Current Job Opening

Prairie Rivers of Iowa Public Relations and Marketing Assistant

Prairie Rivers of Iowa, a nonprofit organization based in Ames, is looking for a student to assist in public relations marketing and design efforts during the 2021-2022 school year.

The Public Relations and Marketing Assistant will assist Prairie Rivers and its entities in the development of online marketing of Prairie Rivers of Iowa’s various programs and partner efforts. This position would be ideal for middle to upperclassmen interested in marketing, communications, and/or public relations.

Major Duties:
The following duties shall be performed by the Public Relations and Marketing Assistant:

1. Produce content creation and various communications materials for Prairie Rivers, its programs, and other clients.
2. Assist the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator to develop and maintain websites and various informational/promotional program materials.
3. Create and post content on the Prairie Rivers of Iowa and Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway social media online pages.
4. Support the activities of the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator and the development of Prairie Rivers of Iowa ongoing brand and marketing plans.
5. Communicate best practices and maintain program files with complete documentation.6. Perform other duties as assigned.

The Marketing Assistant may be expected from time to time to attend work-related activities in the evenings or on weekends.

Qualifications
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Experience with web and social media communications. Experience with content management systems such as  WordPress preferred.
• Strong technology skills including basic troubleshooting and setup skills.
• Independent and a good team player• Interested in learning about and working for a nonprofit organization focused on historical and natural resource conservation and community economic development.
• Sophomore, junior, or senior preferred.

Supervision
This position will be supervised by the Prairie Rivers of Iowa Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator and be located in the Prairie Rivers of Iowa office in Ames, Iowa.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Prairie Rivers of Iowa does not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or political beliefs in carrying out duties associate with the position.

Time Commitment and Compensation
The estimated time commitment range 8 to 12 hours a week.

If the Marketing Assistant desires academic credit for this internship, Prairie Rivers of Iowa is willing to work with the student and his/her faculty sponsor as needed.

Compensation will be $10.50 an hour.

To Apply
Interested applicants can submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant work samples to the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator, Mike Kellner mkellner@prrcd.org. Interviews will be ongoing until the position is filled.

About Prairie Rivers of Iowa
Prairie Rivers of Iowa is a unique nonprofit focused on conserving natural and cultural resources to create a healthier environment and build thriving communities. We bring expertise to address some of Iowa’s most challenging needs like supporting landowners and communities to increase native pollinator habitat, assisting cities, counties and historical assets along a national byway to promote and preserve our history, and by developing tools and connections to improve Iowa’s water quality. Prairie Rivers of Iowa helps the state be culturally strong in a sustainable and robust environment. Learning more at www.prrcd.org.