Military Entrepreneur eMentor Recruiting 



The Military Entrepreneur eMentor Program and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) have joined forces to increase the number of successful entrepreneurs from the military community by offering military veterans and their families with easy to use, flexible online mentorship support.  Military Entrepreneur eMentor will connect aspiring entrepreneurs with more seasoned entrepreneurs and business professionals for dynamic mentoring experience, designed to powerfully move protégés forward in achieving their entrepreneurial goals.  There is no cost to protégés or mentors to participate. 

We are currently seeking mentors:

  • With or without previous military experience;

  • Who are (or were) successful entrepreneurs; or

  • Who are business professionals (not necessarily entrepreneurs) with expertise in various business competencies. 


We are especially in need of mentors who have experience in the following industries: Apparel/Fashion, Consulting, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing (Work with & Select manufacturers), Non-Profit, Retail/Clothing/Accessories, Education Services, Fitness and Wellness, Beauty Salons, Skincare, IT/Tech, Healthcare/Medical, Publishing/Journalism/Free-lance Writing, Photography, Travel, and Real Estate/ Leasing, Business/Professional/Technical Services (Legal, Government Contracting, Cleaning Services, etc.), Social Services, Wholesale/Distribution.

Mentors will be able to volunteer as their schedules permit from wherever they are - by connecting with military entrepreneurs online.  There is no minimum time commitment, but most mentors engage with their protégés for an average of 60-90 minutes per month. 

Please visit to fill out a pre-screening questionnaire.  Note: this will not be the official sign-up page for the Military Entrepreneur eMentor community.  Participation in the program is by invitation only.  Once your form is submitted, you will be contacted by an eMentor team member with further instructions, should you be invited to participate as a mentor.
Mentors are selected for their expertise and willingness to support protégés with:  

  • Providing timely advice to military entrepreneurs and helping them to set and achieve goals.

  • Sharing expertise in business related fields to increase the productivity and profitability of protégé businesses.

  • Periodically participating in forum discussions to create a sense of community and share valuable lessons learned.  


If you are not an entrepreneur or business professional, but know of someone who is, please forward this email or pass along our contact information.  Thank you in advance for your support of our military entrepreneurs!


Making the Business Case for Diversity at Notre Dame University - Racing Toward Diversity



Diversity Thought Leader Tanya M. Odom joins Racing Toward Diversity magazine Advisory Board.

Tanya M. OdomTanya M. Odom is a highly regarded consultant, coach, facilitator, teacher, writer, and thought leader.

As a speaker, presenter, facilitator, and consultant, she focuses on several areas including: Mindfulness, Inclusive Leadership, Innovation and Creativity, Diversity and Inclusion, Team
 building, Mindfulness, Coaching, Well being and Leadership, Women of Color,  Educational Equity, and  Girls’ Leadership Development.
Tanya's work has focused on civil and human rights, dialogue, and education for over 20 years.

Tanya’s unique portfolio career has allowed her to work in the education, private sector/corporate, not-for-profit/NGO, law enforcement, and university/college arenas.

She is the co-author of "Evaluation in the Field of Education for Democracy, Human Rights and Tolerance.” Tanya is also a contributor to  the Huffington Post, where she has written posts about diversity, leadership, civil rights, self-compassion, and mindfulness. Tanya has also written for and Diversity Woman Magazine.

Tanya was named by Diversity Best Practices as “One of the Five Diversity Thought Leaders to Follow on Twitter.”
Ms. Odom has traveled extensively, and has both lived and worked abroad. Tanya has lived and/or worked in more than 30 countries. She is fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Odom has a Masters degree in Education from Harvard University. She received her B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology with a correlate sequence in Women’s Studies from Vassar College.
Follow Ms. Odom on Twitter @TMODOM



Career Opportunities - Los Angeles, Rosemead, Calif., and Houston, Tex.

Southern California Edison
Senior Project Manager, Communications Analytics and Insights
Rosemead, Calif.
From Ms. Diane Tasaka, principal manager of Southern California Edison.
Position Overview:
The Senior Project Manager, Communications Analytics & Insights is primarily responsible for performing analyses and generating insights that will inform decision-making and increase the quality and cost-effectiveness of advertising, marketing, and communications.  The Senior Project Manager will perform complex data analyses and consolidate disparate sources of customer, external and vendor data. 
The successful candidate will be a strategic consultant to executives, Corporate Communications, Customer Service and other operational units.  The successful candidate will also be relied upon to:
  1. generate actionable business intelligence; and
  2. be able to clearly and compellingly present this information (written, verbally, and graphically) to peers and to leadership.
Typical Responsibilities Include:

• Analyze variety of data using software tools to perform analyses that inform, or validate, decision-making.
• Work with both structured and unstructured data.
 Recommend and onboard data visualization tools and software.
 Generate and test hypotheses, analyze historical data to identify patterns, and pull the appropriate data streams to clearly illustrate performance.
 Influence key stakeholders about the value and importance of analytics.
 Help procure and manage research and analytics vendors.
 Translate complex, data-driven charts and graphs and analyses into clear, easy-to-understand documents and language.
 Work collaboratively with analytics partners across the company, as well as at external agencies, to design analytics programs that will create a singular view of our customers.
 Generate insights arising from consumer behavior analysis, customer segmentation, predictive modeling and a working knowledge of digital and traditional media campaigns.
 Work collaboratively with partners across the company, as well as external agencies, to identify opportunities to more effectively connect related customer data points to create an overall better and more cost-effective customer experience.
 Work collaboratively with partners across the company (including product managers, marketing strategists and content developers/publishers), as well as external agencies, to ensure that we are maximizing the impact of our storytelling to stakeholders (as measured by things like what stories resonate most with which audiences, effectiveness of  digital ad targeting and efficiency of spend).
 Work collaboratively with project managers across the company to ensure a cohesive digital analytics strategy, including standardization of KPIs and reporting, that is consistent and aligned with the company’s overall digital strategy.
Minimum Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, statistics, mathematics, business, sociology, economics or related field.
 Minimum of 5 years of experience in analytics and/or research.
 Demonstrated experience working with enterprise-level web analytics using Adobe, Google analytics and/or similar program(s).
Desired Qualifications:

 Master’s Degree in computer science, statistics, mathematics, business, sociology, economics or related field preferred.
 8-10 years of related experience in analytics and/or research preferred.
 Demonstrated competency in some or all of the following categories: data visualization, statistical modeling, data mining.
  Understanding of coding and algorithms, and how to design and write them to deliver actionable outcomes for the business.

 Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.
Southern California Edison is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Southern California Edison, please call Human Resources at (800) 500-4723, and choose option 3 for the Employee Information Center. Representatives are available Monday through Friday8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific time, except Wednesdays when the center closes at 2:30 p.m., and holidays, or (800) 352-8580 (Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired - TTY).
For more information about this position and to apply, visit:

Houston Community College
Director, Communication Services – Executive
From Ms. Linda Toyota, Associate Vice Chancellor -  Communications and Marketing, Houston Community College.
Thanks for your interest in the Director Communication Services (Executive) position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 311 open jobs by clicking here.

Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, public affairs or a related field required. Master’s Degree (MA or MS) from an accredited college/university in a related field of study such as Journalism, Marketing or Public Relations preferred.

Ten (10) years of related experience in marketing, public relations, communications, or a similar field to include 5 years of supervisory experience.
Experience working with the media, elected officials, the community at-large and managing complex projects, such as a bond election initiatives preferred. Experience with television programming contracts, acquisition strategies, and scheduling methodologies is strongly preferred; public speaking experience required.

 Knowledge and understanding of college organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
 Knowledge of and commitment to the college mission
 Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise including using technology and the social media to advance the college mission
 Strong management background that includes the selection, supervision, and evaluation of staff
 Ability to coordinate internal and external communications
 Ability to establish and maintain effective rapport with the management team as well as community leaders
 Ability to deal tactfully with all levels of people within the institution and the business communities
 Excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written)
 Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
 Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
 Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from top management, groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
 Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
 Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and LGL documents
 Ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the College’s policies and applicable laws, including: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
 Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment
 Ability to effectively manage crises
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs
For additional information and to apply, visit:

IW Group, Inc.
Digital Producer
Los Angeles
From Ms. Shari Hill, director of human interests, IW Group, Inc.
IW Group is looking for an energetic and driven Digital Production expert to join our agency team. This person will be responsible for the hands-on development of digital projects across all of IW Group’s platforms. Candidates should also have a strong command of marketing strategies to increase consumer engagement, buzz and other success metric at key consumer touch points.
Our agency is moving to a client and consumer centric model, evolving from our traditional department/functional structure to a client team structure. This means a select team comprised of multi-skilled experts (strategy, media, PR, events, creative, design and digital) will come together to form a group unit dedicated to support a specific client or group of client accounts. The objective is to deliver fresh, innovative marketing solutions, integrated ideas that live seamlessly across multi platforms, demonstrate speed and efficiency in delivery and ability to react and adjust as needed. This position will be part of such an enterprise team and will serve as a digital production expert on that team.
Specifically, this role will:
 Execute all digital production requests and/or hire digital production vendors when the need arises
 Develop content strategy, manage and execute content workflow
 Contribute exciting creative ideas and solutions for a wide spectrum of digital channels/platforms
 Drive digital solutions that will integrate across paid, owned and earned media
 Track and monitor performance using analytics and measure and track ROI goals
 Bring continuous knowledge and expertise to expand the team’s appreciation and understanding of digital solutions in a holistic, integrated marketing effort
The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and hands-on producer, with the ability to concept, sell and articulate a great idea. They will collaborate with other experts on the team, to solidify and strengthen ideas. They will be resourceful, creative and efficient in getting the work accomplished and have the experience and skills to ensure successful delivery, and execution.
Desired experience:
3+ years of digital production with a mix of expertise with various interactive project types including responsive websites, social media, mobile/tablet applications, digital video and content creation. Well-versed in numerous programming languages including JavaScript & HTML5. Candidates must show a robust portfolio demonstrating a track record of hands-on work.
Please have interested candidates forward a résumé, cover letter and samples of their work

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