Non-academic, non-classified Professional Experts are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees and have no entitlement rights toany position in the District. Professional Expert employment shallnot result in the displacement of Classified personnel.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Provides interpreter services. Interpreters facilitatecommunication between Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind, andhearing consumers.Qualifications and Physical DemandsEducation and Experience:Level I – Entry level of a series. Beginning proficiency insign language (American Sign Language and/or Signed English). Ableto interpret non-complex, non-technical subject matterindependently on a limited basis as determined by the Director orrecognized evaluator; assists in the advancement of skill level andproficiency of services provided to deaf and hard of hearingstudents. Possession of the following certifications or equivalentcertification from the Educational Interpreter PerformanceAssessment (EIPA), Registry Interpreters of the Deaf (RID), orNational Association of the Deaf (NAD): Interpreting TrainingProgram (ITP) Certification, Educational Interpreters ProficiencyAssessment (EIPA).Level II – Mid level of a series. Intermediate levelclassification of the Interpreter series. Intermediate proficiencyin sign language (ASL and/or Signed English. The Interpreter IIwill interpret moderately complex, technical subject matter and isable to understand course content in major areas of study and worksindependently in select courses. Assist in the advancement of skilllevel or as deemed necessary by the Director. Assignments require athorough understanding of educational principles, techniques andpractices related to interpreter services. Possession of thefollowing certifications or equivalent certification from theEducational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), RegistryInterpreters of the Deaf (RID), or National Association of the Deaf(NAD): Interpreting Training Program (ITP) Certification,Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment (EIPA).Level III – Advanced level of a series. Fluency in bothinterpreting and transliterating in multiple classroom settingswith varying degrees of difficulty or other campus venues.Proficient in voice interpreting skills and is able to provideadvanced level of understanding of course content across collegecurriculum. Demonstrates conceptual understanding of the issues andproblems specific to deafness in education. Assignments are morecomplex interpreter assignments. Possession of the followingcertifications or equivalent certification from the EducationalInterpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), Registry Interpreters ofthe Deaf (RID), or National Association of the Deaf (NAD): Registryof Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), National Association of theDeaf (NAD) Interpreting, Training Program (ITP) Certification,Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment (EIPA), NationalInterpreter Certification.Level IV – Expert skill level in providing interpreting andtransliterating services to the deaf and hard of hearing studentpopulation in all possible interpreting situations on a collegecampus or campus events. Possesses the ability to assess andaccommodate the deaf and hard of hearing students’ communicationneeds and facilitates communication across the college curriculumand related venues. Advocates for student access and possesses aworking knowledge of state and federal laws related to deafstudents in the post-secondary environment. Possession of thefollowing certifications or equivalent certification from theEducational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), RegistryInterpreters of the Deaf (RID), or National Association of the Deaf(NAD): Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), NationalAssociation of the Deaf (NAD) Interpreting, Training Program (ITP)Certification, Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment(EIPA), National Interpreter Certification.Conditions of EmploymentThis is a professional expert position. The District reserves theright to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based uponavailable funds. The effective dates of employment will be arrangedwith the supervisor.This is a recruitment for an applicant POOL to filltemporary/short-term assignments on an as-needed basis. Departmentsor Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to filltemporary/short-term assignments as the need arises. Applicationswill remain in the pool for one year. You will be contacted by thehiring manager should the department/division be interested inscheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of HumanResources regarding the status of your application .Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. The hours of work andeffective date of employment will be arranged with thesupervisor.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.Application materials must be electronically submitted on-lineat http://www.cccd.edu/employment . Incomplete applications and applicationmaterials submitted by mail will not be considered.Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for thisopportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. Acomplete application packet includes:A complete Coast Community College District OnlineEmployment Application.Answers to ALL Supplemental Questions, if any (pleaseprovide clear and detailed responses, where applicable, as theywill be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualifiedcandidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not pasteyour resume, put ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’, or leave blank).A current Resume (as a separate attachment – PDFrecommended).Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.Coast Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployerThe Coast Community College District is committed to employingqualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members whoare dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizesthat diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitablerole models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring andstaff development processes that support the goals of equalopportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for allqualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfullyin providing educational or employment opportunities to any personon the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, genderexpression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexualorientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability, military or veteran status, or geneticinformation. DefinitionUnder general supervision, the Professional Expert providesassistance and support in accordance with assignments anddirections from the supervisor. Professional Experts:Have specialized knowledge or expertise not generally requiredof or found in the classifications established by theDistrict.Must be specially trained, experienced, or competent to performexpert services.Are used on a temporary basis for a specific project orprojects.Terms of employment will be described in the ProfessionalExpert Agreement
Girls Area Softball Sectional ScoresTuesday (5-21)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Rising Sun.Rising Sun 10 Jac-Cen-Del 0Hauser 4 North Decatur 3Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switzerland County.Southwestern 6 Austin 0Switzerland County 5 Milan 4Class 4A-Sectional 14 @Bloomington South.Bloomington South 10 Shelbyville 4Columbus North 6 East Central 5
Batesville, IN—As a reminder, this Saturday is Heavy Trash Day in Batesville. Rumpke will collect 10 large items (material too large to fit in a garbage can/heavier than 75 pounds). The collection begins at 5:00 A.M. Citizens are encouraged to set their disposable items out the evening before to ensure items are not missed.Acceptable Items Include:All items should be properly prepared (sealed in plastic, 4ft bundles, not exceeding 75lbs. etc.)Old ClothingFurniture (sealed and wrapped in plastic)Any mattress or box springs must becompletely sealed in disposable plastic for removalOld rugs, carpet piecesRubber hoseAppliances (washers, dryers)InsulationCans and buckets, completely cleaned and dryPaint cansNot accepted:No electric devices containing mercury (TV’s, computers, microwaves, cell phones)No building and construction materials (bricks, etc.) or remodeling materials (interior/exterior)No car body parts including wheels and tiresNo steel or metal framingNo tree limbs or leavesFor further information, call Rumpke at 1-800-582-3107 or the Mayor’s Office at 933-6100.
0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks goalkeeper John Oyemba picks his keeper of the year award from State House’s Dennis Itumbi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 25- After a stellar 2017 season that saw him crowned the Sports Journalists Association (SJAK) Goalkeeper of the Year, Kariobangi Sharks shot stopper John Oyemba’s next target is to earn a call up to the national team Harambee Stars.Oyemba has described 2017 as a breakout year and hopes he can take the form into the new season and put his feet on a higher platform, that of the national team. “It has been a great year and being awarded as ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’ was humbling. I was competing with very good goalkeepers most of who have been in the Premier League for a while and to beat them to that award, It was a humbling feeling,” Oyemba said.“It is a positive step for me and now the only way is up. It is every player’s dream to don the national team colors and for me, that is my next target. I want to continue working hard, keep more clean sheets and hopefully, I achieve that goal,” the shot stopper further stated.With 16 clean sheets to his name, the most in the league with Patrick Matasi and David Juma both picking 15, it wasn’t such a bad return for a goalkeeper who started off as an assured second starter.At the beginning of the season, the Premier league newbies had brought on board Robert ‘Boban’ Mboya from Mathare United and with a wealth of experience including a few national team call ups under his belt, there wasn’t much of a debate as to who would man Sharks’ goal as a number one.But, Mboya’s star never shone as much, and once again, it gave off an opportunity for Oyemba who had helped Sharks get promotion to show his worth.Kariobangi Sharks goalkeeper John Oyemba poses with his Goalkeeper of the Year award during teh Sports Journalists Association of Kenya Awards Gala on December 18, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“When Boban came in, it was like a bar set for me to jump higher. I took the challenge and I knew he (Boban) was a good keeper so to get to number one I needed to work extra hard. When the opportunity presented itself, I took it with both hands and things fell in place for me,” Mboya further explained.His was a story of rising from the ashes especially with his campaign in the National Super League having started on a low. He started 2016 nursing a serious back problem and it ended up keeping him out for six months.“It was very heartbreaking for me but once I recovered and was given an opportunity, I decided it was my time to shine. Again, things worked out well and I managed to keep 11 clean sheets as we earned promotion and I think it is that same form I took into the Premier League,” said the keeper.Apart from his own personal ambitions, he wants to see his club challenge for the KPL title in 2018 having finished third in their debut season.“As a human being, the only route for growth is doing better each time. We came in with very little Premier League experience and we managed to finish third. We have to better that performance next season and I believe we should be considered as title challengers,” further added Oyemba.Sharks begin their campaign away in Bungoma taking on Nzoia Sugar on February 3.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The national Zoological Gardens in Pretoria is a world-acclaimed conservation and research centre. Image: Wikimedia) The Cape mountain zebra is one of the endangered species bred successfully by the National Zoological Gardens’ conservation centre. Image: Arkive) MEDIA CONTACTS • Craig AllenbyPretoria zoo marketing manager+27 12 328 3265RELATED ARTICLES • SA gets new coastal conservancy • SA marks Year of Biodiversity • SA biologist wins thesis award • A monkey first in South Africa Janine ErasmusSouth Africa’s Department of Science and Technology has earmarked R2-million (US$266 306), to be disbursed over the next three years, for the National Zoological Gardens.Most of the funds will go to the organisation’s new Centre for Conservation Science. This modern facility was opened in March 2009 by science minister Naledi Pandor, and aims to become a recognised centre of excellence in the spheres of conservation biology and conservation science.“The establishment of this centre marks a milestone in the history of the zoological gardens and puts it amongst a select few zoos that have dedicated research capacity,” said Pandor during an official visit to the centre in April 2010.“The centre’s focus on conservation medicine and conservation science places it at the forefront of innovation in zoo-based research.”The public are encouraged to visit the centre and observe the researchers at work. This, said Pandor, would help enormously in building awareness of the importance of science in addressing conservation problems, and would also boost youngsters’ interest in a science career.The conservation centre houses laboratory and office space, a library and computer training room, and state-of-the-art medical facilities – including an operating room, isolation ward, pharmacy and radiology unit.Not just a home for animalsSouth Africa’s main zoo is located in Pretoria and was founded in 1899, just after the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War, by medical doctor Jan Gunning, who was also director of the Staatsmuseum, later named the Transvaal Museum.Gunning took over the farm Rus in Urbe when its former tenants left to join the war, and quickly set about relocating a small collection of animals which were destined for the taxidermist to be put on display in the museum. The zoo received national status in 1916 and is the only facility in the country to have achieved this milestone.The 80ha zoo is a national research facility run by the National Research Foundation, and must comply with strict criteria set by the independent government agency. These include access for researchers to all facilities, the establishment of international links, and the initiation of projects involving fundamental and applied research.Until 2004 it was a cultural institution that fell under the Department of Arts and Culture, but its new designation since then has led to the establishment of a well-functioning department made up of the former research and veterinary divisions.It is expected to contribute immensely to biodiversity conservation research in South Africa, and to serve as a source of future conservation scientists who will participate in the field on both a local and international level.Current director Dr Clifford Nxomani said that the support of the science department and National Research Foundation would give the zoo the impetus to reach its full potential as a world-class research facility.Some of the initiatives currently underway are the maintenance of national genetic databases for wildlife; a disease diagnostics facility and database; and the Shape Africa programme, which runs under the international Shape of Enrichment initiative and works to enhance the conditions of captive animals.Research and conservationOver 7 000 animals, representing more than 600 species of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, make their home in the National Zoological Gardens. The collection is made up mostly of African animals, with around 30% representing alien species.The animals live on four different sites which stretch across the Gauteng, Limpopo and North West provinces. They are the Pretoria zoo, two biodiversity conservation centres in Lichtenburg, North West province, and Mokopane, Limpopo, and the Emerald Animal World in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng.The two conservation centres were established in 1974 and 1981 respectively, while the 203ha Emerald complex, a satellite zoo and game park, was launched in 2001.The South African animal institution is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquaria and contributes to a number of management programmes for endangered animals. It has also managed to establish successful breeding programmes for several endangered species – including Arabian oryx, lemurs, black and white rhino, and Cape mountain zebra – at its conservation centres.The National Zoological Gardens is a world-renowned facility, ranked in the world’s top 10. Its fifth director, Willie Labuschagne, was elected as president of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 1999. Ten years earlier Labuschagne founded the Pan-African Association of Zoological Gardens, Aquaria and Botanic Gardens, now known as the African Zoo Association.Education and entertainmentAbout 200 000 school children visit the zoo annually, and for those who have no way of getting there, the mobile outreach vehicles connect with a further 5 000 pupils in outlying areas. Around 700 teachers attend workshops in Life Science education every year, while the ZooClub continues to innovatively educate children through activities such as nature trail walks and camping, talks, and visits to areas of natural importance like Maropeng.The institution also offers assistance to undergraduate students for their projects. These include veterinary students from Onderstepoort, where Pretoria University’s Veterinary Science faculty is situated.
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#security#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Yesterday afternoon, just before President Obama’s first State of the Union address, the websites of the House of Representatives and those of multiple congressional members were defaced with anti-Obama messages. Among the defaced sites were those of Democratic Representative Charlie Gonzalez of Texas, and Republican representatives Spencer Bachus of Alabama, and Joe Wilson of South Carolina. These sites are currently down for maintenance.Here is the messages that greeted visitors to house.gov yesterday afternoon:FUCK OBAMA!! Red Eye CREW !!!!! O RESTO E HACKER !!! by m4V3RiCk ; HADES ; T4ph0d4 — FROM BRASILAll the affected sites used the Joomla content management system, but it’s important to note that not every Joomla site hosted on the House’s servers was affected by this attack. According to the Wall Street Journal, all of these sites are managed by GovTrends, a private vendor.Red Eye Crew According to Praetorian Prefect, which specializes in chronicling Web security issues, the Red Eye Crew, which claimed responsibility for these attacks, specializes in defacing government sites. Last August, for example, one member of the group defaced over 450 government sites in Brazil. In total, the group is responsible for over 45,000 defacements.It’s not clear how the attackers managed to deface these sites, but according to a spokesman for the House chief administrative officer, the attackers broke into these sites while GovTrends was performing routine maintenance. frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Rey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLetran dug deep and pulled off a come-from-behind 83-80 squeaker over Emilio Aguinaldo College to gain its first victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jerrick Balanza delivered the game-saving block on Jethro Mendoza’s attempt in the waning seconds of the game to halt the Generals’ late-game rally and secure the Knights’ breakthrough win for the season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LETRAN 83 – Ambohot 15, Nambatac 14, Quinto 14, Taladua 14, Calvo 9, Balanza 8, Pamulaklakin 4, Balagasay 3, Vacaro 2, Gedaria 0, Bernabe 0.EAC 80 – Munsayac 22, Onwubere 20, Garcia 13, Bautista 11, Laminou 7, J. Mendoza 3, Pascua 2, Guzman 2, Diego 0, I. Mendoza 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 12-28, 41-43, 58-54, 83-80. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ No passing fancy: Lonzo Ball seems like ideal fit for Lakers FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Knights, though, would turn the ball over in the ensuing possession to give the Generals one last chance, but Francis Munsayac failed to find the scorching Garcia and handed the ball to Mendoza for the failed game-tying trey.Down 26-9 to start the game, Letran straightened up its act to close the gap in the second period, before Nambatac finally handed his side its first lead with a three, 54-52, at the 2:54 mark of the third quarter.“Everyone was so overeager, but when we reminded them, we regrouped and I’m happy that we’re able to adjust in the second quarter and we got back because of our defense,” said Napa.Munsayac paced EAC (1-1) with 22 points, three steals, and two assists, while Sidney Onwubere had 20 markers, 17 boards, two assists, and two rejections.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress MOST READ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Jeo Ambohot topped Letran with 15 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks, while Rey Nambatac chipped in 14 markers, nine boards, five assists, and three steals.Bong Quinto also added 14 points, seven rebounds, and five dimes, Jeremiah Taladua got 14 markers and six boards, and Balanza drained all of his eight points in the payoff period for the Knights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“What happened to us in the first game almost happened again,” noted Letran coach Jeff Napa. “Luckily, the boys woke up in our last huddle and committed to do the right thing.”The win was already Letran’s for the taking, leading 74-65 with 2:38 to play, but EAC refused to sink, with Jerome Garcia drilling back-to-back treys in the final minute to cut the deficit to just three, 83-80, with 6.5 seconds left to play. LATEST STORIES
Originally published Aug 5, 2011 3:15:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Topics: 1. Pay attention to what journalists are posting. news Reporters are just like you and me. Treat them that way. use social media spread your own How to Generate Media Coverage Using Social Media Here are five tips for getting media coverage using social media. the way you would a phone. Ping once — maybe twice — but don’t pester. 5. Maintain that relationship. Social Media Marketing get and maybe even generate some media attention of your own. Ernst Moeksis use social media to It won’t happen overnight, and it’s not guaranteed that if you tweet at a reporter, he or she will cover your story. But there are a few best practices you can follow that will increase your chances. Don’t bombard them with tweets, Facebook messages, or LinkedIn messages about your news release or your upcoming event. Don’t ask them every three hours if they’ll be attending. Simply Photo Credit: 4. Thank reporters who cover your event, and do it publicly and preferably with a link to the coverage. Once the relationship is established, it’s easier and more likely you’ll get additional coverage. But again, don’t bombard them. You may not end up on the front page of the paper or land the top story on the news right away, but keep in mind that all national news comes from local news. Slowly, you will gain more credibility. Eventually, you might even grace the front cover of that coveted magazine. What other media relations tips have you learned from interacting with journalists and reporters in social media? 3. Once you’ve established a relationship with a reporter or editor, pitch them – gently. Sure, you may a lot of your news from social media. But you can also 2. Just because you may see them on television every morning or read their byline in the paper doesn’t mean they’re not human. They have feelings, too. So when you’re sharing that news tip, don’t do it in a condescending way. Instead, offer it as a, “Hey! Thought you may be interested in this…” Reporters love when their pieces get attention. Like I said, they’re just like you and me, and just like all of us, they have a little bit of a healthy ego. A simple Facebook post on their wall or a tweet saying, “Thanks, @(name) for the coverage of XYZ’s event. Check it out: (LINK)” should do it. Do they respond to comments? Answer questions? Get yourself into that conversation, but don’t do it by pitching them with your first tweet or Facebook comment. Instead, grow your relationship. If they have shared an article or video and you know of some piece of information that could add to that conversation or experience, share it. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Originally published Oct 7, 2011 9:00:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 Inbound Marketing This is a guest post writte by Paul Roetzer (@paulroetzer). Paul is founder and CEO of PR 20/20, a Cleveland-based inbound marketing agency and HubSpot partner, and author of the Wiley book, The Marketing Agency Blueprint.Change is not always easy, but it is inevitable. In the coming years, the marketing services industry will be transformed, and the criteria that marketers use to select and manage agency partners will evolve.Traditional firms — PR, advertising, web, SEO, content — that are unable or unwilling to evolve will fade, and a new category of disruptive hybrid agencies will rise to prominence. These tech-savvy, modern marketing agencies thrive on change and continually apply advances in technology to strengthen their businesses, evolve their services, and deliver greater value to you, the clients.The Impact of Inbound MarketingConsumers are tuning out traditional, interruption-based marketing methods and choosing when and where to interact with brands. This creates exponential growth in demand for inbound marketing services across the core areas of search, social, content, PR, email, analytics, web, digital advertising, mobile, and more.The future belongs to dynamic agencies with more efficient management systems, integrated services, versatile talent, a love for data, and a commitment to producing results that can be tracked in real time and correlated directly to sales.Keys to Agency Partnership SuccessThe right marketing agency can be a tremendous asset to your organization. Here are seven factors to keep in mind when evaluating, selecting, and managing a firm:1) Insist on “A” players.The greatest value an agency can bring to clients is staffing its account teams with “A” players. These professionals are analytical, confident, creative, detail-oriented, highly motivated, and strategic — all traits that consistently translate to success.2) Find tech-savvy partners.Agencies that are immersed in technology trends and innovations are able to more readily adapt their own business models, continually increase efficiency and productivity, evolve client campaigns, and make strategic connections to seemingly unrelated information.3) Demand that digital is ingrained in their DNA.Every agency, or at least the ones that will still be relevant in the coming years, is a digital agency. Having a digital division or group within an agency is not sufficient. Digital has to be ingrained into the agency’s culture and talent as a whole.You cannot build digital marketing strategies and campaigns in silos. Social, search, mobile, web, email, and other digital strategies must be fully integrated, along with traditional activities, into every program and budget.4) Look for data lovers.Leading marketing agencies turn information into intelligence, and intelligence into action. They build campaigns that consistently produce measurable outcomes, including inbound links, website traffic, leads, and sales. Hybrid agencies are staffed by measurement geeks who are obsessed with data.5) Invest in the doers.The marketing services world is full of thinkers, talkers, and self-proclaimed gurus, but after a while, they all start to sound the same. The greatest value for your organization is in agencies and professionals that drive change by practicing what they preach.Turn to agencies with demonstrated track records of success, starting with their own brands. Evaluate the strength of their website, the power of their staff’s personal brands, the value and frequency of content on their blog, and their reach and engagement in social networks.6) Seek systems for success.Prototype hybrid agencies are powered by systems that continually increase efficiency and productivity, encourage creativity, accelerate innovation, and push professionals to realize and embrace their potential. All of this produces higher performance levels and more satisfied clients.Align your organization with agencies that take a systemic approach to professional development, project management, client services, monitoring, measurement, reporting, and communications.7) Find partners, not providers.Agency professionals must understand the importance of each client. Employees should be 100% focused on your happiness and success.Your agency team has to become indispensible through their hard work, insight, consultation, services, expertise, friendship and professionalism. They must do the little things that build relationships and take the time to show you they care about your successes, both on individual and organizational levels.Your Thoughts?What do you look for in a modern marketing agency? How do you see them evolving and adopting effective inbound marketing strategies?Image Credit: David Lofink