Statewide Communication Specialist

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.   Sioux City, IA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on June 22, 2024
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Department: Child Care Resource & Referral

Reports to: Child Care Resource & Referral Administrative Supervisor

Primary Work Location: Telecommute

Pay Status: Hourly

Eligible for Benefits: Yes

Work Hours: 40 hours per week

Hours are subject to change based on financial and program requirements.


Bachelor’s Degree appropriate for the position is preferred. Willing to consider combination of education and experience. (Public Relations, Mass Communication, Marketing, Business Administration)

Must be able to effectively communicate with public, coworkers and community partners.


Promote CCR&R services and be an advocate regarding child care issues to parents, providers, legislators, community partners and business leaders.

Collaborate with the Statewide Community Development Team to develop and implement a statewide annual marketing plan.

Lead workgroups to meet project deadlines.

Maintain project outlines and communicate project updates to stakeholders.

Save project work steps in shared drive for future use and reference.

Develop CCR&R marketing activities including: brochures, CCR&R website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, blogs, newsletters, press releases, mailings, advertising, videos, e-mail notifications, mobile SMS, annual report, parent referral materials, community/business fairs, presentations, website design and others as required by contract in the scope of service.

Receive approval from Mid-Sioux CCR&R Director for marketing activities.

Coordinate the purchase and printing of statewide supplies and materials.

Coordinate work on CCR&R manuals and forms as requested by the State Network.

Track and complete reports regarding marketing activities.

Assist with webinar support as needed.

Attend mandatory trainings as requested.

Share and collaborate with team members on current and upcoming projects.

Attend agency, statewide and community meetings as requested.

Assist Director and other CCR&R staff as needed.

Provide or participate in presentations and/or fairs to educate community leaders/organizations on CCR&R services and child care issues targeting families and child care providers.

Other duties as assigned.


Excellent computer, organizational and office skills.

Excellent written and oral communication, and problem solving skills.

Ability to work independently, set priorities and follow directions and established processes.

Maintain professional behavior, attitude, and confidentiality. Ability to display cultural sensitivity.

Respond positively to change.

Ability to participate in events, training sessions and meetings (flexible hours, including some evenings, overnights, and weekends) throughout the region and state.

Must have valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation, and maintain a good driving record.

Submit to a Motor Vehicle Records check before hire and annually thereafter.

Submit to a FBI National Criminal History Check upon employment and every four years thereafter.

Submit to a Department of Human Services Criminal History and a Request for Child Abuse Information Records check before hire and every two years thereafter

Be able to lift up to 40 pounds, crawl on the floor and occasionally stand 4 hours at a time.

Must be able to complete job duties with reasonable accommodations.