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  • Los Angeles, California, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Tenure-Track Operations Management (Open-Rank Position)   The Marshall School of Business invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in Operations Management starting in Fall 2021.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong potential for scholarly research in Operations Management and an interest in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. by Fall 2021 in Operations Management or a related discipline such as Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Economics, or Computer Science.  Please submit all application materials via:  https://facultypositions.usc.edu/FAS/application/position?postingId=REQ20094886 For full consideration please ensure that all materials are uploaded by Dec 4, 2020 .  Complete applications will include i) a curriculum vitae, ii) a research statement, iii) a teaching statement with any previous teaching evaluations if available iv) names and email addresses of three people who will be contacted for reference letters.  Applicants may optionally also submit v) a diversity statement describing how you would contribute to and promote the culture of diversity and inclusion at USC Marshall.  If you have any further questions, please contact DSO.FacultySearch.OM@gmail.com . About DSO: DSO faculty is a collaborative and inclusive group of scholars who value diverse pedagogical, curricular, and methodological approaches.   We have broad, interdisciplinary research interests that span operations management, engineering, and the social sciences.  Additional information about the Data Sciences and Operations department, its faculty, and the Marshall school can be obtained at http://www.marshall.usc.edu/dso
  • San Diego, California, J Public Relations is excited to introduce a new BIPOC Mentorship Program in March 2021. This will be a paid Mentorship program and JPR will stipend housing and transportation while working at our San Diego headquarters for four months. This particular mentorship program will be focused on fostering the growth and advancement of the next generation of BIPOC public relations and social media professionals. Thirty percent of our current management team started in our Mentorship program - we understand the importance of investing in all levels. JOB DESCRIPTION  Who are we? We’re passionate, professional, and purpose-driven. We're dedicated to our work, the agency, our clients, and each other. Being a part of this international powerhouse agency will connect you to a roster of distinguished hotels, resorts, restaurants, real estate projects, and destinations across the globe, elevating your career (and your frequent flier status). At J Public Relations, we’re incredibly intentional about our company culture and are proud to have been recognized most recently by PR News Best Places to Work, New York Observer PR Power 50, PR Couture Spotlight Agency of the Year, and Crain’s Best Places to Work (to name a few). We believe in a work-life blend, where you'll be empowered to continue learning and growing through mentorship, trainings and retreats, along with a connected company culture.   Who are you? Creative, collaborative, connected. You strive to be your best, and help others be their best. You’re driven, savvy, and solution-oriented. Motivated and passionate, our teams continue to find ways to ideate and innovate, bringing client service to a whole new level. If this sounds like you, then please read on! What is the BIPOC Mentorship? The BIPOC post graduate mentorship program is a four-month (March - June 2021) entry-level position with a path to hire. The mentorship will allow knowledge learned in school to expand and translate into the workforce, and improve diversity in the public relations and communications industry. The program is an opportunity for a BIPOC individual to gain experience and guidance from seasoned professionals, and to learn in an environment that supports questions and growth in PR and social media. The dual role will support the teams, clients and accounts while learning tools and enhancing a skill set along the way. The mentorship will allow exposure to all facets of the agency. The mentorship asks for reliability and a passion for travel, hospitality, lifestyle, and media/social media. The Mentorship Program will take place in JPR’s San Diego office and JPR is committed to supporting the candidate’s ability to live and work in the city. Acceptance into the program includes transportation to and from San Diego from the candidate’s city of residence (within the US) as well as a stipend for four months of housing in San Diego. The mentorship is also a paid program with up to 32 hours of work per week.   Duties and Responsibilities  Assigned to account teams and become a client-facing and integral part of the account work Trainings in several tools like Cision (media lists), Cision dashboards for reporting, Fohr (influencer database), Harvest (time tracking), Barcelona Principles (reporting tool), Sprout Social, Facebook Business Manager, TV Eyes, and more Assist in research on upcoming trends, articles and social media related to the PR industry and clients specific to: travel, luxury hospitality, lifestyle and culinary Assist with reporting and gathering information to develop efficient pitches and social content creation Create and write press materials: fact sheets, media lists, press releases, newsletters, bios/backgrounders Create and write social media captions, research and compile user-generated content (UGC), and learn community management Assist in brainstorming and planning sessions for story angles and partnerships, and use that to draft pitches and media-facing messages Secure press placements with guidance from your teams Monitor media and social posts, create media clips and influencer reports, draft client-facing placement spotlights Monitor and update all administrative tasks and duties Assist with data input for weekly and monthly reporting/client updates Ability to navigate Cision, creating and updating quality media lists Research publications, editorial calendars and maintain targeted media and influencer lists Assist with drafting of weekly updates or look-aheads working with team members Responsible for media tracking and client reporting (media clips, publicity alerts, Cision dashboards, digital alerts and calculating PR values) Skills in establishing and maintaining effective, respectful and professional relationships with employees and clients Ability to perform other tasks or projects assigned by Account Leads and teams   Experience: Bachelor’s degree (public relations, communication, journalism, marketing or similar)  Previous industry experience is welcome but not required   Requirements: Oral communication skills Written communication skills Customer relations Social media knowledge Organizational skills Proficient in computer programs (word/power point/ excel/Google programs) Presentation skills Enthusiasm and can-do attitude Must be able to commit to a weekly schedule (minimum of 32 hours per week)   Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY J Public Relations strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.    HIRING PRACTICES The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.    J Public Relations recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. J Public Relations may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.
  • Woodland & Glenn, California, About Syngenta  Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.  About this Job:  As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. Work with us and you’ll get:  Competitive wages  Ongoing career development resources   The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects  Meaningful projects that solve problems  Duration:  May 2021-August 2021  Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  Provide the intern the opportunity of being exposed to the Seed Parent Characterization activities, allowing him/her to apply academic background and assist in the department activities from trial design, preparation, maintenance, harvesting, lab tasks, and data analysis  Allow the intern to develop a good understanding about new sunflower hybrid development, and parent characterization activities, by taking a lead role for one of the Seed Parent Characterization’s projects  Strengthen new product advancements through the assessment of important traits for seeds production at early breeding stages  Take the lead on the project management and execution according to the assigned project. Assure that field activities (planting, plot maintenance, bird netting, and harvest) for research plots are executed. This includes routine site/farm maintenance activities such as planting plots, applying treatments, collecting observations and in-season data, and maintaining the plots throughout the growing season. Fall activities include harvest stand counts and actual plot harvest  Support other Seed Parent Characterization, as well as agronomic trial activities at the home site  Develop and maintain two-way communication with project managers, Seed Production Research (SPR) Scientists, Agronomists and Parent Seed colleagues at the home site. Additionally, look for communicating with people from different areas, from breeding all the way to commercial seeds production, aiming to gain a good understanding of the whole chain  Assist with managing and developing part time workers  Analyze data and prepare a research report and presentation for the assigned project  Lead daily routine equipment maintenance and preparation to ensure maximum precision in all treatment applications  Make sure all activities are developed according to the Company safety procedures and recommendations, and promote environmentally sustainable solutions     Qualifications:  Requires a High School diploma or equivalent  Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Biology, Ag Business, Entomology, Crop Protection, or another closely related field of study  Must have a valid Driver's License  All applicants must be eligible to work in the US  Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:  Communication-The ability to communicate information well (both written and spoken) is highly desired  Detail Oriented-All procedures and policies must be understood and followed  Autonomous-An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision  Previous internship and/or co-op experience related to Agriculture is preferred but not required  Familiarity with working on a farm, working with crops, irrigated crops, sunflowers or working outdoors is preferred but not required.  The intern will be working in sunflower research plots and willingness to work in areas where beehives are present for pollination purpose.  Confidence- Not afraid to ask bold questions and be curious  Eagerness to learn and grow in the role  Work Level: XZ  ________________________________________ Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)   ( http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm )  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)  ( http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/firststep/poster_direct.htm )  Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)  ( http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppa.htm ) 
  • San Francisco, California, Job Summary  You can have a direct impact on the number of lives saved with this COVID containment effort by identifying insurance carriers who will insure frontline RVs being loaned at an affordable rate.  You can do this by finding insurance carriers on a state or regional basis who will insure RVs being loaned to help COVID workers on a not-for-profit basis.  Other related risk management projects are available, depending on availability. Secondarily, if desired, you can have a role in further identifying and managing other risks.  / Insurance should be our last resort to mitigating an incurred loss. We advocate teaching others to be mindful of what they do and say to prevent loss. If this philosophy of educating to manage risk excites you, then you can help a lot of people make better choices in caring for their assets.    Project Goals In this role, your primary responsibility will be identifying regional insurance companies willing to write a personal policy for named users of RVs, with a strong preference for admitted carriers.  Identify at least 3 insurance carriers in each state where we support frontline workers. If desired in addition to the above objective, you can improve the overall risk management by fine tuning our recommendations for mitigation and educational activities. Much of the groundwork has already be done and can be improved upon in the following areas: Property damage (Wear and Tear Prevention) Screening, Applications and Contracts Communication Policy (Internal/External) Data Management and Privacy Policy   Time Frame  Estimated time for completion is 15-20 hours having the project due 2 weeks after the start date for 2 states that have the greatest need for assistance. This is a time sensitive project. We reached out to a national carrier thinking they would cover us in all 50 states, and they could not. They recommended approaching state or regional carriers who could be more nimble in smaller markets. We are very time challenged and need help identifying carriers that would like to help.  We believe this will create market awareness and goodwill for any company supporting this effort. General time frame of employment can be until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, which according to CDC historical trends will take up at least two years to burn out, with seasonal fluctuations based on ambient temperatures. The position is unpaid, but we hope for the time invested, that not only do you contribute to the well-being of communities around the nation, but also we hope you will have strong personal growth and a notable resume builder opportunity. Each member of our team shares a mutual commitment to each other for creating the best experience possible. It is our sincere hope to facilitate personal growth and friendships that will be cherished for a lifetime.   Qualifications You must have some risk management / insurance knowledge and/or similar experience, so that this opportunity can further your professional development goals. Experience and capacity to understand insurance contract structure and allocation of risk, which includes topics like “Permitted Use” and quantifiable criteria to support underwriting. Strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills Able to work in a dynamic and fast-changing environment Self-motivated to continuously acquire new knowledge and/or develop new skills Attention to detail and ability to think critically about the task at hand Strong communication skills – verbal and written Self-starter who wants to make a difference Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel) Experience with video production software highly valued (not required) Able to work remotely  Disasters are always a highly dynamic situation, so this position will require flexible thinking, patience when required, tolerance for stress as it arises, and good communication skills.    How to Apply  For more details and to submit an application, visit: https://rvmatchmaker.org/riskadvisor/ Thank you for your interest. We wish you well in your days ahead. ~ Friends of RVMatchMaker.ORG    The position is unpaid. We hope for the time invested, that not only do you contribute to the well-being of communities around the nation, but also we hope you will have strong personal growth and a notable resume builder opportunity.
  • (Multiple states), California, Who are we? We’re passionate, professional, and purpose-driven. We're dedicated to our work, the agency, our clients, and each other. Being a part of this international powerhouse agency will connect you to a roster of distinguished hotels, resorts, restaurants, real estate projects, and destinations across the globe, elevating your career (and your frequent flier status). At J Public Relations, we’re incredibly intentional about our company culture and are proud to have been recognized most recently by PR News Best Places to Work, New York Observer PR Power 50, PR Couture Spotlight Agency of the Year, and Crain’s Best Places to Work (to name a few). We believe in a work-life blend, where you'll be empowered to continue learning and growing through mentorship, trainings and retreats, along with a connected company culture. Who are you? Creative, collaborative, connected. You strive to be your best, and help others be their best. You’re driven, savvy, and solution-oriented. Motivated and passionate, our teams continue to find ways to ideate and innovate, bringing client service to a whole new level. If this sounds like you, then please read on! The Role The student internship program is a virtual learning and mentorship experience at JPR. The candidate knows the PR and social basics but is eager to jump start their career & is planning ahead for their future. The student program provides an integrated learning & training experience and allows the student to be immersed in the fast-paced industry that is PR/social media through virtual interaction with staff, clients, and media. A student will dig into the basics and beginnings of Public Relations and Social Media. Exposure to creative writing, PR and social strategy, research, media engagement, influencer relations, client brainstorming, community management, and learning to collaborate & network with professional individuals. This experience requires reliability and a passion for travel, hospitality, lifestyle, media and trends.   Duties and Responsibilities: Public Relations Assist in research on upcoming trends, articles & social media relating to the PR industry & clients  Assist with reporting & gathering information to develop efficient pitches Assist with writing press materials: for example: fact sheets, media lists, press releases, newsletters, bios/backgrounders Assist in brainstorming & planning sessions/story angles & partnerships Assist with data input for weekly reporting/client updates Learn and demonstrate basic understanding of Barcelona Principles scoring with oversight from team members  Learn and navigate Cision for development of quality media lists  Learn and navigate Cision dashboards for reporting and share of voice analysis Social Media Learn and gain a basic understanding of Fohr for influencer analysis Provide administrative assistance with media and influencer relations (writing, research, backgrounders) Research and pull imagery requests and photo needs, content calendar requests, and influencer relations information Research models/influencers for content shoots Assist with the digital filing within content archives for each client Source UGC for mockups during the community management process Ability to perform other tasks or projects assigned by manager and account team members Professional Growth Learn time management tip + tricks Gain front row access to PR and social strategy Engage with the industry leaders & award-winning company culture Learn to collaborate & network with teams/professional individuals Build portfolio & resume  Perfect your communication skills (industry emails/phone skills) Experience: College student with a concentration in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Journalism or similar study Previous intern experience is beneficial but not required  Requirements: You must be a student and able to receive school credit Proficiency in computer programs Word, PowerPoint and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides) Self-starter, ability to work independently in a virtual environment Strong oral and written communication skills Strong interpersonal skills Strong organizational skills Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner Experience with AP writing style Social media knowledge Presentation skills Must be able to commit to a weekly schedule (between 16- 24 hours per week)   If the above description sounds like you and fits your background, apply online at www.jpublicrelations.com/connect to join the J Public Relations team today!    Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY J Public Relations strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  HIRING PRACTICES The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  J Public Relations recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. J Public Relations may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

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