Prairie Rivers of Iowa RC&D seeks Lincoln Highway coordinator

Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Coordinator, Prairie Rivers of Iowa RC&D

This position will be headquartered in the Prairie Rivers of Iowa office in Ames, Iowa. The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Coordinator will assist in the development and implementation of fundraising strategies, development of stakeholder groups and project activities along the Byway.

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway is Iowa’s longest byway, or roadway designated for its significant historic, scenic, cultural, or natural qualities.  The Byway is Iowa’s portion of the Lincoln Highway, the first coast-to-coast improved highway in the United States, established in 1913.  Prairie Rivers of Iowa manages the Byway for the Iowa DOT’s Iowa Byways program.

The position is open until September 20, 2013.  Complete details are available after the jump.

Major Duties

The following duties shall be performed by the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Coordinator:

1) Assist in developing and conducting a strategic plan for the Byway including fundraising initiatives.

2) Build relationships with a wide variety of project partners to get the appropriate resources for the Byway including community leaders, consumers, businesses, and educators.

3) Conduct projects identified through the strategic plan, and with staff and partners.

4) Raise public awareness of the Byway and its historical and cultural relevance by directly promoting it through the media, at community events, developing a semi-annual newsletter, updating websites and other promotional venues.

5) Develop the Byway as an educational resource, especially for school-age students and their teachers.

6) Identify and apply for grant and private funds to support the Byway program.

7) Assist in recruiting and holding stakeholder meetings.

8) Participate in an effort to develop a Corridor Management Plan for the Byway.

9) Maintain project files with complete documentation.

10) Monitor the project budget and make reports as required.

11) Assist in maintaining Prairie Rivers of Iowa website and all Facebook pages.

12) Perform duties as determined by the Director as necessary.


The person serving in this position will report to the Executive Director.


Requires at least a four year degree from an accredited university or college in non-profit management, community planning, public administration, history, natural resources, or related fields

  • Prefer 4 to 6 years work experience
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work in teams or groups
  • Ability to listen and solve problems at the community level
  • Self-motivated and able to manage work time efficiently
  • Good with details and well organized
  • Preferred fundraising experience and developing sponsorships
  • Grant writing a plus
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to attend evening and weekend meetings
  • Able to understand and support technology, such as social media and website
  • Competent word processing, Excel and Adobe skills

Equal Employment Opportunity

Prairie Rivers of Iowa does not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or political beliefs in carrying out duties associated with the position.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter by September 20, 2013 to:

John Mazzello
Prairie Rivers of Iowa
2402 South Duff Avenue


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