Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

Marketing Coordinator-Downtown Davenport Partnership

Education and/or Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, Journalism, Public Relations or related field
• 1-2 years+ of experience in related field preferred (internship experience considered)
• Non-profit experience a plus

Web and Software Proficiency:

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point
• Experience with social media and web content management
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite preferred, but not required

Characteristics, Skills & Qualities:

• Ability to manage multiple initiatives and projects simultaneously
• Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational, time management and follow-through skills
• Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships both internally and externally
• Availability to occasionally work non-traditional hours (early AM; evenings, weekends, holidays)
• Knowledge of programs and activities of the Chamber/DDP, taking initiative to educate him/herself on programs and events and their relevance to downtown stakeholders
• Willingness to face difficult topics and situations head-on, without procrastination
• Demonstrable integrity and professionalism in keeping with Chamber standards of conduct
• Ability to be pragmatic without compromising principles and high standards of performance

Travel: 5%

Physical Requirements: Ability to listen, hear, speak, read, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and stand for intermittently long periods of time. Must be able to use a computer to accomplish a variety of job tasks and operate standard office equipment including telephone, computer, printer, and copier.

Job Summary:

The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) Marketing Coordinator leads downtown marketing and communication efforts while also organizing daily administrative needs of DDP staff. DDP, a division of Quad Cities Chamber, provides leadership and advocacy for downtown economic development, strategic planning, events, marketing, cultural vitality, and clean-and-safe initiatives.

*Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

1. Marketing & Communications Coordination
• Develops relationships with business owners and promotes all aspects of downtown activity and development
• Creates website/mobile content and manages downtown social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
• Assists DDP Director of Events with implementation of marketing initiatives for DDP festivals including
Alternating Currents, Red White & Boom, Street Fest, and Icestravaganza
• Writes weekly downtown e-news/calendar of events via “Cerkl” software
• Coordinates press releases, business outreach, and promotion for DDP programs including “Third Thursday”
• Coordinates creation of print marketing materials including downtown maps, brochures, etc.
• Enhances downtown brand and supports Q2030 Regional Action Plan initiatives
• Performs other duties as assigned

2. Administrative Coordination
• Coordinates DDP staff and Board/committee meetings via Microsoft Outlook and phone calls
• Prepares drafts, proofreads, and creates final copies of minutes, reports, correspondence and similar material
• Performs various data entry tasks
• Executes follow-up phone calls and emails for routine DDP business

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
attn: Kyle Carter
331 W. 3rd St
Davenport IA 52801


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