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Marketing Coordinator, Downtown Davenport Partnership

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
Job Description
Job Summary:
The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) Marketing Coordinator leads downtown marketing and communication efforts while also organizing daily administrative needs of DDP staff.  DDP, a division of Quad Cities Chamber, provides leadership and advocacy for downtown economic development, strategic planning, events, marketing, cultural vitality, and clean-and-safe initiatives.
 
*Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
 
1. Marketing & Communications Coordination
  • Develops relationships with business owners and promotes all aspects of downtown activity and development
  • Creates website/mobile content and manages downtown social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Assists DDP Director of Events with implementation of marketing initiatives for DDP festivals including
    Alternating Currents, Red White & Boom, Street Fest, and Icestravaganza
  • Writes weekly downtown e-news/calendar of events via “Cerkl” software
  • Coordinates press releases, business outreach, and  promotion for DDP programs including “Third Thursday”
  • Coordinates creation of print marketing materials including downtown maps, brochures, etc.
  • Enhances downtown brand and supports Q2030 Regional Action Plan initiatives
  • Performs other duties as assigned
     
2. Administrative Coordination
  • Coordinates DDP staff and  Board/committee meetings via Microsoft Outlook and phone calls
  • Prepares drafts, proofreads, and creates final copies of minutes, reports, correspondence and similar material
  • Performs  various data entry tasks
  • Executes follow-up phone calls and emails for routine DDP business 
Reporting Relationships:
The DDP Marketing  Coordinator will directly report to the Executive Director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership. This position will also have close working relationships with the Chamber Chief Operating Officer and DDP Board and staff. 
 
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, Journalism, Public Relations or related field
  • 1-2 years+ of experience in related field preferred (internship experience considered)
  • Non-profit experience a plus
Web and Software Proficiency:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Experience with social media and web content management
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite preferred, but not required
 Characteristics, Skills & Qualities:
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, time management and follow-through skills
  • Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships both internally and externally
  • Availability to occasionally work non-traditional hours (early AM; evenings, weekends, holidays)
  • Knowledge of programs and activities of the Chamber/DDP, taking initiative to educate him/herself on programs and events and their relevance to downtown stakeholders
  • Willingness to face difficult topics and situations head-on, without procrastination
  • Demonstrable integrity and professionalism in keeping with Chamber standards of conduct
  • Ability to be pragmatic without compromising principles and high standards of performance
Travel:  5%
Physical Requirements:  Ability to listen, hear, speak, read, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and stand for intermittently long periods of time. Must be able to use a computer to accomplish a variety of job tasks and operate standard office equipment including telephone, computer, printer, and copier.
*Note:  This job description is subject to change and is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee.  Essential Functions are to be performed with or without a reasonable accommodation.
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