Client-side job opening: Director of Marketing and Communications

The College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho is looking for a new Director of Marketing and Communications. From the job description posted on their website:

The Director for Marketing and Communications is responsible for the strategic planning and direction of all marketing and Communication functions for The College of Idaho (C of I). The Director is focused institutionally, providing support for academic departments, the offices of Admission, College Relations, and Events. The Director serves as the primary media contact and spokesperson for the College, provides public relations advice and furthers the College’s mission through publication and media relations work and content development in new media and online. The Director manages the direction of work of outside vendors and consultants when necessary.

Qualifications

  • Five years of experience with a proven track record in strategic and complex multi-channel communications, highly developed management skills, exceptional written and verbal communications skills and a clear appreciation for technology-based outreach strategies.
  • Demonstrated success in a similar position working with top organizational leadership with a proven track record of contributing to high-level marketing and communications strategy and executing that strategy once developed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in higher education environment preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite.
  • Ability to:
    • multi-task and meet deadlines.
    • work within the constraints of a limited budget.
    • work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
    • work evenings and weekends.
    • drive a personal or College vehicle for the purposes of College business.

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found on the College’s website.

How do you replace yourself?

That’s the question Russ Stoddard is trying to answer as we speak.

Oliver Russell is looking for a Managing Director. And their post about the position starts like this:

How do you write a job description for your replacement?

It’s an interesting question, and a challenge, no doubt. Think you might be a good candidate? Read more about the position, and contact our friends over at Oliver Russell if you feel so inclined.

A little Jelli in the middle

A few months ago we wrote about Jelli’s upcoming expansion into Boise, and the new positions they were looking to fill. Then, more recently, our friends over at Boise Dev shared that Jelli would be moving into the then-vacant first floor space in the Drake Cooper building.

And now, they’ve made it official.

On Wednesday, June 7th, Jelli held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new office, according to the Idaho Business Review.

Photo credit: Jelli via IBR

With Drake Cooper occupying the floors directly above and below them, we’ll let you fill in the blanks on the sandwich-related jokes.

Congratulations to Jelli on the expansion, and welcome to Boise.

Making waves in the talent pool

These days it’s hard to keep up with all the comings and goings in the agency world. But every once in a while someone makes a big enough splash that it sends waves throughout the entire pool.

This is one of those.

Recently, Mitchell + Palmer announced that Joe Quatrone will be joining their team as Creative Director. Joe, for those who may not be familiar, was a longtime Creative Director at Drake Cooper, before moving from Boise to Seattle about eight years ago. In Seattle, Joe worked at GreenRubino for several years, before branching out on his own with Artists, Vagrants and Thieves in 2015.

Joe brings more than 25 years of experience and additional creative muscle to the Mitchell Palmer team. Over the years he’s worked with clients such as Microsoft, Xerox, Hewlett Packard, Micron, Delta Dental, Coast Hotels, Idaho Lottery, United Dairymen of Idaho, Idaho Tourism, Boy Scouts of America, the LDS Church and many more.

The folks at Mitchell Palmer are obviously pleased with Joe’s decision to join their team. “We’re extremely pleased to have Joe as part of our team,” said Tom Donahoe, Creative Partner at Mitchell Palmer. “We’ve been recruiting Joe for many years, and the lure of low pay and impossible hours proved too irresistible,” he added.

Congratulations, and welcome back Joe.

2017 IAF Silver Medal Award Winner

For those who may have missed it, this year’s IAF Silver Medal was awarded to Rick Magnuson, co-owner and managing partner at MSVM Group in Pocatello.

The Silver Medal Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated creative excellence, promoted social welfare and has made outstanding contributions to advertising by advancing the industry’s standards.

From a recent article in the Idaho State Journal about the award:

Magnuson began his professional career in 1994 at Steele, Stoltz & Associates in Pocatello before launching his own marketing agency with Mike Sanders in 2005. MSVM Group specializes in all facets of marketing communications. It has received national creative recognition for clients in economic development, financial services and health care categories, in addition to multiple IAF Rockies Awards.

Magnuson is past president of the Pocatello Advertising Federation and has served as vice chairman of the IAF Board of Directors since 2011. He graduated in 1992 from Idaho State University, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication, Media & Persuasion.

Congratulations, Rick.