Communications Consultant - Des Moines, IA


The Iowa Primary Care Association’s (Iowa PCA’s) vision is health equity for all.  Our mission is enhancing community health centers’ capacity to care. All employees of the Iowa PCA are expected to represent the company vision and mission.


As part of the Policy and Communications team, the Communications Consultant will support communications work relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the Iowa Primary Care Association, INConcertCare, and IowaHealth+ and member community health centers. This individual will work with community health centers to provide technical assistance for communications (digital, patient engagement materials, etc.) and enthusiastically engages with community health center and internal staff in developing persuasive messaging and content.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Digital Communications

  • Leads developing digital engagement strategy for Iowa PCA, INCC, and IH+
  • Develops cutting edge content and manages social media, website, and blog using multimedia including photography and video
  • Analyzes website and social media metrics to develop strategies to expand online presence and increase stakeholder engagement
  • Identifies strategy and develops and implements digital engagement training and technical assistance plan for community health centers


  • Collaborates with Director of Communications to develop and execute annual communications plan to achieve network’s strategic goals and objectives
  • Drives collaboration with community health center and internal staff to develop content that effectively demonstrates the value and tells the story of community health centers.


  • Supports brand development and awareness strategies
  • Coordinates development and review process of communications materials
  • Provides graphic design assistance

Event Management

  • Collaborates with Director of Communications with planning of communications, advocacy, or outreach events including Annual Conference, Day on the Hill, etc.
  • Coordinates Iowa PCA Communications and Engagement Committee meetings.
  • Facilitates logistics and fosters relationships with annual sponsors


  • Assists with other communications requests from Director of Communications or other leadership staff members as requested.

Expected Values and Behaviors:

The person in this position will be expected to model our workplace values which are:

  • Collaborative – We are one team. Celebrate success together. Learn from failure together. Willing to embrace change and responsive to each other. We can and should depend on each other. Share your work and ask questions. Offer to help, offer to learn, and offer solutions to problems.
  • Accountable – We work for health centers and we work with each other. Tell the truth, keep your word, listen, and make it better. Expect excellence from yourself and others.
  • Respectful – Approach every interaction with thoughts of equity, inclusion, and humility. We are one organization, and we are many people. We understand our differences and are better for it. Welcome feedback of all kinds. We are all learning something.
  • Deliberate – Always understand the problem before trying to solve it. Nothing should be done without a purpose. Unite around common goals, visions, and strategies.
  • Proactive – We seek opportunities to learn and prepare for future challenges. Everyone is responsible, expected and empowered to prepare us for the future. Train and plan for what comes next and who comes after us.
  • Transformative – We empower systems change with a lens of excellent healthcare, health equity and compassion. Or health centers lead the way; we will clear the way. Adapt to changing circumstances and improve through adversity.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of three years of experience in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or related field.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Demonstrated ability to produce work with a high degree of accuracy under minimal supervision in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrates exceptional attention to detail, accuracy, and quality of deliverables.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use persuasive communication, active listening, and to lead the conversation.
  • Experience or ability to represent the organization in a public setting

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents, operating and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization. 

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including spreadsheets, word processing, and databases.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Professional business office work setting. 

Additional Info

  • Specialty: Iowa Primary Care Association
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location: Des Moines

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