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Friday, July 31, 2015

TLC Options for Women - Social Media and Communications Associate

Assists TLC and Affiliates with social media marketing and communications. Will include SEO, traveling exhibit, presentations, newsletter and other tasks.

Job Qualifications Must be in agreement with TLC's prolife mission, have social media expertise and excellent communication skills. Institution Description TLC is the umbrella organization for 32 Pregnancy Resource Centers in MN and WI. Application Instructions/Comments Please send letter of interest and resume to TLC at 525 Thomas Ave, St. Paul MN 55103 or to Will@tlcOptions.org

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tunheim - Fall 2015 Internship

Tunheim is a strategic consulting firm that works with clients navigating complex change. We tackle our clients’ toughest challenges with a collective approach – a belief that no one individual is as good as the company’s “collective best.” And that collective best includes the interns invited to join our team.
Located in Minneapolis, Tunheim offers internship opportunities to individuals with a wide variety of interests, skills and experience. That may include:
  • Critical thinking and strategic planning
  • Writing (creative, copywriting, technical, etc.)
  • Public affairs
  • Design
  • Digital content and social media
  • Research and data analytics
Tunheim interns have the opportunity to experience work at a consulting firm, try new and different kinds of projects and emerge from the internship with a demonstrable work product for their portfolio. They assist our client service teams by doing some or all of the following:
  • Help to brainstorm our recommended approach to meet client objectives
  • Draft and design materials for various audiences – media, clients, blog readers, consumers, influencers, key opinion leaders, etc.
  • Research and analyze trends and industry background
  • Mine data to uncover trends and insights
  • Outreach to members of the media to generate interest in covering client topics
  • Track and analyze conversations via social media
We are actively seeking candidates for the fall of 2015. These paid positions can be full-time, or they can accommodate a flexible schedule with a minimum of 20 hours per week.
For consideration, please send your cover letter and resume to employment@tunheim.com and note “Fall 2015 Internship” in the subject line of your email. Applications will not be accepted past Friday, August 7.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pheasants Forever, Inc. - Public Relations Internship

The Habitat Organization

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Public Relations Internship

Location : National Headquarters - White Bear Lake, MN

Description: Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever, a national wildlife habitat conservation organization, seeks a highly-motivated individual to serve as an intern in its marketing department at its national headquarters in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. This intern will work closely with Pheasants Forever national staff on a variety of public relations and marketing projects and assist in the promotion of National Pheasant Fest, the organization's biggest event that annually draws attendance of more than 20,000.

Duties & Responsibilities May Include:

      • Writing news releases, articles and web content
      • Creating and/or writing promotional material
      • Media relations
      • Special events
      • Social media marketing
      • Pheasants Forever chapter and member assistance
      • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Strong communication and writing skills. Interest in outdoors/conservation/environment/hunting is preferred.

Pay/Credit: $1,500 stipend/College credit opportunity

Application Deadline: September 11, 2015

Start Date: September 21, 2015


Apply online now.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Spotlight Media Relations - Fall Media Relations Intern



Position: Fall Media Relations Intern

Day-to-day duties of the Media Relations Intern include researching, compiling media lists, developing pitch angles and administrative duties. The internship is a paid part-time position, up to 24 hours per week for 12 weeks.

- Must be pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communications, Marketing or a related field
- Willingness to learn and take direction
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills
- Strong social media proficiency and ability to develop engaging content for social media channels
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Team player

Spotlight Media Relations is a public relations agency with offices in New York and Minneapolis-St.Paul. Our specialty is generating high-impact media placements for our clients in consumer media with an emphasis on broadcast media. Current clients include national beauty, fashion, food/drink, lifestyle, health and wellness, tech and business experts and brands.


Please send a resume and cover letter to Madeleine Reul at madeleine@spotlightmediarelations.com with 'Fall Media Relations Intern' in the subject line.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Augusoft - Social Media/Research Specialist


Social Media/Research Specialist
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Position:             Social Media/Research Specialist (NEW)
Reports to:        
Director of Business Development and Marketing
Company:          Augusoft, Inc. (augusoft.net)
Location:            Minneapolis, MN
Description:
Are you interested in joining a vibrant technology company that is currently growing, expanding and emerging as a company leader in the higher education market?

Augusoft®, Inc. is the leading technology provider of web-based (SaaS) software products and services for educational programs. We provide an integrated product suite of lifelong learning management solutions that help education institutions deliver, manage and measure their continuing education and workforce education programs.

Augusoft has an immediate opening for an experienced Social Media/Research Specialist whom with limited direction will be responsible for the ongoing management and growth of Augusoft’s social media presence. This individual is responsible for creating and maintaining the delivery of e-marketing as it pertains to social media, SEO/website and provide competitive, product and customer research using analysis, consultation and Internet research to support revenue team initiatives. The goal is to measurably impact customer engagement, website traffic, and sales leads. The ideal candidate will have prior work experience with e-marketing, social media and research strategies, be detail-oriented and organized. They must have a passion for excellence, value integrity and possess exceptional writing and editing abilities.
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Strategy: Provide social media, SEO/website and competitive research strategy input that impact brand, company/product visibility, lead generation and ultimately revenue.
  • Social Media: Leverage social networks to build company awareness, promote a positive corporate image and increase lead generation. Manage, create and update content, and optimize pages within each platform to increase visibility of Augusoft’s social content on Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and industry specific communities to generate exposure.
  • Website: Create, update and maintain content on website, produce landing pages and ensure SEO and links are viable.
  • < > Research, compile and maintain competitive and key industry/product information. Be the eyes and ears to analyze and understand institution and competitor initiated conversations on all online groups and blogs. Reports: Leverage CRM and various measurement tools to provide analysis, reports, mine insights and present key findings to team members. Add information to CRM and Sharepoint, keep information updated, organized and easily reportable.
  • < > Provide functional, hands-on support in all department areas of responsibility when asked. Support Marketing Manager with the delivery of webinars: including scheduling, content creation, editing of PPTs, eblast and website updates. Assist team with company/product brand development, PR/communications, overall marketing campaign activities, product/service launches and events. Editing and Proofreading: Provide accurate editing, proofreading and gain approval for professional communications prior to posting/releasing information to the public.
  • < >: Develop an extensive knowledge of Salesforce.com, Genoo, InDesign and Lumens features and functionality. Minimum 3-5 years of experience in an advertising, marketing, public relations or like role.
  • Working knowledge and real-world experience in executing social media campaigns and web content to the extent of creating/updating pages, updating in Word Press, and providing art direction.
  • Possess social networking experience on social media and content sharing community platforms including, but not limited to: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ etc.
  • Understand Web and Digital production processes with knowledge of social media legal guidelines, including, but not limited to WOMMA and “pay-per-post”.
  • Must have strong writing skills and have experience writing, photo/video/text, editing and crafting content for the social media. Photoshop skills are a must!  
  • Be an effective online communicator with the ability to serve as the voice of the social network and brand.
  • A solid understanding of the Internet as it relates to sales and marketing, i.e. paid search, SEO, partners (affiliates), generating sales leads via SEO and initiating social media campaigns.
  • Experience with WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite and Salesforce.com is preferred.
  • If selected for an interview, be prepared to bring a portfolio of social media writing examples (e.g. blogs, tweets, articles, custom Facebook pages, etc.) and research project examples.    
Essential Skills
  • The ideal candidate will be creative, enthusiastic, intelligent and eager to take on responsibility.
  • Ability to be responsible, accountable and results-driven sometimes in less-than-ideal timelines.
  • Be a quick learner, able to take on a project with minimal supervision, work independently and in a team environment.
  • Be energetic, with the desire to interact professionally both online and offline/ phone and in-person.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and organization skills with excellent time management to coordinate projects, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills to work cross-departmentally and with outside vendors. 
  • Possess an eye for detail and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to gather and interpret information for research and market analysis.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Benefits
  • Salaried position
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health insurance allowance
  • 401k company match
  • Voluntary short-term/long-term disability
  • Lifelong learning class benefits
Onsite exercise facility

Inquire about this job at: jobs@augusoft.net. Reference the position title, Social Media and Research Specialist in the subject line. Augusoft is an equal opportunity provider. Compensation is dependent upon experience. No relocation compensation is available for this position. Position is located in Golden Valley, MN

Apply online now.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fairview - Communication Specialist


Join our team in driving a healthier future.
Fairview Health Services is an award-winning nonprofit health care system with more than 21,000 employees and 2,300 aligned physicians. Based in Minneapolis, we deliver care at all stages of life and are committed to high value health—superior outcomes and an exceptional experience at a lower cost of care. Passionate, innovative employees are essential to our future as we seek to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives.

Job Description: 
 The Fairview Physician Associates (FPA) Marketing and Communications Specialist implements communication and marketing tactics that meet specific business needs and support FPA’s brand, vision, goals and strategic initiatives. Working at the direction of FPA’s Marketing and Communications Manager and other FPA leaders as appropriate, the Specialist executes a wide variety of tactics, including web content, electronic newsletters, print materials, FPA and community events, digital/ interactive marketing and communications channels and video. The Specialist also supports and helps to maintain communications databases and related infrastructure.

To be successful, the Marketing and Communications Specialist must possess excellent internal/external customer relations skills in a matrixed environment, strong writing and editing skills for a variety of print and digital media, project coordination competency across multiple communications channels, have basic photography and video experience, be comfortable interacting with people in diverse roles and locations, enjoy event coordination, be passionate about capturing and sharing FPA member value-added experiences, and be able to take work direction and feedback from multiple sources. Through effective brand management, this position contributes to strong relationships with FPA member practices and Fairview entities to support FPA member engagement, clinical integration and measurable business results. Health care experience preferred, self-starter a must.    
Job Qualifications: 
Required
  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or related field
  • 3 years experience in strategic/corporate marketing and communications, public affairs, or related field
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office suite to include Excel, Word, Visio, Access, as well as Internet authoring tools, desktop publishing tools and interactive/social media tools

Preferred
  • Experience working in a highly diverse, 10,000+ employee organization(s) with multiple locations
  • Corporate communications and health care experience

Preferred Skills & Abilities
· Knowledge of FPA and Fairview system and functional areas.
· Knowledge of key audience segments (e.g. member clinic administrators, independent and Fairview physicians, nurses, managers, partners, policy makers, donors, community partners).
· Knowledge of marketing and communication plans and execution of appropriate tactics to achieve results.
· Ability to implement and manage detailed project tactics, to include web contribution and digital communication tools.
· Ability to think at both the macro and micro levels.
· Ability to gather appropriate data and information from disparate sources.
· Connect across FPA functional roles to include marketing/comm, strategy, quality, clinical systems, membership, contracting, health coaching, finance, as well as appropriate Fairview functions to include communications, marketing and creative services. 
· Understand audience segments
· Understand and implement strategic messages and communication channels, including  electronic/ interactive, print, events, presentations and audio/visual vehicles
· Ability to listen, analyze and synthesize information
· Ability to see strategic picture as well as details
· Strong intellectual abilities to assimilate new information quickly.
· Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization
· Ability to write and edit for a variety of channels—print, electronic, in-person presentations, audio/visual
· Ability to write for a variety of audiences, including English as a Second Language and physicians/providers
· Exceptional oral and written communications skills
· Knowledge of AP writing style
· Digital photography experience
· Video recording and editing experience
· Knowledge of electronic content management tools
· Competency in multi-channel digital communications tools
· Event coordination
· Interviewing skills
· Detail oriented
· Commitment to clarity and accuracy
· Ability to work under deadlines
· Flexibility and adaptability
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team
· Knowledge of standard business practices
· Ability to track expenses and reconcile to budget
· Knowledge of FPA brand and proper application 
· Observational/monitoring skills
· Ability to identify cost-saving opportunities
· Ability to identify process improvement opportunities 
· Knowledge of developmental stages and age appropriate outcomes and interventions
· Ability to accept cultural differences 
Are you ready to transform healthcare with us?
For more than 100 years, Fairview has been meeting community needs and achieving breakthrough medical advances in care. We are committed to providing our patients and their families with the very best care and the very best experience. Fairview has seven hospitals and medical centers and more than 90 primary and specialty care clinics throughout the state.

In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview is an academic health system committed to nation-leading research and educating tomorrow’s physicians and health care professionals. We serve patients from across the state of Minnesota, the upper Midwest and beyond.

True to our values of dignity, integrity, service, compassion and innovation, our employees are improving patient lives and driving a healthier future. Consider being part of our team today.

Apply online now. Enter job number 15-55616.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Axiom Marketing - PR/Social Media Account Manager


Axiom Job Responsibilities
1.) PR and Social Media Strategy and Execution
2.) Client Account Management
3.) Content Creation
4.) Blogger and Journalist Contacts
5.) Online Contest Creation and Management
6.) PR and Social Media Performance Evaluation

Axiom is looking for candidates who:
1.) Want to go beyond the status quo when it comes to PR and Social Media
2.) Are passionate about discovering, experimenting and measuring PR and Social Media
3.) Want a work environment that offers flexibility and the opportunity to do cutting edge campaigns with minimal B.S.

Qualifications
1.) 5-7+ years in marketing, advertising, PR or journalism
2.) Bachelor/Master degree is marketing, advertising, PR or related field

What is Axiom?
Axiom is a marketing firm founded in 1993 which serves Fortune 1000 manufacturers and service providers for consumer products, building/landscaping, medical device/health care, agricultural/horticultural and retail markets. Axiom offers marketing communications, market research, market strategy and new product development services.
Axiom is a diverse band of marketers, journalists, inventors, craftspeople, educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists and provocateurs who excel in seeking the Truth as told by the customer.
We believe the pursuit of success through Voice of the Customer is the foundation to accelerating market success. (We even have our own resident home economist who keeps our meetings stocked with delicious treats.)
Axiom is headquartered in Minneapolis and has satellite offices in Charlottesville, Charlotte and Cedar Rapids.
Required experience:
  • Digital marketing, advertising, PR, journalism, Social Media, Consulting, Content Creation: 5 years
Apply Online Now.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Briggs and Morgan - Marketing Communications Coordinator

We are seeking a team-oriented, can-do professional to join our Business Development and Marketing department. The position is equal parts writing and coordinating a variety of marketing communications.  The person in this position will work closely with the Director of Business Development and Marketing to deliver high-quality and engaging marketing communications to internal and external audiences.
Responsibilities:
Write, edit and proofread marketing communications, including:
·         Attorney biographies
·         News releases
·         Announcements
·         Newsletters
·         Award entries
·         Marketing collateral
·         Pitches and proposals
·         Website content
·         Social media content
Maintain the firm’s website content and monitor website analytics.
Maintain social media channels and monitor analytics.
Coordinate the production of RFP responses and maintain the proposal archive.
Maintain the firm’s representative experience database.
Build and maintain mailing lists and coordinate mailings.
Assist with research for business development efforts.
Maintain directory listings and profiles.
Coordinate award submissions.
Prepare activity reports.
 
Knowledge and Skills Required:
·         Bachelor’s degree in  marketing or related field.
·         2 years of business writing experience and knowledge of integrated marketing.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills and solid judgment.
·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
·         Ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to change in direction.
·         Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
·         Knowledge of AP Style.
·         Knowledge of CRM software.
·         Familiarity with content management systems.
·         Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign.

Contact Details:
Ellen Drasin
Director of Human Resources and Research Services

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Xcel Energy - Advertising & Brand Manager


Description

Xcel Energy has an exciting opportunity for an Advertising & Brand Manager to join our team in Minneapolis, MN or Denver, CO.

The primary focus of this role is the management and implementation of marketing campaigns via e-mail platform. The successful candidate should be proficient in the Salesforce Marketing Cloud, and the Exact Target e-mail platform. This includes proficiency in Data extensions, Automation studio, and Data Analytics. An understanding of how data is passed between SFDC and SFMC (the connector) is also beneficial.

Summary

Designs and implements a customer-centric marketing communications plan for assigned customer/market segment; including the creation and development of 360º marketing campaigns and analytics. Integrates customer segments and channels into a comprehensive marketing communications strategy to support the overall DSM, renewable, load, and enhanced services objectives as well as brand, safety, and other corporate messages. Promotes company products and services to increase sales and market penetration as well as to improve customer understanding of key issues and the corporate brand.

Responsibilities

- Provides work direction to team members. Demonstrates and applies subject matter expertise related to assigned customer/market segment. Oversees tactical implementation of marketing communications initiatives and works cross functionally to ensure consistency of message and campaign.
- Designs and implements marketing communications campaigns that achieve company business goals in key areas such as safety, company reputation, and products including CIP/DSM. Campaigns will encompass business-to-business and business-to-customer. Creates measurement and metric tools for campaigns and monitors analytics for constant improvement.
- Directs the work of full-service advertising and brand agencies and other vendors in the formation of broadcast, print, outdoor, Internet, direct mail collateral and other advertising activities that meet corporate brand and individual business unit goals as needed. Directs work of in-house design teams in the formation of print collateral, direct mail, email, newsletters, etc.
- Designs and implements messaging and media strategy, including research and testing to gain final recommendations. Presents and gains buy-in from executives across multiple levels on strategy and execution.
- Creatively and actively works cross-functionality to seek continuous improvement of marketing programs. Stays current with local trends and media for maximum effectiveness. Proactively seeks and mines opportunities that achieve client goals.
- Internal Communication: Assures company executives and employees are informed of the Company's advertising and communications efforts to gain internal support and buy-in. Manages jurisdictional relationships and advertising & communications needs ensuring consistent messaging. Sponsors the Xcel Energy brand and ensures adherence to brand standards.
- Manages campaign budget and negotiates pricing with vendors and agencies as necessary.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Qualifications

Required

- Bachelor's degree in Advertising, Marketing, Communications, or related field or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge
- 8 years experience in advertising, communications, or marketing, which includes both agency and client side experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of marketing communications and advertising strategy principles
- Demonstrated knowledge of communications law, including libel, slander, defamation, trademark, copyright, advertising truth standards, and contract law regarding formal bids for design, photography and printing. Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills

Preferred

- Prior experience leading teams or projects
- Knowledge of the utility industry

#LI-BO1

Primary Location: MN-Minneapolis
Other Locations: CO-Denver
Schedule: Full-time

Union Position-Non-Bargaining 



Apply Online Now

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Ziegler CAT - Advertising and Event Coordinator

Join one of the most successful Caterpillar dealers in the country! Established in 1914, Ziegler CAT has a long-standing reputation as a choice destination for people seeking rewarding, stable careers. Ziegler currently has an opening for a full-time Advertising and Event Coordinator. This position will be responsible for execution of advertising and sales promotion activities for specific divisions of Ziegler in support of their machine and service sales efforts. The Coordinator will also be responsible for the administration of all corporate trade shows and events, managing inventory and storage of display materials, and assisting with various company promotion or open house events.

Responsibilities:

  • Works with Advertising team and external agencies to create advertisements that are clean, consistent, on-time, and comply with corporate style guidelines
  • Implements divisional marketing communications plans and budgets to optimize the use of available funds
  • Effectively edits and writes content for communications
  • Executes keen attention to detail to identify inconsistencies and inaccuracies
  • Processes and files invoices properly and accurately
  • Manages all shows and events, maintains inventory of display items for trade shows, assists with setup and tear down, and orders booth accessories
Qualifications:
  • 4-year college degree required
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent coordination and multi-tasking skills
  • Positive attitude and desire to work as a team player, yet also able to work independently and with limited supervision at times
  • Able to travel 11-25% of time (travel may include overnight and minimal weekend travel within our trade territory: Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri)
  • Clean driving record
  • Minimum physical requirements:
    • Lift/carry up to 40 lbs
    • Lift bulky objects
What We Can Offer You:
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • 401k with match
  • Disability & Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays & Personal Time Off
  • Wellness programs
  • Training
  • Safe, clean, and friendly work environment

Why Ziegler? Join a company with a 100-year reputation as a choice destination for people seeking rewarding, stable careers.

Ziegler is one of the largest and most successful Caterpillar dealers in the United States. Beyond clean, friendly work environments and state-of the-art equipment, tooling, and machinery, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits covering all the essentials of health, wellness, and financial planning – making life and work more enjoyable and rewarding. Our employees also gain experience respected throughout the industry and access to training and support to advance and achieve professional goals.

Ziegler Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other protected class status.

For more information about your equal employment opportunity rights and protections, click here.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Big Fish Works - Digital Media Account Executive

You will help transform the local business landscape, impacting the success of business owners by driving traffic to their doors through Internet, mobile, and print advertising. As a member of Big Fish Digital, an affiliate of Red Wing Publishing, expect to work hard, play hard, innovate and reap generous financial rewards. If you’re looking for a career, a company that's invested in your personal development, a solid compensation package, and the opportunity to represent an excellent portfolio of cutting edge products, you’ve come to the right place.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage company provided leads and your own leads: utilize online and offline sources to cultivate new leads and develop/maintain your pipeline.
  • Drive the full sales cycle to retain and attain new business: make introductory calls (phone and face-to-face) to assess business goals through qualifying, work with business owners in Big Fish Digital platforms and advertising packages, and close the deal.
  • Achieve and consistently exceed monthly sales goals.
As Digital Media Specialist, you will receive:
  • Base salary + commissions and no earnings cap!
  • We never stop investing in our people!
  • Access to becoming an expert in internet advertising and the world of small business.
  • Medical and life insurance for employee and dependents.
  • 401K plan with strong company match.
  • Paid vacations and holidays.
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Tablet to use for presentations
Who you are:
  • Ideally have 2-3 years of inside/outside solution sales experience in a B2B environment (i.e., online/digital advertising, radio, newspaper, magazine, media planning, etc.)
  • Expert at solving problems by researching your clients/prospects, learning about their industry/business, and identifying solutions to their challenges.
  • Have relentlessly high standards (you’re never satisfied with mediocrity), assertive, persistent, excel at generating and cultivating relationships.
  • Are passionate about helping clients/prospects become more profitable.
What you need:
  • Bachelor’s degree or 2+ successful years in B2B sales.
  • Drive to win.
We welcome your application and are excited to learn more about you!

Apply online now.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Deltak - Senior Brand Management Assistant

The Company:
Wiley Global Education uniquely understands the process of designing and implementing innovative learning experiences and comprehensive solutions that address today’s higher education challenges. We provide education solutions, including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students. Through trusted collaborative relationships, Wiley Global Education also provides innovative content, technology, services, and insights that support its education partners to achieve improved institutional performance and learners to achieve their goals. 


Responsibilities:
Working out of Wiley’s Minneapolis office with the Talent Management Solutions group, the Brand Management Assistant helps develop content for websites, email marketing and social media. Manages website updates across WLS brands. Provides support to product management functions for branded print product. Responsible for providing department-level administrative and clerical support to WLS brand management team at a level which requires initiative and judgment. Establishes departmental processes and procedures and facilitates/ensures their implementation. Coordinates departmental meetings and events.

Requirements:
• Contribute to content development for websites, email marketing and social media. Manage website updates across brands. (60%)
• Provide support for Product Managers across WLS brands. Provide administrative support for San Francisco Brand team. (40%)
• Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent problem solving skills including the ability to seek out information and ask questions.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
• Excellent computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Excellent technical know-how. Able to troubleshoot technical issues for others in order to reduce the number of issues being escalated to the Tech Support team.
• BA, BS in education, business, communications or equivalent. 


Compensation & Benefits
• Competitive Base Salary
• Wiley provides Incentive Plans to reinforce and sustain a culture devoted to excellent performance; to emphasize performance against specific objectives at the corporate, business, product line and individual levels; and to reward significant contributions that further the success of our business objectives.
• For Health and Welfare Benefits information please click on the following link: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-301743.html

Wiley is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or other legally protected status. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and w
e are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Mosaic Company - Internal Communications Specialist

Are you our next Communications Specialist?
We are currently seeking a Communications Specialist for our Plymouth, MN location. The Communications Specialist will participate in the development, execution and management of communications for senior leaders and functions that align with and support the overall goals of the team and organization. This role will work to ensure consistent message development across the organization and will build and maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders across the organization.

What will you do?

  • Participate in the development, execution and management of communications for senior leaders and functions that align with and support the overall goals of the team and organization. Participate in and/or lead communications, change management, and project management for global initiatives that progress the company’s strategic priorities and provide a reasonable return on investment for the effort, resources and dollars expended. Build and maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders across the organization
  • Manage various ongoing internal communications channels
  • Miscellaneous Public Affairs projects and duties as assigned

    Position Requirements

    What do you need for this role?
    • Bachelor’s degree required, with a major in Public Relations, Communications, English, Journalism or related degree.
    • 3+ years of communications experience
    • Candidates with experience working in a corporate internal communications department in a global organization are preferred
    • Superior writing ability
    • Experience in developing and implementing communications plans
    • Experience working across multiple communications channels
    • Experience in communicating to a diverse employee population
    • Ability to connect specific initiatives to larger corporate priorities
    • Experience in human resource communications preferred
    • Self-confident and strong attention to detail
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent facilitation and listening skills
    • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Highly professional demeanor and must have diplomacy skills
    • Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels of the organization, including executive
    • Strong business acumen
    • Well-organized with superior follow-through
    • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills
    • Ability to adapt to a continually changing business and work environment, and manage multiple priorities and a high volume of work
    • Ability to work under high levels of stress
    • Must demonstrate sound judgment and decisiveness
    • Ability to travel within U.S., Canada and elsewhere as needed
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

    Apply Online Now.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

RugbyLaw, National Rugby Football League - Pro Sports: Social Media/Communications Coordinator


RugbyLaw, LLC, a sports and entertainment company based in Bloomington, MN is bringing the first professional rugby league to the United States in the form of the National Rugby Football League (NRFL). League play is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2016.
At this time we have an opening for one intern to begin working in the Communications department, handling social media and public relations. This is an opportunity to get a foot in the door in professional sports and to learn the in's and out's of sports communications.
This position will also work closely with the sponsorship and marketing coordinator to assist with brand development. This internship is unpaid, however there is an opportunity for it to turn into a full-time position in the future.
We are looking for a creative, intuitive, driven, hard-working, and enthusiastic person that is interested in working in professional sports and has an entrepreneurial spirit. This position will be required to develop social media campaigns and to handle social media on a day-to-day basis.
The ideal candidate is a people person who thrives under deadlines and has the attitude and personality to excel in professional sports. Experience working in sports is not mandatory, however it is preferred. In addition, knowledge of professional sports, and specifically the sport of rugby, would be ideal. This is an opportunity to start at the ground floor and show what you're capable of, with unlimited growth opportunities as the league grows.
The internship will begin Monday, August 3rd and run through the spring of 2016.
If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Required experience:
  • Sports: 1 year
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Director of Special Events - Minnesota Orchestral Association


The Minnesota Orchestra is the largest performing arts organization in the state and one of America’s top symphonic ensembles. Now in its second century, the orchestra continues a tradition of world-renowned artistic excellence, adventurous programming, and a visionary commitment to building the orchestra of tomorrow. The orchestra typically presents nearly 175 programs each year, primarily at its home venue of Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, a world-class performing arts center praised internationally for its acoustics.
Primary Purpose:
Plan, organize and execute all special events and projects to meet revenue goals set by the Association and Development department leadership. Responsible for budget management, execution of special events, managing support staff, consultants and volunteers working on specific events including the Symphony Ball.
Major Job Functions:
Event Management
  • Oversee the execution of all donor events, including Symphony Ball, Maestro’s Circle events, Annual Meeting, Laureate Society luncheon, Crescendo Project events and various other donor recognition and development events.
  • Develop and manage all event budgets.
  • Evaluate special events, modifying strategies and implementing refinements to achieve specific event goals and departmental objectives.
  • Contract and manage the use of external vendors to secure necessary services; negotiate pro-bono work and discounted services to reduce event costs.
  • Initiate and manage the development and production of all event-related graphic and printing projects.
  • Manage logistical aspects surrounding events, such as:
o Create event plan
o Invitations and other print materials
o RSVPs
o Event flow and staffing
o Food/beverage, décor, and rentals
o Manage work of staff, consultants and volunteers assisting with events
Volunteer/Staff Management
  • Motivate and manage efforts of other MOA staff, Board members and volunteers who assist with special events.
  • Cultivate relationships with key donors; provide excellent customer service to volunteers, donors, hosts and others responsible for successful Orchestra events.
  • Oversee multiple volunteer committees for Symphony Ball and other events
  • Serve as communication liaison between volunteers and staff
  • Support volunteer driven objectives by, for example, providing history, materials, sending mailings, and attending meetings
  • Manage Special Events Coordinator
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years experience organizing and executing events as well as managing staff members and volunteers. Ability to take initiative and work independently. Ability to work outside the traditional business hours as needed. Knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PageMaker, Raiser’s Edge)

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Minnesota Fighting AIDS on Bikes - Red Ribbon Ride Recruitment Events Coordinator


JOB SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of the Red Ribbon Ride Executive Director, Recruitment Events Coordinator works to achieve recruitment goals, by implementing and executing recruitment efforts. Assists in organizing and attending various outreach related to Participant recruitment, including, but not limited to, outreach at gyms, indoor cycling studios, businesses/industries, and communities. Assists in planning of and execution of all pre-Ride events, coordinates office volunteer needs, and assists daily administrative support, as needed, for Red Ribbon Ride.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
RECRUITMENT
1) Assists in development and implementation of strategies for outreach and recruitment programs.
2) Develops short- and long-range recruitment plans within assigned recruitment programs (demographic, geographic, community-based).
3) Plans Recruitment efforts at all pre-Ride events.
4) Organizes and represents Red Ribbon Ride at various outreach events, such as farmers markets, bike expos, athletic events, and cultural fairs; develops and maintains outreach list, including all contact information, tasks, and results; produces monthly effectiveness report.
5) Represents Red Ribbon Ride to various businesses, governmental agencies, sponsor sources, and the general public; establishes relationships with community groups in order to facilitate recruitment; organizes institutional resources to facilitate these efforts.
6) Communicates with lapsed Participants and interested potential Participants over the phone, through email and in-person.
7) Works with Executive Director to maintain volunteer structure and staffing to effectively accomplish Red Ribbon Ride recruitment and retention goals and objectives.
8) Staffs Red Ribbon Ride 4-day bike ride, as well as surrounding logistical “check in”, “gear drop”, “upload” and “download” days.

EVENTS
1) Assists in planning of all major Red Ribbon Ride pre-Ride events, including Red Ribbon Ride World AIDS Day, Launch Party, Winter Training Kick Off, Expo, Spring Training Kick Off, Day on the Ride, and Victory Party.
2) Develop invitations, RSVP/calendar web pages.
3) Coordinate advertising and promotion via social media, web and email.
4) Plan and execute appropriate event atmosphere, including flow, décor and music.
5) Work with Executive Director to develop cohesive programming for all events.
6) Secure and manage auctions, drawings and prizes.
7) Define company brand through events.
8) Manage recruitment and training of volunteers for events.
9) Analyze event performance and prepare debrief reports to be used internally.
10) Coordinate execution of Pedal Paddle Camp with Executive Director.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
1) Assist with ordering and inventory of Red Ribbon Ride and Pedal Paddle Camp print materials including recruitment palm cards, Staff business cards, banners, buckslips and bulk mailers.
2) Coordinate and manage mailings of inquiry requests and participant registration packets.
3) Prepare progress reports in a timely manner as requested by the Red Ribbon Ride Executive Director.
4) Coordinate volunteers assigned to large projects including pre-events, bulk mailings and phone banking.
5) Assists in managing Social Media outlets.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1) Other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
1) Bachelor's degree with 2 to 5 years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
2) A minimum of one year experience in volunteer management to include recruitment, motivation, retention and appreciation efforts;
3) Demonstrated ability to influence decision-making of consumers. Sales or campaign experience a plus.
4) Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, organize outreach activities effectively, and provide impeccable customer support and relations.
5) Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking, and strong organizational, detail and interpersonal skills.
6) General knowledge of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, including planning and scheduling Social Media campaigns.
7) Ability to work independently, to work under supervision, and to work in a team-based and goal-oriented environment.
8) Exceptional ability to work well under pressure, manage and prioritize projects with multiple and often competing deadlines, and meet all set deadlines;
9) Extensive computer skills including word processing, database operations and spreadsheets. Strong familiarity with MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, design software and customer service databases a plus;
10) Ability to supervise and train volunteers, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
11) Direct knowledge of Red Ribbon Ride or very similar bicycling, fundraising events.
12) Demonstrated team player with ability to work effectively with men and women of diverse races, ethnicities, ages and sexual orientations in a multi-cultural environment;
13) Ability to engage and involve individuals in the work, programs, activities and events for and on behalf of the eight benefiting agencies, LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities.
14) Able to work flexible schedule including some nights and, weekends

Salary: $35,000.00 /year
Required experience:
  • Volunteer Management, Recruitment, Communication, Events: 1 year