Ashley Ann’s Events Seeks Sales and Networking Broker

Sales and Networking Broker

About the Job – Are you a driven sales professional who thrives in a high-energy, fast-paced environment? Are you looking for a new opportunity? Look no further. Is this right for you? If the traits below describe you …

Thrives in a competitive and energetic environment

Wants to work in a uncapped commission environment

Personable

Goal oriented

Wants to grow with a company that is No. 1 in its industry

Ashley Ann’s is a vibrant, growth-oriented, well-financed, publicly traded company with a strong performance-based culture and we are looking to continue to expand our Sales team. This is a unique opportunity to sell the best performing Event Design and Planning company advertising product in the marketplace.

Primary Responsibilities:  Perform a high volume of cold calls (80-100 daily) in order to secure new business and sell services and products to businesses and individuals  Grow revenue base from scratch, by identifying and closing new business without territory restrictions  Provide exemplary customer service/relationship management and consultative selling  Accomplish targeted performance objectives on a consistent basis

Required Skills/Experience:  Possess a high energy, strong desire to achieve top results with a charismatic, positive “can-do” attitude over the phone and in person  Minimum of 1-3 years of experience doing, inside sales, outside sales, telesales, business (B2B) to business sales, face to face sales, retail sales, commercial sales, territory sales, territory development, business development, door to door sales, route sales, advertising sales, online sales, or direct to consumer sales.  Experience as a Sales Account Executive, Sales Executive, Account Manager, Sales Manager, Loan Officer, Personal Banker, Mortgage Officer, Advertising Sales Executive, Sales Associate, Server, Barista, Account Representative, Sales Representative, Account Executive, Restaurant Manager.  1-3 years of lead generation experience, 3-5 years experience preferred  Experience in a short sell cycle required, with one call close experience preferred  Online advertising sales background is a plus  Highly proficient in Microsoft Office and Windows based applications

Email Cover Letter and Resume to : MyEvent@AshleyAnnsEvents.com Subject Line: Sales & Networking Broker

Interviews will be conducted once applications are processed. Ashley Ann’s Event Planning Service
9871 Brockington Road/ STE #5 / Sherwood, AR 72120

Ashley Ann’s Seeks Interns for Social Media, Marketing, Event Planning & Coordination, and Floral Design

Ashley Ann’s is a full service event planning and design company. We also operate a floral company and gift shop. We have been voted the number 1 event planning company for 3 consecutive years and best event designer 2 years consecutively. We provide full service planning, event draping, logistics, event production, design, home staging, local delivers, and gifts.

Ashley Ann’s provides three intern programs throughout the year for college and graduate students. We are looking for self-motivated, passionate, persistent, integrity-filled, and goal-oriented individuals who seek to be successful. Interns are responsible for learning the ins and outs of running a successful business and the “not so glamorous” portion of events and retail industry. Interns will also be responsible for communicating with clients and providing phenomenal services and experiences to clients and vendors. Creativity and the ability to react quickly and appropriately are a must. This is a fast-paced industry and things change rapidly and regularly.

Through interning with Ashley Ann’s interns will gain experience and insight into the day-to-day workings of event and wedding planning. Interns will play a crucial role in helping to grow the organization. We strive to create a fun work atmosphere that encourages unique thought and concepts. All internships are part-time, unpaid, and based out of Ashley Ann’s Event Planning Service in Sherwood, AR. Students are allowed to work in exchange for academic hours.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE Ashley Ann’s has three internship positions available for the following: Summer interns will begin work at Ashley Ann’s the last week in May and conclude the first week of August. Daily hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12pm to 4pm. If you are working with the event team you will work on Saturdays, and hours will vary from 7am-12am & if the team travels to an event. Travel expenses will be the responsibility of Ashley Ann’s, not the intern. These internships would be ideal for students majoring in business, marketing, hospitality, PR, communication, and retail development majors. We are looking for interns that are willing to take initiative, be creative in completing tasks, and have the physical endurance to participate in setups. Hours are flexible. Interns will need to have reliable transportation to work. Mileage will be paid in some instances if travel is required.

Internships available: Social Media & Marketing: The social media assistant serves to assist with implementation of savvy social media strategy, develop brand awareness, generate increased interest with experience and passion for content strategy, blogging, community participation, social media outlets, and trends. An emphasis will be placed on continuously learning the latest trends in the market. Event Planning and Coordination: The Event Planning and Design assistant will work in all aspects of planning and coordinating events, from hosting parties, working on mockups, creating floor plans, researching information and options for clients, working with the logistics time, finding vendors, networking events, generating new business, running rehearsals, creating schedules for weddings and events. Florist Design and Gift Shop: Floral Design assistant will assist in all things related to flowers and running a shop. Floral experience and a design background is a plus, but not required. This assistant will work on events, local floral delivery, organizing the shop, reconciling records, preparing flower orders, coming up with new marketing ideas, promotional events, and some physical activity such as zoning, flower prep, etc.

How to Apply: Email Cover Letter and Resume to : MyEvent@AshleyAnnsEvents.com Subject Line: Summer Internship Internship Interviews will be conducted once applications are processed.

Ashley Ann’s Event Planning Service, 9871 Brockington Road/ STE #5 / Sherwood, AR 72120

Sells Agency Seeks Copywriter

LR Ad Agency seeks copywriter, preferably with 2 to 3 years of experience. Position would include writing for all media; proofing and concepting with art directors on advertising campaigns. Excellent writing skills a must, as is the ability to be witty, brief and creative.

For info, e-mail mark@sellsagency.com.

Job Opportunities – 04/13/14

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE II

GS Marketing / Little Rock

Job ID:  326

Summary:  The Account Executive II, under the leadership of the Regional Sales Manager, is responsible for planning and executing a sales-led, growth strategy within assigned sales territory. Account Executives at GS Marketing are responsible for growing the number and size of accounts by selling an industry-leading suite of automotive marketing products primarily to Toyota based clients. Products span digital, mobile and traditional marketing channels.

Description:  The GS Marketing Account Executive is primarily responsible for growing the assigned sales territory. It is important that candidates fit the GS Marketing structure of consultative selling – putting the needs of our clients first and designing automotive marketing campaigns that will drive the highest impact on their business.  Account Executive II will suggest and formulate program upgrades and enhancements; when approved, convey/sell/implement them to clients. Service In addition, conducts overview and one-on-one meetings with clients to encourage full utilization of direct marketing programs. Aggressively pursue and forward competitive information to GSM management.  The Account Executive II will vigorously sell and support GS Marketing programs to exceed strategic goals while strengthening dealer relationships (including other OEM). In addition to selling and supporting products and services, the Account Executive II will assist in strengthening the relationship between GS Marketing and the Toyota regional management.  The ideal Account Executive II is a dedicated and goal-oriented self-starter interested in growth opportunities and managing a sales territory much like their own business. Culturally, GS Marketing is looking for exceptional people who understand the importance of hard work, team work and treating your clients and coworkers like family.

Requirements:   Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; plus seven years related experience and/or training.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://www1.apply2jobs.com/friedkin/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=326&CurrentPage=1

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ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Henderson State University / Arkadelphia

Closing:  May 1

Summary:  Henderson State University, an NCAA Division II member of the Great American Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs.

Description: The Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs will be responsible for revenue generation through the management and growth of the corporate sponsorship program, creation and implementation of game day promotions, writing of game day scripts to ensure sponsor fulfillment, supervision of athletic marketing interns, creation and direction of a kids club and student support group, coordination of community engagement efforts for the athletic program, coordination of special events geared towards revenue generation and oversight of university licensing. The position will also assist in coordinating the Reddie Club Annual Fund Drive and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. This position will require work outside of regular business hours including evenings and weekend. This position will require travel. The successful applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is acceptable to the university.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree is required as well as two years of experience in athletic corporate marketing/promotions with proven success in corporate sponsorship sales and sponsor implementation. Applicants must possess a tremendous work ethic, positive personality, strong computer skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

To Apply, or for more information:  Submit letter of application (addressed to Shawn Jones, Director of Athletics), resume, three references, and work samples. Send application materials to:

Angie Bradshaw

Henderson State University

Box 7630

Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

bradsha@hsu.edu<mailto:bradsha@hsu.edu>

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CERTIFICATION & PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

American Case Management Association / Little Rock

Summary:  Rapidly growing American Case Management Association (www.acmaweb.org) seeks an Assistant Director of certification to manage the development and enhancement of new and existing certifications and influence industry practice standards through education and tool development.  The Director of Certification is responsible for the day to day operations of certification processes, distribution of products/services, influences national and regional educational offerings and oversees some product/tool development.

Description: Influences ACMA Standards of Practice and Scope of Service to best reflect industry standards.  Researches industry developments and develops long-term certification strategy to ensure future viability.  Ensures accreditation of certification via compliance with required standards.  Manages contracted testing services company and ensures quality of services provided.  Improves/ ensures the overall effectiveness and quality for all testing services.  Responsible for continuing education requirements and renewal process.  Oversees certification appeals and facilitates the review and decision process.  Works closely with panels of experts and other stakeholders to ensure certification content reflects current industry standards.  Collaborates with communications and marketing to effectively promote the benefits of certification to ACMA members.  Develops and oversees execution of any fundraising programs earmarked for future initiatives.  Researches and identifies relevant topics and speakers that reinforce and expand on the value of certification to ACMA members at conferences.  Manages the Certification annual budget including revenue and expense oversight.  Responsible for achieving yearly candidate testing, retention and budgetary goals.

Requirements:  Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required. Five years’ certifications, instructional design, or testing experience a must.  Orientation toward valid and reliable research and investigation regarding the validity and reliability of the assessment and certification program.  Experience in assessment development and maintenance including practice analysis, content development, item development, statistical analysis and standard setting highly desirable.  Knowledge of instructional/curriculum design and relevant content and test development.  Understanding of modern adult learning practices, principles, and theories.  Excellent verbal communication skills.  Extraordinary attention to detail.  Project management skills a plus.  Analytical & assessment skills; ability to interpret large amounts of data and information to create and execute workable solutions.  Planning & organization skills; ability to think ahead & conceptualize and plan.

Preferred:  RN or MSW strongly preferred.  Case management experience strongly preferred.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.acmaweb.org/careerlink/job_details.aspx?jID=3735

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ASSISTANT SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR

Hendrix College / Conway

Summary:  Hendrix College invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Sports Information Director.

Description:  The Assistant Sports Information Director will serve as the primary contact of select sports assigned by Sports Information Director.  Responsibilities include but not limited to assist in the maintenance of all statistics and records; managing press table and statistical coverage of home and special events, media relations; photography, video editing and supervising student labor. In addition, this position will assist in the layout and production of recruiting/media brochures; daily maintenance and updating as needed of the department’s web site and directing social media outlets.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree required.  The candidate must demonstrate strong communication, organizational and exhibit strong writing skills and must be able to work effectively with staff, faculty, and other members of the College community.  The candidate must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed to cover home sporting events and activities.  The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of Stat crew, Adobe software (Photoshop, In Design, etc.), web site editing and video editing is a plus.

To Apply, or for more information:  Send a letter of application, resume and the names of at least three professional and/or academic references to:

Assistant Sports Information Director Search

Hendrix College

1600 Washington Avenue

Conway, AR, 72032

hr@hendrix.edu<mailto:hr@hendrix.edu>

E-mail submissions are encouraged.

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DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

WorkMatters / Rogers

Closing:  May 16

Summary:  The Development Director is responsible for the creation and coordination of a comprehensive program to grow WorkMatters’ funding to the next level. This leader will be a strong fit with our culture, values and team. They will have passion for our mission. He or she will build strong relationships with individuals, companies, foundations and other organizations. He or she will have influence on our messaging and marketing. This leader will be an integral part of something special.  WorkMatters was founded in 2003 as a non-profit 501c3 marketplace ministry focused on closing the gap between Christian faith and work.

Description:  Develop and implement a comprehensive annual development plan that supports the organizations strategy and financial needs. Measurable goals will include major gifts, corporate sponsors, individual support, monthly support, selling available resources, special events, foundation grants and planned giving.  Develop and nurture personal relationships required to deliver major gifts, corporate sponsors, individual support, monthly support, foundation grants and planned giving.  Maximize event revenue. Partner with Events Manager on existing Events – Leadercast and FUSE. This position is responsible for all sponsor sales and management, and maximizing ticket sales.  Work closely with President on Board of Directors personal and corporate giving, as well as developing and supporting their fundraising plans.  Work with WorkMatters staff to grow income from specific ministry resources.  Create and implement Foundation Grant programs. Determine appropriate targets, develop relationships, complete (or outsource) grant writing and management process.  Manage all donor communication. Ensure processes and systems are in place for timely, accurate and grateful communications.  Partner with Marketing Communications Manager to deliver needed donor digital and printed communications via website, newsletters, emails, social media, brochures and letters. Reach new audiences and build community awareness.  Manage all donor information. Ensure accurate data, reporting and auditing. Develop and maintain donor and prospect information systems. Provide counsel and reports to the President to evaluate the effectiveness of programs.  Learn and grow development ideas, techniques and programs that can improve overall financial and relational performance.

Requirements:  Bachelors’ degree required. Experience in non-profit fundraising, relational selling, marketing, communications, data and systems.

To Apply, or for more information:  Submit cover letter, resume and references to:

David Roth, President

droth@workmatters.org<mailto:droth@workmatters.org>

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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING / PHYSICIAN LIAISON

Arkansas Heart Hospital / Little Rock

Summary:  Arkansas Heart Hospital is looking for an energetic, creative professional to work with our President/CEO in a dual role of Marketing Director and Physician Liaison.   The successful candidate will have a competitive spirit with a passion for success, exhibiting superior customer service and professionalism in all interactions.

Description:  The Marketing Director function develops and implements strategies to increase volume to the Heart Hospital through a variety of marketing and advertising efforts.  Focuses on strategies that include maximizing customer satisfaction, developing and enhancing relationships, developing appropriate marketing strategies and marketing elements, including internal and external marketing/advertising programs.   The Physician Liaison function serves to strengthen hospital-physician relationships and increase patient referrals/admissions for the hospital by developing and maintaining relationships with physician practices and office staff. By instituting a dual customer service and marketing approach, the Physician Liaison helps to boost referring physician satisfaction and loyalty and maintain profitable hospital-physician relations within a specific geographical region. This  includes, but is not limited to, promoting the hospital to a variety of physician populations, conducting physician sales calls, developing and implementing strategies to enhance communications with physicians and other health care providers and increase volume for the hospital, conducting market assessments, analyzing physician needs and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Requirements:  Bachelor degree in field of marketing, management, sales or a medical field is required. Other degree programs may be considered with directly related work experience.   Minimum of two years of professional work experience required. Advertising or medical related sales experience is strongly preferred.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=8901601&t=1

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DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (part-time)

March of Dimes / Little Rock

Job ID:  2074

Summary: The State Director of Operations will provide daily and routine planning and management of chapter accounting and budgeting processes, purchasing, office management, HR administration, operational event activities, contractual activities, and information technology functions required to support the chapter and division offices.  This person will work in tandem as the state level bookkeeper with regional and national accounting/finance representatives. The State Director of Operations will provide operational leadership and accurate financial reporting to the chapter and divisions by supporting the Chapter Management Team and Initiatives.

Description: Manage daily accounting and operational functions of the chapter. This includes revenue entry, coding and due diligence procedures with documentation efforts. Ensure that the chapter’s monthly financial reporting measures are current and accurate and that accounts are reconciled.  Prepare financial reports, conduct financial analysis, and provide regular reporting to chapter constituents.   Manage and provide training to staff on all MOD-specific databases such as (CRM and FRED.)  Responsible for general Human Resources functions including managing applicant tracking system, new hire processes, benefits administration, and performance processes.  Recruit, select, orient, and train employees in order to maintain staff to meet operations objectives.  Recruit and develop volunteers, identify candidates for volunteer roles to assist with operations and event support activities.  Develop a pool of qualified volunteers to assist as required to ensure the successful execution of all administrative tasks including reception, preparation of materials for events and mailings.  Provide leadership to all operational functions related to events. Develop processes and procedures to create optimal chapter performance.  Provide chapter level support for internal and external customers/constituents.  Assist State Director with operational and special projects as assigned.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;  CPA or accounting degree is not required.  Three-to-five (3-5) years job related experience desired.  Experience in Operations and Office Management: including HR process management, bookkeeping, accounting/financial procedures, budgeting processes and audit preparation.

To Apply, or for more information:  Search by Job ID 2074 at:

http://www.marchofdimes.com/careers/job-search.aspx

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DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

Summary:  The University of Arkansas Department of Athletics is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Student-Athlete Development. This position reports directly to the Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services and is a member of the Office of Student-Athlete Success Leadership Team. This position will implement and conduct life skills programming that will enhance the total development of the individual academically, athletically, socially, and personally, with an emphasis on enlisting the support of and participation by coaches, athletics department staff, and staff from Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes.

Description:  Oversight of the Student Athlete Development Program for the Department of Athletics within the guidelines of the NCAA, Southeastern Conference and the University of Arkansas. Serve as a member of the Office of Student-Athlete Success Leadership Team.  Serve as Advisor for the
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.  Serve on the Athletic Department Performance Team.  Attend weekly RAZORCAT meetings with other units in the Division of Student Affairs to collaborate and provide information to our student-athletes regarding resources, student organizations, and other activities available on campus.  Oversee the Razorback Leadership Academy.  Attend annual Student Athlete Affairs Education and Training Symposium.  Conduct a needs assessment to determine critical issues from the student-athlete perspective.  Coordinate student-athlete exit interviews.  Manage department-wide drug testing procedures and serve as primary contact for Drug Free Sport.  Coordinate Drug and Alcohol Education and Counseling for student-athletes.  Provide direction for the Student-Athlete Career Development Office.  Assist with the coordination and development of community service projects for student-athletes.  Coordinate outside speakers to make presentations based on needs of the student-athletes.  Coordinate and plan the Welcome Back Student-Athlete Picnic.  Assist with coordinating and planning of National Student-Athlete Day.  Maintain knowledge of the mission, goals, and objectives of Career Development Office, the Division of Student Affairs, the Athletics Department, and the University of Arkansas.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field.  Minimum of two years relevant work experience that includes working in a Division 1 Athletic related position.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uark.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=165768

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DIVISION DIRECTOR

March of Dimes / Little Rock

Job ID:  2080

Summary:  Organize and manage all activities in the division including program projects, fundraising, committee and board functions, communication efforts and community services within the division area of the chapter.

Description:  Plan and execute fundraising activities including four March for Babies Awareness Walks, one Signature Chef Auction Gala and two Jail & Bails. The delegation of duties for these events is split amongst the Division Team but the successful execution and financial achievement is the responsibility of the Division Director.  Recruit, orient, train and develop volunteers and staff in fundraising, program, administrative and division activities.  Recruit and train division Board volunteers; develop and manage Boards to achieve personal goals set forth.  Manage division committees to achieve objectives and financial goals.  Control and maintain accounting records of the division.  Accept fiscal responsibility of budget attainment and expense approval processes. Manage division expenses.  Provide organization visibility through public relations and promotional efforts.  Develop and effectively implement community service and educational programs.  Manage and maintain all divisional records.  Secure sponsorship base for fundraising events in addition to building a strong pipeline of contacts for future leadership and sponsorship opportunities.  Manage division office and all activities, including recruitment and staff assignments.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.  Minimum three-to-five (3-5) years of fundraising, business to business development, budgeting, sales, marketing, and event planning experience.  Demonstrated volunteer recruitment and development experience.  Supervisory management experience necessary – preferably in a goal achievement setting such as sales, development and fundraising.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong interpersonal relationship building history.  Demonstrated leadership, organization, team building, problem solving, planning, and implementation skills.  Good computer skills, especially Microsoft suite in addition to aptitude to learn resource management software and reporting practices.  Must be flexible with work schedule, as many events and meetings do occur after hours and on weekends. In addition to the willingness to day travel approximately 20% of time and the occasional out of state training (approximately 1-2 times per year.)  Must successfully complete a credit and criminal background check.

To Apply, or for more information:  Search by Job ID 2080 at:

http://www.marchofdimes.com/careers/job-search.aspx

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling / Little Rock

Summary:  The Counseling Board Director is responsible to the Board of Examiners in Counseling (BOEC) for overseeing all functions of the Board. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Arkansas Code Annotated §17-270101 et seq, and Agency 0228 Rules and policies. The Director organizes and administers all aspects of the BOEC generic and specialty licensure programs including, but not restricted to, the areas listed under principal responsibilities listed below.

Description:  Hires office staff, provides general supervision of the work of a subordinate professional, para-professional and administrative support staff engaged in any office activities by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed and evaluating employee performance.  Monitors budgets and expenditures, provides approvals for transactions based on available budget and sponsoring agency restrictions, and monitors internal controls, procedures and compliance issues for grants and/or contracts. Reports regularly to Board as per
Risk Management Plan.  Analyzes, interprets and disseminates information related to legal issues received from various federal, state, local and private agencies or citizens including period of performance, allowable cost items, payment terms, and other restrictions. Works as liaison for Agency with the Attorney General’s office for complaints and other legal matters.  Establishes and maintains general ledgers on agency operations, calculates and allocates funds for new and existing accounts or projects, develops forms and documents for special accounts, reviews posted entries to general ledgers and subsidiary accounts, balances accounts periodically, and closes books as required by AASIS.  Prepares spreadsheets and database files from automated information systems, monitors purchasing procedures of agency personnel, determines account responsibility for payment of expenditures, instructs new employees on purchasing and travel procedures and interacts with Board, State Budget personnel and AASIS to develop new accounting procedures as needed to meet state laws.  Reviews, analyzes and prepares reports designed to reflect aspects of the Agency fiscal status and prepares special and periodic reports for use in planning by the Board.  Compiles budgetary reports for fiscal requirements to Budget, Legislative Council, AASIS and Board. Meets with state personnel to discuss budgetary reports and provides advice on budgetary guidelines or other financial reporting matters: analyzes and reviews compiled data of Agency accounts for accuracy of posted entries and advises Board on organization policies related to financial or budgetary reporting requirements.  Provides technical assistance to Board, staff and the general public by providing information on regulations and procedures governing Board practices and programs that Rules that comply with governmental regulations.  Performs other duties as assigned by Board.

Requirements:   Doctorate degree in Counselor Education or Marriage and Family Therapy. Five years of experience in education, counseling, and/or management fields.  Two years of public relations experience.  Excellent written and verbal communications skills.  Excellent management skills.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://abec.arkansas.gov/Resources/Documents/application%20form_20140321113754.pdf

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MARKETING SPECIALIST

Shippers Products (ITW) / Sheridan

Summary:  Shippers Products, the industry leader in load securement and damage prevention, seeks to hire a Marketing Specialist for its Sheridan, AR office. This fortune 250 corporation subsidiary has a track record of solid growth and an excellent reputation for customer service.  Experience in packaging or another manufacturing industry is preferred, but we will consider exceptional entry level candidates.  The Marketing Specialist position has growth opportunity within the business unit and the corporation.

Description:  Manage market development program, utilizing multiple research resources to identify key markets, target accounts, contacts, competition, and potential sales volume.  Coordinate participation in trade shows, industry symposiums, etc.  Develop and manage sales promotion and media programs to include the company website, advertising literature, photos, social media, eMarketing, etc.  Develop and execute sustainable brand recognition & differentiation strategies.  Analyze sales data, reporting on trends and exceptions, assist with forecasting.  Assist sales team as needed with development of presentations and other tools.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in business or marketing is required; MBA is preferred.  Two-to-five (2-5) years industry experience is preferred.  Excellent Microsoft Excel skills.  Excellent PowerPoint skills.  Strong knowledge of tools such as Adobe Pro, Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, etc.  Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal and organizational skills.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.jobs.net/jobs/itw/en-us/job/United-States/Marketing-Specialist/JHR6MC694X52287H894/?IPath=TNJOBLPIP&RecRank=1

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MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art / Bentonville

Summary:  The Media Relations Manager is responsible for moderating strategic communications between the organization and its various audiences including media outlets (such as newspapers, radio broadcasts, television stations, and more) as well as social media. Based on strategic priorities for Crystal Bridges and each department within the Museum, the Media Relations Manager collaborates on media relations strategies, creates appropriate messages for internal and external audiences and initiates or oversees implementation. The Media Relations Manager works in collaboration with administrators, staff, and volunteers, and reports directly to the Director of Communications.

Description:  Coordinate message platforms and communication channel strategies for internal, external, and online audiences with the Director of Communications.  Implement public information programs to generate understanding of and support for the mission and values of the Museum.  Articulate key Museum issues and positions in a range of communication channels.  Maintain proactive communication with colleagues and manage multiple projects on deadline.  Manage work with public relations agencies, as appropriate.  Work collaboratively with Museum Relations leadership and department managers to deliver excellent service to the Museum staff, members, and guests.  Creation of, and contribution to, strategic and tactical work plans.   Media Relations Management – In conjunction with key stakeholders, develop media relations plans in support of the Museums strategic goals and departmental objectives.  Generate high visibility in local, state, regional, and national media for the Museum overall, as well as its programs, services, and facilities.  Develop and build relationships with reporters and media outlets.  Employ solid media pitching abilities and excellent client management and communication skills to ensure timely responses to inquiries from media, including collecting relevant information, identifying appropriate spokespersons, securing clearances as necessary, and preparing messaging as appropriate.  Act as media relations liaison during press previews and visits.  Manage on-the-ground logistics and provide advance staffing at media events and presentations. Brief speakers on audience, venue logistics, tone, and delivery style.  Monitor media outlets to stay current on venues and opportunities.  Monitor, measure, and report the impact of media relations efforts, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns.  Social Media Management – In conjunction with key stakeholders, develop social media communications plans in support of the Museums strategic goals and departmental objectives.  Monitor the online environment and make recommendations on social media platforms where the Museum should have a presence.  Manage the Museums presence in social networking sites, engaging in dialogues and answering questions as appropriate.  Manage the Museums reputation on online venues, and implement systems to ensure online efforts reflect museums mission/goals.  Build an active, engaged audience of advocates for the Museum.  Monitor trends in social media tools to stay abreast of emerging platforms, channels, and technologies.  Monitor, measure, and report the impact of social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns.

Requirements:  Bachelors degree from an accredited institution of higher education; academic training and/or specific work experience in public relations, marketing, or communications.  Five
years of experience in public relations or related field. Work experience in at least two of the following areas: media relations, strategic planning, marketing, journalism or related field.  Demonstrated experience using the Internet as a public relations tool.  Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with national and local media  preferred.  Ability to write and be effective in fast-paced working environments with absolute deadlines.  Ability to assess and synthesize media landscape for issues and opportunities to inform media planning, pacing and promotion.  Superb writing and editing skills and a strong sense of narrative and story-telling.  Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate in a clear and persuasive manner.  A confident communications professional with a good sense of judgment.  Ability to understand and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.  Highest ethics as they relate to all aspects of museum practices.  A high level of professional integrity and the ability to handle sensitive issues and situations with discretion.  Knowledge of museum operations, the arts industry, and arts marketing is a plus.  Belief in the Museum as a cause for social good and a positive, dynamic force for economic development.  Supervisory experience preferred.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://crystalbridges.org/about/careers-internships/srjob/61689779

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MUSEUM MANAGER

Arkansas Military Department / Little Rock

Position Number:  22088941

Salary:  $37,332 – $62,616

Closing:  April 22

Summary:  The Museum Manager is responsible for developing museum/archival conservation programs and overall museum management. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Description:  Performs in-depth examination of artifacts, documents, and materials to determine structure and cosmetic needs. Researches museum records, books, photographs, and documents to identify condition and determines treatment and methods of restoration. Cleans, repairs, and restores artifacts, distinguishing reproduced/rebuilt portions from original material. Determines products to be used for cleaning. Tests for environmental changes, restores artifacts, identifies retailers, and requisitions products. Plans and develops mission, goals, and objectives for the administration of museum programs and develops policies and procedures for museums and historic sites. Conducts workshops for museum personnel on all topics of museum management and responds to questions regarding professional and technical museum issues. Assesses museum artifacts to determine appropriate conservation measures and orders laboratory supplies for use in determining the condition of artifacts, materials, and documents. Provides consultation and teaching services to private, public, and associate agencies/institutions regarding artifact and material conservation. Conducts public relations activities to further the relationship with other museums. May supervise a professional and administrative support staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, approving leave, making work assignments, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, art history, or a related field; plus three years of experience involving museum or archival conservation or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=3da6fe7d3d4acaa06b568f63cb372f7e&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=43&jobid=67072

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NEWS PRODUCER

KATV 7 / Little Rock

Description:  Produces lineup and layout of assigned newscast. Responsible for format, organization, coordination with other departments, news writing, and distribution of final scripts.

Requirements:  Formal education equivalent of a B.S. degree in Journalism or related field. Related experience will be evaluated by department management and may be substituted on the basis of one year of experience equals one year of education. Two years of news producing experience in a television newsroom preferred. Knowledge of journalistic standards as they relate to on-air presentation of news stories. Ability to establish and work within program format. Ability to make quick and appropriate decisions. Ability to gain cooperation. Accurate and comprehensive writing skills. Good communication skills. Typing skills (speed not critical.)

To Apply, or for more information:  All KATV applicants are required to fill out an application (http://www.katv.com/link/452232/katv-employment-application.)  Complete and submit with resume to:

Human Resources

KATV-TV

PO Box 77

Little Rock, AR 72203

hr@katv.com<mailto:hr@katv.com>

Please no telephone inquires.

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Center for Community Engagement

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

Summary:  The Program Coordinator for Community Engagement serve as the primary advisor to mentoring/tutoring programs of the Volunteer Action Center for Community Engagement which include Dream B.I.G. Believing in Girls and VAC Literary Program.

Description:  In conjunction with the Director for Community Engagement, coordinate the on going development of Dre
am B.I.G. Believing in Girls Mentoring Program. Assist with outreach activities including classroom, community, and professional association presentations; Supervise student internships; effectively represent the Center for Community Engagement and Student Affairs within the institution; Serve on institutional, community, and professional association committees. Maintain a knowledge base concerning current national and global trends and developments within areas of responsibility.  Assess effectiveness in achieving departmental, divisional and institutional goals. Strive to constantly improve standards in co-curricular programs and to increase quantity and quality of student input in student affairs. Prepare an annual report in accordance with established guidelines.  Serve as the primary advisor to the Volunteer Action Center Literacy Program. Develop relationships with local school administration. Oversee the recruitment, selection and approval of volunteers for program. Continue to develop partnerships across the institution to enhance the literacy training for student volunteers. Create an assessment for the student volunteers in the program. Assist in the development and administration of budgets for Pantry program, VAC Literacy and the volunteer.uark.edu programs.  Keep supervisor informed about sensitive matters in areas of responsibility. Perform such other tasks as may be assigned by supervisor.   Work includes occasional travel and working frequent weekend and evening hours.

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a major in sociology, public administration, or related field; plus two years of experience in program administration or related area.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uark.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=165836

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PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST

Communications & Marketing

Arkansas Department of Health / Little Rock

Position Number:  221058

Salary:  $30,713 – $52,167

Closing:  April 16

Summary:  The Public Information Specialist is responsible for public relation activities related to the operation of a state agency or institution of higher education. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy

Description:  Plans and prepares promotional publications by gathering information for releases, selecting articles, format, design, and layout, sending publications to printer, proofreading copy, and arranging for distribution. Coordinates media coverage of events by issuing invitations, entertaining and accommodating media personnel, preparing press guides
, and making facility arrangements. Arranges conferences and special events by making facility arrangements, serving as host to visitors, coordinating speakers and agenda, and working with convention personnel. Conducts interviews with individuals to gather information for news articles and stories. Researches past publications and records to obtain pertinent information about subjects of articles and stories. Disseminates news releases to newspapers, radio, and television media. Responds to requests for information by speaking at special events, making public appearances, and providing handouts and brochures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a major in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field; plus one year of experience in public relations or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=3da6fe7d3d4acaa06b568f63cb372f7e&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=3664&jobid=67110

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PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST

Arkansas Tech University / Ozark

Position Number:  810101

Salary:  $30,713 – $52,167

Closing:  April 14

Summary:  The Public Information Specialist is responsible for public relation activities related to the operation of a state agency or institution of higher education. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy

Description:  Plans and prepares promotional publications by gathering information for releases, selecting articles, format, design, and layout, sending publications to printer, proofreading copy, and arranging for distribution. Coordinates media coverage of events by issuing invitations, entertaining and accommodating media personnel, preparing press guides, and making facility arrangements. Arranges conferences and special events by making facility arrangements, serving as host to visitors, coordinating speakers and agenda, and working with convention personnel. Conducts interviews with individuals to gather information for news articles and stories. Researches past publications and records to obtain pertinent information about subjects of articles and stories. Disseminates news releases to newspapers, radio, and television media. Responds to requests for information by speaking at special events, making public appearances, and providing handouts and brochures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a major in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field; plus one year of experience in public relations or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

To Apply, or for more information:
https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=3da6fe7d3d4acaa06b568f63cb372f7e&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=1039&jobid=67080

Nationally-Renowned African American Artist Debuts Exhibit at Hearne Fine Art

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Free Guided Tours of From a Whisper to a Conversation to a Shout Available by the Artist

WHO:                         Lawrence Finney and Hearne Fine Art

WHAT:                       From a Whisper to a Conversation to a Shout: Visual Interpretations Through a Biblical/Christian Prism

                                 Charcoal, Wood Assemblage & Oil 

WHEN:                       Guided tours by the author are available:

                                    – 3:30-6:30 p.m., Friday, April, 11

                                    – 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Saturday, April 12

                                    – 1-5 p.m., Sunday, April 13

                                     Tours are FREE, but reservations are required.

 WHERE:                     Hearne Fine Art, 1001 Wright Avenue, Suite C, Little Rock, Arkansas 72206, 501-372-6822

                                    http://www.hearnefineart.com

 ADDITIONAL EVENTS:   Little Rock’s Hearne Fine Art will welcome nationally-known African American artist Lawrence Finney to the gallery at 1:30 p.m. for a Matinee Reception and 5:30 p.m. Reception as part of downtown’s   2nd Friday Art Night at 1001 Wright Avenue, Suite C this Friday, April 11.

ImageThe Resurrection from the Tomb, Lawrence Finney

From a Whisper to a Conversation to a Shout is an art revival of Lawrence’s visual interpretations through a biblical/Christian prism. Finney developed this show specifically for Hearne Fine Art so it will be the first viewing in the country.

The exhibit utilizes a variety of stylistic influences and a balance of artistic mediums (primarily graphite pencil, charcoal, oil paint and wood assemblage) and disciplines to express the artist’s message. It has been written that Lawrence Finney’s work gives the viewer an up-close glimpse of everyday men and women at the cusps of spiritual or emotional awakening:

“My present work is more focused on spiritual meaning centered on our Christian faith,” Finney said. “I am utilizing a style more reflective of the observed natural world, light still an important element in the work, my goal being to reflect God’s presence in the ordinary and everyday things of the natural world.  The works are intended to preach, as some are didactic, incorporating text and some are metaphorical, to be viewed through the Biblical/Christian prism.

“I concentrated on subject matter of people from the streets of urban cities, rural life in the South and vaguely surreal settings,” Finney continued. “For heightened impact, I practiced expressive distortion of my figures, described as monumentally robust and of titanic strength, contrasted with gentle disposition and setting.”

Finney will give 45-minute guided tours of From a Whisper to a Conversation to a Shout from:

- 3:30-6:30 p.m., Friday, April, 11

- 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Saturday, April 12

- 1-5 p.m., Sunday, April 13

Tours are free, but reservations must be made in advance. To reserve a spot on one of the tours or for more information about the exhibit, contact Garbo Hearne at Hearne Fine Art at 501-372-6822. To see more of Lawrence Finney’s work, visit http://www.hearnefineart.com.

About Hearne Fine Art

In 1988, Archie and Garbo Hearne combined their passion for African American culture and history with their entrepreneurial spirit to open Pyramid Gallery. In January 1989, Pyramid Gallery relocated from a 600 square foot storefront to a much larger venue in the Madison Guaranty Bank Building on Little Rock’s Main Street. Over the next eight years, Pyramid Gallery and Books served as a community space: hosting book signings, art exhibitions and demonstrations, and other cultural and community enrichment programs. In 1997, nine years after establishing Pyramid Gallery and Books as the premiere place for art by Americans of African descent in Arkansas, Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing/Hearne Fine Art was established when the owners had the unique opportunity to design a completely new space within the Museum Center in the River Market District. Hearne Fine Art was added to focus on original African American art. In 2010, Hearne Family Practice and Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing/Hearne Fine Art opened its doors at 1001 Wright Avenue in the historic Dunbar neighborhood.

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF ARKANSAS Seeks DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

ImageThe American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas (ACLU of Arkansas) seeks a dynamic, experienced, full-time fundraiser to lead and significantly expand a philanthropy program, which emphasizes major gifts fundraising. Founded in 1969, the ACLU of Arkansas is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization which uses legal, legislative and public education approaches to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional issues including individual rights and freedoms, including free speech, racial justice, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, and more. The ACLU of Arkansas is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights.

The ACLU of Arkansas is located in Little Rock and has a staff of 3 people. It has 3500 members across the state.  Little Rock is a very livable small city, which is growing in diversity all the time. There are many good and diverse restaurants, art museums and galleries, a symphony orchestra, cultural events, and it attracts well-known musical acts. Arkansas is known as the Natural State, and contains many parks and recreational areas for hiking, canoeing, and other outdoor activities. It is easy for most people to own their own homes and the commute to the office, which has free parking, will probably not exceed 30 minutes. To learn more about the work of the ACLU and the civil liberties principles we uphold, please visit www.acluarkansas.org and http://www.aclu.org.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Development Director, a senior management position reporting to the Executive Director, develops and oversees programs to raise funds for the ACLU and strengthen the organization’s relationships with its supporters. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Development Director is responsible for planning, supervising and executing the affiliate’s major gifts program and developing complementary fundraising and donor cultivation strategies. The Development Director provides leadership to the staff and the Board of Directors to reach our annual and long-range goals. The affiliate has recently expanded its agenda to enhance statewide presence and increase impact litigation throughout Arkansas, and is looking to dramatically increase its resources to be able to sustain this growth. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to build a major gifts program for the premier civil liberties organization in Arkansas from the ground up to create a more vibrant and effective statewide organization.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Major Gifts: Responsible for developing and leading a comprehensive annual work plan that focuses on major gifts and includes specific fund raising goals and targets for proposals, appeals and campaigns. Expand our major donor pool and begin to cultivate gifts of $5,000, $10,000 and more. Using our donor/member database and other means, identify and qualify major donor prospects and facilitate face-to-face solicitations for the Executive Director and select lay leaders, as well as make direct solicitations. Ensure effective cultivation and training of select volunteer solicitors. Report to the Executive Director on development efforts. Conduct strategic cultivation and outreach to prospective donors throughout the year.

Planned giving: In coordination with the national ACLU Planned Giving Department, pursue strategies to expand membership in planned giving programs and cultivate existing members. Market planned giving opportunities to ACLU supporters.

Membership: Most membership recruitment and all renewals are handled by the national office. The Development Director ensures that new member lists are regularly reviewed and incorporated into development strategies.  

Gift Recording & Acknowledgement: Develop programs to acknowledge donors and nurture continued giving.  Work with Office Manager to assure accurate and up-to-date donor database, including individual giving histories, profiles, interactions, etc. Oversee production of reports for accounting and reconciliation of funds between the ACLU of Arkansas and the national office. Keep Executive Director informed of trends and key donor information.

Materials: Oversee the development of messages and materials that advance the ACLU’s development initiatives.

Management: Be proficient in National ACLU sharing formulas and related matters. Ensure that donor records are accurate and updated regularly. Prepare regular reports for the Executive Director, including analysis of gifts, trends, projections, etc. Track development goals and work to ensure they are accomplished. Ensure that confidentiality and work quality requirements are met by development staff and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least five years demonstrated experience in nonprofit fundraising with emphasis on individual major gifts, CFRE accreditation desirable.
  • Successful track record of identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual major donors.
  • Exceptional initiative, vision, and ambition to lead a vibrant philanthropy program.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfort making donor contacts.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in successfully directing others, at all levels of the organization, in carrying out development-related activities
  • Creative, results-oriented, self-starting, willing to learn, can handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities, working beyond 9-5 as needed.
  • Superb organizational skills flexibility; detail-oriented with strong follow-through and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience producing successful donor communication and marketing materials.
  • Experience in working with advocacy and/or community-based organizations desirable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite and fundraising database management.
  • Personally committed to civil liberties principles and advancing the ACLU’s mission.
  • Personally committed to diversity; values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

Salary based on experience. Excellent benefits include paid vacation, paid medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, life and long-term disability insurance, and generous paid holidays. Our budget is currently at $500,000 and we have three staff people.

TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a short, two-page business writing sample to: ACLU of Arkansas, 904 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, AR 72201; or email generalmailbox@acluarkansas.org. Please put “Development Director” in the subject line.

Applications accepted until position is filled. Position will not be filled however before March 2nd, 2014. Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing.)

The ACLU of Arkansas comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Arkansas Civil Liberties Union Foundation. Both entities have the same overall mission, and share office space and employees.  The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.

Help Raise Funds for Women and Children First at Caribbean Cabaret

Tropical themed poolside party to raise funds for Arkansas’s largest domestic violence shelter

Pull out your island attire and prepare to party for a purpose! Join the Peacekeepers as they host their 9th annual Caribbean Cabaret SATURDAY MAY 31 to benefit Women & Children First. The event will be held at the beautiful Edgehill home of Tiffany and Daniel Robinson.

Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and tropical libations beside the pool, while grooving to live music! The event will feature live and silent auctions and a wine pull. Party the night away with old friends and make new ones in our festive tiki lounges!

The Cabaret begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at www.wcfarkansas.ejoinme.org/cabaret

Women & Children First is in the fight to end domestic violence. WCF provides help and hope for women in danger. We offer a domestic violence hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing and court advocacy in addition to other resources.

 

For more information about Caribbean Cabaret or Women & Children First, please contact
Brandi Wiseman at 501.376.3219 or visit www.wcfarkansas.org