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Communications Specialist (CR&C) # 014196 

Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of a Hawaiian Princess, Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Kamehameha Schools operates a statewide educational system enrolling more than 6,500 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai’i and over 30 preschool sites statewide. Kamehameha Schools hires over 500 employees each year, and employs over 3,000 staff members throughout the organization.

To support our operation, Kamehameha Schools is hiring for a Communications Specialist in the Community Relations & Communications department at Kawaiaha‘o Plaza, in Honolulu. The deadline to apply is: 1/24/2014. Below are summaries of the minimum qualifications and job duties for the Communications Specialist.

Education: 

A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, English, or related field.

Summary of Minimum Requirements: 

 More than 5 years of related work experience.

 Excellent writing and editing skills. Must have portfolio of published work and, must be able to do research, extract and condense pertinent information from various sources and adapt writing style as appropriate to audience(s).

 Ability to consult with groups on communication approaches and options.

 Excellent interviewing, research and proofreading skills.

 Experience in coordinating production of print, radio, television, video and multi-media projects.

Have working knowledge of design, layout, pre-press and production for print, video and digital

production. Work samples required.

 Knowledge of APA publications style guide.

 Strong working knowledge of communications technology, Microsoft Office, and social media.

Have working knowledge of desktop design applications.

Summary of Duties: The Communications Specialist is responsible for strategic communications and community relations planning and consulting, project coordination and implementation for Kamehameha Schools clients staff system-wide. Works proactively with clients to promote and inform audiences about KS programs and services through various media, community and special event venues. Serves on communications teams to address urgent and sensitive communications needs. Develops and produces communications materials for both internal and external audiences, and develops speeches for KS executives, content for social media and web sites, scripts, radio/TV ads and general administrative correspondence.

HOW TO APPLY: 

If you are interested in this opportunity and working in our Community Relations & Communications department please visit our website at http://www.ksbe.edu/careers for a full job description and to apply. You may search by Requisition Number 014196. *Interested applicants must apply online. Sorry, no resumes accepted via email, mail or fax.

Marketing Specialist (Endowment Group) # 014098 (Kawaiaha‘o Plaza, O‘ahu)

Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of a Hawaiian Princess, Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Kamehameha Schools operates a statewide educational system enrolling more than 6,500 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O’ahu, Maui and Hawai’i and over 30 preschool sites statewide. Kamehameha Schools hires over 500 employees each year, and employs over 3,000 staff members throughout the organization. To support our operation, Kamehameha Schools is hiring for a Marketing Specialist in the Endowment Group. The deadline to apply is: 12/13/2013. Below are summaries of the minimum qualifications for the Marketing Specialist position and of the Endowment Group: Summary of Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or closely related field preferred.
  • 3+ years of related experience to include progressively responsible work experience in Communications, Marketing, and/or Public Relations or related field.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, including presentation, oral communication and writing.
  • Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple activities simultaneously, be able to meet deadlines, and to work independently with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License (or be able to obtain such license upon employment).

Group Summary: The Kamehameha Schools Endowment Group is responsible for stewardship of the school’s $9 billion trust of diversified investments. Within Endowment, the Financial Assets Division oversees a portfolio of $6 billion in financial assets; the Commercial Real Estate Division manages $3 billion in commercial real estate in Hawai’i; and the Land Assets Division sustains 350,000 acres of agricultural and natural lands throughout the state of Hawai’i. Endowment employees are located on O’ahu as well as the Island of Hawai’i.

If you are interested in this opportunity and working in our Endowment Group, please visit our website at http://www.ksbe.edu/careers for a full job description and to apply. You may search by Requisition Number 014098. *Interested applicants must apply online. Sorry, no resumes accepted via email, mail or fax.

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Advertising & Direct Marketing Specialist # 013914 (Kawaiaha’o Plaza, O’ahu) 

Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of a Hawaiian Princess, Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Kamehameha Schools operates a statewide educational system enrolling more than 6,500 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O’ahu, Maui and Hawai’i and over 30 preschool sites statewide. Kamehameha Schools hires over 500 employees each year, and employs over 3,000 staff members throughout the organization. To support our operation, Kamehameha Schools is hiring for an Advertising & Direct Marketing Specialist in the Community Relations & Communications department. The deadline to apply is: 9/26/2013. Below are summaries of the minimum qualifications and job duties for the Advertising & Direct Marketing Specialist position. Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field. Or, in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, a High School diploma or GED equivalent and 7 years of directly related working experience. Summary of Minimum Requirements: 

  • 3-5 years of related work experience.
  • High degree of knowledge and understanding of communications processes and procedures, especially in advertising and broad cast media to ensure efficient and effective support o Kamehameha Schools missions, goals, plans and operations.
  • Working knowledge of marketing/advertising and direct marketing theory and practice, including media planning and placement, buying, negotiation, use of and selection of talent and intellectual property , media industry functions and standards.
  • High capacity for managing completing, multiple priorities and deadlines, and for working productively within a high demand, high ambiguity work environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent research, analyst and evaluation skills, and working knowledge of advertising and direct marketing evaluation and measurement tools.
  • Proven leadership and demonstrated ability to develop trust and collaborate working relationships with clients, team members, external partners and vendors.

Summary of Duties: Responsible for the implementation of advertising campaigns, including drafting media plans, overseeing production processes and coordinating media buys, for corporate communications and KS clients statewide. Assists with the management of the KS Direct Mail List database and develops and executes direct marketing campaigns to support client and organizational initiatives. Assists in determining key messages and advertising/direct marketing evaluation. Coordinates various broadcast projects, and collaborates on integrated KS teams as needed. HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in this opportunity and working in our Admissions Department please visit our website at http://www.ksbe.edu/careers for a full job description and to apply. You may search by Requisition Number 13914. *Interested applicants must apply online. Sorry, no resumes accepted via email, mail or fax.

Communications Specialist # 013859 (Kawaiaha’o Plaza, O’ahu)

Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of a Hawaiian Princess, Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Kamehameha Schools operates a statewide educational system enrolling more than 6,500 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O’ahu, Maui and Hawai’i and over 30 preschool sites statewide. Kamehameha Schools hires over 500 employees each year, and employs over 3,000 staff members throughout the organization.

To support our operation, Kamehameha Schools is hiring for a Communications Specialist in the Communicty Relations & Communications Department. The deadline to apply is: 8/30/2013. Below are summaries of the minimum qualifications for the Communciations Specialist position.
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, English or related field. Summary of Minimum Requirements:

  • More than 5 years of related work experience.Excellent writing and editing skills. Must have portfolio of published work. Must be able to research, extract and condense pertinent information from various sources and adapt writing style as appropriate to audience(s).
  • Excellent interviewing, research and proofreading skills.
  • Experience in coordinating production of print, radio, television, video and multi-media projects. Working knowledge of design, layout, pre-press and production for print, video and digital production. Work samples required.
  • Ability to make oral presentations to individuals, small and large groups, in a clear, concise, articulate manner.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to relate to and interact effectively with KS executives, staff, vendors, consultants and others.

Summary of Duties: The Communications Specialist, is responsible for strategic communications and community relations planning and consulting, project coordination and implementation for Kamehameha Schools clients staff system-wide. Works proactively with clients to promote and inform audiences about KS programs and services through various media, community and special event venues. Serves on communications teams to address urgent and sensitive communications needs. Develops and produces communications materials for both internal and external audiences, and develops speeches for KS executives, content for social media and web sites, scripts, radio/TV ads and general administrative correspondence.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online. Visit our website at http://www.ksbe.edu/careers & search Requisition Number 013859 for full job description, & to apply for this position. *Sorry, no resumes accepted via email, mail or fax.

Congratulations!

Congratulations Awardees! More photos on our facebook page

IABC Hawaii honored the best work by Hawaii’s top communications professionals during the awards ceremony for the 2013 Ilima Awards.

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The awards were celebrated at an intimate gathering in the new Signature restaurant at the Ala Moana Hotel last night. More photos on Facebook

The Ilima Awards celebrates the best communications work done in Hawaii, featuring awards in eight possible categories from writing to graphic design to social media and comprehensive PR campaigns. For each category, there were two levels of Ilima Awards: Award of Excellence and Award of Merit. Entries were be judged by IABC chapters from across the U.S. mainland.

The overall winner was awarded the coveted Kau I Ka Hano Award. This year, the award went to Monica Salter of Bennet Group Strategic Communications. Salter was recognized for her work on a public relations program for Forest City’s launch of Oahu’s largest solar farm.

Other winners included:

Category: Audio Visual – Audio Only Programs
Merit: Jasmin Rodriguez, Castle Medical Center, In Sickness & In Health Radio

Category: Comprehensive Communications – Public Relations Program
Excellence: Crystal Yamasaki, Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Whole Foods Market Kailua Grand Opening
Excellence: Alan Tang, Olomana Loomis ISC, Ho‘okipa Learning Center Launch
Merit: Hastings & Pleadwell: A Communication Company, Get Ready Hawai‘i
Merit: Crystal Yamasaki, Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Pillars of Peace Hawaii Launch
Merit: Jasmin Rodriguez, Castle Medical Center, In Sickness & In Health TV
Merit: Jasmin Rodriguez, Castle Medical Center, In Sickness & In Health Radio

Category: Comprehensive Communications – Media Relations
Excellence: Monica Salter, Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Aloha Pacific Links Hawaii
Merit: Taryn Nakamura, Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Finance Factors Charity Breakfast
Merit: Adria Estribou, Healthcare Association of Hawai‘I, The Voice of Reason: HAH Defines Healthcare Reform
Merit: Crystal Yamasaki, Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Pillars of Peace Hawaii Launch
Merit: Crystal Yamasaki, Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Whole Foods Market Kailua Grand Opening
Merit: Crystal Yamasaki, Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Ward Centers Small Business Saturday Launch

Category: Comprehensive Communications – Marketing Communications
Excellence: Monica Salter, Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Aloha Wellness at Embassy Suites – Waikīkī Beach Walk
Merit: Jasmin Rodriguez, Castle Medical Center, In Sickness & In Health Seminars
Merit: Crystal Yamasaki, Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Pillars of Peace Hawaii Launch

Category: Comprehensive Communications – Multiaudience Communications
Merit: Julie Ford, Schweitzer Consulting, LLC, Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i Hits the Big Time
Merit: Adria Estribou, Health Care Association of Hawai‘i, Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i Hits the Big Time

Category: Comprehensive Communications – Employee/Member Communication
Merit: Helene Waihe‘e, Castle Medical Center, Pink Glove Dance Competition

Category: Design – Four-Color; Corporate/Annual Reports
Merit: Jasmin Rodriguez, Castle Medical Center, Annual Giving Report
Merit: James Hoff, Castle Medical Center, 2012 Quality Report

Category: Design – Brochures, Catalogues, Calendars
Merit: Jasmin Rodriguez, Castle Medical Center, Quality/Discharge Folder
Merit: James Hoff, Castle Medical Center, Physician Directory
Merit: Alan Tang, Olomana Loomis ISC, Ho‘okipa Learning Center Sales Kit

Category: Digital Communications – Internet Sites
Merit: James Hoff, Castle Medical Center, castlemed.org
Merit: Julia Myers, Chaminade University, Chaminade University School of Nursing Website

Category: Digital Communications – e-newsletter
Merit: Kailua Village Business Improvement District E-News, Current Events, Kailua Village Business Improvement District E-Newsletter

Category: Employee Publications – Four Color Magazine
Merit: Ross Wilson, Current Events, Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Magazine

Category: Employee Publications – Magazines, Tabloids, Newsletters
Merit: James Hoff, Castle Medical Center, Castle MD

Category: Marketing – Advertising, Direct Mail
Merit: Jasmin Rodriguez, Castle Medical Center, Annual Giving Report

Category: Social media
Excellence: Outrigger Waikīkī, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, Outrigger Waikīkī on the Beach Renovation Relaunch
Merit: Crystal Yamasaki, Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Pillars of Peace Hawaii Launch

Category: Writing – News, Feature Articles, Editorials
Excellence: James Hoff, Castle Medical Center, Castle MD
Merit: Julie Ford, Schweitzer Consulting, LLC, The Power of the Pen: How Words & Wisdom Won Over SAI’s Competitors

Category: Writing – Advertising Copy, Brochures, Sales Promotion, Marketing
Excellence: Jasmin Rodriguez, Castle Medical Center, Annual Giving Report

Category: Writing – Sales Promotion and Marketing
Merit: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, Current Events, Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa Announcer Book

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network that provides the content, the credibility and the community to help communication professionals succeed in their careers. The non-profit organization has a membership of more than 13,000 business communication professionals in over 80 countries.

IABC-Hawaii was chartered in 1970.