Digital Communications Coordinator

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22004937

The University of Iowa’s Office of Performing Arts & Engagement is seeking a full time (100%), Digital Communications Coordinator.

What you'll do: This role will support the marketing of performing arts events on campus as well as support the overall brand of Performing Arts at Iowa. You will support marketing efforts for the Department of Dance, Hancher Auditorium, the School of Music, and the Department Theatre Arts with a particular emphasis on engaging audiences and building attendance. You will build working relationships with other communicators on campus—including in the Office of Strategic Communications—to advance the reach and effectiveness of digital communications.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Maintaining, updating, and optimizing websites via analytics and best practice; leading development of an Office of Performing Arts & Engagement website
  • Creating and posting/boosting social media content, developing a digital advertising program, and executing improvements based on analytics and best practices
  • Creating and managing video and audio content development and production, which could potentially include managing freelance content creators and editors
  • Staying up to date on latest digital performance technology and best practices so that the Office of Performing Arts & Engagement can apply current best practices for digital presentations
  • Working with other UI departments/unit to create collaborative marcom partnerships


Education, Experience, and Competencies Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • One to three years of professional experience in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations, or related field
  • Understanding of content development for digital communications
  • Understanding of search engine optimization and web analytics
  • Ability to support the development of projects to ensure efficient use of departmental resources to achieve project objectives
  • Ability to manage assignments and meet deadlines
  • Must have a positive influence on others and be able to work effectively in a collaborative environment that expects and promotes teamwork

Desirable Qualifications

  • A passion for the arts (broadly defined)
  • Experience working in a deadline-driven environment
  • Familiarity with photography and video production
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Copy writing skills (or willingness to develop those skills) desired

This position salary range is advertised below. Reach out to the contact person to learn more about benefits, compensation practices, and career development opportunities.

For questions, contact Tracey Pritchard at to learn more about why you should join UI!

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

  • In order to be considered for interview, applicants must upload both a resume and cover letter and mark them each as a “Relevant File” to the job submission.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days (for P&S) and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.
  • Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
  • Up to five (5) professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 82892

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