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Monday, December 31, 2012

Volunteer Committee Member - Laugh Out Loud Twin Cities 2013

Laugh Out Loud Twin Cities (LOLTC) is a premiere fundraising event benefiting Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare that had its inaugural year in 2012.  LOLTC is not your traditional gala.   It is a night of comedy and philanthropy.  The fundraising opportunities within the event are unique, fun and engaging. 

Our inaugural year of 2012 was an incredible success!  We had nearly 600 people in attendance, raised $300,000 and our headlining talent was the nationally known comedian and actor Martin Short. 

Currently we are working on our national comedic talent for 2013 and putting together a planning committee for another successful event.  LOLTC 2013 will be held at the brand new hotel, Radisson Blu at the Mall of America on September 28, 2013.

VOLUNTEER JOB – LOLTC Committee Member
We are currently recruiting committee members to volunteer their time and talents to sit on the planning and execution committee for LOLTC 2013. 

Committee members need to have availability to attend the majority of the meetings or, the ability to teleconference into the meetings.  Meetings will be held once a month for 1.5 hours (dates & times TBD by committee) February through September.  The Committee will also need to be available the day and evening of the event, or possibly meet more often closer to the event date.  Possible sub-committee work may be needed.

·         Plan fundraiser elements
·         Participate in sub-committee work such as:
o   Wine Toss Committee
o   Mystery Box Committee
o   Live Auction Committee
o   Prize Walk Committee
o   Decoration Committee
·         Solicit in-kind donations of goods, services and event sponsorships
·         Connect Gillette Children’s LOLTC Committee with people who can help with our mission
·         Assist in execution the day of the event


For more information or to express interest please contact JoLanne Hanson, Events Officer at 651-229-1739 or

Friday, December 28, 2012

Saint Mary’s University Schools of Graduate & Professional Programs - Associate Vice President, University Relations

Job summary:
Saint Mary’s University is seeking an experienced, dynamic university relations leader for its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs.  This position is responsible for establishing and executing strategic marketing and communication plans, community relations initiatives for the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP).  This position leads a team to increase visibility, foster key partnerships and develop marketing and communications strategy. This individual provides advice and counsel to the Senior Vice President, University Advancement relative to community relations and marketing opportunities.

University Relations-SGPP is a department of University Advancement and the AVP reports to the Senior Vice President, University Advancement.  The AVP works closely with the Vice President, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs.

Critical relations: Senior Vice President University Advancement; Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications, College; Vice President, Development;  Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations; Director of Admissions; Vice President, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs

Position responsibilities:
  • Increase visibility for the SGPP through dynamic and creative outreach to the University’s friends and the general public
  • Collaborate with the Senior Vice President, University Advancement and the Vice President of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs to advance University objectives
  • Serve as the public spokesperson of SGPP to the media
  • Represent the University at events and activities in the greater Twin Cities and Phillips Neighborhood communities
  • Collaborate with the AVP, Alumni Relations in engaging the National Alumni Board of Directors
  • Manage and coordinate the University’s federal government and corporate relations initiatives in collaboration with the Vice President, Development Foster good relations with Minnesota and Twin Cities area municipal authorities
  • Assist the Vice President of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs in working with the various advisory boards of the SGPP
  • Support the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership in marketing the annual Hendrickson Forum
  • Develop and maintain functional budgets

Direction of Others:
Direct responsibility for managing Director of Marketing, Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Web and New Media Coordinator, and Internal Communications Assistant Director.

Ensure effective organization structure and staffing to achieve organizational goals.  Responsible for individual and team development in addition to performance management.  Provide direction to other leaders in support of organizational strategy and objectives.

Essential skills/functions:
  • Excellent written, presentation, oral communications and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to counsel senior management
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate and influence others
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, have excellent judgment and be able to work in a changing environment
  • Proven ability to identify new and innovative ways to communicate with both internal and external audiences
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with key stakeholders
  • Partner cross-functionally with department leaders to ensure the realization of institutional goals
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, government relations, and marketing programs to advance the organization's mission and goals
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
  • Experience in building, mentoring and coaching a team of specialists
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Self reliant, good problem solver, results oriented
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact and operate both strategic and tactical initiatives
  • Experience in budget development and management
  • Passion and support of the University’s mission
Minimum education and experience:
The ideal candidate will have an MBA or masters degree in business, marketing, communication or a relevant field, have a minimum of 10 years marketing and communication experience, as well as experience in a higher education setting.  Candidate should have experience in community and government relations.  The successful candidate should have experience working for complex organizations and have successfully led teams and advanced organizational goals and priorities.  The candidate should be highly motivated and enjoy collaborating with others.

To apply, contact:
Flaun Cline, Tunheim

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mall of America - Public Relations Intern

•Sitting – frequently, 60% of time spent on computers, phones and filing systems
•Walking – frequently, 40% of time
•Perform repetitive motion (using keyboard) - frequently, 80% of time
•Reach at or below shoulder level - frequently, 80% of time
•Stand and move - frequently, 70% of time
•Stoop and squat - frequently, 60%
•Lifting/carry up to 20 pounds – occasionally, 30% of time
•Kneel and bend - occasionally, 30% of time
•Reach at or above shoulder level – occasionally, 30% of time

Responsible for assisting the Public Relations department in promoting Mall of America. Candidates should have strong writing and communication skills.Some public relations experience is preferred.

•Assist in writing press materials, pitching and updating online media room
•Assist with media crews working in the Mall
•Assist with general PR needs including ordering necessary supplies, generating documents, record keeping, filing, etc.
•Research creative and innovative ideas to promote MOA and MOA events
•Answer guest’s questions and provide assistance when needed
•Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the facility

•Perform other duties as assigned

•Pursuing a degree in Public Relations or Journalism
•Strong knowledge of computer and word processing applications
•Some knowledge of using social media tools such as Flickr, Facebook and Twitter
•Good verbal and written communication skills
•Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
•Assertive with a “can do” attitude and able to work independently as well as be a team player
•Must be able to securely transport materials needed for media interviews and segments from the Mall of America (or another specified site) to various locations in the Twin Cities metro area

Mall of America - Public Relations Fashion Intern

•Sitting – frequently, 50% of time
•Walking – frequently, 50% of time
•Perform repetitive motion (using keyboard) - frequently, 80% of time
•Reach at or below shoulder level - frequently, 80% of time
•Stand and move - frequently, 70% of time
•Stoop and squat - frequently, 60%
•Lifting/carry up to 50 pounds – frequently, 60% of time
•Kneel and bend - frequently, 60% of time
•Reach at or above shoulder level – frequently, 80% of time

PURPOSE: Responsible for assisting the Public Relations department in promoting Mall of America and working closely with Mall of America’s Trend Specialist. Candidates should have strong interest in fashion as well as strong writing and communication skills.Experience in fashion, trends and retail is preferred.

•Work closely with Mall retailers to pull and return merchandise for media segments
•Escort trend specialist to local TV and radio stations for media interviews and segments
•Securely transport materials needed for media interviews and segments from the Mall of America (or another specified site) to various locations in the Twin Cities metro area
•Research and advise Mall of America on upcoming fashion and entertainment trends
•Assist with media segment planning
•Assist in styling outfits for fashion segments
•Book models for media segments
•Assist in writing blog posts and doing research for posts for MOA Blog
•Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the facility
•Answer guest’s questions and provide assistance when needed

•Strong interest in fashion, trends and pop culture
•Pursuing a degree in public relations, journalism or fashion
•Strong knowledge of computer and word processing applications
•Good verbal and written communication skills
•Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
•Assertive with a “can do” attitude and able to work independently as well as be a team player 

Apply online now.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Arthritis Foundation - Special Events Coordinator

This position is responsible for expanding the Foundation’s fundraising capacity and awareness through planning and implementation of local special events. The incumbent is expected to build and maintain relationships with event stakeholders, manage event volunteers and committees, and manage event logistics.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The Arthritis Foundation, Upper Midwest Region seeks applicants for a Special Events Coordinator. Responsibilities include: 1) Organize and manage local special event planning; 2) Ensure seamless execution of event logistics; 3) Manage event volunteer, committee and intern staffing, recruitment, supervision and training; 4) Assist with development projects to expand the Foundation’s fundraising capacity; and 5) Tactfully and professionally serve as a representative of the Foundation with all internal and external stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications or business management or equivalent experience.
One or more years of experience coordinating fundraising events or equivalent experience.
Six months or more experience supervising volunteers, interns or staff.
Proven success in sales and marketing, fundraising, corporate solicitation or equivalent experience.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to engage and inspire diverse audiences and speak effectively in public forums.
Experience with Microsoft Office suite.
Excellent organizational skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Physical ability to lift and load heavy supplies for transport to and from special events, up to 50 pounds.
Availability to travel and attend events outside normal business hours.
Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
Professionalism, confidentiality and enthusiasm for developing strong community relationships.

Desirable Qualifications
Event planning/management certificate or equivalent experience.
Three or more years of experience coordinating fundraising events or equivalent experience.
One or more years of experience supervising event volunteers, interns or staff.
Experience with CRM/fundraising software such as Raiser’s Edge.
Experience managing project budgets and monitoring expenditures.
Familiar with the processes, procedures and mission of the Arthritis Foundation, Upper Midwest Region.

How to Apply
To apply for this position mail, fax, or email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Arthritis Foundation Upper Midwest Region
Attn: Miranda Harrison
1876 Minnehaha Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55104
fax: 651-229-4219

To be considered an applicant, please submit all requested materials. If you fail to do this, your application materials may not be accepted. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. This position will be available until filled.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jungle Red Salon~Spa~Gallery - Marketing/PR Internship

Jungle Red Salon~Spa~Gallery is located on the edge of downtown Minneapolis, between Loring Park and Nicollet Ave. We have a fun and comfortable atmosphere in a funky and unique environment.

We are a full service salon, providing natural nail services, massage, facials, full body and facial waxing, and of course the full range of hair services... including extensions. We take pride in offering top of the line products to our customers, many of which are paraben and sulfate free, and organic or contain natural ingredients.

We are consistently hosting and sponsoring events in our community and in our salon, including fundraisers, art shows, fashions shows, photo shoots, and neighborhood/community events. Our last fashion show was "Poolside" by Vita.MN at Calhoun Beach Club where we will provided all the hair and makeup. Our last fundraiser was our 10th Annual "Treasure for Teens" where we raised money for Avenues for Homeless Youth.

Jungle Red Salon~Spa~Gallery is currently looking for a part time public relations/marketing intern to assist in building media relations, marketing the salon and promoting events. Hours are 10 hours a week, they can be flexible but must commit to the same schedule.

  • Must Possess skills in writing and interpersonal relations
  • Must be professional, responsible, and be able to multi-task
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Maintain media contact database.
  • Assist in generating story leads for web blog.
  • Assist in writing press releases as needed.
  • Event planning and promotion.
  • Promoting salon via social media (Facebook, LinkedIn Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest, etc).
  • Create promos/ads using Adobe Photoshop or similar.
  • Maintain accounts with publications and relationships with surrounding apartments, businesses, and associations.
This is an ideal opportunity for a student majoring in the Communications, Marketing or Public Relations field, or for a graduate looking to gain experience in the field, or for someone looking for a fun side project!

Please send resume (including email address and contact number) to Lien at

CommonBond Communities - Special Events Intern

CommonBond Communities, a nationally recognized provider of affordable housing and support services for residents, is looking for a part time individual to work as a Special Events and Development Intern. This internship offers a broad range of hands-on learning opportunities in a large development office. Internship is open for school year.

1) Collaborate with CommonBond staff on event planning, logistics and implementation for the annual GrandeGala.
a) Work with Associate Vice President to recruit sponsors and donors to the GrandeGala.
b) Assist with item solicitation, donor relations and item pick up
c) Assist with data entry and event tracking in Raiser’s Edge database
d) Work with Volunteer Manager in recruiting and training volunteers for GrandeGala
e) Maintain event registration information, including tracking of fees and/or gifts procured
f) Participate in steering committee meetings fostering good communication and positive relationships with donors and volunteers
2) Work with Development Officer on grant research and preparation of materials for grant applications and reports.
3) Assist in strategy and implementation of year end solicitations i.e., phone-a-thon management, mailings, staff solicitation, etc.
4) Provide event support for fundraising and cultivation events
5) Organize and lead corporate group projects
6) Other duties and responsibilities depending on general departmental needs.

1) Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite
2) Have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
3) Be responsible, diligent, and able to be directed
4) Ability to work independently
5) Strong communication skills and the ability to interact with the public
6) Strong organizational skills with a high degree of attention to detail, accuracy and follow up
7) Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
8) Flexible team worker

1) Ability to sit for extended periods of time
2) Ability to type data into a computer
3) Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
4) Ability to complete filing
5) Ability to climb stairs regularly

CommonBond Communities
328 W Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN. 55102

CommonBond Communities is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer
Employees and residents are encouraged to apply.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Snap Agency seeks a digital marketing intern for a part time position with flexible hours

Snap Agency is a division of Probus OneTouch, an Inc 500/5000 eCommerce company that is recognized as one of the most successful Internet companies in the United States. Snap specializes in eCommerce and digital marketing services for small and mid-sized companies.

This is a part time position. The intern will be responsible for assisting with marketing efforts of Snap Agency. This position requires knowledge of social media, digital marketing, Google Apps, Mailchimp and Microsoft Office.

        Assist with outbound marketing efforts
        Assist Lead Community Manager with social media campaigns
        Assist designers with website building
        Assist in basic PR efforts for clients

        Must be a junior or senior standing majoring in Business, Communications, Marketing or related field.
        Excellent working knowledge of social media, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, basic web design principles, SEO and SEM
        Be a self starter with a commitment to excellence and client service with strong problem solving capabilities
        Be a team player and willing to do what it takes for our team to exceed expectations
        Sales experience a plus but not required

This list is non exhaustive and not limited to duties and qualifications listed.

Please send resume and cover letter to: