Noble Impact Seeks Digital Marketing and PR Manager

Noble Impact is growing faster than ever, and we’re looking for a Digital Marketing and PR Manager to lead and grow our digital marketing and communications strategy. Located in downtown Little Rock, Noble Impact is an energetic, growing, and passionate team of education-obsessed change-makers looking to rewire education for purpose and relevance. And now, we’re looking for a marketing extraordinaire to help tell our story.

If you or someone you know gets pumped about managing marketing and communications for a growing education initiative, let’s talk!

The Position

As the Digital Marketing and PR Manager, you will be responsible for exponentially growing Noble Impact’s user base and digital footprint. You would be in charge of developing, implementing, managing, and analyzing Noble Impact’s digital marketing and public relations strategies, and you would also have the opportunity to assist with event management, community building, and product development efforts.

The ideal candidate would have a proven track record in creating and implementing online traffic and lead generation strategies through email, SEO/SEM, social media, and content marketing. You must be a self-starter that can excel in an entrepreneurial environment and aggressively grow our online presence.

Ideally, you would also be passionate about education, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and possess industry experience in marketing, public relations, and/or journalism. Like our teammates, you should also care a great deal about making an impact through education.

In this role, you will:

  • Create, manage, measure, and report performance on all digital marketing (email, SEO/SEM, social media, and content marketing) campaigns and efforts
  • Manage content generation initiatives, such as our Community Blogging Program
  • Grow the subscriber base of the monthly email newsletter, while also reimagining what the newsletter could be
  • Garner local and national press for Noble Impact initiatives and programming
  • Collaborate with the product team on website and digital product projects
  • Assist with event planning and management

You’re our ideal teammate if you have:

  • Experience managing high-growth digital marketing initiatives
  • Proven excellence with landing press features within relevant media outlets
  • Strong communications/writing and math/analytical skills
  • Expertise in Google Analytics
  • Expertise in Excel (or Google Spreadsheets)
  • An engaged social media following across platforms (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, blogs, etc.)
  • Accurate understanding of performance and success metrics and knowledge of how to analyze and improve these key performance indicators

Are passionate about education. You’re a total dream candidate if you:

  • Geek out about design and data analysis
  • Stay up-to-date on marketing, PR, and technology trends
  • Consider yourself a storyteller
  • Enjoy working in small, entrepreneurial teams

You can expect:

  • A full-time position with a competitive salary
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Flexible working hours and remote working options
  • Opportunities to attend and speak at conferences
  • Passionate and impact-minded teammates
  • A collaborative, growth-focused, fast-moving culture
  • High-level connectivity within the education system

The person who fills the role of Marketing and PR Manager at Noble Impact will collaborate with VP of Product Erica Swallow, who currently manages all marketing efforts at Noble Impact. Erica is excited to hire a partner-in-change who can take Noble Impact’s marketing, communications, and story to the next level. If you’d like to get insight into the position, she’s your gal. Tweet or email her to connect.

Does this role sound perfect for you or someone you know? If so, we want to talk. Contact the Noble Impact team at joinus@nobleimpact.org. Attach your resumé and/or LinkedIn profile, so we can get to know your professional experience, and tell us about yourself and your interest in the role! We’re in the process of scheduling phone interviews and are looking forward to bringing on a full-time teammate in June!

About Us

Noble Impact is an education non-profit that provides relevant and purpose-driven education to K-12 students through portfolio-driven and project-based learning experiences. Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, we currently serve 400+ students in elementary, middle, and high school.

KATV Seeks Digital Sales Manager

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Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KATV is seeking a Digital Sales Manager who will ensure that all digital objectives, including internet and mobile, maintain or exceed company revenue growth goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with staff regularly to provide digital platform training, support and innovative integrations and develop new growth and revenue for Sinclair markets
  • Maintain high level communications with all station and corporate management, sales staff, as well as vendors
  • Execute training for sales management, account executives and content producers
  • Meet with vendors and potential vendors to improve existing and develop new programs as well as find and develop new initiatives and programs to advance the digital team
  • Assist with implementation of programs and create revenue streams as opportunities arise
  • Gather new media technology and content information and research to provide the station with the most competitive advantage

Requirements:

  • Ability to lead, train and direct professionals successfully
  • Working knowledge of new media, digital interactive initiatives, social media and content
  • Two to five years management experience, preferable in a TV sales environment
  • Strong organizational, written and communication skills
  • Hands on experience developing new business as a skilled negotiator and motivator
  • TV background or digital management experience a plus

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

For more info or to apply, visit here.

 

Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association Seeks Director of Communications

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The Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, established in 1959 and a non-profit trade organization that utilizes 100% of its resources solely for the cattle industry and beef producers in the state of Arkansas; is actively seeking a Director of Communications. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

producing the Arkansas Cattle Business monthly publication, concept development, design, layout, prepress production, writing, managing all written and web communications, website and social media management, event planning and coordinating, and designing association promotional material such as brochures, posters, invitations, logos, advertisements and displays.

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree from an accredited university is required with a strong emphasis in the Agriculture Communications or Journalism fields. Experience in magazine production, marketing and advertising disciplines a plus. In-depth knowledge of current versions of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office is mandatory, along with basic Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word skills required. Basic accounting or QuickBooks experience also a plus. Candidate must be self-sufficient, self-motivated, organized and able to work under the pressure of a deadline.

Position requires excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills, managing of advertising clients, budget management and the availability and flexibility to travel. A working knowledge of the cattle and beef industry is preferred. Some minor lifting; carrying and physical work may arise from time to time.

Salary and Benefits will be based upon experience. Please send cover letters and resumes attention to:

Adam McClung at Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, 310 Executive Court, Little Rock, AR 72205

Or fax at 501-224-5377 or email at adam@arbeef.org.

UCA Seeks Systems Administrator

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Posting Details

Title Information

Employee Class Code 03 (Classified)
AR State Title Computer Support Specialist
Grade C119
FLSA Exempt
Minimum Salary or Salary Range $35,554 to $49,067
Hourly Rate $17.09 to $23.60

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number C0322016
Working Title Systems Administrator I
Position Number 067012
Department Org 415000 – Information Technology
Position Summary The Systems Administrator is a technical position that will be responsible for managing systems related to UCA’s network directory services, production virtual environment, server administration, and other systems. The Systems Administrator will work with the Manager of Systems Administration and other IT staff to ensure operations, systems, and services support both current and future requirements.
Job Duties and Responsibilities – Administer Active Directory, including user accounts, printing, workstation imaging, and virus protection
– Install and maintain the operation of hardware and software related to UCA’s VMWare virtual environment
– Create, deploy, and manage virtual machines in VMWare
– Document systems/configurations and related common maintenance procedures
– Provide secondary support for email system and IT-hosted Windows applications
– Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
– Administration and management of Microsoft Active Directory
– Working knowledge of VMWare/VSphere management
– Problem-solving skills (reasoning, intuition, and persistence)
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Ability to work effectively with highly technical vendors and support engineers, as well as non-technical end users
Required Education and/or Experience The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer applications, mathematics, or a related field; plus two years of experience in computer support. OR Completion of technical training in computer science, data processing, or a related field acquired from a vocational, military, or industrial setting plus four years of experience in computer support plus one year of supervisory experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Education and/or Experience – Minimum three (3) years recent systems administration experience
– Extensive experience administering Microsoft Active Directory in a medium-to-large scale network environment
– Experience with using Microsoft SCCM for workstation imaging, endpoint protection, software updates
– Experience creating and troubleshooting group policies in Active Directory
– Experience in managing 100+ virtual machines using VMWare
– Experience in managing/administering servers or systems
– Experience managing Google Apps for Education
– Experience with Microsoft network printing
Recognized industry certification (ex: MTA, MCSA, MCSE)
– Experience with Novell eDirectory
– Higher education institution IT experience
Background Check Requirements 00 – 01 – Criminal/Sex/Drug
Desired start date 07/01/2016

Position Summary and Qualifications

License(s)/Certifications
Physical Demands Checklist Sitting, Standing, Walking
Physical Exertion Administrative Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds, Light Work – Exerting up to 20 pounds

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement
UCA EEO Statement The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.
Open Date 05/19/2016
Close Date 06/03/2016
Open Until Filled No
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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Diamond State Romance Authors Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Multi-Author Book-Signing

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USA Today, Amazon Best-Selling Authors Will Meet Readers, Fans

 

WHO:             Authors and Members of the Diamond State Romance Authors,

the Arkansas Chapter of Romance Writers of America

WHAT:           10th Anniversary Celebration of the Arkansas Chapter and Member Book-Signing

WHEN:           11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016

WHERE:        Hastings at 1421 Military Road in Benton, Arkansas

HOW:             https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hastings+Entertainment/@34.5787865,-92.5746231,14.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x9e1caa628b6e9202!8m2!3d34.5772424!4d-92.57494

BACKGROUND:      Arkansas authors and members of the state’s Romance Writers of America chapter will sign books, meet with readers and celebrate with fans at a book-signing from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hastings at 1421 Military Rd. in Benton, Arkansas on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Arkansas authors who will be signing books include Jen Crane, Cheryl Harper, Brinda Berry, D.T. Dyllin, Maggie Wells and Parker Kincade. Other writers and authors in attendance include KD Reep, Kathy Bates and Martin Regner, among others.

From USA Today and Amazon best-selling authors to the newly-published, this book signing will give readers and fans of the romance genre an opportunity to celebrate the incredible writing talent in Arkansas. The Diamond State Romance Authors (DSRA) is the Arkansas Chapter of Romance Writers of America, which is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy.

DSRA is celebrating 10 years of promoting excellence in romantic fiction and advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy, dissemination of information, professional education, publications and other appropriate activities, and providing continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry.

For more information, visit https://diamondstateauthors.wordpress.com/.

AR Kids Read Seeks Regional Coordinator

AR Kids Read

Mission – To improve the future of Arkansas children and families by advancing literacy education through community engagement and tutoring so that all children can read proficiently.

Vision – Every child in Arkansas will read proficiently by the end of third grade.

Goals

* Increase childhood reading proficiency by placing and supporting volunteer tutors in public schools and by providing literacy resources to children. Demonstrate the success of tutoring programs using scores, surveys, and other reliable measurements.

* Build community engagement in the education process by involving corporations, churches and other community institutions in the tutoring program.

* Increase public awareness and appreciation among the general public and targeted constituencies for the need for grade level reading proficiency by communicating relevant information and raising the profile of AR Kids Read as an advocate for childhood reading proficiency.

Position:

Reporting to the Executive Director and Community Relations staff, the Regional Coordinator will support the volunteer reading tutor and school network in which community volunteers tutor early elementary struggling readers during the school year, after school, and during summer programs. Duties will include but are not limited to:

* Provide support to the tutoring portion of the program including school site coordinators and tutors.

o Manage volunteer relationships including ongoing communications and volunteer recognition.

o Provide adequate tools and resources to the tutors.

o Serve as the connector between the school contacts and the tutors.

o Coordinate with school contacts including principals, literacy coordinators, and teachers to ensure program success at the school level including:

* Providing updates and resources to school contacts on an ongoing basis

* Arranging regular in-person meetings with school contacts to best support their role in the tutoring program.

* Expand/strengthen partnerships/networks by working with the 70+ collaborative organizations to coordinate efforts between AR Kids Read and those partners. Will also assist in expanding the network of organizations as well as facilitate joint funding, staff training, and sharing of resources where possible.

* Participate in volunteer recruitment and the use of volunteer management system by helping to identify and establish new tutor volunteer pools, as well as expand existing pools. In addition, will aid in the task of data-entry for Volunteer Hub including entry of day/time slots for each school, signing up of new tutors and maintaining any tutor-specific data housed on the database.

* Expand community awareness and engagement by aiding in the development of effective programs to engage the students and families served by the program, such as family literacy nights. Will participate in existing community awareness events and activities, as well as develop new ones.

* Demonstrate the effective use of technology using various forms of technology in a variety of activities. In addition to the tutor database management system, communication programs, social media, and website management may be included.

* Assist in developing and documenting the on-going improvement of the program and materials including the development of toolkits, model material and program documentation.

This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of $973 per month. In addition, there is an end of service award – a choice between an Education Award of $5730 or a stipend of $1500 (both are taxable). (Child care assistance and health care coverage may be available, are not guaranteed and have other qualifying requirements.)

Qualifications

The Regional Coordinator will be thoroughly committed to AR Kids Read’s mission and to national service. All candidates should have the following qualifications and experience:

* At least 18 years of age.

* A US Citizen, National or Permanent Resident.

* Bachelor’s degree or higher.

* Available to begin serving on or around July 15, 2016 for a one-year term to end on or around July 14, 2017 (Training is scheduled for July 18-21 in Phoenix, AZ.)

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to twheelis@arkidsread.org. Include the words “Regional Coordinator VISTA” in the email subject line.

UCA Seeks Visiting Assistant Professor in Communication

Posting Number F0222016
Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor in Communication
Position Number 173062
Department Org 336500 – Department of Communication
Position Summary The University of Central Arkansas visiting faculty is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is non-tenure track and a one year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years.
Job Duties and Responsibilities We seek applicants committed to excellence in undergraduate education with the ability to teach a variety of courses, which will include the introductory course in communication, research, theory, and electives in the candidate’s areas(s)of expertise.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Required Education and/or Experience A Ph.D. in Communication is required, ABD will be considered.
Preferred Education and/or Experience
License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)
University, Campus, and Community Description Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of approximately 11,700 students. The university offers 87 undergraduate and 58 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarship and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 60,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.
Background Check Requirements 00 – 01 – Criminal/Sex/Drug
Desired start date 08/16/2016

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UCA EEO Statement The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.
Open Date 04/20/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Portfolio / Supplemental Materials
  5. Unofficial Transcripts

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  1. Other Document