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Marketing Specialist – Wayzata Schools

Job ID: 6853
Location: Administration Building
Closing Date:  08/30/19 Or Until Filled

The Marketing Specialist supports Community Education’s and the Wayzata Early Learning School’s communication and marketing to external and internal stakeholders through the effective use of print, broadcast and electronic communication. The specialist develops and implements communications strategies, tactics and materials to support all Community Education and Early Learning School programs.

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Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred in related field. Preferred three years of professional experience in strategic communication, marketing, graphic design or public relations.
  • Exemplary writing and communications skills; familiar with the principals of plain language
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. including parents, community members, business people, special interest organizations and elected officials.
  • Ability to be self-starting, innovative and creative with excellent follow through skills.
  • Working knowledge of project management and budgeting.
  • Excellent skills in use of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience managing social media.
  • Knowledge of digital graphics and web design and content management.
  • Ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and work under stress.
  • The ability to be self-directed while collaborating and keeping clear channels of communication open with teammates.

Application procedure:
•  Apply online at www.wayzataschools.org/apply
•  This position will remain open until filled regardless of closing date


Office Professional – Communications
Eden Prairie Schools

Eden Prairie Schools is seeking an Office Professional – Communications to serve as the administrative assistant to the Communications and Community Relations Department at the district’s Administrative Services Center and plays a key role in supporting district-wide communication. The department is responsive to a broad range of internal and external constituents and ensures a culturally inclusive and welcoming environment in the Communications Department.

Eden Prairie is a diverse school with over 1,400 employees serving approximately 9,100 students.  The district is recognized for its quality initiatives and its leadership in educational programming.

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Marketing Specialist – Hopkins Public Schools

JOB SUMMARY

To increase brand visibility and engagement strategies that support Hopkins Public Schools and Hopkins Community Education marketing and communications objectives and engage target audiences.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Be a passionate contributor to Hopkins Public Schools and Hopkins Community Education marketing and communications team goals, tactics, and objectives as we take our school district from Great to World Class.
  2. Develop and execute innovative graphic designs for a wide range of digital and print marketing materials and products to engage target audiences.
  3. Collaborate with leadership to develop original marketing materials and/or re-design existing materials for a variety of mediums.
  4. Create marketing materials that are visually appealing, current with industry trends and advancements, and consistently on brand.
  5. Create engaging graphics and content for social media posts.
  6. Effectively manage a schedule of digital and print projects from inception to delivery, including coordination among departments/vendors, problem-solving, reviewing/approving art proofs, etc.
  7. Assists in development and execution of digital marketing strategies, brand messaging, social outreach, optimization strategies, and analytics to strengthen web and social media performance and traffic.
  8. Suggest/implement marketing tactics to reach broader audiences.
  9. Assist in implementation and maintenance of branding guidelines and standards across all mediums.
  10. Proofread, edit, and research content for a variety of mediums (web, print, social media).
  11. Provide training and user support to district staff on website use and branding guidelines.
  12. Coordinate production schedule of District and community education publication materials.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Education and experience in graphic design and creating innovative digital and print marketing materials.
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details.
  • Highly proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Training or experience with social media, email marketing, web analytics, search optimization, Google Ads, and Facebook Ads/Ad Manager.
  • Training and experience in writing and proofreading.
  • Proactive idea generator and self-starter.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Desire to work as part of a collaborative team.
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to work well and prioritize effectively under pressure with multiple competing deadlines and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Effective time-management and project-management skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to work direction and feedback.
  • Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Training and experience in website maintenance.
  • Experience in digital marketing preferred.
  • Photography skills a plus.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree and 3 years experience in graphic design, marketing, advertising, or related field.
  • Background in school marketing, Community Education, or non-profit sector desired

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated experience in graphic design, print material design, photo editing, and project coordination.
  • Advanced skills in creative ability to visually convey a concept through design.
  • Advanced skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Advanced proofreading skills.
  • Training and experience in writing and editing.
  • Training and experience in website design and maintenance.
  • Training or experience with social media, email marketing, web analytics, search optimization, Google Ads, and Facebook Ads/Ad Manager.
  • Experience in photography helpful.
  • Experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

COMPETENCIES AND/OR VALUES COMMON TO ALL POSITIONS

  • A clear and demonstrated commitment to bring Hopkins Public Schools from great to world class because every child deserves a brilliant future.
  • Perform assigned responsibilities in a manner consistent with the Hopkins Public Schools’ Core Values.
  • Support the goals, missions, and values of Vision 2031.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Full-Time; Year Round
  • Salary Range: $20.79 or above depending on experience

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