Like to Sing? Quapaw Quarter UMC Seeks Choir Members

choirIf you like to sing, the choir at Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church would LOVE to have you. If you have even the slightest interest in the possibility of singing with the choir, please come to a practice and check us out. It’s a fun group, you don’t have to read music, you don’t have to be Methodist – heck, you don’t even have to be a church member. Choir practice is held each Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room.
Interested? Contact Diana Brandon, Organist/Music Director, at diana.brandon@sbcglobal.net. Or, call Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church at 501.375.1600.

 

Job Opportunities – 08/25/14

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

Cranford Robinson Johnson Wood (CRJW) / Little Rock

Posted: August 22

Summary: CJRW is searching for an account coordinator to assist on a major agency account. Qualified applicants for this position must demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and a willingness to learn. Organization is a must for this position. Desired applicants will exhibit the ability to think proactively and take initiative on assigned projects.

Description: This is an important position to the overall flow of the account, and this person will ensure projects meet expected deadlines. An account coordinator works closely with an account executive and account manager on the team, who provide assistance, training, expertise and direction. An account coordinator is an entry-level position with much opportunity for growth.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. Demonstrated writing experience. Ability to organize information into various written formats. Demonstrated proofreading skills, e.g., grammar, sentence structure and spelling. Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively organize work, establish and maintain schedules. Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Experience with social media marketing.

To Apply, or for more information:   Send resumes to:

Dante Kellerman

employment@cjrw.com<mailto:employment@cjrw.com>

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COMMUNICATIONS & DIGITAL SPECIALIST

TransAmerica Life Insurance / Little Rock

Summary: The Communications and Digital Specialist is responsible for an array of product communication activities, projects, campaigns and associated materials, both digital and traditional. Implements internal communication efforts across abroad range of strategic communications initiatives and programs.

Description:   Work with Marketing and Sales as well as producers, consultants and benefit communication specialists to create, prepare and review existing and subsequent marketing materials based on pre-determined standards for submission to Advertising Compliance. Provide updates and develop content for product marketing materials for consumer brochures,product proposals, product spotlights, web content, producer guides, training materials and PowerPoint presentations. Assist with copy for product and promotional campaigns, including e-mail messages, websites, newsletter articles, announcements, compliance bulletins and presentations. Develop and edit content for company literature including brochures, coach and enrollment videos and webinars on a scheduled basis. Assist with the development of surveys for internal and external audiences. Deliver proactive product communication and monitor dialog through company sponsored social outlets – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, G+, Pinterest, and other online communities. Lead development of mobile solution concepts, applications, and mobile web site experiences for deployment and works withoutside firms and/or internal technology resources as necessary to ensure outstanding user experiences. Understand the business’ specific goals and identifies how communication will support the goals.

Requirements:   Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English.) Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint. Three years of internal/external/digital communications experience including social media. Proven copywriting and editing skills across a range of media (e.g., web, print, video, presentations) and styles from conceptual to journalistic. Strong proofreading skills. Ability to quickly understand Transamerica’s programs, structure, audiences, strategies,organizational mission, philosophies, values and policies. Project management experience from concept to completion.

Preferred: Public relations experience (particularly business-to-business.) Financial services or related industry experience. Management experience.

To Apply, or for more information: https://transamerica.taleo.net/careersection/.ta_ext_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=140002AS

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Career Pathways

National Park Community College / Hot Springs

Closing: September 3

Summary:   National Park Community College is seeking an individual with exceptional communication skills to serve as a Community Outreach Coordinator for the Career PathwaysInitiatives program (CPI). This full-time position has excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. This program is designed to improve the earnings and postsecondary education attainment of low-income, TANF-eligible adults. Continuation of this position beyond June 30, 2015 is contingent upon grant renewal.

Requirements: A Bachelor degree is required with a Master degree preferred, with five years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. An understanding of the unique aspects of a community college is preferred.

To Apply, or for more information:   Submit letter of interest, resume, copies of college transcripts and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically to:   humanresources@npcc.edu<mailto:humanresources@npcc.edu>.

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS SPECIALIST

Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas

Girl Scouts / Fayetteville

Summary: A key member of the Membership, Volunteer, Program Department, the position of Community Program Specialist is responsible for planning and establishing, and facilitating program opportunities for girls and adult volunteers through the Series Pathway. He or she 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 the assigned geographicarea.

Description: Pursues community partnerships and collaborations in assigned geographic area. Studies and becomes proficient in girl and adult related trends, multicultural data and demographics, marketing and sales techniques, effective communication, and knowledge of communities and organizations in order to effectively implement a strategic membership growth plan. Maintains relationships and/or partnerships with community organizations and educational institutions to deliver Girl Scouting to underserved girls through series and/or events. Recruits and trains adult volunteers to facilitate Community Programs events and/or series. Identifies and supports volunteers, throughout assigned geographic area. Assists with the planning of Community Programs curriculum and program portfolio components. Works in collaboration with other departments to achieve Council goals and objectives. Maintains the necessary records and reports of meetings, series, events and collaborations for monthly management, fund development and yearly analysis purposes.

Requirements: Bachelors degree in related field or experience commensurate with degree. Two-to-three (2-3) years experience in program development, working with adults and youth. Demonstrated ability in youth program design and management. Ability/confidence to cultivate collaborative relationships with key community leaders. Strong human relations skills and have ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds. Unequivocal commitment to pluralism. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including substantial amounts of weekends and evenings. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, effectively market council initiatives and meet deadlines. Willingness to facilitate and/or assist in facilitation of outdoor programming. Ability to follow direction and exercise good judgment. Ability to perform duties including but not limited to; public speaking for large audiences, hands onprogram delivery working with Girl and Adult members, and be able to work in the outdoor elements.

To Apply, or for more information:

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

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EDUCATION SPECIALIST / ART-MOBILE

Arkansas Arts Center / Little Rock

Summary: The AAC is seeking an Education Specialist-Artmobile, who will extensively travel the state with the Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile, a 40 foot long mobile exhibition space.

Description: The ideal person will be an educator that can accommodate a very flexible schedule to include overnight travel while being able to interact well with audiences (generally school children) and having the ability to pose carefully-crafted questions that inspire critical thinking according to the grade level. The Education Specialist-Artmobile also assists in the interpretation of objects, performs minor upkeep of the exhibition space and serves as a liaison between the AAC and the sponsoringorganization. When not traveling with the Artmobile, the specialist will work onsite at the AAC in Little Rock assisting with expanding the Artmobile audiences, being an active team member in the development and research of suitable exhibits for the Artmobile; as well as other assigned duties, primarily to support the AAC education department.

Requirements: Required education and/or experience include a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college and/or two to four years related experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; advance computer and research skills. A degree in art history or related area is preferred.

To Apply, or for more information:   Please submit cover letter and resume to: personnel@arkansasartscenter.org<mailto:personnel@arkansasartscenter.org>.

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR & ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR

University Development

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

Summary: This position reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and proactively provides executive support to both the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development.

Description: Successfully perform a wide variety of administrative tasks with a hands-on approach including: managing extremely active calendars; processing invoices and expense reports while adhering to university policies and procedures; composing and proofing confidential correspondence and documents; arranging complex and detailed meetings, travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for various campaign meetings. This position requires a strong foundation in administrative support, organizational skills, and office protocol in a fast paced professional work environment.   Ability to work independently and use discretion while making sound decisions on a regular basis

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. One year of experience in an executive level administrative support position. Experience with multi-lined phone system and Microsoft Office Suite.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uark.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId =174587

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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Scholarly Technology & Resources

University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) / Little Rock

Position Number: R97340

Posted: August 21

Closing: September 22

Summary: The Marketing and Communications Specialist for the Department of eLearning will be responsible for strategic communications and marketing for the department and will collaborate with the Office of Communications and Department of Digital Strategy to meet university strategic goals.

Description:   Manage digital marketing for online programs via the eLearning web sites and social media.   Work closely with academic departments and the Office of Communications and Digital Strategy to execute marketing initiatives for online programs. Provide leadership and counsel to online programs for communications and recruitment. Develop annual communications plan and budget recommendations for the department. Lead the production of digital content, print materials, content strategy, writing, signage, and promotional materials. Manage the development, enhancement and maintenance of the department’s website(s) and implementation of mobile site(s.) Maintain tactical Search Engine Optimization initiatives including on-site optimization, keyword analysis, web content development, link building, site auditing and competitive analysis. Collaborate with department and university digital staff and faculty to keep website content current and in line with best practices for web communications. Lead social media communications for the department. Collaborate with University Communications advertising manager on advertising messaging and placement for the college. Assist with development and maintenance of support materials for learning management system. Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree with a major in mass communication, public relations, or marketing and three years of experience in PR, communications or website design.

Preferred: Experience with learning management systems (Blackboard 9.1); experience with online learning.

To Apply, or for more information:   https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/postings/2568

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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 ofgirls. 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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POLICY DIRECTOR

Arkansas Public Policy Panel / Little Rock

Closing: August 30

Summary: The Policy Director is a joint position shared between the Panel and the Arkansas Citizens First Congress (CFC) to strengthen the advocacy capacity, political engagement, and other strategic missions of the two organizations. The Policy Director reports to the Panel’s Executive Director, is based in Little Rock.

About: The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups across Arkansas, supporting them to be more powerful and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks. We engage communities often overlooked by the political process to create structures and strategies that meet community needs. The Panel supports the Arkansas CFC, a statewide, multi-issue and non- partisan coalition of over 50 community organizations who work together to win progressive changes in state policy. Together we have a long history of successful advocacy for a safe, healthy and sustainable environment.

Description: Advocacy – Develop legislative strategies to meet the CFC’s and Panel’s goals at the Arkansas General Assembly. Implement strategies to achieve the CFC’s and Panel’s policy goals, engage the Coalition leadership in key decisions and advise changes to strategies as conditions warrant. Advance the CFC’s priority agenda during the legislative session, monitor the legislative process to track bills and policy developments and keep the membership informed of opportunities and threats to the CFC priorities. Monitor key legislative committees and state agencies year-round. Involve more grassroots activists in the legislative process to gain expertise and experience. Maintain relationships with legislators, other policy makers and other lobbyists to solicit information on goals and foster access to decision makers for CFC member groups and interests. Develop communication strategies to inform leadership, membership and general public about the CFC’s legislative agenda, actions and outcomes. Educate CFC members and the public about legislative priorities and key legislative decisions. Build electoral strategy for the CFC and integrate with local electoral strategies of member organizations. Organizational Development & Management – Support and strengthen activities of CFC Steering Committee Increase engagement of CFC member organizations with CFC activities. Build CFC infrastructure, strategic planning and lea

der development. Assist Organizing Director in integrating CFC activities with overall organizing and leader development activities. Implement strategies to increase CFC membership, build relationships among members of the coalition. Work with allied policy and institutional groups to ensure their participation in the coalition. Support and strengthen the issue and regional caucuses of the CFC. Participate in other related initiatives at the request of the Executive Director. Policy & Research – Conduct or coordinate strategic research and policy analysis to support goals of the CFC and Panel. Monitor other policy related activities that affect the goals of the CFC and Panel. Training – Provide training to community members on how the policy process works, how the election process works and other policy and advocacy issues. Documentation, Evaluation & Learning – Coordinate with the Management Team to develop and implement a process for documentation and evaluation of Panel and CFC programs and strategies. Management & Supervision – Provide day-to-day coaching and supervision of Policy team. Develop and provide and/or arrange for staff training. Work with Finance Manager and Executive Director to develop annual budget. Share responsibility for overall management of the organization with the management team. Develop and implement a personal plan for learning about the organization by attending events, reading documents, and getting to know staff, leaders, and partners. Fundraising – Assist Development Director with grant and grassroots fundraising strategies for CFC and the Panel. Develop and strengthen relationships with grant funders and major gift donors. Communication – Develop and implement the communications strategy to support the CFC legislative priorities, in coordination with the Panel’s Information and Communications Coordinator. Coordinate and increase communication among coalition members. Work with the Management Team to develop and implement the organization’s communications plan. Other duties as assigned or requested.

Requirements: Experience with conflict negotiation, data analysis, facilitation, the legislative process, policy analysis, public affairs, public speaking, and research. Experience with economic development, education, environment and water. Experience with event planning, grant writing, individual donor fundraising, media, and social media. Experience with performance measurement, program evaluation, projectcoordination, strategic planning, and team building. Knowledge of the Arkansas political and policy process. Excellent oral and written communications. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Layout and design. Ability to relate well to people from different backgrounds. Ability to work well with local groups and constituencies in various governmental, civic, and community organizations. Cultural competency across boundaries of race, class, and issue. Political judgment. Ability to manage multiple priorities •   Ability to work independently. Team oriented. Spanish proficiency a plus.

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

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

1308 W Second St

Little Rock, AR 72201

panel@arpanel.org<mailto:panel@arpanel.org>

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Department of Arkansas Heritage / Little Rock

Position Number: 22092705

Salary: $32,249 – $54,775

Closing: September 5

Summary: The Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) Program Coordinator is responsible for adherence to division/department program policies and procedures, service delivery of statewide or department wide programs, and participating in thestrategic planning process. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Description: Applies goals and objectives of programs according to established state laws and agency policy/regulations. Performs cost analyses for grants and forecasts serviceneeds. Provides technical support to various departmental agencies, including preparing, reviewing, and recommending related educational and resource materials. Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness and recommends methods of program improvements. Writes program publications and develops and conducts public presentations on program areas. Maintains appropriate contact with federal, state, and local officials and other members of the community. Represents the agency in meetings, conferences, and workgroups. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, history, English, education, general business, public administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience in a specific program 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=2c16eaf83a7bc7dbc7a4d0f5e68c5ffa&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=237&jobid=69967

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WEEKEND ANCHOR / REPORTER

KATV 7 / Little Rock

Posted: August 25

Summary: KATV Little Rock is looking for a Weekend News Anchor/Reporter.

Description: The successful candidate will anchor four weekend newscasts, and serve as a reporter during the week.

Requirements: Anchoring and producing experience is required. This is not an entrylevel position. KATV is a legacy number one station that expects and demands quality in all shows. KATV is the number one rated ABC affiliate in Little Rock, with an aggressive news operation embracing all current platforms of news.

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.

 

State of Arkansas Seeks Analysts, Program Manager, Microbiologist

RESEARCH PROJECT ANALYST Arkansas Tech University
08/29/2014
 
ADFA FISCAL PROGRAM MANAGER Arkansas Development Finance Authority
09/08/2014
 
GRANTS ANALYST Arkansas Department of Emergency Management
09/01/2014
 
SOFTWARE SUPPORT ANALYST Arkansas Department of Community Correction
09/08/2014
 
MICROBIOLOGIST Arkansas Department of Health
09/09/2014

Heartland Bank Provides $18 Million of Secured Lending to HII Technologies

Heartland Bank logoBloomberg News recently reported on the senior secured debt funding package Arkansas’ HEARTLAND Bank developed for HII Technologies, Inc., an oilfield services company in Houston, TX. The package was underwritten for $18 million, which will provide HII Technologies with additional capital to fund organic growth and acquisition opportunities

“I was excited to read the HII Technologies article on Bloomberg News in which the HEARTLAND Bank team of Phil Thomas, Joe Gregory and Greg White was recognized for their leadership in underwriting the $18 million HII Debt Package,” said Richard O’Brien, HEARTLAND Bank’s CEO. “While it isn’t close to being the largest debt financing we have arranged, it was one of the most complex. I would also like to recognize David Stolle of the Jackson Walker Law Firm in Dallas for his assistance and counsel.”

According to Bloomberg News, the term loan consists of a three-year, $12-million, senior-secured loan, which closed on August 11, and a $6 million account receivable purchase facility. The term loan may be increased by up to an additional $10 million upon request and agreement by the lenders, but is not a committed amount under the facility.

HII Technologies, Inc. is based in Houston, TX and is an oilfield services company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio and West Virginia. By focusing on the critical service areas of water, safety and power, the company is positioned to take advantage of the significant anticipated growth in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing within the United States’ active shale and unconventional “tight oil” plays. The company’s frac water management division does business as AquaTex and AES Water Solutions, its onsite oilfield contract safety consultancy does business as AES Safety Services, and its mobile oilfield power subsidiary does business as South Texas Power (STP).

About HEARTLAND Bank

HEARTLAND Bank has been serving Arkansas since 1933. Originally based in Camden, Heartland has grown to serve customers throughout the state and region with branches currently in Little Rock, Bryant, Sheridan and Fordyce.

CJRW Seeks Account Coordinator

CJRW is searching for an account coordinator to assist on a major agency account. Qualified applicants for this position must demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and a willingness to learn. Organization is a must for this position. Desired applicants will exhibit the ability to think proactively and take initiative on assigned projects.

The account coordinator will conduct the attached functions, as well as additional projects upon request. This is an important position to the overall flow of the account, and this person will ensure projects meet expected deadlines.

An account coordinator works closely with an account executive and account manager on the team, who provide assistance, training, expertise and direction. An account coordinator is an entry-level position with much opportunity for growth.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Demonstrated writing experience.
  3. Ability to organize information into various written formats.
  4. Demonstrated proofreading skills, e.g., grammar, sentence structure and spelling.
  5. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Ability to effectively organize work, establish and maintain schedules.
  7. Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  8. Experience with social media marketing.

 Contact: Dante Kellerman, dante.kellerman@cjrw.com