Kirkwood Community College is Iowa's fourth largest college. Our internal marketing team seeks a highly creative, experienced, forward-thinking Marketing Strategist and experienced copywriter to develop on-brand, unique, compelling, and results-oriented content. You will brainstorm concepts and create/write marketing strategies, copy, PR, and promotional material, and help position the college as a leading educational choice for prospective students.
A minimum of 3-5 writing samples must be submitted with application
Develop marketing strategies for the college and its divisions, departments, campuses and partners.
Effectively research and write strategic-based persuasive copy and content for materials that support the college's mission, vision and values.
Collaborate with the creative and client team to support the execution of projects from kick-off through completion.
Support and adhere to college brand standards and style guide.
Balance multiple projects and timelines.
Provide timely solutions for rush jobs and unexpected assignments.
Maintain a productive team working environment with designers and print services.
Seek emerging communications solutions.
Perform other related work duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in 1) Marketing (preferred); or 2) Communications (Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication or related field)
Three years minimum experience in an advertising agency, higher ed marketing environment, or other related marketing, advertising or communications experience.
Outstanding proven copywriting skills for advertising, marketing and/or public relations (a minimum of 3-5 writing samples must be submitted with application)
Excellent creative thinking skills; adaptability to writing styles to suit specific projects
Must have a valid driver's license and vehicle to travel to off-campus facilities, agencies and businesses.
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.
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