The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) invites applications for the position of a Marketing Director/Event Planner. The responsibilities for this position include:
Marketing and promoting all BBER publications, programs, and services; creating and implementing marketing plans and tools to develop and maintain awareness of BBER with non-UM constituencies; and representing the BBER at external events statewide.
Creating, writing, and delivering publicity and educational materials to promote BBER; establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with representatives of the media including radio, television, newspaper, and magazines; translating complex research data into non-technical terms for the media, the general public, and policymakers; and responding to requests for information from the media, community, consumers, government agencies, and public interest groups.
Creating content, maintaining, and updating the Bureau website; developing, implementing, and managing online and social media communications with the purpose of marketing Bureau programs, publications, events, and services.
Maintaining, tracking, and processing all BBER contacts in the department's database; monitoring and promoting BBER publication subscriptions, payments, and attendance records to the annual Montana Economic Outlook Seminars and other BBER events.
Initiating, creating, planning, and implementing statewide and national conferences, seminars, and other BBER events; negotiating and signing agreements with vendors and facilities; participating in strategic planning for events, including program themes and recruitment of speakers and sponsors; and supervising data entry and administrative employees assisting with event planning.
Researching and maintaining a supply of BBER materials including forms, brochures, flyers, reports, publications, resources, and handouts. Maintaining a complete historical file of all advertising and promotional activity.
Demonstrated creativity, as well as database design and maintenance skills
Demonstrated public relations, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups of individuals.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write and edit materials.
Demonstrate the ability to develop, write, and deliver press releases, electronic newsletters, and other public relations materials.
Demonstrated event planning and budget management skills.
Demonstrated time management, organization, record-keeping, tracking, and filing skills.
Sound knowledge of writing, AP style editing, graphic design, and printing production principles and practices.
Knowledge of marketing, business and economic principles and techniques.
Knowledge of online and social media marketing techniques.
Knowledge of presentation equipment including digital projectors, personal computers, sound systems and related Word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and database software, website content management systems (including Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Office, SQL, HTML, Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe PageMaker).
Knowledge of web service practices and security.
Knowledge and experience in program management and events planning.
Ability to Design and implement short- and long-range planning.
Ability to communicate marketing plan and strategies with other BBER staff members to ensure a consistent message.
Ability to act as a primary point of contact regarding all BBER marketing materials, and work directly with BBER Director to prioritize marketing efforts.
Excellent public relations and communication skills, and ability to network with private and public sector members.
Ability to detect spelling, grammatical, layout, and other errors, and ability to check for accuracy and maintain current records
Ability to respond efficiently and effectively to sensitive issues regarding BBER research and findings.
Ability to work with diverse groups of individuals.
Ability to create original content on a regular and ongoing basis, and act as a point of contact for Website content issues.
Ability to maintain payment records and necessary corresponding documentation.
Ability to create and implement short- and long-term goals to maintain and improve the database.
Ability to multi-task, establish project timelines, set deadlines for BBER staff, and handle multiple concurrent projects.
Ability to successfully coordinate with other staff, vendors, and collaborators, and effectively delegate multiple tasks to associate employees
Ability to problem-solve, evaluate and create short-and long-term goals for all BBER events, exercise sound judgment and maintain professional, personable demeanor.
Ability to negotiate and conclude service agreements with vendors and facilities.
Ability to participate in strategic planning of conference content, as well as recruitment of speakers and sponsors.
This position requires incumbent to develop a working knowledge of Montana media organizations and contacts; develop a working knowledge of University printing and publishing practices and procedure guidelines, as well as UM policies and procedures regarding payments and financial record-keeping; and develop a sound knowledge of BBER research and capabilities to inform the external audience.
Minimum Required Experience
About the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, UM, and Missoula
The Bureau of Business and Economic Research has been providing information and analysis on Montana's state and local economies for more than 50 years. The Bureau is the research and public service branch of the School of Business Administration. On an ongoing basis, the Bureau analyzes local, state and national economies; provides annual income, employment and population forecasts; conducts extensive research on forest products, manufacturing, health care and child welfare; designs and conducts comprehensive survey research at its on-site call center; presents annual economic outlook seminars in cities throughout Montana; and publishes the award-winning Montana Business Quarterly magazine.
The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with over 10,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the "top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000" by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine's "The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America" in 2014. Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of "mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.
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Position Title: Marketing Director/Event Planner (Media/Information Specialist)
Position Number: 069800
Department: Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year
Salary: $17.226/hr Current employee's rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department.
Union Affiliation: Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE)
Probationary Period: Six months minimum
Benefits Include: Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
How to Apply
Priority Application Date: Monday, December 9, 2019 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)
Complete applications received by the 'Priority Application Date' will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below.
A complete application Includes:
Letter of Interest addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as "Dear Search Committee" or "Dear Hiring Manager" is acceptable.
Detailed Resume listing education and describing work experience.
Professional References names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
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