Downtown Springfield Association
Park Central Square in Downtown Springfield
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We’re hiring! Could you be our next Communications Manager?

January 07, 2022


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:

Communications

  • 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 itsalldowntown.com 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.)
  • Develop new communications resources and initiatives
  • 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:

  • Central Film Festival, first weekend in April
  • Artsfest, first weekend in May
  • Taste of SoMo, third Saturday in June
  • Birthplace of Rt. 66 Festival, second weekend in August
  • Cider Days, third weekend in September
  • Springfield Christmas Parade, second Saturday in December
  • Other events as assigned

Interested applicants should submit their resumes by sending their information by Jan. 14, 2022, to Rusty Worley at rusty@itsalldowntown.com or by mailing it to the Downtown Springfield Association, 134 Park Central Square, Suite 120, Springfield, MO