Communications Manager

The communications manager is responsible for all Foundation communications and building external relations with the media to consistently articulate the mission of the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation. A priority is creating and executing a multi-platform communications plan to tell compelling stories that build awareness and help drive fundraising activities. Responsibilities include marketing, website, social media, public relations, and special project messaging.


The communications manager will work closely with the executive director, and executive and division leadership of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to implement strategic communications initiatives.




Develop and execute a comprehensive and multi-platform strategic communications plan for the Foundation.


Establish and monitor metrics to measure communications success


Work directly with DNR marketing and communications to ensure the Foundation’s work is regularly communicated through all available DNR channels


Create engaging experiences with DNR programs that the Foundation supports on its website


Create an engaging social media presence through multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)


Develop a relationship with traditional media outlets throughout Indiana


Produce press releases and distribute to appropriate media


Lead creation of all marketing materials (brochures, promotional videos, annual report, newsletters and e-newsletters, e-mail blasts, direct mail solicitations, etc.)


Manage communications and outreach for special projects


Create engaging prospect experiences at the Indiana State Fair and other special events


Leverage database (SalesForce) to define and reach select audiences for fundraising campaigns


Manage internal communications with DNR staff


Assist with on-site donor/prospect visits


Assist in developing the Foundation’s 30th anniversary campaign




At least a four-year degree from an accredited school


At least three years’ professional work experience


Knowledgeable with WordPress and social media platforms


Demonstrated success with strategic communications/marketing plans


Passionate about conservation


Support the Indiana Department of Natural Resources mission and work


Must be able to travel throughout Indiana, occasionally overnight


E-mail cover letter and resume to Jody Kress at


Applications will be accepted through February 18, 2019.




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