Southwest Power Pool Seeks Policy Analyst

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Job Title: Policy Analyst Job Code:
Job Role: GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Job Level:
Reports To: Manager, Government Affairs and Public Relations Salary Grade:
Organization/Team Alignment:    GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS `
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt       Exempt

 

EEO Code: Professional

Overview

The Policy Analyst position is primarily responsible for monitoring and analyzing proposed legislation and regulatory rules to determine the potential impact on SPP, its members and stakeholders. This position will advise and assist the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Relations in the areas of local, state, regional and federal government and regulatory affairs. The Policy Analyst will assist the Manager of Government Affairs and Public Relations in the planning and implementation of programs for member companies as well as educating elected officials, their staff and business trade organizations on the roles and responsibilities of the company.

Essential Functions

 

·         Monitor, gather data and perform analysis of proposed state and federal legislative and regulatory actions and determine the potential impact on SPP, its members and stakeholders

·         Prepare fact sheets, talking points, presentations, briefings, etc. on legislative and regulatory activity, and public policy developments of interest to SPP and its members, for internal and external audiences

·         Prepare letters, testimony, presentations, briefings and memoranda on behalf of SPP for presentation to legislative bodies, and government and regulatory agencies

·         Plan and implement government affairs related programs for member companies and educational briefings for elected officials, government and regulatory agencies, and their staff

·         Create regular reports on the activities of the government affairs department for internal distribution

·         Coordinate visits and tours of SPP facilities by elected officials, policymakers, government and regulatory agencies, and member companies

·         Ensure SPP and its employees adhere to all applicable state and federal laws regarding interaction with elected officials, and government and regulatory agencies

·         Understanding of, compliance with and enforcement of SPP Policies and Procedures

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work duties and responsibilities. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences, or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

 

Qualifications

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree

Experience Requirements:

Legislative and regulatory policy analysis experience, with a thorough understanding of legislative and regulatory processes at the state and federal levels

Required:

In depth knowledge and understanding of legislative and regulatory processes at the state and federal levels

Experience in analyzing legislative and regulatory language

Flexibility and the ability to function with constantly changing and multiple priorities

Excellent written and communication skills for facilitating and representing company needs, including Microsoft WORD technical skills

Strong presentation skills, including PowerPoint technical skills

Excellent organizational skills

Preferred:

Experience with utility legislation and regulation

Travel Requirement:

This position requires moderate travel, approximately 25%

Competencies

 

SPP Foundational Competencies:

v  Accountability

v  Communication

v  Compliance

v  Continuous Improvement

v  Planning and Organization

v  Relationship Building

v  Teamwork

Role-Specific Competencies:

v  Collaboration

v  External Awareness

v  Visioning

 

 

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

Southwest Power Pool Seeks Communications Specialist

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Job Title: Communications Specialist Job Code:
Job Family: Job Level:
Reports To: Communications Supervisor

 

Salary Grade: F
Organization/Team Alignment: Government Affairs & PR/Communications `
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt   Exempt EEO Code: Professionals

Overview

The Communications Specialist is responsible for various tasks related to internal and external corporate communications, and will provide editorial and strategic communications support for corporate projects and initiatives. A wide range of skills is required including graphic design, photography, social media, website administration, development and execution of communications plans, and writing and editing. A rapid pace, stringent deadlines, and a large volume of work characterize this department.

 

Essential Functions

       Support corporate strategy and projects through the development and implementation of communications plans, tools and tactics (E.g., designing and administering surveys; writing/editing documents; creating infographics, presentations, reports and other graphic art; photographing events; and planning/facilitating meetings).

Monitor company and industry news.

Assist communications and other departments with surveys, PowerPoint presentations, document creation/editing, creative and graphic design, promotional and marketing materials and other communications projects as needed

Assist in maintaining the company’s presence on social media and managing corporate website and intranet content and functionality.

Manage other projects as assigned.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work duties and responsibilities. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences, or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Qualifications

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field.

Experience Requirements:

Three (3) years of relevant job-related experience

Required:

Good organizational skills

Flexibility and the ability to function with constantly changing and multiple priorities

Regular attendance and punctuality

A portfolio of material written and edited must be presented by candidates

Strong writing and editing skills for all types of media (e.g. print, online)

Knowledge of social media practices and tools

Basic graphic design and photography skill

Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships

Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Strong customer service skills

Understand, comply with and enforce SPP Policies and Procedures

Physical Demands:

Job requires working at a computer for long periods of time

Travel Requirement:

This position requires minimal (approximately 5%) travel

Competencies
SPP Foundational Competencies:

v  Accountability

v  Communication

v  Compliance

v  Continuous Improvement

v  Planning and Organization

v  Relationship Building

v  Teamwork

Role-Specific Competencies:

v  Adaptability/Flexibility

v  Attention to Detail

v  Creative Design

v  Customer Service

v  Dependability & Reliability

 

 

 

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

Wildwood Seeks Volunteers for LANTERNS! Festival

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Be one of 120 WILDVolunteers needed each evening for Wildwood’s Park for the Arts’ deep-winter LANTERNS! Festival (February 19-21) or assist with prep before and clean up after the festival. Transport guests to Australia, Brazil, China, Greece, Hawaii, and The UK inviting them to enjoy tasty treats, while experiencing fun & educational activities and entertainment specific to each cultural vista. We are especially looking for volunteers to serve throughout the event February 19, 20, and/or 21 from 5:00-10:15.

Your service supports Wildwood’s mission to enrich the lives of Arkansas of all ages by creating community through nature and the arts! By volunteering for LANTERNS, you will play a vital role is supporting this mission and contributing to Wildwood’s programming, including youth music education, art exhibitions, the botanical gardens and more!

For more information, and to sign up as a volunteer for the event dates or help with preparation and clean up, please click the following link and complete a short online form http://www.wildwoodpark.org/support/volunteering-at-wildwood/lanterns-volunteer-sign-up/ or contact Angela via email at angela@wildwoodpark.org or by calling 501-821-7275.

 

CJRW SEEKS SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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The CJRW travel and tourism account executive will be responsible for selling statewide advertising, targeting tourism clients for regional association publications, working with tourism clients on AR Parks & Tourism Co-op publications as well as take on other clients as assigned.  They will provide other client support and counsel as required.  They will market additional agency services, including collateral, co-op marketing, video production, interactive and photography.

Responsibilities

  • Reach sales goals and grow revenue.
  • Determine ‘point of difference’ with clients by helping differentiate advertising dollars among competitors; help clients build effective ads.
  • Write, present and implement marketing proposals.
  • Work with agency media department to develop media plans.
  • Work with agency creative department to coordinate ad development.
  • Work with agency interactive department on development for interactive projects.
  • Create, maintain and grow client relationships.
  • Identify sales leads for new business; secure new business.
  • Review and approve billings/invoices.
  • Attend association monthly and quarterly meetings; make presentations, moderate discussions.

Job Specifications/Qualifications

  • Overnight weekday travel 25%
  • 4-5+ years sales and marketing experience, publications or advertising sales experience preferred
  • College degree required or equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and sales goals.
  • Strong communication (written, verbal, presentation) skills

Qualified candidates, please submit your resume to employment@cjrw.com.

Job Opportunities – 02/01/16

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

CJRW / Little Rock

 

Summary:  The CJRW travel and tourism account executive will be responsible for selling statewide advertising, targeting tourism clients for regional association publications, working with tourism clients on AR Parks & Tourism Co-op publications as well as take on other clients as assigned.  They will provide other client support and counsel as required.  They will market additional agency services, including collateral, co-op marketing, video production, interactive and photography.

 

Description:   Reach sales goals and grow revenue.  Determine ‘point of difference’ with clients by helping differentiate advertising dollars among competitors; help clients build effective ads.  Write, present and implement marketing proposals.  Work with agency media department to develop media plans.  Work with agency creative department to coordinate ad development.  Work with agency interactive department on development for interactive projects.  Create, maintain and grow client relationships.  Identify sales leads for new business; secure new business. Review and approve billings/invoices.  Attend association monthly and quarterly meetings; make presentations, moderate discussions.

 

Requirements:  College degree required or equivalent experience.  Four-to-five (4-5) years sales and marketing experience, publications or advertising sales experience preferred.Proven ability to meet deadlines and sales goals.  Strong communication (written, verbal, presentation) skills.  Overnight weekday travel 25%.

 

To Apply, or for more information:  Submit resume to:  employment@cjrw.com.

 

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ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Salem Media Group / Little Rock

Req. Number:  16-0018

 

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.

 

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

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://rn22.ultipro.com/SAL1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*D6AA37CABBFBFA1C

 

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ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

THV 11

TEGNA Media / Little Rock

 

Summary:  THV11, the TEGNA CBS affiliate in Little Rock is searching for a sales superstar. This is a great place to be and our people love to work here. If that’s the kind of sales atmosphere that you want, then bring your creativity and “can do…go get’em, never say die” attitude to THV11. We provide the tools and environment to achieve an unlimited income by helping our customer’s prosperity grow across our TV and digital platforms with creative solutions. We need the next member of our sales team to bring ability, passion and commitment. Apply today if you know you would be great for this sales position!

 

Description:   Develops new and non-traditional revenue through consistent and creative prospecting.  Meets with customers, listens and assesses their needs, and provides customized, creative and successful marketing solutions which produce results.  Provides clients with convergent selling, to package several broadcast and online products.  Enhances existing revenue and develops non-TV advertisers by utilizing station marketing resources.  Develops web revenue for all station digital properties and projects through needs-based analysis meetings with traditional and non-traditional advertisers.  Services existing agencies and direct client businesses; this responsibility includes developing presentations, negotiating business, selling local specials and sponsorships, and proactively merchandising all station properties.  Sell station’s promotions.  Other responsibilities as assigned by station management.

 

Requirements:   Minimum 2 years sales experience; College degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience using psychographic research and/or other marketing research tools is helpful. Computer literacy with MS Office is required.  The ability to work as a team player is an essential attribute.  Creativity, flexibility, and ability to change with our industry are also keys to success.  Strong communication skills and customer service skills.  Strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment.  Current valid driver’s license and excellent driving history required.  This position reports to the Local Sales Manager.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.jobs.net/jobs/tegna/en-us/job/United-States/Account-Executive/J3F5SP77BQ249K6TDGF/

 

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ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE / DIGITAL MEDIA SALES

KNWA

Nexstar Broadcasting Group / Fayetteville

 

Summary:  KNWA is looking for a Digital Media Account Executive with a background in selling online advertising, web design and targeted display who will be responsible for developing new business and guiding our digital advertiser campaigns. This individual must be highly skilled in the entire digital sales cycle from pre-sale research on a client’s digital footprint to decoding a customer’s digital need. The candidate must also have the polish and poise to present a comprehensive digital recommendation across a suite of digital services, guide the launch and manage the ongoing conversion conversation with the client.

 

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1675

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Arkansas Health Card Association / Little Rock

Closing:  February 5

 

Summary:  The Arkansas Health Care Association is seeking an Administrative Assistant. The primary duties of this position are to answer the phone, greet guests, and support all personnel with administrative duties as needed. Successful candidates should have a high level of professionalism, strong written and verbal communication skills, and enjoy working collaboratively on projects. Candidates should also be proficient in Microsoft Office.

 

To Apply, or for more information:   Email resume to:  hr@arhealthcare.com.

 

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ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE

Malvern Daily Record / Malvern

 

Summary:  If you are a energetic, friendly, honest and in possession of excellent customer, computer and phone skills, and are team oriented, the Malvern Daily Record is interested in talking with you about a full-time or part-time position as a sales assistant. Applicants should be detail oriented and have good organizational skills, be able to plan days to meet deadline. Hours are from 8AM-5PM Monday – Friday. We offer competitive pay, commission, frequent bonus plans, 401(k), health insurance, vacation and sick pay. Insurance & 401(k) is for full-time employees only.

 

To Apply, or for more information:  Email resume to:  mdradvertising@sbcglobal.net.

 

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ANCHOR

THV 11

TEGNA Media / Little Rock

 

Summary:  KTHV, the Tegna-owned CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas, is seeking a Morning News Co-Anchor who is confident, creative and can be counted on to deliver their “best game” each and every morning. Our morning news keeps you updated and informed while also providing a few laughs along the way. This anchor will become part of a morning team that has great chemistry and understands what it takes to win.

 

Description:   We are looking for a strong journalist who pays attention to the rundown and is willing to work with a great group of producers. You must also have a passion for people, be community-oriented and understand they can make a difference every single day. This candidate must have a track record of leadership skills in a group setting.  We require strong ethics and high character for everyone on our team.  This position will engage our viewers in all of our dynamic platforms – broadcast, online, mobile and social media.

 

Requirements:  Degree in journalism or related field, 3-5 years on-air experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience must be demonstrated.   Skills required at a leading level:  communication;  writing;  field reporting;  digital and social media;  team leadership.

 

To Apply, or for more information:  Apply with resume and web link:

 

http://www.jobs.net/jobs/tegna/en-us/job/United-States/Anchor/J3J6RC6GQ68RYS20HZK/

 

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Arkansas Heart Hospital / Little Rock

 

Summary:  The Business Development Specialist serves to strengthen hospital-employer and physician relationships and increase patient referrals/admissions for the hospital by developing and maintaining relationships with employer groups. By instituting a dual customer service and marketing approach, the Business Development Specialist helps to boost patient satisfaction and loyalty and maintain profitable employer relations within a specific geographical region. This job includes, but is not limited to, promoting the hospital to a variety of employer populations, conducting employer sales calls, developing and implementing strategies to enhance communications with employer groups. This position will work closely with employer wellness program coordinators to communicate hospital service updates and provide educational information.

 

Description:  Develop, implement and maintain employer outreach strategies.  Maintains communication and complaint resolution processes to ensure high service quality and employer/industry satisfaction.  Provide continuing education on new technologies, procedures and medical staff.  Serve as integral part of the Marketing team.  Perform all duties in accordance with Arkansas Heart Hospital mission, vision and values.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor degree in business, marketing, management, communications, nursing, healthcare administration or related field preferred.  Minimum two years experience in healthcare sales and/or marketing strongly preferred. Professional-level healthcare experience, including ongoing coordination/communication with physicians and other service providers will be considered in lieu of sales and marketing.

 

Preferred:  Experience with wellness program initiatives is strongly preferred.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.arheart.com/employment/jobs/business-development-specialist-wellness/

 

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CHIEF OF STAFF / ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Administration

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

Job Number:  50062143

Closing:  February 4

 

Summary:  The Chief of Staff is directly responsible to the Provost for the day to

day operations of the Academic Affairs Division. The Chief of Staff is responsible for providing leadership, provost representative, and key meeting constituent.

 

Description:  The Chief of Staff will ensure information flow to and from the Provost, via all types of venues (forums, correspondence, speeches, conferences, retreats, etc.)  Facilitate communication and work closely with the leadership and executive management team of the Academic Affairs Division in a timely and efficient manner.  Understand organizational policies and procedures necessary to ensure appropriate decision-making protocols are followed.  Act as the executive representative and ambassador to external constituents as directed.  Oversee the operations and support staff of the Provost office.  Track, monitor and follow progress of projects, action items and strategies that emanate from the director; Initiate subsequent follow-up meetings and communication for key stakeholders as directed.  Work with the administrative support staff to the Provost to ensure accuracy, coordination, and prioritization of the calendar.  Review correspondence and draft responses for the Provost as appropriate, or forward to the appropriate person for response and/or reply.  Perform other duties incidental to the position.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business, or other field plus 5 years of management experience.

 

Preferred:  Master’s Degree.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uams.edu/feature/positions/Detail.aspx?advertisementId=60028637

 

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COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING DIRECTOR

KIPP Delta Public Schools / Helena

 

Summary:  The Communications and Marketing Director (CMD) is a critical member of KIPP Delta’s Development team charged with envisioning and executing on a high-quality and pro-active communications and marketing plan for the region. S/he will also provide invaluable marketing and communications expertise, helping the KIPP Delta team to attract and retain students and staff members, as well as, new friends, supporters, and resources, to the organization.  This is an ideal opportunity for a strong communicator to work creatively, using well-developed project management and leadership skills. We are committed to schools that are equitable, diverse, and create a sense of belonging.

 

Description:  Public Relations – Develop and implement communications and media strategies that successfully deliver information and key messages to the public, tracking trends and best practices.  Direct the planning, development, design, and content development for KIPP Delta’s website, social media presence, newsletter, one pagers, and annual report.  Develop and maintain a strong, positive, and productive relationship with broadcast, print, and digital media outlets.  Develop, manage, and maintain KIPP Delta’s photo and video library, acting as or contracting with a photographer/videographer as needed and necessary.  Write and edit copy for KIPP Delta collateral and communications.  Mitigate potentially adverse news events and situations using effective communication strategies.  Plan and execute state-required Annual Report to the Public in each community.  Represent KIPP Delta positively to the public via public speaking engagements, school tours, preparing talking points and presentations, and other public communication settings.  Provide coaching and feedback to student speakers and panelists.  Marketing & Brand Management – Develop a short and long range high-impact marketing plan, including promotional and advertising plans and strategies. Marketing strategy should outline metrics and ROI around earned media, website, social media, collateral, email marketing, advertising, student recruitment, multimedia, and events.  Conceive and execute upon yearly student recruitment marketing campaign for the region.  Ensure marketing messages/strategies, collateral, signage, digital assets, and social media presence are relevant, mission appropriate, and effective. Act as champion of KIPP Delta’s brand identity, to ensure it is applied consistently across the region and across platforms.  Effectively utilize print, visual, and digital mediums with a set budget to market the organization to the public, proactively educate the public in terms of issues, and maximize fundraising, student, and talent recruitment efforts.   Provide creative and strategic marketing and communication advice to all teams and programs within KIPP Delta, with an emphasis on support to the Development Team.  Educate KIPP Delta staff on the KIPP Delta brand while creating tools and providing strategic guidance and resources for use across the region.  Manage vendor relationships, including graphic designers, writers, photographers, videographers, printers, and web hosts.  Create and/or commission printed and digital collateral, including event collateral, advertisements, holiday cards, letterhead, newsletters, etc.  Fundraising –   Collaborate with Development team members to write winning grant proposals and foundation partnerships.  Collaborate with development team members to create and execute a yearly written appeal and cultivation plan.  Any additional responsibilities identified by the Chief Development Officer.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree.  Two-to-five (2-5) years of communications, marketing, outreach, and/or fundraising experience, with success in one or more of the following areas: marketing campaigns, public awareness campaigns, grant writing.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Familiarity or experience with Adobe Creative Suites, photography, videography, and/or website management a plus.  Passion for empowering students from underserved communities.  Character strengths of: zest, grit, self-control, optimism, social intelligence, gratitude, and curiosity.  Alignment with KIPP Delta core values rooted in high expectations, going above and beyond, and deep humility.

 

To Apply, or for more information:    http://www.kippdelta.org/current-openings

 

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COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER / EDITORIAL & DIGITAL CONTENT   

Walton Family Foundation / Bentonville

Closing:  February 1

 

Summary:  The Walton Family Foundation is seeking a skilled, experienced individual to join the communications team as a writer and editor for internal and external communications.

 

Description:  The communications officer will write and edit both internal- and external-facing communications materials, including blog posts, social media content, speeches, op-eds, web content and presentations. He or she will report to the Sr. Communications Officer – Digital Content, and work closely with the communications team and consultants, as well as with program and administrative staff from across the foundation. The communications officer may be based in either the foundation’s Bentonville, Denver or Washington, D.C. office.  Specific duties will include the following:  Collaborate effectively with other staff members to develop ideas, create content and ensure the best product possible.  Think creatively to develop new and compelling methods for storytelling.  Execute creative writing to craft messages that communicate consistent and relevant information to target audiences.  Develop fresh content through research and interviews.  Establish relationships with subject matter experts across the foundation to develop messaging.   Establish and maintain editorial standards and processes for all written content.  Draft, edit and assist in publishing social media and web content.  Outline, write and edit blog posts for directors and select program staff – often on tight deadlines.  Develop compelling headlines and email subject lines, with online readers in mind.  Optimize content to be distributed across multiple channels, including social media, web, email or print.   Ensure a consistent message and voice across channels.  Provide editorial support as needed, including proofreading, reviewing content for clarity, meaningfulness and relevance.  Ensure content aligns with foundation strategies, objectives and priorities.

 

Requirements:   Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, English or related field required.  Minimum of three years experience in journalism, corporate communication, public relations, content strategy or related field.  Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to create compelling stories, both narratively and visually.  Strong organizational and project-management skills.  A strong understanding of social media and online user behavior.  Ability to be a self-starter; experience and aptitude managing long-distance internal and external relationships.  Attention to detail and problem solving, with a demonstrated capacity to meet deadlines and a commitment to customer service.  Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.  A commitment to the mission of the Walton Family Foundation.   Unquestionable ethics and personal integrity.  A high level of discretion, judgment and confidentiality for both business and personal affairs.

 

To Apply, or for more information:   Send cover letter, writing samples and resume referencing “Communications Officer – Editorial and Digital Content” to:

 

Janet Post, Human Resources Manager

jobpostings@wffmail.com

 

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COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT ASSOCIATE

Walton Family Foundation / Bentonville

Closing:  February 1

 

Summary:  The Walton Family Foundation is seeking a skilled, highly motivated individual to join the foundation’s Bentonville office as a support associate for the communications team.  The position calls for an individual with excellent written and oral communication skills. Attention to detail is important for this position as well.

 

Description:   The communications support associate will assist the foundation’s overall communications efforts by providing administrative support to the communications team. He or she will report to the communications officer 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 the following:  Provide administrative support to communications team and assist with department operations.  Provide support in development and upkeep of evaluation documents for the department.  Provide editorial support as needed, including proofreading and formatting presentations and documents.  Assist in management of foundation’s email distribution system, including generating and incorporating new contacts.  Assist in scheduling and planning for events such as meetings, conferences and presentations, which may include coordinating arrangements for participants, handling logistics, and preparing and disseminating materials for various related entities.  Schedule appointments and meetings, manage calendars and make travel arrangements as needed.  Complete other projects and assignments as requested by the foundation’s board, executive director and communications director.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  Minimum of 2-4 years work experience, preferably in an administrative role in a communications office requiring interaction with both internal and external customers.  A passionate commitment to the goals of the Walton Family Foundation programs, and the ability/willingness to adapt as those goals evolve.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Attention to detail and problem solving, with a demonstrated capacity to meet deadlines and a commitment to customer service.  Strong technical skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and SharePoint.  Demonstrated organization and time management skills.  Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team, as well as independently.  Unquestionable ethics and personal integrity.  Excellent organizational, detail-orientation, and project-management skills.

 

To Apply, or for more information:   Send cover letter and resume referencing “Communications Support Associate” – Editorial and Digital Content” to:

 

Janet Post, Human Resources Manager

jobpostings@wffmail.com

 

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COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

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

Position Number:  P98089

Closing:  February 29

 

Summary:  The Community Economic Development Specialist provides technical assistance, research, analysis, and training to advance community economic development efforts in Arkansas. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

 

Description:  Assisting and leading community economic development projects throughout the state of Arkansas.  Providing technical assistance and information for community economic development and worker organizations.  Researching, compiling, analyzing, and summarizing workforce, community, and economic development data and other supporting information.   Preparing and delivering oral and written reports.  Conducting and/or participating in assigned projects and activities within time and budget constraints.  Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in social science, economics, urban & regional planning, community/economic development, public administration, or related field.

 

Preferred:  Master’s degree in social science, economics, urban & regional planning, community/economic development, business, public administration, or related field is preferred. Substantial work experience in related fields will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/postings/4523

 

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COMMUNITY LIAISON

Pulaski County Government / Little Rock

Closing:  February 2

 

Summary:  Educate the general public concerning functions and responsibilities of the Treasurer’s Office and promote public awareness of services available for taxpayers.

 

Description:  Conducts public awareness presentations to schools, neighborhood associations, realtor organizations, and other groups to inform citizen about services and responsibilities of the Treasurer’s Office.  Attends meetings and business functions as a representative of the Treasurer’s Office; answers questions as needed related to Treasurer’s Office function.  Coordinates community outreach and communications projects with local schools and organizations in order to increase public awareness of the Treasurer’s Office.  Provides Administrative support duties for department managers as needed.  Provides information to press and other media as directed by department heads within the Treasurers department.  Coordinate schedule with media.  Cross-trains in each division in order to become familiar with basic functions of all departments; serves as back up with customer service as needed.  Assists with operational needs such as providing supply delivery to substations as needed.  Performs other related duties as required.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Business Administration, Marketing, or a related field; considerable experience with public relations, management, communications, or a related area; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://pulaskiservices.com/OnlineApp/JobListingsPublic.aspx

 

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DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Institutional Advancement

UAMS Northwest Arkansas Campus / Fayetteville

Position Number 50061457

Closing:  February 2

 

Summary:  The Development Associate will report to the Senior Director of Development for the UAMS Northwest Arkansas Region and be supported by the Director of the Office of Community Health and Research.

 

Description:  Support the development needs of the Office of Community Health and Research and the Center for Pacific Islander Health at UAMS Northwest Campus. Prepare and submit proposals to individual donors, corporations and grant-making foundations designed to secure charitable contributions and in-kind gift support; Plan and coordinate prospect calls and visits, prepare materials and assist with prospect research.  Prepare progress reports for submission to granting agencies and foundations, according to guidelines and requirements.  Prepare development reports to be submitted to Institutional Advancement to show progress of programs.  Assist with stewardship to donors including writing thank-you notes/letters, placing telephone calls, arranging meetings, and being responsive to requests. Manage all aspects of the PCORI grant related to Pacific Islander Network and Conference. Responsible for developing the project management plan, managing financial aspects of the project, managing evaluation and assessment, a managing curriculum and speakers.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business, or other field plus 7 years of administrative and project management experience, preferably in the area of development or fundraising.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://jobs.uams.edu/feature/positions/Detail.aspx?advertisementId=60028630

 

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DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Arkansas Public Policy Panel / Little Rock

Closes:  February 15

 

Summary:  The Development Director leads the development and communications team to advance the mission of the Panel and CFC through grant and individual donor fundraising and communications about the activities and positions of the Panel and CFC.   The Panel is dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups across Arkansas, supporting them to be more powerful and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks.  We engage communities often overlooked by the political process to create structures and strategies that meet community needs.  The Panel supports The Arkansas Citizens First Congress (CFC), a statewide, multi-issue and non-partisan coalition of over 50 community organizations who work together to win progressive changes in state policy.

 

Description:   Grants – Coordinate with the Management Team to identify, evaluate, and prioritize grant funding opportunities.  Develop and strengthen relationships with grant funders.  Develop and submit grant proposals, with input from the Management Team.  Develop and submit grant reports, with input from the Management Team.  Coordinate with the Finance Director to maintain grant files, complete grant agreements and track grant income.  Donors – Develop and implement a strategy for securing new donors and moving donors up the giving scale, with input from the Management Team.  Develop and strengthen the Panel/CFC Fundraising Committee.  Develop and strengthen relationships with major gift donors.  Work with the Management Team and leaders to make major gift requests.  Oversee the Development Coordinator to develop and execute plans for securing and retaining donors and general fundraising and events including annual banquets and luncheons, house parties, and the annual holiday party.  Coordinate with the Finance Director and oversee the Database Administrator to maintain donor records and analyze grassroots fundraising progress.  Oversee the Communications Coordinator.  Communication –  Work with the Management Team and Communications Team to develop and implement the organization’s communications plan that includes advocacy requests, annual reports, event publicity, fundraising mailings, media relations, newsletters, social media, and website.  Ensure high level coordination between program and communications staff.  Documentation, Evaluation & Learning – Coordinate with the Management Team to develop and implement a process for documentation and evaluation of Panel and CFC programs and strategies.  Management & Supervision – Provide day-to-day coaching and supervision of Development and Communications team.  Develop and provide and/or arrange for staff training.  Manage VISTA relationship.  Provide fundraising training and support to local groups.  Provide input and feedback to Finance Manager and Executive Director to develop annual budget, financial reports, and financial projections.  Share responsibility for overall management of the organization with the management team.  Develop and implement a personal plan for learning about the organization by attending events, reading documents, and getting to know staff, leaders, and partners.  Other duties as assigned or requested.

 

Requirements:  Experience with grant writing, individual donor fundraising, event planning, meeting facilitation, team building, group dynamics, performance measurement, program evaluation, project coordination, research, and volunteer management required.  Experience with data analysis, media, and strategic planning a plus.   Excellent oral and written communications.  Proficient with computers and technology.  Database experience a plus.  Ability to relate well to people from different backgrounds.  Ability to work well with local groups and constituencies in various governmental, civic, and community organizations a plus.  Cultural competency across boundaries of race, class, and issue.  Ability to manage multiple priorities.  Ability to work independently.  Team oriented.  Strong commitment to social change through community empowerment.  Commitment to developing leaders and community group strength. Commitment to increasing participation of diverse grassroots groups in policy campaigns. Passion for learning and new ideas.  Able to work a flexible schedule that includes night and weekends.  Access to an automobile and willingness to travel statewide.

 

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

 

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

1308 W Second St

Little Rock, AR 72201

panel@arpanel.org

 

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DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

THV 11

TEGNA Media / Little Rock

 

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

 

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

 

Requirements:   Minimum of 2 years sales experience, Bachelor’s Degree, and Google Adwords Certified preferred.  Product knowledge should include:  Targeted Display, Social Media Marketing, SEO & SEM, and Pay-Per-Click.  Must have advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office.  Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task and follow-through projects to completion.  Exceptional presenter and communicator with internal and external partners.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.jobs.net/jobs/tegna/en-us/job/United-States/Digital-Account-Executive/J3F08N716N0KWRGYHP0/

 

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DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

THV 11

TEGNA Media / Little Rock

 

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

 

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

 

Requirements:  Minimum of 2 years sales experience, Bachelor’s Degree, and Google Adwords Certified preferred.  Product knowledge should include:  Targeted Display, Social Media Marketing, SEO & SEM, and Pay-Per-Click.  Must have advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office.  Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task and follow-through projects to completion.  Exceptional presenter and communicator with internal and external partners.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.jobs.net/jobs/tegna/en-us/job/United-States/Digital-Account-Executive/J3G0FH6CXG8X6NZ632Q/

 

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DIRECTOR / CORPORTATE & FOUNDATION RELATIONS

University Development

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

Closing:  February 9

 

Summary:  The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations provides strategic management for Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) at the University of Arkansas. This position will supervise the CFR team and plan and implement strategies to enhance campus-wide interaction with corporations and philanthropic foundations; collaborate with a variety of constituents including senior administration, the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs, faculty, and development staff to coordinate strategies to secure major gifts; and promote university and college priorities, strengthen existing corporate and foundation relationships, and identify new corporate and foundation partners. This position will oversee the direction of the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations marketing, communications and branding strategy, special events, and stewardship. This position reports directly to Assistant Vice-Chancellor of University Development.

 

Description:  The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will support “Campaign Arkansas” planning and strategic objectives for corporations and foundations. This position will facilitate strategic alliances among industry executives, deans, faculty, development staff, and volunteers to identify areas of mutual collaboration and will work with colleges and schools to promote funding priorities, develop cultivation and solicitation strategies, and attract support for priority interdisciplinary initiatives. This position will assist with cultivation of corporate executives with capacity to make both individual and corporate gifts, and provide oversight for corporate and foundation stewardship programs including stewardship reports and recognition events and publicity.  The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will integrate development and relationship management to ensure companies and foundations meet their overall university relations objectives. This position will manage a portfolio of companies and coordinate involvement opportunities including executive cultivation, campus visits, speaking engagements, special events, and donor recognition. This position will average ten or more personally scheduled or campus visits with donors/prospects each month. Deliver, on average, twelve major gift proposals a year.  Perform administrative duties as assigned and adhere to University Development policies and procedures.  Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job function of this job, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.  At least three years of full-time, professional experience in major gift fundraising.  Experience managing volunteers and advisory boards.  Two years of supervisory experience.

 

Preferred:  Successful experience in a major giving campaign, preferably in higher education.  Experience in supporting, evaluating, and developing highly-productive staff and teams.  Demonstrated familiarity with a university campus and corporate and foundation philanthropy.

 

To Apply, or for more information:    https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/11934

 

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DIRECTOR / NEWSCAST

KNWA

Nexstar Broadcasting Group / Fayetteville

 

Summary:  KNWA-TV / KFTA-TV, NBC and FOX affiliates, are looking for a technical director to join our team! Qualified candidates will have experience directing live broadcasts, knowledge of Ross carbonite switchers, have an understanding of Deko, communicate clearly and with urgency, know how to motivate and lead a team of production professionals and bring a positive attitude.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1617

 

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DIRECTOR / PUBLIC RELATIONS & MARKETING

Philander Smith College / Little Rock

 

Description:  Promote the college’s brand (including mission and overall image) through media and public relations activities and marketing avenues.  Suggest, write, edit and develop content for the alumni/College magazine.  Suggest, write, edit and generate content for the college’s web site, e-newsletters and other communications vehicles. Provide content for campus social media outlets.  Represent the College in the community at events, functions, etc.

 

Requirements:  At least five (5) years experience in journalism, public relations, marketing, social media management, special events and web content management; a Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism or Broadcasting or related fields.

 

To Apply, or for more information:  

http://www.philander.edu/about/staffopen.aspx

 

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DONOR ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra / Little Rock

 

Summary:  ASO seeks a smart, detail-oriented, organized problem solver to fill the position of Donor Engagement Coordinator.

 

Description:   Coordinate correspondence with ASO donors.  Facilitate donor cultivation and appreciation initiatives within the Development department.  Coordinate and manage all aspects of Opus Ball, including ticket and table reservations, sponsorship solicitation, volunteer coordination, and production management.  Manage all special events.  Coordinate and facilitate meetings with Board members, volunteers and staff members.  Work with staff and Board members to develop budgets and timelines.  Manage and adhere to budgets and timelines.  Report regularly on progress to Associate Director of Development and Chief Revenue Officer.  Complete all post-event follow up with sponsors, vendors, donors, etc.  Maintain positive working relationship with volunteers, vendors, and ASO staff.  The Donor Engagement Coordinator will thoroughly and accurately perform all other duties as assigned. This is a challenging position that is integral to the success of ASO.

 

Requirements:  One year of experience with Bachelors Degree preferred, or a minimum of two years of related experience.  Ability to perform in a high-functioning non-profit organization.  Exceptional customer relations skills in dealing with donors, volunteers, ASO patrons and employees.   Goal-oriented, competitive, a problem solver, and a team player.  Ability to maintain a professional attitude in high-stress environments.  Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Excel experience.  Extremely strong organizational skills.  Acute attention to detail.

 

To Apply, or for more information:  Submit cover letter and resume with three references to:

 

Becky Flynn,

Associate Director of Development

bflynn@ArkansasSymphony.org

 

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EDITOR

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission / Little Rock

Position Number 22096262

Salary:  $32,249 – $54,775

Closing:  February 5

 

Summary:  The Editor is responsible for researching and writing articles used in agency/institution publications and disseminating information to the general public. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

 

Abstract:  This position will serve as the managing editor of Arkansas Wildlife magazine. This will include generating topics for writers, editing contributions from other writers, writing feature stories, ghost-writing features and columns, photography selection and procurement. In addition to magazine duties, this position also manages and maintains the AGFC’s weekly fishing report. This will include working with staff and volunteers to receive, write and edit fishing conditions from major fishing destinations across the state. This position also works with staff from communications, wildlife management, fisheries and enforcement staff to edit the AGFC’s regulations guidebooks. As a member of the AGFC’s editing team, this person also will be called upon to compile and edit brochures, signs, flyers, books and other printed materials, as well as occasional information provided on the AGFC’s website, Facebook page and email newsletters. This position also will play a role in the AGFC’s social media team, providing support for the AGFC’s Facebook page, occasionally during non-business hours. This position may also be called upon to serve as a contact with local, state and national media at times.

 

Description:  Performs a supervisory or lead role in coordinating predetermined work assignments of co-workers and/or subordinate employees by communicating prioritization of activities, project deadlines, reviewing and monitoring the work performed, interpreting policies, procedures, or precedents. Provides supervisory or management staff with project updates on a regular and recurring basis to ensure adherence to project goals and timeframes. Reads or proofs copies of news, feature stories, press releases, and other articles written by subordinates to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax. Verifies facts, dates, and statistics using standard reference sources. Prepares, rewrites, and edits copies of the agency’s/institution’s newsletters, press releases, web pages, brochures, and scripts to improve readability. Plans the contents of publications, according to the agency’s publication style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements. Confers with management and staff members regarding placement and emphasis of articles and stories, to determine publication goals and objectives. Supervises production of publications including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements, and prepares initial budget proposals. Disseminates information to the public by presenting programs to civic clubs and other groups, writing press releases, and maintaining and distributing inventory of publications. Represents the organization at various meetings or events, delivers presentations, researches information, and conducts tours of the organization’s facilities. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or a related field; plus two years of experience in writing and editing news releases or articles. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

 

Preferred:  Three years of experience in writing and editing for print news, magazines and specialty publications as well as writing for websites and social media platforms. Must be able to provide samples of published articles and show a thorough knowledge of editing skills.  The ideal candidate should have the ability to produce and edit copy about a variety of topics on tight deadlines. Excellent interviewing skills are essential in providing correct information to the public about sometimes controversial issues. A strong background in the outdoors in preferred, particularly in hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking and wildlife watching. Basic knowledge of wildlife management and fisheries principles would be beneficial as well. The ability to learn and work with basic HTML code and WYSIWYG editors to provide online content will be required as well.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=9d5a65093afe021587b3e4174425cfc0&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=980&jobid=80279

 

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EVENTS COORDINATOR

Fine Arts & Humanities

Pulaski Technical College / North Little Rock

 

Summary:  Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas is accepting applications for an Events Coordinator. The Events Coordinator at Pulaski Technical College is responsible for coordinating the logistical and physical aspects of performing arts, visual arts, lecture, and all other events offered at the Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS). The Coordinator is responsible for identifying community interests, researching and identifying potential program offerings, and coordinating with appropriate academic and administrative activities on the campus, other universities, commercial agents, and the appropriate agencies for the presentation of a variety of entertainment, art, and lecture events of cultural value annually. Additionally, the Coordinator is responsible for developing a master calendar of events, coordinating the schedule with the college, obtaining necessary sets, props, and support equipment, arranging for tickets, programs, publicity, and receptions, coordinating the appearance of performers, students, faculty, staff, guest artists/lecturers, etc., and assuring the availability of appropriate transportation, lodging, meals, etc. The Coordinator serves as an on-site liaison for events available. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities.

 

Description:  Assures the orderly planning, coordination, and execution of a series of presentations open to the community through the college by identifying community interests, researching and identifying potential program offerings, and coordinating with the college. Works closely with the Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities to schedule an annual master calendar of CHARTS events and programs and to coordinate the delivery of those events and programs. Serves as an on-site liaison for events. Coordinates and schedules the use of the CHARTS facilities, volunteers, and event staff.  Works closely with customers and staff to provide consistent, timely delivery of high quality services.  Demonstrates superior customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency and fiscally responsible activity.  Contributes to the overall success of the college by coordinating the appearance of performers, artists, lecturers, etc., and assuring the availability of all necessary components including but not limited to appropriate transportation, lodging, meals, etc., arranging for necessary sets, props, and technical support equipment, and arranging for invitations, guest lists, scheduling of space, flowers, food/beverages, etc., for community receptions associated with event performances. Coordinates the printing and sale of tickets, information brochures, programs, posters, and other printing required for pre-event publicity and for the various college performances and markets program events within the community. Utilizes social media to promote all CHARTS events. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the college. Works flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed to assure program success. Contributes to the overall success of the college by performing all other essential duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree.  Three years of professional leadership experience in at least two of the following areas is required: education events, arts/theater events, workshops, community festivals, public relations, or fund-raising initiatives.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.pulaskitech.edu/faculty_staff/job_information.asp?ID=789

 

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EVENTS MANAGER

WorkMatters / Fayetteville

 

Summary:  The Events Manager is directly responsible for executing the “Engage” portion of our strategy through events. Our current events strategy includes four quarterly events: two FUSE luncheons featuring a national faith and work speaker, our flagship Leadercast event, and FUSE Forum, a half-day faith and work equipping event featuring a mixture of local and national speakers.  WorkMatters believes that high-quality, high-impact events are crucial in the mission to close the gap between faith and work. We are seeking a highly organized individual with strong event planning and execution skills who is willing to work with others to go above and beyond expectations in order to meet goals. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with an ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, motivated by a combination of behind-the-scenes work and in-person meetings, be a savvy and proactive problem solver, exhibit strong leadership, and demonstrate a deep commitment to WorkMatters’ mission and core values in their work.
About:  WorkMatters is a non-profit, non-denominational 501c3 ministry focused on closing the gap between faith and work.  Work is one of the primary ways we express our God-given dignity as people made in His image, and work is one of the best venues we have to serve others and reach others with the gospel. At WorkMatters, we are intent on closing the gap between faith and work by engaging people in a faith and work journey, equipping them to live their faith at work, and ultimately producing multipliers of faith and work. Our team of six works with leaders of all levels nationally and locally.

 

Description:  Events Operations Management (70%) – Plan and execute all WorkMatters events: FUSE, FUSE Forum and Leadercast.  Recruit and train volunteers – engage a team and motivate them to execute effectively.  Manage and develop relationships with vendors.  Work with Marketing Manager to plan and execute online engagement and event marketing efforts (social media, email communications, event promotion, video development etc.)  Work with Development Director to ensure financial viability and sustainability of events.  Engage Content Development and Strategy (20%) –  Cultivate thought leadership in faith and work events through research and continuous learning; lead with creative and innovative thinking to plan new event ideas and concepts.  Aid in content and program development as it relates to events: event theme, agenda, and content; post-event content.  Work with Marketing Manager to plan and execute innovative ways of engaging people on a faith and work journey digitally (social media, utilizing content generated from live event, etc.)  WorkMatters Team Responsibilities (10%) – Flex to help with other ministry areas from time to time, as needed.  Support all WorkMatters Team responsibilities, including staff meetings, office cleaning, etc.

 

Requirements:   Event marketing (or related) experience.  Relationship management.  Understanding of and interest in social media and other digital platforms.  Ability to handle multiple projects at once, significant attention to detail, task management, time management, budget management; must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of accuracy while demonstrating critical thinking and decision making ability.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Must be able to attend early morning or evening events, as needed.  Strong alignment with WorkMatters mission and core values: integrity, relationships, excellence, relevant, passion.

 

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

 

Ben Kirksey, Executive Director

bkirksey@workmatters.org

 

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence / Little Rock

Closing:  February 10

 

Summary:  The Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence seeks an Executive Director who is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence and promoting healthy families. The Executive Director is responsible for information and resources for state domestic violence shelters. Knowledge of program and fiscal management for non-profits is a must, as well as relative recent experience in the domestic violence field.

 

Description:  As the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Director in collaboration with the Board of Directors is charged with advancing the ACADV’s mission and strategic development, accomplishment of identified objectives, and the implementation of policies and procedures. The Executive Director ensures sound fiscal management and that all operating decisions are made in accordance to legal practice.   The Executive Director provides direction to staff in carrying out the key roles assigned to them.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Minimum of three years experience in managing programs or operations in a non-profit agency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Dedication to the ACADV mission of eliminating domestic violence and promoting healthy families.  Relevant experience may replace a college degree.  Relevant fundraising experience.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, community groups, and other related agencies.  Demonstrated ability to plan and implement effective operations.  Leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, decision-making.  Strong communication skills, both oral and written.  Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and implement budgets.  Basic knowledge of asset management including financial resources and property management.

 

To Apply, or for more information:  Resumes accepted only by fax or email.  Send cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:

 

Email:  resume@dvptxk.org

Fax:  903.792.2924

 

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Garland County CASA / Hot Springs

 

Summary:  Garland County CASA seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization and oversee all aspects of the agency’s operations.  This primarily involves the supervision and coordination of a volunteer service program which provides court appointed volunteer advocates to serve abused and neglected children from Garland, Hot Spring and Grant counties in the state’s foster care system.

 

Description:  Key responsibilities include, but are not restricted to, resource development, agency and program planning, community and public relations, personnel management, liaison to the board of directors and fiscal management.

 

Requirements:  Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration with a minimum of three years related experience in administration of volunteer, non-profit or public services agency or degree in the field of social services with requisite experience in administration and management.

 

Preferred:  Previous experience working with volunteers,  knowledge and understanding of child abuse and neglect, families in crisis and other social services skills are preferred.

 

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

 

Gabriel Fisher, Board President

Garland County CASA

gabrielfisher@gmail.com

 

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FOUNDING DEAN /

HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES, FINE ARTS, MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

Academic Affairs & Research

Arkansas State University / Jonesboro

Closing:  February 5

 

Summary:  Arkansas State University (A-State) invites applications and nominations for the founding dean of a newly realigned college comprised of humanities, social sciences, fine arts, media and communication. The college offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and a doctoral program in Heritage Studies. Departments include English, Philosophy, World Languages and Culture; History; Political Science; Criminology, Sociology and Geography; Art; Music; Theatre; Media and Communication Studies. The college is responsible for the majority of the university’s general education program and provides several secondary teacher education programs (English, Languages, Social Studies, Art and Music). Naming of this new college is currently underway.  The college boasts a new state-of-the art Humanities and Social Sciences Building opened fall 2015; the Fowler Center with acoustically designed auditorium, drama and experimental theaters, Bradbury Art Museum and department of theatre; media and communication services including KASU, ASU-TV, Red Wolf Radio, The Herald and Printing Services. The new college is home to more than 130 full-time faculty and 1700 majors.

 

Description:  Provide strategic, visionary leadership to faculty, staff and students.  Direct and implement strategic and aspirational planning.  Oversee program assessment efforts for compliance with institutional and discipline-specific accreditations.  Provide an inclusive, participative and collaborative leadership style that reflects respect for shared governance, transparency and diversity.  Promote interdisciplinary, technology-enriched curricula that will attract outstanding students and faculty to bring distinction to the college and university.  Inspire innovative teaching, learning and scholarship supportive of creative ideas, growth of new and existing undergraduate and graduate programs (traditional, hybrid and online), and increased extramural funding activity within the College.  Recruit, retain and promote success of a diverse body of students, faculty and staff.  Foster alumni, community and business relationships.  Play a major role in fundraising and development to assist the College in attracting resources for faculty development, enhancing academic programs, and securing student internships and employment.  Oversee department chairs, the college’s promotion and tenure process, and conduct personnel evaluations.  Manage the college’s budget.  Other duties as appropriate.

 

Requirements:  An earned doctorate in a field within the college.  A strong record of scholarship and commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service that merits appointment as a tenured professor within one of the college’s departments.  Five or more years of administrative and leadership experience at the level of dean, chair or equivalent with both financial and personnel oversight, including university-level faculty.  Successful record of fundraising and building relationships with alumni, businesses and the community.  Experience with distance education and online programs.  An appreciation of the diverse range of academic programs within the college and experience advancing similar programs.  Strong communication skills, ability to motivate and lead change initiatives, think creatively and act decisively.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ARKASTAT2&cws=1&rid=8790

 

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GRAPHIC ARTIST

National Park College / Hot Springs

 

Summary:  National Park College seeks a Graphic Artist (C114), state classified full-time position. The Graphic Artist will be part of the External Relations team and is responsible for creating visual materials for the college’s branding and marketing initiatives, and various design-related projects.

 

Description:  The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have a demonstrated ability in the production of graphic materials using a wide range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment; Working knowledge of graphic design theory, color theory, typography, photographic processes, and conventional and digital printing requirements; In-depth knowledge of Adobe CS, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat Pro. Demonstrated experience with Macintosh/OSX as well as PC/Windows hardware/software; Strong project management and communication skills. Portfolio required.

 

Requirements:  Minimum qualifications include the formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of specialized training in commercial art, graphic design, or related field; plus one year of experience in advertising, printing, graphic design, or related field.

 

Preferred:  Knowledge of state procurement practices.  Experience in the development of materials/publications for higher education.  Photography experience.  Videography experience.

 

To Apply, or for more information:  Send letter of application with resume, which includes names and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically to:  humanresources@np.edu.

 

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HERITAGE AGENCY DIRECTOR

Mosaic Templars Center for African-American Culture & Business Enterprise

Department of Arkansas Heritage

Position Number:  22125527

Salary:  $50,029 – $77,539

 

Summary:  The Heritage Agency Director is responsible for the planning and direction of the overall operation of a Department of Arkansas Heritage agency, providing direction to lower level managers, performing administrative duties and coordinating activities with other work units within and outside the department. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

 

Description:  Plans and directs the overall operation of the Agency within the Department by coordinating and evaluating all aspects of programs and services to ensure goals and objectives of division are met. Works within broad guidelines to develop programs and services to provide efficient operations; establishes policies and regulations for the agency with the advice and support of the Department of Arkansas Heritage director; implements departmental policies and programs, and recommends legislation affecting division. Provides direction to lower level managers and staff by interviewing and selecting managerial level applicants, reviewing and approving selections of lower level managers, and assessing managerial capability of staff in specific areas. Sets priorities and allocates resources. Delegates responsibility for specific programs and projects. Evaluates managers’ performance and reviews and approves personnel actions for key positions within the division. Provides guidance and budgetary limitations to lower level managers. Develops budget requests for division; monitors the status of funds for operations and directs adjustments where necessary. Approves/disapproves purchases of supplies and equipment, reviews and approves all contracts, capital improvements, and acquisitions in accordance with agency and departmental policy. Coordinates activities with other work units within and outside the department; serves as spokesman for the agency in promotion and interpretation of regulations, programs, services, and policies, negotiates agreements with other state, federal, local, or non-governmental organizations; provides information to federal, state, and local agencies and officials concerning the impact of proposed legislation and other relevant issues; serves on various committees as a representative of the division or department. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related area; plus six years of experience in program development and administration, including three years in a supervisory or leadership 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=9d5a65093afe021587b3e4174425cfc0&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=237&jobid=80318

 

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INTERN

THV 11

TEGNA Media / Little Rock

 

Summary:  THV11 is looking for driven college students to learn about the fast-paced world of broadcast journalism and work hands on with industry professionals through our paid internship program. We are currently looking to fill positions for 2016.

 

Description:  Throughout the program students will learn skills to assist them in getting their first job in media.  Depending on your focus, assignments would include working side by side with experienced journalists in storytelling, newscast producing, videography, digital and social media.

 

Requirements:  Our program requires interns to receive college credit and provide proof of enrollment in that course.  We prefer students have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major course of study.  Depending on the number of hours required by your school, and your focus, we will create a weekly schedule to allow you to learn all aspects of what it’s like to work in a newsroom.

 

To Apply, or for more information:   Candidates must complete an online application, cover letter and resume:

 

http://www.jobs.net/jobs/tegna/en-us/job/United-States/Intern/J3L7ZB6D3PVK4D58WG8/

 

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MANAGING EDITOR

Regional Journalism Collaboration

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

Position Number:  P98090

Closing:  February 22

 

Summary:  This position will direct the daily operations of the Natural State News (NSN) Regional Journalism Collaboration (RJC). Funded in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the Collaboration establishes reporting partnerships among public radio stations in Arkansas, including KUAR in Little Rock, KUAF in Fayetteville, KASU in Jonesboro, and KTXK in Texarkana. Based in Little Rock, the managing editor will implement editorial strategies as established in consultation with the NSN Editorial Board and maintain lines of workflow communication with reporters at NSN’s partner radio stations. The Collaboration will enable coordinated statewide news coverage of rural Arkansas with a unified editorial focus on topics important to the state, specifically the coverage areas of education, healthcare, and energy.  The Managing Editor will build this collaboration from the ground floor, overseeing the production of high quality radio reports and developing content on digital and social media platforms as well. The Managing Editor should be a professional journalist with experience editing news stories and supervising reporters. The Managing Editor will work directly with three reporters at three different stations in the state, as well as collaborating with other journalists at the partner stations and professionals at other media facilities in Arkansas. The Managing Editor will need to be a strong leader, an effective communicator, and an excellent storyteller. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

 

Description:  Meet regularly with editorial board to determine editorial strategies and priorities.  Train, supervise, and evaluate NSN reporters at partner stations in Little Rock, Fayetteville, and Jonesboro. Plan coverage and assign stories to NSN reporters.  Serve as editor of NSN stories, for both NSN reporters and other contributors, to ensure fairness, accuracy, completeness, and technical quality.   Produce news stories, including writing, research, and conducting interviews.   Coordinate with the news and programming staff at partner radio stations to schedule reports and work cooperatively on coverage.  Seek and develop partnerships with national programs, such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Latino USA, Marketplace, Here and Now, and The Takeaway.  Manage content on the Natural State News website and social media, and implement the Public Media Platform to deliver and share content.  Work with Partner Manager on the completion and timely submission of reports required by the CPB Grant Agreement.  Collaborate with El Latino on Spanish versions of NSN stories.  Collaborate with AETN on the development of video content.  Support community engagement projects and promotion of NSN content.  Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor degree with five years professional experience in journalism and three years experience as an editor or supervising producer.

 

Preferred:  Master’s degree, eight years professional journalism experience, and five years experience as an editor or supervising producer.

 

To Apply, or for more information:    https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/postings/4482

 

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MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

ARMI, Inc. / Little Rock

 

Summary:  Entry-level.

 

Description:  Implementation of marketing plans, including product positioning, campaign strategies, and market strategy insights.  Discovery of strategic business opportunities through cross function collaboration with sales, HR, etc.  Marketing opportunity for revenue.  Provide product/service support in order to establish proper channels of information and communication.   Responsible for branding, advertising, trade shows, company events and promotional collateral.  Work with management on projects dealing with media relations, business communications, success stories.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Management, Business or Journalism.  Minimum (0) zero to (5) five years of relevant experience in marketing management with proven success, however we offer paid training.  Must have wide range of experience and understanding of the marketing including product positioning, pricing, promotions, market research, sales and distribution.  Should be a proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently. Need strong ability to set priorities, solve problems, and be resourceful under pressure.  Experience working with agency/client partners, exhibiting the ability to generate maximum return through effective marketing strategies and direction.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.careerbuilder.com/jobseeker/jobs/jobdetails.aspx?APath=2.21.0.0.0&job_did=JHT3QC5VTFJWWDT2B9P&showNewJDP=yes&IPath=ILGV0I

 

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MARKETING COORDINATOR

Crye-Leike Realtors / Little Rock

 

Summary:   Crye-Leike has an immediate opening for ideal candidate to fill full-time Marketing Coordinator position in Little Rock, AR. This position will support agents in the use of available marketing materials and programs.

 

Description:  Will maintain familiarity with company’s marketing programs and guide agents to appropriate resources. Introduce and train sales agents in new or underutilized marketing programs, processes and standards. Will assist in the design of sales pieces, including direct mail pieces, business cards and property flyers. Create and manage relationships with real estate brokers and agents including regular office sales meetings. Act as a liaison, supporting brand and company messages and objectives with local agents.

 

Requirements:  Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing or related field.  Three (3) years+ Marketing experience.  Demonstrable communication skills, including public speaking and business writing expertise.  The highest level of guest relations/customer service skills.  Ability to think creatively and solve problems with innovative solutions. Expert organization and project management skills. Ability to work well under pressure and to maintain a sense of urgency. Negotiation skills and conflict management experience.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. Experience with Adobe CS a plus.

 

To Apply, or for more information:   Email resume to:  resumes@crye-leike.com.

 

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METEOROLOGIST

THV 11

TEGNA Media / Little Rock

 

Summary:  KTHV, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas is seeking a Meteorologist who is ready to take their “weather game” beyond maps and cold fronts. Can you tell a great story, can you introduce social media in your forecast, can you handle the highly unpredictable weather generated in Central Arkansas. We also embrace our brand “This Is Home” meaning our weather team leads the way getting out in the community. It could be Friday football live shots or our Summer Cereal Drive—we love life in Arkansas and want to share it with our viewers.  Working in Little Rock offers you a great way of life and joining the TEGNA family and its’ 45 stations can really help launch your career.  If you want to become part of a great team, please apply!

 

Requirements:  Certified Meteorologist.  Strong understanding of associated weather equipment.  Appreciation of Social Media.  Qualifications include a degree in Journalism or related field and 2-3 years of experience is preferred.  A valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.

 

To Apply, or for more information:  Submit resume with reference and sample of an on-air newscast via web link:

 

http://www.jobs.net/jobs/tegna/en-us/job/United-States/Meteorologist/J3H29S6JTMWJR3BXRWV/

 

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MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST

THV 11

TEGNA Media / Little Rock

 

Summary:   KTHV, the TEGNA-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, TEGNA 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 and 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 resume with reference and video of your work via web link or DVD:

 

http://www.jobs.net/jobs/tegna/en-us/job/United-States/MMJ-Reporter/J3H2QF6XJRPMC70H965/

 

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MUSEUM PROGRAM ASSISTANT II  (part-time)

Historic Arkansas Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage / Little Rock

Position Number:  22092784 & 22092643

Salary:  $2,919 – $37,954

Closing:  February 3

 

Summary:  The Museum Program Assistant II is responsible for assisting in museum program development, operation, and coordination activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

 

Description:  Prepares written information concerning scheduled museum events and disseminates material and brochures to inform teachers of museum educational programs for students. Assists in the production of program publications, including press releases and other publicity materials, by contacting individuals to write or assist with writing of articles, and assists in the development of program aids and props. Assists with the coordination and promotion of special events of the agency and maintains contact between visitors and agency personnel for upcoming events/visits. Coordinates activities of volunteers by planning, assigning, and reviewing work, contacts and corresponds with volunteers to provide information concerning agency programs and needs, and secures their assistance for special events and fund-raising activities. Recruits new members and donors by contacting individuals through email and phone calls, provides program membership information, and maintains contact with current members. Researches agency collections and historical events for curatorial and exhibit staff and maintains research files, slides, and research and resource libraries. Schedules and conducts guided tours of historic buildings/sites and organizes and oversees activities during special events. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history, education, anthropology, or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=9d5a65093afe021587b3e4174425cfc0&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=237&jobid=80315

 

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NEWS / CONTENT SPECIALIST

KAIT 8

Raycom Media / Jonesboro

Job ID:  2016-4602

 

Summary:  KAIT-TV, Raycom Media’s ABC/NBC affiliate in Jonesboro, Arkansas, has an immediate opening for a part-time news/content specialist. Candidate must be a self-starter, able to work under tight deadlines, have the ability to learn how to operate various news broadcast equipment, and embrace a newsroom culture that blends news content gathering with production operation. Must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing news/web content, editing video, production/journalism principles, and perform traditional production assistant duties (Chyron, audio, studio camera, and teleprompter.) This is an exciting position with great potential for upward mobility. Flexible schedule required.

 

To Apply, or for more information:  Apply online and upload your resume and any links to your work:

 

https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/4602/news-content-specialist/job

 

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OFFICE MANAGER

Winrock International / Little Rock

 

Summary:  The Office Manager is responsible for organizing and managing the Little Rock headquarters office operations and performing the required procedures necessary for conduct of day-to-day business.

 

Description:   Front Desk/Switchboard – Greet visitors, guests and vendors at front desk  Maintain visitor sign in log.  Maintain front office appearance.  Operate main telephone switchboard for headquarters answering and directing calls as required.  Maintain Winrock telephone list spreadsheet.  Distribute printed copies to all conference rooms.  Maintain exterior door security.  Other duties as may be assigned.  Headquarters Office Management – Develop, streamline and standardize written office procedures.  Winrock guests.  New employees.  Vendors.  Staff Support.  Other general duties.  Facility Management – Backstop the office building computerized lighting and security systems. Manage the office building card key access system. Make employee ID cards as required. Maintain membership in National USGBC and Arkansas USGBC chapter. Assist Facility Manager with: backflow prevention test of water systems; backflow testing of fire protection systems; annual fire alarm inspection; periodic fire drill; termite inspection (Main Building, Canal Pointe Home); boiler yearly inspection.  Winterization of irrigation system (Main Building, Canal Pointe Home); fire extinguisher yearly inspection; elevator yearly safety inspection.  Assist with monitoring and maintenance of heating/cooling systems; visual check of system operation from computer program.  End of day security (secure outside doors; verify conference video equipment is secured; aid in security by verifying specific window blinds are closed; secure reception station.) Other duties as may be assigned.  Vehicles – Verify all drivers of company vehicles are on the “Approved Drivers List” before checking out vehicle.  Maintain checkout list and mileage log for vehicles.  Tabulate monthly allocations and report to Accounting.  Coordinate with Facility Manager all maintenance and upkeep of vehicles.  Maintain license/registration of vehicles.  Fuel and clean vehicles as required.  Other duties as may be assigned.  Corporate Canal Pointe Home – Schedule guests stays in home.  Coordinate cleaning schedules for home.  Other duties as may be assigned.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree and/or professional certification preferred.  Minimum of three years office management experience required.

 

To Apply, or for more information:   http://www.winrock.org/page/careers-winrock

 

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PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER

Strategic Development – Communications & Publications

Baptist Health / Little Rock

 

Summary:  Responsible for assisting the marketing / communications teams through video, photography and editing skills.

 

Description:  Responsible for organizing and executing the pre production, production, and post production functions for long-format videos featuring Baptist Health patients and services. Must have reliable transportation and a valid Arkansas Driver’s License with clean driving record. Ability to work independently and/or in a team environment. Excellent communication (written, oral, interpersonal) and organizational skills, with attention to detail and ability to multi-task. Demonstrate business-like manner and appearance, exercise diplomacy and tact.

 

Requirements:  Must have working knowledge of Canon XA10 Video camera and Canon 20D and Rebel digital cameras. Be familiar with three point lighting and sound techniques. Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, iMovie, Microsoft Office Suite, Flash Media, PC, MAC OS Environment, and Scanner / Printer Interfaces. Ability to create and support graphics / animation is a plus. Be comfortable conducting on camera interviews.

 

Preferred:  Prefer Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, journalism, graphic design or related arts, or current student with 3-5 years of related and substantiated experience.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://www.healthcaresource.com/bhark/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=104139

 

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PRODUCER / NEWS PROMOTION

KNWA

Nexstar Broadcasting Group / Fayetteville

 

Summary:  KNWA/FOX24 has an immediate opening for an innovative, motivated and design oriented promotions producer on our news team. We are looking for an extremely creative, energetic candidate with strong writing, producing, shooting and editing skills as well as a firm grasp on marketing through social media. After effects experience is a big plus. The ideal candidate can work well independently or on a team to develop and execute various projects within the department.

 

Description:  Conceptualizes, designs, shoots and edits nightly news topicals.  Communicates with newsroom and talent to develop, coordinate and execute promotional opportunities.  Confers with News Director, Promotions Manager and other personnel to discuss assignments, shooting sequences, desired effects, and shot requirements.  Sets up, composes and executes shoots.  Maintains station equipment.  Assists with occasional promotional events which may include nights and/or weekends.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  College degree or related experience in broadcasting.  Fluency in English.  Excellent communication/grammar skills, both oral and written.   Proficiency with social media marketing.  Proficiency in non-linear editing (AVID experience preferred), Adobe Creative Cloud and other video editing software and equipment.  Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

 

Preferred:  Experience shooting with traditional HD and DSLR cameras.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1680

 

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PRODUCTION ASSISTANT  (part-time)

KFSM – KXNW

Tribune Media / Fort Smith

Job ID:  2016-43766

 

Summary:  5 NEWS, which broadcasts from two studios in Fort Smith, AR and Fayetteville, AR is looking for a Part-Time Production Assistant/Operator at our Fort Smith Studios. The primary focus of the production assistant is to assist with the production of live news broadcasts and commercial and promotional projects by operating equipment such as audio consoles, studio cameras, location cameras and editing equipment.

 

Description:  Operates the studio cameras during live news broadcasts.  Controls teleprompter.  Prepares studio for live and recorded news segments.  Maintains studio lighting grid.  Reports malfunctioning studio equipment to engineering.

Operates the audio console during live news broadcasts.  Operates audio console during the recording of station produced local programming.  Sets-up and records field production by operating cameras, lighting and audio equipment for commercial and promotional projects.  Edit commercial and promotional segments using Final Cut Pro.  Assist with other control room and on location duties as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  Must be physically able to reach and manipulate all operating controls on the technical equipment. Ability to make decisions and react quickly in order to respond to last minute program changes and equipment malfunctions. Experience in operating editing equipment and audio during newscasts. Knowledge of lighting techniques. Know-how to frame camera shots. Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one.)

 

To Apply, or for more information:   http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/

 

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PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

Arkansas Department of Correction / Pine Bluff

Position Number 2208-7251

Salary:  $65,000 – $81,250

Closing:  February 8

 

Summary:  The Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) Public Information Officer is responsible for representing the department in disseminating information and establishing positive relations with the public and the media. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

 

Description:  Supervises a small support staff by interviewing and recommending applicants for hire, training employees, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the work of incumbents. Provides information to the director and staff on departmental issues, programs, and problems, and provides advice on possible resolutions. Develops and recommends new methods and procedures to improve the effectiveness of inter-agency communication. Receives and gathers information on all departmental matters and contacts appropriate individuals to clarify, confirm, or obtain additional information as needed. Attends meetings, hearings, and legislative functions as a representative of the department and the director to exchange information concerning departmental matters with the public and its officials and to monitor legislative activities and decisions affecting departmental operations. Coordinates media coverage for significant departmental programs or emergency events to ensure the accuracy and completeness of information. Coordinates facility tours for various groups and organizations and leads tours as requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, journalism, communications, public administration, or a related field; plus four years of experience in a related field, including one year of management or supervisory experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

 

Preferred:  Legislative Liaison experience and experience responding to FOIA and media inquiries preferred.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=9d5a65093afe021587b3e4174425cfc0&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=101&jobid=80379

 

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PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST  (part-time)

Director’s Office

Department of Arkansas Heritage / Little Rock

Position Number:  22092778

Salary:  $30,713 – $52,167

Closing:  February 3

 

Summary:  The Public Information Specialist is responsible for public relation activities related to the operation of a state agency or institution of higher education. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy

 

Description:  Plans and prepares promotional publications by gathering information for releases, selecting articles, format, design, and layout, sending publications to printer, proofreading copy, and arranging for distribution. Coordinates media coverage of events by issuing invitations, entertaining and accommodating media personnel, preparing press guides, and making facility arrangements. Arranges conferences and special events by making facility arrangements, serving as host to visitors, coordinating speakers and agenda, and working with convention personnel. Conducts interviews with individuals to gather information for news articles and stories. Researches past publications and records to obtain pertinent information about subjects of articles and stories. Disseminates news releases to newspapers, radio, and television media. Responds to requests for information by speaking at special events, making public appearances, and providing handouts and brochures. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a major in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field; plus one year of experience in public relations or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=9d5a65093afe021587b3e4174425cfc0&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=237&jobid=80506

 

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SALES ASSISTANT

KNWA

Nexstar Broadcasting Group / Fayetteville

 

Summary:  KNWA-NBC / KFTA-FOX has an immediate opening for a Local Sales Assistant.  Individual must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.  Job requires assisting Sales Managers and Account Executives daily.  Previous knowledge in media traffic systems preferred but not required.  Individual must be multi-task oriented, have willingness to learn, and have a positive attitude.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1646

 

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SALES MANAGER

Noalmark Broadcasting Corporation / Hot Springs

 

Summary:  Noalmark Broadcasting Corporation Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas has an immediate opening for a Sales Manager. Experience as a sales manager in radio , TV , or newspaper and a successful personal sales history is necessary for this position. You will be leading and developing a local sales team, training and helping increase sales on these top rated stations. We offer a great package with a base salary, commission on personal sales, health insurance and benefits. This is a great company to work for and Hot Springs is Arkansas’ best lake and resort town. Noalmark is a family owned group and have owned these stations for over 30 years.

 

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

 

Paul Meacham

paul.meacham@noalmark.com

501-525-4600 (calls welcome)

 

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STATION MANAGER

Crain Media / Arkansas (multiple)

 

Summary:  Crain Media Group looking for station managers who have strong sales and programming skills. Our successful applicants will be able to demonstrate at least two years of strong personal and sales management and will have some programming background. If you are ready for the next step up, we want to talk to you. Computer competence is required and the ability to seek out, hire and train both sales and programming talent is a must. Crain Media Group owns and operates seven FM and 2 AM stations in Searcy, Conway, Heber Springs and Batesville, Arkansas. We are affiliated with Crain Automotive Group, owners of 15 automobile dealerships in Arkansas.

 

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

 

Mike Horne, COO, Crain Media Group

mikehorne@crainmedia.com

 

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TECHNICAL COORDINATOR / EVENTS

Fine Arts & Humanities

Pulaski Technical College / North Little Rock

 

Summary:  Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas is accepting applications for The Technical Coordinator will assist with all sound and lighting needs and operate equipment without supervision in the CHARTS facility. Primary duties include the lighting, sound, and setup for events. Responsible for the back of house operations for all performances. Will ascertain and organize light and sound requirements of educational and performance groups; coordinate, supervise, train, and direct both student-based and professional work crews; conduct preventative maintenance on equipment; and perform other duties as required and/or assigned. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional extended hours, evenings, weekends, and/or off campus as job demands. This position reports directly to the Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities.

 

Description:  Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the CHARTS facility, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage and event facilities.  Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.  Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates equipment for performing arts, music, conferences, special events, and other productions and projects; assists guests with technical matters.   Advises production managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs.   Supervises and assists with event setup.  Assists in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows.  Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitates the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility.  Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; makes recommendations for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints.  Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.  Attends technical rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the show.  Makes recommendations to leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.   Ensures that technical staff receive appropriate training and development  Ensures a safe working environment and compliance with all Health & Safety and licensing regulations, including liaison with relevant authorities.

 

Requirements:  MA or MFA and two years of relevant experience; OR, BA and four years of relevant experience;  OR, AD and six years of relevant experience;  OR eight years of relevant experience.

 

To Apply, or for more information:

http://www.pulaskitech.edu/faculty_staff/job_information.asp?ID=788

 

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TOPICAL PRODUCER

KNWA

Nexstar Broadcasting Group / Fayetteville

 

Summary:  KNWA/FOX24 has an immediate opening for an innovative, motivated and design oriented promotions producer on our news team. We are looking for an extremely creative, energetic candidate with strong writing, producing, shooting and editing skills as well as a firm grasp on marketing through social media. After effects experience is a big plus. The ideal candidate can work well independently or on a team to develop and execute various projects within the department. A college degree or related experience in broadcasting is required. We also are looking for fluency in English, excellent communication/grammar skills, both oral and written, proficiency with social media marketing, and proficiency in non-linear editing (AVID experience preferred), Adobe Creative Cloud and other video editing software and equipment. Experience shooting with traditional HD and DSLR cameras is necessary.

 

To Apply, or for more information:  Send your resume to:  bthomas@knwa.com.

 

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VICE PRESIDENT / PROGRAMMING

Walton Arts Center / Fayetteville

 

Summary:  The Vice President of Programming oversees programming at WAC and is part of the executive team reporting to the President/CEO. Direct reports to the VP of Programming include the Director of Programming, Programming Coordinator, Jazz Curator and Visual Art/Exhibit Curator. The artist fee budget for WAC programming in FY16 was $3.3 million.  Walton Arts Center would like to make the decision by early spring with the selected applicant onsite as soon as possible.

 

Description:  In collaboration with the President/CEO, set the overall vision and direction for artistic programming at WAC.  Research, conceptualize and deliver a curated, interdisciplinary, multi-genre season that fulfils WAC’s vision and mission including all concerts and festivals.  Network and partner with national and international presenters, cultural organizations, and artist managers with a view to present, collaborate, commission and exchange.  Understand WAC’s audience needs and desires.  Serve as WAC’s artistic liaison as appropriate and interact positively with a diverse patron base, key stakeholders, board members and staff.  Maintain and build relationships with colleagues, foundations and other such organizations strategic to the artistic and financial health of WAC.  Oversee the visual arts program including any curatorial staff and exhibits.  Aid with the preparation of WAC’s annual budget and development plan with direct accountability for annual program department budgets to include: Performance, Education and Visual Arts.  Collaborate to overall success of WAC by advising, contributing and making recommendations to other departments to help maximize WAC’s reach, profile and revenue.  Lead program department emphasizing teamwork, creative thinking and fiscal responsibility.  Research and understand artists and trends in the presenting field, attend conferences and performances for potential programs.  Represent WAC in contractual negotiations with artist, booking agents and special projects as directed by CEO.  Review, amend and draft contracts with artists, managers, agents, promoters and producers for accuracy of deal terms.  Serve as “second set of eyes” on artist-performance agreements as needed.  Participate in management responsibilities that include attending meetings and financial settlements as well as be signatory as needed/necessary.

 

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in arts/business administration, liberal arts required; a Master’s degree or an MBA would be preferred.   Extensive booking experience with a large budget organization or company.  Extensive knowledge and first-hand experience in the performing arts; broad knowledge and appreciation of broad range of disciplines, in both national and international platforms. An understanding of the visual arts.  Seven-plus (7+) years of successful senior management experience in any of the following: arts organization, booking organization, program development, artist management or arts education.  Demonstrated success as an arts producer, presenter or manager.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Clear track record of collaborative management style.  Demonstrable budget, employee management, contract and other business skills.

 

Preferred:  Walton Arts Center gives preference to candidates with demonstrated work experience.

 

To Apply, or for more information:  Email your cover letter and resume (subject line – WAC VP Programming) to:

 

Karen Percival,

Director of Human Resources

humanresources@waltonartscenter.org

 

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Seeks Donor Engagement Coordinator

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Position Opening: Donor Engagement Coordinator

Job Description:

Full-time position, Monday – Friday, with some nights and weekends required. Reports to the Associate Director of Development.

ASO seeks a smart, detail-oriented, organized problem solver to fill the position of Donor Engagement Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate correspondence with ASO donors
  • Facilitate donor cultivation and appreciation initiatives within the Development department
  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of Opus Ball, including ticket and table reservations, sponsorship solicitation, volunteer coordination, and production management.
  • Manage all special events
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings with Board members, volunteers and staff members
  • Work with staff and Board members to develop budgets and timelines
  • Manage and adhere to budgets and timelines
  • Report regularly on progress to Associate Director of Development and Chief Revenue Officer
  • Complete all post-event follow up with sponsors, vendors, donors, etc.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with volunteers, vendors, and ASO staff

The Donor Engagement Coordinator will thoroughly and accurately perform all other duties as assigned. This is a challenging position that is integral to the success of ASO.

Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform in a high-functioning non-profit organization
  • Goal-oriented, competitive, a problem solver, and a team player
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude in high-stress environments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excel experience
  • Extremely strong organizational skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • One year of experience with Bachelors Degree preferred, or a minimum of two years of related experience.
  • Exceptional customer relations skills in dealing with donors, volunteers, ASO patrons and employees.

About ASO: The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) exists to connect, enrich, inspire and advance Arkansas through the power of music. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, ASO has an annual budget of approximately $3 million. Current programming in Little Rock includes six pairs of Masterworks, four pairs of Pops, six River Rhapsodies chamber music concerts, three Intimate Neighborhood Concerts (INC Series), youth concerts, and extensive education programming for young people performed primarily by ten full-time musicians of the orchestra. In addition, the orchestra performs in communities across the state.

Organization Culture: We are team-oriented, work hard, have fun, and are agile. Given the workload, each member of the ASO staff must be self-motivated, strive to push-the-bar on performance, and be flexible.

Interested Candidates: Submit cover letter and resume with three references to BFlynn@ArkansasSymphony.org or via mail to B Flynn, PO Box 7328, Little Rock, AR 72217.

 

Arkansas Public Policy Panel Seeks Development Director

Development Director

For more than 50 years, the Panel has been a force in Arkansas, ensuring that progressive, grassroots voices are heard at policymaking tables at the local and state levels.  The Development Director leads the development and communications team to advance the mission of the Panel through grant and individual donor fundraising and communications.  See full job description here.  Send email with your resume to cassie@arpanel.org.