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Volvo Cars: Seeks Digital Strategy Specialist, Southern

By Megan Gould
Posted on 18 December 2019 | 3:34 pm — 

With Who:  Volvo Cars

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  Volvo Car USA Digital Strategy Specialist will be responsible for working with the Southern Sales region, and Volvo retailers to improve digital performance in key business areas related to: retailer website program, digital advertising, lead generation and management processes, digital compliance, CRM, and social media.

The right candidate will exhibit excellent communication and organizational skills, and ability to build strong relationships in the field and internally with cross-functional teams. This role requires extensive travel.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for in-retailer visits providing strategic, data-led digital recommendations, tracking and reporting to improve Sales across the business.
  • Will be digital/internet subject matter expert for sales/aftersales and marketing related activities.
  • Directly assist retailers, market managers and internal stakeholders in the promotion, support and maintenance of digital programs and initiatives.
  • Collaboration with key partners to drive adoption of digital tools and resources.
    Coordinate internal digital communications, promote product adoption, training and optimization of digital advertising.
  • Evaluate and provide guidance on effectiveness of third party tools and integrations.
  • Thorough knowledge of Dealer.com Control Center and Volvo Lead Processing System (VLPS)
  • Assist region with new appointments and buy/sells in digital enrollment process.
  • Participation and leadership at regional digital meetings and other events. Travel to various business conferences to enhance knowledge of digital marketing and present in Regional Marketing Boards.

Goals/Objectives: 

  • Assist retailers with advertising and improving website performance, driving quality traffic and leads.
  • Increase lead generation for retailers within the region of responsibility across new/used/aftersales.
  • Improvement on lead process with increased close rates/ sales from leads.
    Collaborate with regional field team and national digital team driving towards digital excellence and achieving Sales Targets.

Key Competencies/Abilities: 

  • Must have Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Must have at least 3 years digital marketing experience and management. Proven track record of designing multi-channel marketing campaigns and providing performance analysis and recommendations. Experience in SEO/SEM, Social Media Advertising, CRM/Lead management systems.
  • Automotive and retail experience required.
  • Proficiency and clear understanding of metrics, their significance to digital marketing efforts, and how to track meaningful data using the main tools and programs including Google Analytics, Google and Bing Webmaster Tools, Keyword Research Tools: Google Adwords, Insights, and pay per click data, and other digital analytics platforms.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Apply (or request more job posting information):  Submit your application today! See the job posting here: Volvo Car LinkedIn Application

Water Mission: Seeking Marketing Project Manager

By Megan Gould
Posted on 18 December 2019 | 3:29 pm — 

With Who:  Water Mission

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  Water Mission’s Marketing Project Manager is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the organization’s marketing strategies and communications activities to local, national, and international audiences. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, this person will oversee the execution of projects dedicated to increasing awareness of and support for Water Mission. This individual will coordinate, at strategic and tactical levels, with the other functional areas of the ministry and must be highly proactive, creative, detail-oriented, and capable of working autonomously and as a team. This individual will also possess a strong record of project management, attention to detail, and well-developed organizational skills. Finally, the ideal candidate for this job will be committed to delivering the very best possible service to internal and external partners. In the first 12 months, a successful Marketing Project Manager will:

  • Work closely with peers, marketing teammates, and senior leaders to develop and win support for bestin-class marketing and communications strategies that promote the Water Mission brand and increase awareness about the global water crisis
  • Manage the successful, accurate, and timely execution of marketing and communications projects, including marketing collateral, impact reports, proposals, appeals, white papers, presentations, videos, web pages, booths, and digital campaigns
  • Create strategic and tactical communications plans to increase brand awareness, strengthen partner relationships, and engage existing donors
  • Champion the increased use of data and analytics to inform marketing and communications strategies
  • Establish project budgets, scope, and timelines; analyze project successes and ROI following completion
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders regarding project status and manage review and approval processes

What is Required? 

  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Six years of experience in executing marketing, communications, and development campaigns with demonstrated, skills, knowledge, and successes – preferably in the nonprofit sector
  • Proven success in creating and managing multi-channel marketing campaigns
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities while maintaining a positive team approach to working with internal and external partners
  • Adept at accepting and giving constructive feedback
  • Strong process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to effectively manage an unpredictable workload, competing priorities, and meet concurrent deadlines, while also responding with flexibility to unanticipated requests

Apply (or request more job posting information):  Submit your application today! See the job posting here: Water Mission Job Application

Water Mission: Seeking Public Relations Manager

By Megan Gould
Posted on 18 December 2019 | 3:26 pm — 

With Who:  Water Mission

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  The Public Relations Director provides overall strategy for Water Mission’s public relations and advocacy efforts to educate and engage local, national, and international audiences. By sharing what God is doing through the ministry across multiple channels, the Public Relations Director invites individuals, families, businesses, and organizations into deep and meaningful partnerships that will facilitate ongoing advocacy and funding for safe water. This individual will lead a growing public relations team and will coordinate with a variety of departments to effectively communicate the mission and vision of Water Mission both internally and externally. This full-time director reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications and will work closely and collaboratively with all divisions across the organization. This ideal candidate will operate at the strategic and tactical level within the Marketing and Communications department and will oversee the development and implementation of best-in-class PR and advocacy plans. In the first 12 months, a successful Public Relations Director will:

  • Serve as the lead on all PR strategy to maximize the digital and print presence of Water Mission
  • Build, manage, and mentor a high-performing PR team; elevate the work of the team by setting clear goals and ensuring the quality, consistency, and impact of all PR materials
  • Develop and implement comprehensive PR and advocacy plans that successfully increase awareness of the Water Mission brand and mission locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Establish an internal communications strategy in conjunction with senior leadership and Water Mission’s HR department to build a positive culture and drive two-way communication
  • Oversee disaster response communications, working closely with Water Mission’s PR Strategist to develop and execute comprehensive, multi-channel plans
  • Cultivate strong relationships with key media influencers; manage media lists
  • Write media alerts, press releases, op-eds, and media kits
  • Oversee strategy for all social media efforts and drive the creation of reports for leadership
  • Oversee the development and execution of integrated communications plans geared toward growing Water Mission’s relationships with its strategic partners
  • Use industry best practices to evaluate ROI of PR, social media, and advocacy initiatives
  • Pitch and secure speaking engagements for Water Mission staff to demonstrate thought leadership and raise awareness for the global water crisis
  • Oversee media training for Water Mission spokespeople and serve as a spokesperson as needed

What is Required? 

  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) in marketing, business, journalism, communications, or public relations
  • 6 to 8 years of PR experience; three years of experience in mentoring staff
  • Demonstrated success in developing PR, advocacy, and social media plans
  • Working knowledge of social media trends, tools, and resources
  • Google Analytics and Facebook advertising knowledge a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to write a compelling story, at times using very technical and industry-specific language
  • Exceptional servant leader that can lead a growing team, positively impact culture and be a positive influence for innovation and change
  • Proven track record in writing and pitching press releases, making presentations to high-profile audiences, and handling media interviews
  • Ability to respond with flexibility to unanticipated requests and changing priorities while maintaining a positive team approach

Apply (or request more job posting information):  Submit your application today! See the job posting here: Water Mission Job Application

Water Mission: Seeking Internal Communications Manager

By Megan Gould
Posted on 18 December 2019 | 3:22 pm — 

With Who:  Water Mission

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  Water Mission’s Internal Communications Manager is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the organization’s internal communications strategies to colleagues, executive leaders, and stakeholders. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, this person will oversee the execution of projects dedicated to keeping audiences informed, motivated, and engaged. This individual will coordinate, at strategic and tactical levels, with the other functional areas of the ministry and must be a positive culture and relationship builder. This individual will also possess well-developed strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as a proven track record of teamwork. Finally, the ideal candidate for this job will help to heighten understanding of the organization’s work in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector. In the first 12 months, a successful Internal Communications Manager will:

  • Develop and execute an internal communications strategy in conjunction with senior leadership and Water Mission’s HR department to build a positive culture, drive two-way communication, and increase employee engagement
  • Establish and refine internal communications channels, including the intranet, emails, and Microsoft Teams, to communicate organizational information and updates in a structured, consistent, and streamlined way
  • Create a network of internal communication champions within each division to generate content, establish feedback loops, and measure effectiveness
  • Ensure Water Mission initiatives are successfully communicated to employees and stakeholders through the development of compelling and clear messaging and content
  • Prepare and deliver presentations for internal and ministry events

What is Required? 

  • Personal and living relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4-6 years of experience in executing public relations and internal communications campaigns with demonstrated skills, knowledge, and successes – preferably in the corporate sector
  • Proven success in creating and distributing clear, accurate, and cohesive content across multiple communications channels
  • Ability to interact and influence at all levels of the organization
  • Adept at accepting and giving constructive feedback
  • Strong writing, editing, and speaking skills
  • Ability to manage internal responses during crisis situations

Apply (or request more job posting information):  Submit your application today! See the job posting here: Water Mission Job Application

With Who:  Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides essential legal services to low-income children, families, and individuals.   With private attorneys out of financial reach for such a large segment of our community, our organization provides free legal services to overcome the legal barrier, prevent injustice, and secure basic needs such as food and shelter for those in our community who need it most.  We provide advice and counsel, clinics on pleading preparation, engage the private bar to take cases, and refer clients to various human services organizations.

We are seeking a marketing and communications intern for Spring 2020.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • We are looking for a student to assist with our nonprofit’s marketing and communications, including social media, newsletter, press releases, and website.

Qualifications:  

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Sound interpersonal skills, ability to work independently as well as in team environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.), WordPress, Mailchimp, and social media platforms to include Facebook and Instagram.

Apply (or request more information):  To apply, e-mail Director Alissa Lietzow at ALietzow@charlestonprobono.org.

KEEN Footwear: Seeking Communications Intern (Summer 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 17 December 2019 | 10:08 am — 

With Who:  KEEN Footwear

Location:  Portland, OR

Dates:  Summer 2020

Position Summary:  As one of the fastest growing brands in the outdoor industry, we’re offering college students a unique opportunity to view KEEN from the inside out. Our summer KEENtern program provides students relevant and valuable hands-on work experience in 10 busy weeks at the global headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

We’re looking for students who have a strong passion for: creating their own opportunities, seeking innovative solutions, playing any place without a ceiling, and caring for the world around them. Having a diverse background and a willingness to learn in a fast-paced, innovative environment is a plus.

This program includes:  

  • A cross-departmental group project with 8-10 other KEENterns
  • The opportunity to work on meaningful projects and present to senior staff
  • Living in Portland – hip city life, easy access to all your outdoor favorites, and the best place to be if you’re interested in the footwear and outdoor industry
  • Paid housing, travel stipend, and transit pass
  • Mentoring and career building workshops lead by industry experts
  • Experience our values by participating in company volunteer event

Program Requirements:  

  • Work experience preferred, including but not limited to: work study, volunteer, internships, hospitality industry, administrative or office work, etc.
  • Current student or recent graduate; Junior, Senior, or Grad student preferred
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Must be able to participate in 10-week program from June 15 through August 24, 2020

General Summary:  The Communications Intern works alongside the Global Communications Manager and Senior Organizational Transformation Director on a team that is in charge of internal communications, development curriculum, recognition programs, and JEDI initiatives (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion). A successful candidate for this role has passion for content engagement in the digital space and has excellent written communication skills with a wide variety of audiences. The Communication Intern should be comfortable with having flexibility and freedom to take initiative and tackle internal facing communications projects with minimal oversight.

This internship is a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience and exposure across a range of communications projects and cultural event experiences at an exciting outdoor brand. This is a rare chance to be exposed to the inner workings of an Organizational Transformation department and the elements required to support a mid-sized organization in the footwear and outdoor industry.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Help communicate internal programs, initiatives, and cultural events
  • Create digital content for our global organization
  • Partner with key teams to aid in the proper dissemination of information through actionable strategies
  • Assess and maximize engagement across a variety of employee touch-points
  • Support monthly all-employee gatherings
  • Research and explore new communication techniques to drive storytelling, increase engagement, and positively impact employee morale
  • Assist in the development and execution of overall internal communications strategy
  • Understand the complex needs of different events and different employee audiences
  • Create and edit presentation decks via PowerPoint or Keynote

Knowledge & Skills Required: 

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Able to quickly learn new software programs
  • Able to solve problems with a positive attitude
  • Can work independently (self-motivated) and on deadline
  • Must possess enthusiasm for learning and helping with all aspects of communications
  • Able to sit and/or stand at a desk and use a computer for extended periods of time

Knowledge & Skills Preferred: 

  • Prior experience working on a Mac operating system
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Intermediary knowledge of Google Analytics

Application Deadline:  Applications close on January 31st, 2020 at 8:00 pm.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today via the Career Center Handshake portal.

With Who:  KEEN Footwear

Location:  Portland, OR

Dates:  Summer 2020

Position Summary:  As one of the fastest growing brands in the outdoor industry, we’re offering college students a unique opportunity to view KEEN from the inside out. Our summer KEENtern program provides students relevant and valuable hands-on work experience in 10 busy weeks at the global headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

We’re looking for students who have a strong passion for: creating their own opportunities, seeking innovative solutions, playing any place without a ceiling, and caring for the world around them. Having a diverse background and a willingness to learn in a fast-paced, innovative environment is a plus.

This program includes:  

  • A cross-departmental group project with 8-10 other KEENterns
  • The opportunity to work on meaningful projects and present to senior staff
  • Living in Portland – hip city life, easy access to all your outdoor favorites, and the best place to be if you’re interested in the footwear and outdoor industry
  • Paid housing, travel stipend, and transit pass
  • Mentoring and career building workshops lead by industry experts
  • Experience our values by participating in company volunteer event

Program Requirements:  

  • Work experience preferred, including but not limited to: work study, volunteer, internships, hospitality industry, administrative or office work, etc.
  • Current student or recent graduate; Junior, Senior, or Grad student preferred
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Must be able to participate in 10-week program from June 15 through August 24, 2020

General Summary:  This position is responsible for supporting the Utility social media team in executing the overall strategy and day-to-day operations. KEEN Utility is a division of KEEN Footwear that is focused on providing protective footwear for our fans who work in their KEENs, with features like steel toes and non-slip soles. This role will engage in community management, social listening, content strategy/development, and help push the boundaries of KEEN Utility’s activations.\

The successful candidate is passionate for the digital space, flexible, takes initiative, and can multi-task. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in developing their digital expertise with an exciting work and safety boot brand.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Assist in execution of overall social strategy and tactics for KEEN Utility in the US market
  • Assist in managing the asset/content for social
  • Assist in gathering and reporting of analytics across .com and social using tools like Google Analytics, Sprout Social and Simply Measured
  • Assist in identifying moments in time and tactics to activate within the KEEN Utility broadcast calendar
  • Support the team as a jack of all trades as necessary with copy writing, creative editing, research, and help manage partners

Knowledge & Skills Required: 

  • Strong understanding of the social landscape and individual platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Pinterest, Youtube, TicTok, Snapchat, etc.
  • Solid understanding of digital marketing and best practices
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to learn as well as present ideas
  • Hungry to hit the ground running and be a team player
  • Familiarity with construction, landscaping, manufacturing, transportation, service, and/or heavy industries is an asset

Application Deadline:  Applications close on January 31st, 2020 at 8:00 pm.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today via the Career Center Handshake portal.

FerebeeLane: Seeking Media Intern (Spring 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 17 December 2019 | 10:03 am — 

With Who:  FerebeeLane

Location:  Greenville, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  The media intern will assist the media team in development and maintenance of media plans, providing support to the teams on a variety of projects.

Responsibilities:  

  • Assists in the development and maintenance of media plans.
  • Develops media authorizations, vendor RFPs and IOs in accordance with the client plans.
  • Maintains contact with media vendors for proposals, research and other needs.
  • Compiles research data and media/marketing information.
  • Participates in internal agency collaboration meetings and vendor meetings.

Application Deadline:  Applications close on December 20th, 2019 at 11:55 pm.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today via the Career Center Handshake portal.

With Who:  WPS Health Solutions

Location:  Marion, IL

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  The Internship Program with WPS Health Solutions is comprised of four key components. WPS interns will primarily focus on the responsibilities within their functional areas, as it relates to their respective field of study. In a group setting, interns will collaborate on the “Pay-It-Forward Project” – the development of a resource to be utilized for future program participants. The third component relates to exposure to corporate culture and training to aid in future career successes. At the conclusion of the program, interns will participate in a final presentation for senior executives by showcasing their experience in the program and functional areas.

WPS Health Solutions’ Human Resources (HR) team is looking for 1 intern to join our HR team in our West Frankfort/Marion offices. This intern will split their time between the two offices. During this internship, you will be exposed to multiple functions of HR including new employee onboarding, employee relations, and more.

In this role you will:  

  • Assist with employee relations duties such as processing disciplinary actions, terminations, ADAA Accommodations, etc.
  • Answer basic benefit questions for Marion/West Frankfort employees
  • Participate in meetings with senior leadership from across the organization
  • Job shadow opportunities across multiple functions of HR

This role could be a good fit if you:  

  • Are interested in exploring what a career could look like at WPS Health Solutions
  • Looking for an internship experience in a corporate setting within the field of human resources
  • Are ready to jump in and help out where needed during an exciting time with WPS HR!

You’ll benefit from this experience by:  

  • Gaining lifelong relationships with WPS HR professionals
  • Exposure to a day in the life of an HR Business Partner

You need to have:  

  • Currently pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field and/or applicable experience

Application Deadline:  Applications close on January 4th, 2020 at 12:55 am.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today via the Career Center Handshake portal.

FerebeeLane: Seeking Social Influence Intern (Spring 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 17 December 2019 | 9:56 am — 

With Who:  FerebeeLane

Location:  Greenville, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  The social influence team is looking for an intern pursuing a career in public relations with strong writing skills who has a genuine passion for staying ahead of news and social trends. The social influence intern will work closely with the social influence department, providing support in the following:

Responsibilities:  

  • Monitor client mentions in traditional media, online forums and on social media platforms. Interns will gain experience with Meltwater and Sprout Social to track, monitor and report on clients.
  • Research journalists, bloggers, influencers and hashtags for existing and new opportunities.
  • Help build and maintain media lists, research competitors and identify potential PR opportunities.
  • Brainstorm social media ideas, story ideas and creative ways to engage with online communities.
  • Assist social influence members with social photo and video shoots; sourcing props, developing the timeline and coordinating day-of creative.
  • Coordinate influencer shipments, media press kits and other tactical communication pieces.
  • Assist in content creation to include social media posts, blog content, newsletter content, press releases, media pitches and more.

Application Deadline:  Applications close on December 20th, 2019 at 11:55 pm.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application today via the Career Center Handshake portal.

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