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Chamber of Commerce Downtown Association
765-457-5301
700 E. Firmin Street, Suite 200
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765-457-2000
700 E. Firmin Street, Suite 200
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765-457-6802
700 E. Firmin Street, Suite 200
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Description: Manager, Marketing and Communications
The position reports directly to the President/CEO of the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance.

The Manager, Marketing and Communications position serves as the primary voice of the Alliance to current and potential residents, employers, and visitors to Kokomo and Howard County. With that in mind, it’s important that this person be truly passionate about our community and have a vested interest in its growth and prosperity. Oversees all internal and external communications for the Alliance and its divisions, including: print and digital advertising campaigns; social media; media relations with local, state, and national news outlets and publications; community outreach initiatives with local employers and organizations; presentations and proposals; and more.

Your goals: To promote Kokomo and Howard County as the best place to work, live, and do business and to implement campaigns and programs that continue to drive that belief.

Since our world is fast-paced and data-driven, the ideal candidate will be a creative thinker and effective multitasker who’s able to work well with others and develop thoughtful, analytical solutions to problems. Ability to keep certain information confidential is a must. If you have a true passion for serving your community and know the best ways to share it with the world, we want to talk to you!

Location: Kokomo, IN

Type: Full Time – Minimum 2-year experience and/or equivalent educational experience

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Business, or Marketing or related field required

· At least two years marketing/communications experience and/or equivalent educational experience is preferred

· Experience with the following: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, experience with CMS platforms including Wordpress, and social media management tools (HootSuite, etc.).

Areas of Responsibility:

Duties to include, but not exclusive to the following:

· Oversee – and in many cases, develop — all external communications, including annual reports, digital marketing assets, marketing collateral, public presentations, social media, and web content

· Develop and implement marketing strategies designed to enhance the community’s economic prosperity with a focus on employment, population growth and visitor activity

· Assist economic development staff with the creation of presentations, proposals, and other materials to effectively ‘sell’ Kokomo and Howard County

· Oversee all Alliance media interaction, including news releases and interviews

· Research, analyze, and monitor economic and community data on a consistent basis to serve as community’s primary source of such information

· Manage community-wide outreach initiatives through local organizations and businesses

· Work directly with organizational heads of Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Association, Visitors Bureau, and Inventrek Technology Park to identify opportunities and marketing strategies for each division

· Serve as communication liaison between Alliance staff and Board of Directors, local government, and Alliance member organizations as needed

· Other projects and activities as needed

Expectations:

· Howard County residence upon job acceptance preferred

· Availability to attend events outside of normal 8-5 office hours as needed

· Work in a team environment in carrying out the mission of the Alliance

Contact Information

Chamber of Commerce Downtown Association
765-457-5301
700 E. Firmin Street, Suite 200
Economic Development Inventrek Technology Park
765-457-2000
700 E. Firmin Street, Suite 200
Visitors Bureau
1-800-837-0971
765-457-6802
700 E. Firmin Street, Suite 200

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