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Friday, April 29, 2016

FLM+ Public Relations Writer

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborates with account teams to identify public relations and community relations opportunities from client marketing and communications plans
  • Develops key messages for identified target audiences based on client marketing and communications goals
  • Plans and manages special events for clients, such as community events, trade show activities, media events, field days, etc.
  • Conducts secondary research on issues important to client’s marketing and communications environments
  • Writes in all formats – news releases, feature stories, testimonials, media pitches, online, PowerPoint presentations
  • Develops and manages relationships with media important to clients’ business
  • Assists client teams in development and implementation of social media strategies
  • As assigned, works with creative teams on concepting and development of collateral, video, exhibits and other client communication tools
  • As assigned, provides business management support to client teams, e.g. management of specific public relations projects; writing action reports on assigned projects; development of timelines and budgets, etc.
Skills/Capabilities:
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Team player with a positive, energetic attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals from all areas of the industry
  • Must work well under pressure and be able to manage multiple deadlines
  • Highly proficient in MS Office

Education and Experience:
  • College degree in communications, journalism, English, marketing, agricultural business or related field
  • Skilled communicator with excellent writing skills
  • Proven experience in media relations, issues management and community relations
  • 2-5 years solid public relations and communications experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of agriculture. 

Apply Now.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Russell Herder - Public Relations Account Supervisor


Russell Herder is looking for a seasoned public relations account supervisor to join our growing team. Do you know how to support clients through successful public relations programs and multi-platform media relations campaigns? Do you have excellent writing and presentation skills, with several years of experience pitching to national and trade media? Are you fluent in social media?
If you possess solid organizational skills and are committed to building client relationships, you’ll love our team environment. If you’re detail-oriented and highly self-sufficient, with previous public relations and media relations experience in an advertising agency or PR firm, you might be a great fit for our outstanding clients. Let’s talk! Minimum of five years experience and Bachelor's degree required.

Please send resume and introductory email.
Job Type: Full-time
Required experience:
  • Public Relations: 5 years
Required education:
  • Bachelor's
Apply now.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Twin Cities Orthopedics - Digital and Social Media Specialist


Position Purpose Summary:
Responsible for the development, execution, optimization, maintenance, measurement and reporting of websites, social media, and digital demand generation programs to increase brand awareness and preference.  This position will help drive online marketing tactics including SEO, PPC, lead generation, conversion, remarketing, retargeting, and data analysis working collaboratively with team members and partners to develop and manage content for online platforms. 

Essential Functions:


Manage TCO Online Footprint, Reputation and Brand

-       Social Media
-       Company Blog
-       Web Content + Development
-       Ratings/Review Sites
-       Online Directories
-       SEO/SEM + Analytics

Be the Voice of TCO across All Channels

Develop and Enhance Online Footprint with Internal Team Members and Partner Agencies/Consultants:

Social Media 
-       Lead corporate level social media efforts to promote key events and campaigns via established channels.
-       Write, deliver, and manage social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
-       Research social media content, opportunities, and trends relevant to the brands and audience.
-       Recommend and implement additional or expanded social media programs that drive branding, awareness and performance goals.
-       Daily management and monitoring to grow, develop, and interact with expanding audience via existing and emerging social media channels.

Digital Presence
-       Enhance organic and paid search (SEO/SEM) performance and campaigns, global search optimization, social media, targeted web content development, and related initiatives. 
-       Analyze, provide recommendations, and implement SEM / PPC and search campaign strategies.

Lead Generation/Content Marketing
-       Aid in the development, delivery and monitoring of programs to drive leads through company digital channels, including corporate website, social media and online campaigns.
-       Optimize content on website to advance search performance and lead gen activity.
-       Coordinate with internal stakeholders to align digital marketing channels and initiatives with corporate strategy and objectives.
-       Create, develop, monitor and optimize campaign web landing pages.

Additional Functions:

·         Collaborate with Brand & Communications Specialist on Content Development and Management:
-       Public Relations
-       Patient Testimonial Initiatives
-       Video Development/Creation
·         Creative Design Support to Graphic Designer
·         Occasionally participate in community functions relating to TCO outreach events throughout the year
·         Any and all other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements:
·         High School diploma/GED or equivalent
·         4 year college education or equivalent in Marketing and/or Communications and/or Public Relations
·         3+ years of related experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
·         Proven experience with search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and social media
·         Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and HTML preferred
·         Advanced knowledge of Google AdWords and Google Analytics
·         Understanding of basic content layout with the ability to use content management systems, basic html/CSS
·         Experience with management of SEO, PPC, social media marketing campaigns
·         Ability to develop strategies to drive online traffic and grow customer engagement via digital channels
·         Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills
·         Strong attention to detail
·         Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage varied projects simultaneously
·         Results-oriented
·         Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other teams within organization
·         Excellent organization, communication, and time management skills. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines and manage expectations of all stakeholders.
·         Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, relationship building skills, and ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
Essential Requirements:
Ability to:
·         Comply with company policies, procedures, practices and business ethics guidelines.
·         Complete job required training.
·         Comply with all applicable laws and regulations, (e.g. HIPAA, Stark, OSHA, employment laws, etc.)
·         Prompt and reliable attendance
·         Work in the clinic, office or surgery center during business hours 
·         Travel independently throughout the clinic, office or surgery center (which may include movement from floor to floor); frequent bending, lifting, stooping or sitting for long periods of time may be required
·         Work at an efficient and productive pace, handle interruptions appropriately and meet deadlines
·         Converse in a respectful and professional manner
·         Prioritize workload while being flexible to meet the expectations of the daily operations
·         Apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
·         Understand and execute a variety of instructions
·         Effectively operate equipment and communicate on and operate the phone system
·         Work independently with minimal supervision
·         Travel to other work locations, if required

Performance Expectations – TCO’s Core Values:
·         Integrity - Do the right thing and take responsibility for what you do and say
·         Service  - Consistently contribute to deliver an exceptional experience
·         Quality - Act with high purpose, committed effort, and skillful execution to exceed expectations
·         Innovation - Identify progressive solutions that improve service, teamwork, efficiency, and/or effectiveness
·         Teamwork - Be a part of the whole; support each other positively

Environmental Conditions:
·         Normal clinic/office/surgery center setting

Notes:
·         The knowledge, skills, abilities & traits (KSATs) listed on this job description are typically acquired through the levels of education and experience listed.  However, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience, which provide an applicant with the listed KSATs to perform the essential functions and requirements of the job, is acceptable.
·         TCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
·         This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential job functions are subject to modification.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Metropolitan Airports Commission - Public Affairs and Marketing Coordinator

Assist the Public Affairs and Marketing Director with development, coordination and implementation of internal and external communication and marketing programs.  At the direction of the Public Affairs and Marketing Director, serve as a spokesperson for MAC.  Work with MAC departments, partners and tenants to provide strategic communication components to issues, projects and activities.  Research, write, edit and distribute media advisories, press releases, public statements and publications. Develop talking points, speeches, PowerPoint and other presentations for MAC commissioners and senior leaders.  

Communicate with external audiences through social media and electronic bulletins. Research and write scripts for video. Develop and maintain web site content and respond to constituent questions and informational requests.  Plan and arrange public and press events. Represent the MAC and present approved information at public meetings and events. Assist with crisis communications.
 
To apply for this position please visit our website at https://www.metroairports.orgThis posting closes at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Monday, April 25, 2016

University of Minnesota - Parking and Transportation Service - Program/Project Specialist

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma/GED and five years of experience related to program/project implementation and/or management.
  • Experience successfully coordinating and/or implementing large programs, initiatives and/or projects.
  • Experience working in and providing support for a complex administrative office environment for a senior executive.
  • Experience working in a large, complex, highly decentralized organization.
  • Computer experience, including Microsoft Suite or a similar software, with the ability to create graphs, charts, and reports; and familiarity with Google Applications or other calendaring systems.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Relevant administrative experience to total five years.
  • Experience in a fast paced, service oriented, teamwork driven environment.
  • Possess demonstrated conflict management and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and influence others to action.
  • Proven ability to accurately, effectively and efficiently deliver customer friendly service to internal and external customers and audiences.
  • Demonstrated integrity, flexibility, and dependability. 
  • The proven ability and commitment to foster a respectful workplace environment that seeks and values diversity.
  • Proven record of maintaining discretion and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to listen well and work effectively with diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management and organization skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.

About the Job


This position is covered by the AFSCME Clerical Union. Union/Fair share deductions may be made.
Pay range: $34,424 - $57,616
Description of Position
  • The Program/Project Specialist (Executive Specialist) is responsible for overseeing and coordinating programs, initiatives and projects for Parking & Transportation Services.  This position plans and coordinates administrative programs and initiatives; researches and gathers data for projects and/or reports; develops and executes programs within designated budgets; serves as a communication liaison with internal and external constituents; and provides administrative support for Parking & Transportation Services.
  • This position also provides support, as requested, for members of Parking & Transportation Services’ senior leadership team. 

Responsibilities

55% Administrative Duties
  • Develop and maintain administrative processes, procedures and systems including electronic and manual tracking and filing systems for Parking & Transportation Services.
  • Schedule meetings and events for PTS, and as directed with U-wide senior administrators, departmental contacts and external constituents.  Coordinate and manage multiple calendars, including the Director’s calendar.  Interact on a daily basis with PTS leadership and executive offices throughout the University.  Compose agendas and summaries.
  • Provide staff support for departmental and U-wide committees and work groups, including search committees, as requested.
  • Answer questions related to PTS administrative policy, respond to or initiate inquiries, and explain policies and procedures.
  • Support Parking & Transportation leadership in meeting their goals and objectives as requested.
  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Handle complex communications, both verbally and in writing, on behalf of PTS leadership, as requested.
  • Resolve issues and problems independently, as appropriate. Identify areas of improvement and make recommendations.
  • Investigate and develop responses to complicated, complex and/or sensitive inquiries, requests and issues.
  • Conduct research for reports, documents, publications and/or special projects.
    • Gather, compile and review data. Assist with departmental data requests.
    •  Review data parking and transportation related information.
    •  Compose or assist in writing report results and graphing.
  • Draft and prepare reports, graphs, manuals, presentations and correspondence /memoranda, maps/promotional materials including items for PTS, University governance, University senior executives and Board of Regents meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
30% Program and Project Support
Assist the Administrative Services Manager with effective planning, implementation (including establishing and convening work teams), communication and coordination, evaluation of, and reporting on Parking &Transportation Services-wide programs, initiatives and projects. Specific programs/initiatives/projects include the following:
  • Coordinate and oversee Parking & Transportation’s use of U Learn for annual performance appraisals.
    • Assist in the development, planning and implementation of Parking &Transportation Services annual effort related to customer service recognition.
    • Coordinate and align Parking & Transportation Services wellness efforts with Auxiliary Services and overall University programs and efforts.  Produce a wellness newsletter and regular communications plan.
    • Coordinate Parking & Transportation Services efforts associated with Auxiliary Services/ University employee engagement efforts, including the Employee Satisfaction Survey. 
    • o Plan and coordinate Parking & Transportation Services annual Community Fund Drive efforts.
    •  Assist in the planning and coordination of departmental comprehensive operational reviews.
    • Assist in the development, planning and implementation of Parking & Transportation Services diversity and respectful workplace training and educational initiatives.
    • Assist in the development, planning and implementation of departmental training.
    • Assist in the planning, coordination and implementation one-time special projects, as requested.
    • Assist with the annual staff compliance processes, such as year-end signature processes.


15% Customer Service
  • Provide high quality customer service to the PTS, the University community and beyond.
  • Support Communications and Marketing area.
    • Assist to PTS Communications area as requested.
    • Assist with the design and production of customized maps, promotional material, forms, newsletters and other written and electronic communication for the department.
    • Assist with regular departmental Website updates.
    • Assist in the development and operation of the PTS Transportation Coach initiative.
       

About the Department

Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) is a self-supporting unit of the University of Minnesota within Auxiliary Services.  The department  is responsible for the administration, operation and maintenance of reliable and efficient transportation services on the Twin Cities campus including transit, parking, fleet, streets, walkways and way-finding.  PTS supports alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle and promotes programs to encourage the University community to walk, bike, carpool, or take the bus.  The department handles compliance documentation for all University vehicles or licensed equipment and administers the fuel credit card, vehicle insurance and safety, and employee driver training programs.

PTS Mission
Facilitating safe and effective integrated transportation systems that provide services for pedestrians, bicycles, transit and vehicles.

How To Apply


Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


Diversity


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information


Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Spotlight Media Relations - Administrative Assistant


Administrative Assistant
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. Current clients include nationally recognized lifestyle, tech, health and wellness, beauty, fashion experts and brands.
The Minnesota office based in Eagan is searching for a part-time Administrative Assistant to support our growing team.
Day-to-day duties of the Administrative Assistant include brand relations, B2B sales, client coordination, office management, logistics, packaging and shipping, and general administrative duties.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be available to work 24 hours during M-F, 8am-5pm
  • Must be available some evenings and weekends

If you are interested in applying for the Administrative Assistant position, please send a resume and cover letter to Dana Farmer at dana@spotlightmediarelations.com.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Saint Paul Public Library - Public Information Specialist II

Information about the Current Opening:
The current opening is within the Saint Paul Public Library system. This position is responsible for developing and implementing marketing and informational plans to engage library customers and support learning for all. Work includes writing, graphic design, and production of content for website, social media, e-news, media releases, signage, ads, displays, and publications.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Graphic Design or Communications or related degree. No substitution for education.  Two years of experience as a Public Information Specialist I or equivalent is required. Two years of experience working at an advertising agency or graphic design are preferred.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit City of Saint Paul online application, answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire at www.stpaul.gov/jobs.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

SPS Commerce - Public Relations Intern


POSITION SUMMARY
SPS Commerce is seeking the best and brightest candidates to help us transform the retail supply chain. As a marketing intern, you’ll have an opportunity to sharpen and apply your marketing, communications and organizational skills to assist our marketing team with raising awareness for SPS as an industry leader.
The marketing & PR intern will take on an important role in executing marketing and communications programs such as our corporate blog, social media and other activities. This is a high-growth opportunity that provides hands-on experience, training and mentoring.
HOURS
  • Full time hours during the summer, approx. 20 hours/week during the school year.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate student’s class schedule.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create, gather and upload content for the SPS blog and social media sites.
  • Update marketing materials based on SPS branding and templates.
  • Prepare internal reports by entering data and creating spreadsheets and databases.
  • Work in marketing systems and programs such as Wordpress, Salesforce.com, MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator).
  • Other responsibilities and projects, as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Working towards completion of bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, marketing, English, graphics, web design, communications or related field.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook). Aptitude for learning new technologies and systems.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude and ability to work well within a team environment.
WHO WE ARE
SPS is a rapidly growing, publicly traded company that is reshaping the retail supply chain. We are seeking passionate, hard-working team players interested in working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. As a winner of multiple Best Place to Work awards, we embrace the work-hard, play-hard company culture. SPS Commerce offers competitive salaries and a complete benefit package along with great company perks.  With quarterly company-wide events, a casual work environment and 60 consecutive quarters of growth, SPS is a fun, vibrant place to work that offers dynamic/challenging work in a friendly, team-oriented atmosphere. 
SPS Commerce is an EEO Race/Gender/Veteran/Disability Employer

Apply Now.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Lyft - Marketing Brand Ambassador


Lyft is the fastest-growing ridesharing company in the United States — now operating in more than 65 U.S. cities — and one of the hottest tech startups in Silicon Valley. Lyft connects passengers with friendly drivers in a matter of minutes. Our goal is to make every ride welcoming, affordable, and memorable.

Brand Ambassadors take charge of passenger growth in their city, working with the Lyft marketing team to develop a local growth strategy, execute campaigns, and spread the word about Lyft to everyone in their network- they are the connective tissue between Lyft HQ and local communities.

The best Brand Ambassadors are:

  • Proven leaders. You’re a highly-motivated self-starter. You’re excited about solving problems and making a major impact on our business.
  • Team players. You’re a strong communicator, love to collaborate, and work well with others.
  • Strategic thinkers. You’re always thinking three steps ahead. You’re playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers. 
  • Natural Promoters. You’re always talking about your favorite products and brands, whether at happy hour or in the Twittersphere.
  • Social butterflies. You love meeting new people, stepping outside your comfort zone, and expanding your network.
  • Social media mavens. You know how to leverage your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter networks to work in your favor.

What are my responsibilities?

  • Work with the local Lyft marketing team to introduce new passengers and drivers to Lyft’s on-demand ridesharing platform.
  • Represent Lyft at events and parties on your campus and across your city.
  • Create meaningful interactions with community members.

What are the perks?

  • Cash for every new passenger and driver you bring on board ($10 for every passenger referral and up to $750 for driver referrals*).
  • Early access to product features and company updates.
  • Major prizes and cash bonuses for top performers.
  • Gain valuable experience in marketing, business development, sales, and community building with one of fastest growing tech companies in the U.S.
  • Opportunities to oversee teams of Ambassadors as a City Lead.
  • Get letters of recommendations and LinkedIn endorsements from members of Lyft’s world-class marketing team.

What are the qualifications?

  • A current college student or recent grad.
  • Authorized to work in USA.
  • Own an iPhone or Android.
*Driver referral amounts are subject to change. Check the Ambassador Promotions FAQ for up to date values
 

The Toro Company - Marketing Manager

JOB PURPOSE:
Leads, plans and directs assigned categories within the RLC Riding Products Group.
Responsibilities include development of appropriate objectives, strategies and tactics to ensure the optimal performance of the category. Scope may include products, services, communications, promotion, pricing, programs, channel delivery and P&L management.
Leads and directs category cross-functional teams towards the achievement of category financial and marketing objectives.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Marketing:
• Recommend and develop, with support of other key division departments, plans and projects for the development and introduction of innovative Toro branded new/improved products and services.
• Initiate market and/or customer research activities to understand customer requirements, market needs, measure Toro market share and test new products and services.
• Be the primary advocate for the customer / end user.
• Establish and maintain an effective method to determine customer satisfaction on new and/or current products and ensure timely corrective actions occur where appropriate.
• Develop short and long-term product pricing and promotional strategies and recommend specific fiscal year whole goods/accessory pricing and merchandising strategies.
• Track market reaction/acceptance and effectiveness of marketing programs, policies and recommend timely actions or changes.
• Assure the timely and effective introduction/merchandising of new and current products
• Prepare and launch of marketing guides, key customer proposals, bulletins, literature and other communications regarding product, promotion, advertising, public relations.
• Provide Toro’s channel partners with appropriate product and program training and work closely with Toro’s key customers and industry partners to build relationships and enhance the Toro brand.
Establish Goals, Strategies and Business Planning:
• Develop and execute annual business category plans achieving financial, sales, share, inventory, warranty and other measurement targets.
• Develop and execute long range business and product plans
• Recommend and establish appropriate policies to deal with major issues or reoccurring problems.
• Ensure clear communication of objectives and strategies through all departments, divisions and supporting functions.
• Investigate, assess and recommend new business and product opportunities as well as cost reduction/avoidance on current products, services or programs.
Secure the Necessary Resources and Meet Approved Plans:
• Effectively present recommended objectives, strategies, action plans and business policies to division management team.
• Obtain timely approval for necessary projects, staff, equipment and budget needs and/or changes.
• Effectively manage the business within the approved budgets

JOB DIMENSIONS:
• Category Gross Sales $80-$100M
• Markets: US and Canada
• Collaborative product category strategy and tactics for multiple platforms and/or brands
• Multiple channel strategies and tactics for dealer and/or distributor channel and/or mass
• Category promotions strategy and tactics

SPECIFICATIONS:

• B.S.Degree in Marketing related discipline with at least 5+ years marketing or MBA with at least 3 years experience in consumer, whole-goods mid-price/premium products.
• At least 2 years successful experience in managing new product development efforts.
• Must possess strong analytical skills and demonstrated interpersonal, supervisory and leadership abilities for project team management.
• Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, exhibit initiative and be a team player supportive of division and company objectives and culture.

About Toro:
Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, The Toro Company delivers innovation through a surprising array of products. Since 1914, our ideas have transformed the way professionals and homeowners care for their outdoor landscapes. An excellent reputation, strong brands, ethical business practices, and a culture founded on trust and respect are ideals shared by our employees. With annual revenue of $2.0 billion, Toro consistently delivers strong financial performance and market leadership. More than 5,000 global employees form a strong community with a world of opportunities to learn and contribute.
Ideas and ideals. That’s life at Toro.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Apply now.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union - Marketing Specialist



Affinity Plus Core Values:
  • Integrity: We are honest and trustworthy. We are open to new ideas and feedback. We learn from our mistakes.
  • Care: We show compassion and respect for people. We treat people with dignity.
  • Excellence: We strive for the best results and have high expectations. We seek to improve and to have a safe, secure and sound organization.
What is a Marketing Specialist? 
A Specialist in the Marketing department at Affinity Plus will provide creative marketing solutions throughout the organization, including all forms of media. This person will be tasked with implementing and enhancing communication strategies that effectively describe and promote Affinity Plus and its products and services to our members, employees and other stakeholders in line with our brand. This person will also drive key business objectives forward through our partners, branch communities, and members and employees through advocacy, visits, relationships, and resources.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Create, write, and edit member communications with engaging content that meets the organizational messaging filter, including: website content, social media posts, media releases, newsletter articles, event notices, etc.
  • Participate in multi-channel marketing campaign planning, including analysis of competitive products/services, budgets, pricing and distribution.
  • Maintain the consistency and build the strength of the credit union’s message and brand throughout all communications
  • Follow trends in life stage marketing and communication and data related to Affinity Plus membership to bring proactive recommendations forward to keep Affinity Plus messaging relevant and top of mind
  • Build competency in core areas of business through partnership with department and branch leaders in order to support effective communication efforts at all levels of the organization
  • Support the marketing and business development teams with writing and communications duties as needed for both internal and external communications
  • Cultivate relationships with key partners within the industry and at community forums (i.e. media representatives, Chamber events, Foundation initiatives, Minnesota Credit Union Network events, etc)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills:
  • Strong understanding of brand messaging and image
  • Excellent communication skills – written, social, presentation, verbal – with the ability to connect, influence and develop strong relationships with member, employee and partner audiences
  • Creative problem solving solutions to challenging situations
  • Strong time management with the ability to manage multiple workloads with successful results
  • Proficiency in social media websites and applications
  • Experience working with media releases and professionals preferred
  • 3-5 years of marketing communication experience
  • BA in Marketing, Communications or other applicable field or comparable work experience

Workplace Environment:
  • Working in a stationary position for 90% of the work day
  • Utilizing the telephone 15% of the day
  • Moving, lifting and/or carrying 20 pounds with or without accommodations
  • Bending, twisting, kneeling, stooping or crouching when appropriate, on occasion
  • Repetitive movements, including but not limited to typing, mousing, phones, etc.

Required Work Schedule:
Standard Monday through Friday business hours, with occasional weekend and evening hours based on special events.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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3-5 years: Marketing and Presentation experience