Communication Specialist

Mid Sioux Opportunity   Fort Dodge, IA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on June 27, 2024

Opportunity, Inc.
Child Care Resource & Referral
Has the following Full Time Position Available:
Benefit package including IPERS
Telecommute position

*Bachelor's Degree appropriate for the position is preferred. Willing to consider combination of education and experience. (Public Relations, Mass Communication, Marketing, Business Administration)
*Must be able to effectively communicate with public, coworkers and community partners.

*Promote CCR&R services and be an advocate regarding childcare issues to parents, providers, legislators, community partners and business leaders.
* Collaborate with the Statewide Community Development Team to develop and implement a statewide annual marketing plan.
*Lead workgroups to meet project deadlines.
*Maintain project outlines and communicate project updates to stakeholders.
*Save project work steps in shared drive for future use and reference.
*Develop CCR&R marketing activities including: brochures, CCR&R website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, blogs, newsletters, press releases, mailings, advertising, videos, e-mail notifications, mobile SMS, annual report, parent referral materials, community/business fairs, presentations, website design and others as required by contract in the scope of service.
*Receive approval from Mid-Sioux CCR&R Director for marketing activities.
*Coordinate the purchase and printing of statewide supplies and materials.
* Coordinate work on CCR&R manuals and forms as requested by the State Network.
*Track and complete reports regarding marketing activities.
*Assist with webinar support as needed.
*Attend mandatory trainings as requested.
*Share and collaborate with team members on current and upcoming projects.
*Attend agency, statewide and community meetings as requested.
*Assist Director and other CCR&R staff as needed.
*Provide or participate in presentations and/or fairs to educate community leaders/organizations on CCR&R services and child care issues targeting families and child care providers.
Other duties as assigned
*Excellent computer, organizational and office skills.
*Excellent written and oral communication, and problem solving skills.
*Ability to work independently, set priorities and follow directions and established processes.
*Maintain professional behavior, attitude, and confidentiality. Ability to display cultural sensitivity.
*Respond positively to change.
*Ability to participate in events, training sessions and meetings (flexible hours, including some evenings, overnights, and weekends) throughout the region and state.
*Must have valid driver's license, insurance and reliable transportation, and maintain a good driving record.
*Submit to a Motor Vehicle Records check before hire and annually thereafter.
*Submit to a FBI National Criminal History Check upon employment and every four years thereafter.
*Submit to a Department of Human Services Criminal History and a Request for Child Abuse Information Records check before hire and every two years thereafter
*Be able to lift up to 40 pounds, crawl on the floor and occasionally stand 4 hours at a time.
*Must be able to complete job duties with reasonable accommodations.

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