Thoma Thoma Seeks Account Executive

Have you been told you are a delectable blend of organization, filled with an amazing work ethic stuffed with a passion for success? Then you just might have what we’re looking for in an Account Executive. Thoma Thoma is an advertising agency that specializes in brand leadership and we’re looking for talent. Want to be a part of a fun, dynamic agency team that’s poised to do big things? Read on.

Applicants must:

  • Have an unwavering attention to detail
  • Possess at least one year of agency experience
  • Collaborate with clients and creative team
  • Manage time efficiently
  • Have experience as a client service provider managing multiple clients
  • Be Mac proficient
  • Be well versed in all Microsoft Office programs

If this sounds like we’re describing you, contact our office manager at diane@thomathoma.com today.

/Job Opportunities – 09/18/14

ANNUAL GIVING OFFICER
CARTI Foundation / Little Rock
Re-Posted:  September 10

Summary:  Responsible for the direction, planning, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of the annual fund.  Manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition of annual fund donors.  Helps identify prospective major and planned gift donors.

Description:  Responsible for all annual fund campaigns and activities including peer-to-peer, colleague, board and community campaigns.  Responsible for the creation, implementation and analysis of the direct mail program.  Manages and coordinates CARTI Kids scholarship solicitations.  Oversees commemorative giving.  Writes and produces communications materials for the CARTI Foundation as well as materials to  further the annual giving program including the e-newsletter and social media.  Manages the Foundation’s pages in the Perspective magazine.  Manages the content of the Foundation’s website pages. Coordinates with Communications & Marketing staff as needed.  Based on established metrics, makes regular donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship contacts.  Maintains an active portfolio of prospects.  Manages, writes and submits smaller grants and solicitations that support annual CARTI needs.  Develops and oversees the grateful patient program.  Develops and implements an e-philanthropy program for the CARTI Foundation.  Pursues and implements new activities and methods to encourage annual giving including the use of electronic bank drafts for contributions.  Uses Raisers Edge data to identify and move donors.  Develops all plans and budgets related to annual giving activities; provides regular status reports to President and Foundation Board of Directors. Plans and attends donor appreciation events.  Participates in and helps with special events as needed.  Assists with donor recognition and stewardship.  Assumes responsibilities as needed in the absence of other staff.  Interacts with donors, board, volunteers, patients and employees on an ongoing basis.  Able to handle multiple tasks at one time in a professional manner.  Can adapt to and accept flexibility, change and a fast paced schedule.  Requires excellent writing and organizational skills.  Professional appearance, pleasant office demeanor with employees, volunteers, patients, donors and others.  Some functions occur after normal work hours and may require all Foundation staff to be present.  Some travel outside of central Arkansas region is required.  Some trips may require overnight stays.  Works with all staff as requested.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree, preferred; knowledge gained through direct development experience may be substituted.  Two (2) years of fund-raising experience or related experience.  Some experience working with boards, volunteers and donors is preferred.

To Apply, or for more information:   If you would like more information or have questions about the position, contact:

Kathi Jones
President, CARTI Foundation
kjones@carti.com<mailto:kjones@carti.com>

Complete an online application at:  http://www.carti.com/about/jobs/.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Heifer USA
Heifer International / Little Rock
Tracking Code:  2014059

Summary:  The Business Development Officer is a key contributor in securing primarily local, state and federal governmental resources for the Heifer USA Program, as well as funds through business development opportunities.  The Business Development Officer will research and develop new investment channels and raise capital that directly supports the Heifer USA Program. The Business Development Officer will be embedded within the Heifer USA team and will work closely with the team and Heifer International’s Marketing and Resource Development teams to support the total funding plan for the Heifer USA Program. The goal of the Heifer USA Program is to build local, self-sustaining food systems through organizing smallholder farmers in wealth creation value chains, connecting them to diverse markets, and improving access to infrastructure, capital, and entrepreneur support services.

Description:  Secure local, state and federal governmental funds and resources for use in the Heifer USA Program – first priority being funding for use by Heifer International in the Heifer USA Program with the secondary priority facilitating fund development with partners and farmer-owned organizations that contribute to the success and sustainability of the local food system.   Develop shared plans, goals and results with the Heifer USA Directors and Heifer’s Marketing and Resource Development (MRD) team for the development and iteration of the funding plan for Heifer USA.  Locate and access sources of funding available for local food system work (cash, loans, capital) through channels not currently developed by Heifer International fundraising groups.  This includes institutions such as United States Department of Agriculture and local government, as well as new funding channels.  Explore appropriate partners for new sources of funding, including, but not limited to, impact investing and angel investing.   Partner fully with internal stakeholders to develop, track and actively manage pipeline associated with targeted leads and partnerships.  Build strategic business partnerships and execute on initiatives to secure support for the program.  Write grants specially designed for governmental entities.  Work with responsible teams (e.g.:  Philanthropy, Institutional Business Development, Global Partnerships and Alliances, Foundation Relations), to collaborate in the development of grant proposals, tracking proposals, following up on proposal status, reports and stewardship to Heifer USA Program donors.  Ensure availability of program materials for stewardship reporting across Heifer teams and donors, and actively partner to support the cultivation, maintenance and stewardship of ongoing relationships with major donors, corporations and funding partners.  Identify, research, and test alternative and creative funding mechanisms in coordination with the MRD division.  Ensure efficient, donor-centric fundraising operations by working in fully integrated ways with Heifer USA and MRD to avoid channel conflict and redundancy.  Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.  May perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in business administration, non-profit management, marketing, economics, and/or other related area of study plus five (5) years of related experience.  Experience in developing investment channels outside of mainstream fundraising efforts.

Preferred:  Master’s degree in a related field.  At least five (5) years’ related experience in direct sales or business development in a service industry or non-profit with an emphasis on institutions and start-up ventures.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.heifer.org/about-heifer/careers/search-for-a-job/us-opportunities/index.html?msource=magento

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CAMPAIGN INITIATIVES COORDINATOR
University Advancement
University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

Description:  The campaign initiatives specialist will be responsible for helping lead the Vice Chancellor by managing all areas of philanthropic giving for Campaign Arkansas. The Campaign Initiatives Specialist is supervised by the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and works in collaboration with colleagues throughout campus and the division of university advancement.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field.  Recent experience with achieving specified performance goals.  Recent experience coordinating volunteers.

Preferred:  Formal training or education in philanthropic management and major gift fundraising.  Advanced familiarity with managing data, executive correspondence, and communication.  Advanced experience with event management and meeting coordination.  Experience with Advance database systems a plus.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uark.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=175650

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COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER
The BridgeWay / Batesville
Job Code:  133915

Summary:  Under the direction of the Director of Business Development, the Community Relations Manager covers his/her assigned area by representing the facility to people, departments and organizations in a position to refer patients to the hospital.  This will be a partnership with main location at White River Medical Center, Batesville, AR.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or Journalism preferred, or equivalent experience in marketing or sales required.  Current Arkansas Driver’s License.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.thebridgeway.com/employment.htm

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COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER
The BridgeWay / North Little Rock
Job Code:  123505

Summary:  The BridgeWay currently has a Community Relations Manager position available.

Under the direction of the Director of Business Development, the Community Relations Manager provides Sales, Description:  Marketing, and Customer Service activities within the Business Development Department. The Community Relations Manager participates in the Account Management system, assessing the needs of the customer and making the required number of marketing contacts to each account in order to develop and maintain a long-term referral relationship which will generate a continuous flow of admissions to meet hospital census objectives. He/she participates in the training and orientation of new hires, develops and facilitates supplemental departmental training, plans events, provides tours, performs referral source in-services, acts as a liaison between the Referral Source and the hospital in the absence of the Director of Business Development, and seeks out new business development opportunities for the hospital.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or Journalism preferred, or equivalent experience in marketing or sales required.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.thebridgeway.com/employment.htm

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DEVELOPMENT COORDIANTOR
Cancer Challenge / Fayetteville
Posted:  September 15

Summary:  The Cancer Challenge is a non-profit organization with the purpose of “advocating and supporting world-class cancer care in Northwest Arkansas.” The Development Coordinator will be responsible for the development and coordination of a comprehensive program to grow funding to the next level.

Description:  This position will have focused efforts in the areas of corporate and individual giving, the annual Cancer Challenge event and the Teen Cancer Challenge program. Main job duties to include: event and project management, marketing/public relations, donor development, communications/database management, community relations, and administrative support.

Requirements:   A college degree and experience working with a non-profit organization preferred. Experience in fundraising, event planning, sales, public relations, marketing, or communications field is required.  This is a full-time position that includes evening and weekend work on occasion. The Cancer Challenge will provide a competitive salary and benefits package.

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

Erin Rongers, Executive Director
erin@cancerchallenge.com<mailto:erin@cancerchallenge.com>

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DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
KTHV 11 / Little Rock

Summary:  THV11, the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas, is seeking a Digital Account Executive.  The ideal candidate will be energetic and strategic as they champion THV11’s, thv11.com and the top Digital Marketing Services suite in Arkansas.  Execution of a customer-focused sales process, building new customer relationships and growing existing customer relationships will be crucial.

Description:  Responsible for developing new digital customers through cold calling and solution-based selling; as well as, the retention and growth of current client partnerships.  Accountable for individual digital revenue performance; in addition to working strategically with other station sales executives.  A top priority of the position includes delivery of digital sales goals for Gannett’s Digital Marketing Services suite.  Create partnership opportunities for local businesses to utilize the strength of thv11.com and its mobile/tablet assets.  Proficient in creating innovative multimedia recommendations that offer consumer engagement and interaction with the client message.  Network nationally, regionally and locally to keep apprised of emerging digital trends, rates and product solutions.

Requirements:  Minimum of two years sales experience.   Product knowledge should include:  Targeted Display, Social Media Marketing, SEO & SEM, and Pay-Per-Click.  Must have advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office.  Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task and follow-through projects to completion.  Exceptional presenter and communicator with internal and external partners.

Preferred:  Bachelor’s Degree and Google Adwords Certified.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career%5fns=job%5flisting&company=Gannett&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&rcm%5fsite%5flocale=en%5fUS&site=VjItb05STjlnWVkxZngrZVBKYUJ1RXRjUT09&career_job_req_id=28761&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=xp393amKQkeR36j2yULXj0oQg%2bE%3d

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DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC POLICY

Southern Bancorp / Little Rock

Summary:  The Director of Public Policy develops and leads state and national public policy efforts focused on family economic security, community development financial services and other issues that impact Southern’s strategies of creating economic opportunities in rural America.  The Director is a highly self-motivated individual who has the vision and passion to build and manage a public policy program. Candidates must have the capacity, background and experience necessary to create and implement public policy strategies that increase family economic mobility and the access to responsible and responsive financial services.

Description:  Develop and implement an assertive, well-defined public policy agenda that focuses on the following:  Promoting family economic security and mobility, particularly for rural families with an initial focus on Arkansas and Mississippi.  Promoting the interests of CDFIs, particularly in rural America – nationally, and in Arkansas and Mississippi.  Promoting access to responsible financial services in rural America and for underbanked and unbanked individuals.  Research, write, and disseminate policy papers, posts, and briefs in collaboration with policy team members and in support of the implementation and evaluation of the policy agenda.  Supervise the policy advocacy activities of other program staff and coordinate efforts effectively with organizational staff.  Build and maintain relationships with state and national policy allies, thought leaders, stakeholders, decision makers, and funders in support of the implementation of the policy agenda.  Create and monitor policy program budget.  Work with grantwriting team to develop funding leads and proposals in support of the policy program.  Represent Southern and the policy programs in speaking engagements, government relations, and related activities.  Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree is required; A graduate degree in public policy, economics, law or a related field, preferred.  At least five years of relevant experience in policy analysis and research and familiarity with state and federal data sources.  Experience in family economic security program areas, CDFI industry, banking, financial services, and/or human services.  Demonstrated ability to think strategically, identify opportunities, and develop and promote responsive public policy.  Experience with supervision and/or program development.  Familiarity with relevant federal and/or state regulatory and legislative processes.  Strong qualitative and analytical skills.  Exceptional writing and editing skills, including the ability to convey complex policy issues to diverse audiences in a persuasive manner.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://banksouthern.com/news/director-of-public-policy-little-rock-arkansas/

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DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & INFORMATION SERVICES
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism / Little Rock
Position Number:  22092621
Salary:  $47,646 – $74,858
Closing:  September 26

Summary:  The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) Director of Research and Information Services is responsible for directing the Tourism Division’s research program, managing the Division’s Welcome Center staff and programs, and overseeing the Division’s literature fulfillment process. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Description:  Directs the activities and administers budget needs and expenditures of a large professional and managerial staff through subordinate supervisors by interviewing, hiring, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, and serving as reviewing official. Directs and provides general management of the section’s programs, including analyzing relevant research methodologies, developing new or enhanced methods to correct problems or address changing needs, and serving as a consultant to tourism partners and vendors regarding tourism research needs. Manages Arkansas’s Welcome Center programs and staff. Designs and develops methods of enhancing service to the public. Plans and develops marketing strategies to encourage visitation of the Centers. Monitors Welcome Center work sites to identify problems, investigate complaints, and recommend corrective action. Monitors the literature fulfillment process by evaluating and making recommendations regarding literature distribution issues. Oversees the development and maintenance of research databases for accuracy and relevance to the section’s information needs. Oversees the preparation of research reports, analyses, and recommendations for use by senior management and the Arkansas State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission. Interprets goals, policies, and programs to accurately communicate the agency mission. Interprets and explains legislation concerning local advertising/promotion tax procedures. Makes presentations and attends meetings and conferences. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, hospitality, business management, or a related field; plus six years of professional level experience, including at least two years supervisory experience. 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=0fe6fe17bdbf9132ba38285f1ce00bc1&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=105&jobid=70462

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DIVISION ADMINISTRATOR
Assessment Coordination Division / Little Rock
Position Number:  22083062
Salary:  $39,199 – $64,915
Closing:  September 22

Summary:  The Assessment Coordination Division (ACD) Administrator is responsible for managing the administrative processes of the agency and researching and compiling data on the ad valorem tax system. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Description:  Supervises a small professional and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training new employees, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Coordinates with the director and other managers in the development of annual budgets to meet the agency’s planned financial, personnel, and purchasing needs. Monitors agency’s financial status by reviewing reports to ensure that expenditures are within budgeted amounts. Audits millage roll back worksheets submitted by county officials to ensure that computations are correct and roll back procedures for equalizing real estate and personal property tax rates have been complied with. Oversees the typing, printing, and distribution of assessment manuals for real estate and personal property, millage book, interim reports and other materials as needed to support county assessors or provide data for evaluating the assessment   system. Organizes and coordinates the compilation, data entry, editing and publishing of ratio study data gathered by field personnel to monitor compliance of county assessors with the mandatory assessment ratio. Assists the director by conducting special studies such as researching the impact of proposed legislation on millage rates, local government, school systems and the state library system; or determining the millage rate necessary to produce a specified amount of revenue for bond issues. Attends meetings of the legislature, county officials and the general public to answer questions, provide advice, and, occasionally, speak on matters related to ad valorem taxation. Plans and organizes meetings and activities for the director including an annual assessor’s seminar by arranging for meeting rooms and speakers, sending letters of invitation, registering attendees and collecting fees, reserving hotel rooms and otherwise coordinating functions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field; plus three years’ experience in business, public administration, or a related field, including one year in a leadership or supervisory capacity. 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=0fe6fe17bdbf9132ba38285f1ce00bc1&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=1242&jobid=70171

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Travel Nurse Across America / North Little Rock

Description:  Performs managerial and administrative duties under direction of executive management, CEO & COO, with minimal supervision, including:  Organizing and maintaining files and records.  Planning and scheduling meetings and appointments.  Managing projects/conducting research.  Preserving historical reference by transcribing meeting discussions.  Preparing and editing correspondence, reports, and presentations.  Property management.  Serving as secretary to the Board of Directors, preparing for meetings and transcribing minutes.  Manages receptionist and administrative assistant.  Special projects.

Requirements:  Five years of related experience in a professional computerized business environment.  Detail oriented, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to work well with others as part of a team.  Capable of performing multiple tasks to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and computerized systems. Strong organizational skills. Flexible and resilient. Requires minimal supervision. Sensitive to confidential matters.

To Apply, or for more information:  Send resume to:  Sue Bender, sbender@nurse.tv<mailto:sbender@nurse.tv>.

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GRAPHIC ARTIST
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Little Rock

Summary:  The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has a full-time opening for a graphic artist. The Democrat-Gazette, located in Little Rock, is the largest paper in the state, with a circulation of 147,467 daily and 217,047 on Sunday.

Description:  Graphics and illustrations must to be done quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. The job requires the artist to work with editors and reporters from various departments around the newsroom to develop ideas and execute them on deadline.

Requirements:  Experience using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create news graphics is required. The ideal candidate for this job also will have the ability to create illustrations for features and sports section fronts.

Preferred:  A college degree in graphic arts is preferred, as is experience working for a newspaper. An understanding of the newspaper production process is helpful.

To Apply, or for more information:  Email cover letter, resume and a small portfolio of work to:

Kirk Montgomery
Assistant Managing Editor, Design & Graphics
kmontgomery@arkansasonline.com<mailto:kmontgomery@arkansasonline.com>

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MAIN ANCHOR
KNWA / Fayetteville
Posted:  September 12

Description:  KNWA-TV, an NBC affiliate, is looking for a main Anchor. The right person will exude personality, intelligence and credibility both on and off camera. The job is high-profile both through community involvement and multi-media exposure.

Requirements:  Applicants should have at least three years of on-air anchoring experience, two years of reporting experience, a strong sense of urgency, strong news judgment, a positive attitude and a team oriented nature.

Preferred:  A college degree is preferred, along with knowledge of Avid`s iNews system, Avid Newscutter, social networking and community relations.

To Apply, or for more information:   Send resume and reel to:

Brook Thomas, News Director
bthomas@knwa.com<mailto:bthomas@knwa.com>

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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Centene Corporation
NovaSys Health / Little Rock
Req. ID:  1004322
Posted:  September 13

Summary:  Coordinate all activities related to the marketing and communications functions.

Description:   Write, design, coordinate, and produce materials to support corporate and subsidiaries.  Collaborate with vendors on graphics design, advertising, marketing and printing.  Update member handbooks, provider directories, and coordinate printing and distribution of new member packets.  Coordinate activities to support marketing and communications needs.

Requirements:  Bachelors Degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, related field or equivalent experience.  One-to-two (1-2) years of marketing or communications experience.

To Apply, or for more information:   http://www.centene.com/careers/search-jobs/ (search by Req. ID – Req. ID:  1004322)

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MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
J. B. Hunt / Lowell
Job ID:  00112300

Summary:  The Media/Communications Manager is responsible for increasing lead flow via multiple advertising mediums to specifically include J.B. Hunt’s email marketing and social media strategies.  This position will work closely with the Senior Advertising Manager to ensure proper strategy, distribution and messaging within J.B. Hunt’s driver recruitment email marketing efforts, as well as within J.B. Hunt’s driver recruitment social properties.   The media/communications manager will also manage content marketing and creative projects as needed and will participate in additional driver recruitment projects including brainstorming, event marketing and media placement.

Description:   Strategy implementation and content creation for driver email marketing efforts.  Social media strategy,  including paid and organic leads generation efforts.  Creative project management and production coordination.  Script and ad writing for radio and newspaper placements.  Content creation for driver blog, press releases and other outlets as needed.  Knowledge of mobile marketing.  Interact daily with CDP managers, VPs and other J.B. Hunt personnel to determine additional advertising needs, etc.  Attend meetings and assist in strategic planning for advertising department. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A) or equivalent from four-year college or university and three or more years related experience.

Preferred:  Communications, advertising/public relations or marketing degree.

To Apply, or for more information:
https://www.jbhunt.com/jobs/office/job_search/     (search Job ID – 00112300)

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MEMBERSHIP SPECIALIST (2 positions available)
Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas
Girl Scouts / North Little Rock

Summary:  A key member of the Membership, Volunteer, Program Department, the Membership Specialist is responsible for developing, retaining, and increasing girl/adult membership in assigned geographic area; recruits and provides ongoing support to volunteers; assists in developing and implementing plans for membership extension in all markets; represents and extends Girl Scouting in the community through presentations, collaborative efforts, and networking; and ensures the Girl Scout Program is visible and accessible within assigned geographic area.

Description:  Recruit volunteers to work with girls in a variety of settings using traditional and non-traditional means.  Develops and administers effective special short-term programs focused on recruitment of girls.  Effectively identifies, analyzes, and solves problems, and successfully handles conflict resolution in assigned areas.  Establishes and maintains contact with community organizations and educational institutions to deliver Girl Scouting to underserved girls by implementing programs under the guidance and supervision of the Council’s Program Director.  Encourages and supports Service Units and volunteers in their areas under the guidance of the Volunteer Pathways Department.  Recruits, trains, and provides on-going support, supervision, and direction to administrative volunteers in assigned geographic areas by interpreting GSUSA and council policies, standards, and procedures, and by ensuring the availability of support services to enable volunteers to carry out their jobs effectively.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree, in related field preferred.  Minimum 3 years experience in related position, and or volunteer role.  Demonstrated ability in team management.  Demonstrated customer service skills.

Preferred:  Experience in volunteer recruitment/management.  Conflict management training.  Knowledge of Girl Scout Program Emphasis and Delivery Systems.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.girlscoutsdiamonds.org/CouncilInfo/Employment/OpenPositions.aspx

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MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism / Little Rock
Position Number:  22092389
Salary:  $26,531 – $45,064
Closing:  September 19

Summary:  The Multimedia Specialist is responsible for developing, coordinating, and planning audiovisual activities and programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Abstract:  This position organizes and maintains the digital and color transparencies library and assists the Chief Photographer, taking photos as needed. Applicant will fill requests from magazines, newspapers, and other tourism organizations, maintain and treat photos for Arkansas.com, scan slides, produce PowerPoint presentations, and work on tourism publications such as the Arkansas Tour Guide and the Arkansas Adventure Guide. Other job duties include ordering and maintaining office supplies for the photography section and other duties as assigned. Applicant must have knowledge of digital and film photography and Adobe Photoshop. Digital editing experience is required.

Description:  Recommends purchases of new equipment and audiovisual aids and plans preventative maintenance and repair activities. Writes specifications for finished products, including bid specifications for items to be published or otherwise produced. Develops policies and procedures for new and existing audiovisual services, researches technological developments relevant to audiovisual needs, and recommends changes in services provided based upon needs assessment. Coordinates artistic aspects of end product, which may include graphic layout, design, illustration, publishing, and/or production. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of specialized training in the field of audiovisual, electronic, electrical, or the use of photographic equipment; plus one year of experience in the selected 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=0fe6fe17bdbf9132ba38285f1ce00bc1&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=105&jobid=70412

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PLANNING SPECIALIST
Division of Behavioral Health Services
Arkansas Department of Human Services / Little Rock
Position Number:  22111896
Salary:  $29,251 – $49,683
Closing:  September 21

Summary:  The Planning Specialist is responsible for researching, reviewing, and evaluating state programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Description:  Researches and reviews applicable legislation and/or similar programs, analyzes data, and compiles information for use in the development of state plans and programs. Maintains and updates agency program plans, writes newsletters, brochures, and articles for publication, and provides information for news releases. Monitors and evaluates the implementation of plans and programs to ensure compliance with program guidelines. Conducts and/or assists in presentations, at meetings and workshops, dealing with program related issues. May assist program participants in writing grant proposals and monitoring and approving grant activities and expenditures. Serves as liaison to help establish working relationships between local, state, and federal agencies. Prepares and submits various activity and program-related reports. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business management or a related field; plus one year of experience in planning programs, grants processing, 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=0fe6fe17bdbf9132ba38285f1ce00bc1&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=104&jobid=70347

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SPORTS ANCHOR
Razorback Nation
KNWA / Fayetteville
Posted:  September 12

Summary:  One of the best sports jobs in the country covering one of college football’s most prominent programs is now available!

Description:  Cover the Arkansas Razorbacks exclusively for Nexstar Broadcasting stations throughout Arkansas and the southeast. That means daily, live reports for Little Rock and Fayetteville with contributions in Shreveport, Monroe, Joplin and Springfield.  Your work has the potential to be seen in nearly 2 million households! You would be based in the heart of Razorback country – Fayetteville, AR – practically in the very shadows of Razorback stadium.

Requirements:  The ideal candidate would be a passionate, experienced on-air talent with a knack for live reports. We are looking for a polished, on-air presence. It is also critical that you understand creative sports storytelling – not just X’s and O’s – but strong character development. You also need excellent shooting and editing skills.

To Apply, or for more information:  Send your resume and reel immediately to:

Brook Thomas, News Director

bthomas@knwa.com<mailto:bthomas@knwa.com>

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STAFF DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Arkansas Forestry Commission / Little Rock
Position Number:  22158512
Salary:  $32,249 – $54,775
Closing:  September 19

Summary:  The Staff Development Coordinator is responsible for development and coordination of training and development programs for a large state agency/institution, region, or major statewide program. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Description:  Assesses need for training programs or courses and researches material to develop courses or to identify sources of training. Makes arrangements for and coordinates training programs conducted by others by scheduling sessions, arranging for facilities, notifying participants, and arranging for qualified instructors. Develops and presents training programs in areas of specialization, including developing lesson plans, training aids, post training evaluations, and delivering lectures or demonstrations. Provides information, advice, and assistance to other agency personnel or program providers in training program development, sources of instructional material or instructors, and other information as required. Evaluates the effectiveness of training programs by conducting follow-up assessments of the assimilation of training into the workplace. Performs a leadership role in coordinating predetermined work assignments of subordinate employees by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines, and reviewing and monitoring the work performed. Interprets policies, procedures, or precedents, and provides supervisory or management staff with project updates on a regular and recurring basis to ensure adherence to project goals and timeframes. Researches, writes, distributes, and updates procedural, technical, and instructional manuals, booklets, and pamphlets. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in education, business administration, or related field; plus two years of experience in course development, conducting training sessions, 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=0fe6fe17bdbf9132ba38285f1ce00bc1&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=944&jobid=70216

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STUDY ABROAD COORDINATOR

International Engagement

University of Central Arkansas / Conway

Summary:  The Division of International Engagement intends to appoint a Study Abroad Coordinator with the primary responsibility of facilitating short-term study abroad opportunities for the UCA campus community. This is a 12-month position with benefits that is housed in the Office of Study Abroad and reports to the Associate Director of International Engagement. As a part of a small team of administrators, the Study Abroad Coordinator will play a key role in the organization of programs as well as all aspects of the study abroad processes including outreach and advising, selection, orientation and participation, re-entry and assessment.

Description:   Conduct information sessions, campus outreach and presentations relating to study abroad opportunities.  Maintain website, social media platforms and other promotional materials.  Process payments/receipts/deposits.  Registration of courses and transfer credit process.  Advise faculty on the creation and implementation of study abroad programs.  Conduct post-program surveys and assessment reports.  Coordinate Study Abroad Scholarship process.  Insurance enrollment and issuance for program participants.  Coordinate pre-departure orientation sessions for faculty, staff and students.  Advise students throughout application process.  Maintain office correspondence log and respond to general inquiries.  External liaison between faculty program leaders and service providers.  Internal liaison between Office of Study Abroad and campus offices such as Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Accounts, Scholarship Office, etc.  Member of International Engagement on-call emergency response team.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree.  Study abroad experience and/or other relevant international experience.

Preferred:  Written and oral fluency in a language in addition to English.

To Apply, or for more information:   https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/1359

Arkansas Women Vote Hosts First Public Event Sept. 23

10364040_640800825990331_8291306223420876131_nWHO:  Arkansas Women Vote

https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasWomenVote or https://twitter.com/ARwomenvote

WHAT:  Public event to raise awareness of issues affecting women in Arkansas

WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WHERE:  Decorative Arts Museum (formerly the Terry House), 411 E 7th St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

BACKGROUND: Arkansas Women Vote, a group of Arkansas women who formed a committee born out of the frustration that the political dialogue fails to include discussions on issues important to women, working families and the elderly, will have a public meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Decorative Arts Museum (the Terry House), 411 E. 7th St. in downtown Little Rock on Tues., Sept 23.

Arkansas Women Vote is using that particular venue as it was there that the Women’s Emergency Committee formed in September 1958 to reopen Little Rock public schools. While the times were in turmoil then, Arkansas Women Vote feels there are some similarities with the political climate today. This group of women have banded together to try and make a difference. Some of the issues identified by the Arkansas Women Vote include:

  • Increasing the Minimum Wage
  • Health Care
  • Early Education
  • Affordable Child Care
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Hunger and Poverty
  • Violence Against Women

Arkansas Women Vote wants women to be informed about these issues and examine the candidates’ positions on issues important to them. According to Arkansas Women Vote, women can make a difference in this election, but they have to go vote. Historically, the number of women voting in mid-term elections declines when compared to general election participation. The public event will provide more information for women who are interested in participating in upcoming elections.

ARORA Arkansas Seeks Part-Time Communication Specialist, Executive Assistant

Application Packet required for all positions at ARORA

Part-Time Communication Specialist

This position will be based in Little Rock. Qualified applicants should be well-organized self-starters with the ability to work independently. Preferred qualifications: LPN, RN, CTBS, EMT, BS, Medical terminology, typing skills, and customer service experience. Required qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to multitask. The primary function of this position will be to provide information about tissue donation to potential donor families. This position includes 12 hour night shifts, with possible additional hours if desired. Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a completed application packet to: 1701 Aldersgate Road, Suite 4 Little Rock, AR 72205 or email hr@arora.org. Use the link above for application packet.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Executive Assistant
ARORA is currently seeking a full time assistant to provide administrative support to the executive team.  This position will require various office, clerical and administrative duties.  Task will include maintaining donor registry, contract files and hospital agreements, distribution of mail/office supplies, travel coordination, serve as administrative liaison for Management, Advisory and Governing Board, and acting as front desk receptionist.  Minimum qualifications of a Bachelor’s degree in HR, Technical Writing, or related field plus 2 years of office management experience, or an associate’s degree and 4 years of office management experience.  Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook software, strong communication skills and ability to maintain confidential information required.  Excellent salary and benefits.  Send a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and completed application packet by 9/19/2014 to: HR@arora.org or mail to Human Resources ARORA, 1701 Aldersgate Rd, Suite 4 Little Rock, AR  72205.  EOE.  The application packet link is above.  PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS.

Public Welcome to Attend Roadtrip to the Future for City of Little Rock

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What sustainability goals can the City of Little Rock meet by 2020? With your input, the City of Little Rock will develop an achievable sustainability Roadmap that will both save precious resources and add quality to the lives of all our citizens.

Now is the time to tell us what you think at our next Roadtrip to the Future, Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at The Centre at University Park, 6401 West 12th Street. Hope to see you there! Please visit LRecycles.org for more information.

11th Annual Christmas in the Quarter Sets Holiday Atmosphere Dec. 7

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Tour of Historic Homes Raises Funds for

Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church

WHO:                        Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church

WHAT:                      11th Annual Christmas in the Quarter holiday tour of homes event

WHEN:                      2-5 p.m., Sun., Dec. 7, 2014

WHERE:                   Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, 1601 S. Louisiana in downtown Little Rock

HOW:                         Tour of homes is throughout the historic Quapaw Quarter area of downtown Little Rock. Attendees can stroll from home to home, or trolleys will shuttle participants to and from each home on the tour.

COST:                        Presale tickets are $15 per person until Oct. 31. From Nov. 1 until Dec. 6, tickets are $20.

Tickets purchased by 5 p.m. Dec. 6 can be obtained online at http://qqumc.org/citq, by calling 501-375-1600 or at Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church.

Regular price tickets are $25 and available only at the church at 1601 S. Louisiana in Little Rock on Sun., Dec. 7.

BACKGROUND:     Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church is celebrating its 11th Annual Christmas in the Quarter holiday tour of homes from 2-5 p.m. in the Quapaw Quarter of downtown Little Rock on Sun., Dec. 7. The event gives guests a glimpse into four 19th century homes and the turn-of-the-century church while savoring the tastes, sights, sounds and scents of the holidays. All funds raised go to Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church.

Homes on this year’s tour include the church at 1601 S. Louisiana, the Empress Bed & Breakfast at 2120 S. Louisiana, the Mehaffey House at 2101 Louisiana, the Foster-Robinson House at 2122 S. Broadway, and the Villa Marre at 1321 Scott.

Step back a couple of centuries without leaving Little Rock during this holiday event by touring the holiday-decorated homes and church, learn a bit about the history of each, and enjoy appetizers, beverages and live music, including strolling minstrels singing carols. Also this year, anyone purchasing a ticket in advance can start the tour from any home featured on the event. Those purchasing tickets the day of the event will start the tour from the church, where all guests can sit in peace and fellowship in its Gothic Revival architecture and relish holiday refreshments.

Presale tickets are available until 5 p.m. Fri., Oct. 31 and are $15 per person. From Nov. 1 until 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6, tickets are available for $20 per person. Tickets purchased by Dec. 6 are available online at http://qqumc.org/citq, by calling the church at 501-375-1600 or visiting Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church. On the day of the event, tickets are $25 per person and only available at the church. Tourists can purchase these tickets with cash, check or credit/debit cards.

For more information about Christmas in the Quarter or Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, visit http://qqumc.org or contact Rev. Anne Holcomb, associate pastor, at anneholcomb@sbcglobal.net or 501-375-1600.

About Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church

Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church was designed by Charles L. Thompson and Thomas Harding, Jr. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features a Gothic Revival style with Queen Anne characteristics. The sanctuary still retains its original features and furnishings, including eight side windows and a large Gothic Triptych window, all of intricately assembled Tiffany-style stained glass, depicting biblical persons and liturgical symbols. The original cork tile floor is an early example of green design. Overhead, Gothic openwork trusses provide both decoration and structural support for the roof.

Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas Seeks Executive Director

Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas is hiring an Executive Director!

Published 09-10-2014

Executive Director – Dress for Success ® Northwest Arkansas

At Dress for Success our mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantage women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

While we are best known for providing interview and employment appropriate attire to women entering the workforce, we are so much more:  It starts with providing confidence and continues with providing tools and a network of support in getting the job and building a career.

We exclusively serve women as our clients, but what we do has impact well beyond the women we serve – it positively impacts her, her children, her family and her community.

Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas has been in operations for 12 months and has served over 200 women since its inception. To continue our growth, we are actively seeking for an Executive Director.

We will consider well-qualified candidates through September 18, 2014.  Please send your resume, cover note and any supporting documentations to Jane Behrends at dfsnwa@dressforsuccessnwa.com

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Builds relationships with and develop a thorough understanding of the status DFS and its position in NWA
  • Coordinates strategic plan development and implementation for DFS NWA
  • Ensures smooth operation of the DFS programs including financial performance, budget preparation, staffing, marketing, program development, policy formulation and compliance with all pertinent government regulations and standards.
  • Develops and oversee fundraising activities, campaigns and strategies.
  • Ensures implementation of policies adopted by the Board.
  • Has chief administrative responsibility for public accountability of the agency
  • Implements and monitors of all grants including those funds sub granted to DFS NWA
  • Hires, evaluates and terminates DFS staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Provides overall leadership, supervises and directs staff towards the successful performance of the affiliate.
  • Networks/collaborates and develops partnerships with existing and potential referral agencies
  • Designs and directs the implementation of a public relations campaign including, outreach and education non for profit organizations and partnership agencies regarding the mission and value of DFS NWA
  • Designs overall program strategies in accordance with DFS WW policies
  • Helps create a strong sense of unity and cohesiveness all DFS NWA stakeholders
  • Acts as Affiliate representative at local, state, regional, and national meetings, as appropriate.
  • Generates regular reports for the DFS NWA Board of Directors on financial and program performance of affiliate
  • Generates timely and accurate reporting to DFS WW, maintains Standards of Accountabilities (SOAs)
  • Other responsibilities as designated by the DFS NWA Board of Directors.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years in non-profit and organizational management experience or experience in professional development
  • Engaging and energetic, personality traits with a demonstrated passion for women’s economic independence
  • High degree of commitment, strong organizational skills, consistent follow-through, self-motivation, and the ability to lead member agencies and professionals towards a common goal.
  • Familiarity with DFS, and their programs and services.
  • Experience developing and leading volunteer organizations
  • Experience working in a start-up organization with hands on responsibilities
  • Prior experience developing a diverse range of fundraising opportunities including events, grants and the securing of public funds
  • Demonstrated writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of the legislative process and advocacy strategies.
  • Strong skills in public relations, negotiations and budgeting are a must with the ability to work independently with flexible hours
  • A valid driver’s license and the willingness to travel
  • Must pass the equivalent of a federal background screening

SUPERVISION:

  • The Executive Director will be supervised by the Board of Directors.
  • The Board will be responsible for annual elevation of the Executive Director and measurement against stated duties.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with different constituencies
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills and a collaborative management approach
  • Strong organizational leadership skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to communicate passionately a commitment to the mission of DFS
  • Cross cultural competence and sensitivity
  • Computer and up-to-date technology skills

Jamie S.

Jamie Smith is an accomplished writer whose passion for Dress for Success is focused on how it helps entire families find dignity and financial independence. Jamie lives in Elkins with her husband and four fur kids.