Vice President Marketing

EDC, Inc.

EDC, Inc. is looking for an experienced marketing and communications professional to support internal marketing efforts as well as engage with EDC clients.

Founded in 2003, EDC is a statewide business acceleration organization, supporting over 1,200 Iowa clients to date. EDC is 19-year-old not-for-profit organization focused on helping highly scalable interstate commerce companies, located in Iowa, succeed. From start-ups to the support of decades old businesses, EDC supports roughly 100 businesses annually with about 30 businesses engaged at any one time. The work is ever changing, challenging and highly rewarding. EDC has a strong track record of success and a related brand identity. This is a full-time, in-office position that reports to the CEO and has the following responsibilities:


Internal Responsibilities:

  • Creation of annual marketing plan and execution thereof:
    • Social media
    • Public relations
    • Collateral materials
    • Email marketing (newsletters, updates to clients and stakeholders) and management of contact list(s)
    • Other promotions and advertising
    • Event marketing
  • Marketing vendor relationship management (print, website, digital marketing, graphic design)
  • Website management
  • EDC stakeholder (donor) communications
  • Annual report for the BOD (including stats collection)
  • Stakeholder and client networking events
  • Community engagement – representing EDC at community functions and engaging with EDC partner organizations and stakeholders to maintain quality relationships
  • Assistance with fundraising during capital campaigns (every five years)


Client Facing Responsibilities:

  • Client lead – being the key person at EDC responsible for assigned clients
  • Fractional client engagement with hands-on, in-company work as requested by clients


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Five or more years of proven marketing communications leadership as well as hands-on experience, including solid digital / social media marketing, preferably in small to medium sized interstate-commerce businesses
  • Strong communication and detail management skills with examples and references accordingly
  • Strong computer skills, including marketing database management
  • Related education – communications or journalism preferred


General: This person will be an essential part of a small team of seasoned experts in the area of business acceleration. This person will need to adapt to the varying needs and personalities of EDC clients, with the organization graded annually on actual client progress. This is a dynamic position that changes with client needs, providing the ability to learn professionally as well as impact the lives of those with whom you engage. The ideal person is someone that measures their own success by the success of those they support.

Job Benefits:

Flexible hours, paid holidays, 401k, health and dental insurance, and the ability to truly help entrepreneurs succeed.

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230 2nd Street SE, Suite 212, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Job ID: 81961

Posted 29 days ago

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