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1st Choice Energy Urbana 800-424-2584


Director of Communications and Marketing

Location: OHIO



Heritage Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative dating back to 1919. Our Marketing Department is seeking an experienced team member to be responsible for providing communication, branding, and philanthropic coordination for Heritage Cooperative.


  • Assist with development and maintenance of consistent branding throughout company via communications, clothing, and other marketing avenues
  • Design publications and work directly with printer for the proofing, printing, and mailing distribution as needed
  • Manage all Heritage Cooperative social media platforms
  • Oversee website content to ensure it is current and consistent with our branding image
  • Design, edit, and manage seasonal printed newsletters
  • Review and edit company communications for errors
  • Facilitate employee events, customer promotions, appreciations and tours
  • Provide input, direction, and administrative support for advertising, direct mailings, promotions and other programs to bring awareness to our target audience
  • Document Heritage Cooperative current events through photography, videography and other methodology
  • Manage donation requests and follow-up with earned media
  • Manage Communications’ spending records and activities
  • Develop and maintain contacts with schools, business partners, chambers of commerce and other networking resources
  • Represent at conventions, conferences, career fairs, and trade shows as needed
  • Participate in executive, management and company staff meetings
  • Attend appropriate training and continuing education opportunities
  • Provide prompt and courteous customer service
  • Project a positive attitude and image to customers, employees, and business partners at all times
  • Observe and enforce all safety requirements and company policies including the credit policy



    • Ability to learn key operational computer programs
    • Strong analytical and strategic decision-making abilities
    • Skilled in organizing and prioritizing multiple projects to meet deadlines with the ability to adapt within a changing environment
    • High attention to detail and accuracy
    • Willingness to work both as a team member and independently, while being self-motivated and self-directed
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication with customers, employees, supervisors, and suppliers
    • Excellent verbal, written, grammatical, analytical and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to carefully and accurately proof, edit and approve written, graphic, and recorded communications
    • Knowledgeable in graphic design, photography, videography and Social Media
    • Able to prepare reports and business correspondence
    • Committed to excellence and high standards
    • Graduation from an accredited related program. Relevant experience may be substituted for education
    • 5+ years of related experience
    • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
    • Cooperative and/or agricultural background desirable
    • Desire to serve farmers, agribusinesses and others involved in the agriculture industry

      Why Heritage?

    • Competitive Pay
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
    • Paid time off
    • 401k match after 6 months



      Work Authorization

      Evidence of work authorization upon employment is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Completion of USCIS form I-9 will be required in order to verify employment eligibility within 3 business days of the first day of employment.

      AAP/EEO Statement

      Heritage Cooperative provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Heritage Cooperative complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

      Heritage Cooperative expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Heritage Cooperative’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge


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