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.