Downtown Springfield Association
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We’re Hiring a Communications Manager!

May 11, 2018

Are you a communications whiz with a passion for the downtown Springfield community? The Downtown Springfield Association seeks qualified applicants for its communications manager position. The successful candidate will demonstrate competency and experience in the following areas:


  • Coordinate the branding efforts for downtown Springfield
  • Design and produce print collateral to promote downtown initiatives
  • Coordinate written content to promote downtown initiatives
  • Spearhead marketing for all Downtown Springfield Association events
  • Maintain with the following materials:
  • Downtown events
  • Business directory
  • Loft listings
  • Commercial property resources
  • Parking and street closure information
  • Development resources
  • Prepare and distribute news releases on downtown initiatives and events
  • Coordinate weekly downtown Weekend Guide e-newsletter
  • Conduct media interviews on downtown development, initiatives and events as needed
  • Represent DSA in communications/media initiatives and planning with other major civic partners (City, Chamber, CVB, SRAC, etc.)
  • Work with DSA Engagement Committee to develop new communications resources and initiatives
  • Manage internal communications (member e-blasts, Facebook group cultivation, etc.)
  • Coordinate user experience between website, social media, printed materials and other platforms
  • Monitor website and social media traffic and provide periodic reports to downtown stakeholders
  • Develop cooperative marketing materials and campaigns for downtown retailers.
  • Monitor International Downtown Association, Main Street, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and other industries to provide suggestions on best practices

Organizational Support

Attend the meetings for the following downtown groups:

  • DSA Board Meetings
  • DSA Monthly Mixers
  • DSA Engagement Committee
  • DSA Retail Committee

Event Support

Assist the DSA Event Manager with communications:

  • Recognition of sponsors
  • Graphic design (programs, banners, signage, etc.)
  • Answering frequently asked questions on social media and general email
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and emerging social media postings

On-site event support for the following:

  • Taste of SoMo, June 23
  • Cider Days, September 15–16
  • Christmas Parade, December 8
  • Downtown Awards, January 31
  • Rated SGF Film Festival, March 23
  • Artsfest, May 4–5
  • Other events as assigned

Interested applicants should submit their resumes by sending their information by Friday, May 18, 2018, to Rusty Worley at or by mailing it to Downtown Springfield Association, 134 Park Central Square, Suite 120, Springfield, MO 65806.