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Toast to the Coast: J.Y.S.L.A.

This June, we ask you to join us in raising a metaphorical glass in honor of the Lanier family.

In 2018, Mr. Lanier and his wife, Teresa, founded Jubilee Youth Service and Leadership Academy (J.Y.S.L.A.). The non-profit is an affordable and high-quality mentorship and leadership program. Through J.Y.S.L.A., the Laniers hope to transform the lives of young boys along the Alabama Gulf Coast.

“We teach our cadets perseverance and how to solve problems and challenging circumstances,” Mr. Lanier said. “The results are them learning character, grit and a never-give-up attitude.”

Both Mr. and Mrs. Lanier are immensely qualified to run a youth non-profit, and are clearly committed to enriching the community. Mr. Lanier is a proud native of Mobile, Alabama. His extensive qualifications include Utah State University, the United States Army and a juvenile detention bootcamp instructor for the Boys & Girls Club. Mrs. Lanier’s background is just as impressive with 38 years of nursing experience, especially with the underprivileged population.

J.Y.S.L.A. provides a variety of experiences for young boys that they may not find anywhere else. For example, the Laniers and their volunteers host the Early Risers: Leadership & Ranger Outdoor Adventure Camp. The boys and their mentors visited the Hank Aaron Birthplace Museum in May 2021. There are still spots available for the tour of the Mobile Bay peninsula in July 2021!

If you would like to contribute to J.Y.S.L.A. and, by extension, give back to the Gulf Coast community, there are a variety of ways to do so! You can become a sponsor or make a one-time donation. If you would like to enroll your son in this unique program, visit www.jysla.org today.

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Junior Designer/Social Media Manager

Job details

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • Social Media Management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Southern View Media is a digital marketing company that was created to help local businesses understand the complex digital world and make educated decisions when it comes to their marketing. We are a balance of talent, intuition, business sense, media solutions and metrics to be a creative problem-solving machine that is fueled by client need and driven by results, and we are ready to provide businesses with marketing and advertising services at any level.

We are looking for a Junior Designer/Social Media Manager to join our growing team. You’ll be working in an office environment with a group of professionals who take pride in their work and their relationships with our clients. We’re looking for someone who is creative, computer savvy and comfortable in print and digital design. This is an entry-level position, and great for a recent grad.

Ideal Candidate Skills/Requirements:

  • Demonstrates proficiency with use of software design programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator.
  • 1 year of experience in website design preferred.
  • Demonstrates ability to multitask efficiently.
  • Can navigate smoothly between digital design and traditional print media assignments.
  • Works well with a team.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Manages time efficiently.
  • Exhibits ability to think outside of the box.
  • Pays close attention to detail to catch any errors in production drafts.
  • Able to run pre-flight check and resolve errors.
  • Possesses strong writing and editing skills.
  • Designs and implements social media strategy to align with business goals
  • Collaborates with other teams, like marketing, sales and customer service to ensure brand consistency and overall client satisfaction.
  • Oversees social media accounts’ design (e.g. Facebook timeline cover, profile pictures, etc.)
  • Suggests and implements new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions and competitions.
  • Stays up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and applications.
  • Ability to turn social media fans into customers and customers into advocates.
  • Ability to leverage and utilize social media software tools for planning and proofing.

Pay: $11.00 – $14.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Social Media Management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No
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Toast to the Coast: Elaine Sessions

Many call the Gulf Coast their home, including beach-lovers, artists, athletes, fishers, foodies and, of course, the mosquito. But who makes the Gulf Coast a home for this vibrant, multifaceted population? The realtor. Let’s all raise our glasses to Elaine Sessions, a Gulf Coast leader in both real estate and volunteerism.

Elaine has the honor to work with Roberts Brothers, the oldest local real estate company on the Gulf Coast, as leader of the Sessions Team. Founded in 1946, Roberts Brothers recently celebrated their 75th anniversary and continue to expand their business. Elaine herself has worked in real estate for 44 years.

“My job is to make a real estate transaction as stress-free as possible,” Elaine said. “I help people with their budget, match a home to their lifestyle and counsel families to help make wise decisions.”

However, even with that impressive resume, Elaine’s impact on the Gulf Coast expands beyond real estate. Elaine serves with several organizations, including the Mobile Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce. She works with McKemie Place as a board member. Elaine also serves as a board member of Pretty Feet, an organization that supplies shoes to children across the world. Elaine’s work with children includes serving as a Big Sister to a young girl for 7 years.

When asked what she plans to do in the future, Elaine said, “Continue working with the homeless, continue working with under-privileged children and continue to be active in my church, Dayspring Baptist Church.”

If you or someone you know needs real estate services, reach out to Elaine Sessions at Roberts Brothers.