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Communications, Innovation, & Public Relations Coordinator – ISD 917

Position Title: Communications, Innovation, & Public Relations Coordinator
Anticipated Start Date: ASAP
Salary Starting at: $75,000 as negotiated based on qualifications
Application Deadline: Sunday, October 24, 2021

Intermediate School District 917 is seeking a strategic, creative, and experienced Communications & Public Relations Coordinator to lead and manage internal and external communications as well as member district collaborations and public relations for the District. The communications & public relations coordinator manages all internal and external print and electronic communications, regularly collaborates with District leadership and member districts on various communications/public relations needs, ensures District brand cohesion and accurate/consistent information and messaging on the District website and social media platforms, among other duties. Professionalism, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach are essential when working with all employees to ensure confidentiality and accuracy. The Communications & Public Relations Coordinator is part of a team environment, where collaboration, clear communication, and adaptability are key to the success of the team and the success of the District. The Communications & Public Relations Coordinator role is performed following District policy and State/Federal Laws.

Our ideal candidate has the following qualities:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in communications, public relations and/or marketing.
  • In-depth understanding of public school systems, including all special education settings, alternative learning centers, and career and technical education.
  • Knowledge of effective techniques in recruiting and retaining staff and past experience collaborating with others to do so.
  • Experience in video production, website development and maintenance, & publishing software.

For complete information and to apply, visit https://www.applitrack.com/isd917/onlineapp/


Communications Specialist – ISD 728

Under the general direction and supervision of the Director of Community Engagement and Community Education, the Communications Specialist is responsible for assisting with the development, coordination and implementation of the School District’s (internal and external) communications program objectives, media and public relations initiatives, and other related department responsibilities, programs and services – including applicable support for Community Education marketing and communication needs.  Primary responsibilities include: research and news gathering; film media (including video and still image photography); composing and editing a variety of media relations, electronic and print communications materials; website content and support; project management and leadership support for assigned communications and public relations programs, initiatives, and events; and providing general administrative support and technical expertise (e.g., video production, digital publications, and website design, layout and functionality) for the department.

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


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 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.


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.