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Enrollment Assistant – Hopkins Public Schools

  • Position Type: Secretarial/Clerical/Secretary/Clerical
  • Date Posted: 9/13/2023
  • Location: Education Services Center
  • Date Available: ASAP
  • Closing Date: 09/28/2023

FTE: Full time, 40 hours/week; 52 weeks/year
Salary/Hourly Rate: Clerical Class VI: $19.03 – $25.34 depending on qualifications

SUMMARY: 

The Enrollment Clerk 6 position prioritizes providing positive and welcoming enrollment experiences for prospective families, manages detailed enrollment processes, performs accurate data entry, builds partnerships with school staff, executes key office management functions, and delivers responsive customer service. This position supports student enrollment recruitment by helping prospective and current families understand and complete enrollment processes.In addition, this position handles office management functions such as project organization, budget reporting, event coordination, management of director’s calendar, human resource functions, communications messaging,, training and work guidance for Clerk III position, proofreading, research, and other responsibilities as assigned. The ideal candidate is energized by supporting families, anticipating team needs and delivering, and providing a high level of data management.

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Marketing and Communications Specialist – Eden Prairie Schools

  • Position Type: Administration/Marketing & Communications Specialist
  • Date Posted:  9/20/2023
  • Location: Administrative Services Center
RATE OF PAY: CLASS Level 5, $25.83/hour
HOURS PER DAY: 8 hours/day, 5 days/week, 260 days/year
START & ENDING TIME: 8:00am – 4:30pm
QUALIFICATIONS:
Please see the attached job description for more details about this position.
Education/Certification:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Creative Writing or a related field preferred. 1-3 years of experience required for those without a degree.Experience:                              

  • Writing clearly and effectively for a variety of purposes, audiences and channels
  • Editing and proofreading the writing of others
  • Creating and/or executing strategic marketing and communications plans
  • Reaching diverse audiences through personalized and equitable communication
  • Building relationships with and supporting key stakeholders and department leaders
  • Providing exceptional customer service and training others in effective customer service strategies in a fast-paced and sometimes challenging environment
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams

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Customer Service Specialist – Eden Prairie Schools

  • Position Type: Administrative Support/Office Professional – Communications
  • Date Posted: 9/7/2023
  • Location: Administrative Services Center

The Customer Service Specialist will provide administrative and customer service support to the associated departments of the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications. This position will welcome visitors to the central office and ensure a consistent and positive experience for customers while supporting the administrative, financial and operational functions of the department.

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Director of Communications – Minneapolis Public Schools

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Date: Sep 21, 2023

Job Title: Director, Communications  and Requisition ID number: 100360

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE:  1.0 FTE – 40 hours/week (52 weeks); this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  MAAS(43) 

Functional Area:  Administrative 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

SUMMARY

Under executive direction, directs and manages all internal District communications; supports implementation of integrated communication and marketing strategies and projects in alignment with the District’s vision, mission, and goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates internal communications strategies.
  • Manages assigned staff, develops priorities, and assigns projects; assures that appropriate services are provided, and goals are defined and achieved; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload and technical issues; develops additional hiring/staffing recommendations; manages external vendor relationships.
  • Establishes and evaluates objectives for the District’s internal communications program.
  • Composes messages or scripts from senior executives for presentations to employees in written, video, social media, or spoken form.
  • Ensures internal communications are consistent across all mediums including all departments and schools within the District.
  • Manages the internal communication response to crisis situations which affect District perception and reputation.
  • Coordinates crisis communications for the district; participates in school safety planning efforts.
  • Oversees and edits the writing and production of communication materials.
  • Assists and counsels departments and schools on their communication, public relations and marketing initiatives and ensures that they build positive relationships between the District and the community and reflect language/cultural differences. Provides training in media relations as required.
  • Reviews the work of Department staff to assure the work quality and timely accomplishment of assigned duties and responsibilities; manages budget and allocates resources to meet strategic goals.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field; AND five (5) years of professional experience in public relations, journalism, communications and community relations programs; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public relations, marketing, journalism, and public communications.
  • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
  • Professional journalistic methods, including research, presentation and publication.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.
  • Correct English grammar, composition, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

Skill in:

  • Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, state and local rules and regulations; and MPS policies.
  • Analyzing problems and developing effective solutions.
  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Preparing public statements and reports.
  • Using effective methods to communicate with culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, community groups, outside agencies, media representatives, and the general public.
  • Operating a computer using standard and specialized software.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.

Bargaining Unit: MAAS l Grade: 69 l Salary Range*: From $87,936 – $109,819 per year l FLSA Status: Exempt
*The salary range is provided by the collective bargaining agreement associated with this position. Actual pay will be based on selected candidates’ experience. 

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Digital Communications Specialist – Monticello School District

Date of Availability: Available 08/21/2023
Date Closing: Open Until Filled

Centrally located less than 25 miles northwest of Maple Grove and 30 miles southeast of Saint Cloud, Monticello is home to six brick-and-mortar schools and two nature-based facilities serving more than 4,000 students annually. Monticello consistently ranks in the top 50 school districts in the state as measured by a number of organizations and metrics, and performs above the state average in graduation rates, test scores, and early college opportunities.

Communications Specialist and School Board Liaison
Monticello School District

Full-time position (1.0 FTE)
Position available August  21, 2023

Job Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Superintendent, the Communications Specialist, and School Board Liaison provides knowledgeable and professional support for essential communications and school Board functions to administrators, board members, staff, and the community. The Communications Specialist performs communications support in an efficient and timely manner so that overall positive community relations are maintained and the district’s educational objectives may be achieved. The School Board Liaison will provide support to the Superintendent and School Board to ensure the district’s business and structure are implemented to School Board policy in support of the district’s education objectives. This position is considered a confidential employee by Minnesota statute.

Education & Experience

  • Four (4) year college degree required.
  • Related coursework preferred.
  • Previous communications experience required.
  • Experience in a school district setting is preferred.

Essential Skills Required:

  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and consistently the district goals, policies, and activities to reach a variety of audiences.
  • Oversee School Board meetings; ensure proper protocols are followed, take minutes, post and distribute per policy and protocol.
  • Provide direct support to the Superintendent of schools to promote accurate, timely communications with staff, families, the School Board, and the community.
  • Knowledge of trends in public education and ability to convey and interpret them to staff
  • Maintain confidentiality of information about students, staff and families
  • Experience working with diverse students and families – experience/training with CLR (Culturally Linguistically Responsive) methods preferred

Salary Range $71,000 – $79,000 based on experience. Competitive benefits package.

Apply online at Monticello Schools Employment Opportunities


Digital Communications Specialist – Wayzata Public Schools

Wayzata Public Schools is seeking a dynamic and creative individual to join our team as a part-time digital communications specialist. This role will contribute to the district’s communications efforts by leveraging various media channels to engage and inform our diverse stakeholders. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for visual storytelling, digital communications, and an ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. This is a part-time position with flexible working hours, approximately 20-25 hours per week. The digital communications specialist will report to the communications and community engagement manager and work closely with the entire district’s communication team.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Position: 

Video Production: The digital communications specialist will be responsible for shooting, editing, and managing video content. This includes capturing footage of events, interviews, and highlights, editing raw footage into polished videos, and ensuring video content aligns with the district’s brand guidelines. Additionally, the specialist will organize and maintain a video library to facilitate easy access and retrieval.

Social Media Management: The digital communications specialist will play a crucial role in the district’s social media presence. They will be responsible for posting engaging and relevant content across various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The digital communications specialist will also monitor social media channels, respond to inquiries, and engage with the online community. Furthermore, they will utilize analytics tools to track and analyze the effectiveness of social media efforts, making data-driven recommendations for improvement.

Graphic Design: The digital communications specialist will create visually appealing graphics and designs to support the district’s communication initiatives. This includes designing graphics for the district website, social media posts, newsletters, presentations, and other promotional materials. The specialist will collaborate with various stakeholders to understand their communication needs and translate them into compelling visual representations.

Website Management: The digital communications specialist will assist with website editing and maintenance.

Collaboration with Schools: The digital communications specialist will work closely with individual schools within the district to provide communication support and guidance. This may involve assisting schools in developing their social media strategies, creating promotional videos or graphics for specific events or initiatives, and offering training sessions to staff on best practices for communication and media production.

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Marketing Supervisor – Hopkins Public Schools

  • Date Available: 08/01/2023
  • Closing Date: 07/13/2023

Hours of Work: Full time; 40 hours/week; 52 weeks/year
Salary: $82,365 – $103,440 depending on qualifications

SUMMARY:
The marketing supervisor works cross functionally with the MarComm and Enrollment team and also with the larger district as a whole. This person is responsible for scoping and sequencing the external marketing strategy in alignment with the District vision, mission and goals. The marketing supervisor manages and continues to grow the brand of Hopkins Schools and develops, plans, and manages production for internal and external marketing and communication.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Maintains, updates, and expands current marketing, communications and information sharing approaches utilizing multiple tools to include digital, social media, and multimedia platforms.
  • Creates and produces a variety of digital, social media, graphic and written materials in support of departmental and District-wide activities; produces a variety of materials and formats to support in-house information efforts and external educational and marketing activities.
  • Supervises assigned staff, develops priorities, and assigns projects; assures that appropriate services are provided, and goals are defined and achieved; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload and technical issues; develops additional hiring/staffing recommendations; manages external vendor relationships.
  • Working with the digital communication specialist, manages the digital footprint and online reputation for the District; including search engine optimization, Google rankings, and online rankings.
  • Manages work, build outs and expansions of the District website and all of its umbrella websites.
  • Coordinates planning and implementation of projects including scope, goals and deliverables in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Works with the enrollment manager and the marketing and communications director to review enrollment data and practices; recommends developing strategies designed to increase enrollment, especially among choice programs.
  • Evaluates marketing programs and develops recommendations for changes and improvements.
  • Manager of the Hopkins Schools brand. Ensures marketing and promotional efforts are on brand and effectively communicating value to customers.
  • Manages budget of materials used for marketing and communications projects.
  • Assists and advises departments and schools on their marketing initiatives and ensures that they build positive relationships between the District and the community and reflect language/cultural differences.
  • Reviews the work of Department staff to assure the work quality and timely accomplishment of assigned duties and responsibilities; manages budget and allocates resources to meet strategic goals.
  • Oversees and edits the writing and production of communication materials.
  • Promotes and supports the overall mission of the District by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.


QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or a closely related field.
  • Five (5) years of professional marketing experience, management experience helpful.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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