Friday, January 29, 2010

Job Opptys - Spelman College, BCBG, Meredith, Ernst & Young, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Danskin, United Airlines, Edelman

Here are some great employment opportunities. If you have any to share, please click on my profile and shoot them to me in an email and I'll post them here. Happy job hunting!

Postal Clerk, Office of Administrative Support, Spelman College

Enterprise Integration Director, Media and Information Technology, Spelman College

Banner Analyst, Media & Information Technology (2 Vacancies), Spelman College

Development Coordinator, Leadership Gifts, Spelman College

Community Services and Bonner Fellow, The Bonner Office, Spelman College

Social Media Manager, CreativeFeed

PR Manager, Classic Media

Project Athletic Ambassador, The United Methodist Church

Public Relations Director, Editor, Graphic Artist and Marketing Coordinator, Ideeli

Vice President, Edelman (Dove Beauty Business)

Communications Project Manager, United Airlines

E-Commerce Marketing Coordinator, Danskin/The Moret Group

Special Assistant, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Distinguished Events Officer: American Cancer Society

Sales and Marketing Manager, Hard Rock International

Brand Communications Manager, Make-A-Wish-Foundation

Meeting and Event Planner, Ernst & Young

Communications Specialist, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Freelance Journalists, The Urban Theater Magazine

Writer-CNN, HLN Morning Express (Atlanta)

Copy Editor - Meredith Corporation

PR Assistant, Paradigm Talent Agency

Membership & Communications Specialist, Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.

Viral & Social Marketing Coordinator, BCBG Max Azria Group

Director, Social Media Services, Jackson Spalding

Detroit Public Schools, Communications Office (2 Vacancies)


Postal Clerk, Office of Administrative Support, Spelman College

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Job Code: FC0604

The Postal Clerk reports to the Manager of Postal Operations and is primarily responsible for receiving and distributing all written communications in the Spelman College Community. The incumbent in this position participates in clerical and delivery duties; calculates postage and receives letters and parcels for mailing; and advises customers as to the most efficient and economical methods of mailing postal materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

Receive, sort and distribute incoming campus and United States Postal Service mail and correspondence to customer mailboxes according to mail service guidelines

Utilize the Smart Track tracking system to capture signatures of patrons when delivering trackable items

Deliver accountable mail and parcels over the counter after capturing signatures on signature pad

Research and mark-up undeliverable and nixie mail according to Mail Markup Manual

Troubleshoot and resolve inquires where it pertains to letters mailed to Spelman College

Provide services to patrons at the window or by telephone concerning services, products, policy, and procedures

Process large last minute mailing with time sensitive deadlines

Advise customers as to the most efficient and economical methods of mailing postal materials

Prepare outgoing mail for dispatch to the U.S. Postal Service according to U.S. Postal guidelines

Utilize internal Mail Center application when forwarding mail and parcels to former Spelman College students and affiliates according to U.S. Postal guidelines

Assist patrons with preparing letters and parcels for shipment utilizing the U.S. Postal web-based Click n Ship application

Operate PowerPost high-volume meter machine to calculate, apply postage and seal envelopes on all domestic mail, international mail and special mail services

Our ideal candidate profile will include :

High School diploma or equivalent required; and one year of related work experience preferred.

This position requires strong customer service skills as well as good verbal and written communication skills. Computer literacy is required. Must possess beginner computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) with the ability to type basic letters, memos, and emails.

Knowledge of United Postal Service, United Parcel Service, FedEx and DHL/Airborne procedures and guidelines preferred. Experience with postal meters and other mail related machines preferred. Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds.

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Enterprise Integration Director, Media and Information Technology, Spelman College

Full-Time, Exempt (12 Months)
Job Code: FP-0970

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

The purpose of this position is to lead, plan, strategize and use best practices that are diverse, creative, innovative, tactical, and integrated within Spelman College’s business culture and structure to integrate Banner functions across division and departmental boundaries. The incumbent leads users in the area of systems integration and mentors teams on new practices and procedures. This position functionally designs sound solutions while architecting technical solutions. The Enterprise Integration Director has knowledge of a minimum of two Banner Modules: finance, financial aid, student, grants, development or enrollment management, etc.
Support and work with the CIO, Vice President, and other executive staff, directors, administrators, departments, and divisions to ensure that both business and technical applications and processes are in complete alignment with the strategic objectives and initiatives of the institution.

Research and develop the best practices to maintain the integrity of the data and insure they are incorporated into existing policies and procedures. Ensure that all policy and procedure manuals are written maintained and available to staff members in each department/division/area;

Support the institution’s functional end-users with Banner and Banner integration related issues. Regularly review end-user security for new, current and existing staff.

May organize and lead new staff training and ongoing end user training. Facilitate in the functional set-up and management of Self Service, portal or other user-interfaced platform solutions.

Oversee meetings and committees associated with the Shared Data entry, policies, procedures and integration components across the campus. Know the integration components between all solutions and ensure that these integration points are being fully utilized.

Work with campus functional and technical leads responsible for integrating between Banner and all other integrated solutions – as identified.

Work with campus departments to:

o Manage Web content ensuring that appropriated and accurate content is displayed to the external and internal community.

o Ensure that web content has been reviewed and updated by appropriate users on an on-going basis.

o Work with staff members responsible for web/portal content management regarding functional related issues.

Communicate and educate end-users regarding any new enhancements / defect resolutions, to functional users..Work with Information Technology (IT) to facilitate enhancements, upgrades and defects to Banner. Recommend tools, complimentary software or additional Banner modules to affect productivity.

Our ideal candidate profile will include:
Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree is required in Information Technology, Math, Computer Science or Management Information System or related field with eight to ten years higher education experience using strategic planning and change management methodologies to manage, consult institutional advancement offices or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Three to five years experience in an Institutional Advancement office as employee with first line responsibilities using Banner as an end-user is preferred.

This position requires five to seven years of knowledge of multiple Banner functional areas (finance, I/A, student, human resources etc.) to identify ways to increase productivity by facilitating a smooth transfer of information and knowledge between areas that have data inter-dependencies.

● Alumni Student Recruitment Program Implementation Institutional Integration – Working / practical knowledge of how offices, departments, and areas (e.g., student services, financial aid / scholarship, human resources, and finance offices) within ad institution, integrate with one-another for the purposes of sharing information and data in order better target, cultivate, and solicit our friends, alumni and campus community.

● Budget Management – Some college/university budgeting experience.

● Business Process Analysis – Reviewing, facilitating, and evaluating business processes and procedures, as well as implementing changes to the business affairs of alumni relations and development offices.

● Institutional Business Practices Consulting – Consult with and advising offices at both large and small institutions and community colleges throughout the United States and optionally globally.

● Institutional Integration – Working / practical knowledge of how offices, departments, and areas (e.g., student services, financial aid / scholarship, human resources, and finance offices) within ad institution integrate with one-another for the purposes of sharing information and data in order better target, cultivate, and solicit our friends, alumni and campus community.

● Focus Group Management

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Banner Analyst, Media & Information Technology (2 Vacancies), Spelman College

Full-Time, Exempt (12 Months)
Job Code: FP-0603

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
The Banner Analyst reviews, analyzes, and recommends upgrades to procedures and processes related to the college operations in the use of SunGard Higher Education Banner (ERP) for higher education,. The Analyst must be specialized and highly knowledgeable in one or more of the Banner Modules (Student Services, Development, Financial Aid, Financial Management, Advancement, Alumni Management, Grants Management, Recruiting and Admissions, Human Resources, Student Information Services, etc.)

Analyze current system integrations to identify possible areas of improvement and/or risk. Work closely with the appropriate functional group(s) to resolve SunGard Banner related system issues in a timely manner.

Gather and translate requests and implement solutions with respect to the college systems including but not limited to student system, self-service banner, ODS/EDW and Argos and others.

Support small-scale application development, maintenance, or enhancement projects, support of departmental reporting, and other responsibilities as assigned by the CIO.

Must be able to deliver standard Banner workflow implementation services. Knowledge of one of the following modules: student, financial aid, finance, advancement, enrollment management and grants.

Take a consultative approach to designing ways to strengthen the user base for their modules. Troubleshoot issues related to Banner Modules.

Demonstrated experience in successfully implementing and maintaining SunGard Higher Education Banner ERP system and supporting one of the following Banner Student Module student, financial aid, finance, advancement, enrollment management and grants.

Knowledge and experience with PL/SQL, and Toad and or other reporting tools.
Project management skills including, but not limited to: time management, initiating and implementing tasks and faculty/staff follow-up.

Our ideal candidate profile will include:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Math, Computer Science, or Management Information Systems. Five to seven years of job related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Knowledge of higher education core business processes is required.

Experience working with a college or university in the IT department or as a former SunGardHE(SCT) employee is preferred. Experience working on Banner 8 desired. Experience in using Argos Business Intelligence reporting tool.

The incumbent must have very good analytical skills and be very knowledgeable of problem solving and/ or problem identification procedures. Knowledge of a minimum of one Banner module and very good analytical skills are essential. Ability to set and change priorities amongst multiple competing constituencies, projects, and resources is a must

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Development Coordinator, Leadership Gifts, Spelman College
Full-Time, Non-Exempt (12 Months)
Job Code: FC-0127
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
The Development Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative and project management support for the Office of Individual Giving and Corporate and Foundation Relations. Key responsibilities include composing a variety of standard documents and correspondences, editing and proofreading documents to ensure accuracy, relaying and resolving routine telephone and walk-up inquiries, scheduling calendar items and meetings, making travel arrangements, processing forms, performing data entry, and establishing and maintaining records.
The Development Coordinator will assist the Associate Vice President of Development and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in preparing communications, organizing logistics and materials in partnership with the Vice President of Development’s Office. General administrative support for the entire department, including handling incoming phone calls, providing support for fund-raising events and mailings as needed, and assisting with filing, faxing, and photocopying, etc.
Manage and supervise student workers in the office.
Coordinate travel schedules, set appointments, prepare packets and materials for presentations for the Associate Vice President of Development and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Prepare travel and meeting briefings on top level prospects and donors for the leadership at Spelman.
Work in close collaboration with the Vice President of Development’s Office, the Vice President of College Relation’s Office, and Associate Vice President of Advancement Services’ Office, the Director of Development Services’ Office, and the Director of Annual Giving. Assist the Associate Vice President in identifying and managing Reunion prospects annually.
Manage the Corporate and Foundation Tracking Module for the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Analyze prospect lists to assist in identifying prospect and donor meetings for the Associate Vice President and actively conduct research to identify new prospects for the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Maintain Banner databases which include providing data entry of leadership gifts and corporate gift activities, such as trip report information; generate reports from Banner using Crystal Reports, and keep prospect information current in database.
Schedule appointments and meetings for the Associate Vice President and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations: create agendas, memos, prepare reports for meetings, and arrange for appropriate space and refreshments as needed.

Our ideal candidate profile will include:
A Bachelors degree preferred, with a minimum of five years related administrative experience. High school diploma required.
This position requires strong customer service focus plus excellent written, verbal and time management skills. Professional demeanor with the ability to interface with internal and external customers with diplomacy and tact is essential. Independent judgment is necessary to plan, prioritize and organize donor meetings with attention to detail. Work requires fact-finding and compilation skills plus ability to perform a variety of tasks simultaneously. Good proofreading skills are essential. Weekends and evening work is required.
Excellent oral communication skills are required when presenting information and responding to questions from internal and external customers in one-on-one or group situations (which includes the President, Vice President, Donors, and/or Board Members). Incumbent must be able to write business correspondence plus compose memos, and e-mails. Also, must be able to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, travel schedules, and procedural manuals.

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Community Services and Bonner Fellow, The Bonner Office, Spelman College
Full-Time, Exempt (12 Months)
Job Code: FP-0894
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
The primary responsibility of the Community Services & Bonner Fellow is to assist in implementing certain aspects of the Bonner Scholars and Community Service Programs on campus. These include assisting with the planning of volunteer fairs, ongoing recruiting from service providers on campus and coordinating training activities for community service partners or student service leaders. This position will work with both the Community Service Coordinator and the Bonner Scholars Program Coordinator.
Assist with the development and implementation of certain aspects of the community service programs which include student development programs, training, and administration for assigned programs.
Develop and advise service steering committee and oversee the administration of the first and second year service requirement by working with the academic Dean's office.
Coordinate and manage all service opportunities for first- and second-year students. Manage all reporting for credit of service.
Assist with certain aspects of community service programs, which include planning service fairs, training and recruitment of community partners. Collaborate with support staff on the development and implementation of brochures, web pages and other promotional materials, and to provide technological leadership for the Bonner Office.
Oversee special initiatives for service as created by Department head, such as Super Service Series and other student lead initiatives for service. Assist with the planning of student service trips which includes travel with students.
Our ideal candidate profile will include:
Bachelor’s degree with two years of experience working with students in higher education; or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Previous community service or volunteer service is preferred.
Candidate must possess excellent leadership, organizational and programming skills. Excellent interpersonal, counseling and communication skills are a must to be successful in this role. Willingness to work irregular, weekend, nights and flexible hours is a must.

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*Social Media Manager* *CreativeFeed *
*New York, NY *
Job Requirements CreativeFeed is looking for a social media officer to join
its growing team. Personality, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit are as
important as technical ability.
That said, you should be expert in at least the following:
- Stay on top of emerging trends and tools in the Social Media sphere and be
able to translate them into effective strategies for the agency and its
- Conduct researches on clients social media influence and propose relevant
action plans.
- Design and fully execute social media strategies for clients, leveraging a
number of platforms where appropriate (i.e. message boards, blogs, social
networks, picture and video sharing, microblogging, etc.)
- Conduct digital PR campaigns. Activate communities, identify and reach out
to key influencers and generate qualitative referrals.
- Ensure day to day monitoring and stay on top of conversation and trends.
- Track key KPIs and provide comprehensive reporting on a regular basis.
- Lead the agencys Social Media initiatives and propose new ideas.
- BA degree
- 4-5 years in Marketing/PR agency, with at least 1-2 years of online
- Excellent communication skills. Experience as a writer is a plus.
- Demonstrated creativity and immersion in social media including: Facebook,
Twitter, YouTube, Meetup, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg, Flickr,
Tumblr, wikis, blogs
- Proven track record and ability to develop, execute, and measure
successful marketing strategies.
- Knowledge of SEO including basic keyword research for social media
- Must be able to multitask and meet tight deadlines
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a small,
ever-growing team
- Advanced MS Excel and MS PowerPoint skills
About Our Company CreativeFeed is an integrated creative agency in New York
City with a satellite office in San Francisco. Focused on building movements
on behalf of our clients, we create materials across multiple platforms.
Active in both traditional and digital channels, we combine advertising with
a mix of social-networking, blogs and the high-impact, engaging websites to
provide a 360-degree brand experience.


*Be Casper and Underdog's PR Manager!* *Classic Media *
*New York, NY *
Classic Media is looking for a driven public relations professional to join
the marketing team at our Union Square office. This position is responsible
for generating ongoing positive visibility for the Company’s brands,
developing best-in-class communications materials, executing PR plans,
liaising with talent and creators, and more.
Applicants should have 5-7 years experience in public relations;
media/entertainment experience is a plus.
To be considered for this opportunity, please forward your resume to and reference PR Manager in your subject line.
About Our Company Classic Media is a global media company that owns and
manages one of the worlds largest portfolios of legacy brands, including
Wheres Waldo?, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Underdog and Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Classic Media is also a leading producer of new content - both TV and film -
with first-rate partners across the globe.


Project Athletic Ambassador, The United Methodist Church

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Division of Higher Education - Black College Fund
PO Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007


Public Relations Director, Editor, Graphic Artist and Marketing Coordinator *Ideeli (members-only shopping community)*
*New York, New York*
Job Description
ideeli, the fastest growing on line sample-sale shopping site in the U.S, is
hiring. The company has surpassed one million members and recently closed
$20 million in financing.
ideeli is founded on creative innovation, passionate camaraderie and the
fun-loving competitive spirit of team work.
We value people who drive results with open, honest and respectful
We pride ourselves on finding, hiring and retaining the best talent in the
business. We are currently looking for individuals for the following
· Public Relations Director
· Editor
· Graphic Artist
· Marketing Coordinator
To apply to join our team, please send your resume to
Respecting your individuality and your ideals, ideeli keeps you in good


*Vice President – (Dove Beauty Business) * *Edelman *
*New York, New York *
Job Description
Top ranked New York Public Relations agency seeking a VP to manage Dove
beauty business. If qualified please send your resume to The ideal candidate will be from an in-house beauty
company managing large brands or from the agency side with a strong beauty
- Develop and/or maintain cohesive PR plans
- Responsible for planning and executing all press events, presentations,
- Ensure that PR initiatives and goals are being met
- Determine and manage the tools and information needed by client to
effectively handle the account
- Coordinate and manage annual PR budgets
- Proactively develop and maintain excellent relationships with clients,
editors, influencers, spokespeople and celebrities
- Work cooperatively with colleagues in multiple practices and offices, as
well as clients and agency partners
- Ability to identify strategic PR opportunities beyond launches and
- Significant experience in Beauty PR (Min. 8 Years)
- Experience participating in integrated marketing and strategic planning
- Experience managing medium to large teams
- Proven leadership skills
- Sound working knowledge of digital and social media
- Candidate must be self-motivated, yet willing to work in a team-oriented
- Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Must possess the ability to take initiative


*Communications Project Manager * *United Airlines *
*Elk Grove Village, Illinois*
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Job Description
Lead the development and implementation of communications strategies and
planning for strategic, enterprise, or division projects/programs assigned
by the Director, Strategic Program Management. Provide strategic
communications counsel to assigned project/program leaders and company
executives regarding complex initiatives that have a significant impact on
achieving the company's strategic business agenda.
This specific position will have primary responsibility for serving the
Corporate Safety, Security, Quality and Environment, including working with
the Division’s Vice President around counsel, messaging and execution of the
2010 Communications Plan. Will involve extensive coordination and
collaboration with the Managing Directors and staffs of the Safety Division
itself, as well as those operations divisions that employ various
safety-related communications vehicles and channels. Other assignments
include special project work around high-profile issues such as TSA security
directives, communicable diseases, etc., and the information needs of both
employee and United customers.
Act as the representative for Communications and Public Relations to
effectively communicate company positions, corporate goals and objectives as
well as key initiatives to the projects or organizations being supported and
their goals and objectives back to company. Working closely with project
owners or company executives as designated by the Director, Strategic
Program Management, take lead role in the development of clear and concise
plans that outline strategies, objectives, the tactical elements required to
meet those objectives, desired outcomes and the key metrics that will be
used to measure ultimate success.
Assemble a communications project team for assigned projects, leveraging
resources from Media and Public Relations, Information Delivery and Shared
Services, and Creative Services. Develop integrated plan that clearly
identifies resource needs from each team, timeframes, outputs, work
products, and key activities. Work with the leaders of each team to obtain
commitments of resources.
Work with designated staff from Information Delivery and Shared Services to
identify, design, and create relevant materials as well as Media and Public
Relations and Creative Services staff to implement activities and events
that will deliver company and divisional messages to key audiences.
Coordinate with Directors, Strategic Program Management to integrate
project/program communications plans with overall company communications and
business strategy objectives. Lead the execution of communications plan for
assigned projects/programs through consistent and sufficient coordination
with technical and company communications professionals.
Create a platform in support of business objectives for assigned
projects/programs in collaboration with cross-functional Communications and
Public Relations team that positions the projects/programs appropriately and
facilitates interaction with key audiences. Develop messages specifically
for the project/program, division, or company leadership to communicate to
key audiences. Help tailor corporate messages for use across audiences, as
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or related field required
Minimum of five to seven years experience developing communications
strategies, managing communications projects and providing counsel to
business leaders.
Must be excellent writer with strong project management and work flow
coordination skills.
Must demonstrate proven ability to manage and lead teams and deliver
measurable results.
Strong communications skills and experience in developing, executing and
integrating communications plans.
The ability to manage and track multiple projects, often with competing
deadlines, is also key, as well as the intuition and resourcefulness to
gather and incorporate dependable data, facts and other information from
multiple internal and external sources in a highly efficient manner.
United offers growth opportunities and a competitive benefits package
including travel benefits for you and your eligible family members.


*E-Commerce Marketing Coordinator - Danskin *
*The Moret Group *
*Web Site: *
*New York, NY*
The Moret Group, an established apparel manufacturer is
currently seeking an E-Commerce Marketing Coordinator with a
minimum of 2 years experience in the apparel industry to join
our team.
o Sustain day to day ecommerce marketing efforts; including
approving affiliate applications and verifying sales through
Commission Junction
o Responsible for maintaining relationship with top revenue
producing affiliate marketers
o Manage customer ratings, reviews, questions, and stories
through Bazaarvoice workbench
o Work closely with Danskin Triathlon Series Team to keep
consistency in marketing efforts
o Expand social media and community building efforts by
creating Facebook ads, updating Facebook, Twitter and
YouTube communications
o Assist in email marketing (blasts) creation and deployment
o Analyze site wide promotions, email campaigns, and multi-
variant testing results
o Works closely with E-Commerce Merchandising Coordinator,
reports to Web Project Manager and Director, E-Commerce
o College degree (Business Administration)
o 2+ years e-commerce experience
o Must have basic Photoshop knowledge and Microsoft office
skills are also necessary for the position
o Experience with Exact Target, Commission Junction, Facebook,
Twitter, YouTube, Bloggers a plus
o Knowledge of internet technologies and a love and
understanding of basic/marketing a must
o Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or equivalent experience
We are a leader in our industry & offer competitive salaries & comprehensive


*Special Assistant * *Commodity Futures Trading Commission *
*Washington, DC*
Are you interested in a unique opportunity to become part of an important
mission in the ever-changing world of finance?
Do you possess strong writing and analytical skills?
Do you have experience in marketing, or communications or possess a degree
in Journalism, Public Administration, Economics or Legal Studies?
Are you interested in financial regulation and global markets?
If so, this might be the job for you.
As a Special Assistant you will work directly for a Presidentially-appointed
and Senate-confirmed Commissioner of an independent regulatory agency in a
fast paced financial environment in DC on a range of issues. Assignments may
Developing and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy that
involves dissemination of internal and external information, marketing and
media relations;
Coordinating seminars and meetings to educate consumers on issues affecting
the commodities market;
Preparing speeches and other written materials.
Interested? Send resume to, referencing the Special
Assistant position or call Kristin Blandford at 202-418-5685.
The CFTC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


*Distinguished Events Officer * *American Cancer Society*
*Chicago, IL*
About Us:
At the American Cancer Society, our success is based on highly talented
staff members who are committed, creative and empowered. That’s why more
than 120,000 volunteers in Illinois walk alongside us to do research,
educate people, advocate for cancer-fighting laws, and provide patient
services for people who have cancer and their families. It’s special work
requiring special people. We’ve created a workplace with a clear vision, a
noble mission and values that make sense so we can partner with others who
are passionate about fighting cancer. We seek team players who can advance
our cause.
Job Description:
The Distinguished Events Officer reports to the Director of Distinguished
Events and oversees the Chicago Select Golf Invitational and DuPage Black
and White Ball, with a combined projected revenue goal of over $800,000 in
FY2010. The Officer acts as this strategic lead and oversees the budget,
logistics, volunteer committee structure and Websites for both events and
works with a Distinguished Event Specialist who helps to support the Golf
outing. The Officer works directly with the Regional VP to produce these
events and provides assistance with Distinguished Events staff/volunteer
trainings. This role also serves as an Auction Tracker trainer, and manages
the Event Management System (EMS) for the Chicago Select Golf Invitational
(CSGI) and the DuPage Gala. This position will be housed in the Division
office in downtown Chicago; but will travel to the DuPage region as needed.
Position Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of three years progressive
experience in the special event golf/gala fundraising and/or marketing area.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Significant computer expertise, including MS Office applications.
Strong organizational, public speaking and relationship-building skills
Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management,
and meeting deadlines.
Experience recruiting and managing volunteers and staffing fundraising event
Remains composed under pressure and takes responsibility for timely
follow-through on commitments.
Ability to analyze and integrate information from relevant sources and make
appropriate decisions.
Handles authority and/or responses to criticism tactfully.
Knowledge of Chicago’s business, philanthropic and social communities is
Must be able to work nights and weekends as needed.
Must be able to travel, have reliable transportation, and be able to
transport materials to events as needed.


*Sales & Marketing Manager * *Hard Rock International *
*Las Vegas, Nevada *
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Experience: Ideal candidate will possess:
· College degree
· Minimum 5 years hospitality sales/service or special event planning
· Sales & marketing industry relationships and network (corporate, music,
media, association)
· Proven successful sales and marketing initiatives
· Strong verbal and written presentation skills
· Effective impacting and influencing skills
· Ability to travel (valid passport required)
· Financial acumen to see creative opportunities and operational needs
· Prior successful sales/management experience
· Second or third language fluency/comprehension desired
· Basic Software competencies/ Excel, Word, PowerPoint
· Previous experience with CRM or Yield Management software
Basic function: To implement strategic sales & marketing initiatives
for cafe within region by driving consumer direct and B2B sales that
complement company and cafe goals. Individual to act as key regional liaison
for Hard Rock Cafe towards vendor, corporate, media, and association
industry partners. Must work closely with corporate sales & marketing team
in understanding overall company strategic plan while being involved in the
development of local business plans and relationships.Duties &
Job Requirements
Candidates will be capable of completing the following…
· Communicate with cafe general
managers/operations leaders weekly in assessing work process and progress,
review event standards and guest survey results, identify methods for
increasing efficiency, communicate promotional brand activity, and respond
to any needs that arise.
· Implement global, regional, and local
sales & marketing programs
· Evaluate the market, partnership opportunities, public relations, and
overall market integration
· Develop and share a virtual "toolbox"
of successful ideas to grow top line sales, promotions, and publicity for
assigned cafe.
· Offer recommendations regarding sales
& marketing manager training and additional training materials in educating
cafe-operating teams
· Offer banquet and event planning
expertise to assist cafes with event execution and logistics
· Attend regional meetings and cafe
meetings to communicate initiatives, events, functions, etc…
· Attend local or regional tradeshows to
secure business opportunities with corporate event planners, association
conference planners, incentive companies, and convention & visitor bureaus
· Develop a comprehension and become
articulate regarding a specific industry subject matter with the intent of
acting as Hard Rock’s expert upon this skill set
· Listens to guest feedback to gain an
understanding of areas of strength and opportunity to improve personal/cafe
· Participate in annual budget & sales &
marketing plan development
· Negotiates and contracts multiple cafe
venue agreements according to corporate procedures
· Create weekly summary reports for AVP,
DO’s and Sr. Director of Sales reviewing regional efforts, results and
action plans
· Attend buyouts, media functions, and
designated parties to provide support, ensure guest satisfaction, and
convert future repeat business
· Continuously recruit potential
employees from within the marketplace community as a means to create a base
of future candidates
· Comprehend and execute sales process
of prospecting, soliciting, and closing
· Maintain appropriate documentation and reporting of all
budgeted expenses.
· Achieve annual cafe and individual
Characteristics: The candidate will be able to inspire, motivate,
and develop team members at all levels. He/She will possess a take-charge
ability tempered with diplomacy. They need to be hands-on and possess the
insight to anticipate problems and the sophistication to resolve them.
Successful candidates will possess
superior communication and interpersonal skills. He/She will demand of
himself/herself and of others the highest professional standards of personal
and professional integrity. This professional will have an established
network within the region and will continue to develop relationships with
key clients in the following categories:
· Associations
· Media
· Corporate
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*Brand Communications Manager* *Make-A-Wish Foundation of America *
*Phoenix AZ *
Job Description:
This position provides supervision and execution of all writing, editing and
organizational communications projects as assigned by the Director of Brand
Communications. This includes managing the creation and production of
newsletters, brochures, annual reports, intranet site, speeches,
presentations and other communications related materials. Assists with the
development and management of the Foundation’s brand strategy, creates and
maintains systems to provide brand training to national office staff and
chapters, and serves as a brand communications resource to chapters.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or related field, five
years direct experience in the field of communications, public relations,
journalism or marketing, or a combination of relevant experience and
education. Demonstrated strong writing skills, excellent communication,
project management and computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, email
and internet, as well as the ability to handle multiple projects under
deadline pressure and familiarity in working with and promoting a company’s
brand identity, style guide and standards are a necessity.
For immediate consideration, apply online at Submit
resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation of


*Meeting & Event Services Planner * *Ernst & Young*
*Detroit, MI*
This position schedules and plans logistical arrangements for national and
or Area firm meetings. This position may also act as the project manager
for department projects and initiatives. This individual follows firm,
business unit and department policies, guidelines and procedures. This
position will support the Meeting and Event Services mission statement and
will work to promote a winning, team-based culture. This position initiates
and or contributes to Meeting and Event Services best practices that aid the
team in accomplishing our mission and goals.
Effectively, consistently, and seamlessly deliver innovative meetings and
events that add to the success of the meeting's objectives, maximize value
for the firm and optimize the meeting's budget. Work with meeting sponsor to
understand his or her needs and provide value-based solutions as follows:
Participates in teams for initiatives and projects.
Work in collaboration with the Business Development team to ensure overall
planning success.
Conduct site research and make recommendation on meeting location.
Use extensive professional knowledge and skills to negotiate rates and
contract terms to obtain cost savings for the firm. Review contracts to
ensure terms and conditions are acceptable and meet firm guidelines.
Manage staff and or internal clients through attendee registration process.
Prepare and manage initial and final budget for meeting expenses (i.e.,
rooms, food, equipment, outside speakers, etc.)
Prepare and communicate written logistical specifications of meeting to
meeting venue.
Manage all logistical aspects of the meeting and ensure that all contract
points are being met during the meeting. Travel to on-site location as
Oversee arrangements for event production and on-site technology through
Americas Communication and National Technology Support.
Conduct and or review initial audit of hotel and related invoices. Oversee
payment of vendor invoices.
Follow-up on customer satisfaction surveys.
Manage meeting related information in the group meeting tracking system.
Promote a winning, team-based culture.
Initiate and or contribute to Meeting and Event Services best practices that
aid the team in accomplishing our mission and goals.
Work with other team members in Meeting & Event Services as needed.
Minimal risk decision making with little to no supervision.
Using professional expertise and Meeting and Event Services Guidelines and
Procedures, this individual makes recommendations to internal clients
regarding location, budgeting and logistics of Area and national meetings.
This individual may also recommend solutions and partner with a senior
Meeting and Event Services planner regarding specific aspects of a large
National meeting.
Minimal financial responsibility.
Occasional lead planner on meetings and events.
Work on relationship management with direction and supervision.
This individual receives minimal supervision from a senior planner in
Meeting & Event Services.
This individual is responsible for prioritizing his or her daily work and
reporting back progress on assigned responsibilities.
This individual is also responsible for communicating directly with his or
her internal client regarding specific meetings.
To qualify, candidates must have:
bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
approximately 3-5 years of related experience
overtime may be required based on volume of work or scheduling
vacation should be planned in advance and not taken during peak meeting
moderate amount of travel is required
on-site meeting support may required extended hours of work and ability to
move quickly to multiple function locations
Knowledge and Skills Requirements
Must have entry- to mid-level meeting planning skills and experience.
Must be experienced with all Microsoft Office Tools.
Knowledge of meeting industry software, including web registration
Excellent communications skills.
Ongoing attention to detail and strong organizational skills are essential.


Communications Specialist, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner, located in Alexandria, VA is looking for a communications specialist.
Communications Specialist
ASCD has an exciting opportunity for a Communications Specialist. This position analyzes education trends, researches education media, tracks ASCD’s communications efforts, and develops outreach strategies and content to increase ASCD’s visibility and credibility among internal and external audiences. Founded in 1943, ASCD ( is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents more than 170,000 educators.
This position requires:
· a degree in communications or journalism. Two years of demonstrated experience in education policy- or practice-related areas, writing, and/or media relations would be considered in lieu of a degree in journalism or communications.
· experience using technology (i.e. Vocus, Cision) for media tracking, research, and reporting. Ability to analyze and synthesize communications data and make communications recommendations based on education and media trends research and analysis.
· ability to problem-solve and exercise high-level conceptual thinking skills when developing and implementing communications plans, managing the news and media section of ASCD’s Web site, and contributing to ASCD’s internal communications efforts.
· demonstrated and strategic application of social networking tools as part of a comprehensive communications campaign.
· knowledge of education policy and/or practice, as well as strong news and policy-focused writing skills for both print and electronic media.
We offer an expansive selection of benefits including a generous retirement plan, ample paid vacation/sick leave, flexible spending accounts, education assistance, and a comprehensive wellness program.

To express interest, send your resume and cover letter with salary expectation to
Please submit relevant writing samples such as a news release, letter to the editor and opinion-editorial. M/F/V/D


Freelance Journalists, The Urban Theater Magazine

The Urban Theater Magazine is seeking free-lance journalists to develop feature stories on black theater in their communities for publication. Each story should run 500 - 1,000 words and should focus on critical analysis rather than being simply play reviews.
Contact persons to be involved in each story should be theater producers and directors rather than actors, teachers rather than students. We're looking for a backstage or business and theater development perspective in each story rather than a creative perspective. Stories should have holding power beyond the date or time of publication. The UTM needs at least ten (10) committed journalists in different cities who have a self-generated interest in the theater arts of our community (rather than touring companies).
We plan to publish about 10 to 12 stories in our spring and summer editions, and are still looking for queries from writers interested in establishing a productive, on-going relationship with the UTM. For reference see our websites: or
DR 313-871-3333 - (in search box) - david rambeau


Writer-CNN, HLN Morning Express (Atlanta)
Turner Broadcasting - Atlanta, GA
Job Title: Writer-CNN, HLN Morning


Copy Editor - Meredith Corporation
Atlanta, GA
The Copy Editor gathers and enters changes to copy instructions


PR Assistant, Paradigm Talent Agency

Paradigm Talent Agency has an immediate opening for a *PR assistant* to work

in our Corporate Communications department.

He/she will handle all administrative tasks related to the agency's

publicity needs.

Duties include: assisting with participation in award season and charity

events, corporate gifting, client announcements and other projects. Please

send resume to and reference PR.


Membership & Communications Specialist, Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.

*Location: Washington, DC - *Conveniently located in Washington's West End

adjacent to historic Georgetown

*Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. *

About Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.

Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) is a non-profit organization

which was founded in 1974, and today remains committed to saving the hearts

of a diverse America. OUR MISSION Our mission is to champion the

elimination of cardiovascular disparities through education, research and

advocacy. OUR VALUES We believe that good health is the cornerstone of

progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care

accessible and affordable to all in need, dedicated to low....more info

Job Description

The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) has an exciting

opportunity for a Membership & Communications Specialist at its Washington,

DC office. This position is responsible for assisting with the Associations

marketing and promotional needs as well as public relations and

communications. Essential functions include developing membership

strategies, producing the monthly e-Newsletter, preparing special

correspondence, supporting ABC committees, and updating the website.


Marketing Communications

Manages all aspects of ABC eNewsletter including writing, copyediting,

layout, advertising placement, and distribution

Assists with developing marketing campaigns (mail and email) that promote

general advertising initiatives to increase revenues

Collaborates with organizational teams to promote educational programs, and

new products and services to members and prospects.

Works with outside vendor to create sales brochure, distribute mailings and

track sales and distribution of promotional items.

Maintains all sections of the ABC Web site, including posting and removing

content. Works in concert with webmaster to ensure relevant and current


Tags and archives ABCs intellectual capital (i.e. recorded conferences,

articles, reports, white papers, press releases, newsletters, etc.) for

member searching and viewing.

Provides technical and administrative support to ABC Committees.

Other responsibilities as assigned

Develops membership recruitment, retention and reinstatement strategies

Processes membership applications, renewals and expirations; Performs

routine updates, including weekly update to membership database.

Produces committees and membership directories

Manages membership recognition programs; collaborating with various

committees and other volunteers on organizational activities

Creates various financial and performance measurement reports; develops

vendor relationships and corporate partnerships to enhance programs and


Directs arrangements for tradeshows

Continually assesses member perceptions and needs through personal contact,

interviews, evaluations, surveys and other research

Organizes Corporate Roundtable

Member Services

NOTES: Telecommuting is allowed. Local Residents Preferred (No Relo)


Bachelors degree with 3-5 years experience working with a membership

association and/or non-profit.

Excellent oral and written communications skills; aptitude of financial and

data analysis/reporting;

Supervisory experience a plus and the ability to work in teams. Experience

working with volunteer committees.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office including MSWord, Excel, Access, and

PowerPoint. Working knowledge of HTML and basic web and graphic concepts.

Adeptness in membership database software programs a plus.

Ideal candidate will be a creative self-starter with excellent

problem-solving abilities and inherent orientation towards defining

solutions and achieving outcomes. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple

projects simultaneously. Some travel is required.

Email resume to No phone calls, please


*Viral & Social Marketing Coordinator, BCBG Max Azria Group *

*Los Angeles, CA *


Recognized as a global leader of women's contemporary fashion,

BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP continues to grow and diversify. With an

international vision of bon chic, bon genre (French for good

style, good attitude), BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP maintains the highest

standards in creativity, quality and innovation in its product

offering, operations and staff. Start your fashion career by

viewing our jobs and opportunities, and applying for your

future career in a dynamic company environment.

The Group's vast portfolio of over 20 brands encompasses a

retail and wholesale network of more than 13,500 points of sale

in over 45 countries on 5 continents. With more than 10 offices

around the globe, our worldwide team is integral to the

company's successful expansion. We are currently seeking

talented, inspired and forward-thinking individuals to join our

growing workforce of over 10,000 employees. BCBGMAXAZRIA

corporate career opportunities are based out of our Global

Headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Retail opportunities

are available at individual BCBGMAXAZRIA locations worldwide.


* Drive profitable traffic and sales to our network through

viral and social marketing campaigns

* Develop, manage and analyze a full range of online marketing

initiatives including Facebook pages, blogs, sweepstakes and

interactive advertising and promotions

* Write content to generate excitement

* Strategize with digital partners such as Facebook to develop

opportunities for growth and engagement

* Analyze what competitors and other industries are doing and

recommend and implement appropriate marketing strategies

* Work with Database Marketing to create, analyze, and deliver

reporting on metrics to measure the success of online


* Collaborate with Web Operations to create applications for

websites and Facebook pages

* Act as point of contact between company and Generation

college ambassadors

* Implement and administer online sweepstakes including those

on brand websites, and Facebook

* Set up appropriate outlets that encourage the spread of user

generated content

* Manage social media by monitoring videos, photos, comments

and blog posts for brand appropriateness

* Manage Generation*s college ambassador music campaign on the

brand website

* Develop and measure effectiveness of mobile marketing


* Work with a cross-functional team to improve organic search


* Build strong inter-departmental relationships and lead cross

functional teams to support the successful creation and

deployment of these marketing initiatives


* At least 1 year of relevant professional experience

* Social Media Marketing Savvy

* Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple

projects simultaneously

* Must have professional and personal demeanor, ability to

interface with all levels of management

* Possess problem solving skills with attention to detail and


* Must be a highly organized, self-starter with the ability to

multi-task and work effectively under pressure


* BS/BA Preferred




Director, Social Media Services, Jackson Spalding

Social media strategy has become a fundamental part of the communications

business. We are looking for someone to direct, manage and grow our social

media and online media relations services for clients. This will involve:

· Working with the team to develop and implement social media

strategies and initiatives for our clients.

· Managing teams responsible for building relationships and engaging

with communities, online media and key influencers.

· Managing client relationships

· Setting metrics to measure the impact of social media programs and

reporting results to clients.

· Acting as an internal trainer and coaching our account teams on

social media strategy to accelerate our professional devlopment in this


· Networking and raising the profile of the agency among potential


· Helping the firm pitch and win new business that involves robust

social media programming.

· Serving as a public- and client-facing external spokesperson on

social media trends.

Our ideal candidate

· Has experience developing, implementing and measuring successful

social media strategies and tactics for Fortune 500 brands and medium-sized


· Come from an agency background (ideally > 5 years experience),

with experience in packaging and winning new social-media business and

managing client relationships

· Strong experience in media and client relations, professional

services, business-to-

business and business-to-consumer marketing.

· Is an active networker.

· Is personally active in social media.

· Is naturally curious and very social.

· Enjoys a collaborative, team-oriented atmosphere.

· Has an entrepreneurial spirit, and would welcome the challenge of

helping us build a fast-growing segment of our business in a rapidly

changing marketplace.

· Can effectively manage his/her time and that of others.

· Has a B.A. or B.S. degree in public relations, communications,

journalism or related discipline.

How to Apply:

Please forward a resume with details of your relevant experience and details

about your personal social media activity (eg. blogging, tweeting, social

network channels and profiles, forum participation) to


Detroit Public Schools, Communications Office (2 Vacancies)

Detroit Public Schools has two job opening in their communication

office. One is for a Program Supervisor, New Media and Media and the

other position is for a Program Supervisor, New Media and Media, Sports

Information Manager. Both positions seek candidates who must have

experience creating and maintaining social media sites, such as Facebook

and Twitter. For more info and how to apply, click on these two links:

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