Department Information

The Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) fosters  a positive business climate, encourages quality economic development through the support of local and regional economic development activities across  the state. A comprehensive slate of programs within OEDIT’s divisions work together to offer economic development services for all Colorado businesses – new and expanding, traditional and emerging, small and large – including retention programs to ensure continued competitiveness of Colorado’s economic base, and job training to keep Colorado’s workforce the best in the nation.

The Business Support Division consists of four major programs within OEDIT: Employee Ownership, Minority Business Office (MBO), Rural Economic Development, and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Description of Job

 

  • The Marketing Communications Coordinator will manage the marketing and communications channels of the Business Support division.  The position will work in conjunction with the OEDIT Marketing & Communications division to align and coordinate the business support division with the overall marketing and communications strategy of OEDIT. 

    KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and oversee the marketing and communications activities of the Business Support division. 
    • Small Business Development Center
    • Minority Business Office
    • Employee Ownership Office
    • Rural Opportunity Office
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive strategy, in conjunction with leadership, to fully integrate the marketing and communications of the Business Support division.
  • Marketing/Public Relations/Communications
    • Strong story-teller of organizational and client success stories.
    • Develop and promote social media updates, press releases, newsletters and other related media communications to effectively market programs locally, statewide and nationally.
    • Active in social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc.) and excited about creating fun visual content – photos, memes, art, infographics, flyers etc. – that drive engagement.
    • Manage web presence through Drupal and WordPress platforms
  • QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.

    • Demonstrated experience writing press releases and blog posts
    • Demonstrated experience managing business social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter
    • Demonstrated experience writing and sending emails and managing contacts through a platform like Constant Contact or HubSpot
    • Demonstrated experience in website management
    • Basic understanding of SEO/Google analytics
    • Basic understanding of graphic design and comfortable using Adobe Creative Cloud including InDesign and Photoshop
    • Good customer service skills
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, able to prioritize multiple initiatives
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Proven exceptional grammar and editing skills
    • Ability to do detailed work accurately
    • Self-motivated team player
    • Owning projects from concept to delivery
    • Ability to work in downtown Denver or remotely as needed
    • Communicating with internal and external vendors, relaying specifications, as well as submit press-ready files for digital jobs
    • Proofreading artwork at all stages of production and recommending changes
  • COMPETENCIES
  • Communication – Is understood by and understands others; effectively persuades and influences others; clearly articulates key points when writing and speaking; active listening.
  • Teamwork – Builds and supports effective teams; encourages a spirit of participation and belonging; enhances group cohesiveness by emphasizing team objectives and reinforcing cooperation.
  • Creativity – able to think independently and creatively to support the Grants and Program Manager in digital marketing, content development, and implementation of new statewide program initiatives
  • Relationship Management – Builds collaborative relationships and effectively manages relationships with SBDC Network to include Center Directors and staff statewide.
  • Customer Service- Customer focus adaptability to different personality types as well as analyzing customer’s requests.  Strong phone and verbal communications skills along with active listening. Ability to track, analyze, and produce reports related to serviced clients/calls.

 

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in marketing and communications.
  • One to three (1-3) years of experience in office/business environment (this may include internships, volunteer work or other applicable experience)
  • Demonstrated acumen and excitement to work at the convergence of public sectors at the local, state and federal level supporting private sector businesses
  • BA Preferred in marketing, communications, public relations, or similar fields

 

Supplemental Information

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references in one document to The Office of Economic Development and International Trade by e-mail at oedit.info@state.co.us with the subject line “Business Support Marketing & Communications Coordinator” by, September 28, 2020.  Due to the large volume of resumes we receive, we do not acknowledge receipt of each resume and are unable to give status updates. If a strong match is found between your qualifications and the requirements of the position, a member of the recruiting staff will contact you to further discuss the career opportunity.

We offer a generous benefits package including:
• Annual leave accrued at 13.33 hours per month
• Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Medical and dental plans
• State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
• Choice of 2 retirement plans
• 401K and 457 plans
• State paid Short Term Disability coverage
• Additional optional life and disability plans
• Credit Union Membership
• RTD pass
• Training and professional development

To learn more about State of Colorado benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Michelle Hunter by phone (303) 866-6309 or email michelle.m.hunter@state.co.us at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

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