‘Tis “Still” the Season to Give … Join Us at Central Iowa Shelter & Services

Though the holiday season is behind us, it is never too late to be in the giving spirit. Join IABC Iowa on Tuesday January 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a special volunteer event at Central Iowa Shelter & Services, 1420 Mulberry St., in Des Moines. From organizing and sorting donations to playing games with clients, come network with local business communicators while making a difference in the community. We hope to see you on January 24! Event is limited to first 20 people, so register now.

Director of Marketing – Frontier Co-Op

Are you looking for a new and unique challenge?

Frontier Co-Op is seeking a seasoned professional to lead its category marketing team. The Director of Marketing will be responsible for establishing a strategic plan and leading brand teams to achieve short- and long-term results in contribution and sales growth. This person will also be responsible for P&L, market share, sales, new product development and overall category strategy.

To apply and learn more about Frontier Co-Op, click HERE.

Iowa State University Job Opening – Manager of Communications

The Information Technology team at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Manager of Communications to provide leadership and oversight to our comprehensive communications strategy.

The technology team provides core computing, network services, enterprise systems, and information security resources to students, faculty, and staff. We collaborate with technology professionals campus wide to provide specialized IT resources to academic and business units.

The Manager of Communications serves as executive liaison to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) helping to advance the technology team and the university through effective, accurate, timely, and clear strategic communications.

To learn more or to apply for this position, click HERE.

Federal Home Loan Bank Marketing Internship

Careers | Federal Home Loan Bank

Marketing Intern

The FHLB Des Moines Marketing Intern will play an integral role in expanding the Bank’s inbound and traditional member marketing efforts. This person will gain real-world, value-add experience through leading and assisting a variety of marketing initiatives.

• Interface with representatives from the mortgage, community investment and funding product lines to help develop various communications materials in the print and digital space.
• Collaborate with the sales team to develop a broad library of resources including presentations, leave-behinds and member tools.
• Assist with content marketing initiatives, across multiple platforms and formats to drive member activity:
o Ensure all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice and optimized for search
o Assist with populating an online content calendar by developing and curating content in multiple formats according to an established persona’s preferred communications channels
• Support the planning and marketing of the Bank’s educational events.

•         Junior or senior working toward a Bachelor’s degree in communications or marketing. Experience in technical or financial services writing a plus, but not required.
•         Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills; willingness to assist with (or potentially lead) case study interviews via phone.
•         Excellent project management skills including planning, organization, implementation and meeting deadlines.
•         Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, think critically and work independently.
•         Working Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress.

This is a full-time summer internship that begins in mid-May 2017 and has the potential to run through the end of the first semester, depending on the candidate’s class load and needs of the FHLB Des Moines Marketing Communications Department.

To apply, click here.

Federal Home Loan Bank Communications Internship

Careers | Federal Home Loan Bank

Communications Intern

The FHLB Des Moines Communications Intern will play an important role in supporting the Bank’s internal communications efforts. This person will gain extensive communications experience by leading and assisting with a variety of communication initiatives.

•         Responsible for content creation and copyediting for multiple audiences and communication channels, including print, web and social media.
•         Provide updates to the Bank’s WordPress intranet.
•         Assist in the creation and execution of communication plans.

•         Junior or senior working toward a Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or public relations.
•         Strong writing skills are a requirement.
•         Excellent verbal communication skills.
•         Proficient in Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Adobe Creative Suite.
•         Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro or other video editing software.
•         WordPress and video editing experience are a plus but not a requirement.

This paid internship is expected to run from mid-May through mid-August 2017.

Click here to apply: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FHLBDM&cws=1&rid=433


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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!