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Friday, August 31, 2018

KOCH - Communication and Community Relations Manager

Koch Companies Public Sector is seeking a Communication and Community Relations Manager. This individual will spend about 40% of his/her time on internal and business communication projects and 60% on community relations for regional sites. We are open to this position to being located in Rosemount, MN, Wichita, KS, or Des Moines, Iowa.
This role will support Flint Hills Resources, a Koch company, and primarily focus on the biofuels and ingredients business. 

 

A successful will have the following characteristics
  • Excellent writing, editing and general communication skills
  • Self-motivator
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Ability to multi-task 

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
  • Develop and execute internal and external communication and community relations programs to support company initiatives.
  • Develop and disseminate news, internal and external newsletters, web content and advertising.
  • Establish relationships with reporters and editors. 
  • Establish and maintain the means to evaluate opportunities and challenges for regional sites.
  • Establish strong relationships with community members, philanthropic organizations, and elected officials.
  • Coordinate issues and activities with legal, government affairs and corporate communications.
  • Maintain and help manage social media presence by keeping current with new social media trends and incorporating them into the ongoing program as appropriate
  • Manage external vendors as needed
What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of public relations experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with communication strategies and programs.
  • Previous experience utilizing social media platforms for a company or organization
  • Experience with community groups
  • Experience with news media
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Position will require occasional responsibilities during evenings and weekend
  • Position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree with journalism, communication or public relations concentration preferred
  • Experience with utilities, pipelines, or the manufacturing industry
  • Experience working in public relations, community relations or a public affairs firm
  • Experience working with public officials
Why Work For Koch Companies?
  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
  • Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness

Want to learn more about KII?

Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, grain processing and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control equipment and electronic components; commodity trading; minerals; energy; ranching; glass; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested approximately $65 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 100,000 people worldwide, with about 60,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 930 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. For more news and stories, visit www.kochnews.com.

The businesses' popular consumer brands include Brawny® paper towels, Quilted Northern® and Angel Soft® bath tissue, Dixie® tabletop products, LYCRA® fiber, STAINMASTER® carpet and more.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Ecumen - Communications Director


Overview

Want to work for a company that cares? Put your passion for serving others to work at Ecumen!

We’re hiring a Communications Director to work on our corporate leadership team in Shoreview, MN. You’ll enjoy a business-casual environment, employee gardens, flexible work schedule, volunteer options and career growth opportunities. Our benefits package is very competitive, including great 401K matching and health savings account (HSA) programs.

Ecumen is over 150 years old and one of Minnesota’s Top 5 non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services. This year, we’re happy to celebrate our 10th year as a “Best Place to Work.”

Every employee at Ecumen has the opportunity to empower older adults to lead fulfilling lives. Join us as we envision a world without Ageism!

Responsibilities

The Communications Director leads efforts to elevate Ecumen’s brand and reputation through marketing communications, internal communications, web and social media presence, reputation management, and crisis communications, developing strategies to persuasively tell the Ecumen story and advance its mission, vision, values and business objectives. As the Communications team leader, the Director works with partners across the organization to plan and implement communications initiatives that promote and position the Ecumen brand with customers and potential customers, employees and potential employees, donors, referral sources, media, policy makers and industry leaders. Additionally, this person is a strategic advisor to Ecumen leaders, ensuring effective internal and external messaging.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Design and lead corporate-level marketing communications plans which support the Ecumen brand and the achievement of business objectives, key initiatives and projects; including campaign development, collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and measurement of results.
  • Produce and lead corporate and site-level internal communication plans that help maintain a positive relationship with employees and ensure company-wide initiatives and messages are successfully and consistently communicated to stakeholders. Plan and produce meetings, events, speaking engagements, etc. Manage the internal communication response to issues and situations which affect organizational perception and reputation.
  • Direct corporate and site-level web and social media plans that support the achievement of business objectives and effectively convey the Ecumen brand and strategic messages through consistent and effective online and digital presence.
  • Oversee brand standards and digital assets to ensure communities, employees, vendors and media have the tools and materials needed to best represent Ecumen’s brand and strategic messages. Lead company-wide online visibility plans, including decision on platforms, managing corporate-level presence, and directing and integrated site-level system that supports site managers.
  • Develop and manage project budgets, reporting and evaluation systems, and vendor relations for the Communications team; supervise communications staff and interns.

  • Provide communication support, advice and counsel to leadership on communication issues as they arise, including reputation management and crisis communications.

Qualifications

Communications Director
Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field is required
  • Relevant Experience: Minimum 10 years of experience in a communications, marketing or related role, including experience supervising others
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in developing and managing marketing communications, internal communications, web and social media, and reputation management plans; including vendor relationships, budgets, reporting and evaluation
  • Experience working with web developers and technical teams to manage digital platforms and content management systems
  • Ability to drive initiatives at both strategic and implementation levels
  • Experience managing sensitive communications in a crisis situation
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral presentation skills
  • Strong project management, organizational and planning skills
  • Experience working with traditional and digital communication channels and platforms
  • Experience managing a company’s visual brand identity
  • Team player with ability to collaborate at all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: Master’s degree in communications
  • Experience in senior services

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.

We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

University of Minnesota - Editor/Writer Part-Time

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
< > BA/BS degree in communications, English, journalism, marketing or related field plus 2 years professional experience, or 6 years combined equivalent education and experience.
< > Strong writing and copy editing skills
< > Works well in a team-oriented, collaborative setting

Preferred Qualifications
< > Experience writing for social media (Blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook)
< > Excellent time-management skills

About the Job

This position will write and edit content for publication in print and electronic media for CTS and its programs. Communication products will reach researchers, practitioners, policymakers, media, and the public.

The position appointment will not exceed an average of 14 hours per week. Actual hours per week and work schedule may fluctuate. A flexible work schedule will be agreed upon by the employee and their supervisor. Candidate may perform some responsibilities from a location outside CTS office space and therefore should have access to his/her own equipment, including a computer and Internet access. Details regarding work schedule and other arrangements will be made upon offer of employment.

Relationships
Reports to Communications and Information Group Management Team for performance evaluation and guidance.
Responsible to Program Directors and Program Editors for projects and responsibilities.

Responsibilites
100% Writing and editing
< > Edit contributed copy for multiple media, formats, and audiences.
< > Write original, specialized content for print and electronic media.

About the Department

The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) conducts transportation research, education, and outreach programs in a broad number of areas, including transportation policy and planning, infrastructure engineering, and intelligent transportation systems and safety. These activities are carried out through relationships with University faculty, government agencies, and private industry, including an extensive advisory committee structure. An annual operating budget is provided by the state legislature to support a base level of research, education, and outreach services. This operating support is supplemented by other grants that CTS attracts.

How To Apply

Review of appication materials will begin on September 14th. Please include a resume and cover letter, along with writing samples (link to online content is okay).
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.
Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity

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

Background Check Information

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


Apply online.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

State of Minnesota - Strategic Communication Planning Specialist - Human Services Program Representative 2



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FLM Harvest - Social Media Manager

Job Purpose:
FLM Harvest is a hybrid strategic consulting, marketing and communications company that specializes in agriculture and life and environmental sciences to improve the lives and health of plants, animals, people and communities. FLM Harvest subscribes to a client-centric, matrix structure where teamwork and collaboration is strongly emphasized. 
The Social Media Manager provides strategic insight to develop social programs that deliver on business objectives. This role will help connect the dots between objectives, strategies and executions to ensure best-in-class social execution that delivers for the business. This role will also look beyond social media to understand the integration of social into the broader ecosystem and the implications of decisions made in the social space.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Support Social Media Strategist in developing strategy and execution on all social media platforms
  • Handle social media actions on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Craft unique and personal responses for each interaction
  • Aid in updating clients on progress by monitoring and reporting social interactions
  • Contribute to a results-driven atmosphere with awareness to account performance and a high degree of situational awareness for all clients.
  • Implement advice from clients and other team members rapidly and effectively to guarantee client gratification.
  • Monitors and interprets social trends and platform updates
  • Able to process a wide range of information and able to translate objectives, data, etc. into insights + strategic recommendations that reflect a holistic understanding of and an appreciation for a brands ecosystem beyond just social media.
  • Advanced knowledge of B2B social media marketing strategy, not just tactics
  • Vigilant when it comes to remaining updated to new technology, industry trends and platform improvements that affect social media
  • Ownership of social media measurement; demonstrate ability to quantify social media success in a data-driven manner

Skills/Capabilities:
The position requires the ability to demonstrate the following practices:
  • Phenomenal communication skills and exceptional writing ability.
  • A high level of creativity.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, with extreme attention to detail when it comes to grammar and copywriting
  • Proven success in a deadline and detail oriented atmosphere.
  • An affinity, basic understanding and interest in online communication channels like social media, customer review sites and others.
  • You’re able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at a time with autonomy while understanding the right time and right information to elevate to manager.
  • An excellent work ethic and “get things done” attitude.
  • Steadfast principles and strong character
  • You anticipate opportunities or challenges and take action appropriately.
  • Familiarity with social media and image editing tools

Performance for this position will be rated according to the following metrics:

Metric
Percentage of Performance Rating
Portfolio Financial Target
40%
Client Satisfaction Survey Results
30%
Team Member Development
10­­­­­­­%
360 Rating Score
20%

Education and Experience:
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a social media environment
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or communications, or an equivalent combination of formal education and directly relevant experience, is required

FLM Harvest is an equal opportunity employer.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Renewal By Anderson - Canvassing Marketing Manager

Description
Renewal by Andersen is seeking a dynamic and proven canvassing leader to manage and grow our business in our Minneapolis market.  
Our ideal candidate:
Will be the Minneapolis market leader for canvassing
  • Manages a team of canvassers with a direct hands-on approach, provides motivation and coaching to help team reach daily, weekly and monthly goals.
  • Recruits, hires, train canvassers through cost effective recruiting tools
  • Create and develop the culture of the local canvassing team, through personal role modeling desired behaviors and techniques. Deliver a world-class customer experience across each and every touch-point.
Delivers world class training program by
  • Overseeing all canvass field activities, including training, role playing, daily meetings, field supervision and motivating team members.
  • Monitoring and coaching every team member to ensure they are following proper procedures, scripts and customer service guidelines.
Can Provide Strategy Management and Tactical Execution:
  • Execute canvass strategies that help the region generate and develop leads via door-to-door activities.
  • Actively manage program launch through a combination of strategic staffing, training, planning, scheduling, and management of canvassing activities.
  • Maximize deployment of the canvassers and develop growth strategies for your market.
  • Lead the team of Canvassers on planning and delivery of canvass activities and events that support objectives and go-to-market strategies within the market.
Has the ability to provide the above while:
  • Being an active member of the Corporate Marketing leadership team
  • Creating annual budget with the sole purpose of generating qualified leads and appointments through canvassing efforts.
  • Coordinating canvass logistics with mapping and tracking permit logistics, script and flyer maintenance, organizing field lead sheets, verifying / validating leads gathered during each shift.
  • Providing timely tracking and entering of marketing data into corporate database.
  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in-person on neighborhoods and cities where Renewal by Andersen’s products and services can be demonstrated with the intent of generating qualified leads and appointments.
  • Developing and training on advanced canvassing protocols and monitor quality of the leads, canvassers and adherence to the pitch.


Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma, College degree preferred or equivalent work experience .

Requires 3+ years of experience in management experience in canvassing / face to face marketing.

Valid Driver’s license with a clean driving record

Excellent training and coaching skills

Requires weekend work

Ability to think strategically, with strong project management skills, including attention to detail

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to self manage resources (time and budget) to achieve objectives

Ability to analyze effectiveness of canvassing program and canvassing team

Ability to understand the role of marketing communications, sales promotion and advertising

Ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills

Demonstrated analytic skills

Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office programs, specifically ExcelRenewal

Apply now.

Friday, August 24, 2018

3M - Public Relations Coordinator


3M is seeking a Public Relations (PR) Coordinator for the Marketing and Sales Division located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary :
The person hired for the position of Public Relations (PR) Coordinator will be responsible for the accurate and timely execution of processes related to integrated external communications including media relations, social media and online content. The coordinator will use sound judgement, strong communication skills and attention to detail on a daily basis. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter who is eager to learn new skills and apply them to supporting the brand and reputation of a Fortune 50 company.

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

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Improve and execute processes for the PR team to ensure smooth operations, strong collaboration and high-quality output.
  • Answer media hotline calls, log requests, and distribute them to PR Managers based on topic.
  • Monitor incoming media clips and coordinate email alerts to stakeholders multiple times per week. Work on ad-hoc media monitoring requests as needed.
  • Manage news wire posting and monthly billing process.
  • Work closely with media monitoring and measurement lead on PR team including vendor management, team processes and training.
  • Assist in measurement of project results by obtaining and compiling project data.
  • Support the development and execution of public relations tactics including project management, benchmarking, planning, writing, editing, and coordinating approvals.
  • Serve as back-up to Content Specialist and other members of the team as needed.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of two (2) years of combined experience in public relations, internal communications, marketing, and/or social media (internships and/or coops qualify) in a private, public, government or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in PR, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or English
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office365 Suite including SharePoint
  • Experience with content management systems and social listening tools
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to develop creative solutions
  • Excellent collaboration skills and ability to develop solid working relationships with partners and vendors
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent editorial skills including: grammar, spelling, punctuation and working knowledge of AP style

Location : Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international
Relocation: Is not authorized

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

CACI - Communications Specialist--Community Outreach

Job Description
What You’ll Get to Do:
Responsibilities:
This position will provide community outreach and media relations support for the US Attorney's Office.  The position reports to the Community Affairs and Public Affairs Officers. The Communications Specialist (CS) will work with the community affairs and public affairs officers on a variety of assignments.
Help facilitate the development of localized crime prevention strategies and work with diverse communities across Minnesota to implement activities for the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO), consistent with Department of Justice priorities and programs.
Draft press releases, quotes and research responses to media inquiries. Help coordinate press conferences, meetings, and background materials, as appropriate to prep senior U.S. Attorney officials.
Participate in the planning and implementation of District programs and initiatives. Work involves coordinating, facilitating, advising, and participating in the design, development, and operation of the programs.
Participate in outreach programs including, but not limited to:
  • Outreach efforts on Native American reservations
  • Project Safe Neighborhoods
  • Violence reduction initiatives
  • Private sector outreach in areas such as cyber security
  • Drug reduction
  • School Safety Initiatives
  • Sexual harassment in housing
  • Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years' experience in external affairs work.
  • Background and experience working with law enforcement and/or prosecutors.
  • Ability to develop law enforcement and community programmatic strategies with assistance from community affairs officer
  • Be media savvy and have experience working with local print, radio, and television media outlets.
  • Possess demonstrable good judgment and discretion and able to represent effectively federal law enforcement at public meetings and in a variety of other settings.
  • Ability to draft press releases and quotes, as appropriate.
  • Ability to set up meetings and develop background briefing papers, as directed.
  • Experience working with federal, state, and local law enforcement
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of law enforcement operations, crime prevention programs, reentry initiatives, services and activities to assist communities in achieving crime prevention objectives and goals;
  • Ability to meet and deal with persons of varied levels and backgrounds and skill in negotiating and coordinating the work of various groups in order to build effective community coalitions.
  • Knowledge of federal grant making requirements (desirable)
  • Ability to follow directions, and work independently until task is completed
  • Ability to remain calm and respectful in many high pressure situations

What We Can Offer You:
- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


Job Location
US-St. Paul-MN-MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL


CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Apply now.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Vista Outdoor - Social Media & Content Specialist


Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.


Responsibilities and Qualifications
Vista Outdoor is seeking a highly energetic and motivated storyteller to actively source, create and edit content that drives engagement with our online communities. The incumbent will support the Digital Marketing Manager and Brand Manager in the implementation of Social Media strategies and tactics for the Ammunition business.

Responsibilities:
  • Ideate and produce content (photos, graphics, art, videos) to support social media campaigns and initiatives working alongside content producers, designers and marketing team
  • Ability to generate photography and/or video assets on your own
  • Deliver polished, engaging content appropriate to each social platform
  • Maintain each brand’s unique voice by crafting unique content
  • Knowledgeable in a variety of social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and emerging technologies
  • Ensure key performance metrics are met for accurate and efficient campaign-specific content, engagement and overall performance
  • Load content into Social Media Management System

Requirements:
  • 2-3 years of experience producing quality photography or video
  • 2-3 years of experience copywriting, developing, and creating for digital/social strategies + campaigns
  • 1-3 years of experience in Marketing, Communications or related field
  • Demonstrate active social media use as well as understanding of the social web for companies, brands or marketing purposes
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, Media or similar area of study
  • Strong conceptual and brainstorming skills
  • Ability to follow direction and take constructive criticism
  • An aptitude for time management, organization, and communication
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on catering to an online audience
  • Collaboration skills with a strong desire to bring best practices to the team through shared knowledge
  • Flexible and positive disposition to work in a dynamic and changing environment

Desired Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills and able to relate well to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong design sense and ability to produce and edit photography and videos
  • Experience with hunting and shooting sports
  • Able to work productively and effectively when faced with stressful work situations and time pressures
  • Experience A/B testing marketing creative and copy beneficial, but not required
  • Inquisitive versus assumptive nature
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with Social Media Management Systems for scheduling, responding, analytics



We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

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Community School Coordinator - Youth Programs JobID: 4365


  • Community School Coordinator - Youth Programs JobID: 4365


  • Position Type:
      Classified - Community Ed - Community Schools/Community School Coordinator - Youth Programs
  • Date Posted:
      8/20/2018
  • Location:
      ESC - Community Education - Community Schools

  • Closing Date:
      08/27/2018
  •   
    Community School Coordinator - Youth Programs for High Schools
    Part-Time 148 days/5 hrs/day, 20 hours a week; Monday - Thursday, with some evenings and occasional Saturdays.  (Hours arranged with the community ed supervisor.)

    Location:  Blaine High

    Duties:  Coordinate, implement, and monitor youth service programs and activities for grade 9-12 students.
    Provide youth service opportunities that are meaningful, appropriate and safe.  Monitor, collect, evaluate specific program participation.  Market, promote and publicize programs and activities.  Coordinate recognition opportunities/events, as appropriate.  Supervise grade 9-12 youth.  Schedule facility use for program-related meetings and activities. Recruit staff and/or volunteers to occasionally assist with service trips/projects. Develop and maintain partnership and collaborations/act as a communication resource for school and community service events.  Work with community organizations to facilitate additional service opportunities. Monitor assigned budge.  Preparation and submission of statistical and state performance reports. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in related field.  Experience in education, recreation, or related field.  Experience coordinating, implementing programs, and working with programs for grade K-12 youth.  Experience working with high school and economically and culturally diverse youth.  Experience working directly with youth in the areas of youth service, youth development, youth enrichment and youth leadership.  Experience recruiting and supervising staff and/or volunteers.  Proficient computer skills, including using Internet search engines, email, and MS Office software.  Excellent communication, human/public relation skills.  Excellent organizational skills.  Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting.  Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds.  Ability to maintain regular attendance, which includes completing an assigned day.  Ability to perform position responsibilities including physical factors, work devices and materials handling, data functions, and people functions.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in field related to youth development, or K-12 education preferred.  Experience in a school based setting preferred.  Experience working with community and non-profit organizations preferred.  Community Education experience and/or Community Education degree preferred.  Experience working with economically and culturally diverse populations preferred.  Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing setting preferred.  rSchool Registration software experience preferred.

    Rate of Pay:  $27.86/hour and up. DOQ.

    Additional information, call 763-506-1263.

    Start Date:  ASAP after closing.

    All Applicants must complete the Anoka-Hennepin Schools online application at www.ahschools.us/employment

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

GTCYS - Communications & Marketing Manager

Opportunities

Communications & Marketing Manager

Reports to:     Executive Director
Category:     Full time
Salary:     Commensurate with experience, plus benefits

ABOUT GTCYS
The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) transforms students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds by breaking down barriers to music instruction and providing exceptional year-round orchestral experiences. As one of the country’s largest youth orchestra programs, GTCYS serves more than 1,000 students ages 8-18 through nine academic-year orchestras, two summer programs, and Harmony violin instruction program. GTCYS’ young musicians share 25 concerts and inspire 17,000 community members through our educational activities and performances each year. Committed to making our programs accessible, GTCYS will award $75,000 in need-based scholarships for tuition and lessons this year. With a new strategic vision in place, we have ambitious goals to become even more accessible in the community. Learn more at www.gtcys.org.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Communications & Marketing Manager is a new full-time position responsible for using compelling storytelling to increase GTCYS’ visibility, student enrollment, concert audiences, and fundraising. Primary responsibilities include creating engaging stories, marketing materials, digital and graphic content, advertisements, and communications to support GTCYS’ events and strategic initiatives.
This role reports to the Executive Director and will also collaborate with the rest of GTCYS’ team to support communications needs across the organization. Candidates with local experience and connections in the Twin Cities community are preferred.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop and execute communications strategies and calendar.
  • Create compelling content, including digital and print marketing materials, e-newsletters, social media posts, videos, recordings, web content, concert descriptions, and advertisements to reach varied audiences across multiple platforms.
  • Develop, execute, and analyze promotional activities to increase engagement around GTCYS’ concerts, programs, and news.
  • Manage day-to-day social media activities; create and publish content for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and emerging channels.
  • Develop and coordinate advertising initiatives and concert ticket strategies, and identify new opportunities to expand revenue streams.
  • Manage relationships with vendors and other external partners.
  • Build community connections to generate news stories.
  • Collaborate across GTCYS’ staff to support communications needs and ensure consistent use of GTCYS’ branding and key messages.
  • Deliver results within time, scope, and budget.
  • Participate in key GTCYS activities and events to capture stories and photos (some evenings and weekends required).
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Robust creative writing skills for compelling storytelling across various media platforms
  • Strong understanding of digital engagement and experience managing social media calendars, creating campaigns, and developing content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Eye for strong visual design, and experience with photography and videography
  • Superb organization skills, attention to detail, and deadline-driven
  • Ability to generate creative ideas, self-motivate, and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in marketing, communications, or advertising
  • Technical skills:
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
    • Ability to design for print and web
    • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, MailChimp, WordPress, and HTML
    • Video creation and editing experience
    • Working knowledge of website analytics tools and engagement tactics
  • Musical knowledge and desire to work with a youth arts organization
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus
GTCYS is committed to building an inclusive, culturally diverse, and equitable environment. We encourage qualified applicants to apply, including applicants of color and others with experience working with underrepresented communities.
TO APPLY
Combine the following documents into a single pdf and email it to megen@gtcys.org by September 14.
  • Cover letter describing how your experience and skills align with this role
  • Resume
  • Up to three work samples that demonstrate your ability as an ideal candidate
  • Three professional references

Active Wellness - Marketing Coordinator

Active Wellness is a leading management company specializing in fitness and wellness services operating 45 corporate, residential, medical and community fitness centers across the country. With more than 1100 employees, Active's mission is to build and inspire healthier, active lives through high touch interactions and technologies that support a better quality of life. We accomplish this by creating inspiring environments, delivering results-based programming and building meaningful relationships that support positive change in people's lives.

We accomplish this by creating inspiring environments, delivering results-based programming and building meaningful relationships that support positive change in people's lives.

Our team is energetic, active and fun. We listen to our team, doing what's best for our people while focusing on delivering the best products and programming in the industry. Our employees have continued support, training and resources to deliver results to our members, and clients.


If you love making a difference in people's lives, we'd love to connect. We're dedicated to helping people live the best lives possible, and we're always looking for individuals that are passionate like us to join Team Active.


BENEFITS & COMPENSATION



•Competitive Base Salary.


•Full Medical, Dental, Vision Health Benefits (Full Time Employees).


•Complimentary Club Membership and discounts on all Active products and more (where applicable).

Apply online

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Inprela Communications - Content Writer


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Inprela Communications offers B2B storytelling and content strategy services, driving a fresh approach to public relations. We’re seeking a strategic writer to join our team who is a true storyteller and is enthusiastic about technical manufacturing and healthcare subjects. The role is equal parts journalist, technical and creative. This writer needs to turn complex information into easily accessible and comprehensible stories that educate, captivate and move buyers through the marketing funnel with strategic calls to action. This is a cross-functional role that would touch nearly every one of Inprela’s clients. Success in this role means respectfully pushing our clients to enhance their B2B storytelling and consistently following through with content that exceeds their expectations and delivers business impact—on time and on budget.

JOB Responsibilities
·         Strategize/consult: Apply knowledge and understanding of clients’ businesses, audiences, products, etc. to develop and recommend relevant and engaging content assets across wide client roster. 
·         Create: Research and develop both long and short-form content for multiple platforms. Formats could include white papers, industry reports, e-books, case studies, thought leadership articles, video scripts, speeches, emails, blog and social media posts, award and speaking submissions, news releases, etc. 
·         Edit: Provide editing oversight for content developed by other team members and by clients.
  • Collaborate: Work with external design partners to ensure copy and visuals work together.
  • Client service: Juggle multiple projects at one time, with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines.
·         Cultural commitment: Bring genuine passion to the work, a positive attitude and energy to the team. Support Inprela’s core values of accountability, transparency, excellence and thoughtfulness. Contribute to a collaborative and fun team environment. 

Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English or similar.
·         3-5 years of relevant B2B writing experience, ideally in manufacturing and/or healthcare industries.
·         Exceptional writing and editing skills.
·         Proficient knowledge of AP style of writing.
·         A passionate student of content strategy, with a keen ability to write outside-in content that provides value to target audiences.
·         Adept at interviewing experts and able to quickly sift through large amounts of information to determine what is appropriate based on the audience and the client’s objectives.
·         Ability to execute upon and/or develop content style guides.
·         Team player with a proven ability to work cross-team and synthesize feedback, edits and input from others.
·         Self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively.
·         Keen ability to problem solve.
·         Highly accountable with strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills.
·         Proficient with Microsoft Office (PPT, Word, Excel).

COMPENSATION
Position offers competitive salary and benefits for full-time employees, including flexibility perks.


Inprela is a fun and fast-paced work environment that offers excellent work-life balance. We're selective about the type of work we take on, making sure it's the right fit for both client and agency. It's important to us that the work our team does is both personally and professionally satisfying because we know our clients will benefit from happy employees.

TO APPLY
Please send your resume, cover letter and 2-3 writing samples or a link to your portfolio to careers@inprela.com.