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Communications & Public Relations Manager

Organization: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and Marfa Contemporary
Website:
http://oklahomacontemporary.org/
http://www.marfacontemporary.org/
Location:    Oklahoma City, Okla.
Country:     United States
Sector:        Communications/PR
Position:    Manager/Director
Education:    4-Year Degree
Position Type:    Full Time Permanent

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the history of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and Marfa Contemporary, as we implement a new comprehensive strategic plan, expand exhibition and educational programming and outreach, and begin Oklahoma Contemporary’s first capital campaign to raise funds for a new building, to be located in downtown Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center encourages artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions. We endeavor to instill in the public a lifetime appreciation of the arts and enthusiasm for creative practice. Marfa Contemporary is the first regional extension of Oklahoma Contemporary. Exhibitions at Marfa Contemporary are free to the public year-round and feature recent works by regional, national, and international artists. Education programs for all generations are offered throughout the year free of charge.

In planning for the new capital campaign, Oklahoma Contemporary is building a model Communications and Public Relations department, one that will meet the growing needs of this unique organization. The Communications and Public Relations Manager will make a significant impact on the future of Oklahoma Contemporary and Marfa Contemporary.

Position Summary
The Communications and Public Relations Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the communications strategy and the maintenance of the organizational brand, in order to grow the stature, reach, and effectiveness of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and Marfa Contemporary with its various audiences (internal and external). The Manager serves as a member of leadership staff and works closely with peer stakeholders to develop messaging for Exhibitions, Education, Development, among other organizational initiatives, serving as a marketing and communications expert to advise department leaders on outreach activities.

This position reports to the Artistic Director and Chief Curator.

Responsibilities Include

  • Imagine and create a comprehensive marketing, communications, and public relations program that will enhance the reputation of Oklahoma Contemporary and Marfa Contemporary.
  • Oversee development and implementation of efforts to increase awareness of programmatic and fundraising initiatives.
  • Ensure consistent articulation of Oklahoma Contemporary’s and Marfa Contemporary’s desired image and messages through print and digital platforms, administering the tools and guidelines to maintain a unified graphic identity and voice style.
  • Guide editorial direction and design of all Oklahoma Contemporary and Marfa Contemporary publications and communication tools, drafting and editing written and visual content.
  • Manage the production of print pieces, including brochures, announcements, and development promotions.
  • Set strategy for digital content, including the organization’s websites, social media, and newsletters, to engage key audiences and expand the organization’s reach.
  • Manage and coordinate the timely updates of all digital media, collaborating with internal staff and external vendors to implement.
  • Develop and monitor production calendars and annual budgets for the communications program.
  • Maintain extensive and positive relationships with local, regional, and national media and serve as Oklahoma Contemporary’s and Marfa Contemporary’s media contact and spokesperson.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in marketing, communications, public relations, or journalism, with demonstrated success at a for-profit or not-for-profit entity with a visual and/or performing arts focus.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven effective team management and mentorship abilities, with attentiveness to collaboration with staff, Board members, volunteers, donors, artists, and other involved parties.
  • Ease handling multiple projects concurrently, with best-quality results, and leading these diplomatically and energetically.
  • Self-directed style and ambition to make a contribution to the greater community.
  • Knowledge of the latest advances in effective use of digital and social media including online communities, search engine optimization and other digital marketing tools.
  • Experience with photo-editing and document design software, in order to oversee staff and vendor production.

 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
Christi Knight, Executive Assistant
cknight@okcontemp.org

Director of Development

Position Description: The King’s Gate Director of Development has the overall responsibility of establishing, organizing and implementing a successful outreach and development program, creating partnerships with constituencies, designing and implementing fundraising strategies, maximizing the benefits of King’s Gate’s fundraising and public relations efforts, and providing direct support to the Director in all matters that deal with fundraising.

The mission of King’s Gate is to take the love of Jesus Christ to the community by partnering with families to equip the whole student for their individual calling through a rich, experiential education.

Responsibilities:

1. Create a King’s Gate Alumni list and begin communications with the purpose of growing a support base for the school and positive awareness in the community.

2. Provide managerial oversight and leadership to the development program including building and designing the fundraising program and the optimum time lines to achieve and support the financial goals and objectives as set forth by the Director and the Board.

3. Strategically build and boost favorable awareness of King’s Gate, “telling the King’s Gate story”, asking the community-at-large to join King’s Gate as we expand our impact.

4. Identify prospects and create partnerships with constituencies (foundations, individuals, corporations, etc.) establishing and maintaining personal relationships with officers and representatives of these constituencies; including cultivation, solicitation of donations, and stewardship.

5. Reach out to other populations including alumni and families for support of developmental activities.

6. Facilitate systems for gift processing, gift and volunteer recognition, grant management, solicitation correspondence, prospect management so as to ensure high productivity and positive staff interactions.

7. Identify new board members who can contribute community influence, time, and resources to the organization.

8. Diplomatically work with parent leaders and volunteers as the chief staff liaison to oversee the planning and implementation of King’s Gate’s auction event, ensuring maximization of benefits and securing matching funds.

9. Oversee the planning and implementation of King’s Gate’s Amazing Race ensuring maximizing its benefits and securing matching funds.

10. Facilitate a persuasive place on the King’s Gate website where prospects can learn about King’s Gate and make donations including an avenue for past and current patrons to “tell their King’s Gate story”. 

11. Maintain confidentiality and reflect positively on the school, its families, alumni, children, staff, and host church in word and deed.

12. Work schedule as agreed and be present for and assist with school events as they pertain to development activities. 

13. Follow the policies detailed in the King’s Gate Employee Handbook, and demonstrate the King’s Gate Code of Ethics in daily life. 

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, or related field
  • Experience with development operations, solicitation of donations, fundraising, event planning, and building long-term strategic partnerships
  • Strong communicator with diplomacy skills
  • The person must be a Christian, affirm the Apostles’ Creed, believe the Bible is the Word of God and demonstrate Christian character in daily life

Organizational Relationship:

A position with direct supervision by the King’s Gate Director.

Communications Officer

Performs creative and professional work in maintaining a positive image and promoting awareness of the Chickasaw Nation’s programs, services, businesses, cultural and special events.

Monitors areas within the Chickasaw Nation for new programs, services, events activities, awards, etc. for opportunities to distribute information to tribal citizens and the public.

Works with other departments (clients) to interpret and/or identify communications needs, create strategies and timelines and develop communication plans to meet their goals.

Works with other departments (clients) to communicate needed information within budget parameters.

Works with designers and creative team to develop content and presents concepts to client.

Responsible for conception and implementation of creative production strategies for information about the Chickasaw Nation or programs and services it provides to both internal and external communication outlets.

Conducts necessary research for writing press releases, as well as finding appropriate media sources in which to pitch story ideas.

Prepares information, press releases, public service announcements, takes pictures and creates website content designed to keep the public informed of Chickasaw Nation programs, services, accomplishments or points of view.

Compiles and writes articles for use in other media outlets, when needed, i.e. newsletter, progress report.

Monitors and tracks outside media coverage for the Chickasaw Nation.

Must establish and maintain positive working relationships with all Chickasaw Nation departments.

Assists in compiling various reports, mailings and correspondence.

All other duties as assigned.

Must have knowledge of practices and procedures of public relations, journalism and media relations work. Past experience with direct marketing strategies is not required, but a plus. Must have good written and oral communication skills and be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with peers and outside media. Must be detail oriented and have the ability to plan, organize and follow through on all projects and assignments from beginning to end. Must be proficient in the use of cameras and computer hardware and software used in the production of work in this field. Must be able to work on deadline and with minimum supervision.

Must possess a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications or related field. Applicant must have a minimum of two years experience directly related to duties of this position, i.e. public affairs, journalism, media relations, communications.

To apply online, visit www.chickasaw.net/employmentcenter and search “communications officer”.

Director of University Communications

This director will work closely with the Communication Committee to develop, implement, evaluate, and refine a comprehensive communications initiative. S/he will collaborate with the President’s Cabinet and Communications Committee to assure that public relations and university marketing efforts support the President’s strategic plan for the university.This leader will consistently reinforce the University Strategic Plan across all media and to all audiences by assuring that all media communicates a unified message and brand.  S/he will provide communication counsel to the President’s Cabinet, deans, faculty chairs, and administrative directors on institutional image and communications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: (Other duties may be assigned by the President.)
Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the university and develop and execute communication strategies to support them;
Establish, implement, and support a MACU Style Guide for written and visual brand identity;
Actively engage, cultivate, and manage media relationships to ensure continuing and growing coverage of prioritized programs, events, announcements, and other projects;
Develops and executes integrated external and internal communications strategies relating to the university and its learning partnerships;
Identify, establish, and maintain key outsourcing partnerships in the areas of graphic design;
Oversees the development, designing, and writing of print and electronic collateral materials to promote the university’s brand, including the Mid-American magazine;
Assists the President in development of presentations and news releases;
Writes content for publications on campus as needed;
Develops measurements to evaluate results of public relations and institutional communication programs;
Assists in the development and production of external presentations and videos used in campus efforts;
Offers creative ideas for developing and supporting special events that showcase the university’s programs and accomplishments;
Collaborates with the various campus departments in designing and developing any materials and web-based content;
Oversees the university’s website, both in appearance, functionality, and content, and oversees all other social media used for university communications;
Develops and designs all business stationary, cards, and note cards

Knowledge Essential Responsibilities:
• Superior writing and editing skills – recognized for “near perfection”; writing and editing skills and often asked to edit the work of others;
• Superior listening and interpersonal skills;
• Superior knowledge and understanding of employee communications methodologies, tools and vehicles;
• Ability to interact with all levels of the University top to bottom, including senior University management;
• Ability to work well under pressure, meeting tight deadlines, and simultaneously managing multiple inputs on multiple projects;
• High level of flexibility, creativity and innovation in a changing environment;
• Ability to responsibly and creatively manage a budget;
• Success in managing, supporting and motivating staff;
• Knowledge, experience and expertise with technology-assisted communications and marketing;
• Experience with media relations preferred, including the ability to proactively position the University experts and news stories with media outlets;
• Proven ability to generate imaginative solutions and create cost-effective alternatives;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required;
• Ability to travel on and off campus for communications related activities if requested to do so.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position supervises the Multimedia Specialist.

Education and/or Experience
• At least a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a closely related field;
• At least 2 years’ applicable work experience in public relations, public affairs and/or corporate communications is required;
• Prior work experience in higher education strongly preferred.

Physical Demands Physical Demands: 
There are not any physical demands other than travel.  It may well be that is the extent since lifting and pulling is not an active indigenous component to the position.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply for this position, click here.

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Senior Account Executive

Job Summary: Manage the execution of sales and marketing activities driving achievement, revenue and gross margin goals in each service area assigned and maintain all present account(s) through building client relations and representing OptionOne’s strategic anchors. Identify growth opportunities within local hospitals and health systems. Attend sales calls and review revenue, margin and referrals. Responsibilities also include troubleshooting sales and operational issues to ensure 100% customer satisfaction, productivity analysis, establishing business goals, and identification of new business opportunities.

Essential Job Functions

  • Drives sales volume by directing the sales organization. Works with the sales leadership and sales team to set goals and develop sales forecasts for each territory.
  •  Develops strategic market plans to increase market penetration. Works with sales leadership to develop strategic market plans and identify market niches to increase market penetration. Assists in development and implementation of marketing communication and promotional activities to ensure support of sales efforts. Assists in communicating marketing and sales efforts to all sales personnel.
  • Insures effective control of the market and takes corrective action to guarantee development and achievement of sales objectives within budget. Develops short- and long-range sales and marketing plans needed to achieve market penetration as well as sales and profit goals.
  • Monitors competitors and sales trends to develop sales plans accordingly. Analyzes input from various sources to create new initiatives. Develop and implement business plans for new initiatives addressing market entry strategy, financial analysis and projected costs, timelines and necessary resources.
  • Utilizes activity logs to ensure compliance. Provides productivity analysis and feedback to sales leadership on performance goals and forecasting. Identifies, provides training and development opportunities and develops and implements presentations/seminars to customers, the community and medical groups.

 

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications for Consideration

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of pharmaceutical or healthcare sales experience OR a High School Diploma or equivalent and at least 7 years of pharmaceutical of healthcare sales experience.
  • At least 2 years of infusion sales and/or institutional / hospital sales experience.
  • Experience with analyzing and reporting sales data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.
  • Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations to various audience levels internally to leadership and/or staff members and externally with customers (for example: medical director, head of case management, executive c-suite individuals).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • Willing to travel at least 75% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications but not required

  • Clinical Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Contracting experience (payer, hospital, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills; able to work well with a wide range of people.
  • Good coaching skills.
  • Loyal to the absent.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates dependability through good attendance and adherence to timelines and schedules.
  • Good follow through on projects and deliverables.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and ability to take initiative in development and completion of projects.
  • Strong sense of Customer Service.
  • Able and willing to continue business and Marketing/Sales knowledge development.

Apply at: http://www.myoptionone.com/contact/careers/ and mention Kimberly Cope when applying.

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Graphic Designer & Marketing Manager

The State Chamber of Oklahoma is seeking a highly creative and organized Graphic Design and Marketing professional to join our team to conceptualize, design and execute for both print and web. You will manage multiple projects from the initial concept to working with our vendors for printing and will be responsible for executing these projects on time and within budget. Salary is commensurate with experience and skills.

For more information or to apply for the job, send a resume, cover letter and examples of your work to Eric Blakeney, Senior Vice President of Operations, at ericb@okstatechamber.com.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

Graphic Designer

  • Serve as the design/creative lead on the majority of publications needed for the State Chamber and affiliates
  • Work with State Chamber members and other local vendors to print all needed materials at the best cost and quality possible
  • Serve as the lead creative on presentations for senior management, including PowerPoint and Prezi development using innovative design techniques and skill

Branding & Marketing      

  • Serve as lead on brand implementation and utilization, including marketing material development
  • Ensure brand integrity is maintained on all materials, and with external vendors
  • Maintain State Chamber style guide
  • Handle all internal and external logo requests
  • Compile and maintain budget for all branding related costs and report to VP
  • Serve as  backup photographer at all State Chamber events, as needed
  • Hire and coordinate with professional photographers for high quality projects
  • Edit pictures for use in publications and online
  • Work with Website Manager on video projects and assist as-needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years’ experience in graphic design
  • Strong professional experience with Adobe Suite software CS4 and up (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) and Microsoft Office Suite software
  • Experience in working with and managing external vendor / partner relationships
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills and a thorough knowledge of marketing and communications best practices
  • Successful candidates will possess strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Preference may be given to candidates with PR/Marketing experience

About the State Chamber

The State Chamber of Oklahoma is a statewide, nonprofit business membership organization that serves as the leading legislative voice for Oklahoma’s business community at the state and federal capitols.

 

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Communication Adjunct Faculty

The Marketing Department at the University of Central Oklahoma is seeking academically and professionally qualified adjuncts to teach part-time in our undergraduate and graduate courses in business communication beginning in January 2014 for the UCO College of Business.

Essential qualifications for the two types (academically qualified or professionally qualified) of adjunct faculty are offered below.

Academically Qualified Criteria: Master’s degree in organizational or interpersonal communication from an accredited institution with emphasis on effective workplace communication. PhD in communication or closely related field from accredited institution preferred.

Professionally Qualified Criteria: Master’s degree in communication from an accredited institution with documented executive-level experience in communication.

Rate of pay: $700 or $915 per credit hour, depending on degree.

To apply:
1.       Current résumé.
2.       Transcripts.
3.       Single-page statement that describes relevant experience.
4.       Samples that demonstrate communication expertise.

 

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