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Communications Specialist – Eden Prairie School District

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

RATE OF PAY: CLASS Level 5, $24.35/hour
HOURS PER DAY: Full-time :  8 hours/day, 40 hours/week, 260 days/year
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Please see the attached job description for a complete description of this position.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, public relations, or related field or 1-3 years related experience
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in the following areas:
    •  writing for a variety of purposes;
    •  editing;
    •  proofreading;
    •  website writing and editing;
    •  social media content development;
    •  graphic design
    •  project management;
  • Must possess technology skills including Microsoft Office Suite, and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and spreadsheet software.

Please click this link to learn more about Eden Prairie Schools:  http://www.edenpr.org
Please click here to begin an application. 


Communications Specialist – Wayzata Public Schools

  • Date Posted: 5/18/2022
  • Closing Date: 06/01/2022

Position Description:
In this position you will support Wayzata Public Schools’ communications to internal and external stakeholders though the use of effective print, broadcast and electronic communication.  Develop and implement district-wide communications strategies and tactics, including execution of specific programs for internal and external school district audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Writer for a variety of traditional and digital publications. Writing including news stories, features, marketing pieces, website and social media messages, video scripts and quick-turnaround crisis communications to families.
  • Supervision and direction of freelance graphic designers and photographers.
  • Assist the Director of Communications and Community Engagement with assessing and interpreting public perceptions of schools and issues.
  • Oversee the work of school news managers as they repurpose positive school news on websites, in e-newsletters and on social media.
  • Assist the Director with media relations including pitches, responding to inquiries and supporting staff with strategic messages for interviews.
  • Video production providing concepts, script writing and production coordination. Supervision and direction of video production teams, including video editing feedback and directions. Graphic design and hands-on video-editing support is ideal but not required.
  • Social media supervision and leadership.
  • Brand protector for the District’s comprehensive visual identity system, working with schools to ensure consistent use of logos and messages. Manage vendor relationships including printers, etc.
  • Develop specific project communication plans including production schedules and budget estimates.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with students, administrators, teachers, other staff, parents and community members for the purpose of serving as a communications liaison for schools and programs.
  • Manage multiple projects with various deadlines effectively.
  • Edit and proofread print materials for accuracy, consistency, clarity and style.
  • Photograph district events and activities for use in district materials.
  • Assist with the media relations and special events.
  • Be available before and after regular work hours to assist with urgent and emergency communications.
  • Other duties assigned or apparent.

Qualifications:
College degree in related area required.  Preferred at least five years of professional level experience with increasing levels of responsibility in strategic communications, marketing or public relations.   

Application Procedure:
Apply online at www.wayzataschools.org


Senior Director of Marketing & Communications – Eden Prairie School District

Eden Prairie School District is seeking applicants for a Senior Director of Marketing & Communications to effectively communicate about Eden Prairie Schools so that staff, parents and community are well-informed. This is a cabinet level position reporting directly to the Superintendent of Schools.  Eden Prairie is a school district with over 1,500 employees serving 9,000 students. The district is recognized for its quality initiatives and its leadership in educational programming.

Position requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, marketing, education or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in marketing, communications, or public relations.
  • Advanced skills in writing, editing and publications production required.
  • Strong information technology skills that include website management, digital communication and social media.

Qualifications:

  • Ability and experience to synthesize and accurately communicate complex issues in an understandable manner.
  • Skilled at anticipating the need for information based on political trends and emerging issues.
  • Knowledge of data collection and ability to organize, interpret and present such data in an understandable format to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to manage complex communication projects involving multiple sites and numerous individuals.
  • Proficient at using current information technologies including internet and video and able to keep pace with emerging trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, produce and develop print documents, web communications and multimedia presentations.

Position Reports to: Superintendent
Starting Salary: Regionally competitive salary and benefits package
Application preferred by: Applications will be reviewed upon submission, preferred by date of May 20, 2022 however open until filled.
Start Date: July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible

To apply click here: Job Posting/Application


Marketing & Communications Specialist – Benilde-St. Margaret’s

The Marketing and Communications Specialist will support Benilde-St. Margaret’s marketing, communications, public relations, and branding efforts, which includes the effective coordination of BSM’s social media presence and other digital initiatives. This individual will be part of a three-person team and will help to implement comprehensive marketing and communications strategies to raise awareness of school initiatives and preserve and enhance BSM’s brand.

For the complete job description, click here -> mar_comm_specialist-position-description_2022-01

Application Instructions: Please send resume with cover letter and samples of creative work (design, photography, and social media postings) to HR@BSMschool.org.


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.