Communications & Event Manager - Iowa 4-H Foundation

Communications & Event Manager

Title: Communications & Events Manager
Appointment Conditions: Continuous, 12 months, Full-Time

Job Summary: Self-motivated individual with a proven track record in communications, public relations or marketing. This position reports to the Executive Director. Primary areas of responsibility include strategic communications, event management and development support.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all details of special events, including Legacy Awards Gala and Iowa 4-H Day of Giving
  • Manage all Foundation communications and marketing efforts including Fourword magazine and press releases 
  • Design and create collateral for development campaigns including print, web and video
  • Support & implement short & long term communication strategy for Iowa 4-H Alumni and Friends

Qualifications:

Education & Work Experience
Bachelor’s degree and three to five years professional experience in any of the following areas: communications, public relations, marketing, sales, fundraising, or other related field. 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to connect with donors, stakeholders and staff
  • Experience organizing and managing events
  • Experience overseeing social media campaigns
  • Committed work ethic and ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Ability to multi-task, manage, and organize multiple initiatives
  • Ability to use a variety of software applications, including Adobe Creative Suite; familiarity with Raisers Edge preferred
  • Creativity, patience, and a sense of humor 
  • Familiarly with and affinity for the 4-H Program or similar youth development organizations
  • Understanding of and commitment to, donor-centered philanthropy principles to develop and sustain relationships with donors

Compensation: Salary range: $40,000-$45,000 commensurate with experience. PTO, Health, Dental, 401k

Special Conditions
Position requires some travel primarily within the state of Iowa and well as some evening and weekend responsibilities.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the Iowa 4-H Foundation's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, and may include the completion of a background check.

Application Instructions:
Submit the following items to the contact listed below:

1) Resume
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for three references

Emily Saveraid, Executive Director
Iowa 4-H Foundation
esaver@iastate.edu / 515.294.1552

For full consideration, submit application by February 22. Applications accepted until position is filled. 

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