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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association - COMMUNICATIONS & EDUCATION COORDINATOR



Who We Are
The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) is a dynamic and evolving nonprofit trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the renewable biofuels industry in Minnesota.  We collaborate with a variety of stakeholders including those in the agricultural, educational and consumer sectors.  MBA stimulates constructive conversations about the role of biofuels and supports research aimed at informing consumers and other target audiences about the role of renewable biofuels for today and tomorrow and how biofuels tangibly help Minnesotans decrease dependence on petroleum while improving environmental quality, increasing energy security and enhancing local and regional economic development.

Objectives
Working with the Executive Director and other designated MBA Team Members, the Communications & Education Coordinator (CEC) will select lead stories and also craft original, timely, on point messages to reach and engage MBA target groups.  Information content will be disseminated through existing and evolving social media platforms (for example, MBA website, Facebook, Flickr and Twitter) and yet to be created communication channels.  The CEC, working in cooperation with MBA Team Members, will also support a variety of educational and outreach initiatives aimed at further building a base of supporters across all of Minnesota.  In addition to retaining and expanding the base of support for MBA initiatives, the CEC is charged with converting potential members to various membership categories, managing interns and volunteers and coordinating a variety of project initiatives in cooperation with MBA members, stakeholders and other educational and partner organizations.

Position Description
We are seeking  a well-organized professional CEC with strong critical thinking skills and an authentic passion for renewable energy ingredients and biofuels to join our creative, advocacy oriented, high energy Team.  The CEC should have some practical understanding about today’s biofuels and the ability to function in a nimble organization that works to keep one step ahead of the news making issues.  Given MBA’s commitment to providing cost-effective value added services for its members, the learning curve for the CEC, and position responsibilities, will develop and deepen in a relatively short time.  Qualities of an outstanding CEC will include these elements:  strong project planning, implementation and management skills; superior writing and communication skills; excellent strategic, critical thinking and problem solving skills; ability to work independently with initiative and self managed deadlines; strong decision-making skills; solid judgment; and an innate sense of pace and urgency. Equally important is the ability to work productively and proactively, both independently and as part of our Team.

Responsibilities Include
Administrative
$             Schedule meetings, maintain calendar and prepare reports.
$             Provide other administrative and creative support as assigned by the Executive Director.
$             Manage communication and education budgets.

Project Creation and Management
$             Lead, manage and execute an ongoing and integrated media campaign (assist with drafting communication pieces; coordinate advertising programs; leverage the stories of MBA members as well as the features,


advantages and benefits of biofuels; maintain and refresh the MBA website and related communication tools; and develop and support other communication channels).
$             Assist the Executive Director in responding to incoming media requests in a manner that is timely and consistent with the overall communications and MBA messaging and branding strategy.
$             Manage an existing database and create targeted blogger, journalist and other media lists and track communications campaigns to help evolve projects to meet MBA objectives.
$             Serve as a liaison between MBA and key stakeholders to ensure the successful coordination and production of timely deliverables and targeting of effective messages.
$             Develop strategies and implement action plans to maintain and update the content for the MBA website.
$             Identify key trade shows and other events and activities that can be leveraged by MBA and create new events and activities to spotlight the benefits of biofuels and engage a broad range of stakeholders consistent with the strategic communications and membership recruitment plan.
$             Contribute to the ongoing enhancement of, and coordinate and operate, a membership system and the database so as to provide timely communications, engage members and post high retention rates.
$             Review, edit, and provide design assistance to the MBA Team, as requested, for materials used in conjunction with, for example, special events, conferences, workshops, board meetings and fundraising activities.
$             Prepare or edit, as requested by the Executive Director, speeches, talking points, presentation materials, memoranda, and other project documents.
$             Serve as a liaison between MBA and educational partners to ensure the successful coordination and timely delivery of projects consistent with the strategic plan.
$             Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications and Experience
$             BA degree.
$             At least 3 years of experience with communications, membership support and educational project coordination or management, or some combination, preferably in a trade association or other nonprofit organization.
$             Demonstrated project management experience.
$             Proven ability to manage several projects at once and work well in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
$             Excellent strategic and critical thinking skills.
$             Superior writing skills.
$             Strong analytical, coordination and budget management skills.
$             Ability to multi-task and continually re-prioritize.
$             Ability to create, operate and maintain database and other computer operating systems.
$             Ability to work under limited supervision.
$             Self-starter who works independently with initiative and self managed deadlines.
$             Proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
$             Strong member focus and attention to detail.
$             Can do, positive attitude and a team orientation.
$             Strong understanding of trade organizations or other nonprofits.
$             Experience working cross functionally in a nimble, growing and evolving organization.
$             Adept at creative thinking and problem solving.
$             Persuasive and able to succinctly communicate ideas.
$             Working knowledge of website management and graphic design software or layout concepts.
$             High level of proficiency with Corel Software (WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, Presentations).

How to Apply


Interested candidates should send a resume and thoughtful cover letter describing your specific qualifications, salary requirements and interest in the position to trudnicki@mnbiofuels.org . Include the position title and the website or other source where the posting was listed in your subject line. Please, no telephone inquiries.  Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Schwan Food Company - Marketing Intern Summer 2014

Description


Marketing Intern
Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc. | Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.| Schwan’s Food Service, Inc.
The subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company have created and developed some of the nation's most recognized and successful brands, such as the Red Baron®, Freschetta® and Tony's® brands, among others. Every day we strive to ensure that our brands meet the needs of consumer across North America. Our teams of engaged employees bring these brands to life by working in a collaborative environment that fosters innovation and achievement. Together, these are the ingredients that make for compelling opportunities and rewarding careers. Discover Schwan: winning brands, engaged people, meaningful careers.

Currently, Schwan is seeking summer interns in our Consumer Brands, Food Service and Home Service departments. If you are a marketing student who is highly creative and interested in applying the skills you have learned in school while gaining valuable work experience, check out this opportunity! These positions will be located in either Bloomington or Marshall, MN.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Designs, executes and implements specific marketing initiatives that contribute to business objectives
Assists with longer-term strategic initiatives
Creates sales and marketing materials through collaboration with our in-house agency
Conducts research to help identify trends and evaluate competitors
Creates various reports and PowerPoint presentations
Creates, analyzes and tracks various cost saving initiatives and makes recommendations
Assists with day-to-day projects and tasks

Qualifications


Education: Currently enrolled in college degree program in Marketing or related field with strong creative abilities, a research background and demonstrated problem solving skills. GPA of 3.0 or higher and junior or senior status preferred.
Work Experience: 0-2 years
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be detail oriented, creative and have strong problem solving and project management skills. Ability to deal with ambiguity and take initiative while working on multiple projects required. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, and PowerPoint necessary.
EOE

Friday, September 20, 2013

Ohana Construction - Office/Marketing Manager


Overview:
We are looking for a very organized and detailed individual to join the Ohana Construction team. This is a vital role in our company, as you will be the central point of communication. You will oversee the admin responsibilities of projects, as well as learn and implement some marketing strategies involving SEO and social media. Since this is such a critical role, this is a 30 day temp to hire position. Part time to start, approximately 20 hrs/wk, but opportunity for full time within a year.


Key Responsibilities:
- Streamline company communication with leads, clients, vendors and subs
- Update project management program - calendar, client info, etc.
- Manage website and some online marketing
- Edit training documents as processes change


Qualifications:
- Quick learner
- Basic computer knowledge, social media or blogging knowledge is a plus
- Strong organization skills
- Detail oriented
- Excellent customer service skills
- Assertive
- High standards for yourself and our company. We strive to be the best remodeling company and only want teammates who want to work at the best remodeling company too- Trustworthy, self-motivated, and disciplined to work from home and with little supervision
- No construction knowledge necessary, but it is a plus


To Apply:
Email your resume to Shawnee@OhanaConstructionInc.com

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Go Buy Local - Social Media/PR Intern

Do you want to learn more about the latest ways to promote businesses or how to build relationships with local media?
Do you want to contribute your ideas on how to get customers to engage locally?
Sustainability-focused, forward thinking community engagement company, Go Buy Local invites interns to join the team and help us successfully roll-out our services for local business and local communities across the country. Associates will be responsible for multiple tasks and projects.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting market research
  • Conducting consumer research
  • Preparing analytic reports
  • Administering social media campaigns
  • Maintaining daily project management
  • Creating/editing press releases, e-campaigns, website copy
  • ...lots of other stuff (we're entrepreneurs after all!)

Preferred Requirements
  • Part time (school year) and Full time (summer)
  • Must be a team player
  • Comfortable working with a number of applications including: MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Social Media
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills

Perks
  • Incidentals/Parking
  • $20/Day
Apply online now.

Mirror Ink Productions LLC - Marketing Intern


Marketing Internship (Minneapolis)
Minneapolis Event Company currently is seeking a Marketing & Event Intern to help assist upcoming projects in the Fall and Spring. Our ideal candidate must be open to diversity and to assist with multiple projects at one time. For ideal candidate, there is room to grow within the new company.

Responsibilities:
1. Helping to create flyers, brochures, and other marketing materials for various fundraisers and events
2. Providing support for the upcoming events by, flyering, sending out email, following up with sponsors, and maintaining communications with outside contacts and vendors
3. Providing on-site support during events
4. Maintaining a community calendar of events
5. Updating Facebook and Twitter on a weekly basis
6. Coordination and clerical assistance for large scale mailings
7. Clerical support to the C0-Executive Team
8. General office support, including administrative and reception duties

Requirements:
2-4 years of Marketing & Events Experience (Student are welcome)
Reliable Transportation
Ability to work independently and juggle multiple tasks at once.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to take initiative and perform
follow up.
Excellent computer skills.
Detailed Oriented
Posses a friendly, outgoing personality.

Time Commitment:
3-month internship (September 25nd-January25, 2013)
Potential advancement for the right Candidate
Perks and bonus are though the duration of the internships
The intern will report to the President. Flexible schedule: hours and length of commitment are negotiable. Intern will receive letters of recommendation as appropriate, along with evaluation upon completion of internship

Apply online now.

Friday, September 13, 2013

PadillaCRT - Assistant Account Executive



PadillaCRT is looking for an enthusiastic communications professional to join our agribusiness and environmental sciences team . Prefer candidates with one to two years of post-college experience in marketing communications or public relations, although recent graduates with degrees in ag journalism, ag communications or related fields will be considered, as will candidates with ag-related job experience.
                                                                                                                                  
Required skills: excellent writing; ability to understand and explain complex subjects; understanding of media relations; self-starter and strong work ethic. Agency experience is a plus.

The assistant account executive is responsible for many day-to-day PR activities, which can include:
  • Developing media and influencer lists.
  • Writing news releases, feature articles and proposal letters.
  • Assisting with event logistics and researching venues.
  • Conducting media calls.
  • Scheduling editor appointments for media tours and trade shows.
  • Researching.
  • Drafting social media posts and contributing ideas to enhance clients’ digital presence.
  • Managing press materials.

PadillaCRT is one of the top 10 independent public relations and communications agencies in the country, formed through the acquisition of CRT/Tanaka by Padilla Speer Beardsley. The firm helps clients engage and inspire stakeholders in the health care, food and beverage, consumer goods, financial services, manufacturing, technology, agribusiness and recreation sectors.

PadillaCRT has specialized talent in branding, research, corporate and investor relations, creative, digital, crisis management, social media and mobile communication, and is a founding partner of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 100 independently owned partner offices in 133 cities on six continents. PadillaCRT clients include 3M, BASF, Barnes & Noble College, Cargill, Charles Schwab, Ditch Witch, Girl Scouts of the USA, Hass Avocado Board, Land O’Lakes, Merck, Rockwell Automation, RTI Surgical, SAP, UnitedHealth Group, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and Wines from Rioja (Spain).

Over the years, PadillaCRT has been recognized with more than 300 national and regional awards for its strategic counsel, creativity, workplace culture and community service, including PRSA Silver and Bronze Anvils, PRWeek Awards, IABC Gold Quills and Holmes Report SABRE Awards.

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

Please apply through the agency’s website www.padillacrt.com

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Inprela Communications - Senior Account Executive or Account Supervisor



OVERVIEW
Inprela Communications brings together the brightest public relations professionals to deliver value to the world’s largest manufacturing companies. With senior-level specialists acting as day-to-day client and media contacts, clients get both strategic thinking and hard-working deliverables that hit the mark and produce meaningful outcomes. We don’t have inflated egos, but we’re not ashamed to admit our clients hire us because we’re wicked smart, fun to work with and we help them take their marketing initiatives to the next level. We’re passionate about our work, but we’re strict about adhering to a work-hard, play-hard mentality.

Inprela offers excellent work life balance for senior practitioners who’ve ‘been there and done that’ with careers that take unnecessary time away from their personal passions. We're selective about the type of work we take on, making sure it's the right fit for both client and agency. It's important to us that the work our team does is both personally and professionally satisfying because we know our clients will benefit from happy employees.

Our clients are willing to take calculated risks, know that we care about meeting their goals and share a mutual respect with our staff, which has historically led to lasting friendships. It’s not uncommon to find our team members enjoying time outside of office hours with clients at backyard barbeques, concerts, art shows or boating on Minnesota waterways.

We’re seeking a Senior Account Executive or Account Supervisor who is enthusiastic about helping B2B companies tell their stories through all types of news media. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of senior PR practitioners. Our ideal candidate is both a strategic thinker and doer who earns clients’ trust quickly.

Responsibilities
·         Develop PR strategies and write plans.
·         Serve as primary client contact on a variety of manufacturing accounts.
·         Provide PR counsel to clients in real time.
·         Lead client meetings.
·         Develop fresh news angles and pitch ideas.
·         Pitch media and secure placements on a daily/weekly basis.
·         Write all forms of media materials – including news releases, key messages, bylined articles and award submissions – independently.
·         Brief clients for media interviews.

Qualifications
·         Minimum of 5 years of related experience, including B2B PR experience within an agency environment.
·         Experience working for/with manufacturing companies preferred; not required.
·         Passion for consuming all types of media.
·         Ability to balance strategic thinking with execution.
·         Self-starter who can successfully develop and execute a plan with minimal input from other senior practitioners.
·         Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.
·         Stellar writing skills.
·         Excellent at thinking on your feet.
·         Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
·         Keen ability to problem solve.
·         Highly accountable with excellent time management skills.
·         Exceptional soft skills.

Please send resumes to connect@inprela.com. Resumes reflecting less than 5 years of experience will not be considered.