Communications Manager - Iowa 4-H Foundation

Communications Manager

Position: Communications Manager

Job Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for implementation of the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s communications strategy and public outreach to enhance and grow financial support for the 4-H Program in Iowa. The ideal candidate will be as self-motivated individual with a proven track record in communications, public relations or marketing. Full Time.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage all Foundation communications and marketing efforts including Fourword magazine and press releases 
  • Oversee all details of special events, including Legacy Awards Gala and Iowa 4-H Day of Giving
  • 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


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
  • Experience with basic web design
  • Experience with video editing
  • 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. Benefits include: Foundation funded health insurance premiums, dental coverage, 401k match and PTO.

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 will 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 / 515.294.1552


Applications accepted until position is filled.

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