Job Opportunities – 03/29/15

ACADEMIC OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Center for Multicultural & Diversity Education

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

Closing:  April 13

Description:  The Academic Outreach Specialist will contribute to the college readiness outreach, academic retention efforts, and the diversity education events and programs of the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education. The Outreach Specialist will develop college readiness curricula to facilitate workshops in high schools statewide and during academic summer programs on campus, and will mentor current college students and design and facilitate academic retention workshops. This position will help to plan summer programs and other intensive outreach events targeting prospective underrepresented students, as well as help to plan and facilitate diversity education programming for the UA campus community. The academic outreach specialist will assist with program assessment, including evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and data-driven decision-making. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree.  Experience with college readiness outreach, student mentoring, and academic workshop facilitation or presentations.  Participation in or leadership of academic retention programming.  Data collection and assessment experience.  (Academic coursework and related projects and internships may qualify as experience for recent college graduates.)

Preferred:  Master’s degree in education, communications, or a related field and/or two or more years of professional experience in diversity-oriented college readiness outreach and academic retention programming.  Extensive academic presentation and program facilitation experience.  Diversity-oriented academic outreach experience.  Graphic and web design skills that could be used to generate promotional printed materials and online content.  Excellent oral and written communication skills as evidenced in application materials.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uark.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=185055

 

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ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

KDIS 99.5 FM – FaithTalk

Salem Media Group / Little Rock

Req. Number:  15-0105

Summary:  We currently have a full time, position available for a Full-Time Multi-media Sales and Marketing Account Executive at our radio station business unit in Little Rock, Arkansas. A multi-media Sales and Marketing Account Executive must have a proven track record of commissioned direct sales success. Media sales and marketing experience is a plus. The ability to prospect and problem solve for our business clients is a must. We seek an aggressive professional driven to help local clients utilize all of our broadcast and digital assets to grow their business.  We offer a competitive salary/commission structure based upon experience, and a comprehensive benefit package as well as paid holidays and paid vacation.

Description:  Expand local sales by bringing new advertisers to the station, generating new leads and selling non-traditional advertising. Develop client relationships, contact key accounts, manage clients at various stages in the sales cycle including account updates, weekly projections and forecast of future advertising. Generate packages, negotiate advertising rates, direct creative campaigns and create oral and written presentations. Establish and maintain good relationships with buyers and clients. Develop short and long range plans for revenue growth. Research, analyze, and monitor competitive media for new leads.

Requirements:  Minimum two (2) years of sales experience.  A self-starter who is motivated by direct commission compensation.  Must be flexible, organized, and team-minded.  A high-energy individual with good organizational skills.  Must possess the ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment.  Excellent written and verbal skills are a must.  Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://rn22.ultipro.com/SAL1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*AFB4455D5CE8ACB7

 

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ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT

Pine Bluff Commercial / Pine Bluff

 

Summary:  Work with new and existing advertising customers to sell and produce print advertising, as well as digital advertising for the Central Arkansas Newspapers as well as our other publications and websites. This position will cover the central Arkansas area.

Requirements:  Formal equivalent of a high school diploma plus 2 years experience in business-to-business sales. Media sales experience preferred. Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and good driving record. Must be profi cient with computers and software. Must have good math and verbal and  written communication skills. Knowledge in advertising layout and design preferred. Must be dependable and hard-working with a positive attitude and a strong desire to succeed.

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

Leslie Martin, Human Resources,

lmartin@pbcommercial.com

 

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ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE / CENTRAL ARKANSAS

Vowell, Inc. / Little Rock

Summary:  Vowell, Inc., a multi-media company and publisher of AY Magazine, Arkansas Money and Politics, and expanded multi-media advertising solutions; including digital and social media, is seeking to hire an account executive to cover the Central Arkansas area.  Candidates must have outsides sales experience, the ability to transfer leads into appointments and then into sales, the ability to work existing account base and grow sales, have a high energy level, enthusiastic and motivated, can work independently within a team environment.  Must be excellent at building highly productive relationships with key decision makers, be results driven and goal oriented and be professional, honest and ethical.

 

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

Missy Penor, Publisher

mpenor@vowellinc.com

 

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ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE  / NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

Vowell, Inc. / Little Rock (NWA)

Summary:  Vowell, Inc., a multi-media company and publisher of AY Magazine, Arkansas Money and Politics, and expanded multi-media advertising solutions; including digital and social media, is seeking to hire an account executive to cover the Northwest Arkansas area.  Candidates must have outsides sales experience, the ability to transfer leads into appointments and then into sales, the ability to work existing account base and grow sales, have a high energy level, enthusiastic and motivated, can work independently within a team environment.  Must be excellent at building highly productive relationships with key decision makers, be results driven and goal oriented and be professional, honest and ethical.

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

Missy Penor, Publisher

mpenor@vowellinc.com

 

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ASSIGNMENT EDITOR

KHBS – KHOG / Rogers

Summary:  40/29 News, the Hearst-owned ABC/CW duopoly in Fayetteville/Fort Smith has an immediate opening for an Assignment Editor. We are looking for a tenacious, organized, self-starting journalist looking to dig for and break big stories utilizing our team, our technology and varied distribution platforms.

Description:  Monitors scanners, email, social media, and viewer phone calls to gather and organize information.  Collaborates with news managers, producers and field crews to organize assignments, coordinate flow of information, and execute coverage plans and logistics.  Maintain story files for every assignment, ensures accuracy of content, follows-up on assignments after their completion.  Builds relationships with people and organizations critical to our newsgathering success.  Accesses and analyzes data gathered through databases and public records.  Asks tough questions, demands accurate answers, and exhibits extraordinary poise and ethical decision-making skills under pressure.  Injects digital-thinking in every content discussion.  Knows how to play big and win weather and breaking news.  Utilizes television channels and digital platforms to keep our viewers safe and informed during breaking news and weather coverage.  Executes the Live Local Late Breaking mission; infusing it into every assignment.  Solves problems before they occur, starts projects before being asked, and delegates to ensure efficiency and opportunity for our team.  Assembles week-ahead, special project story, long-format special and special events plans.

Requirements:  College degree.  Past newsroom experience required.  Past producing or assignment desk experience preferred.  Past web publishing experience preferred.  Above-average ability to computerized databases and technology required.  Ability to demonstrate exemplary organization skills.

To Apply, or for more information:   Email resume and references to:

Greg Shepperd, News Director

newsdirector@4029tv.com

 

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ASSISTANT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER       

Arkansas Worker’s Compensation Commission / Little Rock

Position Number:  22094287

Salary:  $85,536 – $106,919

Closing:  April 1

Summary:  The Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) Assistant Chief Executive Officer is responsible for assisting the Chief Executive Officer in the day-to-day management, administration, and operations of the Commission. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

 

Description:  Assists the Chief Executive Officer in the supervision of the senior staff. Assists the Chief Executive Officer in the facilitation, coordination, and implementation of policy decisions and other directions of the three member Full Commission of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, and assists in planning, coordinating, and supervising the development of the Commission’s biennial budget. Reviews surety bonds proposed for cancellation by the Contractors Licensing Board to determine whether the contractor had workers’ compensation coverage during the term of the bond. Supervises subordinates including interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating performance, and terminating personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  Licensed to practice law by the State Board of Law Examiners as established by Act 361 of 1917 and Act 88 of 1873, plus six years experience in law, including four years in a 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=385f02d2dab636fad08934e199eb9e05&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=982&jobid=73824

 

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR MARKETING & STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

University Housing

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

Description:  The Assistant Director for Marketing and Strategic Communications is responsible for directing all of the marketing and communications for the University Housing department. This position will direct the marketing and communication efforts for the department for continuing students, potential new students, parents, and key constituents across campus. The Assistant Director for Marketing and Strategic Communications will develop a clear and focused vision for the area that will maximize communication and the customer experience. This position will also oversee the social media, website presence, and departmental publications for the department. The position will supervise one professional staff member and student workers. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, marketing, communications, business, higher education, or a related field.  Two years of experience in designing and managing high profile marketing programs.  One year of supervisory experience.

Preferred:  Three years of progressive experience in designing and managing high profile marketing programs.  Two years of supervisory experience.  Experience with Adobe Creative Suites (In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator); Microsoft Office; SharePoint; and social media.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uark.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=185050

 

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ASSISTANT MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Football Programs

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

Closing:  April 3

Summary:  The Assistant Marketing & Communications Director will serve as the main external contact for the nationally recognized men’s & women’s track and field and cross country programs and will be responsible for all day-to-day marketing and communications needs of the program.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent. Two years of experience within the external division of a college athletics department.

Preferred:  Master’s degree.  Professional experience working with collegiate track and field and/or cross country program.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uark.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=184914

 

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ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS      

National Park Community College / Hot Springs

Closing:  April 17

 

Summary:  National Park Community College (NPCC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President for External Affairs (AVPEA). This newly established position will oversee the day-to-day and strategic management of philanthropy and fundraising, special events, alumni engagement and relationship management, communications and brand management, media and public relations, and will serve as the governmental liaison. The  AVPEA will drive efforts and formulate policies and programs that grow financial and human investment in the College; will coordinate and oversee the College’s relationships and partnerships with external entities; will oversee the evolution and implementation of a cohesive communications, marketing and branding strategy for the College in all forms of media in its outreach to external and internal constituencies; and will supervise and expand efforts that broaden the visibility, reputation and utilization of the College and its resources to external constituencies. This newly established position will serve as the Chief Advancement Officer at National Park Community College, responsible for the overall leadership and performance of resource development for and external engagement with the College.  The AVPEA will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet and work to build visibility, relationships and resources for the College. The AVPEA will oversee the operations, encouraging integration and collaboration, of the following functional areas: Philanthropy and Relationship Management (fundraising, cultivation and stewardship); Advancement Services; Advisory Boards; Alumni Engagement and Donor Relations; Special Events; Communications and Brand Management; Media and Public Relations, Governmental Relations.

Description:  Provides innovative, collaborative leadership, supervision, planning and execution to increase and diversify investment in and engagement with the College. Responsible for cultivating, empowering and directing an effective, cohesive team that sets and fulfills clear, ambitious and achievable goals.  Selects, guides and evaluates professional and support staff; oversees accountability and professional development of staff to ensure dynamic, entrepreneurial, goal-oriented division.  Oversees and participates in the design, implementation and management of a comprehensive philanthropy and relationship management plan with clear objectives and goals, including annual, capital, planned and special fundraising, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, administration of prospect research, gift processing and acknowledgement, communications, and integrated advancement operations and systems.  Actively involved in the fundraising process through identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of alumni, donors and community partners, including individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses, and organizations.  Serves in principal liaison capacity with external and internal constituencies, including the Board of Trustees, advisory boards, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, friends, community partners and other external entities to enhance and develop financial, human and community support, to expand the visibility, reputation and sales of NPCC and to share emerging trends, which may include regular reports as requested.  Supervises and participates in the effective, coordinated management and direction of advisory boards, including but not limited to the Foundation Board, Alumni Association Board, and Board of Trustees, to advance the College’s strategic priorities.  Oversees the planning and cost-effective execution of special events that support philanthropy and relationship goals, ultimately enhancing resources, visibility and goodwill for the College.  Directs the development and effective execution of a comprehensive communications, marketing, public relations and brand-building strategy to internal and external constituencies to meet advancement goals for various targeted and general populations and utilizing different media platforms.  Responsible for effective and consistent communications with College’s major external constituencies, including alumni, donors, media, the general public and partners.  Leads efforts to build partnerships with corporate, community and non-profit sectors that broaden and deepen resources for and external engagement with the College.  Ensures effectiveness and efficiency of systems and structures to aid planning, management and decision-making relating to fundraising and relationship management, communications, marketing and brand strategy.  Constantly reviews and analyzes the effectiveness of all aspects of resource development and external engagement operations, and revises and strengthens as necessary.  Provides leadership in the development of all fundraising, communications and promotional literature, including but not limited to grant proposals, general solicitations and correspondence as well as marketing and advertising materials.  Develops and manages the annual operating budget, income and activity projections for the division.  Participates in the institution-wide budget development and management.  Participates in the central governance of the College, serving as a member of the President’s cabinet, the principal liaison to the Board of Trustees, as well as on selected budget, planning and special committees as requested.  Represents the College in a speaking or board capacity to advance the College and the goals of the division; participates, as needed, in the general functions of the office, including, but not limited to, fundraising, alumni and donor events on and off campus, community events, etc.; and represents the College at regional and national conferences and events regarding advancement, university relations and external affairs. Provides leadership in the development and execution of policies, procedures, programs and budget levels that ensure effective and efficient solicitation, recognition and communications with alumni, friends, donors and partners.  Assists with the strategic planning activities of the College with special attention to those areas that have resource development and external engagement implications.  Assures adherence to state and federal regulations, institution policies and relevant accreditation standards.  Other duties as assigned by the President.

Requirements:  Possess a bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred; and will have at least five years of experience in one or more of the following areas: institutional advancement, philanthropy/fundraising, communications, marketing, management and/or sales; will have at least five years of demonstrated supervisory experience, helping to build effective, collaborative cross-divisional programs and teams.  Strong verbal and written communications skills, and a mindset that prioritizes clear, congenial, effective and open communications. The AVPEA will be working with all levels of employees and supporters, from CEOs to support staff, and must generally enjoy working with, engaging and managing others.  Demonstrated and excellent management skills in such areas as goal-setting and accountability, staff hiring, supervision, delegation and evaluation, budget planning and management. He or she must have an understanding and appreciation of the strategic uses of all resources.  Be adept in leading and managing a staff and in establishing excellent working relationships with internal and external constituencies. The AVPEA must have demonstrated success in motivating and working with many types of constituents and personalities.  Have a highly developed sense of propriety in dealing with sensitive and confidential information, related to alumni and donors as well as employees and colleagues.  Have knowledge of and experience with cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques.  Have knowledge of best and effective practices in communication, marketing and brand management strategies.  Have superior interpersonal, organization and presentation skills.

To Apply, or for more information:  Inquiries, nominations and applications should be sent electronically to:

Janet Brewer, HR Director

humanresources@npcc.edu

Include a letter of application, complete CV or resume, and the names and contact information for three references to be contacted in the latter stages of the search.  All inquiries and applications will be handled and evaluated in full confidence.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

VCC Communications News Bureau

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) / Little Rock

Position Number:  50045551

Closing:  April 7

Description:  The Communications Specialist will be responsible for social media strategy and implementation of all UAMS social media, including FaceBook and Twitter. Responsibilities will include: monitoring, measuring and evaluating social media site’s effectiveness and making recommendations for improvement and developing statistical reports pertaining to use and access. The Specialist will also work with department managers, physicians and other staff to determine social media postings and coordinate and/or produce graphic elements for web pages and sites.  Duties will include: writing and editing for newsletters, press releases, fliers, internal communications, posting web stories, brochures & articles for all forms of communication and advertising in a timely manner for UAMS.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field plus 3 years experience in communications, marketing or journalism. Must know Associated Press (AP) style/guidelines.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uams.edu/feature/positions/Detail.aspx?advertisementId=60025943

 

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COMMUNITY SERVICE REP / VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Hospice, BHHN

Baptist Health / Little Rock

Summary:  Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field. Coordinates the development and ongoing maintenance of referral source network for Baptist Hospice. Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates Hospice volunteers. Coordinates volunteer activity in Hospice working with patients, families, staff and volunteers to assure appropriate volunteer involvement with Hospice patients.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://www.healthcaresource.com/bhark/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=100956

 

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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith / Fort Smith

Closing:  April 15

Description:  Under the direction of the Chancellor, the Director is responsible for the development and implementation of all University marketing and communications initiatives, including advertising, promotional materials, publications, media relations, and other efforts.  As supervisor of the marketing and communications team, the Director will develop and implement a comprehensive and fluid marketing plan, and adapt as dictated by the changing higher education environment; work closely with the Office of Enrollment Management to assist in marketing and communications efforts that help recruit and retain students; manage department operations, including budget and staff, including graphic design, marketing, writing, public/media relations, web management, photographer, and videography professionals; coordinate with academic colleges and other University departments to develop program-specific marketing strategies; work with media vendors and suppliers to develop creative advertising in traditional and current and emerging new media; implement a dynamic, creative, and consistent online presence for UAFS; monitor the university’s reputation through social media; and provide marketing and communications counsel to the Chancellor and other top university administrators. The Director will also serve as first point of contact for all advertising and media vendors and suppliers and perform other duties as required.

Requirements:  Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field, master’s degree strongly preferred; plus five years total experience in marketing/communications with three being in a marketing and communications leadership position in higher education; and demonstrated ability to manage and lead people. Preferred qualifications include extensive experience with media planning, placement, and purchasing and in developing and implementing university-wide marketing plans.  The candidate must be initiative-driven, capable of being an assertive presence in the market served by the University.  Candidates with expertise in social media, mobile marketing, marketing analytics, public/media relations, photography, videography, publications management, CRM software, CMS software, market research, web design, enrollment management, and admissions are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have superior oral and written communication skills; a broad knowledge of the local and regional higher-education market, as well as the University’s varied audiences; and exceptional customer service and presentation skills. Demands of the job require strong planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills; an ability to work well with diverse constituents; and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite graphic design processes.   Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements.

To Apply, or for more information:   http://uafs.edu/hr/15-21-0095

 

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DONOR ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Walton Arts Center / Fayetteville

Summary:  Provide exemplary customer service to patrons with an emphasis on services to donors. Act as primary contact for Friends of Walton Arts Center at the Artist Circle level and above. Work closely with Director of Donor Engagement and assist with administration, gift processing/tracking and benefit delivery for major gifts to the Annual Fund and Capital Campaign. Provide support to the Development Department in several key areas with emphasis on ticketing and special events. Other duties include assisting with administration and benefit delivery to both Friends and Sponsors, and cultivation of new donors and sponsors.

Description:  Act as primary contact of the “concierge hotline” for donors regarding ticketing, parking, donation information and performance information.  Process donations for Friends of Walton Arts Center, foundations, corporations, Corporate Leadership Council and VIPs.  Assist Director of Donor Engagement with accurate and efficient major gift records by creating a system to ensure donor cultivation and stewardship is fulfilled in a timely manner including solicitations, payments, pledges, thank you letters, receipts, etc.  Build and steward relationships with Walton Arts Center donors through opportunities such as the Friends lounge, Meet & Greet events and other special events as requested by development staff.  Act as the primary link between Development and the Box Office.  Assist with input and maintenance of donor and sponsor records in Tessitura, as needed.  Maintain Tessitura ticketing holds for Development.   Create various Tessitura reports for Director of Donor Engagement and Annual Giving Manager, as requested.  Monitor weekly briefings and e-mail for latest information on events and communicate to Development team.  Represent Walton Arts Center at internal and external events.  Assist with planning and executing special events as appropriate.  Be familiar with all Walton Arts Center benefit programs and how they impact donors and sponsors.  Organize VIP Parking needs and communicate with Facilities to ensure spaces are secured.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree with at least 2-3 years of experience in fundraising and/or customer service. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and database software. Interest or experience in administration, marketing or event planning desired.

To Apply, or for more information:  Submit resume and letter indicating interest to:

Karen Percival, Human Resources Officer

humanresources@waltonartscenter.org

 

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EDUCATION REPORTER

Pine Bluff Commercial / Pine Bluff

Summary:  The Pine Bluff Commercial is looking for an education reporter who is passionate about working a beat — covering everything from the meetings to the stories behind the meetings, individual students to the overarching educational policies that will shape their future.  The education beat covers the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; and a two-year technical college, SEARK College. There are four public school districts, two charter schools and a couple of private schools in our coverage area. On occasion, we will cover other schools outside of Pine Bluff in Southeast Arkansas.  Position works 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, with about four regular late nights a month because of school board meetings. Some general assignment reporting and coverage of events at night and on weekends will be required.  Reporters are expected to take their own photographs and videos. The Commercial has a strong web presence, where speed and a multi-media approach are part of the package.  Strong writing skills, speed, accuracy and respect for deadline are a must. Newsengin is our content-management system.

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

Amy Widner, Managing Editor

awidner@pbcommercial.com

 

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  (part-time)

Art Experience, Inc. / Fayetteville

Summary:  The Art Experience, Inc is accepting applications for the part-time position of Executive Director. We are looking for a dynamic professional with previous experience in the field of community services, a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit capable of taking the organization to the next step of excellence. a responsible manager sensitive to effective and efficient use of the resources of the organization and the management and motivation of its volunteers.  The organization is a non-profit art therapy center offering healing growth through the expressive arts and play to the local community including underserved populations throught groups, classes and an annual community puppet festival.

Description:  Reporting to the Board of Directors and working in conjunction with the committee of the Board, the Executive Director will be the organization’s key staff member, to insure the organization is furthering its mission and working in accordance with its strategic plan.  The Executive Director will be responsible for managing the strategic direction and vision and will help to develop short- and long-range operational plans, will continually work to insure financial viability, will work with the Board President and committee chairs on all new and/or ad-hoc projects approved by the Board: will monitor all necessary policies and procedures on behalf of the organizations and will perform other duties as assigned.  The Executive Director will work with the Board to identify strategic partners and establish mutually beneficial relationships.

Requirements:  Degree or diploma in a related field and five years of related experience.

To Apply, or for more information:  Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae with references, salary expectations and a statement explaining why you are interested in this position to:

Jo Ann Kaminsky, Board President

theartexperienceinc@gmail.com

 

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GENERAL SALES MANAGER

KDIS 99.5 FM – FaithTalk

Salem Media Group / Little Rock

Req. Number:  15-0104

Summary:  We currently have a full time position available for a General Sales Manager at our radio station business unit in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience good financial rewards while enjoying a team-oriented, high integrity work culture, dedicated to securing the financial means that allow the station to influence the community with positive and uplifting programming. This is a highly relational position which demands an ability to further integrate and represent the station, and elevate its status, within the fabric of the community and business culture.

Description:  Give direction and oversight of the sales efforts for the Little Rock market radio station cluster.  Aggressive, proactive commercial spot marketing to local advertisers; assisting with the creative positioning of the station(s) to the local community and its advertisers.  Recruit exceptional talent.  Train and motivate a strong sales staff and other key talent.  Meet and exceed station financial budget/goals.

Requirements:  Five years of successful radio station sales management in a comparable market.  Cluster sales management is a plus.  Familiarity with the Evangelical Christian core audience, its issues and concerns.  Knowledge and understanding of conceptual spot sales.  Strong negotiating acumen.  The ability to model-by-doing, high-integrity sales leadership.  Career stability.  Professional with a positive and energetic style.  Strong character integrity who approaches management in a disciplined, yet flexible manner.  Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, Photo Shop and Outlook software.  Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be detail oriented.  Good under pressure.  Able to handle multiple challenges simultaneously.  Must have an excellent driving record with valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  Primary work days Monday – Friday, with some weekend work required.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://rn22.ultipro.com/SAL1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*EA5530C732B2EB08

 

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MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST

KTHV 11 / Little Rock

Req. Number:  54221

Summary:  KTHV, the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas, is looking for a hard-working, team-oriented Multi-Media Journalist who is serious about their career. If you seek near-constant constructive feedback, please apply. If you need help writing compelling anchor lead-ins, please apply. If your reporting portfolio is lacking live shot experience, please apply.  You will be surrounded by a newsroom of 50 others who work together each day to create the best content in town, broadcast and digital. You will be expected to bring “real” story ideas to each morning meeting. You will be expected to tweet and post stories, every day. You will be expected to break stories. In return, we will make you the reporter you always wanted to be. If your desire is to move up to a larger market, Gannett owns properties all over and you will be in the pipeline. So, get us that reel and resume, we are waiting to hear from you!

Description:  Live reporting.  Video photography & non-linear editing.  Understanding of all social elements.  Able to work with an energetic multimedia team.  Generate and suggest compelling stories every day.  Write, produce, update stories for all platforms, including written and visual content.

Requirements:  Degree in journalism or related field; 1-3 years of experience is preferred.  A valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.

To Apply, or for more information:   Submit your resume with reference and video of your work via web link or DVD.

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=54221&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=GLzmGazajG5vjqNtQ%2fjrg1ZE3KA%3d

 

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NEWS EDITOR

El Dorado News-Times / El Dorado

Summary:  We are seeking a talented, experienced individual to fill the position of news editor at the El Dorado News Times, an award winning daily newspaper located in southern Arkansas. The city offers a lifestyle you would expect to find in larger cities with lots of arts, entertainment and eateries.  The ideal candidate for this job will be a flexible self-starter with excellent writing and page design skills who is able to work well under deadlines. The schedule for this position is basically Monday through Friday, from 3 to 11 p.m. The person hired for this essential post will be responsible for reading and editing late stories, writing headlines, designing pages for our print edition, and preparing stories and photos for placement on our website.

Requirements:   A journalism degree with post-college experience in a newsroom setting is preferred for this position, along with page design and Photoshop skills.

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

Chris Qualls, Managing Editor

cqualls@eldoradonews.com

 

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NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER

KARK 4 – KLRT 16 / Little Rock

Summary:  KARK and KLRT, the NBC and Fox affiliates in Little Rock, Arkansas, are looking for an innovative and creative news photographer to join Arkansas’ multi-platform leader in news and entertainment.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of creating visually-compelling stories that make an impact with the audience.  Candidates should understand the importance of natural sound use, tight editing, and interactive live shots.

Description:  Shoots video for news reports.  Confers with other personnel to discuss assignments, logistics and shot requirements.  Sets up, composes and executes video shots.  Maintains video equipment.  Edits video clips for television broadcasts and eMedia content.  Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  High school diploma.  Minimum two years’ experience operating video recording equipment.   Fluency in English.  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.  Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.  Proficiency with video recording equipment.  Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  Flexibility to work any shift.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://nexstar.hirecentric.com/jobs/49274.html

 

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ON-AIR TALENT

KDIS 99.5 FM – FaithTalk

Salem Media Group / Little Rock

Req. Number:  15-0108

Summary:  We currently have openings for both morning and evening drive time hosts at our radio station business unit in Little Rock.

Description:  Perform on-air as a station personality either live or via voice-tracking.  Board operations while on air.  Work with sales staff for on-air and promotional execution of sales promotions.  Follow radio logs, playing commercials/programs/music as scheduled.  Answer hot-line phone calls.  Assist with on-air events coordination.  Interview guests.  Appear at station events/remotes as a friendly “face” of the station.

Requirements:  Three years on-air radio experience.  Familiarity with the Evangelical Christian core audience, its issues and concerns.  Well-read and up to date on current events.  Quickly and easily develop rapport with guests and clients.  Must be detail oriented.  Quick thinking and good under pressure.  Ability to solve problems with creativity.  Career stability.  A strong work ethic and good team player.  Professional and personable with a positive and energetic style.  Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.  Primary work days Monday – Friday, with some evenings and weekend work required.  Proficiency with computer software (Windows/PC; Microsoft Office; etc.)  Experience with NexGen a huge plus.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://rn22.ultipro.com/SAL1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*26C15C9AD3C4605D

 

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OPERATIONS MANAGER

KDIS 99.5 FM – FaithTalk

Salem Media Group / Little Rock

Req. Number:  15-0109

Summary:  We currently have a full time position available for an Operations Manager at our radio station business unit in Little Rock, Arkansas. This individual will oversee all aspects of the on-air programming operations of our radio station in this market. Reporting to the General Manager.

Description:  Provide leadership and oversight in the execution of an excellent on-air sound and image for the station, with a goal of growing and expanding audience engagement and response.  Ensure compliance with FCC rules and regulations and Salem Media Group policies.  Be responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision, and scheduling of programming personnel.  Perform on-air as a station personality either live or via voice-tracking.  Appear at station events] remotes as a friendly “face” of the station.   Work with station voiceover talent to create and produce station imaging and promos.  Manage the daily functioning of automated program delivery resulting in a consistent, “tight,” on-air product. A station sound with minimal if any episodes of “dead air“ or “audio collisions.”  Be organized and able to create systems to accomplish an excellent on-air sound.  Coordinate digital audio streaming processes including web and app based systems.  Work with sales staff for on-air and promotional execution of sales promotions.  Work with sales staff on production of commercial “spots.”  Work with brokered programming clients on production of their programs.  Work with station promotions director to maximize digital assets including websites; social media presence; and other emerging technologies.

Requirements:  Several years of experience in radio programming/production/operations management.  Knowledge of digital automation systems (NexGen knowledge and experience a plus.)  Proficient in digital audio editing and production using various software packages.  Ability to solve problems with creativity.  Ability to understand and program to the conservative and evangelical listening audience.  A positive and energetic style, with high integrity, strong work ethic, and ownership of outcomes.  Possess the ability to work in what will initially be a “streamlined” operation.  Have the ability to successfully expand oversight to additional stations that may be added to the market cluster.  Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal.)  Proficient in computer skills (Windows/PC; Microsoft Office; etc.) Experience in creating graphics for web (i.e. use of Photoshop, etc.) would be a real plus as we utilize more internet graphics.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://rn22.ultipro.com/SAL1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*D4FB827EA6B2ED94

 

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OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Center for Distance Health, College of Medicine

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) / Little Rock

Position Number:  50006574

Closing:  April 6

Description:  The Outreach Specialist will work closely with the Project Director to ensure that outreach efforts are met for the grant and contract deliverables for rural hospitals and rural providers throughout Arkansas.  Work day to day with both the South Central Telehealth Resource Center and the Center for Distance Health Education Director to ensure that outreach needs are met for the contract and grant.  Coordinate outreach efforts, create and disseminate marketing materials to health care providers in Arkansas.  Will use multiple formats to conduct outreach visits – interactive video, on-site travel, webinars and other technical and multimedia formats providing the link between the rural health care providers and UAMS providers to ensure their educational and resource needs are met by conducting face-to-face interactions as well as using virtual technologies. The Outreach Specialist will forge and maintain solid relationships with partners and providers and ensure that health care provider and facilities are informed of educational events through various contact methods.  Work closely with the Project Director to conduct needs assessments from rural hospitals and providers to determine their educational and resource needs. Inform and work with clinical providers in the Center for Distance Health or UAMS to assist rural hospitals and providers with educational or resource needs. She/He will also advise CDH Program Managers and other personnel related to rural health and provider needs.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Education or other field plus five years of project coordination experience in the area of healthcare, community affairs, education or other area; OR, Master’s Degree plus three years of project coordination experience in the area of healthcare, community affairs, education or other area.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uams.edu/feature/positions/Detail.aspx?advertisementId=60025935

 

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PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR

KDIS 99.5 FM – FaithTalk

Salem Media Group / Little Rock

Req. Number:  15-0110

Summary:  We currently have a full time position available for a Radio Promotions Director at our radio station business unit in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our Radio Promotions Director must have a proven track record of organizing and executing excellent events and promotions. The goal is to get the word out about our station(s) and engage our listeners/users regularly. Radio promotions experience a plus. The ideal candidate will be able to develop promotional opportunities and create/plan/execute promotional events to grow the broadcast and digital audience of our station(s.)  This position will include oversight and execution of website and social media presence. Social media passion is a plus. This position requires someone outgoing, personable, organized and willing to learn in a fast paced environment.

Description:  Event Preparation – Liaison between Salem Little Rock and outside vendors regarding: event set-up, coordinating venue needs, working with A/V techs for sound/video, screens, power point presentations, etc. Coordination and procurement of all items needed for all off-site promotions, including giveaway items and signage. May include van load in and load out.  Will interact with other Salem Little Rock staff to implement promotional plans.  Digital & Social Media Management – Management and execution of the on-line and mobile image of our station(s) including updating and posting to websites and social media. Knowledge and passion for digital and social media promotion and content is a plus. Ability to create simple but effective graphics for web and print using Photoshop and similar software is a plus.  Listener Relations – Handles all interaction with winners via e-mail, phone and mail. Answers questions pertaining to contesting and sending out rules when requested. Must have the ability to understand the Evangelical and Conservative audience and their desires and passions.  Contesting – Oversee Creation of winner sheets and congratulation letters for winners. Prize fulfillment and general contest implementation (entry forms and boxes). Also must keep track of on-line registrations for upcoming events.  Responsible procurement of all giveaway items and re-ordering as necessary.  Off-Site Events – May be required to work off-site events during the week and on weekends as needed. Must be available to be at most major station events.  Departmental Relationships - This position will also work closely with other departments, including Sales and Programming. The ability to create “sales friendly” promotions is key.

Requirements:  Radio and/or event promotions or similar experience required.  A working knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, Photo Shop and Outlook software.  Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be detail oriented.  Good under pressure.  Able to handle multiple challenges simultaneously.  Must have an excellent driving record with valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  Primary work days Monday – Friday, with some weekend work required.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://rn22.ultipro.com/SAL1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*27BDE60F3B74CB84

 

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REGISTRAR FOR COLLECTIONS

Arkansas Arts Center / Little Rock

Closing:  April 10

Description:  Advises Chief Curator and Deputy Director regarding fine arts insurance coverages; requests and issues certificates of insurance regarding collection objects or objects on loan to the collection from individuals or museums; similarly ensures certificates of insurance are secured for collection artwork on loan to qualified borrowers; reviews Standard Facility Reports submitted by borrowers and makes recommendations to curators.  Executes, and/or coordinates with preparators and curators, the movement of all artwork into/out of collection storage; maintains current location records for collection objects; conducts regular inventory of artwork in collections storage.  Monitors safe environmental controls for collection; notifies and coordinates with AAC Facility Manager the safest environment for museum collection; develops, coordinates, and implements security needs related to the collection in consultation with Chief Curator, Deputy Director, and security supervisor.  Creates and maintains all paper and electronic records pertaining to the collection; serves as systems administrator for electronic collections management database; coordinates photography of collection objects in collaboration with Rights and Reproduction Coordinator; attaches photographs and related supplementary material to object records in electronic collections management database.  Creates and maintains exhibition and publication histories for collection artwork; maintains artist and object files.  Assists Chief Curator and other curators with programs for the Collectors Group, Friends of Contemporary Craft, and affiliated collection-related groups, including coordination of incoming and/or outgoing gallery/dealer art shipment/transportation.  Schedules and supervises use of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Drawing Research and Education, including assisting qualified scholars and students in their research of collection artwork; coordinates and conducts tours of collection storage at the request of Executive Director, Chief Curator, or curators; provides timely notice of such activities to fellow Exhibitions staff , security supervisor, and appropriate AAC personnel.  Trains and assists in the supervision of interns, preparators, registrars, and related personnel.  Assists other Arts Center staff as needed, including coordinating and communicating with other departments about schedule changes, security, and matters pertaining to the collection and borrowed works of art; fulfills other duties as assigned by the Chief Curator.

Requirements:  Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Museum Studies or related field; Master of Arts preferred; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; background or familiarity in Art History, especially drawings and contemporary craft. Proficiency of Microsoft Office and collections management database software, preferably EmbARK; familiarity and demonstrated experience with best-practices in safe handling and storage of artwork.

To Apply, or for more information:  Submit resume and one-page narrative describing interest in the position and experience relating to the responsibilities described above to:

Denise Woods, Human Resources Manager

personnel@arkansasartscenter.org

 

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REPORTER

KARK 4 – KLRT 16

Summary:  The Reporter collects, analyzes and presents facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Description:  Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.  Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.  Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.  Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.  Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.  Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.  Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.  Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.  Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.  Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.  Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.   Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.  Shoots and edits news events and news reports.  Produces and presents reports for all platforms.  Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.  Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms.  Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.  Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.  Minimum three years’ experience in news reporting.  Superior on-air presence.  Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  Fluency in English.  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.  Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.  Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.  Flexibility to work any shift.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://nexstar.hirecentric.com/jobs/76113.html

 

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SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER

Acxiom / Little Rock

Req. ID:  34664

Summary:  Directs a comprehensive product strategy from product conception and definition through end of life. Functions as a central resource with design, manufacturing, quality, test, marketing and distribution as the product(s) move through their lifecycle. Assists in executing product development plans as a hands on partner with engineering. Monitors ongoing product fitness and formulates and executes long-term plans for cost/profit control. Promotes use of new technologies and industry-leading trends.

Description:  Consistently provides proven, formal mentorship.  High complexity assignments – owner.  Moderate complexity assignments – owner (1 or >.)  Low complexity assignments – provide oversight/review.  Regularly lead self and others and/or established as Product SME and/or established as specialist.  Understands how whole picture aligns to overall Acxiom strategy.  Directly Responsible Individual (DRI) for 2 to 3 products, sub products, and/or components or a single significant (based on strategic nature, revenue, etc.), complex (multi-country, multi-system, etc.), emerging, and/or anchor product in the portfolio.  Directs product strategy for his/her product.  Builds product business plans to drive revenue and rationalize investment.  Creates product road maps and writes user stories and requirements.  Establishes and manages to quarterly OKRs for product.  Executes product development plan as a hands on partner with engineering leader.  Works closely with privacy and legal to ensure product compliance is addressed from requirements through build. Supports research as necessary to ensure permissible use of product related to key sales opportunities and/or new product positioning strategies. Performs client and market research to define and qualify product strategy and direction. Creates pricing strategies. Ensures pre-sales support is in place. Performs competitive analysis and monitors business and technology trends relevant to product.

Requirements:  Minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree.  Background in product development.  Domain expertise in marketing, marketing data products or services, and/or other information-intensive product businesses.  Expertise in applying product management methodologies and best practices.  Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.  Strong problem solving skills.  PACT – Passion, Accountability, Creativity, and Teamwork (a foundation of Acxiom’s culture.)

Preferred:  Minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years’ experience; or equivalent work experience.  Detailed knowledge of Acxiom products.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://acxiom.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233     (search Req. ID – 34664)

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA / ACCOUNT MANAGER

EXIT Marketing /  Little Rock

Summary:  Full time position that requires strong organizational skills, experience with a wide range of social media channels, a comfort level working with clients, a pro-active attitude and a desire to have  fun and enjoy your work life. Writing skills are a bonus. Salary range is 35 to 40K. You can learn more about us at exitmarketing.net.

To Apply, or for more information:  Think it’s a fit? Email us your resume and your most impressive reasons for why you should be our next hire to:

Shawn Solloway

solloway@exitmarketing.net

 

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TRAFFIC COORDINATOR

KARK 4 – KLRT 16 / Little Rock

 

Summary:  The Traffic Coordinator tracks and prepares logs for scheduled programming and advertisements.

Description:  Prepares daily program log by obtaining information such as source, location and length of program.  Calculates exact length of programs and time slots available for promotional material; assigns promotional material to be inserted between programs.  Creates and issues computerized program schedule for the station.  Maintains program logging and other operational procedures.  Coordinates with other departments to solve logistical problems in coordination of on-air promotions for station programming.   Performs clerical functions as needed.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  High School diploma.  Minimum one year’s experience in clerical support or administrative assistance.  Fluency in English.  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.  Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://nexstar.hirecentric.com/jobs/39073.html

American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas Seeks Development Director

ACLU LogoThe American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas (ACLU of Arkansas) seeks a dynamic, experienced, professional fundraiser to develop a philanthropy program emphasizing major gifts that has tremendous opportunity for exponential growth.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Our organization is experiencing historic growth in its fundraising programs and is embarking on a nationwide campaign to raise resources for major programmatic expansion leading into our 100th anniversary in 2020. Using this campaign as a framework, this senior management position reports to the Executive Director and will provide leadership and direction to plan and execute the affiliate’s major gifts program by creating and implementing strategies to dramatically increase resources and strengthen the organization’s relationships with supporters.

The affiliate has recently expanded its agenda to enhance statewide presence and increase impact litigation throughout Arkansas, and is looking to dramatically increase its resources to be able to sustain this growth. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to build a major gifts program for the premier civil liberties organization in Arkansas from the ground up and be a fundamental force for creating a more vibrant and effective statewide organization.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Gifts:  Responsible for developing and leading a comprehensive fund development program that focuses on major gifts and includes specific fund raising goals and targets for proposals, appeals and campaigns.  Expand our major donor pool of donors with the capacity to make gifts of $10,000+.  Using our donor/member database and other means, identify, qualify and cultivate major donor prospects and facilitate face-to-face solicitations for the Executive Director and select lay leaders, as well as make direct solicitations. Oversee the development of messages and materials that advance the ACLU’s development initiatives.

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

Management: Assure an accurate and up-to-date donor database, including individual giving histories, profiles, interactions, etc. Oversee production of reports for accounting and reconciliation of funds between the ACLU of Arkansas and the national office. Track development goals and prepare regular reports, including analysis of gifts, trends, projections, etc. Ensure that confidentiality and work quality requirements are met by development staff and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary range from $40,000 to $60,000 with final determination based on experience. Excellent benefits include paid vacation, medical and dental insurance package, 401(k) plan, life and long-term disability insurance, and generous paid holidays.

ABOUT THE ACLU

Founded in 1969, the ACLU of Arkansas is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization which uses legal, legislative and public education approaches to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional issues such as individual rights and freedoms, including free speech, racial justice, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, and more. The ACLU of Arkansas is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights (to learn more about the work of the ACLU and the civil liberties principles we uphold, please visit www.acluarkansas.org and http://www.aclu.org). The ACLU of Arkansas is located in Little Rock and has 3500 members, a $500,000 budget and a three-person staff.

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

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

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a short, two-page business writing sample to: ACLU of Arkansas, 904 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, AR 72201; or email generalmailbox@acluarkansas.org.

Please put “Development Director” in the subject line and indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing.

CARIBBEAN CABARET SET TO BENEFIT WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST

Arkansas’s largest domestic violence shelter benefits from 10th anniversary celebration of signature social event

The Peacekeepers of Women & Children First invite you to the 10th Annual Caribbean Cabaret! This year’s Signature Spring Social Event is graciously chaired by Caitlyn & Ash Mason.
Tropical libations and delicious island fare…a live band playing music pool side…an amazing live and silent auction all await the party-goers! You do not want to miss the fundraising event of the year SATURDAY MAY 16 at the Edgehill home of Tiffany and Daniel Robinson.
The Cabaret begins at 6:00 p.m. and general admission tickets are $75 each, available at www.wcfarkansas.ejoinme.org/cabaret Please consider becoming a Cabaret sponsor, donate an item to the live or silent auction, or be an in-kind sponsor vendor!
As the state’s largest domestic violence shelter, Women & Children First helps domestic violence victims. A staggering statistic, one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. WCF is fighting to end domestic violence.
Since 2013, we have housed over 900 clients including 200 children and assisted another 1,500 victims with other legal support or housing arrangements. Our crisis intervention and case management workers provided almost 5,000 hours of group and individual support. The shelter also operates the Arkansas domestic violence toll free hotline and in the past year staffers have answered more than 12,000 crisis calls.
Our mission is to empower those who have been subjected to domestic violence and their children to live independently and free from violence by providing crisis intervention, safe shelter, social/legal advocacy, transitional housing, prevention education, and support services.

For more information about Women & Children First or Caribbean Cabaret,
please contact Caitlyn Mason at 501.772.8869

Job Opportunities – 03/18/15

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

KAIT 8 / Jonesboro

Summary:  We’re growing in Region 8 and you can grow with us! KAIT, Raycom Media’s ABC/NBC affiliate in Jonesboro, Arkansas is looking for a full time Associate Director.  This position is for our brand new, state-of-the-art HD Master Control. If you have the ability to operate computers, learn broadcast quality equipment, and the drive to run programming and spot announcements for two digital channels, this is the career choice for you!  In addition to recording and running programming, you are also responsible for operating our transmitter, camera levels during newscasts, and weather crawl system. This includes but is not limited to Switchers, Routers, Cameras and VCRs. You must be able to stand for long periods, move about quickly and able to work flexible hours and days as needed.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/3272/associate-director/job

 

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR / DIVISION DEVELOPMENT

Institutional Advancement

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences / Little Rock

Position Number:  50058712

Closing:  April 3

 

Description:  The Associate Director of Division Development maintains active donor portfolio with focus on annual fund and mid-level gifts. Conducts donor research; develops presentations; organizes and assembles proposals; in order to secure philanthropic support. Prepares reports including financial records and budgets. Works in collaboration with Foundation Administration and Advancement Services, helps maintain donor and prospect information and obtains data from Advance and Blackbaud software systems including fund balances, donor profiles, contact reports and donor record history. Coordinates and assists with the creation of a concierge and/or alumni Program, including detailed creation and management of documents, prospect research, and donor related information. Prepares specialized donor correspondence; customized proposals; impact reports; thank you notes; letters and holiday cards. Works with central development office Director of Corporations & Foundations to research, organize and assemble corporation and foundation grant applications. Manages annual giving program through consultation with central development office Director of Annual Giving Programs, and assists with research, compiling information and data for planned giving prospects. Assists with special events as needed, and with donor recognition and stewardship events such as, investitures, foundation fund board meetings, donor lunches, tours, etc. as needed.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field plus 5 years of fundraising experience. Experience raising mid level gifts in an educational or health care setting preferred.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uams.edu/feature/positions/Detail.aspx?advertisementId=60025779

 

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPY

Nature Conservancy / Fayetteville

Job ID:  42925

Closing:  March 19

Summary:  The Associate Director of Philanthropy (ADOP) cultivates, solicits and stewards a portfolio of donors to meet fundraising needs for operations, land acquisition and conservation programs in Arkansas and for global priorities.  The ADOP is responsible for developing relationships with corporations, foundations and/or individual donors in order to determine capacity and donor interest. S/he contributes in the creation and implementation of fundraising strategies which may include annual support, major giving programs, planned giving and gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts.  The ADOP provides opportunities for donors to receive recognition and increase future giving. S/he involves appropriate partners in the field and staff at the Worldwide Office, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues or concerns, and directs questions as appropriate. S/he is capable of describing the programs of the Conservancy in broad terms. S/he may be responsible for volunteer engagement within formal and/or informal networks. The ADOP will be required to use the Conservancy’s donor database and will participate in the development of proposals.

Description:  Manage a portfolio of 75 – 125 donors, including donors with the capacity to give over $100,000, once the portfolio is developed.  Responsible for 75 – 125 visits and 225-375 moves annually.  Annual fundraising goal of $500,000 or more, along with a goal for bequest notifications.  Persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups who are important to the organization’s overall prosperity.  Act independently and in supervisor’s stead as needed, exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.  Decisions may have program-wide impact and may bind the organization financially or legally.  Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.  Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.  Financial responsibility includes working within a budget and meeting fundraising objectives.  Manage assigned projects, coordinating the work of peers and setting deadlines.  Manage the Northwest Arkansas Advisory Council’s fundraising activities.  May manage or participate in complex or sensitive negotiations.  May supervise support or administrative staff.  Travel frequently and on short notice, work long and flexible hours as needed.  Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain. .

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.  Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.  Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $25,000 or more.  Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.  Experience working with cross-functional teams.  Experience, coursework or other training in fundraising principles and practices.

Preferred:   Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.  Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.  Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation, and recognition plans.  Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.  Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relatonships and motivate donors and volunteers.  Proven ability to negotiate high profile or sensitive agreements.  Working knowledge of the basics of charitable gift planning.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=1      (search Job ID – 42925)

 

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM COORDINATOR

Staley, Inc. / Little Rock

Job Code:  449

Summary:  We are seeking a proven efficient and effective full-time sales and marketing assistant. If you are looking for growth opportunities, comprehensive benefits, a remarkably stable company, flexible work schedule and a chance to work with fantastic people, then read on!

Description:  Perform various administrative functions including but not limited to: writing and proofreading documents; arranging travel reservations and accommodations; coordinating meetings with external vendors, internal staff, and current customers; field incoming calls and facilitate proper follow-up.  Review and create accounts, activities, dashboards and reports in Microsoft CRM application.  Submit expense reports and electronic filing for payment; coordinate approval for company card charges.  Research, develop and write content for internal communications and social media postings.  Coordinate and maintain vendor orders including but not limited to: business cards; promotional items; external marketing collateral; internal signage; sponsorship materials; employee recognition items.  Coordinate sponsorship and paid advertising needs and maintain schedules / deadlines.  Coordinate print production needs including shipping, pick up and competitive pricing reviews.  Update content on marketing collateral, proposals, responses to RFPs and sales support materials as needed.  Research, contact and solicit bids for new projects with provided scope of work.  Administer online surveys as needed using survey chimp or other applications.

Requirements:  Proven support experience in a professional setting.  Stable employment history.  Familiarity with CRM applications.  Strong planning, coordination, communication (written and electronic) and problem-solving skills.  Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.  Exhibits passion to learn, a “Yes!” attitude and an excellent work ethic.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=STALEYINC&cws=1&rid=449

 

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CONTENT MARKETING ASSISTANT

iProvWEB / Little Rock

Summary:  Working with the web marketing team, the Marketing Content Specialist is responsible for generating website content, web articles, blog articles, social media posts, press releases, and similar client related and internal materials and overseeing the production phase of publishing that copy.

Description:  Accuracy is essential. Marketing Content Specialists are accountable for checking all the content is truthful and complies with standard industry practice. Although project manager may examine the final copy, Marketing Content Specialist is also responsible for checking spelling and grammar.  Requirements include:  highly creative and imaginative, and curious about clients’ products or services;  skilled in writing clear, concise and grammatically correct copy;  well organized and multi-task oriented;  understand the different language styles that appeal to various target markets;  understand SEO-friendly writing procedure;  have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;  work well in a team and with a range of creative people;  be able to work under pressure and manage workloads effectively;  be highly self-motivated and able to adhere to strict timelines;  be able to see other people’s points of view and take constructive criticism;  work within strict budgets; and have an eye for detail.

Requirements:  Degree in English, journalism, marketing, advertising or related field.

To Apply, or for more information:   Email resume, three references and compensation requirements to:  jobs@iprovweb.com.

 

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COORDINATOR FOR INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS / ZOOM

UA Cooperative Extension Services / Little Rock

Summary:  Distance education training and facilitation for ZOOM-based webinars, web conferencing, and mobile collaboration. Duties include user management including training, live demonstrations and co-facilitation of sessions. Production knowledge to edit video, attach transcripts and post to both online and internal services. General web content management support to include content creation and maintenance.

Description:  Distance education training and facilitation for ZOOM-based webinars, web conferencing, and mobile collaboration for Extension employees and administrators.  Management of user support for utilization of the Zoom platform, including regular coaching, training, live demonstrations and co-facilitation of sessions.  Production of end-user training updates and providing feedback to administration regarding planning and utilization.   Collaboration with IT for provision of technical information and support for system requirements and ongoing evaluation of this platform.  Web support for the OmniUpdate Content Management System.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree is required.

Preferred:  Experience with webinar software.  Experience co-hosting and co-facilitating webinar sessions.  Experience training end-users on the use of webinar software.  Experience using a web content management system.  Experience with the Zoom web conferencing service and different product offerings (professional, webinar, large meeting, and administration.)  Experience using OmniUpdate content management system.  Experience with video editing software.

To Apply, or for more information:    https://jobs.uaex.edu/postings/5045

 

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DEPARTMENT BUSINESS COORDINATOR

Alumni Department

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) / Little Rock

Position Number:  50058639

Closing:  March 17

 

Description:  The Department Business Coordinator supports all development activities and events, handles all general telephone calls, and emails for the office. Coordinates production of office communication avenues including e-newsletters, magazine, email and letter campaigns, social media and website. Serves as the “go-to” person for alumni, faculty, staff and other campus departments for information and assistance pertaining to the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Business, Financial Management or related field plus four years experience in business, finance or office management, including one year of supervisory experience; OR, a High School diploma/GED plus eight years experience in business, finance or office management, including one year of supervisory experience.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher. Working knowledge of SAP, conflict management experience, and photography experience preferred.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uams.edu/feature/positions/Detail.aspx?advertisementId=60025755

 

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DEVELOPMENT & MEMBER OPERATIONS

Sustainability Consortium

Walton College of Business

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

Summary:  This position oversees, manages and coordinates the development and outreach of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) members and stakeholders and also facilitates engagement with all members.

Description:  Responsible for developing the strategy around ways to recruit more participants and implements plans to recruit those members. Also responsible for coordinating goals and plans with development offices within TSC and reaching out regularly to current TSC members.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience in development and stakeholder relations or similar field.  Proven track record with evidence of successful development program and careful tracking of accounts. Portfolio will be requested.  Good interpersonal, communication, and writing skills as evidenced in application materials.

Preferred:  Experience and knowledge in social and environmental sustainability.

Experience working with corporate, non-profit, academic, and governmental stakeholders.  Familiar with customer relationship management (CRM) and development software tools (E.g., Raiser’s Edge or Donor Perfect.)  Experience working with global teams.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uark.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=184613

 

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DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER

KAIT 8 / Jonesboro

Summary:  The Region 8 News team is seeking a part-time Digital Content Producer to create content and continuous news coverage for our website, mobile and social media platforms. Must be a strong writer with excellent editorial judgment, time management and multi-tasking skills, and have the ability to prioritize and re-prioritize quickly. Experience with AP style writing is preferred.  Knowledge of HTML coding and entry-level video editing software is a plus.  Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as ability to quickly learn software applications used in the newsroom.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/3292/digital-content-producer/job

 

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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

TheatreSquared / Fayetteville

Summary:  TheatreSquared is seeking a Director of Development to manage and direct the theatre’s fundraising programs.

Description:  The Director of Development is a senior member of the theatre’s leadership team, reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with board members to develop and implement fundraising plans for annual giving, sponsorships, grants, major projects and special events; forecast the theatre’s fundraising potential by identifying, cultivating and effectively stewarding individual and institutional donors; and design and implement donor recognition and stewardship programs. Together with the Executive Director, the Director of Development manages fundraising for $1 million in annual contributed income.

Requirements:  Candidates must have a strong background in the cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of donors; a proven track record as a manager of successful fundraising campaigns; be well organized and able to plan strategically; work effectively and collaboratively with trustees, donors and staff; and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Three to five years of development experience and demonstrated success in raising major gifts is requested. Compensation commensurate with experience.

To Apply, or for more information:   Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:   jobs@theatre2.org.

 

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FUND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

UA Cooperative Extension Service / Little Rock

Summary:  Under direction, the Project/Program Specialist is responsible for providing operational support in a functional area by gathering, analyzing, and preparing data; creating related reports and documentation; and providing technical assistance related to the operational function to management and internal clients. May supervise a small group of classified and/or temporary employees.

Description:  As the Fund Development Associate is a critical role with providing the necessary assistance to the Fund Development Officer to secure the resources necessary to achieve the organization’s fundraising and fund development goals, some of the position responsibilities will include: researching potential funders/donors for specific education purposes; assist with development of strategic fundraising strategies; facilitate the development of relationships with perspective donors; ensuring proper donor activity tracking in database; processing and acknowledging gifts in a timely manner; coordinate and implement fundraising campaigns including direct mail, email, telephone calls; administrative management of the Fund Development Office including processing travel, purchasing, and other office requests; providing regular and ad-hoc reports; facilitate the development of relationships with perspective donors.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate for the assigned function is required.

Preferred:  Two years of experience in individual donor development, and/or fund development. Prior experience with fund raising database. Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team and developing effective working relationships with the general public, donors.

To Apply, or for more information:   https://jobs.uaex.edu/postings/5041

 

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GRANTS FOUNDATION COORDINATOR

Arkansas Foodbank / Little Rock

Summary:  We are currently seeking a Grants Foundation Coordinator is who will be charged with the cultivation and solicitation of private foundations and government funders at every level to ensure that Arkansas Foodbank is meeting all goals of funded grants. The successful candidate will be responsible for research, preparation, execution, submission, tracking, and reporting of grant proposals seeking funding for the Arkansas Foodbank.

Description:  Conduct prospect research by researching foundations, government funding and corporate giving programs using appropriate resources; analyze whether a funder is an appropriate match.  Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicate the Arkansas Foodbank’s mission and programs to potential funders.  Assemble and submit grant requests, to include letters, proposals, budgets, and other required documentation to include specified back up documents and/or information.  Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.  Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals.  Accurately maintain actions including donor and proposal information.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.  Three years of experience in grant writing, preferably in the non-profit sector.  Skilled in the use of computer operations and software, including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.  Demonstrated success in securing grant funding and developing partnerships and revenue opportunities with grant funders.  Skilled in the use of computer operations and software, including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.  Or, equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.arkansasfoodbank.org/inside-the-foodbank/careers

 

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

Glazer’s / North Little Rock

Req. ID:  NOR00319

Summary:  Use knowledge of current graphic design software to produce graphic art visual materials for promotions. This involves the design and production of items that promote Glazer products. Specifically menus for restaurants, table tents and banners for on premise and retail customers.

Description:  Design sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.  Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.  Prepare final electronic versions for printing, and prepare printed mock-ups of all items being produced to reflect expectations of final product. Copying, faxing, filing, typing, correspondence and assisting with other projects as needed.  Develop concepts, graphics and layouts for illustrations, logos, and other materials as needed.  Follow creative design trends to ensure that the Company’s materials are in-line with current trends and standards while adhering to corporate branding guidelines.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  High school diploma or GED;  pursuing a degree in Art, Graphic Design or related degree program.  Experience working with Adobe CS 3 including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator on a PC 1 year experience in graphic design.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.glazers.com/careers/career_opportunities/job_search/Pages/default.aspx

 

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INSIDE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Acxiom Corporation / Conway

Req. ID:  34599

Summary:  The Account Executive acts as the coordination point for all client services within Acxiom (account management, sales, lines of business, delivery and technology services). An Account Executive is focused on account retention, revenue growth, and profitability as indicated by the Account Plan. They manage the satisfaction of client accounts and engage in extensive client communication to troubleshoot account complications while ensuring service level agreements are maintained. Expected to mentor and coach other account executives and associates.

Description:  Develops and maintains the Acxiom Account Plan in conjunction with the Senior/Managing Account Director. Facilitates the documentation and execution of the long term account strategy that is updated routinely resulting in growth, profitability, superior client satisfaction, improving Acxiom product penetration within assigned account(s), as well as selling into client’s lines of businesses.  Primarily responsible for maintaining/retaining current revenue levels and contracts within defined book of accounts.  Meet and exceed revenue run rate and incremental growth targets, profitability targets, and other sales related goals.  Manages accounts receivables collections. Proactively monitors accounts and determines avenues for account growth and profitability acceleration including new business, up-sell and cross-sell opportunities. Assists in creating accurate forecasts for assigned account(s.)  Engages in extensive client communication, strategic planning, and troubleshoots account complications to promote client satisfaction. Develops and improves executive level relationships within assigned account(s). Promotes the Acxiom-Client relationship by providing consultation and expertise by aligning client business needs to products, solutions, and services offered. Leads client quarterly business reviews.  Serves as a Subject Matter Expert in assigned client account in order to positively affect business objectives. Creates value and differentiates our services and products from competitor campaigns.  Participates in contract negotiations for new and existing business within named accounts. Engaging sales, lines of business, and delivery regarding new sales, account growth, and contract renewals as appropriate. Ensures account contract compliance.  Provides on-going client relationship status changes to affected associates such as technical and delivery groups.  Leads volume management process resulting in accurate volume forecasting and leading to increased accuracy in revenue forecasting for the month, quarter and year.  Owns Salesforce.com forecasting  (SFDC) and ensures accuracy of sales entries.  Depending on size of account, may take on a lead role or support the Senior Account Executive.

Requirements:   Bachelor’s Degree.  FIve to 10 years of account management experience.  Strong knowledge of Acxiom’s products and services.  Proven track record of meeting/exceeding goals involving add-on deals, and maintaining install base within large, complex organizations.  Ability to establish VP, SVP, and C-Suite level relationships.  Ability to oversee a book of business generating annual revenues of $2M to $5M or comparable complexity, based on geography, market, or industry.  PACT – Passion, Accountability, Creativity, and Teamwork (a foundation of Acxiom’s culture.)

Preferred:  Ten to 15 years of account management experience in a related field.  Master’s Degree in a relevant field.  Strong industry knowledge.  Experience in Marketing and Marketing Technologies, including data insights, analytics, and digital marketing experience.  Experience selling with Acxiom competitors (Experian, Epsilon, Merkle, etc.)  Proven success in managing clients with multiple lines of business.

To Apply, or for more information:  

https://acxiom.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl     (search Req. ID – 34599)

 

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LOCAL SALES MANAGER

KAIT 8 / Jonesboro

Summary:  KAIT – TV,  the ABC/NBC Affiliate in Jonesboro, AR is seeking a Local Sales Manager to lead and motivate the local sales team.

Description:  The successful candidate will be a highly skilled leader with well-developed skills for managing all aspects of local television sales especially New Business Development.  The successful candidate will have experience in generating revenues across multiple advertising platforms, hiring and training an aggressive client focused sales staff; forecasting and achievement of annual revenue goals.  Knowledge of pricing and yield management of advertising inventory is critical.

Requirements:  You must be organized, have exceptional time management skills, a minimum of three years of television advertising sales, and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools.  Knowledge of Matrix, Wide Orbit, and other broadcast software tools is a plus.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/3268/local-sales-manager/job

 

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MANAGER / GRAPHIC DESIGN

Glazer’s / North Little Rock

Req. ID:  NOR00318

Summary:  Responsible for overseeing the creation of designs, creative concepts and sample layouts.  Ensure that graphics, logos, illustrations and electronic communications adhere to their company’s branding policy and quality standards.

Description:  Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials.  Plans concept by studying information and materials.  Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.  Obtains approval of concept by submitting rough layout for approval.  Prepares finished copy and art by operating typesetting, printing, and similar equipment; purchasing from vendors.  Prepares final layout by marking and pasting up finished copy and art.  Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment.  Completes projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.  Maintains technical knowledge by attending design workshops; reviewing professional publications; participating in professional societies.  Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent experience.  Four (4) years of work experience as a graphic designer.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.glazers.com/careers/career_opportunities/job_search/Pages/default.aspx      (search Req. ID – NOR00318)

 

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MARKETING SPECIALIST II /

CONTENT STRATEGIST

Windstream / Little Rock

Req. ID:  15001034

 

Summary:  The Content Strategist will play a pivotal role in developing, guiding, and executing digital content strategy for Windstream’s Consumer (B2C) and Small Business (SMB) lines of business.  This individual should be able to maintain a delicate balance between SEO methodology and corporate voice while crafting such a strategy.  In this role, the candidate will be responsible for strategic alignment of online content with overall company objectives, brand, and strategy without losing sight of SEO objectives and improvements.

Description:  SEO - Work hand-in-hand with SEO agency to outline short and long-term goals and execution of those strategic goals.  Establish and maintain a strategic roadmap with regard to SEO best practices, including but not limited to, creation of new content, code optimizations, and identifying opportunities outside of internal web properties that present SEO opportunities (social/video/PR.)  Become the internal champion for SEO best practices.  Monitor and report on improvements directly attributable to SEO efforts.  Work with internal SEM team to ensure shared learning and insights.  Content Curation - Establish and maintain an editorial calendar for B2C blog that balances corporate marketing objectives with customer interests.  Generating content for blog properties associated with B2C and SMB with an eye towards SEO best practices in mind.  Align with Social Media group to ensure timely posting and dissemination of blog content to ensure maximum SEO value is achieved.  Responsibility for other “as-needed” content creation for the B2C and SMB website; this will include writing content for core product and support pages as well as campaign landing pages.

Requirements:  College degree and 2-4 years professional level experience; or 6+ years professional level related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience required.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/      (search Req. Number – 15001034)

 

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NEWS EDITOR / COPY DESK SUPERVISOR

Pine Bluff Commercial / Pine Bluff

Summary:  The Pine Bluff Commercial daily newspaper is looking for a news editor/copy desk supervisor with leadership ablities, page design skills, editing talent and strong headline-writing. The position will oversee two paginators as they collectively design the six-days-a-week Pine Bluff Commercial and once weekly White Hall Progress. They will chiefly work on the news section of the Commercial, but may be called on to help with other sections like opinions and features. Layout is the main task. Also valued: writing strong headlines and teasers; having strong news judgment about packaging local content and selecting wire items for our readers; and providing the final detailed check to keep mistakes out of the paper.  The right candidate will be knowledgeable about AP Style, InDesign, Photoshop basic grammar and journalism writing. Newspaper or other design experience is preferred, but recent college graduates will be considered.

Description:  Lay out newspaper pages, at an approx. rate of one per hour.  Photoshop photos for newspaper specs.  Write headlines, teasers and other layout elements as necessary.  Edit for grammar, design elements and other mistakes.  Select wire news items and edit for length as necessary.  Limited use of the content-management system to send items to our website.

Requirements:  Proficient in AP Style.  Proficient in InDesign and Photoshop.  Proficient in basic grammar and journalism style.  Newspaper/layout experience and education desired, but recent college grads will be considered.

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

Amy Widner, Managing Editor

awidner@pbcommercial.com

 

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NEWS PRODUCER

KATV 7 / Little Rock

Summary:  KATV, LLC has an immediate opening for a creative News Producer. The ideal candidate will have solid news judgment, be a compelling and accurate writer and be able to multitask and manage their time in order to put together an exciting and informative newscast.

Description:  You will be responsible for the day-to-day production of our morning newscasts, working closely with the Executive Producer, Director and Assignment Desk on the newscast and its content. In this position you will determine the content and flow of newscasts, work with management and on-air staff to generate and write stories and develop content for our web site.

Requirements:  Creative and strong writer with sharp new judgment.  Must be able to demonstrate leadership skills, and the ability to execute news strategies and goals in daily newscasts.  Excellent computer and editing skills.  The ability to work well with others.  Excellent communication skills.  Flexibility and on-the-spot problems solving abilities are a must.

Preferred:  Journalism degree.  One to two years experience at a commercial TV station.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://sbgtv-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=2544&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992299&company_id=17011&version=1&byBusinessUnit=&bycountry=0&bystate=1&byRegion=US_AR&bylocation=&keywords=&byCat=NULL&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=

 

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ON-AIR TALENT / MORNING RADIO

KTHS 101.7 FM / Berryville

Summary:  We have an immediate full-time position for a morning personality and on-air talent on a country station. Other job duties include production, voice tracking, and remote appearances to name a few.

To Apply, or for more information:  Contact with questions (phone calls accepted) or submit resumes to:

Jim Earls,

General Manager

KTHS 107.1 FM

PO Box 191

Berryville, AR 72616

870-423-8394, cell

jime@kthsradio.com

 

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PROGRAMS / MARKETING

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute / Morrilton

Closing:  April 10

Summary:  Conduct interviews and write articles across a wide range of media; conduct program-related research; populate content and manage social media platforms; provide support for program planning and execution.  Pay based on experience.  Lucrative retirement benefits with TIAA-CREF. Health insurance. Paid holiday, sick and vacation leave.

Description:  Programs - Conduct programs-related research.  Develop systems for tracking programs, including responses.  Represent WRI on program-related issues to speakers and the general public, Develop financial system to track and verify program expenses; interact with accounting department to complete required budget verifications.  Research, compile and edit program materials.  Collaborate with program team in developing programs. Write, edit and complete a variety of program materials, including reports, biographies, marketing reports, etc.  Organize national and international travel, using proper accounting and documentary methods.  Organize meetings and conferences. Read and summarize program-related news; track issues of interest; flag and disseminate research.  Represent WRI at professional forums.  Organize and maintain departmental mail system.  Draft business correspondence related to programs.  Other duties as assigned.  Marketing - Conduct interviews and write articles for the internal newsletter; write external press releases; write and edit blog posts (any other writing duties as assigned.)  Post web and social media updates as well as advertising River Rock Grill offerings.  Edit and proofread various materials.  Lead/co-lead WRI tours as well as answer tour-group questions.  Marketing research (create contact lists…any other relevant research as assigned.)  Read and flag relevant articles related to programs and marketing.  Participate in webinars and any other presented professional development opportunities.  Track marketing and program-related bills and make sure they are turned in for processing to the accounting department.  Organize and compile WRI customer surveys (such as culinary evaluation forms.)  Manage incoming and outgoing mail.  Scheduling (such as scheduling tour dates.)  Take photographs for both internal and external promotional purposes.  Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree preferred, but sufficient work experience may be substituted for degree. Previous experience with writing, editing, researching and working in an office environment a must. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, social media platforms (primarily Facebook and Twitter) required. A positive, team-minded attitude is an absolute must.  Availability to work occasional nights or weekends, some minimal in-state travel.

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.rockefellerinstitute.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/programsmarketing-assistant

 

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SALES DIRECTOR

Windstream / Rogers

Req. ID:  15001111

Description:  Creates and implements personal business plans including team goals as well as individual goals for sales reps to ensure quotas are met.  Manages and guides direct sales activities of the sales representatives. Directs their activities related to their respective group of assigned accounts, focusing upon retention (through securing long-term contracts), profitable growth of existing revenue streams and creating new revenue sources through securing new Windstream accounts. Monitors performance through consistent joint sales calls with reps.  Ensures reps are completing daily and weekly tasks to fulfill their “Personal Business Plan” and achieve quota. (if needed takes take disciplinary action.)  Drives reps to consistently achieve above-quota performance.  Develops recommendations on growth opportunities for key target accounts by conducting strategic planning activities to ensure reps are meeting customers’ product and service needs.  Recruits and hire the sales reps with the desired knowledge, skills and abilities.  Provides reps with professional and technical advice on business applications to ensure they are equipped to provide customer satisfaction by fulfilling customer needs.  Trains or provide training to reps on Windstream’s entire converged product portfolio.  Establishes and maintains contact and rapport with employees, customers and prospective customers.

Requirements:  College degree or equivalent and 8+ years professional experience; or 12+ years professional level equivalent related experience; or a combination of education and related professional level experience required.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/      (search Req. Number – 15001111)

 

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SBA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Centenniel Bank / Little Rock

Closing:  March 27

 

Summary:  This is a Business Development position for the SBA Department at Centennial Bank. The position is responsible for working with customers and potential customers to identify SBA loans within their assigned branches/market. This role is responsible for all producing SBA Loans. Additionally, they provide support, direction, credit information, and loan policies and procedures to ensure the overall quality and commitment to servicing our customers/borrowers.

Description:  Supports and exemplifies the stated values and behaviors of Centennial Bank’s Vision, Mission and Code of Ethics.  Performs all functions in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited the Regulations, Credit Policies, Policies & Procedures, and the SBA SOP at Centennial Bank.  Has general knowledge of the SBA loan programs, products and services in order to act as an ambassador of the SBA Dept.  Ensures confidential, sensitive information and data of all customers, the bank, its customers, potential customers, and its employees is secured and disposed of in accordance with bank’s policy guidelines established by each business unit.  Originates sufficient volume of quality SBA Loans to meet established goals and objectives.  Discuss each loan request with the SBA Manager to determine viability of loan request; Interview applicants and requests specified information for SBA loan application; requests credit reports, establishes eligibility, and other information pertinent to evaluation of loan application; gathers as mush information about the loan request and determines whether to submit to Loan Processing rep to proceed with the application and approval process; and corresponds with or interviews applicant or creditors to resolve questions regarding application information. Performs site visits and provides photos of collateral, if any.  Assists Underwriter & Closing Specialist or LSP in collection of documents to complete the application & closing process.  Determines which documentation is required in accordance with both loan size and collateral. Responds accurately to borrower’s/applicant’s questions regarding the necessity of required documentation.  Forward all documents to SBA Loan Processing Rep, to be uploaded to the SBA Dept P Drive for review by the SBA Dept and any team member associated with the transaction.  Maintains communication and relationship throughout the SBA process, and annual site inspections.  Provides extensive Branch and LO training of SBA Programs/Products.  Provides branches with business customer documentation to assist with opening the new Business Checking/Savings accounts, if required.  Attend Networking/Chamber events, identify referral sources (COI’s) within market; prepare tracking system for follow up calls and reporting (complete Pipeline Report weekly.)  Contacts prospective borrowers when instructed by the branch team or LO to discuss SBA Loan Programs, products/services.   Maintains communication with applicants throughout process.  Keeps track of referrals from branch staff and LOs, communicate/update referral source throughout the process.  Assists customers and employees with inquiries and information requests, and resolves complaints relating to SBA loan products and services offered.  Establish and maintain positive working relationships with our customers and our vendors (Merchant Services, Financial Services) to provide information. Coordinates and participates in department projects as directed by management.  Receives general supervision from SBA Dept Manager, and Chief Lending Officer, and follows detailed departmental and governmental guidelines and procedures.  Completes required BSA/AML training and other compliance training as assigned.  Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

Requirements:  Broad knowledge of such fields as accounting, marketing, business administration, finance, etc. Equivalent to a four year college degree, plus 5 years related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Minimum two years of experience and knowledge of SBA Lending, products & services.   Knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards applicable to SBA 7a Program.   Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all levels of management and staff required.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with business customers and all levels within the organization.  Excellent organizational skills with ability to handle multiple priorities, goal oriented, and excellent time management skills.  Ability to develop strategies, make cold calls, and perform market analysis to identify referral sources (COI’s); and potential SBA borrowers.  Must have the ability to identify and originate and sell SBA loans.  Basic knowledge of Credit Analysis (able to complete Prescreen Analysis.)

To Apply, or for more information:

https://homebancshares.applicantharbor.com/jobviewdetails.php?reqcode=REQ2015313154341

 

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SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Windstream / Rogers

Req. ID:  15001260

Description:  Meets or exceeds company sales metrics by gaining profitable business; tracking relevant productivity metrics and adjusting activity; and seeking coaching to continually improve business acumen and professional capability. Acquires new business by prospecting for new customers in the area (via telephone calls, door-to-door, emails, letters, social media and networking); leveraging relationships with referral endorser partners and key industry partners; communicating and collaborating with other internal sales teams; gaining referrals from current customers; and participating in marketing demand generation initiatives. Generates sales to new customers by establishing executive sponsorship with top-level influencers; building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with all influencers; listening to learn all critical business issues (CBI’s) and wins/losses of all influencers; challenging conventional thinking to enhance credibility and establish differentiation from competitors; presenting the company brand and differentiating Windstream from competitors; organizing internal resources appropriate for each customer opportunity; delivering customized solutions which meet customer expectations and address CBIs; and following-up to ensure customer satisfaction and gain referrals. Follows a disciplined, structured sales process by deploying solution selling and strategic selling tools and techniques; submitting activity and results reports on time; managing sales opportunity progress through Salesforce; and submitting accurate orders in a timely manner. Develops referral partners by building a professional network in the market; establishing relationships with productive partners in the market; educating partners on the benefits of recommending Windstream products and services; designing a system of effective interaction to pursue optimum opportunities; and identifying and uncovering non-traditional partners in the market. Maximizes sales opportunities by planning and managing selling time; analyzing market sales data to identify and pursue high probability opportunities; researching customer business model/vertical specific business approach; assessing the needs of each unique customer; leveraging marketing materials and information (solutions, business cases) to support proposals; and utilizing/engaging internal resources to increase probability of obtaining business. Projects a professional presence by demonstrating Windstream cultural beliefs; properly preparing for each customer interaction; maintaining the appropriate appearance and demeanor; applying superior salesmanship and persuasive presentation skills; and viewing customer objections as a natural part of the process and maintaining poise under pressure to seamlessly handle those objections.

Requirements:  College degree or equivalent and 6 years professional experience with 3+ years directly related to the job (outside, direct sales experience); or 10+ years professional level equivalent related experience; or a combination of education and related professional level experience required.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/       (search Req. Number – 15001260)

 

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SENIOR ANALYST – ADVERTISING/

Windstream / Little Rock

Req. ID:  15001208

Description:  Responsible for direct marketing execution to prospect and base audiences.  Campaigns will include:  Acquisition; Customer base up-sell; Customer Engagement and Retention Campaigns.  Customer base service-based DM (includes product notices, retention, and lifecycle campaigns.)  Regulatory, legal, and operational communications support.  Ongoing collateral Needs for channel teams.  Oversee creative execution and fulfillment of direct marketing campaigns (direct mail and e-mail executions.)  Understand reason and goals of campaigns.  Understand target groups.  Meet planned deadlines for all campaigns.  Campaign coordination between internal clients, creative agency, production, and channel support – concept presentation, refining creative based on input, and gaining approvals.  Help coordinate within our team of priorities – lists/production.  Understand marketing message strategy across all mediums to ensure cohesiveness.  Organize, prioritize, facilitate, and keep projects on a timeline.  Update supervisor/stakeholders when timelines are adjusted.  Integrate legal T&Cs and other pertinent product information to deliver required elements of campaign.  Participate in weekly status calls with outside partners and internal channel teams.  Track and understand performance of campaigns.

Requirements:  College degree and 3-5 years professional level experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or 7+ years professional level related experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience required.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/      (search Req. Number – 15001208)

 

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SENIOR ANALYST – MARKETING

Windstream / Little Rock

Req. ID:  15001118

Summary:  This position is responsible for the development and support of Business Intelligence solutions driving insightful information to the business.  The ideal candidate will be a Data/Visualization specialist rallying the organization around BI through a culture of data-driven decision-making.

Description:  Create and maintain a growing library of dashboards, reports, and interactive data visualizations using a variety of visualization tools.  Perform and execute data extraction, transformation and loading using ETL tools.  Ensure compliance of standards and conventions within the development cycle.  Recommend and implement data quality improvement processes.  Ability to independently translate business requirements into robust solutions.  Resolve and troubleshoot complex issues rapidly and accurately with minimal supervision.

Requirements:  College degree and 3-5 years professional level experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or 7+ years professional level related experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience required.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/      (search Req. Number – 15001118)

 

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SENIOR ANALYST – MARKETING/

DATA ANALYST

Windstream / Little Rock

Req. ID:  15001166

Description:  Organize, facilitate and execute lists that support campaigns, promotions, new product launches, retention & loyalty initiatives for telemarketing, direct mail, and e-mail with high quality and speed to market using our campaign management soludtion.  Execute quality assurance measures on quarterly campaign lists to ensure targeting accuracy and compliance with all established business rules.  Develop deep understanding of all marketing and customer data; identify, isolate and resolve data issues that affect quality; identify opportunities to improve efficiency / effectiveness of campaign targeting and execution.  Responsible for data package delivery to internal and outside parties.  Control group management.  Campaign management solution expertise.  Collaborate with data management analyst to correctly execute all list needed to meet deadlines.  Identify development needs for a campaign management platform; serve as key consultant on all data requirements and actively develop and manage all campaign business rules.  Responsible for pulling campaign results/reports from the reporting platform within the campaign management solution.  Distributes reports to internal marketing groups and stakeholders regularly.

Requirements:  College degree and 3-5 years professional level experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or 7+ years professional level related experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience required.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/      (search Req. Number – 15001166)

 

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SENIOR ANALYST – MARKETING/

DATA DEVELOPER

Windstream / Little Rock

Req. ID:  15001116

Summary:  The position will primarily serve as a Data developer with responsibility for the development and support of complex jobs and algorithms within the Data Warehouse. This position requires excellent technical, communication, and project management skills.

Description:  Maintain and enhance the existing data warehouse database.  Develop import/export procedures which satisfy provided specifications.  Monitor jobs to ensure they are functioning as expected.  Provide business users the data required for metrics and analysis.  Maintaining SLA’s for input and extracts related to the Data Warehouse.  Perform and execute data extraction, transformation and loading using ETL tools.  Ensure compliance of standards and conventions within the development cycle.  Recommend and implement data quality improvement processes.  Ability to independently translate business requirements into robust solutions.  Resolve and troubleshoot complex issues rapidly and accurately with minimal supervision.

Requirements:  College degree and 3-5 years professional level experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or 7+ years professional level related experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience required.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/     (search Req. Number – 15001116)

 

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SENIOR ANALYST – MARKETING/

DATA DEVELOPER

Windstream / Little Rock

Req. ID:  15001117

 

Summary:  The position will primarily serve as a Data developer with responsibility for the development and support of complex jobs and algorithms within the Data Warehouse. This position requires excellent technical, communication, and project management skills.

Description:   Maintain and enhance the existing data warehouse database.  Develop import/export procedures which satisfy provided specifications.  Monitor jobs to ensure they are functioning as expected.  Provide business users the data required for metrics and analysis.  Maintaining SLA’s for input and extracts related to the Data Warehouse.  Perform and execute data extraction, transformation and loading using ETL tools.  Ensure compliance of standards and conventions within the development cycle.  Recommend and implement data quality improvement processes.  Ability to independently translate business requirements into robust solutions.  Resolve and troubleshoot complex issues rapidly and accurately with minimal supervision.

Requirements:   College degree and 3-5 years professional level experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or 7+ years professional level related experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience required.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/      (search Req. Number – 15001117)

 

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SENIOR ANALYST – MARKETING/

DIGITAL EXPERIENCE STRATEGIST

Windstream / Little Rock

Req. ID:  15001106

 

Summary:  The Digital Experience Strategist will serve as the lead in development and management of the customer experience for Consumer (B2C) and Small Business (SMB) prospects and customers on windstream.com. Specifically, this role is responsible for content management and alignment as it relates to Windstream’s ecommerce and support experience.  This includes Windstream’s online product and checkout treatment, FAQ and Virtual Agent platforms, and management of various online customer engagement vehicles.  The candidate should have a solid understanding of organizational and technical concepts and the ability to translate business objectives into tangible solutions that they will oversee to completion.

Description:  Evaluate key opportunities for improvement (both internal and external) as it relates to B2C and SMB online experience for sales and support.  Conduct in-depth analysis of how customers think, act and feel on their path to purchase and beyond.  Lead the creation of UX deliverables (site maps, user flows and personas, wireframes and prototypes) as needed based on business and strategic requirements that clearly demonstrate great user experiences.  Serve as technical and project lead for implementation of new digital interaction points and/or functionality that enhances online user experience and engagement.  Align closely with optimization and analytics resources to effectively test and measure incremental impact of digital experience improvements.  Daily oversight & responsibility for our virtual agent, Wendy, which includes regular communication with vendor partner about performance and possible optimizations, ongoing analysis and reporting on performance, and ensuring optimizations and updates are made as necessary.  Regular communication with offline support groups to understand high-volume call drivers and discuss ways to help alleviate such volume through the digital channel.  Leverage existing 3rd party UX tools and survey platforms to make informed and data-driven decisions tied to UX recommendation.

Requirements:  College degree and 3-5 years professional level experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or 7+ years professional level related experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience required.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/      (search Req. Number – 15001106)

 

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SENIOR ANALYST – MARKETING/

SMB Developer & Strategist

Windstream / Little Rock

Req. ID:  15001105

Summary:  The SMB Developer & Strategist will be a key member of a dynamic digital team focused on revamping the online Small Business (SMB) sales and support experience for Windstream online users.  The ideal candidate will work with our creative and backend digital agency as well as internal stakeholders to build a cutting-edge, best in class web experience.  There will be many opportunities to build new solutions that will be highly visible across the company as well as to our end users.  In addition to the new build there will be opportunities for ongoing site expansion and development related to emerging technologies, online and offline campaign support, and optimization/UX supported enhancements.

Description:  Expert-level proficiency with HTML, CSS, javascript, and related modern front-end technologies, including a firm grasp of the kinds of user experiences these technologies make possible.  Work with digital agency partners in providing recommendations and feedback on capabilities tied to design, features and functionality, and internal processes.  Act as team technical liaison between digital agency and internal Windstream marketing as well as maintaining a full understanding of all technical inputs for digital environment (CMS, integrated tools and platforms, associated logic, hosting environment, etc.)  Work with internal optimization and UX resources to effectively measure and promote new content and functionality.  Coordinate with digital and direct marketing stakeholders for ongoing campaign support via development of landing pages and/or targeted content with a focus on maximizing campaign goals and user experience.  Maintain proper SEO practices throughout all aspects of development (coding, tagging, URL naming conventions, etc.)  End to end project management of digital content requests in support of marketing project and campaign activities.

Requirements:  College degree and 3-5 years professional level experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or 7+ years professional level related experience with 1+ year supervisory experience for supervisory roles; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience required.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/     (search Req. Number – 15001105)

 

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SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER /

DIGITAL MEDIA

Walton Family Foundation / Bentonville

Summary:  The Walton Family Foundation is seeking a skilled digital media professional to join the Communications team as a Senior Communications Officer.  The position will be based in one of three offices: Bentonville, AR, Denver or Washington, D.C.  This is not a position for a career-changer or someone new to digital media. Formal training and/or experience in communications and digital media are required.

Description:  The Senior Communications Officer will assist the Foundation’s overall communication efforts by managing the Foundation’s digital communications efforts, to include social media profiles, blogs and website and regularly analyze and report on digital communication performance. He or she will report to the Communications Director and work closely with the communications team and consultants, as well as with program and administrative staff from across the Foundation.  Specific duties will include:  Work with internal stakeholders to develop and execute strategic online communications that advance the Foundation’s goals.  Work with grantees across the country to capture the stories of their work, and subsequently telling their stories through online channels as needed: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, website, email, etc.  Manage the Foundation’s editorial and campaign calendars. Collaborate with teams across the Foundation to build calendars and source quality content from a range of contributors.  Monitor and report on effective key internal and external digital performance metrics and competitive analysis, including initiative launches and ongoing digital campaigns.  Increase stakeholder engagement across all digital communications channels.  Management of the Foundation’s website, to include content generation, publishing, design, tracking of analytics, platform upgrades and integration into other services.  Assist with planning, designing, and populating a new Foundation website optimized for attracting and engaging target audiences and employing an effective balance of information, story narrative, and data visualization/infographics, photos and illustrations.  Overall management of all Foundation social media channels, to include ongoing monitoring, updating of content, responding to followers and creation of content.  Create and manage modern, data-driven social media campaigns from start to finish: initial conception, planning, goal setting, executing, monitoring, analyzing and reporting.

Requirements:  Bachelors’ degree in a relevant field required (e.g., journalism, communications or other media-related field.)  At least three years’ experience in a professional setting, ideally with a strong focus on organic and paid social media strategy and content creation.  Demonstrated competency with graphic arts layout, print and development experience. Strong familiarity with cutting-edge content management systems, Adobe Design Suite, Microsoft Office and the latest trends in digital analytics.  Advanced proficiency with website management, social media tools and associated platforms.  A strong understanding of optimizing social media content in order to drive organic engagement; specifically on Facebook and Twitter.  Ability to stay abreast of the latest social media tactics, platform updates and enhancements, strategies and best practices.  Ability to analyze social content performance and optimize future communications accordingly.  Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to create compelling online stories, both narratively and visually.  Ability to be a self-starter; experience and aptitude managing long-distance internal and external relationships.  Unquestionable ethics and personal integrity.  Diplomatic approach and an innate understanding of customer service.  A high level of discretion and confidentiality for both business and personal affairs.  A commitment to the mission of the Walton Family Foundation and a passion for one or more of the focus areas.

To Apply, or for more information:  Candidates should send a cover letter and resume or CV referencing “Senior Communications Officer Digital Media Posting” to the attention of:

Janet Post, Human Resources Manager

JobPostings@wffmail.com

Please be sure to reference the job responsibilities and your relevant qualifications and experience in your cover letter and explain clearly how your skills and experience would be a good fit.

 

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SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER /

HOME REGION

Walton Family Foundation / Bentonville

 

Summary:  The Walton Family Foundation is seeking a skilled media relations/public relations professional to join the Communications team as a Senior Communications Officer, reporting to the Director of Communications.  This position will be located in the Foundation’s home office in Bentonville, Arkansas.  This is not a position for a career-changer or someone new to media relations/public relations. Formal training or experience in a communications field is required.

Description:  The Senior Communications Officer – Home Region will assist the Foundation’s overall communications goals by managing the Foundation’s Home Region communications efforts. He or she will report to the Communications Director and work closely with the communications team and consultants, as well as with program and administrative staff from across the Foundation.  Work with internal stakeholders to develop and execute strategic communications that advance the Foundation’s goals in the Home Region (news releases, media kits, media pitches, media alerts, media statements, talking points, crisis management, etc.)  Work to secure positive news coverage of the Foundation’s Home Region investments from local, regional and trade outlets.  Develop and maintain relationships with grantees and key media outlets.  Research and respond to requests for information from news media and/or coordinate appropriate responses with designated and authorized spokesperson or information source.   On occasion, act as official spokesperson for the Foundation in news media.  Develop and maintain editorial calendar for Home Region communications opportunities.  Track and report on media mentions.  Assist in development of social media content related to Home Region investments.  Assist in development of meeting materials and presentations.

Requirements:  Bachelors’ degree in a relevant field required (e.g., journalism, communications or other media-related field.)  At least seven years’ experience in a professional setting with a strong focus on media relations and/or public relations.  Applicable knowledge of public/media relations, and/or communication principles and theories.  Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to create compelling online stories, both narratively and visually.  Ability to be a self-starter; experience and aptitude managing long-distance internal and external relationships.  Unquestionable ethics and personal integrity.  Diplomatic approach and an innate understanding of customer service.  A high level of discretion and confidentiality for both business and personal affairs.  A commitment to the mission of the Walton Family Foundation and a passion for one or more of the programs.

To Apply, or for more information:  Candidates should send a cover letter and resume or CV referencing “Senior Communications Officer – Home Region” to the attention of:

Janet Post, Human Resources Manager

JobPostings@wffmail.com

Please be sure to reference the job responsibilities and your relevant qualifications and experience in your cover letter and explain clearly how your skills and experience would be a good fit.

 

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SENIOR LEVEL ARCHIVAL MANAGER

Special Collections, Mullins Library

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

Closing:  March 25

Description:  The Special Collections Senior Level Archival Manager serves as project manager for the accessioning and processing of assigned manuscript collections, including developing Encoded Archival Description (EAD)-enabled finding aids, and addresses conservation and preservation needs for the collections. Identifies, recommends, and helps recruit possible acquisitions of archival collections. Conducts research on the background of various collections and donors. Guides staff in the review of documents and makes independent and qualitative decisions to determine the disposition of materials. Collaborates with library personnel for the creation of electronic finding aids and other tools for the department’s Web page, and coordinates the digitization of materials from the collection. Reports to the Assistant Head of the Special Collections Department.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in history, public policy, political science, or a related field. Experience with archival and library tools, such as MARC, LCSH, EAD, DACS, and Archivists Toolkit.  Experience in processing manuscript collections and in creating EAD-compliant finding aids.  Experience in the creation of digital projects and creation of metadata. Experience in the use of metadata crosswalks.

Preferred:  Graduate degree in history, public policy, political science, or a related field or a master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library Science. Experience in oral history projects and maintaining associated files.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uark.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=184548

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

CARTI Foundation / Little Rock

Description:  The CARTI Foundation is seeking a full-time Special Events Coordinator. This position coordinates and oversees operations of Foundation special events and coordinates the Foundation’s role with other CARTI events; provides staff support to special events committees; and assists with parts of the annual giving campaign.

Requirements:  A qualified candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and  two years in special events, volunteer coordination, or related activities is preferred. Some evening and weekend work as well as travel within the State of Arkansas is required. Experience working with Boards and volunteers is preferred. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communications skills and proven ability with Microsoft Office products. Experience with Raiser’s Edge, PowerPoint, Constant Contact and social marketing websites is desired.

To Apply, or for more information:    http://www.carti.com/about/jobs/

 

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SPORTS MARKETING MANAGER

Visit Rogers

Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce / Rogers

Closing:  March 20

Summary:  Visit Rogers and the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce are searching for a full time Sports Marketing Manager. This position focuses on multi-hotel and sports event sales and marketing activities that promote Rogers to sports planners for sporting events, and is accountable for lead generation and sporting event bookings.

Requirements:   Four (4) year degree from an academic institution in Liberal Arts, Communications, Marketing or Sports marketing/ management or other related field is required. Minimum of three (3) years sales experience in the hospitality industry preferred.

To Apply, or for more information:   Submit letter of interest and resume to:

  1. R. Shaw, Executive Director

jr@rogerslowell.com

 

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STAFF MANAGER / MARKETING

Windstream / Little Rock

Req. ID:  15000621

 

Summary:  The Channel Support Manager is responsible for executing the Consumer and Small Business Marketing and Go-to-Market strategy through placement of distribution, incentives, and operational support of the sales organization.  This position will work with the Marketing team to ensure alignment of message and delivery of strategy.

Description:  Manage & Oversee the Channel Support Team - Six direct reports, responsible for Inside Sales, Retail, National/Local/Indirect Agents, Door to Door, Care, Loyalty, and eCommerce distribution channels.  Sales Channel Communication - Be the Channel voice and serve as an internal and external spokesperson for new product/promotions, channel training, presentations and events.  Develop Channel Marketing Calendar that aligns both with key customer requirements, promotional launches and other key business activities.  Sales Incentives - Build Channel Marketing plans and incentives to support company revenue and unit objectives. Develop integrated marketing and multi-channel campaigns within specified budgets targeting the right segmentations to launch new products and drive unit/revenue.  Sales Analytics & Trends - Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly updates on planned and delivered activities to the business.  Work closely with compensation to relay channel goals and necessary plan requirements/changes.  Policy & Process Development -  Develop process and policies, as needed to support Channel success. Educate Channels and Agents on company products and services, processes, procedures, and rules of engagement, etc.  Sales Tools & Vendor Support - Work with internal partners and external vendors to create tools that support the Channel needs and meet budgetary requirements.  Vendor contract management.  Distribution management -  Manage the Consumer/SMB Distribution Strategy through review and analysis of the channel performance.

Requirements:  College degree and 8+ years professional level experience with 3-4 years supervisory experience; or 12+ years professional level related experience with 3-4 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience desired.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/      (search Req. Number – 15000621)

 

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STAFF MANAGER / MARKETING

Windstream / Little Rock

Req. ID:  15001115

Summary:  The position will be responsible for interpreting, organizing, designing, executing, and coordinating technical assignments within Consumer/SMB organization with emphasis on the development and support of multiple datamarts.  This position requires excellent technical, communication, and project management skills.

Description:  Supervise team of data developers and ensure team meets the reporting and analytical needs of the business.  Directly manages all aspects of the project life-cycle, maintains project plan, and project management artifacts.  Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time and quality parameters.  Assume accountability for delivering superior results for all stakeholders while keeping a clear focus on key priorities and ensure consistency and coordinated delivery of projects.  Lead the design and development of analytical projects.  Plan and implement the overall data analytics strategy.  Work with business owners to identify data needs for reporting.  Set the strategy and vision for managing the development/support of datamarts.  Determines data needed to be collected and the appropriate data resources for specific projects.  Formulates, implements, and enforces proper data collection policies and procedures.  Establishes data quality standards and ensures adherence.  Ensure compliance of standards and conventions within the development cycle. Resolve and troubleshoot complex issues rapidly and accurately.

Requirements:  College degree and 8+ years professional level experience with 3-4 years supervisory experience; or 12+ years professional level related experience with 3-4 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience desired.

To Apply, or for more information:  http://windstreamtalent.com/apply-now/      (search Req. Number – 15001115)

 

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STRATEGIC ACCOUNT MANAGER

Staley, Inc. / Little Rock

Job Code:  453

 

Summary:  It’s not every day that an opportunity arises to help take a 63 year old company into new territory. If you’re looking for a work environment that is positive, encouraging, focused on a healthy team element where accountability and professional development is a positive and important part of the culture, Staley Technologies may be the ideal work place for you. We are one of Little Rock’s most established and best employers. With hundreds of talented and dedicated teammates across multiple U.S. locations, we’re well positioned for smart and aggressive growth and diversification. After 63 years in business, we’re just getting started!

Description:  The Strategic Account Manager is responsible for winning new commercial accounts in and around Little Rock and reaching realistic revenue growth objectives. The Strategic Account Manager represents the complete range of company services, while leading the account planning process and ensuring client needs, goals and expectations are defined and met.  Achieves realistic new client revenue goals by business networking, leveraging their own network, and engaging in strategic alliances and warm prospecting. Proactively seeks out and meets with prospects and clients to understand their goals and challenges to determine if and how we can serve them.

Requirements:  Four year college degree from an accredited institution, and/or 5+ years US military experience.  Minimum five years of successful strategic sales experience in a business-to-business sales environment.  PC proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PPT.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=STALEYINC&cws=1&rid=453

 

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TARGETED SELLING MANAGER

Acxiom Corporation

Req. ID:  34628

 

Summary:  Develop Acxiom Targeted Selling strategy and implementation plan for the Enterprise Sales Force, focusing on targeted named clients and new logo prospects. Sales strategy experience can be from sales force or sales operations side, with a focus on implementing targeted selling programs. Individual will be a self-directed individual contributor who is capable of building a strong internal constituency across sales, marketing, sales operation and finance to support the strategy.

Description:  Lead creation programs and project management.  Account planning process design and execution project management.  New logo targeting process design and execution project management.  Create measurement and reporting processes on Targeted Selling’s impact to pipeline and sales revenue.

Requirements:  Bachelor of Science degree.  Sales strategy experience.  PACT – Passion, Accountability, Creativity, and Teamwork (a foundation of Acxiom’s culture.)

Preferred:  Minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience; or equivalent work experience.  Expertise Acxiom knowledge of products and services.  Expert Industry knowledge / awareness.  Strong communication skills.  Strong Presentation skills.  MS Office.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://acxiom.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl      (search Req. ID – 34628)

 

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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR / EVENTS ASSISTANT (part-time)

Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate

Summary:  This part time position is responsible for development and administration of the Affiliate’s volunteer management program and assisting with affiliate special events in securing, coordinating and involvement of volunteers.

Description:  Work collaboratively with staff to identify volunteer needs.  Assist with development of volunteer job descriptions.  Identify and recruit enthusiastic volunteers for the organization.  Work with staff and committee chairs to ensure effective succession planning.  Develop and administer program for assessment, recognition and retention of volunteers.  Provide regular volunteer orientation and training programs.  Provide local communications support for all of the above activities.  Work with staff to promote volunteer-related items on Affiliate website and through social media.  Support Executive Director, Director of Mission Services, Development Officer and Board of Directors with other affiliate projects and events as requested.  Develop and maintain the volunteer program policies.  Maintain effective communication with those who directly supervise volunteers to ensure volunteers are adequately supervised and appropriately utilized.  Maintain appropriate volunteer records and statistics; prepare reports as requested including the evaluation of volunteer services.  Organize and coordinate planning meetings for staff and volunteers involved in events.  Coordinate volunteers on event related activities.

Requirements:  Minimum of B.A./B.S., or three years experience in related field; non profit and/or volunteer program experience preferred. Have a valid driver’s license and access to transportation.  Bilingual a plus.

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

Mary Alfrey, Executive Director

mary@komenozark.org

 

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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Arkansas Insurance Department / Little Rock

Position Number:  22088064

Salary:  $29,251 – $49,683

Closing:  March 25

Summary:  The Volunteer Program Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and managing statewide volunteer programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Description:  Supervises a medium-sized staff of volunteer program developers and volunteers by interviewing and recommending for hire, training employees, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Develops and assists in the development of statewide volunteer programs by reviewing and evaluating agency needs and available resources, preparing program proposals, and recommending methods of program implementation. Coordinates agency programs and resources by researching existing and alternative volunteer resources and contacting other agency coordinators and/or business, community, or non-profit organization representatives to arrange common services. Identifies and develops program training materials, presents training course, and provides technical assistance to agency coordinators as needed. Develops and manages volunteer demonstration programs by designing program and grant proposals, monitoring and evaluating program usage, and preparing program publicity. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a major in sociology, social work, psychology, communications, business, or related field; plus two years of experience in volunteer program management, community services, public information, social services, 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=d2b7a5644bd108521d3993b9deee9cc9&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=119&jobid=73694

 

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WEB DEVELOPER

Web Services, Mullins Library

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville
Closing:  March 24

 

Summary:  Reporting to the Web Services Librarian, the Web Developer will create and maintain the University Libraries’ various Web sites. Serving students, faculty, and staff at the University and researchers worldwide, the Libraries’ Web site provides a portal to the collections and services. Through the use of innovative approaches and emerging technologies, the Web Developer will design and customize library sites to create a coherent electronic environment that is integrated with traditional library services.

Description:  Major responsibilities include:  establishing standards and designing templates for library sites; providing quality assurance by reviewing submitted content for consistency and accuracy, auditing the Web sites for usability, analyzing usage patterns, and tracking issues; serving as an ex-officio member of the Web Development Committee and collaborating with library staff on projects using special applications, such as CONTENTdm, EAD/XML, ILLiad, LibGuides, and Innovative Interfaces; working with Library IT staff and third-party vendors on site infrastructure, security, and customization; conducting research on new technologies and techniques; and working with University Relations and campus Web masters to develop and implement best campus practices and standards.

Requirements:  A bachelor’s degree; relevant experience in Web development working with large sites and dynamic content using technologies such as HTML/CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, SQL, XML, XSLT, and XHTML.

Preferred:  At least two years of study at the graduate level; experience with library Web-based tools and practices, including CONTENTdm, EAD, ILLiad, LibGuides, and integrated library systems; work experience in a college / university setting; experience with ASP/ASP.net and VBScript; experience with data security standards and procedures and disaster recovery plans; experience with enterprise-scale content management systems.

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uark.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=184528

iProv Seeks Marketing Content Specialist

Marketing Content Specialist

Description:

Working with the web marketing team, the Marketing Content Specialist is responsible for generating website content, web articles, blog articles, social media posts, press releases, and similar client related and internal materials and overseeing the production phase of publishing that copy.

Requirements:
highly creative and imaginative, and curious about clients’ products or services
skilled in writing clear, concise and grammatically correct copy
well organized and multi-task oriented
understand the different language styles that appeal to various target markets
understand SEO-friendly writing procedure
have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
work well in a team and with a range of creative people
be able to work under pressure and manage workloads effectively
be highly self-motivated and able to adhere to strict timelines
be able to see other people’s points of view and take constructive criticism
work within strict budgets
have an eye for detail

Accuracy is essential. Marketing Content Specialists are accountable for checking all the content is truthful and complies with standard industry practice. Although project manager may examine the final copy, Marketing Content Specialist is also responsible for checking spelling and grammar.

Educational Requirements:
Degree in English, journalism, marketing, advertising or related field

Hours:
Full-time. Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

Interested applicants must email resume, 3 references, and compensation requirements to jobs@iprovweb.com.

Arkansas Hair Convention Set for May 3

Industry Education, Competitions Expand Convention Offerings, Including Exhibit/Vendor Hall and Main Stage Performances

Arkansas Hair Convention PicWHO:            Arkansas Hair Convention

WHAT:           Arkansas Hair Convention

WHEN:           11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015

WHERE:        Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas

BACKGROUND:      The Arkansas Hair Convention, one of the fastest growing hair conventions in the nation, will take the state by storm from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on May 3, 2015.

General admission tickets are $25 for early bird registration and $40 the day of the event. Workshops, classes and educational demonstrations provide the latest in hair, nails, makeup and business advances, and they are FREE with paid exhibit hall ticket. Packed with education, excitement and inspiration, the Arkansas Hair Convention delivers what cosmetologists need to enhance their careers. The exhibit hall boasts more than 100 top beauty brands and vendors, including Clairol, OPI, China Glaze, Wella, Matrix and others. Main Stage performances include celebrity stylists as well as some of the industry’s top talent.

A portion of the proceeds from the Arkansas Hair Convention will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas.

AHC Prom Contest Flyer FINAL-1According to the convention’s founder, Ebony Kimbrough, the winners of hair shows throughout the country are consistently from Arkansas. Kimbrough founded the convention so stylists, barbers, vendors and attendees can have a platform for professional education, demonstrations and techniques convenient to them. The Arkansas Hair Convention is a hair professional’s most convenient and affordable opportunity to see the most advanced beauty technology, shop for products and tools at professionals-only prices, and get all the knowledge they need, all in one place.

For more information, visit http://www.arkansashairconvention.com/, e-mail info@arkansashairconvention.com or call 501-256-5965.