Position Available: Communications Specialist

By Taylor on October 31, 2014 in Blog


The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic and talented communicator to be our Communications Specialist. Among other tasks, this exempt, full-time position assists our Communications Director with media, including social media, our quarterly magazine, member email and other duties. The Communications Specialist is also responsible for the planning, selection, budgeting and implementation of a package of annual events, maintenance and upgrades for INHF's website and distribution for our photographic wall calendar. The Specialist reports to the Communications Director and supervises our communication intern on select tasks.


Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Primary writer of magazine articles, press releases and projects as needed
  • Maintains Editorial Calendar for INHF
  • Finds, researches and writes stories that convey our mission in new and unique ways
  • Oversees the Communications Intern’s daily tasks
  • Works closely with Communications Intern overseeing INHF’s Hagie Award process and annual INHF events
  • Coordinates magazine timeline and deadlines
  • Puts together e-newsletter, president’s news and other e-communications as needed
  • Provides communications support for Policy Director, Blufflands Manager, Land projects, Trails and Program departments
  • Attends events where media is attending or staff assistance is needed
  • Responsible for event display needs and handouts
  • Coordinates regular analytics reports for all INHF media
  • Works closely with INHF board and provides Communications Committee notes
  • Maintains INHF website

How to apply:

  • Apply by mail or e-mail with resume and cover letter describing how your skills fit the job description and how your interests fit our organization.
  • The application deadline is Oct. 31, 2014.
  • Address applications and inquiries to

Hannah Inman, Communications Director
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
505 Fifth Ave., Suite 444
Des Moines, IA  50309-2321

Phone: 515-288-1846, ext. 14
Fax: 515-288-0137
Email: hinman@inhf.org