Program Associate

Iowa Valley RC&D

Amana, IA Design & Creative / Marketing & Media $14.00 to $18.00 hourly

This position brings creative talent and communication excellence to Iowa Valley RC&D.


The Program Associate supports the Iowa Valley RC&D’s Regional Food System Initiative through development and implementation of project promotions, event coordination, and diverse communication strategies. This initiative includes efforts in farm to school, farmers markets, farmer training, food safety, food hub development, food entrepreneur technical assistance, food production, and community food security.


This position leads event planning for specific projects as well as for the organization, manages brand identity, ensures a positive user experience, is responsible for social media, and produces (or coordinates creation of) original visual and written content. The Program Associate creates and manages marketing/promotion campaigns. Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively. This position is dynamic and requires creativity, good humor, flexibility, and the ability to manage projects of varying lengths and complexity. The project profile and deliverables for this position change in accordance with funded projects. This position performs all other tasks as assigned.


Iowa Valley RC&D recognizes the importance of social capital and professional networking, especially in today’s business landscape. To this end, this position is expected to foster and maintain a positive, professional, and mutually beneficial relationship network with area leaders, project partners, community stakeholders and project beneficiaries.


The Program Associate reports to the Food Systems Director. This is a full-time position located in the Iowa Valley RC&D office (920 48th Avenue, Amana, Iowa 52203). Travel is required. This position requires availability on weekday nights and weekends. Must possess and maintain a valid Iowa Driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.



Application Instructions:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples in an email to Executive Director Jessica Rilling.  Applications due by 5 pm on Monday, March 25th.

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Program Associate

Iowa Valley RC&D

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Job ID: 67480

Posted 20 days ago

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