RETAIL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
We received this email from Macy’s promoting their retail development program:
We’re excited to introduce a Macy’s program designed just for business owners: the 2012 Macy’s Workshop!
Macy’s has developed the Workshop, a retail development program designed to give multicultural and/or women business owners the tools to better succeed. Macy’s is committed to helping diverse retail vendors grow within the industry, and after a successful program in 2011, the 2012 Workshop is shaping up to be even more exciting!
The Workshop is a once-a-year, 4 ½ day training course for up to 20 participants.
According to their site:
Macy’s is in the business of fashion and is committed to aggressively pursuing business opportunities with innovative multicultural – and women-owned retail vendors. This commitment not only serves as a way to cultivate new talent, but as a way to contribute to the fostering of business development in the ever-expanding communities we serve. The Workshop is a comprehensive retail vendor development program designed to give select
high potential multicultural and/or women business owners the tools to better succeed and sustain growth in the retail industry. […]
The Workshop at Macy’s will provide you with:
*An exclusive program located at Macy’s Herald Square Corporate Offices in Manhattan, New York, designed by Macy’s senior level merchants and learning and development experts
*A unique learning opportunity with courses taught by retail experts and accredited faculty
*Exposure to successful multicultural and women business owners
*Interaction with experienced merchants, industry leaders and private brand specialists
*An opportunity to network, collaborate and engage with fellow aspiring vendors
The Workshop at Macy’s offers a comprehensive program that includes classes in:
*Merchandising and assortment planning
*Sales and marketing
*Access to capital
The workshop is FREE but you will have to pay your own travel to NYC and lodging if accepted. Interested? Apply here; deadline is January 22nd, so hurry!
Jobs in racial justice, women innovate mobile, and info on a health center catering to transgender clients after the jump.
WORK FOR ARC
Friend of the blog Applied Research Center (the think tank that publishes Colorlines) is hiring!
Online Marketing Associate
Posted on: January 5, 2012
Posted by: Applied Research Center (ARC)
The Applied Research Center (ARC) is racial justice think tank using media, research, and activism to promote solutions. Our mission is to popularize racial justice and prepare people to fight for it. ARC publishes Colorlines.com, a daily news site offering award-winning reporting, analysis, and solutions to today’s racial justice issues. We are a dynamic national organization with offices in New York City and Oakand, CA. The Online Marketing Associate (OMA) will work closely with the marketing and communications team and with the broader staff on promoting ARC and Colorlines.com through email marketing, social media, and organizational websites, and set up internal systems to track and anayze the success of these marketing efforts.
Coordination of ARC’s email marketing, including managing schedule, identifying and implementing best practices, managing database, and marketing lists, including list segmentation and implementing strategies to grow email lists.
Development and coordination of overall ARC and Colorlines.com social media engagement strategies across Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
Manage the ARC website (www.arc.org). This includes updating website content and graphical elements.
Coordinate tracking system for marketing analytics and results driven evaluation of our marketing efforts.
Desired Skills and Qualifications
Understanding of and experience with harnessing online marketing and communications tools, with particular emphasis on email marketing
Demonstrated understanding of creating impactful social media engagement strategy, ideally in a nonprofit environment.
Experience managing website content and familiarity with basic web design and HTML. Joomla experience a plus.
Experience in creating a system for tracking and analyzing marketing analytics that will help Marketing and Communications Director, Communications Manager, and other staff make continuous improvements to marketing and communications efforts.
Strong communication and project management skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple projects.
Must thrive on innovation, teamwork, and particularly understand the dynamic and sometimes unpredictable nature of the nonprofit, activist, media environment.
Demonstrated commitment to racial justice and progressive social change and experience working in a multiracial organization.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit cover letter, resume and short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position is based in NYC.
NEW COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
TRANS:THRIVE COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTER TO HOST OPEN HOUSE IN NEW LOCATION
TRANS:THRIVE, a community drop-in center serving San Francisco’s transgender community, is hosting an open house to introduce the public to its new location at 730 Polk Street. The drop-in center provides social support and HIV prevention services to transgender people of all ages, races and ethnicities. Offerings include counseling, case management, regular group activities and HIV testing.
The new location offers stronger security and safety for clients as well as more convenient access to the Wellness Clinic, a free community health center also located at 730 Polk Street. The Wellness Clinic is equipped with medical staff trained in transgender health. Open House attendees will have a chance to meet with staff and learn about the array of services available to the community, including an exciting city-wide HIV prevention collaboration slated to begin in January 2012.
The diverse TRANS:THRIVE staff and volunteers will present a brief program describing their services and facility. They will also introduce the new HIV prevention collaborative, funded by San Francisco Department of Public Health. Collaborating agencies include Instituto Familiar de la Raza, EL/LA and Native American AIDS Project.
TRANS:THRIVE community drop-in center is at the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, 730 Polk Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco.
WOMEN INNOVATE MOBILE
Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) is the first startup accelerator and mentorship-driven program designed for women-founded companies in mobile technology. WIM’s goal is to provide women entrepreneurs with the guidance, feedback and connections needed to make their startups best in class companies and formidable business concerns.
Apply today! WIM is accepting applications for its first class of startups until February 1, 2012. WIM is a three-month mentorship driven accelerator program and our first program is taking place in New York City (March 26 to June 29). Our companies will receive $18,000 in funding, free office space, product development and design support, mobile-marketing promotions, and access to an incredible network of mentors, funders and advisors. In exchange for our investment and services, we receive a 6% equity stake in each company.
2012 WIM Accelerator Program Schedule:
February 1 – Application Deadline
February 15 – Selection of companies for final interviews
Week of February 20/27 – Interviews
March 1 – Selection of participating companies
March 26 – WIM Accelerator start date
Mid-June – Pitch/Demo Day
June 29 – WIM Accelerator end date
Deadline is Feb 1, apply here.