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Director of Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications · Arlington, Virginia
Department Marketing & Communications
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Scope:  IEC National is seeking a Director of Marketing & Communications whose responsibilities include the design and implementation of the association’s communications strategies and objectives. These strategies and objectives include developing an association wide communications/marketing plan implemented by a broad range of public relations activities. Said strategy will cultivate IEC’s presence with all media formats, engage our target audiences and boost brand awareness.

This person will be responsible for supervising the creation of all internal and external communications and public relations efforts. If you have the skills and a desire to head the public relations efforts for the premier national trade association and leading educator for merit shop electrical and systems contractors, then IEC wants to meet you!

Required Skills:

Direct marketing experience including digital and print

New media strategy experience including social media and website

General awareness building experience

Excellent writing skills for multiple mediums both long and short form

Good understanding of marketing strategies

Excellent verbal, presentation and organization skills

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, HTML, content management systems and desktop publishing software

Team management skills and experience

Excellent project management experience with external vendors/consultants

Good analytic ability and be able to measure success

Ability to foster long term relationships with key professionals, association members, electrical industry leaders and media partners

Required Experience:

Minimum five years of experience with proven track record in brand development, storytelling, and marketing strategy including the development and implementation for all media formats:

Print: ability to develop and coordinate project through to camera ready artwork

Social Media: ability to develop and coordinate Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and email marketing system post, campaigns, newsletter and announcements

Website: concept development and content management

Publishing:  ability to develop and generate quality print advertisement for local and national news and trade magazines. Editor responsibilities for IEC Insight Magazine

Broadcasting: ability to develop and manage video and radio production

Project management abilities for all above media

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or public relations

Ability to work as a member of a team: compile and maintain complex and detailed records, plan organize and schedule priorities, travel, design and carry out strategic communications plans, coordinate media relations and media events, and write and edit complex materials into understandable text. 

Have strong research ability.

Be resourceful, goal oriented and capable of meeting deadlines.

Construction industry experience is a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position works under the direction of IEC’s executive leadership to achieve the association’s public relations goals as documented in the current association’s strategic plan.  For all association’s marketing, advertising, communications and public relations efforts the successful candidate must:

Ensure brand consistency

Supervise the development, design, creation, implementation and distribution of all public relations efforts for all association’s products and services, including but not limited to:



Publications, including Insight Magazine

Internal and external communications

IEC merchandise

Design all public relations efforts to:

Boost brand awareness

Identify its target market(s)

Establish a timeline for development, creation, implementation and distribution

Establish a budget and work within set budget

Cultivate relationships with IEC leaders, chapter staff, members and industry partners to secure an excellent understanding and working knowledge of the merit shop electrical and systems contracting industry and the role merit shop contractors play within it.

Develop a strong understanding of:

IEC’s educational products and training programs including the value these items bring to the merit shop electrical and systems contractors and the electrical industry.

All of IEC’s services including the value each service brings to its members.

How IEC may be perceived as a thought leader in the electrical industry.

Foster long term relationships with key professionals, association members and electrical industry leaders.

Manage quality analytical tracking of all IEC’s combined marketing efforts including making result oriented reports to large and small size groups.

Propose and implement annual departmental budgets to ensure quality production and fiscal responsibility for the association’s advertising, public relations and marketing efforts

Deliverables (from all prospective candidates to IEC National):

Cover Letter:  including how the candidate fulfills the expectations identified within this position description, interest in working for a mission-driven association, and          salary expectation.  In addition, if applicable, please provide:

A list of any awards candidate has received for marketing, communications, advertising and public relations projects; and

Any connection and/or ability to facilitate National buying power or rates for digital marketing, video development, radio and television advertisement would be a plus.

Resume: including education, past employment with dates employed and beginning/ending salary, list of skills and specific media experience.

Portfolio: (Provide items which illustrate the best of your ability in the following media. All media examples are not required. Uploading to Dropbox and supplying link is preferred)

Print: Direct Mail, Ad Slicks, Publishing Advertisement and Articles

Digital Marketing, Social Media and Website Design


Voice Overs

Any other job related items which show the quality of your writing, graphic design and marketing, communications and public relations skills.

Apply: Please Email Deliverables (Cover Letter with Salary Expectation, Resume, and Portfolio of Prior Creative Work) 

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020




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  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Department
    Marketing & Communications
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience