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Employment Opportunities

Marketing Associate

Overview: Provide staff support and management of Truman Heartland Community Foundation marketing activities, public relations, community advisory boards, and annual foundation fan program.

Reports to: Director of Advancement

Key Responsibilities

Support and Manage Marketing Activities:

• Work with Director of Advancement to prepare annual marketing budget based on strategic plan goals
• Coordinate and manage workflow with outside marketing firm
• Create and manage annual marketing calendar for marketing related activities and special events
• Serve as the primary copywriter and project manager for all print, online, email, and social media
• Create donor stories through interviews and photo shoot coordination
• Serve as staff photographer/journalist

Online Communications:

• Develop and implement a social media plan and editorial calendar
• Manage and update website content and serve as staff liaison to contract web designers
• Generate social media content and posts
• Generate email marketing campaigns including 3 monthly e-newsletters
• Track and assess electronic marketing activities

Manage Annual Foundation Fan Club:

• Implement solicitation plan for annual direct mail campaign
• Generate all direct mail and support materials for campaign
• Track campaign progress and coordinate recognition program

Media Relations:

• Primary staff writer for all press releases and media pitches
• Coordinate distribution of monthly columns to local news outlets
• Serve as primary media contact

Community Advisory Board Support:

• Serve as the staff support for our 4 community advisory boards
• Generate meeting agendas and meeting support materials
• Coordinate meeting locations and schedules
• Coordinate grant recipient presentation at quarterly meetings

Provide assistance as requested to Director of Advancement


Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, graphic design, nonprofit management or related field. Experience: 3-5 years experience in nonprofit marketing and communications preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in Constant Contact, web design and volunteer coordination is a plus. The selected candidate must have strong written, organization, and interpersonal communications skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The selected candidate must have a familiarity with mainstream social networking sites and a track record of successful relationship building with the online community by maintaining Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media accounts.


Salary will commensurate with experience, but will range from $35,000-$40,000. Health, paid time off and 10 paid holidays

How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 writing samples to Shannon Sundberg, Director of Advancement, at Sundberg@thcf.org. Only email applications will be accepted. Applications without writing samples will not be considered. No phone calls please.


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