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Subject: Career Opportunities: Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco

Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
April 20, 2018
Hello Everyone:
Here are a few job opportunities to share.  Please feel free to share them with others who may be seeking gainful employment.
Thank you very kindly.
Warm regards,

Blue Shield of California
Manager – Media Relations, Policy and Citizenship
San Francisco
From Ms. Jessica Shih, Director of Strategic Communications, Blue Shield of California.
The manager is responsible for a variety of corporate communications initiatives in support of Blue Shield’s efforts to advocate for health reform and its major corporate citizenship initiatives. She/He will develop communications plans and content (key messages, press releases and blog content) to help amply the company’s advocacy efforts, engage news media and social media channels, produce executive blog content and produce content for the corporate news site. She/He will collaborate with key stakeholders with in the External Affairs team, including Government Relations, Executive Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, and Corporate Citizenship, to maintain calendar of activities with the goal of developing compelling content for key stakeholders generate a drum-beat of proactive stories. This individual will also work closely with the Marketing/social media teams and Internal Communications team. S/he will manage external vendors to develop content in support of company communications initiatives. S/he may also serve as the corporate spokesperson to the media.
She/He reports to the Director of Strategic Communications and is based in San Francisco.
The Manager will:
                    Contribute to the development and implementation corporate communications strategies on strategic corporate initiatives and milestones with the goal of establishing and maintaining a favorable reputation with key stakeholders.
                    Develop and implement communications content to promote Blue Shield of California to our key external stakeholders. 
                    Manage multiple external relations challenges by advising the company on media strategies, pitching news stories, writing press releases and other media collateral, creating briefing materials such as talking points, writing bylined articles, creating social media content and interacting with reporters and bloggers via social media and monitoring performance.
                    Serve as strategic media advisor to the Government Affairs team, helping with communications outreach and support of state and federal issues.
                    Serve as strategic media advisor to the Corporate Citizenship/CSR team, helping with communications outreach and support of community outreach and funding initiatives across the state.
                    Serve as a trusted advisor to Blue Shield of California’ s executives on media issues and serve as a corporate spokesperson to the media, as needed
                    Supports the corporate communications team’s digital strategy and content
                    Supports media training and crisis response initiatives.
She/He will have a strong news and news writing background. She/He will have direct media experience, as well as a track record of working in a PR agency or Corporate Communications setting. A familiarity with public policy or CSR issues is preferred. Issues and reputation experience is important. A working knowledge of the news media and social media environment, especially in California, is required. Experience working with, and coaching, senior executives is also important.
She/He will be a strong team player, with a bias toward action. The ability to work on projects under deadline pressure to deliver well-written, accurate and compelling content is also essential.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Jessica Shih at Jessica.shih@blueshieldca.com.  Please no calls or recruiters.

Sutter Health
Manager, Gift Services - Philanthropy
Sacramento, Calif.
From Ms. Stephanie Lomibao, SVP – Philanthropy Program Manager, Environmental Social Governance, Bank of America (via Mr. Kevin Lemmo of Sutter Health).
Job ID
Reporting to the Director – Philanthropy Technology & Gift Services this position will manage all day-to-day activities of gift processing functions and develop strategies to optimize gift processing performance and integrity to support Sutter Health philanthropy's evolving needs.  This position will set standards, establish accountability mechanisms, develop reports and forecasts, and provide advice and consultation to philanthropy leaders and staff.  This position works closely with the technology and finance teams to ensure accurate management of donations and the maximization of philanthropy technology.  This position is responsible for the management of gifts following standard accounting principles and IRS regulations.  This position is donor centric, providing assistance and written acknowledgements in a timely manner and conducts timely and appropriate investigations and follow up on donor questions and complaints. Responsible for developing and advancing a team focused on exemplary customer service internally and externally, innovation and the delivery of the highest quality work product.  The position requires very strong management and interpersonal skills. 
This position manages the workflow and effectiveness of gift processing systems, including deposits, data entry, acknowledgements and receipts, matching gifts, recurring giving, tributes and other gift related information as appropriate.  Manages all reporting and analysis on gifts, coordinates with philanthropy finance on funds and the release processes, ensures accuracy of biographical and opt-out information within the technology and develops and standardizes all gift processing procedures and documentation.  This position works closely with the Director – Philanthropy Technology & Gift Services to ensure resources and technology are maximized in the delivery of services.
                    Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration required or equivalent education/experience.
                    Master's degree preferred.
                    Minimum of 3 years of experience in gift processing and fundraising support required.
                    3-5 years knowledge of philanthropy database use and experience in working in philanthropy technology platforms to process, report on and acknowledge gifts required.
                    3-5 years’ experience understanding of accounting principles and efficient business operations, preferably nonprofit gift processing preferred.
                    3-5 years experience in researching, interpreting and documenting gift related items required.
                    3-5 years experience in developing and implementing standardized work and procedure manuals required.
                    3-5 years experience in working with philanthropy professionals and an understanding of the key role gift services plays as a partner in advancing the philanthropic mission, in service to donors and their families required.
Skills and Knowledge
                    In-depth and working knowledge of all aspects of gift processing and acknowledgement
                    Must have a thorough knowledge of internal controls.
                    Must have working knowledge of philanthropy and philanthropy language.
                    Basic math skills demonstrating accuracy and attention to detail
                    Familiarity with current nonprofit industry best practices relevant to data management and gift administration.
                    Ability to select, train, motivate and inspire staff while holding them accountable for their performance.
                    Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously; work with and direct a group of people; and effectively plan, set and meet goals.
                    Strong collaborator, with exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, and proactive in interacting and supporting others in the department and in the field.
                    Exemplary management skills with the ability to motivate and mentor individuals in a changing environment while increasing performance.
                    Ability to exercise sound judgment, handle confidential matters with discretion.
                    Ability to build trust through leadership, decision making and influence.
                    Capacity to handle multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines
                    Foresees roadblocks and prepares creative alternatives.
Primary Location:
California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento
Sutter Health System Office
Employee Status:
Position Status:
Job Shift:
Shift Hours:
8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled:
Weekend Requirements:
Full Time
Per 2wk Pay Period: 80
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity, or expression, ancestry, national origin, age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Dallas, Tex.
From Mr. Galileo Jumaoas, President, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce (who will be retiring).
Since 1986 the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce (GDAACC) has served the business community. North Texas has experienced a tremendous growth of the Asian American population as shown in the Census 2000 demographics profile. (200% increase).
And the Chamber has exercised its leadership towards this diverse and rapid growing community by creating growth and opportunities for the Asian Community, its members, partners and sponsors. The Chamber is currently searching for a new leader to take on the role of President. Qualified candidates must apply directly with the Chamber
President of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce shall:
•          Develop operational plan (strategies, objectives and policies) that is consistent with the Chamber’s Strategic Plan
•          Lead Chamber’s day-to-day operations, including managing the Chamber’s staff and communicating with the Chamber’s Board of Directors, based on Board agreed upon operational plan
•          Attract, recruit, develop, and onboard new members, while ensuring timely communication about Chamber’s programs, activities and opportunities to all members
•          Build alliances with symbiotic organizations/associations and represent the Chamber at key events
•          Manage Chamber operational P&L based on Board approved budget
•          Actively represent interest of the Chamber and its members at local, national and international regulatory bodies
•          Provide staff support, as needed, to Board established committees
The President shall report to the Chairman and Board of Directors in accordance with its by-laws.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities                                             
                    Relevant experience in running a chamber of commerce or nonprofit management
                    Agency/vendor relationship management and project management
                    Experience with working across multiple geographies and multi-ethnicities
                    Excellent written and oral communication skills
                    Strong Strategic thinking skills and financial acumen
                    Experience in managing people, events/projects, fund raising, and strategies,
                    Well organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
                    Strong competency with Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
                    Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to operate at all levels within an organization
                    Ability to function as a team member and build strong relationships, both internally and with external partners and stakeholders
                    Highly motivated, self-starter, and knowledgeable with the ability to work in an environment where the team is small, geographically and ethnically diverse.
                    Experience in nonprofit management
                    Experience in Event Planning and Organizing or Project management.
                    Experience in contracting and procurement, preferably in Government and in private sector
                    Experience working closely with Board leadership in a fast-moving environment
                    Bachelor’s degree in Business and nonprofit management, or related human development course
                    Preferably a master in business Administration with accounting background
                    2-week vacation
                    Health Insurance
                    Mileage and travel Reimbursement for approved expenses
                    $50,000 – $60,000
                    Bonuses, commissions, and additional benefits to be approved by the Board
                    GDAACC Office c/o Chairman of the Board/HR Committee at info@gdaacc.com

Account Executive
From Ms. Victoria Gibbs, Human Resources Contractor, Padilla.
FoodMinds, a division of Padilla and an award-winning food and nutrition consulting and communications company, has an immediate opportunity at the Account Executive level. The position provides the opportunity to work on large-scale food and nutrition communications programs for high-profile brands, trade associations and organizations.   
Qualified candidates will have experience managing the day-to-day aspects of large-scale nutrition communications programs with strong attention to detail. Candidate experience is preferably in the areas of food, nutrition, and/or health public relations, with a keen ability to effectivity navigate food and nutrition science, policy and communications. Expertise in managing food and nutrition influencer outreach is required, as well as the ability to translate nutrition research into effective health professional outreach and thought leader communications.
The ideal candidate also will have expertise in navigating the current nutrition affairs environment (e.g. Dietary Guidelines for Americans), along with experience in coordinating and supporting nutrition influencer events and content to shape communications strategies. Necessary skills include the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, identify and anticipate client needs, manage multiple projects and responsibilities, ensure flawless execution of details, and deliver projects on time and within budget.
Candidates should have 2 to 4 years of experience within a fast-paced food and nutrition communications setting. Registered dietitian and/or advanced degrees in communications, business, public health, nutrition or policy is preferred, but not required.  Estimated travel of approx 10% is required.
Preferred locations are Chicago, DC or NY offices, but applicants from Minneapolis, Richmond and San Francisco are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
For more information and to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/2JdpUeR

Hon. Ed Chau
Field Representative
Monterey Park, Calif.
From Ms. Reyna DelHaro, Director of Public Affairs and Brand Communications, Baldwin Park Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente (via Ms. Daisy Ma).
California State Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) seeks a Field Representative to act as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies for the Assemblymember and constituents and answers casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents. Qualified candidates will be self-motivated, and have a proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment, have reliable attention to detail, strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Language skills in Spanish is a plus.
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to daisy.ma@asm.ca.gov indicating “Field Representative” in the subject line.

Coro Southern California
Lead LA Program
Los Angeles
From Ms. Jenny Vazquez-Newsum, Ed.D., VP – Leadership Programs & Training, Coro Southern California.
For over 60 years, Coro Southern California has equipped those leading our region with the resources they need to understand how decisions are
made, complex policies are shaped and how to influence meaningful change.
Lead LA is designed for rising and established executives, change makers, thought leaders, and innovators eager to expand
their knowledge and networks in Southern California in areas of government, politics, private industry, arts and culture, media
and communications, labor and philanthropy.
Coupling personal leadership development with systems thinking analysis, Lead LA utilizes Los Angeles as its classroom for lessons that can only be
provided through first-hand experiences. Through this immersive dive into the city, participants gain the tools and experiences necessary to lead and direct change within their
own organizations and communities.
This 9-month, part-time program meets one evening and one full day a month, including a 2-day opening retreat.
Lead LA is for individuals who:
                    Selected participants reflect the demographics of Southern California and come from the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Lead LA meets September through May.
                    Are committed to deepening their leadership capacity through Coro’s proven methodology
                    Are looking to expand their professional and personal networks
                    Are decision makers, managers and/or influencers at their respective
                    Have a minimum of 7 years of professional experience
                    Live and work in Southern California
Coupling the highly-successful Coro leadership model with inquiry-based learning from some of Southern California’s most respected multi-sector leaders, Lead LA provides the opportunity for the region’s top talent to:
                    Learn how to navigate systems and sectors unique to Southern California
                    Cultivate a large network of influencers and stakeholders in the region using the Lead LA cohort as a springboard
                    Utilize the city as a classroom to bring one-of-a-kind experiences to their leadership toolkit
                    Learn about some of the most pressing issues in the region and play a role in tackling them
                    Utilize systems-thinking, strategic inquiry, and diverse networks to get things done
                    Access Coro’s network of established leaders across sectors and industries
                    Develop a deeper understanding of how to effectively lead teams towards achieving large and complex goals
                    Put tools to practice through issue-driven, inquiry-based, group learning processes
Training and Peer Consulting:
Over the course of the program, participants develop close ties through intensive training and peer consulting,
exploring leadership through group process using the cohort as a case study.
Expert Interviews: Participants are exposed to a range of stakeholders – from CEOs to Commissioners to community advocates – to understand
how policy decisions are really made and why. They also gain an awareness of multiple sector perspectives and the benefits of
collaboration to drive change.
Small Group Study: Participants self-select into a small group study around one current, challenging policy issue that will expand their
personal knowledge, concluding with a planned event called an “Issue Day” to educate the entire class on the issue and the various points of
view from all sides of the debate.
Exploration of Current Civic Topics:
Participants leave with a deeper understanding of issues and interests than are learned from simply reading the newspaper.
Analytical & Leadership Exercises:
Lead LA presents participants with a series of challenges, both in the Los Angeles public sector and in their place of business, to explore all aspects of an issue and navigate varying
stakeholder interests to enhance leadership skills.
Tuition is $5,000 for 100+ hours of leadership development training, individual and small group coaching, lodging and meals at the opening
retreat, and access to Coro alumni and cross-program events. Please contact us for support on asking your employer to sponsor!
Found in every sector and in all professions, Coro alumni create, govern and guide with extraordinary skill, vision and excellence.
Visit www.corola.org/lead-la to apply and learn more.
Ms. Jenny Vazquez-Newsum
VP Leadership Programs & Training

Assistant Account Executive
New York
From Ms. Victoria Gibbs, Padilla.
The Assistant Account Executive works with and provides support to account executives and other staff members.  Typical assignments require basic communications skills including writing, digital and social media content management, media relations, media list development, research, project coordination, event work and administrative tasks.  The Assistant Account Executive generally receives work assignments from other staff members who supervise his/her work.  The Assistant Account Executive may have some client contact, participates in new business activities, and is capable of handling a number of assignments at once.
An Assistant Account Executive demonstrates a willingness to handle work that falls outside of the official job description, when necessary, including aspects of the Intern position or temporary assignments involving other accounts.
Reports to:
Various senior account team members
Based on company standards
Day-to-day program execution
Areas of Expertise:
Tactical thinking, writing, media relations, coordination
Projects for one or two clients
                    Understanding of client programs, budgets, timelines, media matrices for assigned accounts.
                    Learn how the print/broadcast/ online media works and how to successfully pitch stories that might feature or include clients.
                    Support team project and program planning and implementation activities including building and maintaining media lists, writing press releases, managing digital and social media sites, press kits and media alerts, distributing press materials, and learning to pitch media.
                    Assist in team research needs in all forums, including Internet, MediaMap, Hoovers, telephone interviews, etc., and formulate thoughts and recommendations based on research results.
                    Support team event activities by overseeing travel, vendor coordination and other details.
                    Develop an ability to write for a number of different communications disciplines: memos, feature articles, digital and social media content, marketing materials, employee relations materials, financial communication, op-eds, speeches, etc.
                    Assist in developing plans, budgets and timelines for project and program strategic communication plans.
                    Assist in the development of public relations initiatives, including media interviews/tours, brochures/newsletters, digital and online campaigns, surveys, special events, etc.
                    Become a resource for your team on placing stories with the media. Depending on the account team, this could mean media monitoring, developing media lists, media contacts, coordinating and/or implementing media tours, pitching stories to the media, etc.
                    Contribute to the timely production of accurate, typo-free conference, monthly and clip reports.
                    Support team new business efforts including researching prospects and participating In RFP responses and new business presentation preparations.
                    Meet all deadlines and keep supervisors informed of progress on projects.
                    Attend all team meetings; come prepared, take notes, and be sure to follow through on any commitments you make in these meetings.
                    May manage one or more employees at the Intern level, delegating assignments and being responsive to issues/concerns/workload of employees supervised.
                    Manage-up: Making sure your supervisors are doing their part so that your needs are being met and you are being supported in delivering upon your obligations to clients, colleagues, the media, business partners, etc.
                    Join a marketing/communications professional organization and/or a client industry trade organization and attend functions staged by these groups for the purpose of professional skills/knowledge development, agency promotion and new business prospecting for Padilla.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
                    Bachelor degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field
                    One or more years of progressive professional experience
                    Strong verbal and written communications skills
                    Agency experience a plus
                    Good time management skills
                    Demonstrated desire for continuous learning
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
For more information and to apply, please visit:  http://bit.ly/2HMPQyg

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