Job Opening – Marketing & Communications Manager

The Identity Group, a prominent marketing company specializing in the
creation and distribution of company-branded merchandise and apparel, is seeking a qualified marketing and communications manager. In this role, you will be responsible to create, develop and execute marketing and communications strategies that support consistent messaging for the organization. You will be responsible for contributing to concept development and copy writing for a wide variety of materials and mediums including; company website, email campaigns, business collateral, social media, sales presentations, digital channels, scripts, and more.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Communications or a related field from a four year college university.
  • Related experience is preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of website analytics tools; comfortable working with spreadsheets.
  • Strong problem‐solving skills, as well as being resourceful and solution‐oriented.
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Highly organized and dependable; able to multitask, work quickly and manage multiple deadlines. 

Send resume to info@tig2.com.                                                                         

Learn How March Madness Bounced Into Des Moines in 2016

March brings the madness of one of the greatest collegiate sporting events – the NCAA basketball tournament – to sports fans across the nation. In 2016, March Madness bounced into Des Moines as the city hosted opening round games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time.

You can get court-side seats to find out how it all happened when you join IABC and Greg Edwards of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday, March 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Forte Banquet and Conference Center. Greg, a key figure in bringing March Madness to Des Moines, will share insight into the process of attracting and hosting a successful major sporting event – from planning and preparation to the communications, operations and logistics.

This event is FREE for IABC/Iowa members and only $10 for non-members. Register now.

Peek Behind the Scenes Into RAGBRAI

You’ve seen the hoards of bikers. You’ve ridden the hundreds of miles. You’ve dipped your wheels in the Mississippi. Now, here’s your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the state’s most successful and well-known events.

Heading into its 45th year, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is the oldest, largest and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world. Taking place right here in our own backyard, the annual event attracts thousands of local, national and international riders and media to the state of Iowa.

 So, how does it all work?

Join IABC on Thursday, February 23, at 11:30 AM at Iowa Finance Authority as RAGBRAI’s Andrea Parrott takes us behind the scenes into the planning, preparation and communications involved in running this successful event.

Lunch will be provided, and there will be an opportunity to network with communications colleagues and friends following the event. 

Click HERE to register.

Job Opening – Development Director, Hoover Presidential Foundation

Develop your own department in this newly created position! We have a great story to tell! The Hoover Presidential Foundation in West Branch (just minutes east of Iowa City) is seeking a Director of Development, a new position for the Foundation. Join a cohesive, committed team of co-workers to further the story of Iowa’s only U.S. President!

Working closely with the Executive Director, you will be responsible for the management, implementation and continual evaluation of the organization’s overall fundraising plan. Specifically, the position will stress the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual and corporate donors. A focus on relationship building with donors will be emphasized as the Director of Development will spend the majority of time meeting with perspective donors primarily throughout Iowa and with targeted perspective donors throughout the country in an effort to seek and acquire annual, major and/or planned gifts and capital campaign support to benefit the organization.

This is a rare opportunity to put your mark on an established organization with a great reputation and mission! We are offering competitive salary and benefits, including health, dental, life and disability insurance, matching 401k, PTO and generous holidays.

Don’t want to leave a great job, but know someone who would like to have one and would be a great fit? Please feel free to share this opportunity with them.

To learn more, visit http://www.hooverpresidentialfoundation.org/Careers.php

Application Deadline is March 15, 2017.

Send a cover letter and resume to:

Email: jfleagle@hooverpf.org
Mail: Jerry Fleagle, IOM, CAE
Executive Director
Hoover Presidential Foundation
PO Box 696
West Branch, IA 52358

Job Opening – Social Media Strategist

Do you eat, sleep and breathe social media?

Do you like to work on both the creative side of marketing, AND the analytical side?

Are you a word geek who knows the power of using the right words to deliver our brand story?

As a Social Media Strategist for a global FORTUNE® 250 company, you’ll serve as a subject matter expert on social media strategy, implementation and content creation. You’ll offer consultation on social media best practices and apply those practices to successful campaigns that build our brand.

Responsibilities:
What you’ll do:
• Research, plan, write, edit, curate, publish and promote content on social networking websites, interactive marketing and related media.
• Write and edit content using our brand voice, whether it’s 140 characters long or several thousand words.
• Use creativity and storytelling to bring our brand to life on social networks, integrating with other marketing functions.
• Be part of conversations about company content, products and brand to promote and maintain company reputation.
• Consult with business units on content creation and social media trends.
• Communicate effectively in written and video format, and with an eye for design.
• Work with creative agencies and partners, overseeing their work and providing direction.
• Analyze metrics and tweak creative strategy as needed.
• Deliver social customer service with empathy, patience, advocacy and conflict resolution.
• Stay on top of social media trends and best practices, and actively participate on sites on behalf of the company.

To view qualifications and apply online, go to www.principal.com/careers.

Job Opening – Sr. Content Marketing Strategist at Principal

At Principal®, every role supports a greater purpose—to give real people an edge in planning and protecting their financial lives. And after more than 130 years of service, we’ve never had a more vibrant and dynamic global team united in our purpose.

Through community involvement, innovative financial solutions and dedication to career development, we make a difference in millions of lives every day, including our employees’.

Sr. Content Marketing Strategist Responsibilities…

As a story teller on the Product and Investment team at Principal®, words are your tool to build trust and relationships with clients and prospects. Working closely with other writers, research, marketing, and designers, you’ll be working on a wide range of content.

Content will include but not limited to conversational responses, stories, dialogues delivered through multiple channels, i.e. websites, direct, presentations. The content you’ll write and edit covers a wide range of investing topics and retirement products offered by Principal.

APPLY HERE!

Job Opening – Sr. Communication Strategist at Principal

Retirement & Income Solutions at Principal is looking for a Sr. Communication Strategist to join the team! In this role, you will drive the development and deployment of marketing strategies and integrated communication programs to promote the company’s brand image. The Sr. Communication Strategist will collaborate with cross-functional teams on strategic planning and results.

Additional responsibilities may include:
• Digital/ Content Marketing: Lead development of digital strategy and drive content strategy, development and execution across all marketing channels.
• Strategy: Direct integrated marketing communication programs, strategies and staffing in alignment with business unit goals.
• Leadership: Direct a team responsible for creating high-impact communication strategies to meet business unit objectives.
• Project/ Resource Management: Manage projects/resources to accomplish marketing communication objectives in an effective and efficient manner.
• Team Management: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, and serve as liaison between the business, IT, digital resources, and marketing to lead large-scale marketing campaigns.

Apply Here!

‘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.

 Qualifications
•         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.

 Qualifications:
•         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!