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Communications Manager

Organization: Michigan State University - Residence Education and Housing Services

Job Description: The Communications Manager is responsible for managing the strategic communications initiatives for the department of Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) at Michigan State University. Additionally, the Communications Manager is responsible for maintaining brand oversight for the MSU Union. The Communications Manager will serve as a liaison with Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) Creative Services, as well as internal and external partners, to promote the Residence Education and Housing Services, Live On, MSU Union and Residential and Hospitality Services brands. Residence Education and Housing Services team members are committed to the following principles: 1) student learning, engagement, and development through the neighborhood model; 2) intercultural learning and inclusion; 3) restorative justice principles; and 4) sustainable practices. They understand and appreciate the fact that they are the primary custodians of the Residence Education and Housing Services brands and work in a culture of accountability to ensure that the brands are strengthened through daily actions. Qualifications: Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, Telecommunications, or Public Relations; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in public and media relations, composing, editing and publication production; news, broadcasting, and print media, and/or marketing, advertising, and creative services; graphic design; word processing; desktop publishing; web design; presentation; spreadsheet and/or database software; public presentation; or radio production; or computer programming/technology; experience managing content for social media channels; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Application Procedure: Go to jobs.msu.edu and apply to posting number 3706

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Date Posted: 07/20/2016

Date Expired: 08/02/2016


Communications & Marketing Director

Organization: University of Michigan Library

Job Description: Responsibilities* Develop and direct communication and marketing and branding strategies designed to tell our stories, highlight our impact, and build our relationships with key stakeholders. Lead the implementation of concurrent, interdependent short-, medium- and long-term plans to build a robust, responsive, broad-based communications program. Evaluate tactics, assess impact and adjust strategies to continuously improve upon the effectiveness of our efforts. Oversee the development and production of print and digital communication, including feature stories, news releases, select web pages, social media, and promotional videos. Ensure consistently high-quality output with a consistent look and feel. Promote and support outreach and fundraising activities by partnering closely with the development team to develop content and designing materials, including a print magazine, newsletters, case statements, invitations, and electronic communications. Provide advice and support to the library’s leadership team members as they communicate internally with their divisions and externally with discipline-specific audiences. Provide guidance and support for library staff who engage in communication and marketing work. Oversee public relations by coordinating news releases and responses to press inquiries. Serve as the library’s liaison to University of Michigan News and Information Services and the Office of Vice President for Communications. Lead and develop a service-oriented, collaboration-hungry communications team, to make the most of their expertise and efforts to further library goals. Work with library partners -- in information technology, public services, budget & planning and others -- to build a strategic framework for the library’s web presence. Required Qualifications* Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, English, or related field, and at least 4 years of professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience developing and implementing strategic communications or marketing initiatives. Exceptional writing skills. Excellent collaboration skills and proven ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse constituents and colleagues. Experience delivering communications in a variety of forms. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead teams or projects. Recognition of the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility and an enthusiasm for identifying and making the most of the opportunities presented by our differences. Desired Qualifications* Master’s degree in Communications, Business, English, or related field. Experience working in an academic research library, academic, public goods or non-profit environment. Experience supporting fundraising and development activities, including crowdfunding and social media fundraising strategies.
Application Procedure: A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Work examples (writing samples, communications materials, planning documents) will be requested during the interview process. To apply and for more information, visit http://umjobs.org/job_detail/128026/communications_marketing_director.

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Date Posted: 07/18/2016

Date Expired: 08/07/2016


Communications Intern

Organization: Michigan Department of Corrections

Job Description: If you are a college student with an interest in corrections and/or communications – or if you know someone who might be and needs an internship credit – let me know and I can send you the details. We are looking for a quality candidate for the coming fall semester. It would only be for a few days per week and we can work around your schedule so that you can still attend classes full time and come to our office in Lansing on days or times when you are free. The internship is unpaid, but it does qualify for your internship credit that most students need to graduate these days, and there’s the added bonus of getting to work with me and my awesome staff. You’ll will be helping with press releases, research, special projects, the production of podcasts and videos, writing newsletter articles and plenty more. You won’t be getting anyone’s coffee. You’ll be working, learning and having fun doing it. You will only be required to work 15-20 hours per week, (or whatever is the academic requirement for their internship in terms of hours per week.) This internship has to be done for college credit.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan/jobs/1269910/mdoc-correctional-facilities-internship. As you are filling out the application, select “Grand View Plaza (Headquarters, Lansing)” as your preferred primary location. After applying, send the contact below a note letting them know if your application.

Contact: Chris Gautz, Public Information Officer, Michigan Department of Corrections, (517) 241-0363, GautzC@michigan.gov

Date Posted: 07/18/2016

Date Expired: 07/29/2016


Communications Intern

Organization: Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan

Job Description: The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM), a 501c(3) non-profit organization tasked with providing support in a variety of ways to Michigan’s county prosecuting attorneys, is looking to hire an intern for the Fall 2016 semester in our Public Affairs Department. If you are a driven college student with a serious interest in criminal justice, policy and/or communications, we are interested in you. You do not have to be a political science or pre-law major to excel in this role. We will be considering candidates from all backgrounds and majors. The primary duties are external communication duties: to the legislature, to the media, the public, prosecuting attorneys and colleagues. Our objective of this internship is for the intern to develop a portfolio and experience, while networking to achieve career goals. Of course, this is a professional internship, and we expect thorough work in return as well. PAAM is looking for a quality candidate to work on real projects; updating presentations, analyzing policy, quality assuring our website, proofreading and researching, communicating with prosecutors, covering legislative meetings and more. We are flexible around class schedules and would be offering 10-15 hours per week, divided into 2-3 days. Our office is right in downtown Lansing, a block from the Capitol. The internship is unpaid but can qualify for internship credit. You will receive memorable, professional experience by working with and learning from elected prosecuting attorneys and staff. Other opportunities will arise under the internship depending on your interest level, such as attendance and administration at appropriate PAAM committees/board meetings; participating in legislative hearings and workgroups and other public/community education projects.
Application Procedure: To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the contact below:

Contact: Mike Pendy, PAAM Public Affairs Associate, michaelp@michiganprosecutor.org, (517) 334-6060 ext. 832

Date Posted: 07/18/2016

Date Expired: 08/19/2016