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With Who:  University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts

Location:  Mansfield, CT

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Description:  The School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut is seeking applicants to perform the duties of a full-time Publicity/Marketing Manager (UCP 7) within the Office of the Dean. Under the general direction of the Dean of the School of Fine Arts and the Office of University Communications, the Publicity/Marketing Manager leads the School’s marketing efforts, working at both the strategic and operational level.

The School of Fine Arts comprises four academic departments (Art & Art History, Digital Media & Design, Dramatic Arts, and Music) as well as the University’s exhibiting and performing-arts venues (Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, Contemporary Art Galleries, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, von der Mehden Recital Hall, and William Benton Museum of Art).

The focus of SFA’s publicity and marketing is to attract talented students from Connecticut and beyond to the academic departments and to attract both on- and off-campus audiences to our exhibiting and performing arts venues, including students, faculty and staff; community members; K-12 students; and alumni.

Current with best practices in program marketing and audience development, the individual in this position will make efforts to effectively advance and execute creative materials for the School while also being adept at strategic planning, budget management, and using quantitative results to drive decision making.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and work independently in a fast-paced setting. They must have a willingness to work flexible and irregular hours as needed. The ability to multi-task effectively under pressure is a must, as is the willingness to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment. This individual has a combination of strong project management and hands-on technical skills. They should have the ability to analyze/interpret data from campaign results to set priorities, and pivot on strategy as needed. They should have a creative marketing instinct, with a critical and discerning eye towards messaging and design, as well as the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to the analytical side.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop publicity and marketing campaigns and strategy for the School and its units, including detailed advertising plans and timelines, to support recruiting of undergraduate and graduate students as well as the programming of the arts venues to support subscription, single ticket, and group sales goals
  • Produce or oversee development of print and electronic marketing materials—including brochures, postcards, posters, video and flyers; as well as print, radio, and digital advertising (email, web, social media, Google Ads, digital signage), including but not limited to: writing, editing, design
  • Oversee monitor, and track website content and social media channels
  • Track and analyze effectiveness of marketing strategies and regularly conduct audience and market research and present findings
  • Maintain and update media lists for press release/PSA distribution
  • Explore and identify additional revenue streams through marketing channels
  • Develop and/or utilize marketing video content in various marketing channels
  • Help to build a diverse student body and diverse audiences through marketing and publicity activities
  • Manage marketing budget and track expenditures on accounts; create annual zero-based budget and develop quarterly projections; negotiate media contracts, and facilitate vendor contracts
  • Supervise department staff and student workers and work in close collaboration with designers
  • Represent the School of Fine Arts and the University at appropriate regional, national and/or international meetings and forums, and participate in professional development activities, including industry conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Perform related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related field
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in publicity and/or marketing
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Experience in copy-writing and editing, with the ability to write creative and effective marketing copy under deadline
  • Experience managing large projects under deadline
  • Experience with MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with website and social media management including analytics
  • Supervisory experience in a marketing and/or publicity context

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the targeted markets and communities to be served
  • Experience sourcing and managing digital content for targeted audiences and drive conversions
  • At least two years of experience within an arts venue
  • Experience with photography and digital photo editing
  • Experience working professionally in a university/college setting
  • Experience with video production
  • Proven success in attracting diverse audiences or in marketing for student recruitment

Application Deadline:  This job posting will be removed at 11:59 PM on October 4, 2019.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today!  https://hcmprodweb.psoft.uconn.edu/psp/HRPRCGA/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=2020105&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

With Who:  Society of Interventional Radiology

Location:  Fairfax, VA

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Description:  This highly visible, interactive and collaborative role is ideal for a high-performing, mid-career marketing professional. The senior manager must have five to eight years of proven digital and print marketing knowledge and experience; the capacity for detailed project management in a fast-paced environment; and an ability to collaborate with various staff and departments on education, training and membership initiatives.

The senior manager of marketing is responsible for development and implementation of promotional strategies that increase revenue and brand visibility for the society’s education products and services and membership departments. She/he oversees the creation and implementation of creative multi-channel marketing and storytelling strategies and tactics that strengthen the organization’s reputation as an authoritative voice in its field.

A core responsibility of this role is the branding and promotion of the society’s signature event: the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, which brings together 5,000 physicians, exhibitors and supporters from around the world for a week of education, networking and a showcase of the specialty’s newest research.

The senior manager of marketing serves as a member of the society’s management team, collaborating with physician leaders, senior staff, and external vendor/consultants on the fulfillment of marketing and operations.

To perform this job successfully, each essential duty and responsibility must be performed satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primary Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all marketing strategies and tactics for SIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting, including digital and print marketing initiatives, SIR booth design and strategy, on site activities and promotions and a coordinated website presence.
  • Directs outcome-based marketing planning and implementation for other SIR education meetings, products and service lines and for membership and volunteer engagement efforts.
  • Manages promotion project teams and agendas, actively “connecting dots” for forward momentum and fostering collaboration between and among other team members.
  • Brings strong knowledge and understanding of digital marketing and email automation best practices; association management list development processes for the purposes of targeted promotions; and experience developing attractive, compelling promotions using e-mail marketing software platforms (Informz or similar).
  • Ensures all marketing and promotions align with SIR’s brand, messaging, and style.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the work and professional development of one direct report, SIR’s marketing manager, guiding their development of plans, timelines, and tactics in support of overarching strategies.
  • Guides the marketing manager’s implementation of email marketing and collateral development, SIR Central booth design and activities, external advertising placement, reciprocal trade agreements, and calendar outreach and maintenance.
  • Collaborates with communications/PR function to help fulfill SIR newsroom multimedia activities during SIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Oversees the operation of SIR’s online job board by outside vendor, managing vendor customer service and outside sales team activities to continually improve member experience and increase sales revenue.

Qualifications:

  • Five to eight years of integrated marketing and communications experience fulfilling strategies and tactics in a matrixed work environment, experience in an association environment a plus.
  • Knowledge of and direct experience in current digital marketing and email automation best practices; skilled in developing attractive, compelling promotions using e-mail marketing software platforms (Informz or similar); proficiency with association management list development processes for the purposes of targeted promotions; and comfort using a content management system to create website content and pages.
  • Understands the role of informational graphics, visuals and video as part of the marketing mix—the ability to create attractive infographics and visuals using Canva (or similar) is a plus.
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with other staff in strategic communications, public relations and social media.
  • Strong internal client-service orientation and demonstrated ability managing multiple priorities while maintaining strong relationships with internal and volunteer team members.
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Genuine interest and understanding of the importance of branding and a commitment to ensure all promotions are aligned with organization’s brand, messaging and style.

Skills:

  • Ability to combine targeted blast, print, social media and video strategies to reach defined audiences with strong messages and calls to action.
  • Proven project management skills, resourcefulness, and proficiency managing multiple inputs and communicating expectations effectively to internal stakeholders and teams.
  • Experience managing and interpreting marketing performance metrics and tracking tools, some proficiency with Google Analytics and SEO a plus.
  • Working knowledge of and/or direct experience with other associated marketing functions such social media, marketing communications, graphics, and production
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business or related field from a four-year college or university or equivalent experience.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today via the Alumni Career Center! (Technical difficulties? Please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 843-953-5630 for assistance.) Or search other opportunities on the portal: https://alumnijobs.cofc.edu/jobs

With Who:  Louisiana State University Athletics

Location:  Baton Rouge, LA

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Description:  

50%  Responsible for the management/coordination of external events hosted in athletics venues – in accordance with University Policies and procedures.  Liaison with clients to successfully execute events.  Coordinates closely with Athletic Facilities and other departments on campus in order to facilitate client needs.  Oversees all aspects of client relations and event preparation; Oversees event planning and preparation including but not limited to: Client relations and customer service, scheduling and calendar management, service orders and requests, coordination of facility setup and breakdowns, contract generation, documentation, and invoicing, screening of rental applications and exploring opportunities for revenue generation.  Keeps records and tracks historical information about events.

45%  Responsible for event management duties for assigned sports including the logistics and game operations coordination and management.  Plans and prepares guest services and security needs for events and develops best practice guidelines for staff.  Conducts sport meetings and evaluates and communicates with coaches and support staff; Provides Assistance with Event Management duties as assigned for football gameday, which may include any of the following: Management and Coordination of special events, Stadium Event Operations, Parking Operations, Guest Service Support.  Assists with the management of the 150+ parking guards and/or assists with the management of the 700 person transient staff as needed.

5%  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree with Ooe year experience in event management and/or operations. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree; Two years experience in event management and/or operations; Experience with event operations at a Division I-A Athletic Department and familiar management procedures at large scale events.  Ability to multi-task and demonstration of project management skills.

Special or Physical Qualifications:

  • Ability to work extended hours, days, weekends and holidays. Ability to stand, walk, and lift objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasionally – Balancing, driving, feeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, stooping
  • Frequently – Manipulating items with fingers, including keyboarding, grasping, hearing, reaching, and repetitive motion
  • Constantly – climbing, sitting, standing, walking, and talking

Special Instructions: 

  • A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.
  • Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today!  https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU—Baton-Rouge/Event-Management-Coordinator_R00040433-1

With Who:  Zonta International

Location:  Oak Brook, IL

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Description:  Zonta International seeks a Webmaster and Communications Senior Associate who is as passionate about supporting service and advocacy for women’s rights as we are.

As a key team member in the communications department, you will work in collaboration with internal colleagues and key volunteers to support strategies and deliver relevant information that is engaging and inspirational. You will be the primary owner of the content for the organization’s websites and assist in maintaining and developing content and images for publications, social media channels, and key assets.

You are a global thinker who is prepared to step into an ever-changing, interactive environment. You are ready to learn about the world of service club organizations, to serve our members who come from 63 countries and to advocate for the advancement of women and promote women’s rights as human rights.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ownership for Zonta.org website including website content, updates links, and files.
  • Create and maintain special websites for campaigns, focused programs, and biennial convention.
  • Collaborate on the graphic design of website headers, images, buttons, etc.
  • Manage website document and image file library.
  • Edit and post member-submitted content for website and newsletters.
  • Create high quality, multimedia content for all digital marketing channels including social media and email communications (video editing, infographics, etc.)
  • Monitor digital analytics, conversions and social media mentions and provide monthly reports
  • Expert proofreading and editorial on documents, scripts, and slides as requested.
  • Convention support for presentations, publications, signage and general communication needs.
  • Technical support on live and recorded webinars.
  • Development of custom web forms, surveys, and other technical ‘plug-in’ website tools.
  • Respond to inquiries and member service requests received through general email accounts.

Secondary Responsibilities: 

  • Work on special projects and other duties as required helping to promote the success and mission of Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation.
  • Remain current with the latest digital marketing practices to further drive the success of the organization.
  • Support the communications department in monitoring and reporting on performance supporting established biennial goals.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will possess a positive outlook and the ability to easily navigate amongst Zonta’s departments and key focus areas.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred along with two to four years of relevant work experience.
  • Intermediate skills with website maintenance and design, HTML, and content management or association management system (Zonta utilizes DNN, WordPress and iMIS RiSE).
  • Basic skills with design platforms such as Adobe InDesign, Canva, etc.
  • Intermediate experience in content creation, writing across diverse mediums and for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledgeable to manage social media channels from a corporate perspective (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn).
  • Basic knowledge of Google Analytics and SEO desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal skills that are relatable to members whose first language is not English.
  • Proven commitment to achieving deadlines, yet able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment (membership organizations, charity or academic entities preferred) or marketing agency desired.
  • Competency in MS Office including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint desired.
  • The individual must have the ability to work extended hours/weekends when required around major projects or publication deadlines.
  • This is an office-based position with the ability to work from home two days a month. There is flexibility in selecting primary work hours as approved by the department manager.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today via the Alumni Career Center! (Technical difficulties? Please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 843-953-5630 for assistance.) Or search other opportunities on the portal: https://alumnijobs.cofc.edu/jobs

With Who:  Washington University in St. Louis (Danforth Main Campus)

Location:  St. Louis, MO

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Description:  The central Digital Communications team at WashU is seeking a talented, forward-thinking individual to join the team as the Senior Director, Digital Communications.

In cooperation with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Digital Strategy, the Senior Director will participate in strategic planning and lead the team in achieving its goals and objectives by: managing and overseeing the daily operations and productivity of the office; leading the implementation of key initiatives for the team and Office of Public Affairs; and implementing an effective and sustainable measurement and reporting process for the Digital Communications team.

Over the past 5 years, this team has transformed the way it works and has successfully led the university on multiple digital communication initiatives. But we are just getting started. The future is bright and we are looking for someone to help lead us forward. Is that you?

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the team on process to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness; work with campus partners to determine how to assess and report on the team’s “value add” to the university and make recommendations for improvement
  2. Work with Public Affairs, university leadership, and campus partners to determine what digital communications services are needed by the university; research new ideas and technologies; define the details of the services and how they will be delivered; lead the design and implementation of those services
  3. Lead and manage the individuals responsible for operations and process; perform yearly and mid-year evaluations; provide guidance on team member’s professional development and career planning
  4. Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree plus 5 years of experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 3 years’ in web strategy and realization
  • At least 3 years’ experience managing professional staff
  • Knowledge of current Web standards, design standards, and Web best practices
  • Experience employing standard practices with regard to the web development lifecycle
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with colleagues at every level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • 5+ years experience in managing professional staff
  • Experience working with external software vendors
  • Prior experience in a higher education technology environment
  • Experience or training using web content management systems such as Word Press, Drupal, Joomla, etc.
  • Background in Interface Design and/or a demonstrated understanding of working effectively with website designers
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to web standards and professionalism
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to prioritize and self-manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated aptitude to quickly and effectively adapt to new circumstances and technologies
  • Experience with use of business applications in web-based environments
  • Ability to estimate efforts
  • Strong desire to develop new knowledge and professional skills on a continual basis
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with internal and external clients
  • Ability to work with only general supervision
  • Ability to work extra hours and recognize the need to do so
  • Ability to adjust to change and demands on time
  • Ability to think logically
  • Ability to work well independently and with others

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today!  https://jobs.wustl.edu/psc/APPLHRMS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&REL_ACTION=Yes&SiteId=1&HRS_JO_PST_SEQ=1&HRS_JO_PST_TYPE=E&HRS_JOB_OPENING_ID=45502&

With Who:  Society of American Military Engineers

Location:  Alexandria, VA

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Description:  The SAME Associate Editor/Communications Specialist is responsible for the overall accuracy of the organization’s national communications materials, to include print publications, online websites, membership collateral, marketing and promotional items, and events programs and materials. In addition to core writing and editing responsibilities, the individual is expected to develop a deep and detailed understanding of the organization’s mission, history, and strategic direction in order to be a valuable asset to an array of communications and research efforts.  The position reports to the Communications Associate Director/TME Editor-in-Chief.

Responsibilities:

  • TME Magazine:
    • Oversees coordination of article proposals, final manuscripts, graphics and images for The Military Engineer, SAME’s bi-monthly magazine, working in accordance with the editorial and production calendar to publish six issues each year.
    • Follows established style and format guidelines to provide clean, “print-ready” content to Editor-in-Chief and Graphic Designer.
    • Leads magazine quality control, including editing and proofreading all text, and reviewing artwork, page layout and printer’s proofs to ensure accuracy.
    • Works with Graphic Designer and Editor-in-Chief on graphic/image and cover selection for the magazine, as well as layout and design of interior articles, columns, in-house advertisements, and special features.
    • Writes, edits and copy-edits bi-monthly columns, articles, and features as applicable.
    • Develops relationships with and leads outreach with the military engineering services and other federal agencies (including service liaison officers and public affairs staff) for submission of special annual articles, features, and other content throughout the year for both print and online.
    • Develops relationships with and leads outreach with SAME members, local Posts, national Communities of Interest, Academy of Fellows, SAME Foundation, and other organizational stakeholders for submission of Society-related news, interviews, features, and other content throughout the year for both print and online.
    • Works with Contributing Editors, SAME Executive Director, SAME President and others to ensure materials are submitted on time and editorial guidelines are met.
    • Helps develop annual editorial calendar in consult with Editor-in-Chief.
    • Leads content coordination and content creation for TME Online, the companion website to TME, to include posting new issues of the magazine each issue, publishing online-only articles, and conducting QA/QC to ensure a strong online presence.
    • Handles TME archival requests from SAME members and external parties.
    • Coordinates annual Toulmin Medal award program (best article in TME), to include inviting judges, mailing materials, and tracking scores.
  • Organizational Support:
    • Leads and supports as-assigned special projects related to SAME communications and research efforts.
    • Writes and edits articles, posts content, and oversees QA/QC for SAME’s blog Bricks & Clicks.
    • Contributes content and edits/proofreads SAME monthly e-newsletter, Real TiME.
    • Edits and proofreads content for on-site programs for SAME major national events (and assists with editing event website content as needed).
    • Edits and proofreads flyers, marketing materials, brochures, and signage for SAME events, continuing education programs, and other national activities as applicable.
    • Composes press releases for SAME national events, award winners, new Fellows, etc.
    • Assists with editing/proofreading national awards and medals, certificates, table cards, etc.
    • Provides research assistance of SAME archives for internal and external needs.
    • Contributes to SAME social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc.
    • Provides editing/writing/research support to each department within the National Office.
    • Stays abreast of industry trends to be a resource both inside and outside the National Office.
    • Willingness to learn and grow new communications-related capabilities to support evolving organizational needs (i.e., podcast editing, website support, video work, etc.).
    • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Communications, English, Journalism, or related field.
  • Minimum five years of experience working in editing, writing, communications and marketing in print and/or online media.
  • Experience with professional associations or technical publications a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent editing, writing, proofreading, and research skills.
  • Strong understanding of project management principles.
  • Exacting attention to detail.
  • Expert in English grammar.
  • Knowledge of AP Stylebook standards.
  • Fluency in word processing programs and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Proficiency with Adode and PowerPoint; familiarity with InDesign and InCopy programs.
  • Familiarity with HTML and content management systems (specifically, WordPress/DNN).
  • Ability to establish relationships and deal tactfully with public and private sector stakeholders, volunteer authors, and contributing editors at both junior and senior levels.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in deadline-driven environment.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and stay in front of a cyclical workload.
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills.
  • Comfortability working in a collaborative atmosphere.
  • Good listener who welcomes input from internal and external sources.
  • Strong analytical skills, with an ability to synthesize high-level topics for a diverse audience.
  • Creative, agile, and adaptable thinker who is able to develop engaging and accessible ways to share messages across a variety of mediums.
  • Interest in growing professionally and taking on new and exciting challenges.
  • Ability to travel one to three times a year.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today via the Alumni Career Center! (Technical difficulties? Please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 843-953-5630 for assistance.) Or search other opportunities on the portal: https://alumnijobs.cofc.edu/jobs

Ballad Health: Seeking Strategic Communications Advisor

By Megan Gould
Posted on 28 September 2019 | 10:15 am — 

With Who:  Ballad Health

Location:  Johnson City, TN

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Description:  The Strategic Communications Advisor is responsible for developing and executing communications plans, messages and tactics that support the strategy, operations and overall reputation of Ballad Health.
As a member of the corporate communications team, the Advisor’s role:

  • Leads internal and external communication projects to support specific operational changes and key strategic initiatives.
  • Manages daily, tactical execution of communications plans, once developed.
  • Creates communications strategies and messaging that frames initiatives, providing context and vision, as well as clearly explaining key operational details, taking into account diverse audiences for each message.
  • Supports Ballad Health’s public profile and perception.
  • Seeks opportunities to raise the national profile of the organization in coordination with the larger communications team.

Reporting to the Corporate Director of Communication, this position requires significant interaction within and across organizational lines, particularly with physicians and various leaders at Ballad Health. The Advisor is a key part of a fast-paced team that provides both proactive and reactive support to the Ballad Health team.

Adaptability, project management skills, tactfulness and diplomacy, as well as the ability to effectively manage time with a willingness to work in a team environment, are all essential.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Communications
    • Develop comprehensive communications strategies to navigate complex operational changes.  Strategies will need to be created in conjunction with leaders from across the business.
    • Create audience-specific communication plans for various strategic changes. Plans will need to include comprehensive internal and external message development, tactic creation, and all materials and collateral.
    • Gather information and convene meetings (creating agenda, facilitating discussion around materials and tactics) to create alignment around communication strategies.
    • This role is both strategic (plan development) and tactical (plan execution).  This role will need to create, review and edit various collateral including, but not limited to speeches/talking points, presentations, articles, press releases, white papers, marketing materials, digital content, video scripts, opinion pieces, public letters, social media content, etc.
    • Work with Corporate Director of Communications, Corporate Director of Marketing and senior-level executives across Ballad Health to ensure initiatives are clearly tied to strategy and vision for Ballad Health.
    • Develop programs that showcase Ballad Health as a thought leader on key healthcare issues.
    • Be able to communicate effectively to a range of audiences like frontline team members, internal leaders, community leaders, government lawmakers, etc.
    • Employ a variety of communications skills, including written, visual and oral, to achieve desired outcomes and measurable results.
  • Project Management
    • Serve as the go-to for operational direction and tactical challenges on assigned projects.
    • Drive communication elements of projects and initiatives forward on-time and on-strategy, doing so in coordination with larger team.
    • “Traffic manage” various workstreams and teammates to ensure successful project completion.
    • Manage multiple major initiatives simultaneously, ensuring all projects stay on deadline.
    • Identify key dependencies and risks around project portfolio.
  • Executive and Team Skills
    • Partner well with team members of all levels to gather information and create communications strategies and plans.
    • Represent Ballad Health’s strategic priorities to key internal and external audiences, as projects require.
    • Manage expectations of multiple stakeholders.
    • Possess strong executive presence skills to represent communications plans with members of Ballad Health leadership.
  • Industry Expertise
    • Identify opportunities for continuous quality improvement in plans and messaging that are created.
    • Remain informed of current events and trends in healthcare operations and policy, and proactively suggest ways to position Ballad Health within that context.
    • Nuanced understanding of the healthcare industry is expected.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, marketing, public relations, English, business, business administration or related fields required.
  • Seven to 10 years of professional experience in healthcare or business communications, public relations, strategy or project management. Experience in healthcare and/or health policy preferred.
  • Exceptional oral and written communications talent, and familiarity with range of modern communications platforms.
  • Leadership qualities, team-mentality, and ability to work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Creative problem solver, detail-oriented and able to work well under pressure.
  • Proven portfolio of related work products may be requested upon interview.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today!  https://balladhealth.teds.com/careers/views/jobDetails.xhtml?reqCd=MSHA003PUT&reqRevCd=1 Or search other opportunities on the Ballad Health career site.

Stanford University: Seeking Assistant Director of Communications

By Megan Gould
Posted on 28 September 2019 | 10:03 am — 

With Who:  Stanford University’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation

Location:  Stanford, CA

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Description:  Stanford University seeks a highly-motivated, energetic and team-oriented individual with exemplary communication skills. This position will be responsible for leading and executing all publicity aspects for Stanford’s intercollegiate athletic program. Serving as a designated media liaison with independent decision-making authority, the successful candidate will be directly responsible for leading and executing all communications initiatives as the primary contact for men’s basketball, men’s tennis and a fall sport to be assigned next season.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop the vision, strategy and brand for assigned sport programs by managing social media accounts, developing content calendars and collaborating with other units to create and design artwork, graphics and content for a variety of platforms. Incorporate key messaging points into daily content through a proactive approach and digital-forward growth mindset, consistent with the objectives outlined in DAPER’s Strategic Plan.
  • Serve as the lead multimedia liaison between assigned sport programs and the External Relations department. Solicit feedback from sport programs and External Relations colleagues on objectives, goals and strategies, in addition to creation and distribution of content. Facilitate multimedia student-athlete features in coordination with other departments.
  • Responsible for the public relations functions for assigned sports. Design, write and edit various communications materials, such as student-athlete bios, press releases and feature stories for the department’s website conveying the voice of the coach, student athletes and the program.
  • Tasked with additional areas of functional leadership among the staff. Examples may include but are limited to: management of photography contract, liaison to Academic Services and Compliance staff, coordination of national/conference awards program or curation of daily morning e-newsletter.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with local, regional and national media covering Stanford Athletics. Promote student-athletes and coaches for national and conference awards. Coordinate content requests to and from Pac-12 Enterprises and Pac-12 Networks. Identify and create narratives surrounding programs, student-athletes and coaches. Facilitate interviews and initiate media coverage by preparing logistics, materials and talking points to announcers. Maintain an ongoing understanding of industry trends, innovative platforms and emerging media in a rapidly changing profession.
  • Manage current and historical team information (rosters, statistics, record, photos, videos) of assigned sports.

Summary of Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree and four years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills at building collaborative relationships with internal colleagues and customers.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in social media. Familiarity with managing accounts and serving as the primary administrator.
  • Advanced graphic design and non-linear editing skills. Familiarity with elements of Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • Knowledge of emergent multimedia technologies, web architecture and new media production.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in social media and proactive, strategic communication are essential. Confidence and familiarity working with web technologies, including basic HTML and CMS tools (such as SIDEARM). Advanced and demonstrated knowledge of statistical programs (such as Genius Sports and StatCrew).

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional travel and frequent work on weekends and evenings.
  • Physical Requirements
  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, sit, use a telephone and stand/walk. Occasionally climb stairs, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds, kneel/crawl, reach/work above shoulders and grasp forcefully.

Apply:  Submit your application today! https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/assistant-director-communications-8124

IBM: Seeking Market Development & Insights Analyst Intern

By Megan Gould
Posted on 27 September 2019 | 10:27 am — 

With Who:  IBM

Location:  New York, NY; Raleigh, NC

Dates:  Summer 2020

Position Description:  This is a paid internship. IBM will not be providing Visa sponsorship for these positions now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future Visa sponsorship.

In this new era, IBM is reshaping industries with our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things – changing how businesses build, collaborate, analyze, and engage.

At the heart of this transformation are Market Development & Insights (MD&I) analysts. We provide a trusted, objective view of the market and its impact on IBM, empowering IBMers to drive actions that grow the business.

An MD&I analyst is a critical thinker with strong business insight and a desire to work in partnership with IBM executive leaders. MD&I analysts approach every engagement with a client-centered focus, bringing together marketplace expertise, understanding of competitive dynamics, and data from a variety of sources to drive value and growth for the business.

MD&I’s 10-week summer internship program will provide you with the opportunity to work on strategic projects that address real business challenges facing IBM’s decision makers. Throughout the summer, you will participate in educational sessions to develop skills, join in on networking opportunities to connect with other members of MD&I and across IBM, and gain exposure to many different parts of IBM’s business.

As an intern, the types of projects you will work on and problems you will help tackle include examples from this past summer:

  • Define how IBM should position its business partner ecosystem to empower IBM leaders to make effective and efficient investments
  • Increase IBM’s digital revenue by elevating the digital experience of our offerings in responding faster to competitive innovation
  • Provide fact-based recommendations on IBM’s approach to the eSports market for building solutions and brand agreement among key stakeholders
  • Help IBM be ahead of the curve on the future of customer experience for their clients
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Collaborate with IBM’s business leaders on a strategic project
  • Provide compelling, fact-based findings through organizing and extracting data, information, and insights from various sources and methods – including primary and secondary research, competitive analysis and market opportunity analysis
  • Practice Design Thinking principles to focus on our stakeholders’ needs and desired outcomes, and to work with agility within the team
  • Communicate findings and recommendations to IBM leadership in a clear and concise manner that enables decisive business action
You should exhibit the following strengths:
  • Problem solving skills and strong analytical thinking
  • Adept communication skills including writing, presentations, storytelling and effectively sharing recommendations
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility and self-discipline in a highly independent working environment
  • Collaborative approach to teaming

IBM and MD&I offer a flexible, agile, and collaborative work environment with numerous professional development and growth opportunities. This position is located in New York; NY or Raleigh: North Carolina.

Application Deadline:  Applications close on December 2nd, 2019 at 11:55 pm

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

IBM: Seeking Marketing Operations Intern

By Megan Gould
Posted on 27 September 2019 | 10:23 am — 

With Who:  IBM

Location:  Armonk, NY

Dates:  Summer 2020

Position Description:  This is a paid internship. Uncover and transform insights into creative experiences that matter to your customers. Make every touchpoint an opportunity to engage. As a Marketing Professional at IBM, you will create stories that cut through noise and have an impact on your audience. IBM is trailblazing the Agile Marketing approach, allowing you to work with speed, adaptability and creativity to uncover insights and deliver experiences that matter to your customers.

IBM Marketing is leading the transformation to build cognitive businesses and create superior client experiences. It’s where strategic thinking, an agile mindset, and innovative digital technology are applied to create exceptional campaigns and customized client experiences – all fueled by data.

The Marketing Operations Team are the trusted advisors of Marketing Leaders. We enable stakeholders and leaders to make the right decisions to drive the business to succeed through operational excellence. We influence organizational models, management systems, processes, planning and measurement systems, employee development and learning, and provides insight to business performance. Marketing Operations also drives transformational change and operational transactions for the function.

As an IBM Marketing Operations Intern, you’ll work collaboratively, as part of a team, on a project that addresses a strategic IBM Marketing business challenge. This is a highly visible intern program with leadership exposure throughout the summer. You will have the opportunity to showcase your final outcomes to a large audience of Marketing Leaders and Practitioners across the organization. In addition to the project, the internship includes educational, networking and social activities.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Currently Enrolled in an accredited University
  • Available for an internship in Summer 2020
  • Rising college Senior for 2020-2021 school year
  • English: Fluent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Basic knowledge of business strategy
  • Basic knowledge of Finance and Accounting principles and practices
  • Basic knowledge of problem solving and analytical skills
  • Basic knowledge of Marketing and Digital Marketing
  • Basic Knowledge of Agile principles

Application Deadline:  Applications close on December 2nd, 2019 at 11:55 pm

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

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