC) marketing department to keep constituents, media, and staff aware of key developments at FMSC and in food relief. The incumbent will act as chief writer/editor for print and online material key to cultivating generosity and loyalty among constituents, and will also support and guide local MobilePack event promotion.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Create effective strategies for annual communications plan and manage the day-to-day implementation.
  • Act as chief editor, content planner, and production manager of recurring publications, including monthly MANNA enewsletter, staff newsletter, annual report, and other periodicals.
  • Write, edit, and proof assigned pieces, including partner reports, direct mail appeals, blog posts, editorials and articles, position papers, presentations/speeches, education materials, and web content.
  • Supervise, develop, and manage performance of direct reports in marketing department.
  • Retain and provide work direction and supervision to external design, videography, and media/public relations vendors.
  • Write and distribute news releases, using media database to identify appropriate target media and pitch content. Monitor and collect media placements; measure results and generate reports as requested.
  • Manage media relations, responding to requests in a timely manner; coordinate interview and information requests with executives and staff; prepare them for media interactions; serve as FMSC spokesperson when necessary.
  • Guide MobilePack hosts in use of online tools, editing locally-produced materials and collaborating to maximize local event coverage.
  • Create and maintain an editorial Style Guide to ensure proper and consistent language and style usage; train staff and vendors as needed.
  • Create and maintain a press kit and media materials; build and maintain online ( newsroom.
  • Assist National Marketing Director in crisis/issues management with effective prepared statements, responses, and positions.
  • Monitor and assist in development of annual budget.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Experience and Qualifications:
  • Commitment to support, promote, and authentically communicate FMSC’s Christian mission and goals.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, English, Communications, or related major.
  • 5-10 years of experience in communications, public relations, news media or media relations.
  • 3-5 years of experience in team leadership and management, preferably in a creative communications environment or role; proven ability to develop employees to a high level of performance.
  • Strong and fast writing skills with ability to communicate complex topics concisely; versatility to write either AP news or promotional style in a variety of genres, formats, and media.
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal communication, and collaboration skills; ability to professionally interact with all levels of internal and external contacts and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines and change.
  • Excellent judgment in high-stakes situations that require a balance of transparency and discretion.
  • Self-starter; ability to work well independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment; willing to work as needed outside a typical work day and week.
  • Advanced competencies with Microsoft Office.
Other Details: Salaried position. Typical workweek is Monday – Friday during daytime business hours. Some evening and weekend hours required. Supervised by National Marketing Director.

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and three samples of work to, noting “Communications Manager” & you first & last name in the email subject line. Preferred samples include a news release, pitch letter/email, and a media placement; a full portfolio will be requested of those invited to interview. Position is open until filled.

Feed My Starving Children - Graphic Designer

This position will design marketing and communications materials, including print and electronic pieces and basic multi-media, to effectively tell Feed My Starving Children’s (FMSC) story and share its mission, and will collaborate with the Marketing team on strategies and act as a liaison to other departments.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design print and electronic marketing and communications materials, observing FMSC quality standards and guidelines; obtain final approval from supervisor and, if necessary, National Marketing Director.
  • Produce and edit basic multi-media, such as Prezi and PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Maintain FMSC’s photo library and all files, databases, resources and materials related to areas of work.
  • Assist in overseeing FMSC brand compliance and update materials as necessary for highest quality brand assurance.
  • Communicate with vendors to obtain bids and coordinate the production of marketing materials.
  • Coordinate assembly and distribution of marketing materials to FMSC sites as requested / directed.
  • Collaborate with Marketing team to brainstorm and plan strategy and creative approach.
  • Act as liaison and project lead to internal departments for assigned marketing and communications needs.
  • Research and stay abreast of new and/or cost-effective tools, and learn new technology and platforms as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
  • Commitment to support, promote and authentically communicate about FMSC’s Christian mission and goals.
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or other related field (or equivalent experience) AND at least 2 years of experience with print and electronic design in communications or marketing-related environment.
  • Advanced competencies with graphic design software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite - Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop), multi-media platforms (e.g. Final Cut, Prezi, DropBox, Lightroom, etc.), social media functions, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent creative abilities, written and verbal communication skills, and sound judgment.
  • Self-starter; ability to work well independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship-building, and collaboration skills; ability to work in a team environment, accept feedback, and act as a liaison to other departments.
  • Schedule: Salaried position. Workweek is generally Monday - Friday during daytime business hours.
  • Supervisor: Communications Manager
To Apply:
  • Email cover letter, resume and a link to your online portfolio to, noting “Graphic Designer” & your first & last name in the email subject line.
  • Position is open until filled.
  • Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to provide a full portfolio at the time of the interview.

Ramsey County - Communications Associate

To create promotional and informational materials to advertise the department's facilities, programs, services and events; to perform graphic design activities, including assisting with the design and maintenance of the department's website and database updating; to design multi-media communications including the production of newsletters; to perform related public relations and communication activities; to develop and implement social media strategies; to create and manage online customer surveys and to perform other related duties as assigned.

 Examples of Work Performed:  

• Create brochures or other informational pieces through the use of desktop publishing software or other methods.

• Facilitate the design, maintenance, and updating of the department's web site and database; prepare narratives, graphics and photographs for inclusion in the website based on information solicited from department staff.

• Formulate and manage social media campaigns and day-to-day activities in consultation with department staff including promotion of departmental services and programs through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

• Solicit news stories and write articles for the department's staff newsletter.

• Assist in developing presentations to be used in briefing departmental or County personnel, elected officials, and the community about specific projects, events, or activities.

• Assist in promoting and organizing programs and events.

• Design and produce signs for the department.

• Design and execute department promotional displays.

• Design multi-media communications.

• Create and manage online customer surveys to assess user preferences and evaluate department performance.

• May answer phones, and perform other tasks, such as keyboarding, filing, and providing information to other employees, the public, or vendors, either orally or in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in English, graphics, visual design, mass communications, journalism, or a closely related field.


Note: Any combination of postsecondary education in English, graphics, visual design, mass communications, website design and administration or a closely related field; and/or experience in designing publications, newsletters, desktop publishing, websites or other activities related to the production of promotional, communication or marketing pieces, totaling four years may substitute for the Bachelor's degree.

Required at Entry:
• Knowledge of the principles of public relations and communication through print and electronic media.
• Knowledge of conversion and uploading of Website materials, use of web content management systems, and Microsoft Office.
• Knowledge of event or program planning (depending upon assignment).
• Skilled in the use of printers, scanners, and other variety of visual and graphic tools.
• Ability to effectively use design software including Quark-Xpress and Adobe Illustrator, In Design, and Photoshop.
• Ability to translate others' ideas into design sketches and layouts.
• Ability to use tools, such as Signmate, HTML, JavaScript, CGI Scripting and CSS Style Sheet Development.
• Ability to use hardware to create signs.
• Ability to show ease and creativity in writing.
• Ability to develop a variety of informational pieces such as posters, flyers and brochures.
• Ability to research specific program areas, identify sources of information and obtain necessary information.
• Ability to use online survey tools and effectively communicate survey results in narrative and graphic formats.
• Ability to use social networking tools and sites to effectively promote a department's services and events.
• Ability to perform organizational and detail work.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
• Ability to conduct an effective interview.
• Ability to develop and manage websites to ensure ease of use and clarity of communication.

Required at Full Performance:
• Knowledge of the department's organization, mission, and relevant policy and procedures.
• Knowledge of assigned program areas and relevant sources of information.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with departmental and other County employees, elected officials, community groups, vendors, and media.
• Ability to gather data used in the evaluation of program effectiveness.
• Ability to identify long range goals and establish steps to reach those goals.

Apply online now.