Communications/Editorial, Government Relations, Other
Authority: Reports to the Government and Public Affairs Director
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Manage all social media campaigns for the IA and all of its programs
Develop content for electronic newsletters of the IA and all of its programs
Administer the IA’s awards program
Provide and maintain content for the government and public affairs section of the Irrigation Association website, including awards, public affairs initiatives, e-advocacy, PAC, Smart Irrigation Month and SWAT
Draft press releases related to government and public affairs initiatives and announcements
Coordinate Smart Irrigation Month activities, along with the public affairs team and volunteers
Assist in PAC fundraising and public affairs campaigns
Maintain database of and provide assistance in partnering with urban and rural water providers through the IA’s SWAT initiative
Research media markets/contacts with whom to share irrigation industry news and announcements
Provide support in staffing services to assigned committees and common interest groups in conjunction with the staff liaisons and chairs of these organizational groups
Assist in answering the telephone and providing customer service for the association
Other duties as assigned by the IA’s government and public affairs director
Excellent written and verbal communications as well as organizational skills
One to two years of experience in communications, marketing or public affairs
Some travel may be required
Type: Full time. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Salary and benefits: Starting salary is $35,000 - $40,000 per year commensurate with experience. Excellent health, dental and vision programs. Flexible spending account and 401(k) plan after one year of service. Convenient location, shuttle to and from the Dunn Loring metro stop, free parking, small, casual office atmosphere.
Irrigation Association Headquarters: 8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 400 Fairfax, VA 22031
About Irrigation Association
The Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals. Together with our members, we are committed to promoting efficient irrigation and to long-term sustainability of water resources for future generations.