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  • 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

    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

  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:30 PM | Danyl Vavreck

    MTGC Legislative Update – May 10, 2016
    Less than two weeks left in the 2016 legislative session - it is crunch time!  Legislative leadership and the Governor are working to resolve differences in four major areas – taxes, budget, transportation and bonding before the deadline on May 23rd.
    Our bill to fund the tourism events pilot project is included in the final negotiations and we need you to contact the conferees to encourage them to support funding for this important program!

    Call today!
    Message:  Please support funding for the tourism events pilot project in the final supplemental budget conference committee report!
    The tourism events pilot project will benefit communities throughout the state of Minnesota in terms of increased visitors, tourism spending, tax revenues and positive promotion of Minnesota’s image as a vibrant and economically healthy destination!  We need your support!
    Supplemental Budget Conference Committee Members:
    Senator Dick Cohen (DFL, St. Paul)
    (651) 296-5931 or
    Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL, Maplewood)
    (651) 296-6820 or
    Senator Tom Saxhaug (DFL, Grand Rapids)
    Senate Author of the Events Funding bill & EMT Council member
    (651) 296-4136 or
    Senator Tony Lourey (DFL, Kerrick)
    (651) 296-0293 or
    Senator Michelle Fischbach (GOP, Paynesville)
    (651) 296-2084 or
    Representative Jim Knoblach (GOP, St. Cloud)
    (651) 296-6612 or
    Representative Jenifer Loon (GOP, Eden Prairie)
    (651) 296-7449 or
    Representative Pat Garofalo (GOP, Farmington);
    (651) 296-1069 or
    Representative Matt Dean (GOP, Dellwood)
    (651) 296-3018 or
    Representative Denny McNamara (GOP, Hastings)
    (651) 296-3135 or
    Thank you for your support of the MTGC and for taking the time to call and email the members of the budget conference committee asking them to support funding the tourism events pilot project!
    Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

         Sarah Psick, Lobbyist
         Minnesota Tourism Growth Coalition

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:38 AM | Danyl Vavreck

    The Fargo Park District is accepting applications for a Program Coordinator position in the Cultural Activities Department.  This is a full-time benefitted position.  Information about the position is attached.

    The job is currently posted on our website.  Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested in the position.  Application deadline is May 11, 2016.

    If you should have any questions regarding the position, please contact Jenny Satter, Director of Human Resources, at or by phone at #701-499-6085.

    Program Coordinator posting April 2016.pdf

    Program Coordinator Rheault Farm Coordinator.Apr 2016.pdf

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:39 AM | Deleted user

    Executive Director Position Available for RiverSouth a newly formed collaboration between Mystic Lake, Canterbury Park, Valleyfair, Renaissance festival, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the cities of Shakopee and Prior Lake.


    Link to Executive Director Position:



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