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With Who:  Ibu Foundation

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Winter 2019 (ASAP)

Hours:  Part-time

Supervisor:  Hannah Blatt, Executive Director

Position Description:  Ibu Foundation is seeking a student interested in a website design/update project for their website, weareibu.org – a SquareSpace site. Ibu Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that helps elevate women out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency by supporting female artisan cooperatives in places like Cambodia, Mexico and Afghanistan.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities:  The student would first meet with the Executive Director of Ibu Foundation to discuss vision for the website and best steps for moving forward.

  • Familiarity with SquareSpace
  • Graphic design experience
  • Website updates and front end development
  • Manipulating and optimizing photos, graphics and other images for web

Learning Objectives: 

  • Capacity to analyze website integration
  • Communication and analytical skills
  • Graphic design experience
  • Nonprofit knowledge and awareness

Apply (or request more information):  If a student is interested, please contact Hannah Blatt, hannah@weareibu.org, (615) 260-0576.

With Who:  Charleston City Paper

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Description:  Charleston City Paper is accepting applications for spring 2020 internships. These are great opportunities for anyone looking for experience in a fast-paced media environment. Past interns have included students majoring in political science, English, history, business, and more.

Editorial Intern:
    • Editorial interns will assist staff with short-form stories for print and online, special issues, fact-checking, and other tasks.
    • Writing experience is required. Non-academic writing experience is a plus. Applicants should be dependable, detail-oriented, and curious.
    • Applicants should email a resume and three writing samples to editor@charlestoncitypaper.com.

Music Intern:

    • Music interns will assist the music editor with editing the city’s most comprehensive live music calendar, conducting interviews with local musicians, and writing to highlight the diverse and growing pool of talented people in the local music scene.
    • Writing experience and an interest in local music and culture is required. Non-academic writing experience is a plus. Applicants should be dependable, detail-oriented, and curious.
    • Applicants should email a resume and three writing samples to heath@charlestoncitypaper.com.

Note:  Charleston City Paper , founded in 1997, is South Carolina’s only independent alt-weekly newspaper. We work to dig deep into local topics across news, cuisine, arts, music, and more. The City Paper strives for its team to be representative of the ideas, backgrounds, and experiences of the community where we live. Please apply even if you think your experience is not directly applicable.

Apply (or request more information):  See the information above regarding who to email for each internship opportunity.

Spoleto Festival USA: Seeking Special Events Manager

By Megan Gould
Posted on 26 November 2019 | 8:38 am — 

With Who:  Spoleto Festival USA

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  As an integral part of Spoleto Festival USA’s advancement program, the Special Events Manager works to foster lasting relationships between the Festival and its patrons, promoting positive attitudes toward giving among current and prospective donors, and Spoleto SCENE (young people’s group).

Duties & Responsibilities:  Lead efforts to plan and implement annual fundraising events that include the live and on-line auction in February, the Mary Ramsay Civic Award Luncheon in April, and the Opening-Weekend Fête, along with donor recognition events for Spoleto Society, Board of Directors, special program-related events, and SCENE events throughout the year. This position reports to the Director of Development.

Essential Responsibilities for Events:  

  • Direct and manage all aspects of planning and staging fundraising events, including vendor contracting, cultivation of event themes and coordinating with each committee to execute day of event logistics.
  • Conduct solicitation of live and on-line auction items.
  • Create and oversee the Spoleto auction website through WIX and work directly with Bidding for Good for online access to auction.
  • Analyze each event and prepare reports through Tessitura database.
  • Secure sponsorships and in-kind contributions for fundraising events.
  • Work with committee members and board members in soliciting hosts for cultivation events.
  • Oversee SCENE events in coordination with Steering Committee and Individual Giving and Stewardship Manager.
  • Manage all event budgets and work closely with Finance Department.
  • Hire and manage a seasonal Special Events Assistant as well as two seasonal apprentices.

Qualifications and Required Skills:  

  • Three or more years of successful experience in event management with fiscal goals.
  • Experience in non-profit sector is a plus.
  • Demonstrated strong oral skills, commitment to quality, timeliness, efficiency, and organization with attention to detail is essential.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with different constituent groups.
  • Prefer creative energy and ambition that can lead and inspire Special Events team.
  • Exhibit outstanding communication and negotiation abilities with a high level of professionalism.
  • Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as Microsoft Publisher is an advantage.
  • Candidate must be able to handle information of a sensitive matter, such as confidential donor information and records.

Compensation:  Competitive salary plus benefits including vacation and medical leave, participation in group health insurance, dental, vision, 401k, and life insurance plans.

Application Note:  Please submit a resume and cover letter to developmentjobs@spoletousa.org. No phone calls, please.

Apply (or see more job posting 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

Hollings Cancer Center: Seeking Web Manager / Graphic Designer

By Megan Gould
Posted on 25 November 2019 | 9:48 am — 

With Who:  Hollings Cancer Center (Medical University of South Carolina)

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications at Hollings Cancer Center, this position implements and further develops the communications strategy of Hollings Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center.

Job Duties:  

  • 35% – Web Content Manager
    • Manage Hollings Cancer Center’s website, keeping content updated in compliance with brand, web and accessibility standards
    • Handle content migration (moving content from static HTML pages in Dreamweaver into a new CMS) to a new web site
    • Work with end users to set migration schedules, identify outdated content, migrate content, and support end users in their migration effort.
    • Build web content, including page layout and visual presentation, incorporate embedded multimedia, and troubleshoot presentation issues as needed.
    • Work with stakeholders to enhance and improve web content based on best practices and make recommendations for improvements to leverage SEO and SEM
    • Manage news portal for Hollings updating the news pages and magazine with the latest content and handling the integration of the content to the relevant web pages – (Essential)
  • 30% – Graphic Design
    • Create both original graphic designs and designs based on established templates, adhering to corporate brand standards
    • Assist with science graphics for news stories and grant proposals and provide support for graphic elements used in publications and online
    • Assist with the design, production and online publishing of Hollings Horizons magazine
    • Plan, develop and execute multimedia communication strategies and long-range public information and/or education programs designed to promote and explain agency goals, activities and objectives.
    • Produce original illustrations for news stories – (Essential)
  • 25% – Digital Design
    • Maintain and update digital video boards, assisting with design as needed, and handling multimedia components
    • Design and distribute electronic newsletters leveraging online content to raise reputational awareness – (Essential)
  • 10% – Administrative
    • Provide analytics reports and update communications dashboard
    • Other duties as assigned – (Essential)

Guidelines & Experience:  Employee will assist the communications director in implementing strategies and must also be able to work independently on daily tasks and with limited supervision on major projects. Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects will be essential to the success in performing well in this role.

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:  A bachelor’s degree in communications, computer science, or a related field and one year experience in information technology. Related experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills:  

  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and experience with content management systems (Sitecore, WordPress, etc.)
  • Familiar with Javascript and Dreamweaver
  • A technical and design background to develop responsive, interesting content.
  • Familiarity with basic SEO best practices and keyword research
  • Accessible web development (Section 508 Compliant)
  • Excellent eye for design, with experience in graphic design best practices.
  • Knowledge of grammar, composition and style.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat, and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Accountable for digital distribution of HCC publications
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in web design and optimizing SEO
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel to produce charts and graphics.
  • Knowledge of and experience with photography, web design and web content management systems and editing.
  • Knowledge of and experience with methods and techniques used in producing publications, graphic design (InDesign, Illustrator), and other types of multimedia products.

Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
  • Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
  • Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
  • Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
  • Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
  • Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
  • Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
  • Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
  • Ability to lift, lower, push or pull objects 15 lbs. or more, unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
  • Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
  • Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
  • Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
  • Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
  • Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
  • Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous)
  • Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
  • Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

Salary Range:  UNIV-Band 6: $40,759.00 – $58,086.00 – $75,413.00 (min – mid – max)

Note:  Please submit design portfolio with application.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today! Hollings Cancer Center Job Application

Hollings Cancer Center: Seeking Communications Specialist

By Megan Gould
Posted on 25 November 2019 | 9:38 am — 

With Who:  Hollings Cancer Center (Medical University of South Carolina)

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications at Hollings Cancer Center, this position implements and further develops the communications strategy of Hollings Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center.

Job Duties:  

  • 10% Administrative
    • Assist director in administrative tasks
    • Maintain analytics dashboard
    • Other duties as assigned
  • 15% Graphic Design/Photography
    • Oversee production of engaging content for digital boards in the cancer center, including the design, uploading and editing of content
    • Assist with production of presentations, flyers, collateral materials etc. that adhere to brand standards and support cancer center strategies
    • Take photographs to enhance news and web content
  • 15% Social Media
    • Produce engaging newsfeeds for social media channels, monitor daily posts and develop strategies to extend audience engagement
    • Produce simple videos for social media and/or video boards
  • 25% Website
    • Write and copy edit engaging content that integrates SEO and best practices for web content
    • Assist in upload of web content and weekly web updates to accomplish strategic objectives
  • 35% Communications
    • Demonstrate strong editing and writing skills in the production of internal and external communications, including press releases, e-newsletters and news articles
    • Assist in handling media relation requests and public inquiries
    • Write science stories, conveying complex content for a lay audience
    • Assist in execution of multimedia communication strategies and long-range public information campaigns designed to promote and explain the center’s goals, activities and objectives
    • Coordinate dissemination of news through industry channels to increase HCC’s national reputation
    • Assist in the planning, design, production and distribution of Hollings Horizons magazine

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills:  

  • Knowledge of journalistic principles and practices and techniques of disseminating information to the public through news media.
  • Knowledge of grammar, composition and style.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in planning, composing, editing and producing publications.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in writing and editing web content, optimizing SEO.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of planning, conducting and supervising large-scale communication projects.
  • Knowledge of agency programs, policies, procedures, objectives and goals.
  • Ability to gather, organize and present oral and written information in a clear, concise and accurate manner.
  • Knowledge of and experience with photography, web design and web content management systems and editing.
  • Knowledge of and experience with methods and techniques used in producing publications, graphic design (InDesign, Illustrator), and other types of multimedia products.
  • Ability to produce simple videos

Guidelines and Supervision:  Employee will assist the communications director in implementing strategies and must also be able to work independently on daily tasks and with limited supervision on major projects. Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects will be essential to the success in performing well in this role.

Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent)
  • Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to perform ‘pinching’ operations. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
  • Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
  • Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
  • Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
  • Ability to lift and carry 15# , unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to lift objects from floor level to height of 36 inches, to 15#, unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to lower objects, to 15 #, from height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to push/pull objects to 15 #, unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
  • Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
  • Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
  • Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent)
  • Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
  • Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
  • Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
  • Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Continuous)
  • Must be ambidextrous. (Continuous)
  • Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
  • Ability to work in dusty areas (Infrequent)

Salary Range:  UNIV-Band 6: $40,759.00 – $58,086.00 – $75,413.00 (min – mid – max)

Note:  Please submit writing samples with application.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today! Hollings Cancer Center Job Application

With Who:  The San Francisco School

Location:  San Francisco, CA

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  

The San Francisco School seeks a full-time Communications & Marketing Manager who will bring a range of communications, marketing, website management, social media, and graphic experience to The San Francisco School. The Communications & Marketing Manager will articulate and communicate the school’s identity and unique characteristics to key constituents, enhancing our messaging within the SFS community as well as strengthening our external marketing position. The communications and marketing efforts will ultimately contribute to retention efforts, revenue growth, and help ensure SFS’s position in the San Francisco independent school market.

The Communications & Marketing Manager reports to the Director of Advancement and supports the work of the Advancement team. The manager will develop and deliver key messages, ensure consistency and continuity, and reinforce the mission and goals of The San Francisco School.

The Communications & Marketing Manager will collaborate with the school’s administrative team, faculty, and staff to develop and execute initiatives, remain current on key issues, and to cultivate positive relationships with the school’s community members.

Role:  

The Communications Manager will:

  • Develop, refine, and manage the school’s messaging priorities
  • Manage the school’s webpage, www.sfschool.org, and develop content
  • Craft and publish the weekly community email, the Tuesday Note Home
  • Produce, in partnership with the Director of Advancement, the bi-annual community magazine, The Gaven Street Gazette
  • Document and share campus activities and events
  • Maintain the school’s social media presence
  • Liaise with and guide faculty to highlight happenings in the classrooms through various mediums and assist with training and implementation of new communication tool, ParentSquare
  • Maintain and implement the school’s Style Guide, using consistent standards in all Advancement Office publications
  • Apply the school’s look and feel to external materials, including admissions and advancement materials, external presentations

We are looking for a dynamic individual with strong verbal and written communication skills, a keen awareness of how to network and do outreach, and a strong ability to prioritize tasks.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Craft and publish the Tuesday Note Home, an electronic communication sent via Constant Contact, when school is in session. This requires not only writing and editing content, but coordinating with various contributors and finding appropriate photos and images.
  • Manage the school’s webpage including written and visual content. Knowledge of html not necessary, but helpful. Liaise with outside vendors of web-based programs such as White Whale and Constant Contact.
  • Produce, in partnership with the Director of Advancement, all publications and published materials, including The Gaven Street Gazette (produced bi-annually and includes the Annual Report), collateral for advancement office initiatives, and information resources such as school handbooks. Work with the Director of Admissions to assist with the production of admissions collateral to assure visual and editorial consistency.
  • Make regular updates to the school’s social media accounts, including, but not limited to, Facebook and Instagram. Participate in designing and/or refining the school’s social media strategy.
  • Photograph and document happenings on campus, including major ceremonies as well as spontaneous moments.
  • Manage the collection of photographs and videos for the school’s website, print publications, and archives.
  • Manage students’ family photos for directory.
  • Create promotional signage for school events.
  • Train and support new and existing staff, parents, and trustees on communications platforms as necessary, e.g., website and ParentSquare.
  • Engage as a member of the Advancement team, supporting work within the office during the school year. Participate in Advancement Team meetings.
  • Attend and assist in the execution of major school events, at a minimum including the Walk-A-Thon, Auction, Grandparents & Special Friends Day, and Graduation
  • Evaluate and pursue marketing, external relations, media relations, and advertising opportunities.

Qualifications and Abilities:  

The Communications & Marketing Manager serves as the primary writer, editor, photographer, web-based communicator, production coordinator, and on occasion, graphic designer (more complicated offset print jobs can be contracted to our design firm). Freelance writers and out-of-house design support may be available on an as-needed and budgeted basis. As a result, the successful candidate will have a wide cross-section of skills and professional experiences.

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Independent school, non-profit, and/or marketing/communications experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with school representatives, parents, students, alumni, and donors.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite, and comfort with databases, social media, and emergent technologies. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Experience with digital photography, graphic design. Video production a plus.
  • Sound judgment relating to confidential projects, personnel, school, or student matters.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and manage many different projects at once.
  • A cooperative team approach with colleagues and a willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:  

  • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • May work in varied outside weather conditions during special activities.

Overview of School:  

The San Francisco School is an independent school, pre-K through eighth grade, with a commitment to being a multicultural and inclusive community. Suitably characterized by one parent as an “urban school with a village atmosphere” the school embraces San Francisco’s ethnic, cultural and economic diversity. Our progressive approach to education encourages children to develop self-reliance, solid academic skills, creativity, and a commitment to social justice. Students learn to think like disciplinarians in a field, consider big and central ideas, and work collaboratively. The program is designed to help students identify and develop their own passions and to be respectful and supportive in their community.  Students graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, courageous, and eager for the challenges ahead.

Apply (or request more job posting information):  Submit your application today! Email document to jobs@sfschool.org. Interested candidates may apply by emailing a resume, cover letter, and references – in one document (pdf) to:

Jennifer Keese-Powell
Director of Advancement
The San Francisco School
jobs@sfschool.org

The San Francisco School is committed to increasing staff diversity, both to reflect the high value SFS places on a multicultural understanding, and for the direct benefit of each student.

With Who:  Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Location:  Moncks Corner, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  

  • To direct and guide the Communications and Public Relations Department in protecting and enhancing the positive image of Berkeley Electric Cooperative and to maintain favorable attitudes among various organizations, special interest groups, member/owners and the public through effective communications and by serving as an advocate of the Electric Cooperative program.
  • To assist the Vice President, Economic Development and Government Affairs in all economic development, key accounts and community relations.
  • To assist the Vice President, Economic Development and Government Affairs in carrying out the goals of Berkeley Electric Cooperative and its subsidiaries with local, state and federal government leaders so as to advance its objectives, plans and programs.

Reporting Relationships:  

  • Reports to: Vice President, Economic Development & Government Affairs
  • Supervises:
    • Public Affairs Specialist
    • Corporate Communications & Media Specialist
    • Communications and Public Affairs Specialist
    • Public Relations & Grassroots Coordinator

Responsibilities and Authorities:  

  • Directs the Cooperative advertising, marketing, internal and external communications, media relations and public information activities to ensure effective communications, favorable attitudes, support of Cooperative Programs and values, and engage member ownership.
  • Is responsible for maintaining an effective budget to meet the advertising, marketing and program outreach needs of the Cooperative.
  • Assists the Manager of Economic Development & Key Accounts with KA meetings and developing programs to leverage relationships in key accounts and new business opportunities for Berkeley Electric Cooperative.
  • Assists the President and CEO with special projects and communications.
  • Leads and directs the development programs and advertising to communicate member and public information to improve support for the Cooperative’s objectives.
  • Assists Berkeley Enterprises with public relations, media visibility and advertising and communication needs.
  • Leads, directs and develops media communications, news releases and PR campaigns.
  • Directs and handles member inquiries pertaining to operations of the Cooperative.
  • Leads and directs the development of youth and education programs as well as Youth Tour, SC Youth Summit and Trust Scholarship. Works with school districts and teachers to provide youth, teacher and school support.
  • Leads and directs the development of opportunities to promote electrical safety to youth, the membership and general public.
  • Leads and directs Grassroots efforts and political action campaigns such as; ACRE-Cooperative Owners for Political Action, Vote.coop, etc.
  • Assists with Annual Meeting and directs advertising and communications to the membership.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Managerial Responsibilities:  

  • Organizing
    • Recommends organizational structure and staff requirements to the Vice President, Economic Development and Government Affairs.
    • Prepares job description, reviews and approves job description of each employee in department.
    • Selects and hires employees in department.
    • Administers compensation plan for direct reports in accordance with personnel policy and budget limitations with the expressed approval of the Vice President, Economic Development and Government Affairs.
    • Appraises performance of personnel under his/her supervision in accordance with established policy.
    • Trains and develops employees under his/her supervision in accordance with established policy.
  • Operations
    • Makes certain that all personnel reporting to him/her understands and accepts the responsibilities and authorities described in their position description.
    • Delegates such responsibilities and authorities to those reporting to him/her with full recognition that he/she retained overall accountability.
    • Reviews time sheets, sick leave and annual leave for direct reports.
    • Knowledgeable of Cooperative’s policy and service rules and regulations and sees that personnel reporting to him/her understand policies.
    • Reviews department expenditures and compares expenses to budget.
    • Develop annual department budget and work plan.
    • Participates in civic and community activities to promote the understanding and acceptance of the Cooperative’s policies, plans and programs.
    • Keeps informed regarding trends and developments in area of responsibility. Participates and presents in seminars, training programs and trade meetings.

Communications:  

  • Members – To develop relationships with our membership in order to gain the understanding and acceptance of the Cooperative’s plans, programs and policies.
  • Civic & Professional Organizations – To actively participate in community and civic groups, taking every opportunity to obtain increased understanding and acceptance of the rural electric program. To maintain representation and create opportunities for mutual services and benefits.
  • Statewide, NRECA, RUS, and National Organizations – To participate in meetings of these organizations and to confer with them on matters of common interest, obtaining assistance when necessary.
  • Area News Media – To establish rapport with local media personnel to develop support and understanding of the Cooperative’s objectives.
  • Power Companies and other Cooperatives – To exchange information that would be mutually beneficial and to maintain good relationships.
  • Schools and Extension Service – To provide programs on electricity, energy efficiency, safety cooperative and youth programs.

Education:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, marketing or related field is required or requisite courses combined with years of service.

Experience:  Should have a minimum of five (5) years experience in responsible position involving planning or work programs, budgeting, and directing programs requiring frequent contact with people as well as experience in communications, public relations, government affairs economic development or key accounts management. Knowledge of the rural electric program including experience in directing a marketing and public relations program is desirable. Three (3) years in position to gain requisite skills.

Job Knowledge:  Under the direction of the Vice President, Economic Development and Government Affairs is expected to exercise considerable judgement and discretion when dealing with community leaders. Must have a broad knowledge of public relations techniques including knowledge of Cooperative’s philosophy and principles and the behavioral principles involved in dealing with consumers under stress. Knowledge of efficient use and techniques for marketing and communications is highly desirable. Must have knowledge of Cooperative policies and procedures.

Abilities & Skills:  Must be skilled in communicating with others and participate in public relations, marketing and other special events to target Cooperative programs, Cooperative messages and to reinforce the Cooperative’s values. Also, the ability to coordinate and make presentations and to build and maintain good working relationships with communities and the membership. Must be able to communicate well both in writing and orally. Must be skilled in effectively dealing with people under stress. A valid S. C. Driver’s license is required.

Working Conditions:  Requires working both inside and outside the office. Some overnight and night work required. Out of state travel is required. Will require irregular days and hours of work. Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Notes:  Employer will assist with relocation costs. Additional Salary Information: Minimum for the position.

Salary:  $92,637

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today via the CofC Alumni Career Center!

City of Council Bluffs: Seeking Recreation & Events Manager

By Megan Gould
Posted on 25 November 2019 | 8:59 am — 

With Who:  City of Council Bluffs

Location:  Council Bluffs, IA

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  An employee in this class is responsible for planning, promoting, implementing, and supervising all special event and outdoor recreation programs and services, including but not limited to: coordination of all Parks and Recreation special events, outdoor recreation programming, Tom Hanafan Park programming, select facility rentals, and equipment rentals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Works with the Director and community partners to establish priorities, goals, and objectives
  • Evaluates programs, activities, and services provided
  • Ensures employees are held to City’s safety, security, and loss control standards
  • Manages Youth Sports Program
  • Creates a positive experience for staff and patrons through professional and courteous behavior and effective problem solving resolution
  • Identifies operational changes needed to achieve service, revenue generation, and cost containment goals
  • Develops operational, educational, recreation, and programming strategies for Tom Hanafan Park and other City parks including but not limited to Bayliss, Vincent Bluff, and the Recreation Complex
  • Serves as the liaison for community outreach projects and special events
  • Establishes appropriate fee schedules and staff procedures
  • Evaluates activities, programs, and sites for participation and effectiveness
  • Meets with outside groups and guide staff; attends meetings; and identifies needs, resources, and work with local, State, and Federal agencies and Associations to develop goals and outdoor recreation strategic plan
  • Develops and evaluates program costs and revenues as assigned
  • Develops, implements, and updates facility safety standards and customer service standards
  • Professionally responds to inquiries, questions, and complaints from participants
  • Responds to emergencies involving participants and staff
  • Communicates professionally and effectively and works cooperatively with all Department staff, other departments, agencies, and the general public
  • Supervises the implementation and compliance of policies and procedures
  • Provides onsite supervision and program leadership as needed
  • Participates and collaborates with other federal, regional, state, and local educational/non-profit agencies, districts, and programs to promote and coordinate offerings and negotiate and/or administer contractual agreements for services/facilities
  • Works with staff and the Communications Officer to develop and administer on-going marketing plans and strategies to effectively promote programs and activities of the Department
  • Directs and participates in the development, review, and evaluation of programs offered to ensure that program services meet community needs
  • Implements, monitors, and reviews service delivery processes
  • Ensures departmental program services are in compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines
  • Prepares/recommends annual department budget and monthly budget projections
  • Monitors expenditures and revenues to remain within established budgetary constraints
  • Monitors subsidy levels
  • Makes necessary adjustments to programs and services to meet the City’s goals and objectives
  • Oversees department supply and material purchasing
  • Authorizes repairs or services within authorized spending limits
  • Actively pursues alternative revenue-generating opportunities for the Department in conjunction with the Director
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Directly supervises the Recreation & Events Coordinator and some seasonal employees within the Parks & Recreation Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educations and/or Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related area of study
  • Master’s Degree, desirable
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of related experience
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of supervisory experience
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  

  • First Aid and CPR/AED

Physical Demands:  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and see, talk, and hear.
  • The employee must be able to occasionally lift and work with up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • The employee must be able to frequently lift and work with up to ten (10) pounds.
  • The employee must be able to continuously lift and work with up to five (5) pounds.
  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment but may have exposure to adverse weather conditions related to outdoor recreation events.

Other Skills and Abilities:  

  • Knowledge of adult softball rules and regulations for Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and/or other organizations
  • Ability to establish tournament and league play for youth and adult sports
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite of software
  • Technical aptitude with registration software such as Team Sideline, CiviRec, etc.
  • Extensive experience in coordinating and planning large-scale, community, and creative events
  • Strong organization skills with exceptional attention to detail while managing multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating recreational programs
  • Particular knowledge related to outdoor recreation and historic educational program design desired
  • Knowledge of grant writing and sponsorship recruitment
  • Maintain appropriate records and prepare accurate reports
  • Exercise good judgment, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Work independently with accountability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, volunteers, participants, community groups, and the public
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts, length of shifts, and days of the week as events/programs require

Salary:  $61,466.54

Application Deadline:  December 13, 2019

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today!  City of Council Bluffs Job Application

With Who:  American Medical Writers Association

Location:  Rockville, MD

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  

AMWA’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator is a perfect opportunity for a rising association professional to make a unique contribution to a small, collaborative, and supportive staff team. This position requires an individual who is interested in helping our association grow and promote its membership program and education products.

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will support AMWA’s efforts to attract, engage, and retain members and prospects using creative and innovative campaigns and tools.

AMWA is reaching new markets through the use of digital analytics, inbound marketing, paid social, and marketing automation techniques.  Experience with digital marketing tools such as SEO, Google Analytics, content management and email marketing systems will be helpful for the successful completion of responsibilities such as:

  • Employ marketing analytics techniques to gather, present, and interpret important data.
  • Analyze data trends and make recommendations to improve the member experience.
  • Review analytics to determine effectiveness of membership acquisition and retention campaigns.
  • Gather information on trends and activity related to the profession of medical communication to support membership program activity.
  • Ensure data accuracy and maintain membership and marketing database integrity.

The position also coordinates all membership and marketing communications and includes responsibilities such as:

  • Design, coordinate, and proof weekly e-newsletters and member communications.
  • Update and maintain the website and landing pages.
  • Manage social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn) ensuring brand consistency and engagement with followers.
  • Provide excellent customer service through phone or email with members and prospective members.

Candidates must be effective communicators and capable with typical association technology and databases, such as association management systems (AMS) and content management systems (CMS). AMWA uses the YM suite of products, and experience with this system is a plus, but not a requirement. Excellent writing and editing skills are critical in order to best support AMWA’s membership of medical communication professionals.

Candidates must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, collaborating with other staff members, and working with volunteers and subject matter experts. 1-3 years or more of association experience, preferably in a membership-related role, is preferred.  Experience with marketing automation (eg, Marketo, HubSpot, Act-On) is a plus.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please send your resume and a cover letter, to srager@amwa.org.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today via the CofC Alumni Career Center!

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi: Seeking Magazine Editor

By Megan Gould
Posted on 21 November 2019 | 9:07 am — 

With Who:  The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Headquarters)

Location:  Baton Rouge, LA

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi seeks a creative and innovative editor for its general-interest magazine, Phi Kappa Phi Forum. Candidates must have demonstrated skills in magazine production, editing, writing, and developing editorial content. The editor will oversee the continued development of the magazine to ensure it provides outstanding member value and supports the Society’s voice in higher education. In addition, the editor will work with marketing staff to build an enhanced and accessible online presence for the magazine. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in higher education, 7+ years of publishing experience, and a flare for generating fresh and thought-provoking content for the magazine’s diverse readership.

The Forum staff consists of the editor and a freelance graphic designer and proofreader. The editor’s work is overseen by the chief marketing officer. The Society’s executive director serves as the magazine’s publisher.

A competitive salary commensurate with experience and an extraordinary benefit package await the new member of our team. The position will be located at the Society’s national office in Baton Rouge, LA. Relocation assistance is available. Submit resume, cover letter, and writing samples/portfolio materials by Dec. 1 to careers@phikappaphi.org. Phi Kappa Phi is an equal opportunity employer.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with team members and contributors.
  • Oversee the work of a freelance graphic designer and proofreader.
  • Partner with staff to select multidisciplinary theme for each edition.
  • Identify and assign volunteer writers for feature articles, columns, and reviews and guide their work from brainstorming ideas/angle/approach to final product.
  • Marshal Phi Kappa Phi-related content.
  • Coach, edit, and otherwise assist contributors of all other parts of the magazine.
  • Write standing items such as coming next issue, author bios, and captions.
  • Collaborate with marketing staff on house/strategic partner ads, merchandise and benefits page, and back cover.
  • Respond to letters to the editor and prepare relevant letters for publication.
  • Liaison with printer: monitor the production schedule, perform quality checks, approve final electronic galleys, and verify billing.
  • Assist the digital content editor in readying digital versions of the magazine.
  • Partner with chief marketing officer to identify strategies for growing the magazine’s online presence.
  • Team with the communications director for any social media promotions.
  • Compile addresses for contributor and complimentary copies.
  • Generate, distribute, and collect contributor paperwork like invitation letters, author contracts, publication agreement forms, and submission guidelines.
  • Perform various administrative tasks: file copyright paperwork, send postmaster copies for advertising percentage check, and send copies of each edition to EBSCO.
  • Handle reprint requests and licensing agreements (such as EBSCO).
  • Respond to queries such as would-be contributors and unsolicited manuscripts.
  • Keep up with industry trends and implement where appropriate.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Journalism expertise across the board: editor, managing editor, assigning editor, copy editor, proofreader, fact checker, researcher, reporter, writer, and grammarian.
  • Familiarity with graphic design, art design, and layout.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to collaborate well with staff and contributors.
  • Mastery of time management and meeting deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today via the CofC Alumni Career Center!

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