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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)


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


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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Thrivent Financial - Marketing Associate Support Services


Individual contributor role that is responsible for providing direct telephone and email support services to FRs and CET and supports the execution of assigned marketing tactics for specific marketing/tax exempt projects, strategies and programs. These associates work as part of a larger project or team to help execute various aspects of marketing/tax exempt tactics and initiatives. Additionally, this role works collaboratively with a wide range of internal stakeholders (product, creative services, and compliance) to support the development of marketing tactics systems.

Job Description

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Respond to all incoming marketing calls and emails (from FR, OPs and/or CET) in prompt, efficient manner, giving accurate and thorough responses to requests/questions.
  • Provide support to the daily workflow of marketing materials and/or back office operations as they progress through the development process, including initial review, consultation, information gathering, minor editing, trafficking, compliance/legal review and final approval.
  • Provide guidance, education and consultation to inbound callers (FR/OP/CET) regarding the use of current marketing materials and systems, including direct mail, advertising, on demand marketing tools, and field contact opportunities.
  • Provide tactical support, report and tracking for marketing initiatives and strategies as assigned.
  • Monitor and manage inventory and fulfillment
Required Job Qualifications
  • Entry level marketing support role, requiring 0-3 years' experience in marketing or like field.
  • College degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency with basic technology (Word, Outlook, etc.)
Other Critical Factors
  • Ability to multi-task; manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Great listening and problem solving skills.
Apply online.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Padilla CRT - Senior Director - Health

Do you have a passion for health care communications? Are you in-tune with the health care community? Do you want to work for a firm committed to its employees and clients? We seek a Senior Director for our growing Health Sector. The ideal candidate will provide strategic client counsel, business development, account management and service across a broad health care client and revenue base.

The Senior Director is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of a variety of health care accounts, managing account teams, and driving revenue-producing growth (existing and new accounts).  He/she serves as a principal client contact (in absence of a director or account supervisor) and assumes greater responsibility for leading program planning, budgeting and staffing/billability of accounts.

 New Business Development
  • Grow business by providing leadership, direction and strategic guidance to colleagues, day-to-day teams and senior level clients
  • Responsible for organic growth of client fees/revenues with existing clients as well as for leveraging resources across practice areas to ensure cross-sector growth
  • Identify new business opportunities and contribute to overall business development planning and new client acquisitions
  • Participate in new business presentation development and pitch team
  • Help achieve practice’s revenue growth by aggressively participating in proactive new business development, including new client prospecting, content marketing development/strategies and other marketing opportunities
Client Service
  • Lead, nurture and maintain strong client relationships, providing day-to-day client support and strategic and tactical counsel
  • Direct, develop and execute communications programs to ensure they strategically achieve client’s business goals, within budget and on deadline
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively around complex health care client opportunities and challenges
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of all clients’ business and the health care industry
  • Research and counsel account teams and clients on competitive analysis on behalf of clients’ business; supports implementation and analysis of strategic research for all clients
  • Assess business landscape and provide insights to account teams to drive appropriate recommendations/actions for client needs
  • Differentiate the Padilla brand positively through agency, industry, profession or community leadership activity
Team Management
  • Lead management of account team members, establishing meaningful goals to ensure team member(s) satisfaction and retention
  • Demonstrate superior level of teamwork and client relationship-building skills
  • Educate client teams to deliver strategical professional counsel and content
  • Stay abreast of health care environment shifts, provide guidance to teams and clients
  • Develop professional and management skills of account teams; provide ongoing performance review and training opportunities
  • Lend skills, capabilities or knowledge to assist team members in problem solving on behalf of clients, teams or general management
  • Lead, manage overall financial performance of accounts, including oversight of account staffing and financial process, including forecasting, budgeting, estimates, invoicing and collections
  • Successfully manage and grow a minimum of $750,000+ of fee income
  • Lead efforts to achieve company revenue and profitability projections
  • Oversee, plan, manage budgets and allocation of timelines and people resources to meet aggressive client growth goals
  • Minimum of 10+ years of relevant health care communications experience, preferably in pharmaceutical and device communications
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field including but not limited to communications, public relations, marketing, advertising, journalism or business
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years management experience that includes financial, profitability oversight and extensive new business development
  • Expertise in research-based strategic program development and execution
  • Ability to maintain and expand successful client relationships
  • Proven experience hiring, motivating, growing and managing a professional communications team
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Professional presence with well-developed presentation skills
  • Ability to travel (regionally and nationally) approximately 20%
Apply online.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Communications/Digital Media Coordinator


Northland Community and Technical College is seeking a Communications/Digital Media Coordinator, campus location to be determined with successful candidate. The Communications/Digital Media Coordinator must be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and press releases, web and other related print marketing and promotional material.
Individual will be responsible for ensuring that content projects of all kinds are completed on schedule and meet their stated goals. Some evening and weekend hours may be required in support of special projects and events.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of para-professional experience, OR an equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education and/or experience, that demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of digital media communications across a wide variety of electronic media. 
  • Creative and analytic thinking skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of communication strategies and processes, including strong familiarity with social media strategies, tools and platforms. 
  • Ability to use varying styles, approaches, skills and techniques that reflect an understanding and acceptance of role of culture in a diverse multicultural workplace. 
  • Strong copywriting and proofreading skills.
  • Experience with content management systems. 
  • Video and photo production skills sufficient to provide visual content for publications and web. 
  • Working knowledge of social media including Twitter, Facebook, etc. 
  • Understanding of basic principles of marketing and ability to produce creative, original, compelling, brand compliant content and marketing materials that are audience appropriate. 
  • Familiarity with design and content aesthetics/functions specific to Web and electronic media. 
  • Ability to manage time, operate efficiently, meet deadlines for all types of production, maintain several projects at once and deal with frequent interruptions. 
  • Ability to work closely with Director of Marketing, Communications and Enrollment to develop high quality electronic communications that enhance marketing, public relations and internal communication efforts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in communications, social media, marketing or journalism
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Proficiency in web analytics including but not limited to Google Analytics.
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management systems.
  • Ability to vary tone and language based on medium and target audience.  

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at Reference Job ID 12580.  State of Minnesota employees may apply via Self Serv.  Paper applications will not be accepted.  Applicants are encouraged to upload a resume as a Word document file and copy and paste a cover letter when completing the application process.
The Recruiting Solutions online application system also collects work preference information to match candidate interests with future openings.


Apply now.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Beehive Strategic Communication - Account Supervisor

Beehive Strategic Communication is looking for an account supervisor to join our award-winning St. Paul agency. The account supervisor will lead business for agency healthcare and financial services clients. The ideal candidate has 6-7 years of public relations and strategic communication experience – both external and internal – primarily in an agency setting. (Comparable titles: account executive, senior account executive, account manager)

Beehive is best known for fresh insights, creative strategies and positive connections that create enduring value for our clients. We are inspired by the global movement toward purpose-driven businesses and are committed to using the power of communication to build better businesses for a better world. Our expertise includes research, communication strategy, brand positioning, employee engagement and internal communication, public relations, social and digital marketing, and crisis communication.

Job Responsibilities:
·         Core Skills – Strong PR, strategic communication, digital/social and presentation skills; excellent writer and editor across communications channels, industries and brand voices
·         Research – Develops effective communications plans grounded in industry and marketplace research and competitive analysis/insights; strategic thinker that drives meaningful business results
·         Client Service – Earns client confidence through solid strategic counsel; delivers insights, new ideas and high-value results; thinks big and inspires clients; acts with urgency and confidence
·         Measurement – Leads measurement plans and client reporting; ensures client has clear business results to show for investment; knowledgeable about measurement approaches and best practices; guides junior staff in measurement execution
·         Account Management – Effectively manages projects, people, timelines and budgets. Strong collaborator with account teams and clients; holds self and team accountable; effectively delegates to junior staff and manages expectations with senior account leads
·         Well-being Skills – Consistently invests in personal energy and well-being; is collaborative, creative and curious; is committed to being authentic, open and honest; acts with integrity

·         Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or related field
·         6 – 7 years of professional experience
·         Agency experience required   

Beehive People Promise
To nurture a culture that inspires and values well-being, creativity and growth so we all keep getting better.

Our team brings this to life every day by:
·         Working to our full potential and consistently delivering our best work. 
·         Building trust by taking full responsibility for our words, actions and work.
·         Working with appreciation and gratitude.
·         Investing in our personal energy/well-being to bring a positive outlook to our work, team and clients 
·         Stretching ourselves to grow, reflecting and learning from our experiences. 

Application Details
Does this sound like a culture that could inspire and engage you? A position that would challenge and excite you?

Please submit a resume and writing sample or direct questions to Rebecca Martin at Deadline: April 28.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Target - Sr Public Relations Associate

Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: PR Specialist, Account Manager, Senior Account Executive

About This Opportunity

Help shape one of the world’s strongest brands. Develop innovative, eye-catching campaigns that increase brand awareness, solidify guest loyalty and, ultimately, drive sales. You'll partner with internal and external teams to deliver on our Expect More. Pay Less. brand promise.

Responsible for supporting the development and implementation of comprehensive communication strategies designed to positively influence Target’s business outcomes and shape our corporate reputation.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Lead, Public Relations, you’ll …

  • Provide corporate communications and public relations support for business areas and initiatives including earnings and finance, governance and executive positioning for select members of Target’s Leadership Team. Partner with team leadership to develop and execute communication plans for key corporate events, including quarterly earnings, internal and external large-scale meetings, executive speaking engagements, news announcements
  • Support senior leadership’s communications efforts, internally and externally
  • Manage day-to-day media contact and serve as company spokesperson when relevant
  • Develop content for multiple communication vehicles, both online and print/internal and external
  • Measure and evaluate effectiveness of communication strategies
  • Manage the development of highly sensitive business information as necessary
  • Partner with peers/leaders to ensure consistent use of best practices

  • Minimum 5 years practical experience in communications field
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Media relations experience
  • Strong comfort level engaging with C-suite leaders
  • Significant experience in financial communications, preferably with a public company
  • Some travel may be required
  • Willingness to respond to media requests and needs after hours and on weekends as needed
  • Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills
Apply now.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Natures Way - Social Media Associate

The Nature’s Way Social Media Associate will develop, lead and implement a social media strategy for Nature’s Way brands.  He/she will be responsible for partnering closely with the marketing business owners to develop and implement social media plans to accomplish business objectives, build brand awareness and drive growth.  The Social Media Associate will work collaboratively with both internal and external partners to develop and implement social media capabilities for Nature’s Way, and be responsible for ensuring those capabilities are launched, maintained and extended.  This person will serve as the go-to social resource for Nature’s Way and will be responsible for ensuring the Nature’s Way brand is built strategically via social media

Required:  Undergraduate college degree in marketing, business, journalism or a related field.  Strong knowledge of and experience in social media, digital marketing and content strategy. Experience working across multiple social platforms with a variety of social publishing and management tools for business.  Demonstrated strong business judgment and decision-making skills.  Excellent relationship building skills, with the ability to work across teams, brands and departments to collaborate and innovate.

Preferred: Social media experience with CPG/consumer retail a plus.

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Sleep Number - Communications Specialist


As part of Sleep Number’s corporate communications team, the Communications Specialist will work closely with the employee communications manager, and provide support to members of the public relations team by:
  • Developing, managing and executing comprehensive and innovative communication plans that drive employee engagement for a wide range of initiatives.
  • Delivering written and visual content across a variety of mediums, including internal editorial channels and a digital platform that allows employees to share curated content via social media.
  • Supporting public relations strategies that increase awareness and consideration for Sleep Number products and corporate priorities.


  • Communication planning and consulting: develop, manage and execute communication plans and programs that translate complex ideas into concise communications that tell a cohesive story, engage employees and inspire action.
  • Excellent writing: Write clear and compelling stories and other communication materials for internal and external audiences.
  • Channel management: write, format/design and publish communications, including a bi-weekly all-employee e-newsletter, intranet content and building monitor displays reaching multiple locations.
  • Content management: manage the editorial calendar and distribution logistics for companywide communications, and work with partners to identify opportunities to cross-leverage content internally and externally.
  • Social advocacy program management: manage content and user-adoption strategies for an employee social media program.
  • Research: Conduct research by collecting data and insights to inform a thoughtful and strategic communications approach.
  • Relationship management: build relationships and collaborate with key internal and external partners, subject matter experts and leadership to ensure the right audiences receive the right information at the right time.
  • Public relations support: manage daily media monitoring report and assist with other public relations activities, including writing, event support and strategic planning.


  • 3-5 years communications, marketing, Public Relations and/or social media related background required
  • Agency experience preferred, but not required
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, integrated marketing, social media, or liberal arts degree.
  • Exhibits strong writing skills.
  • Able to interact with all levels of the organization and influence decisions with tact and confidence.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing, results-oriented environment where priorities are constantly shifting.
  • Strong customer-service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Fosters teamwork and collaboration to contribute to a positive workplace.
  • Able to handle highly sensitive information and situations effectively.
  • Able to organize and prioritize work, meet deadlines, solve problems, be flexible, and work independently.
  • Able to identify and follow a set timeline for approvals and distribution of content.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite and social media channels.

Apply now.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

FLM + Public Relations Leader

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.


  • Skilled communicator with excellent writing skills (writing samples may be requested) 
  • Excellent presentation skills, (must be able to present strategy, execution and measurement to both existing and prospective clients.) 
  • Proven media relations experience Proven ability to understand and interpret complex technical subjects to various stakeholder audiences 
  •  Skilled at measuring and reporting against PR efforts 
  • Creative and strategic thinker and problem solver 
  • Team player with a positive, energetic attitude 
  • Must work well under pressure and be able to manage multiple deadlines Highly proficient in 
  • MS Office, including PowerPoint
  • Experience with Cision a plus
  • Self-motivated and reliable 

 Education and Experience:
  • College degree in communications, journalism, English, marketing, agricultural business or related field 
  • Previous agency experience, preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of the agricultural industry including turf, ornamentals/ trees and associated chemistry preferred 
  • 5-10 years proven public relations, issues management, media relations and community relations experience within the agriculture industry preferred

Monday, April 03, 2017

UnitedHealth Group - Associate Communications Specialist

Position Description:
This isn't packaged goods. It's a bigger challenge than that. Here you're making a difference in people's lives, starting with your own. Join us and start doing your life's best work. (sm)

Positions in this function design and coordinate company communications, including internal and/or external communications.

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsible for maintaining policies and procedures and monitoring company media, which may include company websites.
May manage public relations activities, including public information and shareholder information services.
Basic, structured, standard approach to work.

Required Qualifications:
High School Diploma/GED
3+ years writing experience, in marketing, communications or public relations
3+ years editing experience
2+ years previous experience in the healthcare or insurance industry
3+ years experience using Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, data tracking systems

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelors degree (or higher) in Business/Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field preferred.

1+ years of instructional writing experience Careers with UnitedHealthcare . Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work .SM

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Apply now.