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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Summit Academy OIC seeking temporary Special Events and Development Coordinator

Summit Academy OIC, a non-profit adult education and vocational training center, is seeking a temporary Special Events and Development Coordinator to work approximately 25-40 hours per week from 3/1/12 until as late as 7/1/2012. This position will be responsible for working with the Development and Marketing team to create, manage and implement several upcoming special events including the Annual Golf Classic Tournament and approx. six donor house parties; with subsequent follow up, administrative and development related communications.  

The ideal candidate would have varied skills and capabilities, including the following:
  • ·       Demonstrated event management and planning experience; additional donor development and fundraising experience is a plus.
  • ·         Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills, with the ability to produce thorough and accurate work.
  • ·         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.
  • ·         Excellent oral and written interpersonal communication skills.
  • ·         Effectively deal with staff, volunteers and donors; different personalities and work styles.
  • ·         Ability to work independently and demonstrate ability to make informed decisions and take bold and thoughtful initiative as required.
  • ·     Familiarity with and use of Sage Fundraising 50 software is a plus, as is comfortable understanding and use of spreadsheets, databases and reporting tools.
  • Salary is $17.00 per hour. Valid Driver’s license and clean criminal background check 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 hresources@saoic.org or by fax at 612-278-5242. No phone inquiries please. SAOIC public website: http://www.saoic.org/

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Graphic Design/Art Director Intern,

We have a paid internship opportunity for a full-time graphic designer/art director in Padilla’s growing creative group. This is not a “make copies and mount artwork” assignment. This is a sweet opportunity to use your talents on a variety of challenging print and interactive projects for fun clients, while working with a team of dynamic, gifted people.

Interested candidates should submit a portfolio that shows:

·         A range of creative work.
·         Conceptual strength.
·         Stunning design skills.
·         Solid design-software capabilities. 

Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is a must. Interactive experience is a plus.

Padilla offers an exceptional work environment. We are an employee-owned firm, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010.

Our clients span various industries, including technology, consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, retail, financial and more.

We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have a lot of fun. And we’re seeking adventurous individuals who want to grow with us.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter referencing this position, along with their resume and digital samples, to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, resumes@padillaspeer.com, or at 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our website at www.padillaspeer.com.

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Summer Internship

Padilla Speer Beardsley is looking for college students and recent graduates with public relations or other communications-related experience to work full-time in our summer internship program. This is a paid internship and a great opportunity to work inside the public relations industry. Summer interns tackle a wide variety of projects and serve different practice areas across the company.
Responsibilities may include:

·         Writing news, product and personnel releases.
·         Research.
·         Onsite event support.
·         Vendor coordination.
·         Creating and editing media lists.
·         Making media verification calls.
·         Organizing clips.
·         Tracking incoming trade publications. 

Candidates must have excellent writing skills and media relations experience, as well as one or two previous internships or volunteer experiences in public relations, journalism or marketing communications. 

Padilla offers an exceptional work environment. We are an employee-owned firm, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010.

Our clients span various industries, including technology, consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, retail, financial and more.

We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have a lot of fun. And we’re seeking adventurous individuals who want to grow with us.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter referencing this position, along with their resume and digital samples, to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, resumes@padillaspeer.com, or at 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our website at www.padillaspeer.com.


Friday, February 24, 2012

CycleQuest Studio - Marketing Internship

The Twin Cities premier indoor cycling studio located in Eden Prairie, MN – www.cyclequeststudio.com. The studio is privately owned and the main focus is providing an excellent customer service fitness environment while maintaining an intimate community focused atmosphere.

Cultural Fit:
If you are a highly motivated and energetic individual with an appetite for fitness marketing and continual learning, this would be a great place to kick start your career.  We are in need of a self-starter that is motivated by reaching team goals and working collaboratively to achieve them. 
Responsibilities:
Assist the studio owners with social media marketing, promotions and administrative activities. Interact with customers providing a welcoming environment.
 Day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-          Social media marketing
-          Website enhancement and optimization
-          Fitness industry research
-          Run studio front desk for customer check-in
-          Open/close studio
-          Assist with studio operations
Qualifications:
-          Fitness enthusiast
-          Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
-          Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
-          Business, Marketing, Communications for Fitness major
Scope:
This position will be spanning from March through May 2012 with possibility for extension.  Average of 8 hours or 3 days per week during this time. There will be a need for flexibility in hours based on studio schedule and marketing promotions.
Benefits:
-          Social media marketing experience in a startup company environment
-          Free cycling classes
-          Job networking

This is a non-paying internship position
Send resumes to Joe Ducosin - joe@cyclequeststudio.com to apply.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Snow Communications - Seeking Account Executive

Snow Communications is seeking to hire an Account Executive with solid (2-5 years) agency or corporate experience to work with our roster of blue chip and early stage clients. If you have excellent writing, editing and media relations skills, experience in strategic and tactical planning of client campaigns, familiarity with social media marketing channels, and flawless execution skills, then we want to hear from you. Self-starters with a desire to grow professionally will excel here. Competitive salary and benefits.

Apply online now.

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Account Supervisor, Agribusiness


Padilla Speer Beardsley is seeking a dynamic, creative and driven account supervisor to join our Agribusiness practice. Candidates must have:
  • Strong public relations experience, primarily in a B2B setting and/or with trade media relations. Experience in crop protection chemicals and/or agricultural industry is highly preferred.
  • Ten-plus years of total experience, with two-plus years of experience leading large accounts within an agency.
  • Successful experience in developing, planning and executing B2B programs.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven ability to apply strategic thinking that adds value to the client's business.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster innovative thinking and ideas, and to effectively manage and mentor staff.
  • Experience in integrated communications, including social media.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Actively managing agribusiness accounts day-to-day, including strategy, planning, budgeting, and leading account/projects.
  • Building strong relationships with clients and industry leaders.
  • Developing creative ideas, writing strategic plans and giving presentations.
To be successful at this job, the account supervisor must prioritize multiple demands on his/her time. She/he must be able to travel 20 to 30 percent of the time while effectively managing teams and exceeding client expectations.

The account supervisor will be expected to grow and support existing accounts by consistently delivering excellent client service, and meeting public relations challenges on time and within budget. We measure progress by client retention, revenue growth and new business development.

Padilla offers an exceptional work environment and benefits. We are an employee-owned firm, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010.

Our clients span various industries, including technology, consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, retail, financial and more. Our staff includes experts in marketing communications, crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, media relations and public affairs.

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

Interested candidates should send a cover letter referencing this position, along with their resume, to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, resumes@padillaspeer.com, or at 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our website at www.padillaspeer.com.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mentoring Peace Through Art - Communications Coordinator Intern

Mentoring Peace Through Art:

Fosters the leadership of youth through art projects

Forges strong communities by fighting fear and apathy

Fulfilling the expectations of the public that art works



Duties Include:

·         Create overall communications/public relations plan for fast growing non-profit organization with initiatives in social media, youtube, web site, traditional press and new digital journalism

·         Resource/implement elements of the plan

·         Maintain activities necessary to achieve plan goals



Required Qualifications:

·         Four-year degree in Marketing, Communications or related field completed or in progress

·         Excellent project management skills

·         Team-oriented, collaborative and resilient

·         Excellent oral and written communications skills

·         Exceptional editing skills



Recommended Qualifications:

·         Social media strategy experience

·         Blog experience

·         Demonstrated ambition



How to Apply:

·         By March 16, 2012, send cover letter and resume to:  info@mentoringpeace.org

Monday, February 20, 2012

Minnesota State Fair - Public Relations Intern


Reports to: Communications Supervisor

Timeframe: Late May/early June through September 3, 2012

Pay Rate: $10/hour (most weeks will be 40 hours, more during peak activity times)

Job Summary: Support State Fair public relations, marketing and media relations efforts

Essential Functions:
·         Assist with generating story ideas, scheduling interviews, conducting research and answering questions for media.
·         Monitor broadcast and print media coverage of the State Fair.
·         Assist in producing media kit and other miscellaneous publications.
·         Assist with media credentials and parking database program.
·         Support vendors, exhibitors and other fair stakeholders with media relations.
·         Assist with proofreading and editing written materials.
·         Assist in the organization, inventory and maintenance of press clippings and database.
·         Respond to guest inquiries via Fair Info e-mail.
·         Complete numerous writing projects as assigned.
·         Work extra daily hours and periods with no days off during peak activity times (must be available to work Aug. 18 through Sept. 3).

Additional Responsibilities
·         Complete special projects as assigned.
·         Assist in other areas of marketing division as needed.
·         Assist with tasks as assigned by immediate supervisor or deputy general manager.

Qualifications
·         High school graduate and have or are working toward a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, business communications or a related area of study.
·         Computer skills and writing experience.
·         Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
·         Customer service skills.
·         Valid driver’s license.

Application Process
·         Send a cover letter, resume, references and three writing samples in a Microsoft Word, PDF or web link format to employment@mnstatefair.org.
·         No phone calls or walk-in inquiries will be accepted.
·         We will only respond to applicants who are interviewed for the position.
·         Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2012

Minnesota State Fair - Social Media & Marketing Intern


Social Media & Marketing Intern Posting (2/17/12)

Reports to: Marketing & Communications Services Specialist

Timeframe: Late May/early June through September 3, 2012

Pay Rate: $10/hour (most weeks will be 40 hours; more during peak activity times)

Job Summary: Support State Fair public relations, marketing and guest relations efforts through social media, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other sites.

Essential Functions:
·         Coordinate, create and produce written material for fair’s social media sites.
·         Monitor social media conversations and fair’s online social media presence.
·         Produce video campaign for fair’s YouTube channel.
·         Compose and produce Daily News, the fair’s internal newsletter.
·         Complete miscellaneous writing projects as assigned.
·         Work extra daily hours and periods with no days off during peak activity times (must be able to work Aug. 18 through Sept. 3).

Additional Responsibilities
·         Complete special projects as assigned.
·         Assist in other areas of marketing division as needed.
·         Assist with tasks as assigned by immediate supervisor or Deputy General Manager.

Qualifications
·         High school graduate and have or are working toward a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, business communications or a related area of study.
·         Computer skills and social media experience.
·         Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
·         Customer service experience.
·         Valid driver’s license.

Application Process
·         Send a cover letter, resume, references, writing samples and examples of social media usage in a Microsoft Word, PDF or web link format to employment@mnstatefair.org.
·         No phone calls or walk-in inquiries will be accepted.
·         We will only respond to applicants who are interviewed for the position.
·         Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2012