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.

 

Duties

 

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

 

Requirements

 

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 jkress@dnr.in.gov.

 

Applications will be accepted through February 18, 2019.

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