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Volunteer opportunities to hone your craft

Volunteer opportunities to hone your craft

Maybe our most exciting benefit of membership, we offer volunteer opportunities to serve on the IABC/Iowa board that will help you grow in leaps and bounds.

Hone your craft as you learn about elements of the communication world you might not see in your day job for years:

  • Plan professional development events
  • Manage a budget
  • Foster a vibrant community of communicators

You’ll build relationships and share ideas with colleagues at other companies and stay in tune with the best practices that will make your work life easier, no matter your focus area.

Through IABC/Iowa, connect with fellow communication professionals, and advance your career

Contact us today for more information!

Make the most of IABC/Iowa

Big or small, there are plenty of opportunities to give back and help IABC/Iowa.

Without volunteers, our nonprofit organization wouldn’t be able to provide the great professional development programming, networking opportunities and recognition that we do each year. How you can help:

  • Join the IABC/Iowa board (Members only)
  • Contribute to an event planning committee (Members only)
  • Introduce a speaker
  • Greet and escort guests to and from meeting rooms
  • Work at the registration table
  • Sponsor an event, meeting, etc.

Getting involved is by far the best way to connect with fellow communicators and advance your career. Expand your professional network. Learn some new skills you wouldn’t get exposed to in your day job. Build a stronger resume. In other words, make friends, try new things and benefit professionally in the process.

It’s fun and well worth your time. We promise.

To learn more or get started today contact us – we would love to hear from you!

Sieze the May Social on May 24

Join fellow IABC members and friends on Tuesday, May 24, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (or until the last person leaves) at Saints in Beaverdale for appetizers, drinks and great conversations.

We hope to see everyone there!

HR Communications Specialist

Job Req#: 5116006
Category: Marketing/Public Relations
Type: Salary / Exempt / Salaried
Salary/Wage: not specified
Career Level: not specified
Work Experience: 2+ years work experience in Marketing, Communications, Human Resources or a related field is preferred
Education Level: 4-year degree in Marketing, Communications, Human Resources or a related field
Reporting to: not specified
Shift: 1st
EEO Category: Administrative Support Workers

Are you a great communicator with a creative streak and a marketer’s mind?

Can you manage projects, deliverables, budgets and a variety of personalities without breaking a sweat?

Do you take a little too much pride when coworkers ask you to proofread their drafts, or when you spot typos in the newspaper? (It’s okay, you can admit it…)

If this sounds like you, keep reading—you might be the perfect person to join our team!

HNI is a multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded global company producing office and education furniture solutions and hearth products (fireplaces and gas- and wood-burning stoves).

We are looking for an HR Communications Specialist to help our corporate Human Resources team deploy many exciting initiatives in 2016 and beyond. The HR Communications Specialist will be responsible for internal communications supporting key HR initiatives related to health/wellness, benefits, compensation, performance management, ethics, compliance and more. This includes creating and managing communication plans; crafting key messages; consulting with project teams and leaders on communication approach; designing and writing specific communication pieces; and deploying communications throughout our large, decentralized organization.

More specifically, our HR Communications Specialist is responsible to:

• Lead employee communication and engagement projects of moderate complexity.

• Develop and execute communication and project plans to meet stakeholder needs, often collaborating with cross-functional team members.

• Craft messaging for new communication campaigns using marketing techniques to maximize impact and audience engagement.

• Create and edit a variety of communication materials (print, presentations, web content and other formats as needed). Generate content, draft, proofread, edit and distribute communication pieces.

• Manage established department communication tools such as newsletters, email campaigns, websites and communication calendars.

• Collaborate with business and HR partners to measure effectiveness of communication campaigns, identify opportunities for improvement, and implement follow-up actions.

• Manage third party vendor relationships for communication projects, including organizing bids, coordinating with vendors on project fulfillment and managing payment/invoicing. 


• 4-year degree in Marketing, Communications, Human Resources or a related field.

• Excellent writing capability, including experience with creative/marketing copy, technical writing and business copy. Strong attention to detail, formatting and grammar is required.

• Ability to design and lay-out communication pieces with pleasing aesthetics.

• Strong project management and organization skills. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and deliver on-deadline and on-budget, without sacrificing quality.

• Strong verbal communication and presentation skills, including ability to effectively influence and persuade others.

• Ability to craft and deliver effective communications to engage, persuade and connect with individuals of diverse backgrounds, at all organizational levels.

• Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Moderate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

• Must be able to present samples of personally-developed work product, including written communication pieces. If selected for an interview, must be willing to complete simulated “real life” work scenarios involving creation of communication pieces.


• 2+ years work experience in Marketing, Communications, Human Resources or a related field.

• Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Captivate.

• Foundational knowledge of the HR function.

• Experience crafting internal employee communications. 

Contact Information:
Company: HNI Corporation
Location: HNI Corporation, Muscatine, IA


Compensation & Benefits Specialist

Category: Accounting/Finance/Auditing
Type: Salary / Exempt / Salaried
Salary/Wage: not specified
Career Level: not specified
Work Experience: not specified
Education Level: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or a related field
Reporting to: not specified
Shift: 1st
EEO Category: Professionals

Are you a collaborative problem-solver with a critical eye for detail? Can you juggle multiple priorities at once? Do you have a passion for accuracy and fairness in benefit administration? Please read on!

HNI is a multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded global company producing office and education furniture solutions and hearth products (fireplaces and gas- and wood-burning stoves). We are seeking a Compensation and Benefits Specialist to join our corporate HR team.

As our Compensation and Benefit Specialist, you will be responsible for key elements of our team’s success, including:
•Providing daily support to resolve benefits questions from our members and HR teams, with excellent customer service skills.
•Serving as an advisor and informational resource to senior leaders, enabling the decision-making process for our compensation and benefit plans.
•Continuously improving the efficient administration of our benefit plans by implementing process improvements.
•Serving as the project manager for many initiatives related to health, wellness, compensation and benefits.

More specifically, the Compensation and Benefits Specialist is responsible to:
•Partner with insurance administrators (medical, pharmacy, 401(k), etc.) to manage day-to-day administration and resolve escalated issues.
•Collect, analyze and summarize health, welfare and wellness data and trends.
•Research and resolve complex benefits issues involving knowledge of multiple systems and plans.
•Support communication and engagement outreach to leadership, HR, members and dependents regarding health/wellness, welfare, 401(k) and compensation plans.
•Benchmark best practices and research industry trends.
•Work with cross functional teams to implement programs and manage projects. 


Here are the must-haves to be successful in this position:
•Bachelors degree in Business, Finance/Accounting, HR or related field.
•Strong initiative and work ethic, with a positive, can-do approach to problem solving. Considers every problem with a “we’ll figure this out!” mindset. Innovative thinking (doesn’t get stuck when solving problems), and enjoys working independently to achieve results.
•Constant focus on providing great customer service, even in a fast paced environment and while maintaining compliance with our plans, policies, and legal regulations.
•Eye for detail with constant attention to accuracy.
•Strong relationships with all personality types—across and outside our company—including leaders, members, HR teams and insurance vendors.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Can clearly and concisely explain complicated issues and ideas.
•Good with data and numbers, including collecting, researching, and analyzing large data sets, and then identifying and communicating underlying issues to others. Able to bring meaning to the numbers.
•Successfully manages multiple priorities to achieve results.
•Actively engaged in projects, while also maintaining strong performance of regular duties.
•Respect for confidentiality of compensation and benefits information.

Contact Information:
Company: HNI Corporation
Location: HNI Corporation, Muscatine, IA


Iowa Economic Development Authority Position Openings

The Iowa Tourism Office of the Iowa Economic Development Authority in Des Moines, Iowa, is seeking two Welcome Center Lead/Marketing Liaison’s. Click below to learn more about the openings.

Davis City, Iowa

Underwood, Iowa


Iowa Bankers Association seeks Marketing Communications Intern

This part-time internship position supports Marketing & Communications Department operations by providing database management and event and project coordination support.

  • Manages database and list updates for key association contacts, including updating and maintaining member and other databases and lists used for marketing and communications. Develops and distributes materials using database and list data, including membership dues mailings, directories, proceedings documents, etc.
  • Assists with marketing events and programs; including scheduling events and assembling and preparing materials for events and programs, including but not limited to bank marketing committee meetings, bank marketing awards program, Bank Club program, member golf outing event, silent auction, and others.
  • Assists with communications programs by fulfilling requests for website login access and newsletter subscriptions, and proofreading marketing communications materials.
  • Prepares and distributes business cards, stationary and logoed and promotional items.
  • Assists with writing, editing and proofing marketing communications materials.

Required Education: HS Diploma (GED); currently enrolled in a college degree program in the areas of communications or marketing.

Technology Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required; Also prefer experience working with databases, survey programs and Adobe InDesign.

Required Skills or traits for the position: Strong organizational skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills, general math skills, data entry skills and proofreading skils.


Click here to apply today!