Manager of Marketing and Communications

Company: Ozarks Electric Cooperative

Updated: 9/9/2016


Ozarks Electric Cooperative Corporation (OECC) is an electrical distribution cooperative headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas. OECC was incorporated in 1938 and, since then, has grown to serve the electrical needs of approximately 71,000 members throughout Northwest Arkansas and a portion of Northeast Oklahoma. OECC offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. Please visit for more information. POSITION SUMMARY The Manager of Marketing & Communications will oversee and manage all aspects of Ozarks Electric Cooperative's internal and external marketing and communications initiatives, media/public relations and community/education outreach programs. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Reports to: Vice President of Marketing & Member Relations Supervises:Community & Education Outreach Coordinator. Graphic Design Specialist, Marketing & Communications Specialist, and Copywriter & Social Media Coordinator MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Develop, manage and oversee all aspects of company's internal communications initiatives Oversee strategy and creative development of all external marketing and communications efforts Maintain and build brand awareness and reputation management initiatives through comprehensive analysis and research to ensure best practices are continually utilized Responsible for strategic planning of community outreach and educational programs Create and maintain organized plan for all media/public relations Assist in fostering positive relations in order to communicate any relevant information to members Research and planning for long-term strategic initiatives, including industry trends and best practices with regards to internal and external marketing and communications Ongoing project management of internal and external marketing and communications to ensure all deadlines are readily met while maintaining best-in-class quality of work Comprehensive department budget development and management EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS Vendors: Work with third-parties to maintain high level of efficiency and quality, including collateral printing, advertising management and more Media: Reach out to media in regards to story/article generation; develop "talking points" as needed Members/General Public: Will represent Cooperative at various events as needed Legislative: Support legislative outreach via communications development POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Job Knowledge, Training and Education: College degree, preferably in Journalism or Communications, with at least eight-to-10 years of experience in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field. Equipment Operated: Must be proficient in Mac OS X and Microsoft Office and adaptive to new and changing technologies. Must have solid understanding of analytical software and techniques. Must have a current Arkansas driver's license. Abilities and Skills: Must possess a strong work ethic with desire to take on new tasks and responsibilities. Must possess strong organizational and project management skills. Solid understanding of best practices with regard to marketing and communications is vital. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are critical. For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.