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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!

BMO Harris Bank Center: Seeks Director of Marketing

By Megan Gould
Posted on 20 November 2019 | 11:47 am — 

With Who:  BMO Harris Bank Center

Location:  Rockford, IL

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  

ASM, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities, has an excellent and immediate opening for the Director of Marketing for ASM Rockford which includes the BMO Harris Bank Center, Coronado Performing Arts Center, and Rockford IceHogs. The Director of Marketing oversees the planning and implementation of a complete marketing campaign for the facilities and all events including group/premium sales for events, advertising, direct mail, promotion, and publicity. This position is responsible for identifying market opportunities; developing long and short-term marketing and sales strategies and development of training programs for staff with the objective of attracting conventions, meetings, and events that generate revenue for the managed properties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directs the public relations image of the Managed ASM properties
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with media industry influencers, key community leaders and strategic partners
  • Establishes marketing goals to enhance the facilities’ position, locally and nationally and increase the profitability of events
  • Acts as facility spokesperson and liaison with the general public
  • Develops and implements an advertising and publicity campaign to create regional and national awareness of the facilities
  • Communicates with outside advertising and public relations agencies (if applicable); work with writers and artists and oversee copy writing, design, layout and production of promotional materials
  • Creates and supervises marketing plans for events when required, to include all available services: group sales, public relations, media placement, direct mail, promotional development, non-profit opportunities, Social Media marketing, etc.
  • Operates the department with a conscious commitment to maximum exposure for the facilities and its events, through the most effective and efficient means possible
  • Develops marketing materials and procedures to have the department function effectively as an in-house agency; plan and oversee the facilities’ advertising, promotion and publicity activities including print, electronic and direct mail outlets as directed by senior management
  • Remains current on national trends in the industry and local market changes to best serve the facilities
  • Explores new avenues of revenue(s) for the facility including the development of events and sponsors
  • Department serves as the social media voice of the facilities, making sure that ASM Rockford stays current with industry and social media trends, and interacts with fans while promoting events through multiple platforms
  • Oversees the creation and implementation of social media and grassroots proposals for event marketing
  • Oversees the email marketing program for ASM Rockford to assist with event marketing for clients
  • Develops and ensures SMG Rockford website is current and all information is up-to-date and accurate including ensuring most beneficial floor plans of all venues and spaces for ASM Rockford are easily accessible
  • Work with Booking Manager to maximize booking potential of events through the website
  • Must have excellent communication with IceHogs, Event, Box Office, and Sales staff
  • Effectively works with Executive Management Team to ensure the venue’s success
  • Assists with special events and event production for the facilities, as needed
  • Develops a marketing plan and strategies to promote the Rockford region; develops and initiates new accounts
  • Evaluates, analyzes and prepares reports on market studies, client satisfaction and other relevant marketing issues
  • Attends industry tradeshows to promote the Rockford facilities and team
  • Aggressively seeks new contacts and maintains working relationships with all media representatives, civic, and industry organizations, corporate promotional contacts, and event and booking representatives for the facilities
  • Maintains a media contact list for the facilities
  • Coordinates all media activities for the facilities
  • Responds to client inquiries in a timely manner
  • Prepares annual budget for department
  • Supervises all employees in the Marketing Department; responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems and managing crisis
  • Acts as manager on use of all logos
  • Conducts regular meetings with department staff to discuss upcoming conventions, meetings, outstanding leads, and special projects
  • Routinely reviews departmental communications, sales proposals, contracts and recommends improvements
  • Often works extended/irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Marketing, Public Relations, Sales in entertainment industry or related field preferred
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Exposure to and familiarity with similar facility environment
  • 2-3 years supervisory experience

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • High aptitude for figures and advanced writing skills
  • Professional presentation, appearance, and work ethic

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have:

  • Working knowledge of spreadsheet software and work processing software
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Must be internet savvy
  • Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Basic HTML preferred
  • Knowledge of digital media and social network platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, Trip Advisor, etc.) is a must

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move around the facility; to stand for long hours during events; talk and hear. This position may require work inside or outside of the building, as needed by events.

Note:  

The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today! BMO Harris Bank Center Job Application

Friends Seminary: Seeking Multimedia Producer

By Megan Gould
Posted on 20 November 2019 | 11:40 am — 

With Who:  Friends Seminary

Location:  New York, NY

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  

The Communications Office at Friends Seminary works to promote the School, both internally, and in the public eye. Through its efforts in communications and media, the office aims to safeguard the Quaker mission of the School, and showcase it in action. The Multimedia Producer is a full-time member of the Communications Office, reporting to the Director of Communications. This person has important responsibilities in creating digital, print and multimedia assets that will help tell the story of Friends Seminary.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a primary photographer and videographer for the school, which includes covering some evening and weekend events
  • Edit and archive photographs and videos
  • Assist in the design and packaging of multimedia for featuring on the school’s website and social media accounts
  • Collaborate with Visual Communications Designer on creation of print materials
  • Identify stories for the communications office to tell; participate in the creation of the story (writing and/or multimedia creation)
  • Assist in daily operations of the Communications Office, including maintaining School’s social media accounts and various email communications

Qualifications:

  • Degree in journalism, communications, web design or related major preferred
  • Applicants must have a portfolio consisting of multimedia and graphic design — primarily showcasing photography and videography skills
  • Web design experience a plus
  • At least two years of professional experience preferred, but recent college graduates with strong multimedia/photojournalism/storytelling portfolios will be considered
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Acute attention to detail and a high degree of organization
  • Familiarity with email service providers such as MailChimp and Constant Contact is highly desirable
  • Ability to keep pace in deadline-driven environment across multiple projects
  • Strong ability to prioritize work based on short and long-term needs
  • Creativity and a sense of humor

Application Instructions:  

Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references to communicationsjobs@friendsseminary.org.

When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position.  You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.

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

With Who:  College of Charleston, Business and Auxiliary Services

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Job Purpose:  

The Marketing and Communications Manager provides critical services and support to all BUAS units through the development, coordination and execution of marketing and communication strategies to help shape the brand of Business and Auxiliary Services (Bookstore, Campus Housing, Copy Center, Cougar Card, Dining Services, Mail Services, Parking and Transportation, and Sottile Theatre) while highlighting the mission of enhancing the campus experience. Manager creates and implements consistent and comprehensive marketing and communications materials that build awareness and understanding among campus stakeholders with a focus on customer engagement. Directs all web, email and social media strategies for the division, and oversees public relations and messaging in response to emerging situations on behalf of BUAS.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in marketing and communications, public relations, or a related field. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to organize, manage and monitor the overall scheduling, tracking, coordinating and management of marketing and communication projects from conception to completion to ensure consistency with the overall brand strategies and initiatives. Experience in marketing campus programs and services and familiarity with university auxiliary service operations is a plus. Strong attention to detail and demonstrated skill as an effective communicator and exceptional writer. Excellent customer service skills and ability to work with teams to produce results within tight timeframes across multiple projects at any one time. Proficient computer skills including ability to utilize multiple social media platforms. Experience with webpage development and graphic design preferred.

Additional Comments:  Position requires attendance at professional conferences, some overnight travel. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. Position requires employee to be able to walk campus property, including climbing stairs. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

Salary:  $40,759 – $58,086 (*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.)

Application Deadline:  December 2, 2019

Apply (or see more job posting information): Submit your application today!  Business and Auxiliary Services (CofC) Job Application

With Who:  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for International Education

Location:  Milwaukee, WI

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  

The Marketing Specialist participates in and assists with planning and implementing promotion of UWM to prospective international students. Working in the UWM Center for International Education (CIE) and reporting to the Associate Director for International Partnerships and Market Development, the Marketing Specialist collaborates with colleagues in CIE, University Relations & Communications, and other campus units involved in international student recruitment. The Marketing Specialist engages prospective international students directly through print and digital media marketing campaigns, and also through UWM’s network of recruitment agents and international partner institutions.

The Marketing Specialist: Helps to develop and implement marketing plans for international student recruitment and student success initiatives; Assists with marketing communications across multiple channels including web pages, print, email, social media, video, and presentations; Evaluates effectiveness of marketing strategies to improve marketing efforts; Ensures that marketing materials are in compliance with UWM brand standards; Creates and updates CIE web pages, including the writing of website copy; Manages CIE social media accounts; Attends and reports on events related to international student success and campus internationalization initiatives; Assists with market research studies; Liaises with others involved in marketing across campus. Evening and weekend work may be required. Other duties as assigned.

Exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in marketing, communication, or a related field
  • Experience managing social media accounts on behalf of an organization
  • Strong written communication skills as evidenced in cover letter and writing sample

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience engaging with those of other cultures or backgrounds
  • Experience using WordPress
  • Experience with interpreting digital media analytics
  • Experience using graphic design software

Application Deadline:  December 13, 2019

Application Instructions:  Please submit a cover letter summarizing your prior experience and addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications (noted above), resume, brief writing sample, and contact information for three professional references. We do not anticipate contacting references unless you become a finalist. The writing sample could be website copy, for example, or other professional or academic writing.

Apply (or see more job posting information): Submit your application today!  Center for International Education (UW – Milwaukee) Job Application

Chadwick School: Seeking Communications Manager

By Megan Gould
Posted on 19 November 2019 | 9:33 am — 

With Who:  Chadwick School

Location:  Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  

The Communications Manager position is a unique opportunity to work in a creative, collaborative and inspiring marketing and communications department at one of the top K-12 private schools in Los Angeles. The Communications Manager will join a team of experienced and dynamic marketing and communications professionals who share a commitment to excellence and creativity in promoting Chadwick’s outstanding 21st century education. The Communications Manager is responsible for digital, print and multimedia communications to current parents and prospective families. Primary duties include creating and editing weekly newsletters and email communications to parents, as well as developing marketing communications such as brochures, newsletters and one-sheets for prospective families and newly admitted students. Additionally, this position supports the Marketing and Communications team with various tasks as assigned, including website content, video content, social media, event planning, collateral design and other school-wide Communication requests. The Communications Manager works closely with the Office of Admission and outside vendor partners. This position is a unique opportunity for a recent college graduate or early-career professional to get hands-on experience in integrated marketing functions and to learn from experienced marketing professionals with backgrounds in a variety of industries. The Communications Manager reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Supervises employees. Non-exempt position.

Major Responsibilities:

The Communications Manager is responsible for the following activities, as well as other duties as assigned.

Parent Communications

  • Provides communications support to Upper School, Middle School and Village School directors in weekly newsletters to parent communities.
    • Communications support to include:
      • Creating, editing and proofreading copy.
      • Creating newsletter layouts and providing technical support using MailChimp and eNotify email marketing programs.
      • Assisting in securing and inserting photographic and video content.
  • Produces schoolwide email communications to parents on behalf of the Head of School, Communications department, other departments and various parent groups.
  • Develops newsletters for Athletics, Performing Arts, STEM and other departments as assigned.
  • Manages electronic marquee and road signage requests and scheduling

Office of Admission Communications and Support

  • Supports the Office of Admission in various communications tasks.
  • Coordinates with Office of Admission to develop annual communications plan and schedule to reach prospects with Chadwick news and information.
  • Creates and updates newsletters, emails, fliers, one-sheets and general marketing content.
  • Creates communications regarding offers of admissions, including:
    • Supports Multimedia Producer in development of welcome videos for Upper School, Middle School and Village School and other Admission video content.
    • Assists Office of Admission in compiling welcome packages for newly admitted students.
    • Assists Office of Admission as necessary in updating and distributing offer letters, financial aid letters and enrollment process letters.
    • Supports Digital Communications Manager in development and maintenance of web pages for new admits to the Village School, Middle School and Upper School.
  • Works with Office of Admission and supports Director of Marketing and Communications in design and development of the Chadwick Viewbook (every 2-3 years).

Marketing and Branding

  • Works to ensure Chadwick quality standards and brand guidelines are followed in all communications.
  • Designs layouts and content for newsletters, fliers, etc.

Analytics

  • Monitors email and newsletter open rates and click-through rates on a monthly basis and provides recommendations for enhancements and improvements.

Other Duties Might Include

  • Managing the school’s social media accounts
  • Involvement in Search Engine Marketing and PPC campaigns
  • Overseeing the creation and delivery of social creative assets and copy
  • Basic web content management
  • Monitoring web and social media analytics and providing monthly reports

Required Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years demonstrated experience in internal and external communications, with extensive knowledge of AP style.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related field.
  • Impeccable skills in writing, editing and proofreading copy with clarity, brevity and creativity.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization and resourcefulness.
  • Proven flexibility and adaptability; ability to manage multiple projects with competing demands and deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Dynamic self-starter and innovator with a commitment to lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
  • Must be a team player who is highly motivated and aligned with the Mission and Core Values of Chadwick School.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Mac environment, Google Docs and email marketing programs.
  • Preferred experience with email marketing software (MailChimp or Constant Contact) and content design software (Adobe Creative Suite).

Salary:  $55,000 – $60,000

Apply (or see more job posting information): Submit your application today!  Chadwick School Job Application

McKnight Foundation: Seeking Communications Manager

By Megan Gould
Posted on 18 November 2019 | 8:46 am — 

With Who:  McKnight Foundation

Location:  Minneapolis, MN

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  

The McKnight Foundation seeks an experienced communications manager to help us leverage the power of strategic communications to advance the mission of the Foundation and our program goals. This person will be joining at a critical moment in the Foundation’s history to contribute to an exciting new strategic direction, grounded in the values and approaches outlined in our Strategic Framework. As a sophisticated navigator of the digital ecosystem, an astute and caring steward of trusting relationships, and a perpetual solutions-finder, this person will have an opportunity to work in partnership with the communications director and other colleagues to enhance the department’s work for maximum social impact. Given our new grantmaking shifts, the team will offer more strategic counsel and narrative execution support to advance our major program goals, while maintaining the institution’s high levels of positive credible influence. In addition, our nimble communications team contributes to the Foundation’s commitments to transparency, knowledge sharing, thought leadership, and good governance.

The communications manager will join a highly regarded private family foundation with a culture that is mission-oriented and highly collaborative. McKnight staff take on meaningful, challenging work and receive excellent benefits, including opportunities for professional development and ongoing learning. This person will work in a four-person team as well as manage outside firms and freelancers.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support the various external communications needs of the entire organization, including the Foundation’s recently announced grantmaking direction.
  • Supervise the editorial operations of our digital platforms, including our website, email, social media accounts, as well as third-party sites where we have a brand presence.
  • Manage media relations, issues monitoring, and brand stewardship.
  • Respond promptly to external requests from grantees, reporters, and other stakeholders.
  • Offer strategic counsel and execute narrative strategies that build public will and support our programs, in particular our expanding Midwest Climate & Energy program and an emerging program to build an equitable and inclusive Minnesota.
  • Support the board and senior leadership on various institutional initiatives, including internal projects and board governance presentations and materials.
  • Advise the communications director on developing communications plans, policies, guidelines, process improvements, and staff resources.

Qualifications of an Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills to prepare or oversee a wide variety of communications content, including public announcements, reports, internal memos, speeches, infographics, videos, and social media content.
  • Experienced and wise discernment handling dynamic, sensitive, high-stakes assignments with multiple stakeholders and diverse viewpoints.
  • An advanced understanding of how to best navigate and leverage a rapidly evolving digital ecosystem, including proficiency in visual storytelling, user data analytics, and emerging media technology trends.
  • A conscientious, detail-oriented project manager who can move initiatives forward in a collaborative and effective manner.
  • Strong analytical skills to develop thoughtful, impact-oriented communications plans with a firm grasp of audiences and messaging needs.
  • A sophisticated understanding of social, economic, and political systems and the role of communications in influencing cultural understandings, market conditions, and public policy outcomes.
  • Willingness to take on new opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency and positive energy.
  • High cultural competence to effectively work in partnership with diverse communities, including an appreciation for historical context, discernment of relationship nuances and power dynamics, and a keen understanding of social, racial, and ethnic differences.
  • A background in one of our major funding areas, such as environmental communications, is strongly desired.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years in communications, public relations, marketing, public affairs, or another related field at a managerial level, or a combination of equivalent experience and training.

Application Deadline:  December 18, 2019

Application Submission Requirements:

In addition to submitting your CV and cover letter, please 1) submit three writing samples, preferably of different types of communications collateral, and 2) answer the three questions below. While there is no strict word limit, we recommend responses be no longer than 300 words for each question. The writing samples can be of any length. They can be published articles, internal memos, communications plans, speeches, statements, etc. They can also be web links, video scripts, or a social media account you manage.

  • Tell us about a recent communications plan you developed and the process you used to prioritize goals, audiences, and messages.
  • What is one emerging digital innovation or trend that you are monitoring? How can public interest communicators advance their work using this emerging innovation or trend?
  • Share an example of a time when your communications work contributed to a positive social impact. What lessons did you learn that may be applicable in this new role?

Apply (or see more job posting information): Submit your application today!  McKnight Foundation Job Application

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