ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE / ARKANSAS BUSINESS JOURNAL Arkansas Business Publishing Group / Little Rock Posted: October 26 Description: Arkansas Business Publishing Group is seeking a candidate to sell advertising for Arkansas Business, the state’s leading business news weekly. Requirements: Ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years outside sales experience with proven track record of exceeding sales goals. Print advertising experience preferred. To Apply, or for more information: Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Bill Page, ******************

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE / LITTLE ROCK SOIREE Arkansas Business Publishing Group / Little Rock Posted: October 26 Description: Arkansas Business Publishing Group, the state’s premier niche publishing firm is hiring account executives to sell advertising for Little Rock Soiree, our monthly publication showcasing society and philanthropy. Requirements: Ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years outside sales experience with proven track record of exceeding sales goals. Print advertising experience preferred. To Apply, or for more information: Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Bill Page, ******************

ADMINISTRATOR Metroplan / Little Rock Summary: Metroplan, a council of local governments is proceeding with its succession planning by seeking an individual to replace the current administrator who will be retiring at the end of 2012. Description: Duties include, but are not limited to, supervision of clerical and financial staff, working with management for seamless office operations. Responsible for day-to-day HR operations, procurement as regulated by funding agencies, oversight of AP, AR, PR, monitoring project costs, develop and track project claims to granting agencies, annual budget, audit, invoice review and other duties applicable to the position. Requirements: The successful applicant must have an accounting or business degree with at least 3 years experience in public accounting. Nonprofit and A-133 audits experience preferred. Proficiency in MS office, QuickBooks and accounting software required. Must have excellent communication, organizational skills with attention to details. To Apply, or for more information: Send resume and salary history to: Administrator Metroplan 501 West Markham, Suite B Little Rock, AR 72201 ******************

ADVERTISING ART DIRECTOR Arkansas Business Publishing Group / Little Rock Posted: October 26 Description: Arkansas Business Publishing Group, the state’s largest niche publishing company, seeks a top-notch graphic designer to work in its advertising division. Requirements: Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years advertising design experience with Mac and Adobe Creative Suite proficiency. Must thrive in a highly creative team environment and be self-disciplined to meet deadlines. Internet banner ad experience helpful. Portfolio of published work required. Please send resume and portfolio to be considered. To Apply, or for more information: Send resumes to Bill Page, ******************

AUDIO VISUAL TECHNICIAN Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau / Little Rock Salary: $26,266 – $33,489 (hiring salary; minimum to mid-point salary range) Closing: November 11 Summary: To provide technical assistance in the operations of sound, lighting, stage systems, audio-visual equipment, cable television, and in-house customer-related telephone installation. Description: Installs and connects audio-visual equipment, telephone-related equipment, and cable television; installs required wiring. Provides assistance as required to ensure coverage of technical requirements of scheduled stage and non-stage production events, including, but not limited to, hanging of soft goods, electrical, sound, supplemental rental equipment, and building modification. Provides assistance in maintaining all stage systems and equipment. Performs inspections and maintains associated records of sound, lighting, audio-visual equipment and theatrical equipment. Ensures set-up of sound systems, stage lighting, audio-visual equipment, and theatrical equipment by outside contractors to meet event requirements. Recommends audio visual related equipment upgrades and replacements as required. Operates a personal computer with spreadsheet and word processing software. Operates a pickup truck to move equipment as required. Operates a forklift in the performance of essential job functions. Operates mechanical and motorized lift equipment in the performance of essential job related duties. Climbs ladders to arrange equipment. Interacts in a positive and responsive manner with clients, attendees of events, seminar speakers, and the general public. Requirements: These knowledge, skills, and abilities are usually, although not always, acquired through the completion of two (2) years of vocation-technical school or college coursework in Television and Film Production, Broadcast Journalism, or a related area, and two (2) year of experience with stage lighting, sound systems, and audio-visual equipment, or a related area. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered. To Apply, or for more information: ONLY on-line applications accepted. Application and Supplemental Questions required by Closing Date. Applicable experience must be included in the on-line application/electronic work history. Please do not leave the work history section of the application “blank” or with a “see resume” statement. Failure to follow these instructions may result in the rejection of your application documents. ******************

EDITOR Graves Publishing / Nashville Summary: Graves Publishing is based in Nashville, AR and its publications include: the Nashville News; the Murfreesboro Diamond; the Glenwood Herald; and Montgomery County News. Description: Small, family-owned company seeks well-qualified editor to head weekly newspaper located in scenic Southwest Arkansas. The successful applicant will have a detailed knowledge of InDesign CS5 and Photoshop as well as excellent photography and reporting skills. Ability to manage time and people a must. Salary is competitive with a robust benefits package. To Apply, or for more information: E-mail your resume to ******************

GRANTS & CONTRACTS COORDINATOR / RESEARCH ASSISTANT University of Arkansas at Little Rock / Little Rock Job Number: R99719-01 Closing: November 11 Summary: The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Office of Research and Sponsored Programs seeks applications to fill the position of Grants and Contracts Coordinator (Position R99719-01). Description: The role of the Grants and Contracts Coordinator is to perform functions related to the preparation and submission of grant and contract proposals, and to provide other pre-award services to researchers throughout the University. The Grants and Contracts Coordinator will report directly to the Associate Director for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Candidates must possess knowledge of grants and contracts administration with a familiarity with various electronic research administration systems from a variety of sponsoring agencies. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of analytical ability and demonstrate a record of success meeting multiple deadlines and successfully managing multiple priorities. The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with a variety of constituents. Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree; plus one to three years experience in research administration and prior experience in higher education administration. Proficiency using Microsoft Office and direct experience maintaining a database. Experience with SunGard Banner software is preferred. To Apply, or for more information: Candidates should submit a letter of application (referencing Position R99719-01) resume, and three references to: Allen Stanley Office of Research & Sponsored Programs University of Arkansas at Little Rock 2801 S. University Ave. Little Rock, AR 72204 ******************

GRANTS COORDINATOR Arkansas Division of Community Service & Nonprofit Support / Little Rock Position Number: 22099716 Salary: $35,554 – $60,390 Posted: October 24 Closing: November 4 Summary: The Grants Coordinator is responsible for planning and reviewing the implementation of grants and monitoring financial and operational status of grantees. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. Description: Reviews financial records, statues, and the utilization of program resources, and conducts on-site inspections, assesses staff duties and functions, verifies payroll and personnel policies, and prepares reports on findings. Assists applicant in determining area or program needs, provides suggestions concerning application procedures, reviews grant and/or loan applications, and recommends approval/disapproval. Participates in the establishment of priorities and allocation of resources, establishes accounting practices to comply with requirements, and evaluates program requirements through studies of required funds and resources. Coordinates and monitors the implementation of grants, contracts, and/or loan programs by overseeing funding procedures, developing goals and objectives, and monitoring implementation, to ensure compliance with institution policies, laws, and regulations. Prepares financial reports, negotiates funding sources, monitors disbursements and invoices involving granting and contracting agencies and allocates resources for programs. Prepares statistical reports by analyzing grant information, develops record keeping procedures, and disseminates information to program participants and funding sources concerning new programs or changes. Reviews grants for compliance, recommends reallocation of funds, and researches and recommends sources for new funding. Provides technical assistance, as required for the department’s programs and support services, in regard to purchase services and sub grant programs. Assists in developing requests for applications, application development workshops, and training conferences to applicants. Plans, directs, and organizes program campaigns to acquaint local, county, and state agencies with available grants.. May process personal service contracts, contract amendments, or invoices, by reviewing for accuracy and adherence to established procedures, verifying available funds, transferring funds as needed, and submitting for payment. Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field; plus two years of experience in program planning, grant administration, or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. To Apply, or for more information: ******************

ONLINE ADVERTISING ASSISTANT / ARKANSAS ONLINE Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Little Rock Posted: October 26 Summary: ArkansasOnline, the digital division of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, has an immediate opening for an Online Advertising Assistant. The Online Advertising Assistant will help the internet department of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette coordinate, schedule and maintain all online advertising programs. Successful candidates will be organized and able to complete multiple tasks throughout the day. Accuracy and energy are the two most important traits to have to be successful. Description: The person in this position works as part of the Online Department. Job duties include writing ad copy, scheduling online ads, working with customers and helping maintain primary office functions. Other duties will include organizing meetings, facilitating communication between departments and other duties as assigned. Essential job duties include: Writing ad copy. Coordination and scheduling for ad sales. Basic graphic design and layout of ads. Helping secure sales appointments through phone calls. Interfacing with customers for questions and ad proofing. Working with customers to ensure their satisfaction with our products. Requirements: Previous experience in marketing is preferred. Knowledge of basic accounting and standard office software, including familiarity with updating web sites is needed. A positive attitude and strong work ethic is a must. There are many opportunities to learn new skills in multimedia publishing. Quick and enthusiastic learners are urged to apply. To Apply, or for more information: All inquires should be directed to: Conan Gallaty, Online Director Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 121 E. Capitol Avenue Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 ******************

PHYSICIAN RELATIONS LIAISON / MCPG REFERRAL University of Arkansas for Medical Science / Little Rock Position Number: 50036461 Posted: October 25 Closing: November 8 Description: The Physician Referral Liaison serves as a liaison for the College of Medicine to community physicians and resolves referring physician related issues. The Physician Referral Liaision coordinates marketing and communication projects to referring physicians, manages the Inpatient program, referring physician data, and referral reporting; and assists with MD-Link, MPAC, employee training and special programs. Requirements: Bachelors in Business, Communications or related plus 3 years administrative experience in a health-care related field; OR high school plus 7 years administrative experience in a health-care related field. To Apply, or for more information: ******************

PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE Arkansas Economic Development Commission / Little Rock Position Number: 22076603 Salary: $41,159 – $67,287 Posted: October 21 Closing: November 3 Summary: The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Area/Program Representative is responsible for assisting businesses and industries with developing and maintaining resources needed to sustain profitability and growth in Arkansas. This position is governed by state and federal and laws and agency/institution policy. Description: Promotes industrial expansion within the state of Arkansas by establishing and maintaining personal contact with management representatives of businesses and manufacturing concerns throughout the United States and overseas. Participates in and/or conducts appropriate national/international trade shows, seminars, workshops, business negotiations, and trade and investment missions to obtain industrial prospect and trade leads and maintain updated information on economic trends. Researches and makes recommendations of specific Arkansas communities and/or companies through detailed, factual reports of economic, financial, employment, and other business and social conditions of the community and/or company. Identifies target sites for industries and makes recommendations by accompanying prospects to Arkansas communities whose sites meet specific prospect criteria. Provides technical assistance to prospects, clients, and communities to help resolve problems, including financing, state and local building code compliance, pollution control requirements, and employee training programs. Prepares and maintains records, including prospect sheet reports and activity reports and updates files based upon continued contact. May provide technical assistance to companies desiring to expand national and/or international market bases. Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in marketing, general business, or a related field; plus three years of experience in program management, marketing, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. To Apply, or for more information: ******************

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING / ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA & TEXAS Elmcroft Senior Living / Little Rock Posted: October 28 Summary: We are currently seeking a Regional Director of Sales & Marketing. This position is responsible for the implementation, support and results of the Elmcroft’s sales programs for assigned region. The Director of Sales and Marketing works in collaboration with Elmcroft Senior Living Community/Facility leadership to positively impact census by providing sales and marketing management and on-site sales support. This individual maintains a professional, supportive and positive working relationship with each designated Community and works as a team with the Regional Director of Operations and the Regional Quality Services Director. This territory includes frequent, overnight travel throughout AR, TX & OK. The communities are located in: Blytheville, AR; Maumelle, AR; Mountain Home, AR; Pocahontas, AR; Sherwood, AR; Arlington, TX; Bedford, TX; Garland, TX; Irving, TX; Lewisville, TX; Oklahoma City, OK. Description: Monitors the overall results of selected Community/Facility’s sales efforts and makes recommendations with local team involvement regarding necessary changes in marketing strategy, involving regional operations when necessary. Trains CRDs and RDs on forecasting. Provides accurate forecasting to Regional leadership, monitors daily changes and reports such changes to Regional leadership. Effective trainer with need and relationship-based selling strategies (to include creative inquiry follow-up, advancement of sales and handling objections) to Community/Facility Marketing staff. Provides direction, feedback and training relative to all cycles of the selling process. Additionally, provides training in proper telephone etiquette, tour excellence and similar training programs. Proficiency with the company’s lead tracking program. Utilizes electronic lead tracking reports. Offers suggestions regarding compliance and proficiency based upon review. Leads in the development of quarterly Marketing Plans in collaboration with Community/ Facility leadership team, as well as involving regional operations support as appropriate. Proficient at utilizing the company’s Marketing Plan Model which includes analysis of target market, marketplace trends, internal weaknesses and strengths, external threats and opportunities, positioning statement development, messaging and branding strategy. Monitors quarterly Marketing Plan compliance. Manages Communities’/Facilities’ advertising efforts. Possesses basic level of proficiency in assisting with Advertising Campaigns which includes 1) Confirmation of Target Market, 2) Establishing Communication Objectives and establishing which media best convey message, 3) Establishing Desired Results and 4) Establishing Time Horizon. Proficient in utilizing Move-N and all other marketing software programs to track all Advertising ROI. Gathers all media requests and submit requests to Marketing Director on a quarterly basis. Assists in the completion of competitive analysis and other market research as needed. Understands how to assist each Community/Facility with developing or confirming their market position. Conducts external sales calls with marketing staff during regularly scheduled site visits. Provides coaching regarding the pre-planning, the execution and the critique of the sales call. Observes inquiry follow-up activity and assists with inquiry follow-up strategy. Coordinate, participate and coach marketing staff and others in the planning and execution of group presentations, seminars, special events, trade shows, etc. Responsible for managing major internal marketing events such as Open Houses. Ensures sales and marketing culture integration occurs with all new selected acquisitions and all new marketing staff or related hires. Plans strategy teleconferences to discuss sales trends and projections with Senior Vice President of Operations, Regional Director of Operations and Marketing Director s needed. Participates in teleconferences as established by the Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing. Assists communities/facilities in ensuring curb appeal and tour-ability standards are met. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in the are of sales / marketing, business or related from an four-year college or university and three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of sales and marketing practices and techniques, must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel with some overnight stays. To Apply, or for more information:,_Sp_Tx_Sp__Amp__Sp_Ok/J3T0TB6XQVM88SBCVR0 ******************

REPORTER Weekly Vista / Bella Vista Summary: The Weekly Vista in Bella Vista, AR is accepting applications for a general assignment reporter. The job begins immediately. Description: Under general supervision, the employee will evaluate leads to develop stories; write clear and accurate news, features and sports stories; monitor police and fire communications systems to obtain story leads and respond accordingly; take photographs; and perform other duties as assigned. Requirements: The successful candidate must understand the value of community newspapers and be enthusiastic about covering the news and features important to the people of Bella Vista. Only candidates with newspaper experience will be considered. To Apply, or for more information: Send resume with references to: Weekly Vista Reporter Northwest Arkansas Newspapers PO Box 7 Springdale AR 72765 (put Vista Reporter in subject line)