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Project manager, W.D.M. schools


Position Type: Community Education/Project Manager
Location: The Learning Resource Center
Date Available: 08/01/2018
Applications due: 07/12/2018

The West Des Moines Community School District is looking for a project manager. The position assists the Director of Community Education and provides leadership regarding the overall strategy, implementation, and evaluation of Community Education programs and services, including process improvement, community outreach, and promotion. Full-time, 12-month position.  $55,000/year.  Bachelor’s degree and minimum of four years in project management/communications.  Strong interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, marketing and promotion, Adobe Creative Suite.

To apply, see



Fall internships at AARP Iowa

AARP Iowa is seeking two interns to begin work in September. One internships involves communications and advocacy, and the other involves community outreach. The internships are paid. Applications are due July 16, 2018.

For more information and how to apply, see

Fulbright offers fully funded seminar in Berlin

The Berlin Capital Program (Nov. 11–18, 2018), operated by the German-American Fulbright Commission, invites young American journalists and students of journalism to Germany to participate in a week-long seminar on current developments in German media and politics. The program is conducted in English and is fully funded by the Fulbright Commission.

With the goal of a better understanding of transatlantic issues and of promoting professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S., this intensive program offers American journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper awareness of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe, with a special focus on the German media and its role in politics and society.

Past program participants have journeyed from the bowels of the Stasi archives, where they pondered the role of privacy in German society, to the glass dome of the Reichstag, where transparency in modern German government is represented in the very structure it inhabits. A day trip to Leipzig included a briefing by a Member of Parliament representing Saxony on the overall view from the eastern side of Germany as the country tries to find common ground on issues like immigration and its place in Europe. A guided walk through Berlin’s Kreuzberg district considered urban planning and public policy issues, tracing Berlin’s constant struggle to grow and attract business while maintaining its unique identity and strong sense of community. Highly interactive tours of Berlin’s iconic sites, intimate meetings with entrepreneurs and media personalities, hands-on encounters and frank conversations with Germans from all walks of life, an evening of politically-tinged avant-garde theater, panel discussions with renown international journalists, and brief if poignant exchanges with German colleagues ranging from a studio manager at a college radio station to editors at a global media powerhouse – all have previously been part of the Berlin Capital Program.

 To be eligible for the program, applicants must be:

  • A U.S. young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field,
  • Or a Master’s student in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university,
  • Or a graduating senior in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university;
  • Demonstrate relevant background and professional interests;
  • U.S. citizens. Dual citizenship holders with German citizenship are not eligible;
  • Permanently reside in the U.S. and have a valid U.S.-American passport.

 The award benefits cover program costs, including round-trip transportation between the U.S. to Germany, hotel accommodation (single room, incl. breakfast), several meals, local transportation and health insurance coverage during the seminar.

The full program description and application documents can be accessed at our Fulbright website and shared from our Facebook post.

 Applications are welcome until July 2, 2018.

School communications assistant (St. Louis area)

Lindbergh Schools, located in the St. Louis, Mo., metro area, has an entry-level opening for Communications Assistant to support the Communications Department.

Here is a link to the posting:

This would be a great way for a new graduate to get his or her foot in the door with a communications position, and it includes full health benefits. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Cross Johnston, JO’01, communications director for Lindbergh Schools: 314-729-2400, ext. 8802 or

Communication specialist, U of Minn.

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences has an opening for a Communication and International Program Specialist. For more information, contact Jill Reister ( Forwarded by Sara Danzinger, JO’99, who is director of internal communications in the College of Liberal Arts.

The Office of International Programs in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences at the University of Minnesota is hiring a Communication and International Program Specialist. This 75% time (negotiable up to 100%) position works to develop and execute a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy across digital and social media platforms, print marketing, live events, and other mediums to encourage more students to study abroad. This position will also work with faculty, staff and international partners to support, plan, and implement short-term instructor-led study abroad programs. This position has a variety of independent professional and administrative responsibilities that require the ability to work in collaboration and coordination with other team members, particularly with the college communications, student services teams, and the UMN Learning Abroad Center.

Details for this and other jobs can be found at: 

Job ID: 323661

Priority Deadline: May 14, 2018

Summer marketing internship at architectural firm

Shive-Hattery, a Des Moines architectural and engineering firm, is offering a paid summer marketing internship.

Recognized in 2018 as the Best Workplace for Young Professionals by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Shive-Hattery is seeking a creative marketing intern — one who is eager to sharpen his or her graphic design, writing and communication skills while expanding his or her network and building personal relationships with respected people in the architectural and engineering industry.

Marketing Interns will work in multiple areas assisting marketing coordinators and business development in areas such as the following.

  • Creating compelling proposals
  • Presentation and interview preparation
  • Persuasive writing
  • Event planning
  • Marketing operations

This is what you can expect from your internship at Shive-Hattery:

  • Meaningful work: you will work on real-life projects that impact our business – not busywork.
  • Personal growth: working in a professional environment will allow you to put into practice the theories and concepts you’ve learned in school while learning from leaders in the marketing realm.
  • Expanded network: you will be working in Shive-Hattery’s largest office with 100+ design and engineering professionals.

Job requirements:

  • Undergraduates: must be a full-time student
  • Be able to complete a 10- to 12-week program beginning in June 2018
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Ability to work in a variety of team environments

For more information or to apply:

Glenda Durst, Business Development Manager
Shive-Hattery, Inc. |
4125 Westown Parkway | Suite 100 | West Des Moines, IA 50266
515.223.8104 ext. 4397 | 515.333.4901 | 800.798.8104

Media production project manager, William Penn University

William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, is searching for a media production project manager. The media production product manager is responsible for overseeing the successful completion of all video and multimedia productions and projects for internal and external clients of the Communication Research Institute (CRI) of William Penn. The position also works to incorporate student workers into multimedia projects.

For more information on the job and how to apply, see