Communications Coordinator for Delta Dental of South Dakota

About Us

Delta Dental of South Dakota provides dental benefits for nearly 500,000 South Dakotans through individual insurance, employers, and government programs. But we’re more than just an insurance company. As a non-profit company, we aim to improve oral and overall health for all South Dakotans. Based in Pierre, South Dakota, we take pride in our reputation as a great place to work.


Job overview

We are seeking a talented and dynamic communications coordinator to join our team and help drive our communications initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a strong skill set in social media, content creation, copywriting, and some graphic design experience. 


Duties and responsibilities

  • Write compelling, high-quality content to support DDSD’s communications and marketing efforts including website and social media copy, blog posts, email campaigns, newsletters, brochures, fact sheets, and reports. 
  • Manage and monitor social media accounts (all platforms), including content scheduling, community engagement, and performance tracking. 
  • Develop/maintain the company website, ensuring content is up to date, engaging, and optimized for search engines (SEO).
  • Analyze website traffic and user behavior using Google Analytics to optimize marketing efforts and improve SEO performance. 
  • Design or oversee the design of graphics for digital and print marketing materials, ensuring brand compliance.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Experience and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, or related field preferred or equivalent experience 
  • 2+ years’ experience in a communications or marketing role
  • Exceptional writing skills and a high level of creativity 
  • Experience producing content for social media and websites along with proficiency with social media platforms, tools, and analytics
  • Superior time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical mindset and problem-solving skills; resourceful with high attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Familiar with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of email marketing software such as My Emma or a similar program
  • Understanding of the technical aspects of website design and management, such as HTML, SEO, Google Analytics and 508 Compliance


Additional information

  • Job type: Full-time
  • Work location: Local candidates are desired; remote candidates located outside of Pierre, South Dakota, will be considered but will be required to travel to the home office up to 10 times per year. 
  • Delta Dental provides an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, continuing education, and 401k.

How to apply

Applying for a job with Delta Dental of South Dakota is easy! Send us an email with your:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three writing samples
  • Professional references

Please send only .docx or .pdf files.

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Delta Dental of South Dakota is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons without unlawful regard of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, individuals with disabilities, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.