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Friday, June 29, 2018

Fairview - Communications Manager

The Communications Manager works in partnership with senior leadership to understand communication needs, recommend communication approaches and develop and execute strategic communication plans that build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and advance our mission of healing, discovery and education. Communications Managers are accountable for highly strategic and complex work that has both internal and external communication implications, including developing comprehensive understanding of audience segments, creating messages and communication strategies appropriate for those audience segments, managing communication channels and measuring outcomes. Communications Managers are highly skilled consultants and strategists, able to work well both independently and as part of a team, possess strong tactical execution skills for a variety of media and have the ability to develop highly effective relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organization. This position requires wide-ranging knowledge and experience in corporate communications, public relations, internal communications and brand management.

At the time of hire, the communications manager will focus on partnering with our portfolio of shared business services, including HR, IT, Foundations, Community Health, Finance and Legal. Topics range from employee benefits to employer brand, to change management initiatives to fundraising. The manager will consult with senior leadership, develop plans, and leading a small team of communication specialists, facilitate the successful implementation highly effective communication strategies.

Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, organizational psychology other related area.
5 years of experience in strategic/corporate communications, public affairs or related field.
Master’s degree
-Experience working in a highly diverse, 10,000+ employee organization with multiple locations.
-Corporate communications and health care experience
About Fairview Health Services
Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.
Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.
EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

3M - Executive Communications Supervisor

3M is seeking an Executive Communications Supervisor for the Corporate Communications Division located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary :

The position of Executive Communications Supervisor will develop and manage corporate message platforms as well as the creation of communications materials for senior executives.

This role will be responsible for corporate message development, speechwriting and coordination of global internal and external engagements and creation of presentation support materials.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Develops communication strategies directed toward all levels of 3M leaders and employees, non-3M workers, customers, vendors and external audiences
  • Builds communication strategies that align with 3M’s vision and strategies. Activities include: stakeholder analysis, compelling story creation, target audience segmentation, program branding, execution of communication tactics, etc.
  • Leads all facets of planning and organization for the executive communications function
  • Works cross-functionally to write impactful speeches, scripts, talking points and other written materials for various executives
  • Develops consistent communication guidelines for executive communications including strong messaging platforms and effective channels and tools
  • Leads and develops engaging and impactful presentations including visuals and videos, partnering with Creative Services and 3M Design team as appropriate to align with 3M Design and brand standards
  • Ensures content and concepts extend into other communication efforts across the broader Corporate Communications team
  • Ensures production of deliverables consistent with communication strategy, plan and budget, with measurable impact on the organization's results
  • Oversees and directs agencies and partners on communications projects, presentations and executive events

Basic Qualifications:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of five (5) years of combined experience in marketing, communications, branding and/or advertising in a private, public, government or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred in business administration, marketing, journalism, English, advertising, public relations or mass communication from an accredited university
  • Minimum of three (3) years of corporate or business communications experience
  • Experience working with executives
  • Experience developing compelling stories through presentation materials
  • Speechwriting experience
  • Expert-level knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines
  • Master’s degree is desired
  • This role requires very strong organizational and execution skills. Attention to detail is critical.
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Experience managing agency relationships
  • Ability to translate strategic plans into execution of detailed tactical communication plans
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to persuade others in matrix environment
  • Customer-/client-centric mindset combined with contagious enthusiasm and passion

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 25% (domestic and international)
Relocation: Is not authorized

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

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BAE Systems - Communications Specialist WS US

Job Description

This position is responsible for all aspects of internal and external communications for the Weapon Systems-U.S. business, based in Minneapolis, as well as supervisor of communications for the Louisville, Aberdeen and Dayton sites. Responsibilities include providing communications advice and guidance to site leadership, developing and managing a communications budget, supporting and developing employee engagement communications for all WS US sites. Position also manages community investment budgets and activities across all of WS (including HQ), manages employee communications across all WS (including HQ) and develops and distributes printed and electronic communications deliverables to support company goals and strategies.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Maintains responsibility and authority for all aspects of internal and external communications and supports comms for community relations for Weapon Systems US. Also provides communications leadership and direction to the Minneapolis, Louisville, Dayton and Aberdeen sites. Coordinates activities closely with WS HQ.
  • Serves as a member of the WS US Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Supports the SLT goals and objectives with appropriate level of resources. Major focus areas include safety, health and environment (SHE), leadership communication, community investment, and employee engagement.
  • Acts as an official line of business spokesperson at resident and non-resident WS US sites, or works with alternate spokespersons at non-resident sites.
  • Helps prepare, manage approval process and distribute press releases relating to WS US businesses.
  • Fosters and maintains positive media relations for WS US.
  • Directs the work of public relations consultants, contract photographers, and summer college interns, as required.
  • Develops internal information strategies and campaigns in support of leadership goals and objectives using newsletters, Internet and intranet, e-mail, printed or electronic materials, and custom programs as needed.
  • Writes and edits content for the P&S bi-monthly and Weapon Systems monthly employee newsletter. Acts as newsletter coordinator/editor for all Weapon Systems sites and content.
  • Responsible for overall content and maintenance of both Weapon Systems intranet and site intranet.
  • Supports sector and Inc. communications through various projects, writing and editing assignments as assigned.
  • Manages corporate giving budget for WS US, and serves as a liaison between the community, the sites and site leadership. Manages corporate giving budget and community relations for Minneapolis, Louisville, Dayton, Aberdeen sites, and CI budget for WS HQ.
  • Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies.
  • Shares responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, media or related discipline is required plus four years of relevant work experience
Communication leadership: Excellent written and oral communication, project management and interpersonal communication skills. Able to pitch ideas and proposals with confidence.
Ability to interface and work comfortably and effectively with employees at all levels of the organization – from the shop floor to senior leaders.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work on multiple projects with tight deadlines.
Ability to foster positive engagement in a diverse and widespread workforce including a non-computer-connected (non-office) type audience.
Demonstrated ability to write and produce content for multiple audiences/stakeholders.
Excellent editing and proofreading skills.
Working knowledge of AP Style.

Preferred Skills and Education

Master’s Degree and two years of relevant work experience.
Previous internal communications experience in a large corporate environment is preferred.
Prior experience in the defense industry and defense contracting is ideal.
Global business: Knowledge of international business culture and cultural nuances affecting communication is useful.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Rosedale Center - Digital Media & Event Coordinator

  • Coordinates special events and programs to support the customer experience as outlined in the strategic plan, under the direction of the Senior Marketing Manager
  • Maintain and implement the center’s digital media programs and web site (as applicable)
  • Establish an ongoing partnership with tenants to maximize individual store sales through a retailer communication/sales program/visual merchandising
  • Complete all tasks as assigned by Senior Marketing Manager, General Manager or Regional Marketing Manager
  • Follow corporate policies and procedures for all programs and promotions
  • Provide administrative support.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Marketing Manager and regional resources to achieve client-driven property business goals while ensuring that JLL’s Core Practices are followed
  • Must have interpersonal, communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Special events coordination and management experience
  • Math and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and in ALL social and digital media mediums
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Flexibility to work varied schedules including weekends and evenings
JLL Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JLL is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce.  JLL strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination without regard to race, color, religion, belief, creed, age, sex, pregnancy or maternity (including childbirth and related conditions), family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), nationality, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran’s status, genetic information, trade union membership, social position, political view or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.  The company also endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business and ensures that employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements.

For employees in the United States, please see a fully copy of our Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy at

If you have questions about careers at JLL or are disabled and require further assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Medronic - Sr. Communications Specialist

Careers that Change Lives
The Senior Communications Specialist is a part of the internal communications team within Corporate Communications and plays a critical role in supporting the Medtronic internal communications strategy. He/She will help advance and transform our work, support internal storytelling, and the storytelling platform. This role will serve as the internal editorial operations lead, supporting the editorial manager and collaborating with communicators across different business groups, geographies and corporate functions within the company. Building relationships and trust with this cross-matrix network is critical to the success of this role and the operations of the internal storytelling effort. Confidence in interactions as well as extreme attention to detail are a must for this position. 

This role is also responsible for ensuring consistency of on-brand messaging across the intranet and other internal corporate channels, as well as enabling a data-driven strategy that drives our approach and enhancements.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Support the team leader in advancing the internal communications strategy through key partnerships and research/data collection
  • Supports the corporate internal communications plan and, in some cases, responsible for specific elements of it
  • Handles the creation and implementation of multiple forms of internal strategic communication activities, programs and content guided by the Medtronic Mission and overall business strategy
  • Leads strategies, produces content, and may organize events to help align the organization's goals in support of greater employee engagement and business impact
  • Helps to advance our internal storytelling capability and is a critical player in support of the internal storytelling platform - responsible for planning, storytelling, writing and editing
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the cross-matrix body that is responsible for creating and publishing content to the intranet, including facilitating and supporting regular communications, answering questions, guiding and training new network members, annual in-person engagement, etc.
  • Edits and publishes stories and other key content in accordance with our content strategy 
  • Responsible for ensuring all content in the intranet meets the robust governance requirements 
  • Meticulously manages all details surrounding the master editorial calendar, in partnership with the editor
  • Supports operation of the council – the body ultimately responsible for advancing our digital employee communications, demonstrating internal communications value to the business, and advancing the function into a center of excellence 
  • Manages the quarterly analytics reports, which includes coordinating with internal communications partners to ensure cross-company measurement results reporting to leaders
  • Support the internal communications team, intranet editor and Sr. Manager of Internal Communications on various projects as needed 
  • Raise risks and concerns as necessary

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in communications or public relations
  • 4+ years’ experience in internal communications or public relations field in a corporate and/or agency environment with a Bachelor's degree; 2+ years' experience with an advanced degree
  • Experience with or working knowledge of programs and applications such as PowerPoint, Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and various desktop publishing
Nice to Have
  • Healthcare industry experience preferred
  • Prior Medtronic experience 
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization
  • Excellent verbal, writing, editing and organizational skills
  • Unwavering attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and implement the Medtronic brand voice in communications
  • Effective collaboration with colleagues, teammates as directed; possess sense of teamwork. Superb people skills – must be comfortable working with colleagues both in person and remotely, across time zones and geographic regions
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Accuracy, accountability, and strong organizational skills are essential to a successful performance 
About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

ECMC - Public Relations Specialist

·         JOB SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, provides coordination, execution and administrative support for public relations and communications projects and activities to position ECMC Group and its affiliates favorably with media and the public through proactive and reactive media relations, events, and other promotional activities.


o    Develops public relations/communications project plans and related materials and monitors plans for completion of tasks

o    Drafts press releases, op-eds, news articles, backgrounders, feature stories, bios, policy statements, media holding statements, and crisis communications statements, among others

o    Proactively pitches consumer and trade media including print, broadcast and online

o    Attends important functions on the company’s behalf, serving as the public relations representative; assists with planning and organizing promotional media events as necessary

o    Monitors and compiles media coverage to keep abreast of the news about our company, products and services, by using research tools and other methods. Monitors and compiles media clips to create and distribute daily, monthly, and event-specific coverage and reports.

o    Develops, maintains, and updates media contact database. Creates press lists and performs research on journalists and others as required.

o    Handles media requests for information, interviews and photos from all media. Works with various departments to provide accurate information. Develops specialized press kits and information for media. Updates corporate profiles and fact sheets on a regular basis. Vets incoming media inquiries; maintains contact with reporters and acts as liaison between media and internal subject matter experts, providing advice and counsel on responding to inquiries.

o    Plans and staffs media deskside visits and on-site media events, in consultation with Director, Public Relations.

o    Monitors press coverage and follows up with press to ensure coverage accuracy and timeliness.

o    Stays up to date on all public relations trends and innovations and brings new ideas to the team.

o    Writes draft copy and edits copy for new and revised materials, communications, blogs, social media posts, and other deliverables, working closely with Director, Public Relations to incorporate best practices and ECMC Group brand standards

o    Performs administrative support tasks as requested

o    Evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of campaigns in order to inform future campaigns

o    Monitors and provides web analytic reports to business owners

o    Maintains strong level of knowledge of the industry

o    Tracks, compiles and completes reports on department goals and projects

o    Organizes and updates online databases and other mechanisms for archival/historical access

o    Participates in department planning meetings and helps prioritize workload

o    Complies with all ECMC Group Policies

o    Performs other duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Education/Certification:  
o    Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, or related field
Required Experience:  
o    3-5 years public relations experience in a corporate and/or agency setting

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES                         

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required 
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Advanced knowledge and skills working in a computer-based office suite environment; Microsoft Windows or Mac Office
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and handle multiple tasks/projects concurrent
  • Ability to effectively organize, plan, control and prioritize work/projects. Ability to regularly communicate progress to appropriate stake holders.  Efficiently manages resources and understands work/project scope, key players, urgency, inherent risks and business benefits. 
  • Displays and promotes high standards of ethical conduct and behaviors consistent with organizational and government standards
  • Ability to consistently carry out job responsibilities to meet deadlines.  Ability to deliver on commitments as promised and able to acknowledge when commitments are not met and takes appropriate steps to fulfill what has been promised
  • Ability to clearly and effectively convey information to individuals or groups.  This includes the ability to choose the appropriate method or methods of communication
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze, identify and solve problems while using sound judgment.  Able to implement solutions to address business issues.  Knows who to involve and takes appropriate action
  • Ability to anticipate, understand and manage customer expectations and consistent delivery of services.  Clearly and effectively conveys information

    To apply e-mail Resume and Cover Letter ot

    Brian Hughes at

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

White Bear Lake Area Schools - Elementary Media Specialist

Position Summary:
1.0 FTE Library Media Specialist position available at White Bear Lake Area Elementary School.
Performs difficult professional work providing training and guidance for staff and students in the areas of literacy, digital literacy and STEM, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Principal. 

The School Media Specialist provides the leadership and expertise necessary to develop, implement, and maintain an information media program that reflects the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and district. The Media Specialist (1) collaborates and consults with teachers for the purpose of integrating technology and information literacy skills into subject matter instruction, (2) provides technology and information literacy skills instruction to Elementary school students, and (3) administers media center operations, programming, and resources in order to help all our students become future ready.

Education and /or Experience:
Bachelor's degree with coursework in teaching, or related field and moderate experience teaching, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
MN Teaching License
K-12 Library Media Specialist required.

Special Requirements
State of Minnesota Media Generalist Teaching License.
Media Specialist State of Minnesota Media Generalist Teaching License preferred.
Technology Education Endorsement preferred.

Essential Functions: See Job Description attached. If viewing from a third-party website, you will need to visit our website at the below URL to view the job description and essential functions.

Application Procedure:
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Mid-America Festivals - Public Relations Intern

Mid America Festivals, producers of the Minnesota Renaissance Festivaland Trail of Terror, is interviewing candidates for a Public Relations Intern. The position will include supporting the Director along with individual projects.
Projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Media Relations: Preparing marketing materials including; writing press releases, contacting local media and creating a press kit. Work with local media on site for TV and Radio interviews, Photographers, etc. Check-in and communicate with the Media gate, on a daily basis.
  • E-Newsletters / database management: Oversee and manage local email database. Includes segmenting audiences and identify/implement strategic eBlast promotions. Develop strategies for email gathering and optimizing eBlast stats. Create and write email blasts and newsletters.
  • Blog: Work with staff, entertainers & artisans to solicit material for the Festival blog. Responsible for the overall management of the blog (Wordpress platform), which includes creation of new blogs, managing comments, as well as industry outreach to incorporate guest bloggers. Live blogging from local events and leveraging social media to drive traffic to blog.
  • Facebook: Grow our Facebook fan base and engagement to help spread visibility and awareness. Creating and incorporating a content calendar in conjunction with festival events calendar to help promote events, promotions, artisans, entertainers and community involvement.
  • Twitter: Grow base of followers on Twitter to help spread visibility and awareness. Leverage online fan base while doing targeted outreach to drive attendance to events and help promote the festival through strategic use of hastags, trackable linking and targeted search. Other responsibilities include live Tweeting for events and promos, as well as growing online partnerships and reputation management.
  • LinkedIn: Increase followers of company to help spread visibility and awareness of the festival.
  • YouTube: Work with departments to obtain videos for YouTube channel.
  • Pinterest: increase followers of our business page, create content to increase ticket sales and traffic to our website.
  • Copywriting: Write copy for promotional material, website, social media etc.
  • Complaints/customer service: Help handle Renaissance Festival and Trail of Terror complaints from social media, email, and call-ins. Create a database, work with department heads and bring problems to an ending solution.
  • Secondary Events / Community Outreach: Help with creating an event calendar and organize all aspects of the secondary events, including entertainment, booth set up, etc.
  • Theme Weekend Coordination: Help with planning the Festival’s special event weekends such as Highland Games, Chocolate and Wine Festival, 5K Run, Longbow Competition, Pet Fest, & Fairy House Competition. Securing sponsors, vendors and competitors for all of the weekend events.
Qualifications: Strong oral and written communication skills, multi-tasking, organizational skills, outgoing, good computer knowledge with Microsoft Office, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and respond well to pressure and deadlines.
Experience and Education: Experience in public relations, social media, marketing, customer service and event planning a plus.
  • Full-time
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 hours/day
  • Some evenings and weekends will be required pre show: June - August
  • 6 days/week including weekends during show: August - October
Pay: Hourly
Attire: Workday casual in the office

Apply now.