Friday, December 11, 2009

Jobs/Fellowship-Howard U, Spelman, Ogilvy, Nieman


New Job Opportunities and a Fellowship:

Director of Donor Relations, Spelman College

Career Counselor, Spelman College

Director, Budget Processes, Howard University

Director, Process Improvement, Howard University

Manager, Process Improvement, Howard University

Associate, Budget Processes, Howard University

Senior Account Executive, Social Marketing, Ogilvy Public Relations

Public Relations Specialist-Centennial Olympic Park

Multicultural Communications Strategists, LaGrant Communications

Nieman Fellowships for Journalists

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Director of Donor Relations, Spelman College

5 YEAR CAMPAIGN POSITION
COLLEGE RELATIONS
Full-Time, Exempt (12 Months)
Job Code: CP-0104

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
The incumbent will help ensure the optimal strategic management and directing of Stewardship, Donor Relations and Donor Communications.

The Director of Donor Relations is accountable to the Vice President for College Relations.
In this role, the Director of Donor Relations will develop and implement stewardship programs and processes, manage donor relations and provide functional direction to the Associate Director and the Donor Relations Coordinator. This position works with the Vice Presidents for College Relations and Development, Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations, development/advancement staff, student financial services staff, college relations staff and other college staff as necessary to ensure an efficient and effective donor relations/stewardship program, including acknowledgment, accountability, involvement, communications and donor recognition initiatives. This position will also provide strategic vision to design recognition programs with targeted impact goals to engage and develop donor relations.

The incumbent in this position may have significant external relationships with major donors who are alumnae, leaders in the business community, and other friends of the College.

Managing and Directing Programs
This position has management responsibility for a robust program of recognition and engagement strategies with an eye for ensuring growth of lead annual pipelines, as well as managing the donor relations/stewardship budget.

Identifies and prioritizes short and long term donor relations/stewardship goals.
Provides leadership for a strong donor relations program that includes important donor services such as gift acknowledgment, gift recognition and appreciation, accountability, reporting and other communications which in turn support donor cultivation.

Identifies new prospects for scholarship support and, in concert with other fund-raising professionals at Spelman, manages relationships, executes solicitation strategies, and converts prospects to donors.

Develops and executes individual stewardship plans for donors of $1,000,000 and above.
Pipeline Development and Reporting
Facilitates the production of the annual Philanthropy Report

Works with the Communications Department to provide input to the annual report to donors.
Partners with Vice President for Development to provide philanthropic reporting to produce seminal donor communications.

Events
Ensures that recognition and cultivation events for donors and prospects, including the Scholarship Luncheon, the Donor Appreciation Reception, and other stewardship initiatives and recognition events are planned and executed efficiently. The logistical planning and execution of these events will occur in collaboration with the Donor Relations and Events teams.

Collaborates with Corporate and Foundation Relations to strategize and steward corporate event support and stewardship.

Internal Support and Collaboration
Collaborates with other departments to create prospect management strategies for developing donor relations/stewardship standards across campus for the purpose of creating an energetic and enthusiastic internal stewardship culture that maximizes donor satisfaction.

Directs campus-wide efforts to include faculty, staff and students in the development of comprehensive donor reports which strengthen Spelman’s relationships with individual donors, corporations, foundations and organizations.

Meets regularly with Vice Presidents and Associate Vice Presidents, Development Officers, faculty, staff and Student Financial Services representatives to enhance current donor relations/stewardship programs and designs new programs intended to accomplish: 1) a collaborative approach that invites input and participation from a broad range of the college’s faculty and staff; 2) a commitment to stewardship planning which incorporates meaningful donor engagement; and 3) integrated stewardship planning and programming among faculties and other departments

Our ideal candidate profile will include:
Bachelor’s degree and eight years of related and progressive work experience are required. Experience in donor relations/stewardship within higher education is highly desirable. Also, previous supervisory experience required.

Possessing excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to think strategically, build relationships, and effectively manage within a matrix organizational structure. Proficiency in data analysis and report preparation, along with experience in budgeting and strategic planning; and experience in coordinating special events and ceremonies are required for this position. Must be able to juggle numerous projects concurrently. This position requires weekend and evening commitment.

More information http://www.spelman.edu/

Career Counselor, Spelman College
CAREER COUNSELING & DEVELOPMENT
Full-Time, Exempt (10 Month)
Job Code: FP-0680

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
We have an excellent opportunity for a Career Counselor. Counsel and advise students on majors and career choices, obtaining internships, campus jobs, and full-time employment. Administer and interpret career assessments. Conduct individual and group career counseling sessions, provide feedback on resumes, and coordinate mock interview sessions. Provide student-centered services based on effective career counseling and student development theories. Promote services such as career counseling, internship, and job search assistance through academic and student outreach activities. Coordinate employment fair.

The incumbent must strategically competent and is able to:
Provide advice, guidance, and information to Spelman students about career development options and assist students with identifying and evaluating their values and skills important in making career decisions
Plan, coordinate, market, and facilitate mock interviews for both juniors and seniors once during the Fall semester
Plan, coordinate, market, and facilitate Spring Career Fair once during the Spring semester
Compile and disseminate internship opportunities to all students
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employers and recruiters
Participate and contribute to various campus committees, projects, and programs unrelated to the department (ongoing)

Coordinate selection process for Public Interest Law Fellowship Program and serve as College Advisor to selectees during the Spring semester

Facilitate career development workshops to student groups and organizations as needed
Partner with faculty to provide a broader exposure of employment opportunities to students in order to increase student interest


Conduct on-campus presentations to various constituencies along with information tables in academic buildings, residence halls, and student center to increase student traffic to the department’s off campus location

Our ideal candidate profile will include:
Master’s Degree in Counseling, Student Personnel Administration, Education, Social Sciences, Human Resources, Business, or related field plus a minimum of three years of professional work experience in a similar or related position are required. Higher education career counseling experience with diverse student populations is preferred.
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Employees are eligible to apply for transfers or promotions within the College if you meet the minimum qualifications posted for the position, and you have been in your current position and performing satisfactorily for at least six (6) months. Employees who have a written warning on file or are on probation or suspension are not eligible to apply for transfers or promotions.
In order to apply for an open position, employees should complete and submit the Internal Career Opportunity Application form. This form may be accessed electronically via the link below or through your Lotus Notes Dashboard

More information http://www.spelman.edu/

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Opportunities at Howard University - Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Howard University is developing the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the University’s operating processes (both back office and customer-facing) ; increase the development, collection, and use of operating performance measures; and cultivate more rigorous data-driven management throughout the University. Within OIE, there are positions available at multiple experience levels, requiring skill sets primarily in the areas of service operations process improvement and budget/accounting. Interested customer-focused, goal-oriented professionals with exceptional skills in these areas should forward their resume and contact information to Rayford Davis at Rayford.Davis@Howard.edu.

Not only will the OIE make a significant contribution to this historic institution of higher education, but initiatives are being developed to ensure an impact on the broader higher education landscape as well. I look forward to your referrals.

POSITION TITLE: Director, Budget Processes, Howard University
BASIC FUNCTION: The Director of Budget Processes will play a lead role in developing and facilitating the new Budget Implementation and Budget Development processes. This work involves the leadership of the Budget Implementation Leadership Team (BILT), development of the annual Budget Development process, and collection and utilization of internal and external data for budget development and adherence. Additionally, the incumbent will lead the efforts involved with routine periodic meetings with Division and Department leaders to guide them through the budget processes. This position will perform administrative work, involving considerable responsibility, complexity and variety, and will manage and coordinate activities across multiple divisions. The incumbent will need to be responsive to the divisions’ administration, as well as to central support staff. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

SUPERVISORYACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible for providing supervision for Budget Team within the department. Responsible for providing consulting and training to others; and planning, directing, and coordinating team members. May be responsible for acting in a lead or senior capacity and reporting to University executives on a formal basis. Typically, responsible for performing some non-supervisory duties in addition to supervisory responsibilities. May perform staff evaluations and make recommendations regarding pay and/or performance.

NATURE AND SCOPE: Internal contacts include executives, administrators and employees from all divisions and departments within the university structure as well as students. External contacts include auditors, representatives from federal, state and local regulatory agencies vendors, and professional associations.

PRINCIPALACCOUNTABILITIES: Lead the annual budget development process § Support the budget development process by identifying financial and operational benchmarking of selected functions to external and comparable organizations§ Liaise with the Budget Office in Business and Fiscal Affairs to strategically set budget guidance§ Assist division and department leaders with annual plans for their units§ Facilitate the integration of multiple University-wide budget committees (e.g., BAC, TRAC, PCAR) Lead the budget implementation process § Primary responsibility for development of budget tracking tools and reports, assisting in the production of budget tracking reports and their interpretation, and responding to Division requests for information and assisting in interpretation of the information§ Assist divisions with developing action plans and contingency plans to ensure division targets are achieved§ Lead the multi-division Budget Implementation Leadership Team, including managing agenda and following up on deliverables§ Participate in the development and implementation of campus-general and unit-specific communications plans related to structural reforms and budget adherence, including concept development, design and quality writing Develop recommendations on how to improve the budget implementation and development processes. Prepare ad hoc reports, financial statements and records on cross-division initiatives and selected divisional efforts for the OIE Executive Director, President’s Cabinet, or Office of the President, as requested. Confer with and advise staff and faculty to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, and answers to questions regarding the budget implementation and/or development processes and tools. Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings, and/or training sessions with high impact on faculty and staff. Coordinate logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of analytical budgetary accounting. Knowledge of the budgeting cycle and process. Ability to prepare comprehensive complex financial and budget reports. Ability to formulate comprehensive budget planning processes.Experience with benchmarking in large, complex organizations. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work with others. Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently. Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and customers.Skilled in the operation of personal computers, related software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and standard office equipment. Organized, self-directed, and self-disciplined. Strong goal orientation. Creative problem solving.

MINIMUMREQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum 7 years of related work experience in a consulting or accounting firm (or comparable professional services firm) or in a budget or financial role within a public, private, or non-profit sector organization, or in an administrative services environment; or Master’s Degree and 4 years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion or disability.

Interested customer-focused, goal-oriented professionals with exceptional skills in these areas should forward their resume and contact information to Rayford Davis at Rayford.Davis@Howard.edu.

POSITION TITLE: Director, Process Improvement, Howard University
BASIC FUNCTION: The Director of Process Improvement will manage the Process Improvement team as well as lead specific projects/programs that will improve service delivery, productivity, and customer satisfaction, and eliminate “systemic waste” to reduce costs within the University. In addition, this person will train, coach, and mentor staff throughout the University as well as process improvement team members on Six Sigma, Lean, Change Management, and Project Management. The incumbent will help to build a university-wide operational excellence capability by building strong relationships with key “clients” within the University in order to drive process improvement through exemplary process design, improvement, and management using proven best practice techniques and methodologies. The incumbent will need to be responsive to the divisions’ administration, as well as to central support staff. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

SUPERVISORYACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible for providing supervision for the Process Improvement team within the department as well as project team members, which will vary by project. Responsible for orienting and training others and planning, directing, and coordinating team members. Typically responsible for performing some non-supervisory duties in addition to supervisory responsibilities. May perform staff evaluations and make recommendations regarding pay and/or performance.

NATURE AND SCOPE: Internal contacts include executives, administrators and employees from all divisions and departments within the university structure as well as students. External contacts include auditors, representatives from federal, state and local regulatory agencies vendors, and professional associations.

PRINCIPALACCOUNTABILITIES: Manage the overall Process Improvement team while leading high profile process improvement projects.Serve as the project manager for high visibility process improvement projects of significant size and scope across the University. o Develop strong working relationships with all key stakeholders, including project champions and senior administration.
o Lead and coach project team in a way that is conducive to team members’ development and that over-delivers on project results.
o Ensure that all required documentation of process steps, metrics, and project outcome is complete, accurate, and timely.
o Apply change management methods to ensure that changes are accepted.
o Ensure status, issues, and risks are communicated effectively to appropriate parties.Deliver training and guidance on process improvement disciplines (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, etc.), change management, and project management through personal usage, classroom training, and application to projects to a wide range of staff and faculty.Identify, qualify, select, structure, and prioritize process improvement projects. Evaluate the application of technology to improve productivity and design processes to facilitate technology implementation. Prepare ad hoc reports and records on cross-division initiatives and selected divisional efforts for the OIE Director, President’s Cabinet, or Office of the President as requested. Confer with and advise staff and faculty to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, and answers to questions regarding process improvement tools. Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings, and/or training session with high impact on faculty and staff. Coordinate logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES: Demonstrated strong experience using and applying process improvement best practices and techniques/methodologies in a structured project environment Demonstrated experience with Six Sigma, Lean, Change Management, and/or Project Management Strong knowledge of data analysis, process mapping, process analysis, data collection, process modeling, and facilitation techniques Experience with multiple Project Management software packages. Experience in leading change in large organizations, specifically being well versed in change management methods and techniques. Ability to proactively identify and prioritize improvement opportunities Ability to effectively work at a high level and a detailed level, simultaneously.Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.Skilled in the operation of personal computers, related software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and standard office equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and customers.Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work with others. Ability to multi-task efficiently. Organized, self-directed, and self-disciplined. Strong goal orientation. Creative problem-solving.

MINIMUMREQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 8 years of professional experience with a minimum of 5 years of process improvement/reengineering professional experience with increasing responsibility in a leading management consulting Firm, Lean/Six Sigma leading firm, or in a process improvement role within a public, private, or non-profit sector organization, or Master’s Degree and 2 years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with classroom delivery of Lean and Six Sigma training and certification in Process Excellence/Six-Sigma and/or Project Management are preferred. Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion or disability.

Interested customer-focused, goal-oriented professionals with exceptional skills in these areas should forward their resume and contact information to Rayford Davis at Rayford.Davis@Howard.edu.


POSITION TITLE: Manager, Process Improvement, Howard University

BASIC FUNCTION: The Manager of Process Improvement will lead specific projects/programs that will improve service delivery, productivity, and customer satisfaction, and eliminate “systemic waste” to reduce costs within the University. In addition, this person will train, coach, and mentor staff throughout the University as well as process improvement team members on Six Sigma, Lean, Change Management, and Project Management. The incumbent will help to build a university-wide operational excellence capability by building strong relationships with key “clients” within the University in order to drive process improvement through exemplary process design, improvement, and management using proven best practice techniques and methodologies. The incumbent will need to be responsive to the divisions’ administration, as well as to central support staff. This position reports to the Director of Process Improvement.

SUPERVISORYACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible for providing supervision for Process Improvement Associates within the department as well as project team members, which will vary by project. Responsible for orienting and training others and planning, directing, and coordinating team members. Typically responsible for performing some non-supervisory duties in addition to supervisory responsibilities. May perform staff evaluations and make recommendations regarding pay and/or performance.

NATURE AND SCOPE: Internal contacts include executives, administrators and employees from all divisions and departments within the university structure as well as students. External contacts include auditors, representatives from federal, state and local regulatory agencies vendors, and professional associations.


PRINCIPALACCOUNTABILITIES: Serve as the project manager for high visibility process improvement projects of significant size and scope across the University.

o Develop strong working relationships with all key stakeholders, including project champions and senior administration.

o Lead and coach project team in a way that is conducive to team members’ development and that over-delivers on project results.

o Ensure that all required documentation of process steps, metrics, and project outcomes is complete, accurate, and timely.

o Apply change management methods to ensure that changes are accepted.

o Ensure status, issues, and risks are communicated effectively to appropriate partiesDeliver training and guidance on process improvement disciplines (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, etc.), change management, and project management through personal usage, classroom training, and application to projects to a wide range of staff and facultyIdentify, qualify, select, structure, and prioritize process improvement projects. Evaluate the application of technology to improve productivity and design processes to facilitate technology implementation. Prepare ad hoc reports and records on cross-division initiatives and selected divisional efforts for the Process Improvement Director or OIE Executive Director as requested. Confer with and advise staff and faculty to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, and answers to questions regarding process improvement tools. Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings, and/or training session with high impact on faculty and staff. Coordinate logistics, scheduling and participant communications.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES: Experience using and applying process improvement best practices and techniques/methodologies in a structured project environment. Strong knowledge of data analysis, process mapping, process analysis, data collection, process modeling, and facilitation techniques. Familiarity with multiple Project Management software packages. Experience in leading change in large organizations, specifically being well versed in change management methods and techniques. Ability to proactively identify and prioritize improvement opportunities. Ability to effectively work at a high level and a detailed level, simultaneously.Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.Skilled in the operation of personal computers, related software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and standard office equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and customers.Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work with others. Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently. Organized, self-directed, and self-disciplined. Strong goal orientation. Creative problem-solving.


MINIMUMREQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience with a minimum of 2 years of process improvement/reengineering professional experience with increasing responsibility in a leading management consulting Firm, Lean/Six Sigma leading firm, or in a process improvement role within a public, private, or non-profit sector organization, or Master’s Degree and 2 years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with classroom delivery of Lean and Six Sigma training and certification in Process Excellence/Six-Sigma and/or Project Management are preferred. Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion or disability.

Interested customer-focused, goal-oriented professionals with exceptional skills in these areas should forward their resume and contact information to Rayford Davis at Rayford.Davis@Howard.edu.

POSITION TITLE: Associate, Budget Processes, Howard University

BASIC FUNCTION: The Budget Process Associate will support the University-wide Budget Implementation and Budget Development processes. This position will be a member of the Budget Implementation Leadership Team (BILT). As a part of this team, the incumbent will provide data collection and analytical support to the team, utilizing internal and external data for budget adherence and fidelity. Additionally, the incumbent would support division leaders and budget administrators in understanding and applying budget tools developed to track the delivery of their division budgets. The incumbent would also provide input to the annual Budget Development process, specifically in the collection and utilization of external data for benchmarking. This position will perform administrative work, involving considerable responsibility, complexity and variety, and will manage and coordinate activities across multiple divisions. The incumbent will need to be responsive to the divisions’ administration, as well as to central support staff. This position reports to the Director of Budget Processes.

SUPERVISORYACCOUNTABILITY: May have responsibility or authority which is limited to the direction of student or temporary employees.

NATURE AND SCOPE: Internal contacts include executives, administrators and employees from all divisions and departments within the university structure as well as students. External contacts include auditors, representatives from federal, state and local regulatory agencies vendors, and professional associations.

PRINCIPALACCOUNTABILITIES: Support the BILT team in developing, interpreting, and training on the use of tracking tools (reports, scorecards, dashboards, etc.) to ensure implementation of approved budgets. Assist divisions with developing action plans and contingency plans to ensure division budgets are achieved. Support the budget development process by identifying financial and operational benchmarking data for selected functions to external and comparable organizations, setting targets in alignment with strategic goals, and assisting divisions and departments with their annual plans. Develop recommendations on how to improve the budget implementation and development processes. Prepare ad hoc reports, financial statements and records on cross-division initiatives and selected divisional efforts for the OIE Executive Director, President’s Cabinet, or Office of the President as requested. Confer with and advise staff and faculty to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, and answers to questions regarding the budget implementation and/or development processes and tools. Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings, and/or training sessions with high impact on faculty and staff. Coordinate logistics, scheduling and participant communications.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of analytical budgetary accounting. Knowledge of the budgeting cycle and process. Ability to prepare comprehensive complex financial and budget reports. Ability to formulate comprehensive budget planning processes. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work with others. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and customers. Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently. Skilled in the operation of personal computers, related software applications (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and standard office equipment. Organized, self-directed, self-disciplined. Strong goal orientation. Creative problem solving.

MINIMUMREQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years of related work experience in a consulting or accounting firm (or comparable professional services firm) or in a budget or financial role within a public, private, or non-profit sector organization. Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion or disability.

Interested customer-focused, goal-oriented professionals with exceptional skills in these areas should forward their resume and contact information to Rayford Davis at Rayford.Davis@Howard.edu.

POSITION TITLE: Associate, Process Improvement, Howard University

BASIC FUNCTION: The Process Improvement Associate will join specific project teams that will improve service delivery, productivity, and customer satisfaction, and eliminate “systemic waste” to reduce costs within the University. In addition, this person will train, coach, and mentor staff throughout the University on Six Sigma, Lean, Change Management, and/or Project Management. The incumbent will help to build a university-wide operational excellence capability by building strong relationships with key “clients” within the University in order to drive process improvement through exemplary process design, improvement, and management using proven best practice techniques and methodologies. The incumbent will need to be responsive to the divisions’ administration, as well as to central support staff. This position reports to the Director of Process Improvement.

SUPERVISORYACCOUNTABILITY: May have responsibility or authority which is limited to the direction of student or temporary employees.

NATURE AND SCOPE: Internal contacts include executives, administrators and employees from all divisions and departments within the university structure as well as students. External contacts include auditors, representatives from federal, state and local regulatory agencies vendors, and professional associations.

PRINCIPALACCOUNTABILITIES: Serve as a project team member for high visibility process improvement projects of significant size and scope across the University.

o Provide data gathering, analysis, and recommendations as a part of process improvement project team.

o Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including project champions and senior administration.

o Support completion of required documentation of process steps, metrics, and project outcomes, ensuring completion, accuracy, and timeliness.

o Apply change management methods to ensure that changes are accepted.

o Ensure status, issues, and risks are communicated effectively to appropriate parties.Deliver training and guidance on process improvement disciplines (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, etc.), change management, and project management as a part of a training team to a wide range of staff and faculty through personal usage, classroom training, and application during projects. Evaluate the application of technology to improve productivity and design processes to facilitate technology implementation. Prepare ad hoc reports and records on cross-division initiatives and selected divisional efforts for the Process Improvement Director or OIE Executive Director as requested. Confer with and advise staff and faculty to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, and answers to questions regarding process improvement tools. Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings, and/or training session with high impact on faculty and staff. Coordinate logistics, scheduling and participant communications.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES: Experience using and applying process improvement best practices and techniques/methodologies in a structured project environment Knowledge of data analysis, process mapping, process analysis, data collection, process modeling, and facilitation techniques Ability to proactively identify and clearly articulate process improvement opportunities Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.Skilled in the operation of person computers, related software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and standard office equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and customers.Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work with others. Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently. Organized, self-directed, and self-disciplined. Strong goal orientation. Creative problem-solving.

MINIMUMREQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a leading management consulting Firm, Lean/Six Sigma leading firm, or in a process improvement role within a public, private, or non-profit sector organization. Experience with classroom delivery of Lean and Six Sigma training and certification in Process Excellence/Six-Sigma and/or Project Management are helpful. Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion or disability.

Interested customer-focused, goal-oriented professionals with exceptional skills in these areas should forward their resume and contact information to Rayford Davis at Rayford.Davis@Howard.edu.

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Senior Account Executive, Social Marketing, Ogilvy Public Relations
Location: Washington, DC
Department: Social Marketing
Description Senior Account Executive
Social Marketing Practice
Washington, D.C.
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) is seeking a well-rounded, self-starting public relations professional to join the Washington, D.C. office as a Senior Account Executive within the Social Marketing Practice. As a member of our team, you will provide comprehensive communication support for government-sponsored national awareness campaigns on the topics of healthcare-associated infections, youth violence, and flood preparedness. Tasks will focus on print, broadcast, and online materials development; and ongoing support for media relations, public service advertising, partnership development, stakeholder engagement, and meeting/conference activities.
For over two decades, Ogilvy PR has been at the forefront of social marketing—advancing personal and public health and safety via communication initiatives. We have developed numerous social marketing campaigns to successfully raise awareness, and educate and prompt action regarding some of today's largest and most complex issues—ranging from AIDS to epilepsy, substance abuse to homeland security, and Anthrax to reproductive health—the list is extensive.


Position Overview
This position will provide public and media relations support for accounts focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, and emergency preparedness. Working closely with team members, you will develop a host of consumer, health care provider, and media materials in collaboration with our in-house Creative Studio; support the placement and tracking of public service advertisements (PSAs); develop and help execute earned media outreach plans; engage in community outreach and partnership development activities; and provide logistical planning and onsite support for outside events. You will be responsible for your assigned projects and accounts, while contributing as a team member within a highly collaborative group. Specific responsibilities include:
* Researching, writing, and producing communication campaign materials for consumer, health care provider, and mass media audiences;
* Planning, promoting, tracking, and reporting on PSA distributions;
* Handling media relations activities for assigned accounts, including message development, pitching, and media monitoring and reporting;
* Planning and executing outreach initiatives with community leaders and other key stakeholders;
* Participating in the coordination and execution of conferences and meetings, including traveling to meeting/event locations as needed; and
* Completing assigned projects while balancing other responsibilities within the team
Requirements
* 4-5 years of public relations experience, preferably in a public relations agency environment
* BA/BS in public relations, journalism, or a related field
* Broad PR background that includes significant materials development, media relations, partnership outreach, and event planning experience
* Demonstrated experience with partnership development and community outreach
* Must be media-savvy and able to think strategically about issues and message development
* Proven client relations skills
* Superior writing and editing skills
* Strong project management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
* Proven ability to work within a fast-paced and highly collaborative team environment
* Experience conducting communication outreach to African American audiences is a plus.

How to Apply:
Please visit the careers section of our website at www.ogilvypr.com/careers to apply online. Please note that our office will be closed for the winter holiday between December 24, 2009 through January 3, 2010 and applications received during this time will not be reviewed until we return after the holiday. While we welcome applications from out-of-state candidates, we are unable to provide reimbursement for relocation or travel expenses for this position. If you are an out-of-state candidate who wishes to be considered for this position, please attach a cover letter to your online application that indicates your relocation plans, including timing.

About us:
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 70 markets. Named 2009 Large Agency of the Year by PRNews and 2008 Large Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, Ogilvy PR blends proven PR methodologies with cutting edge digital innovations to craft strategic programs that give clients winning and measurable results. In its 28th year, Ogilvy PR provides strategic public relations counsel to a variety of clients across its social marketing, public affairs, healthcare, consumer marketing, 360-degree digital influence, corporate, and technology practices. Through its subsidiary, Feinstein Kean Healthcare, the agency also offers additional experience in the cancer field, as well as specialized expertise in molecular medicine, advanced biomedical research, leading life science and healthcare technologies and treatments. Ogilvy PR also offers government affairs services through its subsidiary Ogilvy Government Relations. Ogilvy PR is a WPP company, one of the world's largest communications services organizations (NASDAQ: WPPGY, www.wpp.com). For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.ogilvypr.com/.
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Public Relations Specialist-Centennial Olympic Park

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following (other duties
may be assigned):

Promote Centennial Olympic Park, personnel and events to achieve the
business purposes expressed in the GWCCA marketing plan and mission
statement.

Conduct interviews, research and write news and feature articles and/or
coordinate the assignment and preparation of articles specific to Centennial
Olympic Park, for use in GWCCA electronic and print media and for release to
external media.

Ensure all content follows accepted journalistic practices, the AP Style
Guide and the rules of standard English usage, spelling and grammar.

Provide Authority facilities’ departments with professional public relations
counsel, including internal and external communications, media relations,
desktop publishing, electronic media, photography, and ethics.

Coordinate production and distribution of press releases, monthly media
advisories, calendars, charts, graphs, invitations, flyers and other
miscellaneous communication needs.

Maintain up-to-date Centennial Olympic Park press kits, facility fact sheets
and collateral material.

Provide show/event management with appropriate Centennial Olympic Park
promotional materials, PR assistance for show promotion and assist with
on-site media coordination.

Cultivate and maintain strong, favorable media relationships.

Keep media lists current.

Monitor and distribute coverage about or affecting Centennial Olympic Park
found in both print and electronic media.

OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Participation at industry and Centennial Olympic Park events that includes
weekends, holidays and night hours

Conduct tours for various media and VIP guests.

Maintain historical and photography files of external and internal Park
events.

Maintain sufficient familiarity with GWCCA desktop publishing, electronic
media, and VOCUS media distribution system and website protocol.

Support Centennial Olympic Park Public Relation’s overall effort and perform
related duties (e.g., media relations, Park media spokesperson, layout and
design of print material, electronic media, website content development and
management, escort, project management) as assigned by Park Assistant
General Manager and GWCCA Communications/PR Manager.

Organize priorities, adjust quickly to changing circumstances and meet
deadlines

Support and publicize green efforts

Internal and external traffic plan messaging

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: To succeed in this position, an individual must
perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below represent the basic knowledge, skills and/or abilities
necessary to accomplish the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: A bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from a four (4)
year college or university with emphasis in journalism, public relations,
mass communications, or a related discipline. Must demonstrate strong,
effective writing, public speaking, photography skills and the ability to
adapt these skills appropriately to each medium/opportunity used by
Centennial Olympic Park and the GWCCA Communications & Marketing Department.
Experience in journalism, public relations and/or marketing communications.
Years of experience may be used as a substitute for college education with
two (2) years of experience equaling one (1) year of college.

How to Apply:

ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ONLY AT
WWW.GWCCAJOBS.COM

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Multicultural Communications Strategists, LaGrant Communications

Both positions will be employed by LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS, but housed at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey. One individual must know the African American media and the other must know the Latino media. The salary range has not yet been provided to me; however, it will be provided within a day or so. If you know of anyone who is interested, please have them contact me as soon as possible.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is a client of the firm and one I personally love the work we are doing and the mission of the foundation. If you should have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Mr. Kim L. Hunter
President/CEO
LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS
600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1520
Los Angeles, CA 90017-3247
http://www.facebook.com/l/f6e57
;

323.469.8680, ext. 225
http://www.facebook.com/l/f6e57
;

323.469.8683
kimhunter@lagrant.com

http://www.facebook.com/l/f6e57;www.myspace.com/KimLHunter


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Nieman Fellowships for Journalists

The deadline for journalists to apply for a Nieman Fellowship is approaching, so I wanted to remind you all that the American deadline is Jan. 31.

I strongly suggest that anyone who has ever been interested apply. The Nieman Fellowship program is the oldest and best-known mid-career program for journalists in the world. For the past 71 years, more than 1,300 journalists from the U.S. and 88 other countries have come to Harvard for a year of learning, exploration and fellowship. Among our members who have been in recent classes include Bryan Monroe, Hannah Allam, Carla Broyles, James Causey, Sam Fulwood, Callie Crossley, Renee Ferguson, Mary C. Curtis, Ann Simmons, Michel Marriott, Ju-Don Marshall Roberts and yours truly.

It was absolutely one of the greatest years of my life, personally, educationally and professionally. I have recently been appointed to the Nieman board and to the Diversity Committee. One of my goals, and the foundation's goal, is to annually get classes that are smart and diverse. The bottom line is that I would love for more of our members to apply and get involved in the application process. Below is the link that has all of the information.
Also, the foundation is adapting to the changing journalism climate and realizing that most of us are no longer in traditional journalism rolls. In my class, for example every American worked in what would be considered traditional media – AJC, Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, AP, etc…

This year's American class has only about two "traditionalists," with the rest of the class comprised of people doing online or multi-media work or working in non-traditional or growing mediums. Please get in contact with me if you are interested. And if you are interested, please start working on your application now.

http://nieman.harvard.edu/NiemanFoundation/Audiences/ProspectiveFellows.aspx?

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