ARUMC Seeks Director of New Faith Communities


Director of New Faith Communities

Position Description
Director of New Faith Communities

Position Overview

The Director of New Faith Communities is a full-time position – clergy or laity – that provides strategic leadership and oversight to develop and nurture new churches, faith communities and places for new people, and to engage existing churches in the work of reaching new people.

Major Responsibilities  

1. Start New Ministries

  • Start and support new churches, faith communities and places for new people, and repurpose existing churches to reach new faith communities
  • Utilize emerging models for new places for new people, such as:
    • Fresh Expressions
    • New church starts
    • Micro-Places
    • Multi-Site campuses
    • Partner Churches
    • Church-Within-A-Church
    • House Churches
  • Create congregations more reflective of state demographics:
    • Younger Generations – Millennials, Generation Z
    • Multi-cultural, Multi-ethnic
    • African-American
    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Asian

2. Develop Systems

  • Develop and direct a system to identify, train, support and evaluate potential partner churches to reach new people by establishing new faith communities
  • Develop and coordinate a system to identify, train, support and evaluate persons appointed to start new faith communities
  • Work with the Developer of Ethnic Faith Communities to identify, train, support and evaluate persons specifically appointed to start new ethnic faith communities

3. Support Leaders          

  • Develop and direct Conference events designed to equip congregations for the ministry of reaching new people
  • Identify, resource and train pastors and congregations in transitioning communities and neighborhoods for multi-cultural ministry
  • Champion throughout the conference a vision for new places for new people
  • Generate funding resources to support the development of new faith communities

4. Provide Alignment

  • Develop strategic collaboration with Chief Mission Strategists and District Strategy Teams
  • Provide regular reports to the Bishop, Cabinet, Operational Team and Extended Cabinet

Indicators of Success

  • 12 months – a coordinated conference-wide strategy in place for the development of repurposed churches and new places for new people
  • 18 month – At least three new churches, repurposed churches, new faith communities and places for new people started throughout the conference
  • 24 months – At least six new places for new people started, with at least two new ethnic minority or multi-cultural congregations

Demonstrated Skills

1. Experience

  • Proven track record in starting something new, identifying and developing leaders and systems
  • Trained and experienced in current methods and models of creating new faith communities
  • Multi-cultural competency; ability to provide resourcing and support for reaching the multiple ethnic groups represented within the annual conference

2. Spiritual Life

  • Grounded in the history, doctrine, and polity of The United Methodist Church
  • Committed to the Christian faith as expressed in the Wesleyan tradition

3. Communication and Technology Skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to use the latest communication technologies
  • Ability to understand and interpret demographic information and other data pertinent to the work of developing new faith communities

4. Administration

  • Ability to supervise and mentor others and maintain effective administrative processes
  • Ability to develop, work with and resource teams
  • Experience in administering programs and budgets
  • Ability to evaluate and if needed to end projects

5. Personal

  • Collaborative and connectional
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Strategic
  • Team-oriented
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Able to shepherd plans from conception to implementation
  • Humble, hungry, smart
  • Ability to learn and adapt

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

Interested applicants should email the following to

  • Cover letter;
  • Current resume with reference list;
  • Written responses to the following:
    • Describe what you believe to be two promising methods or models of creating new faith communities in today’s culture.
    • Describe two issues you believe must be addressed in order to effectively reach millennials, particularly those who have little to no connection with the church.
    • Share a time when you created and coordinated a new program or system.  What were the outcomes? How did you measure them?
    • What challenges must be faced by a church or conference in order to create successful multi-cultural faith communities and ministries?

AR Kids Read Seeks Regional Coordinator VISTA

AR Kids Read logo


Founded in 2012, AR Kids Read is a volunteer-based literacy program that is designed to provide struggling readers with trained tutors who donate one hour each week. AR Kids Read’s mission is to improve the future of Arkansas children and families by advancing literacy education through engaging communities and tutoring so that every child in Arkansas can read proficiently by the end of third grade. AR Kids Read provides 1st through 3rd graders in 47 schools with a reading mentor/tutor to equip them with the foundational skill to be successful in school, their family, and their community.



Reporting to the Executive Director and Program Coordinator, the Regional Coordinator VISTA:

  • Provides support to tutors and schools.
  • Coordinates with principals, literacy coordinators, and teachers to ensure program success at school level.
  • Provides hands-on support during events and tutor workshops.
  • Assists in the expansion and strengthening of partnerships.
  • Participates in volunteer recruitment.
  • Assists in developing and documenting ongoing improvement of the program and materials.
  • Assesses current communication practices to continue building sustainable, relevant, and engaging practices.



This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of $12,277 over the course of one year, plus a $5,920 education award at the end of a successful one-year term of service. Health insurance is not available, but some health coverage options to help with the cost of co-pays and other medical expenses are available to VISTA Members. Childcare assistance and relocation assistance are available to VISTA Members who qualify. Some professional development training opportunities are offered and paid for by AR Kids Read. You are responsible for your own housing and other living expenses.



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

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong people skills, with ability to form effective working relationships with a wide range of people.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • A United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.
  • Available to begin serving on July 23, 2018 with term of service ending July 2019.


To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Teiraney Ousley, at

Include the words “Regional Coordinator VISTA” in the email subject line.

There will be two more steps to the application process once you send your resume and cover letter.


Wicked Mix Seeks Sales/Marketing Executive and Kitchen/Production Manager


Moonlight Mixes (Wicked Mix) Job Announcements

Sales and Marketing Executive

Exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing food manufacturing company: We are seeking a goal oriented, sales professional to join our team.  The ideal candidate will know how to find new business and understand how to manage the sales process.

Duties Include but aren’t limited to:

  • Identify, grow and foster relationships with potential customers.
  • Expand Relationships and look for opportunities with existing clients.
  • Develop and maintain a sales pipeline.
  • Maintain open communication lines with production and finance staff.
  • Support existing team of brokers in maximizing sales within their territory.
  • Assist with social media campaigns.
  • Expand corporate and holiday gift business.

This position will require some overnight travel.  The ideal applicant will have experience in relationship building, negotiation and the ability to listen and understand the needs of the customer.

First and foremost, we are a team oriented company.  The candidate must be willing to assist the team in meeting goals, even if it means stepping outside of their everyday routine.


Kitchen / Production Manager

Exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing food manufacturing company: We are seeking a well-organized person to assist in managing daily operations.

Duties Include but aren’t limited to:

  • Manage kitchen staff.
  • Insure daily production time remains within parameters.
  • Responsible for cleanliness and safety of production and warehouse areas.
  • Manage all inbound and outbound freight.
  • Manage daily shipping.
  • Assist purchasing manager with inventory and supply control.
  • Delivery to local customers.
  • Pick up local supplies.
  • Perform regular, routine equipment maintenance.
  • Special Projects and other duties as they arise.

The ideal candidate will speak both English and Spanish.  This is an hourly position and will require some heavy lifting and other work typically associated with warehouse operations.

Fax resumes to 501-374-2243. For more info, visit


First and foremost, we are a team oriented company.  The candidate must be willing to assist the team in meeting goals, even if it means stepping outside of their everyday routine.


Methodist Family Health Encourages Arkansans to Get Up & Give


With the holidays behind us and the 40 days of Lent just ahead, Methodist Family Health has a way for Arkansans to honor the Lenten season by contributing to Arkansas children and families managing psychiatric, emotional, behavioral and spiritual issues.

The 9th Annual Get Up & Give collection project asks Arkansans to contribute necessities to the children and families in our care. The project is during the entire 40 days of Lent – Wed., Feb. 14 through Thurs., Mar. 29 – and both children and adults can participate by donating personal hygiene items, clothes, shoes, school supplies, bedding, funds and other necessities to the Methodist Counseling Clinic in their community.

“We often think of Lent as a time to give up or fast from something in our lives, but it also can be a time to take on something that renews our spirit and connection to our neighbor,” said Kelli Reep, director of communications at Methodist Family Health. “Get Up & Give is an easy project to take on and makes a tremendous impact on the children and families we serve. Many of our kids are in the foster care system or have families with few monetary resources. Providing them things like new underwear, soap, their own school supplies – even books and toys – demonstrates to them that someone they have never even met cares about their well-being.”

Methodist Family Health asks that all items contributed through Get Up & Give are new. Monetary donations also can be contributed so specific items can be purchased to meet the needs of the children at MFH. Contributions can be delivered to the Methodist Family Health Counseling Clinic serving the community closest to the contributor after April 1, and drop-off locations include:

For more information, visit or contact Kelli Reep at or 501-906-4210.

About Methodist Family Health

Founded in 1899 as the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage, Methodist Family Health has expanded into a continuum of care to serve thousands of Arkansas children with psychiatric, emotional, behavioral and spiritual issues and their families each year. Methodist Family Health has locations throughout the state, including the Methodist Behavioral Hospital, two residential treatment centers, eight therapeutic group homes, an emergency shelter, a day treatment program, eight counseling clinics, nine school-based counseling clinics, the state’s only grief center for children and their families, and the Arkansas Center for Addictions Research, Education and Services (Arkansas CARES). Our mission is to give the best possible care to those who may need our help and to treat the whole person: behaviorally, emotionally and spiritually.

Job Opportunities – 01/06/18

Ad Coordinator
AY Magazine – Vowell, Inc. – Little Rock, AR

Vowell Inc., is seeking an advertising traffic coordinator. The candidate must anticipate and troubleshoot problems, coordinate simultaneous plans, oversee scheduling, and develop solutions to workflow delays in our organization.The traffic coordinator acts as a liaison between the advertising sales department and the production department. Individuals should excel at troubleshooting problems, managing schedules, and coordinating multiple activities at the same time.

Advertising traffic coordinators must have good planning skills and the ability to anticipate problems and develop a plan of action to prevent delays in the organization’s workflow. Coordinators must communicate with individuals at different levels in the organization and may be required to prepare budget and progress reports for upper management.

Advertising traffic coordinators work with outside customers or internal departments to develop a schedule for the delivery of products or resources. They monitor the flow of materials or resources through the process to ensure on time delivery. Coordinators troubleshoot problems to make sure a project or process remains on schedule. Traffic managers or coordinators develop work schedules in various departments to ensure work is completed on time. To confirm that a work process is progressing on schedule, coordinators monitor communication and work between departments.

Requirements skills for advertising traffic coordinators include organization, time management, and problem solving. Advertising traffic coordinators work with a variety of individuals in our organization and must have excellent communication skills.

Must be proficient with the Macintosh platform.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $0.00 /year

Job Location:

  • Little Rock, AR 72201

Required education:

  • Associate
Outside Advertising Sales & Marketing Account Executive
Guide Book Publishing – Little Rock, AR

Successful and growing leader in the field of Guide Book & Directory Publishing is seeking an additional Account Executive to sell & market direct mail and online advertising.

Guide Book Publishing, founded in 1991, is an industry leader in publications serving the communications needs of churches of all denominations. GBP is a dynamic growth orientated company. Our customer base is national. The position will be headquartered in the Little Rock metro area with approximately a fourth of the time requiring travel.

Ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Outside Sales Experience – Preferably at least three to five years of successful sales experience
  • Communication Skills – Ability to work the telephone to transfer leads into appointments and then into sales
  • Proactive – High energy level and can work independently within a team concept
  • Organized – Well organized to keep track of multiple clients at different stages in the sales process
  • Self-Starter – Ability to seek out new leads for clients with the self-confidence to overcome objections
  • Professional, honest and ethical

Compensation Program:

  • Base Salary (or Draw) and Lucrative Commission program
  • Bonus Program
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • 401K program with company match
  • Travel Expenses

Job Duties (include but not limited to):

  • Locate and contact potential clients to offer advertising services
  • Prepare and deliver sales presentations to new and existing clients
  • Process all correspondence and paperwork related to accounts

First Year Potential: $50,000 plus

For more information on Guide Book Publishing visit our web site at:

Send Resume to: Guide Book Publishing 322 Sovereign Court St. Louis, MO 63011 or Fax to: 636-391-3172 or email

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • sales: 3 years
Overview Simmons Bank is seeking an experienced public relations professional to lead communications, media relations and sponsorship programs for the company. This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive public relations plan as a piece of the bank’s overall marketing strategy. The Public Relations Manager must remain up-to-date on current events and emerging trends, as well as bank products, activities and goals to identify opportunities to develop communication strategies surrounding them. The PR Manager must be a strong communicator, writer and editor and must also be able to leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts with industry media and thought leaders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a marketing communications plan including strategy, goals, budget and tactics to help the Bank achieve its mission and business goals.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with key journalists and editors throughout the Bank’s territory as well as at top-tier newspapers and wire services nationally to increase their understanding of the Bank’s mission, purposes and functions and promote the brand.
  • Position Bank executives as thought leaders in their areas of professional expertise.
  • Develop and oversee public relations strategies
  • Create content for social media, press releases, byline articles and keynote presentations.
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results on a quarterly basis.
  • Evaluate opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising on an on-going basis.
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting the company and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them.
  • Ensures all departmental documents and activities are performed in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures as applicable to this position, including completion of required compliance training.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, general business correspondence and/or journals or government regulations
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial report and/or legal documents
  • Ability to write simple correspondence, procedures, routine reports and business correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations, to customers, clients, and other employees in the organization
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public
  • Creativity to produce effective business messaging

Required and Desired Education and Experience

  • BS/BA degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications or a related discipline required
  • 4-6 years of experience in job-related position
  • Experience in acting as a company spokesperson
  • Strong relationships with both local and national business and industry media outlets
  • Exceptional writing, proofing and editing skills
  • Solid experience with social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.
  • Event planning experience
  • MS Office programs

About Simmons Bank For 113 years, we’ve been dedicated to helping people and businesses achieve their financial goals. Today, Simmons Bank has approximately $8 billion in assets along with 2,000 associates located in 96 communities throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Kansas. We’re growing! In fact, Fortune magazine recently listed Simmons as the 62nd fastest growing company in the U.S. Our growth has led to some amazing career opportunities. There’s never been a better time to join our team – a team dedicated to working together, high integrity, passion for all we do, and a commitment to high performance and personal and professional growth. If these cornerstones of company culture appeal to you, let’s talk!

Equal Employment Opportunity Information Simmons First National Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of equal employment with respect to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin and employment of Vietnam era veterans, disabled veterans and persons with disabilities. Simmons First National Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to Affirmative Action Programs consisting of results-oriented procedures to ensure equal employment opportunities. These programs require positive action in lieu of neutral non-discrimination and merit hiring/performance policies.

Marketing Coordinator / Social Media
Ray Ellen Group – Little Rock, AR
We are seeking a TALENTED highly motivated, self-starting, creative individual with a passion for connecting with current and future customers through content marketing, social media, and traditional marketing efforts.

The Social Media Manager will be responsible for advancing the community and customer experience through online and traditional marketing. This position is charged with accelerating the expansion and use of social media channels as well as to bring a high degree of creativity to our existing methods. This position requires tight interaction with the marketing, customer service, operations, sales and technology teams to ensure that our website, social media, collateral and other communications accurately reflect our brand and to achieve overall goals.

Applicants should have a well-developed capacity for coordinating and implementing marketing communication projects with responsibilities that social media, public relations, search marketing, advertising, brand stewardship and special events management. Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within marketing and advertising is critical, while knowledge of real estate functions is a bonus. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

In addition to marketing, branding, and social media related work, this position will also share a role in tracking sales data; maintaining collateral and marketing materials inventory; maintaining databases; and preparing reports.

This position will lead our efforts to engage stakeholders with quality content, create content delivery plans, and maintain consistent, brand-appropriate content as well as oversee and administer the company’s social media marketing and advertising.


  • Creates, delivers, edits, and optimizes marketing materials and advertising campaigns
  • Ensures that company messages, brand, and materials are accurate and consistent
  • Run and maintain all social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, SnapChat etc.) with posts, updates, and ads
  • Establish all marketing for team events, open houses, and new listings


  • B.S./B.A. in Marketing, Design, Communications or related majors
  • Social media expert
  • Bright, upbeat, energetic and have strong communication skills
  • Highly proficient with marketing concepts
  • Passion for new solutions and challenging broad based audiences
  • Knowledge of forward design concepts
  • Enjoys the challenges of new products, new environments and working with a new team
  • Experience with Adobe Suite, iWork (Mac), and video editing and graphics

Compensation: $25,000 – $30,000 starting with opportunity for advancement

About Company:
Voted Soirée’s Best for 2016 and 2017, our team has consistently ranked at the top of the chart in sales volume, units and most importantly, customer satisfaction. We’ve been asked to speak on the national stage at multiple real estate conferences and are leading the field with the use of innovative real estate technology and media.

We love helping people find homes. Our goal is to challenge the old real estate “norms”. Our belief is that we have found a better way to list and find homes, we found a better way to serve our clients, and we found a better way to serve the agents and staff on our team.

Coordinate all activities related to the marketing and communications functions

  • Write, design, coordinate, and produce materials to support corporate and subsidiaries
  • Collaborate with vendors on graphics design, advertising, marketing and printing
  • Update member handbooks, provider directories, and coordinate printing and distribution of new member packets
  • Coordinate activities to support marketing and communications needs


Education/Experience: Bachelors Degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, related field or equivalent experience. 0-2 years of marketing or communications experience.

Envolve Vision requirements:
Licenses/Certifications: Valid driver’s license.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Digital Marketing Strategist
CenterRock Advertising – Little Rock, AR

Job Summary

Digital Marketing Strategist – CenterRock Advertising is looking for a new team member. We are a tight-knit team and need someone with an “attack problems and create solutions” attitude. Do you immediately have the need to dig into the data to prove or disprove your immediate intuition? Do you breathe cost/click or value of conversions? Then reach out to us today. CenterRock is a rapidly growing advertising agency that aims to put a lot of smart, passionate, and talented people under the same roof. Main Responsibilities-

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop, test and refine social advertising strategies.
  • Create social content and website content.
  • Execute SEO audits
  • Understanding of what assets are needed for launching a campaign across multiple platforms such as Google Adwords, Bing, Yahoo, email campaigns, and client websites.
  • Big picture thinking with attention to detail and self-starting mentality.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Digital Marketing: 1 year
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services seeks DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Director of Communications is responsible for the overall management of public communications on behalf of the agency and acts as the media contact and spokesperson for the agency. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions

Serves as the media spokesperson for DWS.

Coordinates the development and implementation of initiatives with the Director of DWS and the Governor’s Office.

Manages external communications of the agency, by researching, preparing and editing articles, press releases, public notices, brochures, speeches and fact sheets concerning agency activities.

Develops and may prepare organizational publications for distribution to both internal and external departmental personnel.

Controls strategies for the development and dissemination of informational programs.

Arranges different types of public appearances to increase departmental service awareness.

Monitors federal legislation, policy changes and laws as well as best practices by other states as it related to assigned programs.

Develops reports and provides update to agency senior management and the Governor’s Office.

Coordinates the creation of advertisements.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Occasional in-state travel is required for presentations and appearances.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of organizational management techniques.
Knowledge of operational methods utilized by the media.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of journalism, communications and public
Ability to access and optimize the use of media advertising services.
Ability to write, edit and manage multiple assignments while working on tight deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, business administration or a related field; plus four years of experience in a communications field.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.


Preferred Qualifications

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.

Agency Specific Information

Applicants must complete each item on the State of Arkansas application to be considered for employment. Incomplete applications and Resumes only WILL NOT be accepted. The application must be received before 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your transcript with you if you are selected for an interview.

Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required if hired.

Participation (6%) in contributory Retirement Plan is required if hired.

Interactive Advertising Specialist
Bourbon & Boots – North Little Rock, AR

Bourbon & Boots, a national lifestyle brand delivering stories and shopping that celebrate the Southern Lifestyle is expanding its Interactive Engagement Team. This position will work out of our corporate headquarters in the Historic Argenta District of North Little Rock, AR.

This position is responsible for managing the email & social interactive audience engagement programs to promote the companies brand and products. The Company presently broadcasts approximately 8 Million eMails per month to its Current Customer base as well as uses Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest Social Medias.

The Company is very data and analytically focused so the applicant needs to be experienced in “Conrol” vs “Test” environment where every aspect of the email programs are constantly tested to improve the median performance of the Audience Selection, Subject Line, and Offer.


  • Create email marketing campaigns to promote products.
  • Ensure messaging is coordinated to brand.
  • Ensure messages are sent in proper form and template.
  • Proofread emails for clarity, grammar, and spelling.
  • Review graphics, incentives, and detailed descriptions.
  • Utilize eMail Tool for Scheduling of Campaigns.
  • Ensure messages are mobile first.
  • Oversee management of customer email file with 3rd party hygiene vendors.
  • Purge non-deliverable email addresses and opt-outs.
  • Include persuasive ‘call-to-actions’ in advertisements and promotions.
  • Track and report on email engagement campaign performance.
  • Use statistical analysis and reports to create campaigns.


  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in Business Required
  • Minimum of Four Years Experience w/eMail Campaigns
  • Experience With Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest
  • Need 5 years experience creating email campaigns for B2C retail
  • Strong data, testing, and working analytics background
  • Strong writer with excellent grammar & copy creation skills
  • Ecommerce, Merchant, or Retail Experience is a Benefit
  • Ability to Work in a High Growth, Fast Paced Environment


  • Base Compensations is Very Competitive Based On Experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • w/eMail Campaigns: 5 years
Rock Region Metro Seeks Marketing and Communications Associate
At Rock Region METRO, you will find a diverse workforce that reflects our community and a commitment to providing world-class transit service. We aim to recruit and hire a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. We value the ideas, enthusiasm, and ambition that each person brings. We place no limits to what you can achieve at METRO. We respect and value our employees because we know that we couldn’t do what we do without them.

The METRO Marketing and Communications Associate (MCA) assists the Director of Public Engagement with activities related to branding, marketing and communications; and, is part of a five-member team that includes a customer service specialist and two customer service representatives. This is an internal support position for an entry-level communications professional. METRO offers competitive benefits and market based compensation. The MCA will enjoy the perks of working with a team of dedicated, fun professionals to meet a worthy public need, and will have numerous opportunities to gain valuable work experience.

Produces content for various formats and audiences, including but not limited to press releases, articles, social media posts, and talking points;

Develops and maintains multiple sets of data, including media lists, collateral materials tracking tools, reports monitoring, and analytics;

Assists with collateral materials development;

Serves as liaison for ad sales vendor;

Assists with community engagement activities, and transit training workshops

Performs research in support of team strategies;

Maintains website, social media and mobile app updates, including service alerts;

Assists with support for pass sales vendors and other partners;

Performs audience surveys, and responses;

Assists with public information meetings;

Attends community events as needed to hone messaging and develop relationships with individuals, organizations, and businesses.

Prefer a baccalaureate degree or significant progress towards a degree in marketing, public relations, journalism or related field from an accredited college or university;

Prefer marketing or public relations work experience;

Prefer experience with publishing, including e-newsletters, blogs, podcasts, and videos;

Basic graphic design skills are a plus.· Prefer a baccalaureate degree or significant progress towards a degree in marketing, public relations, journalism or related field from an accredited college or university;

Prefer marketing or public relations work experience;

Prefer experience with publishing, including e-newsletters, blogs, podcasts, and videos;

Basic graphic design skills are a plus.

Knowledge of communication channels and messaging models;

Knowledge of formal and informal and quantitative and qualitative research methods;

Knowledge of Freedom of Information Act, free speech law, and trademark and copyright law as applied to marketing and communications;

Excellent verbal and written two-way communication skills;

Excellent project management skills, including planning, prioritizing, time management, budgeting, coordinating, accountability controls and reporting;

Advanced word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and content management system skills;

Proficiency with social media platforms such as Constant Contact, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and Instagram;

Public speaking skills;

Resourceful problem-solver;

Ability to quickly absorb and apply industry information and METRO-specific information;

Ability to quickly adopt new and emerging technology;

Ability to package information in custom, requested formats;

Applications/Resumes with cover letters submitted to Greg Williamson, HR Manager at either the METRO website, or to email address with “MCA Application” as subject. Because of the anticipated volume of applicants, no calls or drop-off applications please.

Reference and published work examples may be requested at a later date.

Rock Region METRO is firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will administer its personnel policies and conduct its employment practices in a manner that results in treatment based on merit, experience and other work related criteria, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other protected characteristic under relevant state and federal laws.

UA Little Rock Seeks Director of Development and External Relations
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Posting Number

UALR Functional Title
Director of Development and External Relations / R97579

Position Number

Development Office

Position Summary
The Director of Development and External Relations ( DOD /ER) will work with the College of Education and Health Professions and report to the Executive Director of Development. This position serves as a valued member of the university fundraising team with specific responsibility for the identification, engagement, solicitation, and stewardship of existing and prospective College of Education and Health Professions donors with an annual expectation of personal visits and gift productivity. Additionally, the DOD /ER will manage all corporate interactions benefiting students. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a major gift portfolio of existing donors, meeting regularly to assess giving ability, cultivate relationships, solicit gifts meeting college priorities, and provide meaningful stewardship;
  • Perform a minimum of ten (10) meaningful face-to-face visits weekly connected to the portfolio of donors and prospective donors;
  • Identify prospective donors through research, networking, referrals, and other means appropriate;
  • Prepare proposals, presentation, and resulting gift agreements;
  • Document meaningful contacts and goal statements in the donor management system;
  • Provide leadership and staffing to all college departmental Advisory Councils;
  • Provide leadership to an alumni constituent chapter;
  • Work with the college dean and executive director of development to determine appropriate fundraising priorities for the college;
  • Develop and manage corporate interactions providing College of Education and Health Professions students with employment opportunities;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with colleagues, donors, and university officials;
  • Ability to manage a major gift portfolio of existing and prospective donors;
  • Ability to prepare proposals, presentations, and gift agreements;
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes night, weekends, and holidays;
  • The ability to operate a motor vehicle and hold a valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to travel in and out of state, which may include overnight stays.

Required Education and/or Experience
An earned Bachelor’s degree and
1-3 years fundraising/development experience.

Preferred Education and/or Experience
3+ years fundraising/development experience preferred; Experience with Advance or similar donor management software; Understanding of large complex, decentralized public higher education institutions; Work with high self-imposed standards and discipline; Familiarity of local, state, and regional business and philanthropic leadership.

Background Check Requirements
01 – Criminal/Financial

Start Date
Additional Qualifications


Essential Job Functions
Medium Work – Exerting 20-50 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking – Short Distances: Daily, Lifting 5 -10 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 5-10 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 5-10 lbs: Occasionally, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Walking – Moderate Distances; Occasionally

Work Conditions
Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors
Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Assistant Director – Center for Arkansas History and Culture, UA Little Rock
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Posting Number

UALR Functional Title
Assistant Director – Center for Arkansas History and Culture / R97328

Position Number

UA Little Rock Archives

Position Summary
The Assistant Director is assigned to the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture ( CAHC ) and is responsible for overseeing daily operations. This position is responsible for budgeting, grant writing and coordination, partner relationships, communications, and donor relations. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with strategic and tactical planning;
  • Assist in strategic management of funds;
  • Responsible for quantitative and qualitative reporting to a variety of audiences;
  • Monitor daily and annual budgeting processes, including: operational and foundation budgets, purchase requisitions, and travel forms;
  • Coordinate the hiring and onboarding of staff and student workers;
  • Oversee staff scheduling, timekeeping, and reporting;
  • Identify grant opportunities related to collections;
  • Collaborate to write grants;
  • Prepare and submit grant applications;
  • Monitor grant progress and prepare required reports;
  • Work with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to ensure compliance with both federal and state regulations governing grants;
  • Collaborate to promote initiatives and services through tours, presentations, virtual exhibits, social media, and other public relations materials and activities;
  • Assume the lead in planning, coordinating, and designing events;
  • Liaise with institutional partners and units within the university to develop, manage, and maximize partnerships with academic departments and others;
  • Maintain authority files and data files on collections and donors;
  • Interact with current and potential donors and track donor relations;
  • Manage patron requests and provide assistance to patrons;
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures;
  • Monitor facilities and report issues to the appropriate university or institutional partner office;
  • Actively participates in professional development opportunities such as conference attendance, presentations, and workshops;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and in groups;
  • Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a collegial environment;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to collect and analyze data;
  • Knowledge of the history of Arkansas and the United States;
  • Familiarity with best practices for the conservation, arrangement, and description of archival collections;
  • Knowledge of budgeting practices;
  • Ability to manage grants.

Required Education and/or Experience
A Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years related experience.

Preferred Education and/or Experience
A Master’s degree and budgeting experience are preferred.

Background Check Requirements
01 – Criminal/Financial

Start Date
Additional Qualifications


Essential Job Functions
Sedentary Work – Exerting 10 pounds: Frequently, Light Work – Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Kneeling: Frequently, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Frequently, Lifting 5 -10 lbs: Frequently, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Lifting 25-50 lbs: Frequently, Carrying 5-10 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 5-10 lbs: Frequently, Pushing/pulling 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking – Short Distances: Frequently, Walking – Moderate Distances; Occasionally

Work Conditions
Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors, Conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation
Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
This is an internal to campus posting and is open to all UA Little Rock benefits eligible employees only.

Special Events Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association, Little Rock, AR
General Summary

The Arkansas Chapter is seeking to hire a Special Events Coordinator to manage fundraising activities and special events within the region. This position reports to the Events Manager and is based in Little Rock.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plan, coordinate and implement all aspects of all assigned fundraising events.
  • Assist in sponsor cultivation and solicitation, promotion and marketing activities and corporate initiatives.
  • Identify, recruit, train and manage high impact volunteers for fundraising events who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue.
  • Prepare presentations, materials, and reports.
  • Prepare and distribute communications to volunteers and donors – via email, print, and telephone – based on the Association’s communications timeline and additional needs.
  • Manage, evaluate, and expand fundraising programs under the direction of the Events Manager and Executive Director.
  • Assist and maintain database for all event participants and donors.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate financial records for each event, establish budgets, work plans and timelines.
  • Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communication, marketing or related field.
  • 3+ years experience in fundraising or sales.
  • Experience recruiting, training, and mobilizing volunteers.
  • Effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast paced environment. High efficiency in time management and ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends and to travel as needed to perform job duties.
  • Must possess a reliable person vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of valid insurance to attend meetings and perform event duties.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer’s Association.

Potluck & Poison Ivy Seeks Love Stories

We are looking for LOVE stories — a date gone wrong, your first kiss, a wedding mishap, getting caught by your parents — funny, touching, sad, or all three! Your story should be true (embellished is fine) and it should be your story, not your friend’s or mother’s or something you read online.

We are looking for a narrative, something that happened, so think of one incident and build your story from there. 1000-1500 words. If your story is chosen as one of the two for the show, we will help you shape and edit it.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018 at 10pm.

Submit the completed story to:

For some great examples of stories, check out The Moth:

Good Luck!


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Arkansas Author’s Mass Market Debut Garners Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review

Arkansas author, Maggie Wells, will celebrate her mass market debut with the February 6, 2018 release of LOVE GAME. According to Publishers Weekly:

“…Wells scores big with a perfectly paced and gutsy romance…”

Wells, a past president of Diamond State Romance Authors, which is the Arkansas Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, began writing romance in 2009. A 1990 graduate of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, she moved to Little Rock in 2001 and has written a total of 39 novels and novellas to date, with more slated for publication later in 2018 and 2019.

LOVE GAME marks her mass market debut, and was awarded a prestigious ‘starred’ review, a mark of excellence, from Publishers Weekly.

“The boldness with which this power couple takes on the workplace issue as a team displays egalitarian and mutually supportive strength too rarely seen in heterosexual romance.”

The full review can be found here:

For more information about Maggie Wells, please contact her agent, Sara Megibow, at

About Maggie Wells:

By day, Maggie Wells is buried in spreadsheets. At night, she pens tales of people tangling up the sheets. The product of a charming rogue and a shameless flirt, you only have to scratch the surface of this mild-mannered married lady to find a naughty streak a mile wide. Maggie has a passion for college football, processed cheese foods, and happy endings. Not necessarily in that order.

A Central Illinois native and Illinois State University alumna, Maggie lived in and around the Chicago area for twelve years before she met and married a slow-talking southern gentleman.

They now live in Little Rock, Arkansas, where people like to tell her she “talks funny.”

She is published with Sourcebooks-Casablanca, Kensington/Lyrical Press, Harlequin-E, and Carina Press, and she is in the process of indie publishing her small press backlist.

Next in the Love Games series:


Sourcebooks Casablanca (April 3, 2018)

ISBN-13: 978-1492651529

Mixing business and pleasure is a dangerous game…
Tyrell Ransom, the new men’s basketball coach, is ready to whip his team into shape and start winning some games. But when compromising photos of his soon-to-be-ex-wife with one of his players go viral, everything comes crashing down. With reporters thick on the ground, Ty and his team need some serious damage control―now.

When public relations guru Millie Jenkins arrives in her leopard-print cape to save the day, things really heat up… Soon they’re going to have to work double time to keep their white-hot chemistry out of the headlines.