Help Bring Kids Joy this Christmas

2019 Christmas Gift Appeal

Are you looking for a meaningful way to celebrate this Christmas season? Providing gifts to the children in the behavioral hospital, residential treatment centers, group homes, emergency shelter and Arkansas CARES program at Methodist Family Health means they will know the true spirit of Christmas – giving.

If you, your family, small group, church or organization would like to provide gifts for a child in need, please contact Amy Shores, Methodist Family Health’s director of pastoral care, at AShores@MethodistFamily.org for a wish list and details. Thank you for your generous heart.

Keep Little Rock Beautiful Hosts America Recycles Day on November 15

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WHO:                         Keep Little Rock Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep Arkansas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful

WHAT:                      America Recycles Day

WHEN:                      5-8 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2019

WHERE:                   Bernice Garden on South Main in downtown Little Rock

BACKGROUND:     The roots of sustainability and city beautification run deep in Little Rock. So deep, in fact, it can be traced back all the way to 1885 when a Little Rock newspaper reportedly offered a free plow with each prepaid subscription. Today, more than 130 years later, Little Rock continues keeping the city beautiful through a myriad of ways, one of which is America Recycles Day from 5-8 p.m. at the Bernice Garden in downtown Little Rock on Fri., Nov. 15.

Sponsored by ShredSmart, Ace Glass and eSCO, Keep Little Rock Beautiful’s America Recycles Day event will feature onsite recycling, document shredding and performances by Fin Judkins Music and We Few. Everyone is encouraged to bring electronics and glass items to be recycled as well as old documents for shredding. The event is free to the public.

“Our goal is for the citizens of Little Rock to commit to reducing, reusing, recycling and buying recycled goods,” said Tim Heiple, chair of Keep Little Rock Beautiful. “The Bernice Garden is an excellent example of what recycling can accomplish as it was once a concrete lot. We hope to encourage others to beautify their environment through reducing, reusing, recycling and purchasing recycled products.”

For more information about the 2019 America Recycles Day in Little Rock, visit http://keeplittlerockbeautiful.com.

About Keep Little Rock Beautiful

Keep Little Rock Beautiful (KLRB) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2005 by a group of individuals passionate about the environmental quality of life in their hometown. We are a volunteer-based community organization dedicated to litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction, beautification, and community improvement. Since 2006, KLRB has been a certified local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., the nation’s leading community improvement organization. We are also an affiliate of Keep Arkansas Beautiful.

About Keep America Beautiful

At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.

Arvest Bank Seeks Marketing Manager

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The Marketing Manager provides leadership for advertising, public relations, marketing promotions, and associate sales motivation activities. The incumbent develops and executes marketing campaigns for local banks, including community banks and lines of business. The incumbent also supports various lines of business with all types of media including in-branch material and various forms of external advertising.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    1. Manage, implement and supervise all local bank media and non-media advertising, publicity and public relations to assure that maximum advertising exposure is gained by the local bank within budgeted expenditures. Leverage direct mail, mass media, public relations events, media releases, digital campaigns, trade shows and expos.

 

    1. Prepare annual marketing budget for Sales Manager approval. Review the accuracy of marketing general ledgers to manage marketing expenditures within annual marketing budget.

 

    1. Manage the advertising process by coordinating with Centralized Advertising, Digital & Electronic Marketing and public relations/advertising firms. Maintain graphics standards for the local bank.  Coordinate media purchases to support marketing plans.

 

    1. Develop and produce news releases, which may be in conjunction with PR firms.

 

    1. Handle all charitable contributions made through the local bank and the Walton Family Foundation.  Prepare and maintain thorough tracking & reporting for CRA donations, including all required documentation and/or information.

 

    1. Apply sound compliance practices to ensure all compliance requirements are achieved for all marketing materials produced locally or through Centralized Advertising, Digital and Electronic Marketing.

 

    1. Evaluate the local bank’s relevant market area and position; recommend to local bank management the best course of action for capturing available profitable business for each community served by the local bank. Develop and execute marketing plans at the local bank and community bank levels.

 

    1. Assist in the execution of short and long-range product sales and service campaigns to maintain continued market penetration of loans, deposits, accounts, and other targeted end results.

 

    1. Compare Arvest rates and product features to other banks in the market area. Use data from Arvest Database Marketing to evaluate local bank’s position in the market.

 

    1. Manage the purchasing, inventory, and distribution of premium/specialty items.

 

    1. Understand and comply with bank policy, laws, regulations, and the bank’s BSA/AML Program, as applicable to your job duties. This includes but is not limited to; complete compliance training and adhere to internal procedures and controls; report any known violations of compliance policy, laws, or regulations and report any suspicious customer and/or account activity.

TEAM ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    • Cross-sell other services of the bank.

 

    • Support and uphold the Arvest Mission Statement.

 

    • Uphold the Arvest Code of Ethics and ensure that confidential information is safeguarded.

 

    • Maintain a high level of cooperation and rapport with all associates in order to ensure accurate and efficient operations and service.

 

    • Formulate and communicate new ideas and suggestions that will improve profitability and efficiency for the bank’s overall operation.

 

    • Foster and promote the proper bank image at all times.

 

    • Maintain involvement in community affairs to foster and promote the proper bank image at all times.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

May directly supervise Marketing Specialist(s) and/or Assistant(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Ensure direct reports have completed required compliance training and are adhering to all internal procedures and controls as it relates to bank policy, laws, regulations and Arvest’s BSA/AML Program. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining associates.  The incumbent has the authority and the appropriate influence to make recommendations regarding hiring, firing, advancement, promotion, or any other change of status of other associates within the guidelines of the bank’s procedures and guidelines for such change of status events.  The incumbent provides training, planning, assigning, and directing work assignments and schedules; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

To view this opening, click on the link below.

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Sincerely,
Arvest Bank

KIPR Power 92 Wins 2019 Medium Market Marconi Award

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KIPR Power 92 was named Medium Market Station of the Year at the 30th annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards in Dallas, Texas, this past Thursday night.

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards honor radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence and performance in radio broadcasting.

Joe Booker Power 92 Program Director and Operations Manager accepted the honor at the Marconi Awards Dinner and Show on behalf of Power 92. He said “We’re grateful for this honor and it’s a reflection of the hard work our whole team has put in”.

“This award is a testament to the great radio that the Power 92 team has been producing for the last 30+ years, and is a fantastic honor to highlight the amazing year that Power 92 has had.  It’s an honor to be a part of the station and a privilege to work with the entire Power 92 team” said Keith Leismann, Cumulus Little Rock Vice-President / General Manager.

KPIR Power 92 is owned by CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 428 owned-and-operated stations across 87 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the American Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 8,000 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. For more information, visit www.cumulusmedia.com.

SPP Seeks E-Learning Specialist

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Job Code: 19-063
Organization: Corporate Services
Department: Human Resources & Adm Svs
FT/PT Status: Full Time
Overview:
The E-Learning Specialist is responsible for the training design and development needs for the corporate training and professional development team (CTPD). The E-Learning Specialist works closely with other SPP subject matter experts in the systematic process of identifying, developing, implementing and evaluating necessary online training.  Additionally, this role is responsible for identifying and maintaining project forecasting and time-requirements concerning online and compliance training deliverables, including mitigating any associated risks with the training initiatives. This position requires extensive contact and collaboration with employees at all levels including executive management.

The incumbent performs assignments with guidance and direction from the Supervisor of Corporate Training & Professional Development and completes multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities:

General

  •  Manage the integration of all internal online training events into the LMS, including uploading all course content, and managing online assessments
  • Coordinate, develop, design, implement and evaluate online Corporate-wide training, such as Business Continuity plan training, compliance training, and CIP security training within the required timeframes
  • Utilizes a systematic approach to learning (ADDIE) for the development of online learning

Analysis

  • Conduct thorough analyses of all online training request prior to the curriculum development phase of content to ensure the content is aligned with identified needs, gaps and/or changes and there is a clear line-of-sight with course objectives, content and assessments.
  • Assure the maintenance and accuracy of all existing online training.

Consulting/Facilitation/Coordination

  • Collaborate with training staff and SME’s on design, development, implementation, and evaluation of corporate and professional development opportunities.
  • Determining most effective online content and e-learning opportunities for the corporation.
  • Consults with stakeholders to design and develop job task analysis and assessments, readiness and job role validation in the LMS.

Design and Delivery

  • Writes scripts for online training content.
  • Determining most effective (interactive) presentation of content for online adult learning.
  • Collaborate with peers and other internal stakeholders to ensure the timely development of all online training.
  • Designs and develops job role observation checklists and assessments in the LMS.
  • Utilize computer-based systems and the LMS to produce online trainings, curricula and reports.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify and design training on internal processes and procedures.


Measurement

    • Utilize the Learning Management System (LMS) to produce online exams and reports.
  • Documents online training such that all necessary evidence for compliance is recorded and readily available for auditing.

Other

  • Provide online training assistance in areas of expertise to other employees, as needed.
  • Coordinate in the creation and implement career development job task and training for SPP job roles.
  • Establish metrics and monitor program success.
  • Own online training vendor relationships.
  • Assist with general CTPD initiatives as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Qualifications:
Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

    Experience Requirements:

  • Two (2) years of curriculum design and development, training or relevant technical experience
  • Curriculum development, presentation skills, and training development skills

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, a large volume of work, and stringent deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Evidence of self-initiative, self-direction, motivation, as well as analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to function with constantly changing and multiple priorities

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an education/training-related field
  • Experience with Adobe Captivate, Camtasia (or similar)
  • Learning Management System experience
  • Relevant experience in a corporate training environment

Work Enviornment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and work at a computer for long periods of time, talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop. The employee may be required to lift and move up to 10 pounds.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of workweek are Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m.  Working extended hours may be required.

Travel Requirement:

This position requires minimal travel (approximately 5%).

Should you elect to apply for this position SPP will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.

Southwest Power Pool is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.  SPP adheres to the ADA and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.

For details and how to apply, visit https://spp.org/careers/apply/

Methodist Family Health Foundation Seeks Director of Development

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Love kids? Love building a foundation for Arkansas children and their families who are rebuilding their lives after abuse, abandonment and neglect? Want to work with a team that provides the best possible care to those with psychiatric, behavioral, emotional and spiritual issues?

Come work with us! The Methodist Family Health Foundation is seeking a director of development. Details are:

120 MFH

Under the direction of the Executive Director for the Foundation, the Director of Development will be responsible for the Annual Fund Program. This will encompass promoting and maintaining the Workman’s Society Program, Church Relations, and Corporate/Individual sponsorships for events and Direct Mail. This position will also work in conjunction with the marketing department to ensure Foundation collaterals for these programs are in-line with Methodist Family Health’s overall branding strategy.

Responsibilities:

Create and manage a Major Gifts program

Cultivate prospects, solicit donors and manage the Workman Society program

Coordinate and cultivate church relations

Manage the Direct Mail Program

Cultivate and solicit corporate and individual sponsorships for Southern Silks and Bright Night.

Coordinate with the Marketing Director to create and develop fundraising collateral pieces

Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director of the Foundation

Qualifications:
• Requires Five (5) years’ experience in Fundraising
• Require a Bachelor’s degree
• Personal integrity, character, and a strong sense of ethics
• Ability to deal effectively with a multitude of donor personalities
• Excellent verbal, writing, and organizational skills
• An affinity for serving the public good
• High energy level
• Deadline and detail oriented
• Knowledge of computers and donor software programs, in particular Raisers’ Edge
• Willingness and ability to travel

Apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/…/recruitment/recruitment.html…

ARUMC Seeks Executive Assistant to the Bishop

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The Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas is currently accepting applications for Executive Assistant to the Bishop.

Overview: The Executive Assistant to the Bishop is responsible for overseeing the management of the Office of The Resident Bishop of the Arkansas Annual Conference and supporting the Bishop in the carrying out of his/her responsibilities.

Qualifications: Serious applicants must have skill and knowledge of office administrative work. They should be able to create an atmosphere of hospitality, welcome and helpfulness when relating to all people. They should also demonstrate excellence in planning, coordinating, implementing and finalizing assignments. A working knowledge of The United Methodist Church structure, doctrine and polity is important.

Detailed Job Description: A detailed job description can be found here. For any questions, contact Vicki Davis Brewer at vicki.davis@arumc.org or 501-324-8019.

Salary and Benefits are commensurate with education, training, experience and skills.

Interested applicants should email the following to vicki.davis@arumc.org:

  • Cover letter;
  • Current resumé with work and salary history as well as a reference list;
  • Written responses to the following:
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What strengths, skills and experiences do you have that will enable you to successfully fulfill the position description?
  • What experiences have you had managing budgets and preparing expense reports?
  • What experience have you had with The United Methodist Church?
  • What software programs are you proficient in?
  • Please prepare a short paragraph that summarizes your best understanding of the “mission” of this position.

Applications are due no later than Monday, September 30, 2019.