A few job opportunities to share with your networks.

Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA  90048 USA


May 29, 2017
Hello Everyone:
I trust that you are all having a great weekend.  I also hope that you remember those who have sacrificed their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.  And I hope you are remembering loved ones during this very special weekend.  I wanted to get a head start on the week.  Here are a few job opportunities to share with your networks.
Best regards,

Houston Community College (HCC)
Director of Communication Services
From Ms. Linda Toyota, Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing, Houston Community College.
The Organization
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 100,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
The Team
You will find a collaborative, collegial atmosphere at HCC; one in which you will receive strong support at the highest levels of administration. Our leaders foster a positive work environment through empowerment of team members and direct reports.
We are currently seeking a Communications Services Director who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.
The Opportunity
An expert in communications strategy and possess practitioner ability to execute. Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you’re a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we’re looking for you.
Your mission:
We’ll look to you to oversight Office of Communication Services at the college level which includes developing collateral materials, marketing programs, and community outreach.   You will be responsible for coordinating with the System Office of Communications to ensure maximum collaboration and communication.
Your work:
You will enjoy working with local community media, including minority media to promote and advertise activities, offerings and successes of the college. This exciting work includes the submittal of two feature stories monthly for local production, the submittal of two releases with photos of college activities and events, and weekly submittals of announcements of events and new briefs on college-specific activities.  You will develop and maintain relationships with key media reporters, including editors, managers, newspapers, community relations personnel, technicians and staff.  Internally, we will count on your expertise to work in partnership with College President to develop college-specific marketing programs to create brand identity for the college.
Next steps:
If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you’re a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, we urge you to apply today.
Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
·         Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
·         145 languages are spoken here.
·         Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
·         Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
·         The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
·         World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
·         With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
·         Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.
If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.
HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
Work cooperatively and in alignment with the system and the System Communications office, but is responsible for the planning, design, and production of all collateral materials and social media for the college, including regular publications for internal college audiences.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
·         Responsible for the planning, direction and coordination of all aspects of the college’s marketing and communications activities, including creative direction, objectives, and marketing initiatives, in coordination and in support of System communications objectives and strategies and development of a comprehensive marketing strategy, representing the college and system in the most positive light.
·         Work cooperatively and in alignment with the system and the System Communications office, but is responsible for the planning, design, and production of all collateral materials for the college, including regular publications for internal college audiences.
·         Work with College President to develop college-specific marketing programs to create brand identity for college.
·         Responsible for the development and maintenance of relationships with key media reporters, including editors, managers, newspapers, community relations personnel, technicians and staff.
·         Work with local community media, including minority media to promote and advertise activities, offerings and successes of the college. This includes the submittal of two feature stories monthly for local production, the submittal of two releases with photos of college activities and events, and weekly submittals of announcements of events and new briefs on college-specific activities.
·         Act as college spokesperson, under the direction of the College President and within the standards of the System for media communications.
·         Work with appropriate college personnel in developing promotional materials; including obtaining required information and photography to go into the materials.
·         Ensure that all college material meet with graphic and message standards of the System.
·         Responsible for speech writing and special events as directed by the College President. This includes the management and coordination of all external college activities with submission of a monthly report to the College President.
·         Supervise the work of the Community Outreach Coordinator at the college.  Supervise composition and maintenance of a list of community leaders and groups, and media personnel.
·         Provide support to the Board by developing public relations materials on priority issues.
·         Prepare quarterly evaluations of college’s communications, marketing and public relations with recommendations to President and Associate Vice Chancellor.
·         Meet regularly with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications and Directors Communication Services from other colleges to discuss initiatives, collateral material development, and other issues related to marketing for individual colleges and the system.
·         To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.  The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
·         Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications, public affairs, or a related field.
·         Minimum of five (5) years experience in marketing, public relations, communications, public affairs, or a similar field required.
·         Experience in writing and publishing feature stories and news releases.
·         Demonstrate the ability to develop strategic marketing and communication strategies.
·         Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex issues and communicate them effectively.
·         Possess excellent writing, speaking and editing skills.
·         Familiarity with Houston press and media outlets and personnel preferred.
·         Bilingual preferred
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.
For further information and to apply, please visit:

Southern California Edison
Campaign Manager, Public Safety (MPP1)
Rosemead, Calif.
From APALS via Ms. Tammy Tran of Southern California Edison.
Job Number:
Energy for What’s Ahead
Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.
Position Overview:
Responsible for developing, executing, and managing a forward-looking, integrated, communications strategy to positively impact reputation and awareness of our Public Safety and Cybersecurity messages and activities.
Typical Responsibilities:
·         Create and disseminate content and campaigns via various platforms, channels and events to improve public perception of the company’s safety and security efforts based on an editorial calendar, issues and opportunities.
·         Oversee outreach, communications and media pitching strategy to educate stakeholders on electrical safety. Coordinate resources, including external vendors to execute on tactics designed to reach to reach at-risk workers, first responders and customers. Draft message platforms and remarks for public speaking opportunities.
·         Support and identify synergies with the internal safety communications plan, playing a role in signature events and key programs.
·         Also responsible for Cybersecurity communications, including strategic plan, message and collateral development for both internal and external audiences, and providing the Cybersecurity team with effective communications consultation and guidance.
·         Maintain effective working relationships with external and internal stakeholders, including participation in public safety and Cybersecurity committees and working teams...
·         Assess opportunities for metrics and measuring of progress and success in overall performance. Monitor plan against these performance indicators and make mid-course corrections as needed. Ensure campaigns and planned communications are delivered on time and within budget.
·         Provide media and employee communications response during emergency/crisis situations. Serve as spokesperson for after hour media on call duty. 
Minimum Qualifications:
               Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field.
               Five years of experience in communications within a corporate and/or agency environment.
               Five years of experience in communications planning and program execution.
               Five years of experience in story-telling and content creation across multiple platforms and channels.
Desired Qualifications:
               Strong project management skills; be detailed oriented and well organized.
               Media Relations skills and spokesperson capabilities.
               Strong creative and problem-solving skills.
               Strong written and oral communications skills.
               Relationship management and consultative skills.
               Demonstrated ability to lead others through influence and collaboration.
               Experience in the utility and/or other regulated industry or with first responders or similar agencies.
               Demonstrated excellence in directly supporting senior executives in large organizations and influencing their approach to communications.
               Experience in Safety related communications and campaign management
               Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
               Relocation may apply to this position.
Energy for What’s Ahead
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).
If you are interested in this position, please visit:

Ad Fellows
New York and New Jersey
From Ms. Elva Lima, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Verizon.
Program Description
The AdFellows program is your chance to start a career in marketing!  During this immersive eight-month fellowship, you will have the chance to see both marketing client and agency while touching four distinct areas of the integrated marketing team.  Throughout all of it, you will be front and center, with hands-on activities that give you the opportunity to contribute your skillset and knowledge to begin a successful career in the brand marketing industry.  These rolls will be back in New York City and New Jersey.
How It Works
Complete rotations across top-tier agencies and Fortune 50 Brands, including:
               Verizon (client side)
               McCann (creative)
               Weber Shandwick (public relations)
               Publicis Media
               Momentum Worldwide (experiential)
               Rauxa (CRM)
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
               Gain an understanding of real-world marketing fundamentals and knowledge of daily business operations on agency and client sides of the marketing industry
               Use your skills across high-visibility marketing-related projects, meetings and presentations
               Attend learning programs and training sessions led by industry experts
               Participate in networking activities with other fellows, industry professionals and business leaders
               Manage projects independently in a challenging environment
Some other key points:
               The rotations will be in NYC with the possibility that AdFellows will need to come to Basking Ridge, N.J. (headquarters) some days.
               Verizon will be providing a housing stipend for anyone eligible for relocation assistance. 
               The first week of the program will be an intensive one-week orientation, delving into core marketing topics and giving participants a chance to get to know each other and start forming their AdFellows network.
               Preferred fields of study—communications, marketing, PR, graphic designer, but Verizon and its partners are not limited only to those fields
The preferred qualifications we are looking for are:
               Demonstrated  leadership  roles/experience
               Experience in community service
               Strong communication skills
               Previous internship or work experience
               GPA of 3.0 or above
               Proficiency in MS Excel and Powerpoint
Verizon and its partners seek a diverse pool of applicants.
To be considered:
Résumés and short cover letter can be sent to Ms. Jennifer Quinn



Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA  90048 USA
Tel. 213.262.0911 direct
Mobile 310.691.3462
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All Sports United announces 2017 All Stars of Giving Nominees

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All Sports United announces 2017 All Stars of Giving Nominees

2013 Winner Israel Idonije

For Immediate Release:

May 26, 2017

The world of sports offers many caring philanthropists who provide support to the causes and communities that are near to their heart.

The All Star of Giving award aims to recognize those individuals for their efforts and work in the philanthropic world by finding the Most Valuable Philanthropist. The social campaign, now in its fifth year, provides a financial award of $10,000 to the winner’s charity.  All nominees can raise funds for their charities by participating in the voting and donation campaign at http://www.allstarsofgiving.com.  The campaign will begin June 1st.

2014 Winner Matt Light

Started by All Sports United co-founders Alan Pavlosky and Scott Manthorne, the All Star of Giving campaign focuses on utilizing the unique platform occupied by athletes to raise awareness of charitable enterprises and to recognize the positive work being done across the world of sports in the hopes of leaving a legacy that last well past prime playing days.

Pavlosky worked hand-in-hand with athletes on the marketing side for three decades. During that time, he felt an under-publicized part of many pro athletes was the philanthropic work done by many. The All Star of Giving campaign helps bring recognition to that community work.

2015 Winner Allison Baver

“I was dealing with a lot of amazing athletes and celebrities that were doing really great things that were under the radar for a lot of reasons,’’ Pavlosky said. “I felt like it was a mission for me, a dream for me to help more of them get involved with philanthropic work because of the amazing opportunity they had to make a difference.  Scott and I have always had the same kind of approach of creating a means for athletes or business people to engage on moving the needle on affecting the greater good. So for us it was always about making that impact.’’

2016 Winner Tony Stewart

The list of nominees for the All Star of Giving award are selected from submissions throughout the year. The 2017 Award nominees features over 30 sports personalities that range from the NFL, MLB, PGA tour, tennis, soccer, Olympic sports, MMA/WWE and broadcasting.

Fans will determine the 10 finalists through an online voting and social media process which runs from June 1-July 1 that utilizes technology provided by Givkwik and xocial (pronounced soh-shul) integration. Fans are also invited to give to their favorite athlete’s charity of choice.

The new addition to this year’s campaign is xocial which will bring their concept of Competitive Kindness to the campaign adding a new level of fun and social media integration.

Thanks to an integration with Givkwik, as participants donate, vote and share they will gain points for their All Star team, which can be tracked on an interactive leader board.

Throughout the campaign, xocial will also be providing additional do-gooder challenges that can help push their team to the top.

As participants vie for the top of the leader board their challenge submissions will be automatically tweeted adding a new level of visibility to the campaign.

The All Sports United podcast, hosted by national radio sports personality T.J. Rives, will feature conversations with this year’s Top 10 finalists before the winner is announced at a date to be determined in July.

Previous winners of the All Star of Giving award include NFL defensive end Israel Idonije, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, NFL offensive lineman Matt Light and Olympic short-track speed skater Allison Baver.

Nominees for the 2017 All Star of Giving Award:

Jeff Allen – NFL

Kelvin Beachum – NFL

Heather Bown – USA Volleyball

Meryl Davis – Olympic Ice Dancing

Thomas Davis – NFL

Mike Ditka – NFL

Carlos Dunlap – NFL

Boomer Esiason – NFL

Tim Flannery – MLB

Doug Flutie – NFL

Jim Furyk – PGA

Reggie Howard – NFL

Cullen Jones – USA Swimmer

Madison Keys – Tennis

Karina LeBlanc – Soccer

Jim Leyritz – MLB

Erin Hamlin – USA Luge

Malcolm Jenkins – NFL

Marc Leishman – PGA

Tavon Mason – NFL

Bethanie Mattek-Sands – Tennis

Warren Moon – NFL

Frank Murphy – NFL

Bo Porter – MLB

Daniel Puder – MMA/WWE

Kyle Rudolph – NFL

Bas Rutten – MMA/WWE

Hannah Storm – ESPN

Julius Thomas – NFL

John Urschel – NFL

Natasha Watley – USA Softball

About All Sports United: All Sports United is a non-profit corporation with core mission of educating and empowering professional athletes and sports industry professionals to engage in efficient philanthropic work. All Sports United also provides a platform for recognizing outstanding philanthropy work through its annual Humanitarian Award and All Stars of Giving Campaign.


HP Named a Top 25 Public Company Diversity and Inclusion Leader


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HP is proud to be listed by Racing Toward Diversity Magazine as a Top 25 Public Company Diversity and Inclusion Leader. Racing Toward Diversity recognizes companies who embrace diversity in the workplace, work with diverse suppliers, and appeal to diverse customer groups.

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Top Diversity Thought Leaders on Twitter

By Lindsey Clark August 30, 2016


Connections and communication DBPDiversity thought leaders have taken to social media to share their ideas, thoughts and insights on different D&I subjects. Perhaps the most direct and instantaneous form of communication is Twitter. Within 140 characters, great minds comment on incidents such as the recent shootings in Dallas to the campaign of the first female presidential candidate. Below is a curated list of diversity and inclusion thought leaders that actively engage on Twitter in a meaningful way.
Deborah Dagit @Debdagit

Deb’s experience as a D&I practioner is truly extraordinary. She was a key lobbyist for passage of the American with Disabilities Act, leader of Learning Communications and Diversity at Silicon Graphics and head of Strategic Cultural Initiatives for Sun Microsystems and CDO at Merck for 11 years. Under her leadership at Merck, the company won praise from DiversityInc and Working Mother magazines, the Families and Work Institute, the Human Rights Campaign, Department of Defense Freedom Award (veterans) and the Department of Labor New Freedom Award (people with disabilities). She currently runs her own consultancy firm to assist CDOs in the ways she knows they need it most.


Recent post from @debdagit
Fields Jackson Junior @fleejack
Fields Jackson Junior is CEO of Racing Toward Diversity Magazine. The magazine is the product of his driven entrepreneurship and passion for proving the business case for diversity. His Twitter feed is a source for information for individuals anywhere on the diversity engagement spectrum.

@fleejack often posts #diversity jobs in his Twitter feed


Ellen McGirt @ellenmcgirt

Ellen McGirt covers race, culture and inclusion at Fortune Magazine. She recently introduced raceAhead, Fortune’s newsletter on culture and diversity in corporate America, to our eager inboxes. With over 30k followers, Ellen is taking the diversity Twitter world by storm.
Check out @ellenmcgirt's daily newsletter raceAhead


Tanya Odom @TMODOM

Tanya Odom has led original workshops on inclusive leadership, race/racism, gender equality, teambuilding, educational equity and girls’ leadership development. Her influence spans continents since she has lived and/or worked in over 30 countries.
A recent Twitter post from @TMODOM


Eric Peterson, MSOD @DiversityEric

Eric is the editor of The Diveristy Rockstar Daily, an online newspaper that focuses on "race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, family structure, and all the ways in which we differ - and all the ways in which we are the same." He is a Senior Consultant with Ross Inc. and has over 15 years of experience facilitaing and educating on Unconscious Bias, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Learning Strategies, and Organization Development.



@diversityeric's recent online newsletter


Chia-Lin Simmons @chialinsimmons
Chia-Lin Simmons is a technology and digital media powerhouse. She worked at the executive level for Google, Amazon and AOL before founding three companies of her own. Her interest in diversity is focused on the tech and startup sphere and as stated in her Twitter bio “has passion for helping women entrepreneurs”.


A recent tweet from @chialinsimmons


The described thought leaders above are not the only ones sharing impactful thoughts, other notable accounts we follow are:
  • Michael Bach @diversity_dude
  • Joe Gerstandt @joegerstandt
  • Brian Tippens @briantippens
  • NPR CodeSwitch @NPRCodeSwitch
The influence of Twitter spans the globe - 83 percent of world leaders are on Twitter, 92 percent of companies Tweet more than once a day and 79 percent of accounts are held outside of the U.S. An average of 6,000 tweets happen per second and we at Diversity Best Practices want to help D&I enthusiasts quickly find the relevant ones - follow us @DBP_news