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SPARK! Opportunities

 

SPARK! is creating the innovative leaders of tomorrow! If you share our passion for creativity and want to contribute your love of learning, come join the SPARK! team!

 

FULL-TIME

Communications Manager

Position Summary: Responsible for all communications, internal and external, and ensuring that communication is consistent and compelling. Internally assuring that staff is aware of happenings of the organization and externally representing the organization to stakeholders, interested parties and the public. As a part of the senior management team, this position will drive the overall communication strategy for the organization and represent SPARK! throughout the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and execution of long term and project based communications strategies
  • Promote goodwill and raises awareness through publicity efforts, and speaking engagements
  • Develop and produce content to engage and educate audiences across various channels, including newsletters, blogs, graphics, website, and social media
  • Generate internal and external publications to support mission, awareness, funding, and engagement
  • Police brand strategy and communication hierarchy
  • Oversee communications in-house and onsite to best leverage positioning, budget and opportunistic messages to all visitors
  • Update and maintain website
  • Research and collect information and data for content and communication strategy in support of mission
  • Organize online events, performing outreach and marketing, creating social sharing toolkits, managing “day of” social media and more
  • Oversee work of interns and marketing committee
  • Proactively identify opportunities to promote SPARK! and the importance of creativity for children
  • Pitch media and secure stories for placement
  • Assist with fundraising events and campaigns
  • Respond to communications-related issues in a timely manner

Qualifications: The Communications Manager will be thoroughly committed to the strategy and mission of SPARK! and believe in and exhibit our core values of Servant Leadership, Honesty & Integrity, Passion about igniting creativity and Collaboration. All candidates should have demonstrated proficiency in content management, budgeting and social media.

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or public relations
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in communications, marketing and public relations
  • Solid understanding of financial reports
  • Highly organized, with ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability and desire to stay plugged-in to what’s happening in mass media, education, the arts and popular culture
  • Proactive, takes initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress, and Adobe design applications
  • Knowledgeable in digital and social platforms and metrics such as website traffic, google analytics and social traffic measures
  • Able to quickly learn and become proficient in new software systems
  • Able to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently and also as a member of the team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to thrive under pressure and on deadline
  • Unquestioned personal integrity, credibility, maturity, and work ethic
  • Energy, enthusiasm and self-confidence in building relationships for SPARK!
  • Committed to excellence and eager to constantly learn and grow
  • Highly motivated, results oriented, able to complete tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to seek and integrate best practices for social media and online engagement
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Please send cover letter & resume to: careers@sparkdallas.org

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All interested individuals need to complete our SPARK! Part Time Application in addition to submitting a cover letter and resume.

PART-TIME:

Marketing & PR Intern
Part-time / Fall 2019: 20-25 hrs/week

Position Summary: Responsible for all social and digital marketing components. Supports Marketing & PR Manager with other marketing functions and integration of full marketing plan.

Responsibilities:
• Assist with development and execution of short and long-range marketing and communications plan
• Administer social media calendar and maintain website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and any other channels activated
• Write and publish monthly newsletters and other digital communications
• Maintain website and program all updates
• Support programming with social and digital communications
• Maintain photo files for use in all publicity efforts
• Responsible for tracking and reporting social interactions and web statistics
• Oversee Google ad word campaign
• Assist with fundraising events and campaigns

Qualifications:
• Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in marketing or public relations or recent graduate
• Highly organized, with ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects simultaneously
• Proactive, takes initiative and attention to detail
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and at least one graphic software (Preferably InDesign)
• Ability to learn and become proficient in new software systems quickly
• Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM a plus
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• Ability to work independently and also as a member of the team
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Self-motivated with the ability to thrive under pressure and on deadline
• Unquestioned personal integrity, credibility, maturity, and work ethic
• Ability to seek and integrate best practices for social media and online engagement
• Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Please send cover letter, resume and references to: careers@sparkdallas.org

NO PHONE CALLS

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Creator Studio Staff
Part-Time: 20+ hours per week Weekdays, 4pm-7pm; Saturdays and Sundays, Noon-4pm

Position Summary:  SPARK! Creator Studio combines the equipment of a MakerSpace with the technology of a Computer Lab and the materials in a Tinker Studio. The Creator Studio Manager will direct the development and implementation of the Creator Studio by creating and maintaining all curriculum and guiding students through projects during the open hours of the studio. 

Responsibilities:

  • Create and modify curriculum and structure for program
  • Develop and lead workshops
  • Assist in the recruitment of students
  • Work with parents/families on successful progress and time management of projects for students
  • Help Creator Studio members develop projects and project timelines
  • Recruit, train and support volunteer mentors
  • Provide community outreach in support of the Creator Studio program
  • Provide basic equipment maintenance
  • Assist SPARK! in publicity for the Creator Studio
  • Support youth in pursuing academic and career opportunities
  • Market and showcase Creator’s Studio space with innovative samples and designs

Qualifications:

  • Creative individual
  • Exceptional customer service and client relationship skill set
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, engineering or instructional technology or currently enrolled in this field of study
  • 2-3 years professional experience
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends
  • Experience with 3D Printers, MIT Scratch, MakeCode and other related equipment and programs
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Able to organize and prioritize work and workspace
  • Able to work independently and also as part of a team
  • Able to work successfully across departments
  • Maintain a consistently high level of quality
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

This job description is not all–inclusive and subject to change without prior written and/or verbal notifications.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to: careers@sparkdallas.org

and complete our SPARK! Part Time Application

NO PHONE CALLS

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