Communications/Marketing Administrative Intern

Part-time (16-30 hours a week) Flexible schedule Paid position ($12.92/hour)

Summary: This position is with the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) located at 2015 Grand Ave., in Des Moines, Iowa. This position would be responsible for entry level communications/marketing duties. The applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited university. This position will assist in the management of a statewide innovative summer contest hosted by the Iowa Finance Authority and Iowa Association of REALTORS®, with a strong focus on social media. Knowledge in the following preferred:
 In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants (Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Foursquare, etc.) and how they can be deployed in different scenarios
 Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format, and build and maintain relationships
 Strong project management or organizational skills
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
 Team player, with the confidence to take the lead with various audiences when necessary
 Good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly
General Duties
Social Media/Communications Technology
 Assist in the management of all Iowa Finance Authority social media presence, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Foursquare.
 Implement the Iowa Finance Authority’s social media strategy, while maintaining consistent tone, developing awareness of the summer contest and increasing traffic to the Iowa Finance Authority’s social media sites.
 Work to ensure the effectiveness of the current social media initiative and encourage adoption of additional relevant social media techniques.
 Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results
 Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications
Other
 Assist with other projects as assigned
Closing Date: May 3, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Christine Wetzler, Human Resource Manager, Iowa Finance Authority, christine.wetzler@iowa.gov, by the closing date.

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