Job Posting: Catholic Schools Marketing Communications Coordinator

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time Marketing Communications Coordinator responsible for implementing an ongoing K-12 marketing plan and program for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. This position requires an individual with marketing communications expertise to work as a tactician assisting our schools in identifying short and long term marketing goals which work best for each school and aiding the schools in fully developing and carrying out the marketing plan. The coordinator will mentor school marketing committees; assist schools with website development and enhancement, mobile applications and social media. The successful candidate will coordinate all Catholic schools promotional activities at a growing number of community events as well as manage the diocesan Catholic schools web pages and social media.

The successful applicant must be an active member in good standing of the Catholic Church and have a strong desire to help our schools implement best practices and drive enrollment growth over the next three years. The successful applicant must be willing to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.

More information on the position, including application instructions, can be found here.

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Job Posting: Public Relations & Social Media Administrator

Spectrum Health is looking for a public relations and social media administrator in Grand Rapids. Click here for more information, including application instructions.

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Job Posting: Cornerstone University

Cornerstone University is seeking an Admissions Marketing Coordinator and a Sports Information Director. Both positions are full-time. You can apply for these and other positions at: https://www.cornerstone.edu/university-employment

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Job Posting: Director of Marketing and Communications

The Michigan Dental Association is seeking a Director of Marketing and Communications. The full job description is below.

A statewide association seeks a dynamic individual to join our not-for-profit organization as the Director of Marketing and Communications. As part of the executive management team, this key position will work collaboratively with the Executive Director and other team members to ensure a consistent approach to marketing and communications and the successful achievement of strategic goals. This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of marketing, market research, communications and media relations initiatives.

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or a related field with a minimum of five years of experience at a manager or director level. A Master’s Degree is preferred. Must demonstrate expertise in developing and implementing successful marketing plans and communications (including experience with graphic designers, advertising agencies, printers and other outside vendors). The ability to analyze, synthesize and utilize data is imperative, as is the ability to conduct qualitative/quantitative research. Effective interpersonal relationship skills; previous budget/project management skills; and strong copywriting skills are required. Knowledge of healthcare and/or dentistry is preferred, and previous association experience is a plus.
Candidates selected for an interview will complete a writing assignment and will be required to provide a professional portfolio.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, salary history/requirements to tcauthen@michigandental.org no later than September 5, 2014. NO TELEPHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE. EOE

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From Radio DJ to TV Reporter- Jackie Green joins FOX 17

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Former WGRD Radio DJ Jackie Green is the newest TV personality on FOX 17 News. MLive.com reports Jackie made the transition to television news after six years in local radio. This week marks her first on-air at FOX 17, covering local feature and entertainment news. Jackie recently posted about her new role on Facebook, “First few days at Fox have been very fun, so much new stuff to learn it’s going to take a while to master it.” You can read more about Jackie Green and her new position at FOX 17 on MLive.com.

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Big On-Air Changes at WZZM

WZZM-TV has named Nick LaFave as co-anchor of their 11 p.m. news. LaFave, coming from a station in Shreveport, LA, will replace Lee Van Ameyde who will remain as co-anchor of the 5:30 and 6 p.m. news. WZZM has more information about the move here on their website.

WZZM is also adding Dan Harland as the co-anchor of their morning news. Harland, a former sports anchor and reporter, will succeed Derek Francis, who left Channel 13 in May to pursue a career in public relations.

Learn more about that move at WZZM here.

Congrats to both of them!

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PR for Good Needs You!

Volunteers are needed to help support services and activities on behalf of WMPRSA’s PR for Good client, Women’s Resource Center (WRC). Our chapter is committed to help build awareness, grow donor base and encourage broader participation in WRC’s fundraising events throughout our PR for Good term of service that will extend from now through mid-2016. We need help in all areas from strategic planning to tactics execution. Please consider a “gift” of your time and expertise. To volunteer or to get more information about serving on the PR for Good committee, please contact Terri Howe at thowe@howemarketing.com or call 616-997-6235. We need help now! A response by mid-August would be appreciated.

About Women’s Resource Center

Women’s Resource Center’s strategic plan is to work with West Michigan’s most vulnerable women to break their personal barriers to employment and a sustainable wage. Our mission is to improve women’s workplace and economic opportunities. Our organization represents a stabilizing force that focuses on no-cost skills training, guidance and resources to provide economic security for women and their families.

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