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Senior Director of Marketing

Reports to: SVP – Foundation and Mission Services
Business Unit: Foundation and Mission Services
Labor Status: Indirect
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Wichita, KS

POSITION SUMMARY
Provide leadership and direction in support of the Envision mission, vision and strategic direction through the effective management of comprehensive marketing/advertising, communications, PR, digital channels, and analytics to validate and drive success. Develop and implement strategic marketing plans and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) analytics to support the Envision divisions supported by this position. Ensure leadership to direct internal and external operational efficiency, delivery of gold standard products and services, customer satisfaction, and brand awareness in order to increase visibility, awareness, and support of Envision.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILTIES
Strategy & Management

  • Develop, implement and lead the strategic Envision Marketing & Communications Plan and objectives for assigned areas. Establish operational objectives and work plans. Delegate projects and ensure timely completion.
  • Responsible for the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Marketing & Communications Plan. Develop, measure and monitor KPI analytics related to Envision goals and objectives and report progress to the SVP – Foundation and Mission Services and other individuals/groups as directed.
  •  Develop and monitor the annual operational budget and the business and financial affairs of assigned areas.
  • Enhance operational effectiveness, emphasizing cost containment without jeopardizing innovation or quality.
  • Seek out new partnerships, collaborate and network with sister NIB agencies and community groups to establish Envision as the thought leader for communications and marketing.
  • Stay informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations, professional education, not-for-profit management and governance.
  • Act as an internal marketing consultant to design and implement strategic solutions and effective messaging for institutional priorities and project-specific goals.
  • Oversee promotions and publicity for the organization and related Envision events.
  • Lead regular market research and trend initiatives on behalf of the Organization.
  • Hire and supervise direct reports, providing guidance on day-to-day tasks, training, time management, employee evaluations and performance management.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintain compliance with established safety policies and procedures.
  • Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned.

Brand Management

  • Monitor and evaluate all print and electronic marketing and communications plans (including but not limited to logo, collateral, letterhead, web design, and social media) to improve adherence to brand standards and enhance the Envision image and overall brand.
  • Direct strategic initiatives that maintain and grow the Envision brand within relevant B2B and B2C channels and marketplaces.
  • Direct internal efforts to ensure that the Envision philosophy, mission and vision are pertinent and practiced throughout the Organization.

Content Strategy & Management

  • Collaborate with internal customers to determine specific marketing and communication needs and ensure strategic marketing plans are developed annually in support of these needs to drive the success of each.
  • Create, implement and measure comprehensive marketing, communications content to enhance the Organization’s position within the B2B and B2C marketplaces.
  • Facilitate internal and external communications across all channels and mediums.
  • Oversee the execution of successful marketing, communications, and public relations activities and materials including but not limited to social media, publications, media relations, community involvement, and client acquisition.
  • Oversee the content of direct mail initiatives with the Development group to raise awareness and increase revenue streams.
  • Ensure briefs are prepared for the CEO and other senior leaders as needed.

Press & Public Relations

  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships within the community including media, business, community groups, allied health professionals and other external partners.
  • Ensure consistent communication and actively seek opportunities to promote the Envision mission and further the success of the Organization’s programs.
  • Guide the strategy on press outreach, including messaging in press releases, creation of press materials, interview preparation, and responses to media requests.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, public relations or related field required; Master’s degree in a related field is desirable.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in marketing, communications or public relations roles, with at least 5 years of management/supervisory responsibilities.
  • Experience in not-for-profit sector strongly preferred.
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate creatively and concisely.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential communications as well as public relations issues.
  • Experience in generating high quality collateral materials.
  • Strong management skills, emphasizing teamwork and excellence.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products as well as internet research.
  • Passion for the mission and not-for-profit work.

TO APPLY
Please contact our executive search consultant, Peter Davis, of Snodgrass Partners, Inc. by e-mailing your cover letter (outlining your interest in the position and how your experience and background will make you successful in the position), confidential resume, and list of references (three minimum) to pdavis@snodgrasspartners.com.

ABOUT ENVISION
Since its inception in 1933, Envision has been driven by the simple goal of creating meaningful paths to independence for people with vision loss. Employment has always been central to this objective.

Envision has become one of the largest employers in the nation of individuals who are blind or visually impaired under the direction of President and CEO Michael Monteferrante. Hundreds of workers with vision loss fill critical roles in manufacturing, sales, customer service, management, administration and more. Envision has more than 500 staff members in all. Envision employees, whether they are visually impaired or typically sighted, work side-by-side to further our mission and foster a work environment centered around inclusiveness, understanding and respect.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Envision’s mission to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research is brought to life by:

  • Envision Industries, providing a steady stream of income to support Envision’s mission while furthering the goal to create meaningful employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center, promoting an enhanced quality of life for patients as they learn new ways of doing everyday tasks with the help of EVRC licensed and certified low vision professionals who work in partnership with optometrists and ophthalmologists.
  • Cathy G. Hudson Envision Child Development Center, filling a need as the region’s only visually integrated preschool where children who are blind, visually impaired or typically-sighted learn from each other in a highly engaging, supportive educational environment.
  • Education and Outreach and Programs initiatives, offering art, sports, technology and career mentoring activities and programs to seniors, children and parents of children who are blind or low vision. On the professional side, Envision University and Envision Conference offers accredited continuing education opportunities for low vision professionals from various fields and numerous countries.
  • Envision Research Institute, closing significant gaps in the scientific understanding of vision loss and rehabilitation.
  • Envision Foundation, serving as Envision’s ambassador to the world.
  • William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center, placing an unparalleled focus on training people with vision loss, placing them into jobs and providing accessibility inclusion expertise to businesses.
  • Envision Xpress, operating 10 retail stores on 16 U.S. military bases, providing office supplies, janitorial supplies and individual equipment and clothing to U.S. military personnel through the AbilityOne program
  •  Envision Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, promoting advocacy and independence for 150,000 individuals with vision living loss in 11 North Texas counties to help them succeed and thrive in the workplace, have productive and meaningful lives and contribute to their communities.

Envision, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without illegal discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, gender identity, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, and any other status protected by law.
Envision employs and advances in employment individuals with disabilities and veterans, and treats qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position description is intended to convey generally the duties of this job. It is not an all-inclusive listing of duties, and it is not a contract, expressed or implied.
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Communications Specialist                                                              

OMNI is honored to be retained by Braden Heidner Lowe and Associates in their search for their next Communications Specialist.  Braden Heidner Lowe & Associates (BHL) is a government relations and association management firm serving clients across the country.  The business name has changed a handful of times through the years, but BHL is the successor of the original government relations firm in the State of Kansas. Over time, the firm has added specialties in association management services in Kansas and across the nation.

BHL has an experienced team of full-time staff dedicated working for our clients. Our goal is to meet and exceed client expectations and provide our services at the highest level of professionalism, confidentiality, and integrity. Our mission is to help associations grow, constantly assess the value proposition being offered to their members and bring the best and most current business practices to the table to ensure association leadership can focus on strategic growth and ideas.  BHL has offices in multiple states, with the headquarters located in Topeka, Kansas.

Position Summary

  • Drafts, and proposes communications campaigns, which may include social and online media, print media, direct mail, and other multimedia. Presents design ideas and recommendations to leadership team.
  • Organizes client association outreach programs and coordinates special events that will influence public opinion or promote products, services, or ideas of the client association.
  • Drafts and distributes/publishes various content pieces that promote the association, as well as individuals or groups within the association.
  • Selects positive publicity materials and distributes them through a variety of channels.
  • Creates and coordinates newsletters for client associations.
  • Maintain and update association websites as needed.
  • Social media management for association clients on LinkedIn, Facebook etc.
  • Design marketing materials for programming events as needed.
  • Writing and content creation for Braden Heidner Lowe and Associates as well as clients by request.
  • Provide day to day communications support to association Boards, Officers and members as required.
  • Communicate with association executives as well as internal BHL staff/ leadership as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all internal and external communications as appropriate.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, social media, and comfort with learning new software if/when appropriate.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work extremely well as part of a team.
  • Ability to evaluate cost of a program and compare it to the benefits for the organization.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive or controversial subjects with tact, kindness, and professionalism.

We appreciate your suggestions or referrals to professionals who may have an interest in this outstanding opportunity. Formal interest accepted through the OMNI Executive Career Portal. Please direct all inquiries to:

OMNI Human Resource Management
Anna Robinson, Senior Search Consultant
arobinson@ominhrm.com - 913.653.8089

OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Dynamics CRM Admin Developer-Analyst

The Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS and its wholly owned subsidiary, Heartland MLS, located in suburban Kansas City is seeking a RAMCO Dynamics CRM Admin Developer-Analyst.

The Association and MLS serves over 11,000 members throughout a 30+ county area in Kansas and Missouri.

Position Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include managing, supporting and integrating a highly customized Dynamics CRM system called RAMCO for the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS and Heartland MLS.  This individual would be expected to learn the RAMCO Real Estate Association system functions through e-learning and weekly learning sessions with RAMCO as well as apply the knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to create and support custom workflows, forms, scripts, reports, fields, business rules, and the customized portal that is used.  Candidate should also be able to integrate outside systems with RAMCO using ETL tools such as KingswaySoft and/or Scribe, SSIS in SQL server or other applications to integrate date to and from the CRM. Experience using ClickDimensions, TK Dialogs and other addon applications and plugins a plus.

Technical Knowledge

  • MS Dynamics 365 and USD: MS Dynamics 365 SDK, SSIS (KingswaySoft), Unified Service Desk, Dynamics 365 Report Authoring Extension
  • Information Delivery:Business Intelligence, SSRS Reports, PowerBI, API
  • Ability to build workflows, configure custom actions, business process flows and complex fields.
  • Proficient in Visual Studio, PowerBI/Tableau, O365 & D365 Administration, SQL Server Data Tools and ETL Technology.
  • Ability to plan and execute projects on time and on budget; to create and manage a backlog of tasks and consistently maintain sprint velocity; ability to accurately estimate time-to-completion and budget and manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • WEB Development:.Net, C#, CSS, Web Services (SOAP;REST) a plus but not required. Stored Procedures

Education and Experience:

  • 3+ years of related work experience either in a business analyst or project manager type of role
  • Equivalent combination of education and work experience, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent trade training preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience with Dynamics CRM or Salesforce

Employee benefits include a health and dental plan, life and disability insurance, and a 401(k) plan with a generous annual contribution.

Qualified applicants should forward resumes to RobW@HeartlandMLS.com

Program Associate (Continuing Education)

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) provides ongoing services and support to its member boards, the veterinary regulatory boards in the United States and Canada.

The Program Associate (Continuing Education) provides administrative support to the continuing education services of the AAVSB.

Work involves the receipt and processing of applications using the recognized database system(s) and communication with providers, participants, committee members, consultants, board administrators and other parties interested in the regulations and approval of continuing education. This position requires representation of a professional image through all interactions with customers and stakeholders. This position reports to the Continuing Education Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the processing of all aspects of the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) Provider and Program applications, utilizing the recognized database system.
  • Receives and answers incoming emails and telephone calls regarding the RACE services.
  • Aids prospective and current providers in understanding and following the RACE Standards and requirements.
  • Represents the AAVSB at veterinary trade shows to promote RACE services to current and potential Providers.
  • Processes all aspects of continuing education tracking applications, utilizing the recognized database system.
  • Communicates in an effective and timely fashion with the Continuing Education Manager (written and oral).
  • Works to facilitate the exchange of information and requests between paid consultant(s) and RACE Providers to ensure the timely review of applications and to increase numbers of approved programs.
  • Promotes a high standard of excellence in customer service to the AAVSB’s Member Boards and other customers/stakeholders.
  • Provides input including suggesting enhancements to the recognized database system and website in partnership with AAVSB staff, technology programmers, and other third-party entities.
  • Provides support to the Continuing Education Manager to keep day-to-day tasks running smoothly and effectively.
  • Monitors and evaluates the operations, processes, and/or practices of the Continuing Education Program(s) for quality and effectiveness and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Assists in organizing RACE Committee meetings and participates as requested.
  • Performs general office duties such as copying, faxing, scanning, and sorting.
  • Performs duties as required based on the needs of the AAVSB and/or assigned.

Qualifications

  • Attention to detail.
  • Manage simultaneous time-sensitive projects with varying deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service, organizational, written and oral communications skills.
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite Applications and working with databases.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently both independently and as part of the AAVSB team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow staff, membership board liaisons, committee and BOD members, providers, outside stakeholders, and the public.
  • Independent judgement and initiative, dependability, and positive attitude.

Education and Experience
Required: Bachelor's degree or a minimum of three years' relevant experience in an office setting or nonprofit association.
Job Type: Full Time, Nonexempt
Salary Range: $30,000 - $35,000

Please submit cover letter and resume to resumes@aavsb.org

Program Associate (VAULT)

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) provides ongoing services and support to its member boards, the veterinary regulatory boards in the United States and Canada.

The Program Associate (VAULT) provides administrative support to the Veterinary Application for Uniform Licensure Transfer (VAULT) program. and primarily responsible for the day-to-day receipt, review and processing of the various VAULT transfer requests via the online VIVA database.

Work includes extensive contact with veterinarians, veterinary technicians, regulatory boards, and other related agencies to ensure accurate and timely exchange of examination, licensure, and disciplinary information from the AAVSB's VIVA database. This position requires representation of a professional image through all interactions with customers and stakeholders. This position reports to the Director of Program Services.

Responsibilities

  • As a member of the VAULT team:
    • Receives, reviews and processes the various VAULT transfer application requests.
    • Consistently gathers and verifies information for VAULT Premium Transfer packets to help regulatory boards determine eligibility for licensure.
    • Receives and promptly answers incoming emails and telephone calls regarding the VIVA database and, when required, other programs.
    • Makes online payments and/or request individual payments for license verifications and transcript requests.
  • Team up with the Program Specialist for VAULT to brainstorm about the VAULT service.
  • Assist with reconciling the bulk billing payment requests to Member Boards for license verifications.
  • Maintain a high standard of excellence in customer service to the AAVSB’s clients which include veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and Member Boards as well as other stakeholders.
  • Perform general office duties such as copying, faxing, scanning, and sorting.
  • Produce routine correspondence and assist with the creation or editing of bulk communications.
  • Coordinate workflow with program staff.
  • Support staff and management in assigned project-based work.

Qualifications

  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent customer service, organizational, written and oral communications skills.
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite Applications and working with databases.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently both independently and as part of the AAVSB team.
  • Flexibility and adaptability for a position where the surrounding activities and environment can change frequently.
  • Independent judgement and initiative, dependability, and positive attitude.

Education and Experience
Required: Associate degree and three years of relevant office and customer service experience.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree or a minimum of three years' relevant experience in an education setting or nonprofit association.
Job Type: Full Time, Nonexempt
Salary Range: $30,000 - $35,000

Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@aavsb.org

ASET Marketing and Social Media Manager

The Manager leads the overall marketing planning and execution for ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society, a 501c6 non-profit membership association of 6,000+ healthcare Neurodiagnostic professionals. This position requires a broad association or non-profit marketing background combined with a high degree of organization, an ability to manage multiple projects efficiently to meet tight deadlines, with proven skills in project management, strong writing and editing, social media, analytical skills and sound judgment. Candidate must be able to work collaboratively with staff, members, partners and colleagues holding a wide variety of positions within ASET.

Position Responsibilities
The Manager creates and executes the annual ASET marketing plan for the Society’s programs and services and builds awareness of the profession through appropriate branding initiatives. Designs and produces quarterly e-newsletter, in-house journal ads and various marketing collaterals. Serves as administrator and coordinator of the Society’s social media accounts and content. Manages Society’s webpage design and content. Sells exhibit space for Society’s annual conference and secures advertising and sponsorships for various other programs and services. Within the limits of the bylaws, policies and approved budget, the Marketing & Social Media Manager is responsible for the duties below and other functions as assigned:

Marketing/Promotions/Branding
• Proposes annual plan for marketing and promoting Society activities and services through traditional channels, multi-media, tradeshows and social media. Plan should support the tactics and milestones identified in the Society’s strategic plans of work.
• Overall responsibility for design and maintenance of Society’s website. Works with other staff to ensure information is up-to-date and timely.
• Overall responsibility for selection, design, content, and ongoing management of society app, including all ongoing events and conference information.

Graphic Design/Layout/Copywriting
• Designs Society’s quarterly e-newsletter
• Copywriting, design and layout of small monographs and brochures, including annual conference registration brochure and final program, in-house ads for quarterly journal and other marketing collaterals.

Sales/Exhibit/Sponsors
• Solicits and secures exhibitors and sponsors for annual conference and conference app, including all exhibitor registration activities. Works with exhibit contractor on overall hall layout and branding. Maintains database of exhibitor and sponsor prospects.
• Solicits and secures advertisers and sponsorships for Society’s website, newsletter, broadcast emails and other bundled third-party marketing opportunities. Updates the Society’s media kit annually.
• Oversees the mailing list rental program. Has approval authority of all requests for mailing labels and email lists received by the Society’s third-party list manager.
• Primary contact with third-party provider of Society’s Career Center; coordinators with third-party provider on marketing of Career Center to members and prospective employers.

Social Media
• Administrator responsibility for the Society’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube channel). Manages Marketing & Social Media Initiatives Committee workgroups tasked with refreshing content and monitoring each platform.

Other Duties
• Serves as staff liaison to Marketing & Social Media Initiatives Committee and Veterans Outreach Task Force.
• Manages and coordinates efforts relating to Neurodiagnostic Week.
• Manages and promotes Society’s team in annual National Walk for Epilepsy.
• Supports and maintains the Society’s ambassador and veterans outreach programs.
• Recommends conferences at which the Society should exhibit annually; coordinators each exhibit, which may often include on-site exhibit booth staffing and management.
• Prepares and distributes press releases to appropriate entities to increase exposure of the Society’s programs and services and of the profession.
• Assists with other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum 1-year experience in a marketing, communications or public relations role with a nonprofit, medical organization and/or membership association.
• Comprehensive marketing skill set including both traditional and new media, in particular the use of social media and emerging technologies.
• A fundamental understanding and application of graphic design skills. This position is responsible for creating basic graphic design materials including print and online promotional materials, e-newsletters, in house advertisements, and other collateral.
• Expertise in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and editing tools.
• Product sales/marketing/promotion, branding, social media marketing, graphic design and layout, exhibit and tradeshow management, webpage content management.
• Excellent written and verbal marketing skills, to include strong copywriting and proofreading abilities.
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in marketing, journalism, public relations or a related field required.

ASET offers a benefits package to include health and dental insurance. ASET also offers paid vacation and sick leave, a retirement program and a potential remote working environment. The position requires some travel, including travel to the ASET Annual Conference each August.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U. S. on an unrestricted basis.

This position reports to the Executive Director.

To express your interest in the position, send your cover letter, resume and salary expectations by email to kevin@aset.org.

We thank all respondents for their interest in ASET. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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