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Manager, Professional Contracts Administration (Center City, MN)
Production Designer (Minneapolis, MN)
Assistant Production Editor (Minneapolis, MN)




Manager, Professional Contracts Administration (Center City, MN)
October 16, 2019
Overview
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) is the largest nonprofit addiction recovery organization in the United States. It is also one of the most mission-driven places you will find. The HBFF team is passionate about providing hope and ultimately healing. As a living, growing and evolving institution, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is – at our core- a people-powered organization. HBFF is comprised of 1600+ employees, seventeen treatment sites and produces $190 million dollars in annual revenue. This exemplary organization serves nearly 25,000 people annually and is committed to providing hope and healing for those experiencing addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

What makes this organization unique is its total ecosystem approach to prevention, education, research, advocacy, and treatment. All of the parts of the organization work together to inform, develop and deliver evidence-based practices that help people reclaim their futures and restore their hope.

Being “a best place to work” is a strategic goal of HBFF and it's a goal that every employee plays an active role in helping to achieve. Our culture is a reflection of how encouraged and energized we each feel about contributing our ideas and performing to our greatest ability. Join us and do meaningful work.

We deeply value our employees. Working at HBFF includes a comprehensive benefits package, including:
• Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Plans
• Retirement savings plan with employer match
• Paid time off
• Tuition reimbursement

Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


Responsibilities:
The Manager of Professional Contracts Administration will be responsible for ensuring consistent management of all proposals and contracts. This generally includes oversight of the contract management process, as well as the development of specific standards for bidding and submission, contract negotiations and document management. The contract manager's role in the contract development process requires close collaboration with various departments, including Solutions and Training, Legal, Human Resources and Finance.

Specifically, this position will focus on contract management for execution of contracts tied to specific grant funding, reporting, compliance, and regular communication to all involved in order to meet the financial and operational goals of the organization.

• Oversee Publishing contract development and management activities, and enforce organizational principles of integrity and compliance.
• Responsible for leading and planning the billing activities for Publishing contracts that have been executed.
• Manage royalties processing, licensing and agreements for Publishing products, services, and third party partners.
• Create a culture of collaboration and respect

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in business contract administration, finance, accounting or related field
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in the grants and/or contract management field
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in leadership and management
     • Organizing and coordinating skills.
     • Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.
     • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
     • Information research skills.
     • Negotiation and arbitration skills.
     • Ability to analyze budgetary line items for compliance with budget guidelines.
     • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
     • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
     • Records maintenance skills.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree in business contract administration, education, or counseling
     • Direct experience working with large (seven-figure) grants and contracts
     • Knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, federal and organizational regulations.
     • Database management skills.
     • Knowledge of federal, state and/or community funding sources and mechanisms.
     • Negotiation and arbitration skills.
     • Knowledge and understanding of intellectual property rights laws, guidelines, and policies.
     • Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty and staff in area of expertise.

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Production Designer (Minneapolis, MN)
October 08, 2019
1517 Media is a multimedia company comprised of four vital, creative imprints: Augsburg Fortress, Beaming Books, Fortress Press, and Sparkhouse. We create resources for spiritual growth and development, for Christian worship and faith formation, and for academic study and professional development.

Production Designer
1517 Media Design Team

The Production Designer will be part of the in-house design team, working collaboratively on new and existing design resources for multiple brands. In this role, you will develop and manage product layout and typesetting, honoring each brand’s intent, while creating press/digital ready files sufficient for final distribution.

The Production Designer will:
• Work with product development, marketing, and the design team to understand creative intent, to best implement that creative intent across a wide range of deliverables.
• Strongly understand typography hierarchy and layout design.
• Pay high attention to detail — ensuring accuracy, quality, and consistency for all deliverables.
• Implement, streamline, and maintain processes and procedures to increase the productivity and the quality of creative deliverables.
• Own production workflows, including pre-flight and preparing final artwork for print.
• Upload, review, and approve print proofs for accuracy and quality.
• Maintain brand standards and ensure products are produced at the highest standards.
• Help research and manage illustrators for projects in development.

Required education, skills, and experience:
• A.A./B.A. in Graphic Design or related field
• 3-5 years of experience in design or publishing
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
• Experience working with project management software
• Strong project management skills, deadline-driven, and ability to multitask
• Ability to manage multiple projects with limited supervision

Please include your resume, cover letter, link to portfolio or electronic samples, and a list of references with your application. Apply using the link below.

1517 Media offers a competitive salary and a full list of benefits, including vacation for new employees, sick time, health, retirement, a pre-tax transportation program, and no-cost gym access in the 510 Marquette fitness center. You will work in a fun and creative environment with a talented group of individuals that have a passion for their work. The beautiful, newly designed corporate headquarters hosts 85 employees in downtown Minneapolis with adjacent access to Light Rail and MetroTransit bus lines.

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Assistant Production Editor (Minneapolis, MN)
October 08, 2019
1517 Media is a multimedia company comprised of four vital, creative imprints: Augsburg Fortress, Beaming Books, Fortress Press, and Sparkhouse. We create resources for spiritual growth and development, for Christian worship and faith formation, and for academic study and professional development.

Rooted in the reforming and progressive Christian tradition, 1517 Media Books publishes titles that nourish the soul and ignite the mind. With fresh perspectives, compelling stories, and fearless explorations, our books inspire readers at every age to build a better world.

Assistant Production Editor
1517 Media Content Management Team

The Assistant Production Editor contributes to the success of the production team by shepherding books through their full life cycle at 1517. The ideal candidate will excel at managing multiple projects simultaneously and working with both internal and external teams, be interested in how publishing processes work and in continually improving them, and be passionate about understanding and resolving the challenges that arise in production. The Production Editor reports to the Senior Project Manager and will work from our corporate office in downtown Minneapolis.

The Assistant Production Editor will:
• Set up projects in internal finance and production systems.
• Work with internal colleagues to understand requirements and expectations for each project, and to communicate project information to the right teams at the right time.
• Commission and guide external vendors to edit and prepare book files at every production stage, ensuring that both new titles and reprints conform to budget, quality, and schedule standards.
• Analyze and resolve production-related challenges in conjunction with the Senior Project Manager.

As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

Required:
• B.A. in a relevant field of study, or equivalent experience
• 1-3 years of experience in publishing or project management
• Extremely high degree of attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Exceptional command of English grammar and mechanics and strong editorial judgment
• Ability to monitor schedules and manage workflow while responsible for multiple projects with competing priorities
• Ability to build relationships and work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Knowledge of print and digital production processes and project management in a content-centric publishing environment
• Experience working with freelancers or other external vendors
• Knowledge of publication tools such as Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Creative Suite
• Interest in spirituality, religion, and related content

Please include your resume and cover letter with your application. Apply using the link below.

1517 Media offers a competitive salary and a full list of benefits, including vacation for new employees, sick time, health, retirement, a pre-tax transportation program, and no-cost gym access in the 510 Marquette fitness center. You will work in a fun and creative environment with a talented group of individuals that have a passion for their work. The beautiful, newly designed corporate headquarters hosts 85 employees in downtown Minneapolis with adjacent access to Light Rail and MetroTransit bus lines.

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