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Monday, May 22, 2017

Sleep Number - Digital Media Planner

Overview:

The Digital Media Planner is a crucial position working in conjunction with the media, marketing planning and content teams to develop and execute social and digital media plans that achieve business objectives. This role drives innovation at both the strategic and execution level, and cultivates key partnerships to deliver the best digital media opportunities across social channels in addition to other media channels including display, mobile, and video. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in social planning and buying, but also be knowledgeable across the entire programmatic landscape.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage social and programmatic buys including plan development, audience selection , optimization, and reporting
  • Develop and execute strong and effective social media plans incorporating programmatic, display, mobile and video based on sound strategies and research
  • Participate in overall media strategy development and participate in group brainstorming sessions with the intention of bringing great ideas to life
  • Supervise insertion order process and ensure adherence to budgets, terms and conditions
  • Work with creative partners on ad development to ensure media and creative strategies work in harmony
  • Work with Digital Media Manager to ensure plans are on strategy and meet objectives
  • Utilize data to configure, operate and optimize campaigns to meet company objectives
  • Lead analysis on media delivery, performance, trends and future implications and make optimizations based on insights from varying sources
  • Work with Ad Operations Manager and Analytics team to ensure proper technical set-up for tracking, testing, reporting, and optimization
  • Manage relationships with relevant outside partners
  • Seek new trends and opportunities within the industry within display, mobile, social and video; develop POVs to share with media team

Qualifications:

Experience, Education & Certifications:
  • 3-5 years of related experience required.
  • BA/BS required
Knowledge, skills & abilities:
  • Experience with Social-specific platforms (e.g. Facebook Business Manager, Twitter ads, Snapchat ad platform)
  • Experience with media buying technologies such as social buying platforms, DSPs (DataXu a plus), third party ad servers, and web analytics platforms (Adobe a plus)
  • Experience working across media functions
  • Experience executing programmatic and social buys
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Advance computer knowledge (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate with simplicity and influence broadly
  • Able to work independently and have excellent time management skills
  • Problem solver with the ability to develop creative solutions
  • Organized, and detail-oriented with strong attention to follow-through
  • Nimble and flexible to succeed in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple projects
Working Conditions (if applicable): Standard office environment

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The College of St. Scholastica - Manager, Web Design


Job Summary: Responsible for managing the College’s web presence, social media and automated marketing systems.

• Manages the content, design, development and maintenance of the College’s web presence through an inclusive lens to align with college priorities and Benedictine Values; establishes and ensures adherence to web content and design standards/guidelines to ensure consistency; manages current iteration of web presence and creates strategies for future developments/enhancements; coordinates activities with IT and other College departments/users; manages content to include copy-writing, front-end design and development, photo editing and CMS management; coordinates efforts with vendors on testing, analytics, data development and design.
• Implements and enforces procedures and standards for digital internal communications.
• Manages all facets of the College’s Marketing Automation System that executes email campaigns; develops campaign strategies and email design; coordinates efforts with stakeholders in College departments.
• Oversees other digital systems related to activities; ensures calendaring system is operational and integrated with College web Presence; oversees additional email systems.
• Plans, organizes, administers, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned staff and students.
• Recommends selection of staff; trains staff and provides for their professional development; administers discipline as required.
• Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the team.
• Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.

Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, or related field; AND four (4) years of professional experience in communications, marketing and public relations operations; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of:
• Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the supervision of employees.
• Principles and practices of developing teams, motivating employees and managing in a team environment.
• Principles and practices of social media systems and capabilities.
• Principles and practices of program development and implementation.
• Principles, practices and methods of need assessments and program evaluation.
• Principles and practices of public information, media relations and effective community outreach.
• Principles and methods of developing effective cross-cultural informational and educational materials.
• Computer systems and applications related to the work.
Skill in:
• Commitment to inclusive excellence as an expression of the Benedictine values of the College of St. Scholastica.
• Planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of others.
• Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
• Developing and maintaining effective social media and web-based communications and marketing initiatives.
• Preparing and editing effective written informational and marketing materials.
• Creating, planning, implementing and managing a wide-range of programs.
• Exercising sound independent judgment within general procedural guidelines.
• Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
• Utilizing web related systems and applications in an efficient and effective manner.
• Developing effective work teams and motivating individuals to meet goals and objectives and provide customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
• Preparing clear, concise and complete reports, correspondence and other written materials.
• Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
• Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with coworkers and students.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

Apply now.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

City Pages - Marketing Intern

City Pages has an exciting opportunity for a part-time, paid Marketing Intern. The hours and length are negotiable depending on student’s schedule. The internship targets college and graduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in marketing, media, event planning or sales.
Interns can expect to get hands on experience with social media management, planning and executing for City Pages signature events, sales knowledge, innovative projects to engage and expand the readers of the reputable City Pages weekly publication.
Interns are paid $10 an hour | 10-15 hours a week
  • This opportunity allows students to get real-world experience in a major daily news environment.
  •  Our interns will report directly to the Marketing Coordinator and Marketing Director. They will also interact with Sales Reps, Graphic Designers, CP digital, and Managers.
  • Majority of the internship is in the City Pages office. Various work will include being off site to advance the street team, work signature events and attend meetings with clients.
Qualifications:
Most successful applicants have:
  • Completed at least their sophomore year in college
  • Acquired excellent time management, organizational and detail orientated skills
  • Experience with marketing and promotions
  • Are current with the trends of social media
We’re looking for a transcendent marketing pioneer who is hungry for knowledge and experience within marketing at a media company. The Marketing Intern at City Pages has the opportunity to network with an unlimited amount of Twin Cities businesses and companies behind the computer and face to face in meetings and at events. 
EOE

Apply now.

Be The Match - PR Intern

The public relations intern will work primarily with marketing staff focused on raising awareness of the Be The Match brand and key organization focus areas through message development, content strategy, thought leadership, influencer relations and media relations. The person in this role will be assigned projects and mentors to help him or her gain a better understanding of communications best practices, standards of performance and office culture. This is a hands-on internship that will provide the opportunity to make valuable contributions to our life saving work. 

Minimum Education:             
Currently enrolled in a marketing/public relations-focused Bachelor’s degree program at a college or university. Completed at least two years of
relevant coursework.

Minimum Experience:            
One previous internship preferred. Qualified applicants will possess polished and articulate communication skills, the ability to
prioritize multiple concurrent tasks and meet tight deadlines, possess strong written and editing skills, be extremely
detail oriented and have related marketing experience. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with developing
and launching various marketing executions and interest in social marketing (i.e. LinkedIn Campaigns). Proficiency
with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, required; Microsoft Project experience, a plus.


Key Skills:                              
Strong time management skills. A passion for staying on top of trends in marketing and communications. Attention to detail, as well as strong written
and verbal communications skills. Understanding of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet search applications.  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fagron - Marketing Communication Specialist

About the job

This position will be responsible for developing, executing, and monitoring multi-channel marketing campaigns including digital, social, print, events and other marketing collateral in support of defined marketing objectives.
  • Prepare, plan and support the execution of publicity, promotional and commercial activities.
  • Create Fagron sterile services and institutional sales marketing materials (FSS and JCB Labs) - including brochures, advertising, email, web, social media, and other promotional materials in conjunction with Marketing Management.
  • Request translation service of marketing materials, as needed.
  • Work with advertisers for timely and useable ad submissions.
  • Copyedit, proofread, and revise communications.
  • Recommend, implement and maintain website updates.
  • Research and report on media coverage, tactical success metrics and industry trends.
  • Organize exhibitions and events.
  • Implement innovative eMarketing and web-based campaigns.
  • Manage and maintain the compliance and brand guidelines on all forms of marketing communications.
  • Support and update integrated communications calendar.
  • Partner with internal and external customers/vendors to execute materials, including advertisement, graphics, educational events and promotional items.

Set yourself apart

You should possess the following qualifications, background and abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or related field.
  • 3 years of marketing communications experience.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent verbal, written and analytical skills.
  • Background in implementing CRM strategies, Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and deliverable deadlines in a fast paced work environment.
  • Experience writing, editing and measuring the effectiveness of marketing communications in a highly regulated environment. 
  • Experience in marketing Healthcare, 503B Outsourcing Facilities, Institutional Sales, preferred but not required.
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat PRO, Premier Pro, etc.) and InDesign capabilities, a plus.

What’s on offer?

Fagron offers exciting opportunities for personal and professional growth. We provide an open and truly dynamic environment which supports and encourages you to develop your skills and talents.

Apply now.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Media Relations Agency - Event Marketing Internship

Event Marketing Internship

Are you looking for some experience? Do you have a flexible schedule?  Our internship program is designed to provide students with opportunities to learn more about their fields of interest and gain valuable experience in the industry. Internships are offered on an unpaid basis, and must be taken for credit.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work to plan and execute events
  • Assist on writing copy materials
  • Organization of client database
  • Call out to clients and prospects to verify company information
  • Assist with projects in the areas of marketing and events planning
  • Assist in the development of event materials and arranging into reports
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • General administrative tasks
EXPECTATIONS:
  • Well-organized with the ability to work on several projects at the same time
  • Good writing and editing skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Google apps, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint helpful
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with great attention to detail and an eye for consistency
  • Sense of humor
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn about business and public relations
  • Willing to abide by the policies and procedures of Media Relations, Inc.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Marketing, Event Marketing, Communications or other related field
  • Able to work at least 10 hours per week
  • It is the student’s responsibility to seek possible credit for this internship.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Zumbrota Ford - Social Media Intern

About Us:
Zumbrota Ford has been family owned since 1999. The success of our employees and the satisfaction of our customers are very important to us. The longevity of our business success and growth is rooted in the simple philosophy to grown our employees and treat our customers with the respect and courtesy they deserve.

What We’re Looking For:
Zumbrota Ford is seeking a Social Media Intern to join our winning team. If you are looking to develop professionally and be a part of a fun and flexible work team – apply today!

Benefits:
  • Family Owned since 1999
  • Opportunity for growth internally
  • Earned #1 Ford Dealership award in the state of Minnesota 4 years in a row
  • Free lunch on Saturdays
  • Closed on Sundays
  • Closed on Major Holidays
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Great Perks!

Responsibilities:
  • Work with Manager to create and implement campaigns
  • Develop content for Social Media platforms on a daily and weekly basis for company promotions
  • Monitor analytics with Management team
  • Create engaging social media content
  • Assist in general distribution of media alerts

Qualifications:
  • Ability to work hard with limited supervision
  • Previous experience in social media/marketing
  • In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+
  • Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insights
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop

Humera - Senior Marketing Communications Specialist

    Humera is seeking an experienced, high-caliber, Marketing Communications Senior Specialist for our client in St. Paul. This is a long term contract position. The Global Marketing Communications Senior Specialist for Heart Failure is responsible for initiating, creating and executing global product launch plans and/or global campaigns across multiple communication channels and geographies.
    The Marketing Communications Specialists will enable sales and build the client's brand. This role must demonstrate an understanding of the business, product, customer, distribution channels, and competitors while applying their perspective and expertise in best–in-class marketing communications through the development of strategies and execution of global plans.
This role will support the Heart Failure business and marketing strategies while ensuring consistency and alignment with Global Communications brand and policies.
Duties
  • Develop and execute measurable, multi-channel communications strategies and campaigns to support the commercialization of solutions globally
  • Partner to create and execute campaigns in specific geographies, such as the U.S., Europe or Asia
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding about the nuances of different global geographies and selling divisions to ensure communications campaigns enable the sales organizations
  • Develop campaign briefs with marketing counterpart(s) to help support business/marketing goals
  • Produce communications materials using established department procedures and tools.
  • Contribute to global product positioning, messaging, naming and creative development working with manager.
  • Contribute to the development of the communications annual operating plan and budget plan
  • Manage projects within allocated budget, proposing cost-saving measures where appropriate
  • Ensure metrics are established and tracked for each campaign/product launched
  • Collaborate closely with peers in Marketing and Marketing Communications; Project Management, Operations, Digital, Brand, Events, Creative Services, Public Relations, and Internal Communications to align on product launches, campaigns, process, strategies, best practices and efficiencies
  • For all print and digital collateral and support materials, maintain appropriate compliance usage and adequate inventory to support internal and external customers
  • Partner with outside agencies/vendors to ensure initiatives meet expectations
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities, as assigned
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, English or equivalent

  • Five years professional experience in marketing communications, advertising or other similar field

  • Medical Device Industry or another regulated industry experience preferred

  • Heart Failure or Cardiology experience preferred
    .
  • Skill and track record to think strategically and act tactically

  • Proven abiliy to meet deadlines and successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously with strong attention to detail

  • Self-starter who has the ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Strong verbal and written communications to effectively communicate at multiple levels within the organization.

  • Proficient w/ MS Office including PowerPoint and Excel software

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance; some travel may be required

    Qualified Candidates must have:
  • Five years professional experience in marketing communications, advertising or other similar field

  • Prior experience developing and executing measurable, multi-channel communications strategies and campaigns to support the commercialization of solutions globally

  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat), working knowledge of Dreamweaver and proficient in the use Microsoft Office 2010 Additional Experience: Prior related working experience in the medical device (or other federally regulated) industry
Post Date: 05.06.2017
Salary: Contact for Rate
Shift: 1st

Apply now.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Jefferson Lines - Marketing Intern

Jefferson Lines is looking for a part-time Marketing Intern at our corporate office located in Minneapolis, MN!

The Marketing Intern would provide support to the Marketing and Sales groups at Jefferson Lines. A successful candidate would be enrolled in a full-time college or university studying Marketing, business or Communications. Some Marketing or business experience is a plus.

Jefferson Lines offers a great work environment and a never-ending opportunity to succeed.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with the Marketing team on projects such as radio, newspaper, digital marketing and social media within multiple geographical markets

Manage and execute Marketing and Sales operation analysis for the organization

Assist with Marketing campaign materials, programs and related items

Track and maintain Marketing spend allocated to projects and specific markets

Maintain programs and reports using Microsoft Office products and internal systems

Assist with coordination and facilitation of Marketing events

Assist with all Marketing initiatives as directed

Qualifications/Skill Requirements:
Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program

Strong written and organizational skills

Ability to multitask and take initiative

Strong Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Possess strong verbal and written ethic and positive attitude

Ability to take direction and absorb information quickly


Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Room & Board - Communications Associate

Overview:

Room & Board, a modern furniture and accessories retailer, has a newly-created opportunity for a Communications Associate to manage the voice of our external employment brand. This individual will build awareness about our employment culture as well as promote current career opportunities. In this part-time role (3 to 4 days a week) with full benefits, you will be a member of the Internal Communications team in the Human Resources department and will partner with the Recruitment and Marketing teams.
Responsibilities:
  • Refine and strengthen our employment hallmarks
  • Update our Careers site content
  • Strengthen our employment presence on social media
  • Create recruitment collateral
  • Manage opportunities for external employment recognition
  • Draft engaging internal communication stories
Recommended Experience:
  • Three to five years of hands-on experience in marketing content execution and social media strategies with a passion for employment branding
  • Experience with brand positioning, value propositions and consistently communicating key messages in written and image form
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field, or equivalent experience
To learn more about working at Room & Board, please visit our Careers site.
Room & Board is an environment of inclusion.

Periscope - Associate Media Planner


To support media buyers and planners with the day to day operations of the media department.
RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

Account Support
  • Help compile necessary documents from internal or external sources to help facilitate plan development or expedite the media implementation process
  • Handling day-to-day details of document delivery, faxing, internal communications, proofing, or plan assembly as required
  • Become familiar with media resource systems and mapping programs to support development of presentations to clients by the planning team
  • Provide support on document revisions, flowchart development and revisions
  • Learn and master systems to facilitate media placement and invoicing between media and accounting                          
Agency Relationships
  • Build working relationships with all media personnel and assure the department and the agency works to meet quality standards so all planning or implementation documents are prepared and presented in a professional and timely manner
  • Learn how the agency structure operates, the workflow structure and department responsibilities
  • Participate in all training sessions on systems or operational procedures
Communication
  • Provide clear, concise, accurate implementation documents that are routed to internal account teams and media vendors as required by Supervisor or other departments
  • Maintain appropriate records of all written directions, work orders, recommendations, and media contracts, which result in client decisions or approvals, particularly authorizations to proceed with chargeable services
  • Keep all members of account and media teams informed of problems or opportunities that could impact a client’s media plan outcomes or budgets
SKILLS REQUIRED
  • Proficient in Microsoft office software
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with complex numerical situations
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task
  • Creative problem solving and decision-making skills; excellent judgment
  • Excellent customer service and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong leadership skills that demonstrate potential to grow
  • Desire to learn and be challenged with new opportunities 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • 1-2 years preferred in a marketing communications, advertising agency, or media organization
  • B.A. degree in business, journalism (advertising emphasis), or liberal arts with strong business curriculum

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Spotlight Media Relations - Account Coordinator



Job Description:
Day-to-day duties include pitching the media, writing pitches and other client materials, developing client updates, media monitoring and administrative duties. This is a full-time entry-level position with benefits including health insurance and paid vacation time.

Qualifications:
- B.A. in public relations, journalism, mass communications, marketing or a related field
- Willingness to learn and take direction
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Social media proficiency
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Must be a team player
- Willingness to respond to media requests and needs after hours and on weekends as needed
- Delivers work on or before deadline
- PR or editorial internship experience preferred

About Spotlight Media Relations:
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 both broadcast media and data-driven editorial feature content. Current clients include national beauty, fashion, health/wellness and lifestyle brands and experts.

Application Details:
Please send a resume, cover letter and optional writing sample to Lauren Bettenga at lauren@spotlightmediarelations.com.

Monday, May 01, 2017

AQUENT - Digital Marketing Manager / Social Media

Our client, a top financial services provider is seeking part-time social media talent! Please see details below and apply for consideration!


Key Objectives For This Role: 
 - Manage the social media channels for company (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Pinterest)
- Coordinate with content teams within the various business units to create valuable content that engages consumers and fulfills business objectives (brand awareness, website traffic, etc.)
- Extensive use of social media tools--company will be using Meltwater analytics, experience with that is ideal. However, prior use of tools such as Radian6/Social Studio, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Bitly, Google Analytics are also helpful.
- Social media content postings and infographic design highlighting objectives.


Other Responsibilities May Include: 
- Create weekly and monthly reporting distributed to CMO and extended social team to analyze and refine content strategy and focus to improve engagement and value
- Manage back-end platform support for third-party application allowing registered representatives to use social media for marketing purposes while staying compliant and within FINRA guidelines.
- Primary source of internal POV documents for social media industry updates, platform changes and updates, and recommendations for expansion to new platforms.

Apply Now.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Phoenix Residence, Inc.- Public Relations and Development Coordinator

Come make a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities! The Phoenix Residence, Inc. provides person-centered, quality living experiences for individuals with disabilities. We currently provide services for 100 adults in 19 homes located in Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington County.

The Phoenix Residence has a current opening for a part to full-time Public Relations & Development Coordinator to work our of our central office.

This position will do grant writing, special event planning, marketing, manager social media and our website.

Apply now.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ICF - Account Supervisor (Media Relations)

Description


Who we are:
Audacious. Ingenious. Real. If that sounds like you, you’ll fit right in. Olson Engage a new breed of agency, purpose-built for marketing’s new realities. And Engage knows how to get attention—and how to wield it. Don’t take our word for it: PR Week says we’re “a model for creativity, growth and client service.” And we’ve spent the last 12 years proving that the right idea, well executed, can boost awareness, drive sales and inspire stakeholders for some of the most admired brands and companies anywhere.
Who we’re looking for:
Olson Engage is seeking a highly creative, energetic and ambitious media-relations expert to join our fast-growing, fun-loving and award-winning Minneapolis office. The media-relations supervisor will work with account teams to build and execute compelling media strategies for a variety of leading food-and-beverage, consumer-product and lifestyle brands. The role involves collaboration across multiple account teams, as well as Olson Engage’s dynamic offices in Chicago,, Denver and New York.
What you’ll get to do/have:
·       A proven ability to develop and execute a wide variety of media strategies for consumer-lifestyle, corporate and public affairs clients.
·       Experience advising and implementing real-time media-strategies to insert brands organically into pop culture moments.
·       Experience leading research, planning and development of comprehensive media-relations programs.
·       A proven ability to develop and present strategy for new-business and client presentations.
·       A natural curiosity and passion for emerging trends, pop culture, insights and new ways of marketing and reaching the consumer media our influencers.
·       Strong consumer-media contacts.
·       Experience and desire to do and teach.
·       Excitement about the ability to not just pitch stories, but shape them (through influence over content- and message development).
·       A collaborative nature and a willingness to elevate media-relations across the agency through mentoring and counsel.
·       An insatiable appetite for news and information. (Constantly plugged in to traditional and emerging news sources.)
·       A willingness to take risks and a desire to help our clients win.
·       A solid understanding of account service.
·       A comfort level with a fast-paced, evolving environment.
·       A great teammate.
·       Cultural contributor [i.e. someone who would be fun to grab a drink and/or coffee with]
·       A champion of great work

Qualifications


What you’ll need to succeed:
  • Must have at least 5-10 years’ experience generating top tier media coverage, preferably within an agency environment
  • Proven management and leadership skills as well as the ability to counsel on media relations strategy and the evolving media landscape
  • Bachelor degree, preferably in, public relations, communications or journalism
  • Experience working across integrated agency teams 
  • Very creative appetite
  • Ability to travel is required
ICF Olson is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity) 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Living Well Disability Services - Volunteer Coordinator


Major Position Responsibilities
Essential Job Function under the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act
  • Work with LWDS leaders to create volunteer opportunities that meet program needs and provide engaging and rewarding experiences for volunteers.
  • Promote LWDS volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers. Seek out and engage groups and individuals from a variety of communities, organizations, diverse community groups, businesses, schools, religious organizations and other relevant community groups to develop mutually beneficial relationships. Oversee online recruitment.
  • Manage the agency’s volunteer program by providing support, supervision and evaluation of the volunteer force, overseeing the application and orientation process, assisting LWDS leaders with scheduling and training, and providing regular communication and feedback.  
  • Provide volunteer support for specific LWDS homes and people we support. Coordinate with Program Coordinators/Directors.
  • Support Fundraising and Communications programs by collaborating with Advancement Team on engagement opportunities for donors and volunteers, and identifying strategic partners for LWDS. Coordinate volunteers for agency events, create opportunities for in-kind giving, and manage the in-kind donation process. Assist with social media and other communication efforts, and participate in other Advancement Dept. activities as requested. Provide positive representation of LWDS through public relations and networking.
  • Manage the agency’s internship program by developing relationships with local colleges, working with LWDS leaders to develop intern job descriptions, scheduling interviews, managing the onboarding and orientation process and providing administrative support to supervisors. 
  • Retain volunteers through detailed communication and follow-up, training and encouragement, and acknowledgement/recognition.
  • Assist with managing volunteer tracking technology through Raiser’s Edge by ensuring volunteer and in-kind donation data is entered accurately and updated as needed, and by creating queries and reports as requested. 
  • Provide support to the Director of Advancement to develop and manage the volunteer program budget. 
  • Complete required trainings as scheduled, attend staff meetings, and maintain certifications for essential job functions.
  • Complete other tasks and responsibilities as assigned and/or needed to achieve Living Well Disability Services’ mission
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the Volunteer Coordinator job effectively.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. 
  • Ability to regularly travel throughout the metro area. Driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle required. 
  • Two-three years of supervisory work experience, preferably supervising volunteers.
  • Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) Certificate in Volunteer Leadership is desired.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Excellent relationship, teambuilding, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to build and evaluate an effective volunteer program. Experience recruiting and coordinating large groups of volunteers for events.
  • Ability to be decisive and effective under pressure, and maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • Ability to work very well independently, with excellent skills in teamwork and collaboration.
  • Ability to be flexible and manage time. Some evening and weekend work is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, positively and professionally with supervisor, participants, staff, volunteers and others.
  • Have public presentation skills.
  • Have organizational skills and be able to multi-task in order to accomplish the day-to-day activities.
  • Possess computer skills, with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Demonstrate ability to learn additional computer skills/program as necessary.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to represent agency decisions constructively.
  • Ability to promote a professional work environment that is affirming, respectful and understanding of diverse people and people with disabilities.
  • Adhere to an ethical framework of boundaries in all interactions with guests, volunteers, staff and public.  
Apply now.