Director of Communications and Membership - Iowa Turkey Federation

The Iowa Turkey Federation (ITF) has an exciting opportunity for employment as the Director of Communications and Membership. This position is responsible for communicating with members, promoting turkey to consumers and creating meetings and social events that engage farmers and allied members. This is a full time, salaried position that is currently open.
What you will do: • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Bookkeeper to fulfill the goals and mission of the ITF • Create fun and social experiences for our members at our Summer Meeting in June and the Winter Convention in December • Solicit allied partnerships (currently around 55) and engage with them to ensure they receive value for their membership • Communicate timely information with members • Lead in developing the quarterly publication of Turkey Talk, ITF’s official magazine • Establish and implement a plan for promoting turkey as well as the industry to consumers and educators via social media and promotional events • Represent the ITF on outside committees • Develop and execute promotions at the Iowa State Fair for the Turkey Grill and collaborate with the Executive Director to manage the stand In state travel is required. Overnight stay average seven times per year. One out of state meeting in March for two days. Hours for work are flexible.
What we are looking for: • Proven ability to interact and communicate with a variety of people • Demonstrated communication skills - written, presentations, social media • Strong leadership skills • Energetic personality • Creative problem-solving skills • Self-motivated, independent work ethic • Passionate about Iowa agriculture and farmers Key Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree and/or proven experience to fulfill the job requirements To apply submit your cover letter and resume to Gretta Irwin, Executive Director of the Iowa Turkey Federation at gretta@iowaturkey.org by February 15, 2019.