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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!

February IABC/Iowa Member Spotlight – Jackie Wilson

Each month, we will feature a different IABC/Iowa member. In the February spotlight, get to know Jackie Wilson.

Name?
Jackie Wilson 

Company and position title?
Freelance writer at Jackie Wilson Writing.

Length of IABC membership?
I became a member around 2004. I held IABC board positions from 2005-2009.

What do you value most/what are you looking to gain from IABC? 
I really enjoy the connections I make and the support from other members. I recently started my own freelance business and a fellow IABC member gave me tip and it landed me a writing gig!

Favorite book?
Steering By Starlight from Martha Beck. This book gives a lot of insight for finding and following your true path.

Favorite quote?
“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.” — Asha Tyson

Favorite hobby?
Anything outdoors – biking, hiking, walking, working out and gardening. Although it’s not a hobby, spending time with my family is tops as well.

Favorite lunch spot?
Tasty Tacos. Hot sauce and tacos – what more can you want at lunchtime?

December IABC/Iowa Member Spotlight – Rachel Schelle

Each month, we will feature a different IABC/Iowa member. In the December spotlight, get to know Rachel Schelle.

Name?
Rachel Schelle

Company and position title?
Workiva, Customer Success Senior Operations Manager

Length of IABC membership?
Just a couple months

What do you value most/what are you looking to gain from IABC? 
I am interested in continuing education opportunities that will help me help my work teams communicate more effectively and efficiently.  I would like out leadership team to be more intentional with what/how/when we disseminate information and training to our teams to help reduce information overload and noise.

Favorite book? 
Little Women

Favorite quote? 
“You can’t make footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on your butt. And who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time?” ― Bob Moawad

Favorite hobby? 
Quilting / Sewing

Favorite lunch spot?
The Spice

United Way of Central Iowa Seeks Marketing Communications Manager

Position Summary: United Way of Central Iowa is seeking a well-rounded marketing professional to be our Marketing Communications Manager. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of marketing communications, digital and social media, strong writing, editing and project management skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. A bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field with minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in project or traffic management in a marketing department. Solid computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite software and web-based content management systems. The Marketing Communications Manager is a results-oriented communications professional who is able to work effectively with other United Way staff members to manage multiple concurrent projects. Employees at UWCI have a passion for the organization’s mission and community impact work and strive to create a positive and welcoming work environment. Our core values of compassion, integrity, community engagement, responsiveness and striving for excellence is the foundation for how we do our work and to reach our aspiration to “Engage Community to Empower All.” 

Posting Date: December 15, 2015 Application Deadline: December 31, 2015 This full time position includes a competitive salary and a robust benefits package.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to careers@unitedwaydm.org. For organizational information, please visit www.unitedwaydm.org.

Click here for more information and requirements regarding the Marketing Communications Manager position.

 

 

What millennials expect from employee communication… and how you can deliver it

Millennials are representing more and more of today’s workforce and with them comes new expectations of technology and communication in the workplace. However, are our employee communications shifting along with them?

According to Jeff Corbin, CEO of KCSA and APPrise Mobile, the answer is no. In the latest episode of CW Live, Natasha Nicholson talks with Corbin about the results of the 2015 Mobile Trends in the Workplace study and what they reveal about employee engagement and communication today.

A significant trend that the results show, Corbin shares, is the impact millennials are starting to have on employee communication. He says that there is somewhat of a disconnect happening right now in organizations: Millennials want instant, easy-to-access communication and content, but their employers are still predominately relying on older forms of communication.

“Current legacy systems (intranets, SharePoint systems) don’t work well in the mobile environment. Millennials aren’t able to get information quickly through these devices.”

Even email isn’t as effective as it once was due to problems of overload: The survey shows that though 89 percent of companies still rely on internal email, 30 percent of respondents ignore emails from their employers.

“Never before have we had such direct access to our employees…The question is, what to do about it?”—Jeff Corbin

Corbin suggests that communicators look at these trends as an opportunity to create a mobile strategy in their organizations.

“Never before have we had such direct access to our employees, to our other targeted audiences. The question is, what to do about it?”

The answer? Corbin recommends researching new methods of communication—like messaging apps and social collaboration tools—and start implementing them as soon as possible.

“Email isn’t going away anytime soon,” he says. However, because “millennials have these mobile devices and email is becoming somewhat of an issue, it might be a wake-up call for organizations and companies to start to think differently about how they communicate with their workers.”

 

Watch the complete interview below. To learn more about the 2015 Mobile Trends in the Workplace study, you can go to theEMPLOYEEapp’s website.

 

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