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With Who:  Marine Technology Society

Location:  Washington, DC metro area

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  The Marine Technology Society (MTS) serves nearly 2,000 marine technologists from industry, government, and academia from 39 countries. As the Manager of Marketing & Communications, you will be part of a dynamic society advancing marine technology development and research. MTS offers members networking opportunities through meetings and conferences, opportunities to publish research in the peer-reviewed MTS Journal, and volunteer leadership experiences.

MTS Workplace Values:  MTS believes in providing high quality member service by listening to our member needs, effectively responding to member requests in a timely fashion, and striving to improve member benefits. MTS believes in excellence, honesty, integrity, and accountability and anticipates all employees will share those beliefs. MTS believes in teamwork, collaboration, open communication and respect for all collaborators.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The Manager of Marketing & Communications will play a pivotal role communicating all MTS activities. In collaboration with the Executive Director and the MTS Vice President of Communications, the Manager of Marketing & Communications will develop materials to deliver MTS’ messages to a wide range of audiences, including, but not limited to society membership, the public, and the media, implement and evaluate initiatives to improve communications to and between members, and effectively communicate strategies for reaching and potentially recruiting new members. This includes the following essential functions:

  • Lead the development of content for both print and Web, including brochures, newsletters, & social media.
  • Compile, edit, and curate content for the MTS website and Section/Committee websites.
  • Edit all society communications prior to distribution.
  • Lead implementation of all social media posts.
  • Prepare and distribute press releases.
  • Serve as contact for media inquiries.
  • Facilitate communications strategy (cross-media) and campaigns.
  • Work with Membership staff on communicating member needs, services, and pertinent information for website, newsletters, and other communication vehicles.
  • Monitor and reports on key metrics related to communications.
  • Work with Membership staff to develop marketing and promotional materials, including applications, welcome kits, and other collateral.
  • Support high-quality graphic design of promotional materials, advertising, and media materials.
  • Support MTS Staff with MTS meetings.
  • Organize and lead online webinars.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  

  • Full-time position.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5 years of professional experience and at least 3 years of experience performing equivalent work (preferred).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (proofreading, copy editing, development and maintaining media contacts), with preference for technical communication skills.
  • Experience developing and implementing communication strategy.
  • Basic graphic design.
  • Experience working with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software (MemberSuite preferred).
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and an openness to learning and working with new technology.
  • Proficiency with ConstantContact, HootSuite, and other communications platforms (preferred).
  • Experience developing and curating Web content.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a small team environment and with contractors.
  • Superior management and analytical skills.
  • Ability to strategically solve problems and make effective decisions.
  • Ability to travel, domestic & international (up to 10%).
  • Experience with non-profit professional societies is preferred.

Writing Sample:  A writing sample is required with application to the position. The writing sample should reflect recent work and/or relevant content. For example: Op-ed, news article, blog post, or similar content preferred.

Salary and Benefits:   Commensurate with experience, range: $75,000-$80,000. MTS offers a competitive benefits package and partial telecommute.

ADA Specifications:  Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out complex, multi-step instructions and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary.  Regularly required to sit, frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear.  Must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds.  Work mostly in a typical office setting with quiet to moderate noise level.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.  In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Notes:  Telecommuting is allowed.

Additional Salary Information:  Competitive benefits offered including retirement matching, health, vision, and dental insurance, paid time off, and 2 days per week telecommute

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

With Who:  Association of Progressive Rental Organizations

Location:  Cedar Park, TX

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary: 

Join a dynamic team at a national trade association based in the Austin metropolitan area. Job seekers wanting a fast-paced, creative, and highly accountable environment are invited to apply.

The Content and Communications Manager provides the guidance and skill necessary to develop and implement an innovative, integrated communications strategy that supports APRO’s mission.

The role reports to the Executive Director and will work collaboratively to execute effective and brand-affirming communications in the following areas: content development, internal/external communications, website management, print and digital publication management, video media management, and marketing.

  • Participate in the planning and execution of comprehensive, online and offline communications and marketing campaigns for the annual association convention and trade show, annual legislative conference and strategic plan outlined by the executive director and board of directors.
  • Develop and edit visual and written content for communications projects including, but not limited to: annual association convention and trade show, annual legislative conference, website, bi-weekly e-newsletter, association member e-newsletter alerts, quarterly print and digital magazine, social media, news stories, digital and print collateral items, video and anything else that supports the association’s value to its members.
  • Must have excellent writing skills.
  • Oversee and execute print and digital communications efforts that support member engagement for projects mentioned above including updating and maintaining the website.
  • Seek out new and more effective ways to deliver messaging.
  • Vet, oversee, and coordinate marketing and communications strategy to outsourced vendors including, but not limited to: interns, contract writers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, A/V, etc.
  • Travel to and act as reporter and photographer to association-related meetings around the country.
  • Develop and maintain content calendars for the association’s channels of communications
  • Manage and maintain photo archives and on association’s flickr page.
  • Track, measure and report key performance indicators to determine communications effectiveness.
  • Monitor press mentions or alerts.
  • Manage association phone system, adding extension, recordings, and scheduling meeting settings.
  • Act as support to association staff, communicating and collaborating regularly with other departments.
  • Represent APRO at industry events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • National travel up to 20%

For consideration, submit resume and  2-3 samples of your own writing (blog posts, marketing collateral, business letters, articles, etc). Background and reference check required.

Role is carried out mostly in Cedar Park main office. Telecommuting days can be arranged 1-3 days a week once the initial 120 day period of probationary and orientation period has passed.

Strong writing, technology, and project management skills required.

Experience in nonprofits or associations preferred. Graphic design and social media skills a plus. Degree in related field preferred.

Notes:  Telecommuting is allowed.

Salary:  $50,000-$65,000

Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package with vision, dental, and health insurance. Retirement plan. Work from home flexibility 1-3 days per week after successful 120-day orientation and probationary period.

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

With Who:  Society of American Foresters

Location:  Bethesda, MD

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  The Communications and Marketing Manager is accountable for developing and executing on a comprehensive strategic communications and marketing plan that advances SAF’s mission, through increased awareness and engagement in its membership, programs, services, and events. The Manager conveys the society’s value proposition to foresters, educators, policy makers, equipment/service providers, and the general public. S/he develops messaging and content for the society’s varied and integrated communications channels including print, web, email, social media, public and media relations.

The position reports to the Director of Membership and works collaboratively across multiple business units. The Manager frequently interacts with members, volunteer leaders, educators, sponsors/exhibitors, and the media.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and creative communications professional with the ability to craft content that informs, educates, inspires, and/or persuades. This individual uses active listening skills to identify and respond to stakeholder needs and perspectives and will have a track record of successfully developing and executing marketing campaigns for services or other intangibles that produced quantifiable results. The Communications and Marketing Manager is a champion of all things SAF and must be able to target communications to different audiences.

Qualifications and Requirements:  

  • 5 years of related work experience, preferably in a nonprofit individual or corporate member association
  • At least 3 years of experience developing and executing marketing plans; communications campaign management; and, website content management.
  • Demonstrated persuasive verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience using a content management system
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with iMIS RISE platform
  • Adobe Creative Cloud, HooteSuite, and RealMagnet
  • Excellent customer service ethic; experience in cultivating internal and external collaborative relationships
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in an easily understood and impactful way
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel (up to 10%) to events and conferences
  • Knowledge and passion for forests and natural resources is a plus

Notes:  Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short and long-term disability, and 401(K). Telecommuting, up to 2 days/wk., is allowed following 90 days of employment.

Application Information:  To be considered, send a resume and cover letter with qualifications and salary requirement to cspencer@safnet.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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

With Who:  North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors

Location:  Northbrook, IL

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary: 

North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR) seeks a detail-oriented self-starter to serve as our Digital Marketing Coordinator.

This individual will help advance a robust digital marketing/social media strategy that seeks to amplify our multi-media communications and assist in driving greater NSBAR Member engagement.  The Digital Marketing Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Marketing & Communications and assists the NSBAR team in daily marketing activities.

Duties include planning and executing a social media editorial calendar, producing and editing short-form video content and graphics, shooting & editing photos, monitoring social media platforms for trends and opportunities, managing NSBAR’s e-newsletter platform and blog, coordinating digital messaging with internal and external stakeholders, and providing regular analysis of back-end analytic data.

The successful candidate is proactive, thinks outside the box, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  Importantly, we are seeking someone with a passion for visual “storytelling.”

Essential Duties:  

  • Assisting the Director of Marketing & Communications — and supporting the NSBAR team with ongoing multi-media marketing activities.
  • Coordinating the production of NSBAR’s wide ranging digital communication platforms; e-Newsletters, blog, social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and website (nsbar.org)
  • Capturing, creating, editing authentic and engaging digital visual content in the form of photos & short-form videos.
  • With the Director of Marketing & Communications — acting as a brand guardian in terms of “look and feel” of online communications, as well as the “tone of voice” of copy.
  • Preparing Digital/Social Media campaigns to best disseminate important messages about NSBAR services, programs & special events to our Membership – ensuring that information is conveyed to our Members both effectively, and on a timely basis.
  • A/B Testing on various e-Mail campaigns to establish the most effective approaches in order to guide improvements.
  • Providing support for marketing events and exhibitions as required.

This job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the dynamic business needs of the organization.

Requirements:  

  • A degree in fields such as communication, marketing, journalism, videography (not essential, but an advantage.)
  • 2+ years’ experience working in social media with a strong understanding of various platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
  • Skilled photography, videography and editing experience required. (Someone with a passion for visual “storytelling.”)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (365) and the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop and Adobe Premiere.)
  • Proficiency with Social Media Management Platforms such as Hootsuite.
  • Strong copywriting skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas.
  • Excellent project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Salary:  $47,500

Application Information:  To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and two digital work samples to jobs@nsbar.org. Applicants will NOT be considered without submitting above materials. No phone inquiries or drop-ins, please.

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

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

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