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Director of Tourism and Communications – Buchanan County Tourism

Waterloo, IA area • Full-Time • Bachelor's Degree Required Buchanan County Economic Development Commission and Buchanan County Tourism are seeking an outgoing, creative, organized person for the shared full time position of Director of Tourism and Communications.

Duties include but are not limited to networking, fundraising and marketing of Tourism and Economic Development related activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be detail-oriented, self-starter with strong organizational skills

  • Strong knowledge of and ability to effectively use social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn)

  • Experience with online graphic design platforms like Canva

  • Effective communication both verbal and written to include crafting press releases and month newsletters for both organizations

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office

  • Understanding of QuickBooks, Excel and Mailchimp

  • Ability to work independently, with a flexible schedule (position will include 3-5 evenings monthly and 12-15 weekend days as needed)

  • Confidentiality is critical to this position

This is a full time salaried position. Typical hours will be between 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday with schedule flexibility a must. Starting salary $41,000 depending upon experience and qualifications, with paid time off, paid holidays, and IPERS.

Please submit a writing sample to include a press release & promotional flier for the following event - An evening of food and music at the Depot. Along with this, include a resume and three references to: by April 23, 2023.

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