Friday, December 11, 2009

JOBS: Women's Sports Foundation, H&R Block, AT&T, Primrose Schools, Burrell Communications

New Job Opportunities:

Chief Development Officer: Women's Sports Foundation

Manager Director: Pro-Media Communications

Sr. Communication and Public Involvement Specialist - Parsons Brinckerhoff

Marketing and PR Asst.: Ingenious Med

Communications Specialist: Primrose Schools

Marketing Manager: H&R Block

Media Planner: Burrell Communications Group

Senior Account Executive, Corporate Communications, AT&T’s Mobility Headquarters*

Pierpont Communications - Senior Account Executive - Houston

Chief Development Officer - Women's Sports Foundation
East Meadow, NY*

Required Experience:
The successful candidate is a senior development executive who brings
substantial experience from prior non-profit development leadership, and has
built sustainable gift giving programs. This executive is presently well
connected into a network of major individual and institutional donors, has
shown an ability to continually expand the existing network; cultivate,
steward and solicit significant gift giving targeted at acquiring major
Duties / Expectations:
The Chief Development Officer is responsible for increasing the Foundation’s
revenue by developing and executing ongoing, multi-year fundraising
strategies and growing a base of donors that include, but are not limited to
major donors, planned giving, private and corporate foundations, and the
general public.

Develop and execute fundraising programs targeted to individual major donors
and institutional donors. This will include fundraising for major, planned
and special gifts, annual fund, endowment, special campaigns, capital
campaigns and funds for unrestricted and operational purposes.
Develop fundraising strategy and implementation to ensure annual financial
targets, endowment, and special project funding goals are met or exceeded;
and financial sustainability for the WSF is assured.

Primary Skill
Fund Development
Critical Skills
Event Planning
Fund Raising
Staff Team Supervision

To respond to this posting, use any of the following methods:
Organization Website:
*Managing Director - Pro-Media Communications*

*New York, New York *

Pro-Media is seeking a candidate to work in our New York City office who
will understand public policy issues and be plugged into the communications
and advocacy communities in New York City as well as nationally. S/he will
have a sophisticated knowledge of progressive social issues. S/he will have
solid organizational skills and demonstrate the ability to juggle multiple
projects and work under tight deadlines. S/he will possess strong writing
skills and the ability to communicate successfully and persuasively to the
media, government agencies, advocates and other opinion leaders. The
successful candidate will be diplomatic, of the highest integrity, and
possess sound judgment and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities include
bringing in new business, maintaining client relationships and recruiting,
mentoring, retaining and promoting employees.


Operations & Staff Management

Working closely with and reporting to Pro-Medias bicoastal president and

Developing and implementing annual operating plans and budgets.

Evaluating in-place systems and procedures and streamlining where

Prudently managing the organizations resources within budget guidelines.

Securing new business and maintaining existing clients (duties include
leading pitch meetings, writing proposals and contracts, negotiating
budgets, etc.).

Overseeing the operations of Pro-Media.

Promoting a culture that reflects the values of Pro-Media, encourages great
performance and rewards productivity.

Hiring, managing and reviewing staff.

Mentoring staff and identifying training opportunities and needs.

Developing future leadership within the organization.

Evaluating the companys and the staffs performance on a regular basis.

Serving as a primary spokesperson and representative for Pro-Media both
online and in person.

Communicating a sense of creativity, strategy and a positive,

Client Relations

Ensuring staff are fulfilling contract obligations.

Guiding staff in the creation of fully integrated, strategic communications
campaigns for clients including written materials such as strategy memos,
communications audits, media analyses, timelines, budgets and reports.

Offering strategic counsel to clients and Pro-Media staff.

Leading creative strategy and message development sessions with a range of

Writing and editing client related materials.

Handling crisis communications.

Designing and coordinating events such as press conferences, media
briefings, awareness and constituent engagement events, roundtables and
author tours.

Monitoring news outlets and keeping abreast of relevant news.

Providing media trainings for spokespeople as well as support for interviews
and other events.

10+ years of experience in progressive communications and management is
required. Strong track record of hiring and retaining staff a must.

Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite, Web 2.0 tools and databases are
necessary. Knowledge of Cision/Bacons preferred. Prior strong writing and
significant media placement record are required. Travel required on
occasion. Sense of humor a must!

Pro-Media Communications is a fast-paced, bicoastal communications firm
that works to advance social issues. We are a close-knit team of ten to a
dozen passionate and high energy individuals who love our work. Since 1986,
our social issues communications and marketing firm has helped hundreds of
leading social change agents find their audiences, shape their messages and
make an impact. We represent some of the most widely respected organizations
and individuals in the fields of economic and social justice, intellectual
freedom, womens rights and health, human rights, criminal justice reform,
philanthropy, education, environmental protection and other issue areas.

Pro-Media works closely with clients to meet their individual needs, from
crafting local, statewide, national and global public education campaigns
generating favorable news and editorial coverage, shaping public policy and
creating memorable events. For more information, visit

Please send resume with cover letter, writing sample and salary requirement
to: Resumes without a cover letter,
writing sample and salary requirement will not be considered. ABSOLUTELY NO
Sr. Communication and Public Involvement Specialist - Parsons Brinckerhoff *

*Honolulu, Hawaii*

Develop and implement strategic communications plans for complex
transportation construction projects including website, media relations and
public outreach components. Collaborate communication plans with GEC Public
Involvement Manager and designated City media personnel.

Specific duties include

· Oversee construction contractors' Public Awareness and
Community Relations programs

· Manage public involvement field staff assigned to
various project geographies

· Develop and promote external messaging from project
team members and contractors to external stakeholders, including the media,
elected officials, neighborhood boards, agencies, citizen groups and other

· Prepare and conduct public presentations, public
workshops, community outreach efforts and promotional events

· Supervise contractors' media relations programs,
including building new and maintaining existing relationships with local
media contacts, pitching stories to local media, writing press releases, and
developing media materials such as fact sheets and press kits

· Collaborate with the GEC multi-media manager to create
or update website design, interface, maintenance, community notices, text
and photos

· Collaborate with the GEC multi-media manager to
develop and implement external and internal social media strategy

· Create and manage mechanisms for measuring external

· Monitor queries via Web site and phone hotline,
filtering and escalating queries of a strategic nature and providing
standard responses to general queries


Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) seeks a full-time communications professional in
Honolulu, Hawaii to provide expert construction communications and media
relations services for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. This position
offers visibility and growth potential for an energetic, reliable individual
with the ability to work independently. Must have excellent communication
skills and the ability to interact effectively with the media, elected
officials, community organizations and the general public. Strong public
speaking skills and media relations experience essential. Requires creative
problem-solving, adaptability to changing conditions and ability to address
a range of stakeholder concerns. Position offers the opportunity to help
expand PB's communications/public involvement services in the West and
nationally through participation in marketing efforts and technical exchange


Minimum of five years experience in public outreach, public relations or
communications with at least two years of direct responsibility leading a
communications campaign. Prior experience working with public agencies
strongly preferred. Prior experience with construction public relations
strongly preferred. Transportation industry experience a plus.

Education Required: Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations
or equivalent


*Marketing & PR Assistant - Ingenious Med *

*Atlanta, Georgia *

Job Duties

· Assist in planning and executing conferences and trade shows

· Write and edit marketing and public relations materials

· Pitch press releases, news stories and ideas to relevant

· Compile and maintain media lists and editorial calendars

· Help research and manage advertising opportunities

· Assist with the organization and execution of marketing campaigns

· Maintain industry and competitor research

· Assist in identifying new business opportunities

· Maintain and make edits to company Web site

· Assist in execution of client newsletter and other news blasts

Job Skills Required:

· Excellent written and communication skills

· Organized, detail oriented and quick learner

· Skilled in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Web skills, Research and

Job Skills Desired:

· Basic knowledge of html and Web editing programs

· Basic knowledge of PhotoShop and InDesign

· Working knowledge of social media


· Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications
or related field.

· Entry level; Internship or co-op experience is preferred, but not

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Laura Murray;

Communications Specialist - Primrose Schools*

*Acworth, Georgia*

Primrose Schools ( is an established leader in
educational child care with more than 25 years in the business. The company
has grown over the years by franchising its high quality private preschool
concept. The company now has more than 205 schools in 16 states and
continues to grow. The brand is looking to expand its communications team
with the addition of a communications specialist who will help manage the
consumer (external) PR portion of the business while also providing crisis
communications and internal communications support for the brand.

We are looking for a communications professional that possesses the
following attributes:

· three to four years of experience in public relations,
communications or a related field

· bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications or a related

· excellent writing skills (for both creative projects and more
business-focused communications)

· demonstrated success in securing media coverage (local, regional
and national)

· strategic thinking skills

· crisis communications management experience (proactive planning
and reactive response)

· working knowledge of the social media space and current trends in
developing online conversations

· strong public speaking skills

· exceptional PowerPoint skills

· a commitment to on-going education

· a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and


· Manage all communications resources for franchise owners on the
company’s Intranet

· Assist in writing feature articles and advertorials

· Work with agency team and PR Director on implementation of the
brand’s social media activities

· Manage multiple proactive regional PR campaigns each year

· Write feature stories for

· Provide support for Franchise Management Training (assist in
leading PR training)

· Coordinate pre-opening PR support with new franchise owners

· Assist in the development and implementation of on-going PR
training modules for franchise owners

· Serve as PR liaison to the field marketing team

· Respond to media inquiries and pitch media

· Write articles for the brand’s internal newsletter

· Manage the brand’s media tracking – print, online, broadcast and
social media

· Provide crisis communications support

· Maintain the Primrose online newsroom

· Provide communications support as needed for the company’s annual

· Manage the PR intern program

· And, additional activities or special projects outlined by the
Director of PR & Communications

This new position will be based at the Primrose Schools Corporate Office
located at 3660 Cedarcrest, Rd., Acworth, GA 30101.

* *

*How to Apply*

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and two
professional writing samples to Kathy Estapa, Employee Relations Manager at No phone calls please.

*Marketing Manager -H&R Block *

*Kansas City *


Looking for a place where your hard work can be FUN and APPRECIATED? Come
join H&R Block! This is your chance to join our organization and become
part of a known and respected brand. H&R Block is America’s 6th largest
retail organization. Due to our exciting plans for the future, we have
several career opportunities available.


Leads, develops, recommends and implements client acquisition and retention
marketing plans and programs to grow the business. Manage client segment
marketing programs, ensuring programs work together with other marketing
initiatives. Responsible for coordination and management of consumer
research, program analytics, promotion, product planning, and in-office
merchandising. Collaborates on client segment marketing strategies,
database, direct response (direct mail and client calling), and Internet
marketing efforts. Develop marketing programs, geared to targeted client
segments, which increase revenue, client base and profitability. This
position will act as the marketing department lead for strategic development
and execution of a marketing program or a subset of a very large, complex
marketing program.


Develops, recommends and implements marketing plans and programs designed to
increase revenues, clients, and profitability. This may be a stand alone
program or a subset of a very large, complex, multi-media, multi client
program. Ensure all marketing plans and programs adhere to overall corporate
strategy and objectives. Analyze each program to identify key success
indicators. Prioritizes projects based on evaluation of short and long-term
benefits to the company.

Implement and monitor marketing metrics to effectively measure acquisition
and retention marketing programs. Identify areas of concern and take
appropriate action.

Collaborates with other associates and support departments to develop,
recommend, and monitor the implementation of client acquisition and
retention marketing plans. Lead the discussion and consideration of ideas
within working group.

Develop and recommend calling strategy for clients, including: targeting,
timing, message and offer. Collaborate with business to ensure calling
programs are executed according to plan.

Collaborate with business team on development and recommended calling
strategy, including: targeting, timing, messaging and offer. Collaborate
with business to ensure calling programs are extended according to plan.

Provides assistance with the development of H&R Block advertising strategy
and execution.

Work closely with Creative Services and outside agencies to provide input
for creative design, messaging and strategy for direct mail and any other
direct marketing programs.

Ensures projects are completed on time and within budgetary guidelines.
Monitors program results and proactively recommends contingency plans or
adjustments to meet goals.

Responsible for specific acquisition and retention direct response marketing
programs to include development, production, delivery and analysis of
individual programs.

Collaborate with Creative Services to recommend and plan retail in-office
merchandising strategy and tactics for early season.

Collaborates and communicates with Field Leaders and Regional Marketing
Managers to ensure a high level of awareness of marketing programs and
successful execution.

Develops program business cases, provide ongoing program analysis/reports,
and communicate updates. Conducts post-promotion analysis, which includes
interpretation of results, identifying key implications and next step

Serves as marketing resource for other departments.

Provide day-to-day management of content and activity for all HRB social
media sites and the community site. Use reporting and monitoring to identify
and address issues.

Serve as central point-of-contact to ensure issue resolution by appropriate
internal departments.

Strong experience using social media sites. Excellent written communication
skills required.

Knowledge of H&R Block organizational structure a plus.

Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, or other related field or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.

Broad-based retail marketing experience, including specific knowledge of
advertising, media, grassroots, database, direct, promotion, merchandising,
web content and research.

Multicultural consumer marketing experience, including proficiency in
foreign language with the ability to read and write effectively in both

Broad-based consumer marketing experience, including specific knowledge of
advertising, media, database, direct response, promotion, merchandising, and

Knowledge of marketing principles, practices and techniques

Experience in developing marketing strategies

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to
established timeframes

Ability to balance short and long-term priorities

Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Presentation skills
necessary to communicate and persuade a wide range of audiences.

Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

Budget management experience and demonstrate knowledge of financial
implications from marketing programs and decisions,


5-7 years consumer marketing experience

Familiarity with franchised, multi-unit retail services

Financial services and/or seasonal business experience

Understanding and previous use of a Windows-based computer system

Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Proven experience leading cross-functional teams from project start to
completion and/or attainment of desired results

H&R Block is a progressive company dedicated to helping our clients achieve
their financial objectives by serving as their tax and financial partner. If
you meet the above requirements and would like to explore a career with H&R
Block, please log onto our career website at and submit your
resume and profile.

*Media Planner-Burrell Communications Group*


Burrell Communications Group, a progressive, full-service marketing,
advertising agency, seeks a media planner, with consumer packaged goods
experience, for one of its largest accounts. The ideal candidate is
results-oriented, collaborative and a skillful relationship builder who
excels in media planning and buying and delivers outstanding client service.

Responsibilities: With the goal of providing the greatest value for our
clients, the planner develops program strategies aligned with the client’s
marketing objectives, prepares budgets and estimates and, on occasion,
conducts presentations for clients and vendors.

Qualifications: Must be a strategic thinker with three years of media
planning experience, preferably in connection with African-American consumer
marketing. Expertise with Power Point, Excel, MediaTools, Adviews, Nielsen,
and MRI/IMS, is required. Packaged goods experience and an undergraduate
degree in marketing, advertising or a related field are also beneficial.

Burrell offers a competitive salary, generous employee benefits and a unique
work environment. To learn more about us visit our website
To apply for the media planner position, send resumes by E-mail to or by fax to (312) 297-9601.

Burrell Communications Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer,

*Senior Account Executive, Corporate Communications, AT&T’s Mobility Headquarters*

Fleishman-Hillard has an immediate opportunity for a hightly motivated
public relations practitioner to join our Atlanta team as a Senior Account
Executive. The successful hire will work on-site at AT&T's Mobility &
Consumer Markets headquarters in Atlanta as part of AT&T Corporate
Communications team.


· Coordination with consumer care social media team on
communications, including participation in daily team update calls, research
on issues and message development/response strategy;

· Engagement with various customer care channels (call centers,
online, retail) to effectively communicate consistent messaging about
client’s customer service programs;

· Research and development of messaging on company customer care
strategy, including independent outreach and coordination with various
business units;

· Development of news pitches and proactive campaigns that promote
customer service initiatives and enhance brand reputation of company;

· Coordination with media relations and social media teams on
messaging strategies;

· On-call for emergency situations including possible work on

· Other duties as assigned.


· 3-6 years of communications/media relations experience;

· Strong writing skills and ability to succinctly communicate
company messages;

· High degree of creativity and initiative in development of
proactive media materials;

· Ability to work independently and with multiple clients at
various leadership levels;

· Working knowledge of customer service programs/best practices

· Experience in social media preferred;

· Experience in media relations preferred;

· Knowledge of the wireless industry and related issues preferred;

· Strong understanding of how to quickly and strategically problem
solve and respond to customer service issues in a consumer-friendly way;

· Highly organized self-starter, motivated and results oriented;

· Strong understanding of business, corporate communications trends
and reputation management;

· Flexible, able to shift priorities quickly;

· High energy and enthusiasm;

· One team mentality.

*About Fleishman-Hillard:*

Fleishman-Hillard Inc. (FH), distinguished in 2008 by the Holmes Report as
the “Best Large Agency to Work For,” is one of the top integrated
communications firms in the world. We are widely recognized for excellent
client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity,
and personal commitment. We operate throughout North America, Europe, Asia
Pacific, Middle East, South Africa, and Latin America through our 80

Fleishman-Hillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is the
foundation of our distinguished status in the industry. We offer a
competitive salary and superb benefits including medical/dental/vision,
life/disability insurance, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan with a
significant company match.

Fleishman-Hillard has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated public
relations practitioner to join our Atlanta team as a Senior Account
Executive. The successful hire will work on-site at AT&T’s Mobility &
Consumer Markets headquarters in Atlanta as part of AT&T Corporate
Communications team.

*How to Apply:*

Fleishman-Hillard is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Please click the following link to apply for this position:


Pierpont Communications - Senior Account Executive - Houston

*Senior Account Executive

*Pierpont Communications, Inc. is seeking an experienced public relations
communicator with at least 5+ years of agency experience. The ideal
candidate will possess top-notch writing and communication skills, have a
successful media results track record, be experienced in creating strategic
communication plans, have strong leadership skills and be able to excel in a
fast-paced environment. Experience in utilizing new media tools in social
media and social media communications.

Please send cover letters and resumes to

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