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Communication Specialist – Bloomington Public Schools

  • Position Type: Community Relations
  • Date Posted: 9/17/2021
  • Location: Educational Services Center
  • Date Available: 10/05/2021
  • Closing Date: Until Filled
  • Effective Date: Oct. 5, 2021
  • Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week

Summary
Are you a talented writer with a passion for creating compelling content and communications? Bloomington Public Schools is looking for an enthusiastic, organized, experienced communications specialist to join our team.

The ideal candidate is equally skilled at strategy and implementation. A creative problem solver who can produce high-quality work on deadline. A polished professional who excels at building relationships and establishing trust with stakeholders to support our mission. Flexibility is key as a typical day might include writing for the web, taking photos at a school, pitching a story to the media, managing social media, or designing collateral.

Under the direction of the marketing and communications manager, the communications specialist develops effective communications to increase parent and community engagement.

Responsibilities:

  • Write for a variety of audiences, purposes, and formats including print/electronic newsletters, websites, news releases, presentations and other materials.
  • Create, compile and effectively share news of students, employees, schools and programs to promote community engagement.
  • Create and maintain content for the district website and coordinate with vendors on technical maintenance and feature updates.
  • Provide training and oversight to staff on updating school websites and social media platforms.
  • Create content and monitor district social media engagement.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with employees and community members.
  • Attend, photograph and report on programs and events for publications and communications channels.
  • Develop effective relationships with media and respond to media requests.
  • Coordinate and implement various communications projects.
  • Regularly evaluate effectiveness of communications channels and platforms, using data for continuous improvement.

For more information or to apply for this position, click here.


Communication and Social Media Specialist – Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools

  • Position Type:  District Communications/Communications and Social Media Specialist
  • Date Posted: 9/15/2021
  • Location: District Services Center
  • Date Available: ASAP
  • Closing Date: 09/26/2021

Join our team!

Begins ASAP
8 hours/day, 260 days/yr
Travel and some evening required.
$58,808, plus medical, dental, life insurance, 403(b), Flex Plan and Phone Allowance.

A Communications and Social Media Specialist for Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools has daily opportunities to build relationships with staff, students, media and community members, all for the purpose of helping achieve our district’s mission for children.

We are looking for an extraordinary, energetic, flexible and extremely organized team member who excels at visual storytelling to support strong enrollment and to build trust with our community.

In this job, no day is the same. You might record and edit a news-style video, write for the web, take photos at a school, pitch a story to the media, manage social media, help with crisis communication, or work on a marketing plan. For this position, strong videography skills are essential. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing for electronic, print and verbal communication; media relations; marketing; photography; and website content management.

Successful candidates can produce high-quality work under deadline. We offer competitive pay and benefits, not the least of which is being able to meet amazing kids and extraordinary staff.

For more information or to apply for this position, click here.

Communication Specialist – Saint Paul Public Schools

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field and
  • Two years of professional level experience with increasing levels of responsibility in strategic communications, marketing/promotions or public relations.
  • Must submit a portfolio of related work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of professional level experience with increasing levels of responsibility in strategic communications, marketing/promotions or public relations.
  • Experience in school district communications, public relations or education.
  • Knowledge of digital graphics and web design.
  • Experience using social media.
  • Knowledge of video and audio production techniques and strategies.
  • Photography.
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, website content management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exemplary writing and communications skills.
  • Knowledge of strategic communications concepts and methods.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work with groups and organizations, both internal and external to the District.
  • Strong ability to influence others and the ability to negotiate build and maintain relations and inspire others.
  • Ability to be self starting, entrepreneurial and creative.
  • Ability to express/recognize ideas, opportunities, and communicate goals and objectives clearly.
  • Working knowledge of project management and budgeting.
  • Excellent skills in the use of Microsoft Office Suite to accomplish work responsibilities.

For more information or to apply for this position, click here.


Marketing and Communication Coordinator – Eden Prairie Schools

  • Position Type: Administration/Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Date Posted:  9/16/2021
  • Location: Administrative Services Center
  • Date Available:  ASAP Upon Hire
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled

We are currently seeking exceptional Marketing and Communications Specialist for a leadership position in our Communications Department.   

The strongest candidate will

  • Inspire each student to learn continuously

  • Demonstrate intrinsic value

  • Have individual gifts and talents

  • Contribute to the benefit of the community

  • Build relationships on mutual trust and respect

  • Desire to learn and grow through personalized learning

  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in communications, marketing, public relations, or related field

  • A minimum of five years related work experience in marketing, communications or public relations.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement communications and marketing plans.

  • Demonstrated writing and editorial skills.

  • Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to establish cooperative and collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of individuals.

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple initiatives using independent judgment and producing quality work within tight time constraints.

  • Graphic design experience preferred, including Adobe Creative Suite, but not required

  • School communications or marketing experience preferred, but not required.

 

We offer a highly competitive rewards package that includes:

 * Salary $77,880/year

* 20 paid vacation days/year

* Up to paid 14 sick days and 1 paid personal day of leave given yearly

*11 paid holidays

Application Process: Click here for more information or to start your application and upload your resume.


Communication Specialist – Osseo Area Schools

A communications specialist for Osseo Area Schools has daily opportunities to build relationships with employees, students, media, and community members, all for the purpose of helping achieve our district’s bold mission for children.

In this job, no day is the same. You might write for the web, take photos at a school, pitch a story to media, manage social media, work on a communication plan, design collateral, or help with crisis communication. Strong writing, photography, web strategy and design, and graphics skills are essential.

Successful candidates are strategic thinkers, inquisitive and can produce high-quality work under deadline.

Description
Under the direction of the school/community relations director, proactively inform stakeholders about Osseo Area Schools. Establish and maintain cooperative and supportive relationships with employees, current and prospective students/families, media, and community members. Identify strategic public relations opportunities and create and implement communication plans to achieve system public relations goals. Coordinate multiple tasks and varying deadlines. Primary responsibilities:

  • Write for a variety of audiences, purposes, and formats including print/electronic newsletters, websites, news releases, presentations and other materials.
  • Create, compile and effectively share news of students, employees, alumni, system and site achievements through varied and appropriate channels.
  • Attend, photograph and report on programs and events for publications, recognition and system promotion.
  • Develop effective relationships with media and respond to media requests.
  • Create and implement content updates for district and school websites, district intranet and social media channels.
  • Coordinate and implement various communications projects.
  • Assist with management of public events and activities.

For more information or to apply for this position, click here.


Minnetonka Community Education Marketing Specialist

This is a hands-on role that requires planning, production, promotion, graphic design, and strategic marketing research and evaluation. As a department within the Minnetonka Public Schools, Minnetonka Community Education (MCE) provides lifelong learning, recreational and community programs for patrons of all ages.  MCE has four primary divisions: Early Childhood/Preschool, Youth Enrichment and Recreation, Adult Enrichment and Recreation, and Events. MCE coordinates three signature events that cross all programs: Tour de Tonka, Youth Triathlon, and Firecracker Run. The MCE Marketing Specialist, in consultation with the MCE Leadership team, is the primary “client services specialist” for MCE programs and is the liaison to the rest of the District Communications team.

For more information regarding this position or to apply, click here.


Communications Specialist – Visual Storyteller – South Washington County Schools

Under the direction of the Director of Communications and Director of Community Education, the Communications Specialist will build positive relationships with staff, students and community members with a focus on visual storytelling (publications and graphics) and project management. This position will support SoWashCo Community Education and South Washington County Schools through catalog production, publications, photography and graphic design. Other duties may include, but are not limited to, writing for electronic, print and verbal communications, managing newsletters, communications and project plans, social media posts and websites.

The ideal candidate can take complex concepts, data and information and turn it into an engaging visual, whether it’s a post on social media or a flyer for an event. Successful candidates should be flexible, extremely organized and can take initiative in a fast-paced environment. One day, you might take photos at a school and the next you may be writing and gathering content for district publications.

REQUIRED: Once your application is submitted, please send a portfolio of recent work, either a pdf or website link, to pbarton1@sowashco.org.

For more information regarding this job posting or to apply, please click here.


Communications Specialist – Eden Prairie Schools

Eden Prairie Schools is seeking a Communications Specialist to to be an effective member of the Communications Team and assist in implementing the district’s overall communication plan.  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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in media design, digital media, communications, marketing, broadcast journalism or a related field.

Experience:

  • Five years of related professional experience.
  • Proven experience conceiving and executing projects relating to video production and social media.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of communication planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong ability to adapt to new digital platforms.
  • Communicates with students, parents, coworkers, supervisors, and the community in a positive and ?responsive way that is consistently welcoming and enhances effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrates an appreciation of diversity in all interactions and job functions:
  • video production including filming, interviewing, editing, graphics and other post-production;
  • organizing and managing a video library;
  • writing for a variety of purposes;
  • social media content development;
  • project management.
  • Technology skills including video editing software, Microsoft Office and Google suites, and, preferred, familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite

For more information or to apply, click here.