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  • Monday, May 01, 2017 10:31 AM | Junia Joseph-Benham (Administrator)

    The Spring 2017 issue of MNFEA's Insider newsletter is now online and ready to be viewed. This edition features details about our upcoming events, highlights from our 2017 Annual Conference in Brainerd, a new MNFEA-sponsored scholarship, industry news, details on our Spring Membership Drive, and much more!
    Click here to read!

  • Monday, March 13, 2017 12:21 PM | Junia Joseph-Benham (Administrator)

    Grand Avenue Business Association
    Special Events & Social Media Intern Job Description

    March 2017 to June 2017

    The Grand Avenue Business Association is looking for a special events and social media intern to work directly with the GABA executive director to assist in planning and promoting Grand Old Day.


    • Help establish and implement logistics for Grand Old Day
    • Assist with social media marketing including; creating relevant content to reach target audiences; develop and expand community outreach; responding to users
    • Assist with writing press releases, email blasts, coordinating media requests
    • Manage post event mailings/recaps for sponsors and members
    • Other duties as assigned

    Skills and Qualifications
    Ability to work in a team and independently
    Strong and creative writer
    Strong attention to detail
    Administrative skills
    News-gathering instinct to collect info on what’s happening with members on the Avenue.

    Junior or senior working toward a Bachelor’s degree in event planning, marketing, communications or related field or recent college graduate.
    Obvious enthusiasm for Grand Avenue, its members and Grand Old Day event
    Self-motivated: must be able to tackle unfamiliar projects
    Extensive understanding of social media
    Strong organizational skills and focus on details are a must
    Successfully manage time to produce results
    Effective and professional communication
    Time Commitment and Compensation
    Flexible scheduling up to 10 hours a week. Must be available Sunday, June 4, 2017 and additional hours leading up to event. $10/hour

    Application Instructions
    Cover letter indentifying your qualifications as a successful candidate
    Writing samples
    Social media examples

    Submit application materials to 

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:11 AM | Danyl Vavreck

    Explore Minnesota is looking to fill an opening in the Brainerd office for a tourism regional coordinator. This position exists to manage the travel marketing and support programs for the Northwest and Central Minnesota tourism regions. Specifically, this position assists with special events including the Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener, taskforces, and marketing programs as required.  This position manages a regional tourism office located in the Brainerd area. Operation of the region is done in cooperation with a working agreement between Explore Minnesota and Minnesota Heartland Inc.
    Classification Title:    Tourism Regional Coordinator
    Working Title:     Regional Manager
    Unit:       Partner Relations-Industry Outreach
    For a full job description and to apply, please visit:
    Reference Job ID number:  11392
    Application closing deadline for consideration is Friday, February 24, 2017. Questions should be directed to Heidi Hartwig at DEED: or 651-259-7101

  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:19 PM | Deleted user

    The Winter 2017 issue of MNFEA's Insider newsletter is now available for reading. It highlights our 2017 Annual Conference in Brainerd, our February 15th Minneapolis Panel, a call for Board of Directors, and much more!

    Click this link to read in browser: MNFEA Newsletter Winter 2017 WEB.pdf

    Click here to read in a viewer.

  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017 5:02 PM | Deleted user

    MNFEA has been working on unique ways to partner with Minnesota Recreation and Park Association (MRPA)'s members. Many of their members produce events in cities, counties and state organizations across Minnesota. The Winter 2017 issue of MRPA's MINNESOTA magazine features a Special Event Buyer's Guide. MNFEA vendors, supplier and entertainers were included. Click the link below to see the special section (on pages 20-22).

    Click here to see the issue.

  • Monday, February 06, 2017 6:16 PM | Danyl Vavreck

    Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Deadline: Until Position is Filled

    Job Summary
    Assist with managing the networks and support all IT equipment used while following proper procedures and security techniques and provide help desk support for staff

    Essential Functions
    • Assist in managing day-to-day operations and maintenance in data and VoIP networking technology, including LAN/WAN hardware, switches, phones, wireless devices and routers.
    • Assist in managing, installing and configuring servers, desktop and laptop PCs, Macs and peripherals such as printers and mobile devices.
    • Resolve difficult and complex problems relating to hardware, software and network problems.
    • Remove old equipment and perform data migration to new machines.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve LAN/WAN performance, connectivity and related network problems.
    • Maintain database backup and recovery infrastructure.
    • Follow IT procedures, maintain software library and computer hardware inventory.
    • Evaluate new technologies to determine if applicable to current business needs and compatible with current business applications and hardware.
    • During peak activity times, work extra daily hours and periods with no days off.

    Additional Responsibilities
    • Assist with tasks as assigned by either the immediate supervisor or General Manager.

    • Associate’s degree in a related field and at least four years of experience in the field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Familiar with a variety of IT concepts as well as extensive experience with desktop hardware, software applications, and network connectivity.
    • Knowledge and experience with Mac, Windows and/or Unix type operating systems.
    • Experience with data and voice networking.
    • Strong technical understanding in systems and network security is preferred.
    • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Confidentiality.
    • Valid driver’s license.

    Each applicant must submit a cover letter and resume. Inquiries should be directed to the employment department MN State Fair, 1265 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul, MN 55108 (651) 288-4400. When the position is filled, we will only respond to applicants that are interviewed for the position.

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 3:29 PM | Danyl Vavreck

    Communications & Events Manager – St. Croix Preparatory Academy


    St. Croix Prep is a public charter school located in Stillwater and has established itself as one of the highest student achievement schools in the state. Students come to St. Croix Prep excited to learn and truly rise to meet the high expectations set by staff and the mission supporting student excellence in academics, character, and leadership.


    General Purpose:  Manage St. Croix Prep’s communications efforts and events.

    Reports to:  Chief Financial Officer

    Hours:  Full-time


    Duties & Responsibilities:


    • ·       Coordinate communications efforts for administrative information, events, activities and athletics.
    • ·       Develop and distribute the weekly Parent Update, monthly Novi Scholae, and necessary stand-alone e-mails.
    • ·       Identify, pitch and secure proactive media coverage for the school and Activities/Athletics.
    • ·       Manage updates to the website and internal video display boards.
    • ·       Manage SCPA branding and governance
    • ·       Manage SCPA spirit wear selection and vendor relations.
    • ·       Coordinate development of marketing collateral.
    • ·       Create communications outreach programs for alumni and grandparents.
    • ·       Manage web-based communication and fundraising database platforms, including Constant Contact, My School Anywhere, Boomerang, BidPal.
    • ·       Manage messaging on social media outlets – SCPA Alumni Facebook and Activities/Athletics and school Twitter accounts.
    • ·       Cultivate school connections with SCPA donors and including parents, grandparents and alumni.
    • ·       Support SCPA Development efforts by assisting in the creation of fundraising campaign materials.



    • ·       Manage logistics of the three annual fundraising events – Lions Open golf tournament, SCPA All School Marathon and Heart of the Arts and additional events as needed.
    • ·       Develop sponsorship packages and solicit donors for events.
    • ·       Manage volunteers and volunteer needs for events.
    • ·       Serve as School liaison to St. Croix Prep Parent Group.
    • ·       Support SCPA Development efforts by assisting in the special events components of fundraising campaigns.


    Education, Experience & Skills Required:

    • ·       5 – 7 years experience in communications and events.
    • ·       Highly skilled and demonstrated ability in written and verbal communications.
    • ·       Demonstrated ability to manage events and budgets.
    • ·       Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, etc.
    • ·       Computer proficiency in word processing, web site content management, e-mail marketing software (i.e. Constant Contact) and web forms (i.e. Wufoo).
    • ·       Experience with non-profit organizations.



    Interested candidates should submit their resume, references and three writing samples to:

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:16 PM | Deleted user

    City of Eagan Recreation Program Supervisor

    The Recreation Program Supervisor's primary objective is to plan, develop and conduct recreational programs in various program areas as assigned. The Supervisor will function within the Recreation Division's team approach, write publicity, supervise seasonal staff and evaluate recreational program offerings. This position will have an emphasis on community events.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, October 9th at 11:00 pm


  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:07 PM | Junia Joseph-Benham (Administrator)

    The Summer 2016 issue of MNFEA's "Insider" newsletter is now available online. It includes a summary of our 2016 Annual Conference in New Ulm, recaps of two behind-the-scenes events, as well as other upcoming member events. Enjoy!

    Click here to read the newsletter:

  • Friday, June 03, 2016 3:41 PM | Danyl Vavreck


    The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA), a not-for-profit professional association with more than 9,000 members, seeks an experienced individual to oversee the operations and growth of its conference department.

    In this role, you are responsible for developing and delivering several educational conferences for CPA audiences, establishing and fulfilling performance objectives for the department, and providing leadership for two conference coordinators.

    The position requires project management, negotiation, budgeting, contract management and member relation skills.


    ·         Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field

    ·         Prior event management experience

    ·         5-6 years of experience in a program development or event planning leadership position

    ·         Management and supervisory experience


    This is a full-time position with great benefits. To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Lynn Kletscher at


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