Greater DM Convention and Visitors Bureau Marketing and Media Panel

Board Members at MMP

Crissanka Christadoss, Peggy Fleming and Julie Fleming

Three of our board members met up at the CVB’s Marketing and Media Panel today. We learned about project management, obtaining sponsors, engaging team members, and how to prepare for the Iowa Caucuses next year.

The CVB always does a great job of presenting these events.  This one was held at the newly constructed convention facility at the Airport Holiday Inn.  Very nice!

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DMPCC seeks Marketing & Communication Specialist

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is seeking a marketing and communication specialist who has the knowledge and experience to plan a broad-based strategy as well as the creativity and skills to execute the tactics and materials needed to carry the Center to greater levels of recognition and success in the wider community.

DES MOINES PASTORAL COUNSELING CENTER

Marketing & Communications Specialist

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Develop strategy for and coordinate all marketing and communication activities

in support of Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center’s (DMPCC) programs and

services. Support and collaborate with Executive Director, Director of Development,

Board members, volunteer leaders and DMPCC staff to increase community awareness

of the mission and services of DMPCC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Collaborate with and advise Executive Director and Leadership Team regarding overall communication and marketing strategies.
  2. Plan: Create and implement annual Marketing & Communications plan and timeline to enhance and increase the community’s understanding and appreciation of DMPCC’s wide variety of programs and services. (Include specific strategies to promote the Institute of Ministry, Veterans’ Services, Prairie Fire, Psych Testing, C.O.O.L., etc.)
  3. Print Materials: Write content and oversee design and production of all internal and external DMPCC publications including brochures, newsletters, invitations, annual report, etc. (Design of promotional pieces to be outsources to graphic design business.)
  4. Media Relations: Develop and implement all media relations strategies for DMPCC, including news releases, media alerts, op/ed work, and media response.
  5. Website & Social Media: Manage DMPCC website – oversee updating, direct content,       ensure accurate/current information. Serve as the front-line recipient and responder to questions submitted via the site. Promote DMPCC and its programs through a variety of social media outlets.
  6. Event Management (Non-fundraising Events):       Coordinate planning and implementation of non-fundraising events such as Annual Meeting, educational events, etc. to increase awareness of DMPCC in the community. (Project Manager for Marketing & Communications has overall responsibility for management of non-fundraising events. Director of Development has overall responsibility for management of fundraising events.)
  7. Event Promotion: Oversee promotion of both fundraising and non-fundraising events to increase attendance and community awareness.
  8. Advertising: Manage advertising for all programs, services and fund development events/activities. (Including budget development, copy writing and ad placement.)
  9. Communication:
    1. Develop talking points for DMPCC spokespeople, including Board members, regarding services and programs.
    2. Manage all public relations efforts related to disseminating coordinated messages from DMPCC to the general public.
    3. Manage internal communication efforts to ensure that all internal communications are presented accurately and appropriately to employees and other audiences.
  10. Other duties as assigned 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customer needs in a manner that provides satisfaction. Anticipates additional needs of the customer beyond their current use of DMPCC services. Understands and finds solutions within the limits of what is available. Solves problems with minimal disruption. Communicates openly and directly. Able to change communication style according to the needs of the audience and the situation.

TEAMWORK: Able to gain cooperation from others and work collaboratively toward solutions which generally benefit all involved parties. Proactively identifies opportunities to assist others and ensures that information is communicated accurately and timely to all necessary parties. Behaves honestly and ethically.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Establishes a systematic course of action to accomplish goals and objectives. Determines priorities and uses time effectively.   Completes the workload required of the position. Able to change priorities according to the work load and asks for assistance as appropriate.

ACHIEVEMENT ORIENTATION: Self-starting. Independently demonstrates a desire to set and meet goals, to find a better or more efficient way to do things, and to compete against a self-defined standard of excellence.

EXPERTISE (Technical or Procedural): Possesses specialized knowledge or skills to accomplish results. Is capable of learning new skills. Identifies areas for enhancing/acquiring new skills to enhance effectiveness.

PRESENTATION SKILLS: Is effective in a variety of presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with volunteers and donors.

 If interested, contact

Ellery Duke, Ph.D.
eduke@dmpcc.org
274-4006

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Check out Greater Des Moines Partnership’s job search site

Cognizant and Mercer are hiring 400 new positions to Greater Des Moines in the upcoming months. Visit careers.seizedesmoines.com to see what new jobs might be a match for you. 

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Plymouth Congregational seeks PT Communication Assistant

Part-time Communication Assistant opportunity at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Des Moines.

Plymouth is based on progressive theology – and we pride ourselves in a progressive approach to church communications, too. We are looking for that rare creative communicator who can craft copy that grabs attention AND create compelling, innovative graphic design.

As a communications jack-of-all-trades, your primary duties will include writing and graphic design for brochures, newsletters, and worship materials that fit Plymouth’s branding guidelines.

The Communications Assistant also plays an important role in helping maintain and grow our website. Knowledge of both InDesign and WordPress required. Position reports to Director of Communication. Please send resume and three work samples to pwilkerson@plymouthchurch.com.

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Nominations Sought for Open Board Positions for 2015-2016

The Greater Des Moines Professional Chapter is seeking nominations for several openings on the board of directors. This is your chance to become an influencer in the direction of the chapter and build your resume at the same time!

Board Openings include:

  • President-Elect – Performs duties assigned by the president and the board of directors and is in training for the presidency.
  • Secretary – Keeps a correct record of the proceedings of all meetings of the chapter and the board of directors and will transmit those records to his/her successor.
  • Treasurer – Keeps records of all financial reports, collects fees paid in person, forwards required moneys to headquarters, pays bills when directed by the chapter board of directors, and provides necessary information for required reports to association headquarters. Will transmit treasurer records to his/her successor.
  • Membership Co-Chair – Recruits new members and makes them welcome to the chapter, follows up with members who have let their memberships expire, publicizes membership drives, updates the membership list on MailChimp.

Elections will take place at the May 20 luncheon. Terms begin on June 1.

Nominees for board positions must be members in good standing. Please submit your nominations for a fellow member or yourself to info@awcdsm.org by May 15, 2015.

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Allegra seeks client experience assistant

If you are a quick learner, have an eye for detail and are relationship-minded then, Allegra Marketing Print, Mail is looking for you. Allegra is growing fast and looking for a client experience assistant. In this role you will

‐ Manage ad specialties sales and production

‐ Generate estimates and proposals to support the sales team

‐ Work closely with production to assist in managing client projects

Opportunities available for advancement.

Minimum Skills Required

‐ 2 years of experience in sales support or customer service role

‐ Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

‐ Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred but not required

Email your resume to info@allegradsm.com by Jan. 30, 2015.

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Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa seeks staffer

This December, after over 20 years of service with the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa, Jeanne Reynolds, a member of our staff, will be retiring.   IIAI is accepting resumes for that position.  We prefer someone who has some insurance experience and is licensed (but this is not required).  Some of the duties include maintaining the IIAI website, social media, email blast distributions to membership, the newsletter, assembling class materials for handouts, class registrations and related membership services.   Ability to work with insurance agents, problem solve, and willingness to embrace the changing world of automation and technology are pluses.  IIAI offers competitive compensation and full benefit package. Please send resume to IIAI with references at 4000 Westown Parkway, Suite #200, West Des Moines, IA 50266, or email to bob@iiaiowa.org.  If you know of someone in the Des Moines Metro area who you think would be a good fit, please share this email with them.  Thank you.

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IPTV Seeks Producer/Director

Iowa Public Television (IPTV) is seeking qualified applicants for Producer/Director.  With a major focus on early childhood education, distance learning and local programming and a national reputation for excellence, IPTV is one of public television’s most-watched statewide networks.

IPTV is seeking experienced broadcast professionals to produce engaging segments and programs for broadcast and on-line.  The producer/director will research, develop, produce, direct, write, and edit material for IPTV local productions.

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in: broadcast journalism; mass communications; film; or commercial art and graphics (which included broadcast graphics) and three years of full-time professional level experience in broadcast design, commercial or television production.

The positions require travel in and out of Iowa.  Applicant must be willing to work a varied schedule, including nights and weekends.

The producer/director will work in our Iowa Affairs unit.  See IPTV web site (www.iptv.org) for greater detail regarding the position.

Salary range: $44,220.89 to $67,038.40/Annually plus state benefits

Applicants must submit a complete resume, an IPTV Application for Employment and Applicant Survey found at http://iptv_dev.noc.iptv.org/about_company_employment.cfm, and three professional references. Applications may be submitted by mail, email (humanresources@iptv.org) or fax (515-725-9841).  Applications must be submitted by September 25, 2014.

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IPTV seeks Production Technician (editor/graphic artist)

Iowa Public Television (IPTV) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Production Technician.  With a major focus on early childhood education, distance learning and local programming and a national reputation for excellence, IPTV is one of public television’s most-watched statewide networks.

This Production Technician position is primarily an editor/graphic artist position working in the Production department under the general supervision of the Production Supervisor. Duties include video and audio production editing, operation of character generators, and the creation of 2D and 3D graphic animations, and often include technical directing and the operation of audio and video equipment for live and recorded production of broadcast content: weekly shows, music and cultural events, sports events, political debates, how-to shows, documentaries and various other productions.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in film, video, journalism, television or related field, and one year of full-time experience in the film/video/sound or television industry.

See IPTV web site (www.iptv.org) for greater detail regarding this position.

Salary range: $39,561.60 to $58,156.80/Annually plus state benefits

Applicants must submit a complete resume, an IPTV Application for Employment and Applicant Survey found at http://iptv_dev.noc.iptv.org/about_company_employment.cfm, and three professional references. Applications may be submitted by mail, email (humanresources@iptv.org) or fax (515-725-9841).  Applications must be submitted by September 16, 2014.

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Prepare for Our Twitter Workshop on October 8!

Twitter IconThis year Greater Des Moines AWC is expanding our education mission with a Twitter Workshop on Wednesday, October 8 from 2:30 – 4:30pm at the Des Moines Social Club! AWC is your go-to organization for keeping up with rapidly changing communications technology. Too often we get caught up in our daily work grind and we lose sight of what is going on around us. Maybe you think you don’t need social media, but it is a driving force in our field and you need to explore it to keep your professional skills up to date.

Our Twitter workshop will explain the basics of how and why to tweet and we’ll participate in a live Twitter chat. We may even have some participation in our chat from AWC National board members.

Before you come to the workshop, please be sure to create your Twitter account and bring your mobile device with you. Laptops are best. Tablets and smart phones will work also. Be sure you have Twitter apps installed!

Watch for our email announcement for registration information. If you don’t already receive our emails, you can sign up on our homepage.

While you are waiting for the workshop, check out:

Follow @AWCDSM on Twitter and join us for #AWCchat on Thursdays from 11:30 – 12:30 Central.

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