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Amanda Hoffman

Amanda Hoffman

Regional Special Events Manager

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Des Moines, IA

A mission driven business professional with a passion for working towards goals, strategically communicating with others, and striving for success.





Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Regional Special Events Manager

I plan and oversee logistics for Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa events. When planning events, I secure sponsors, secure the venue, register teams and participants, sell and track tickets, develop marketing and day of event materials, and make sure all other details and logistics are planned and ready to go for the event.

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Iowa City District Manager

As the Iowa City District Manager, my main goal was to fundraise for the area. I helped with the area events, prospected local businesses and companies for funding and community volunteers, presented to companies about Junior Achievement's mission, and I oversaw the Iowa City Board of Directors, which consisted of 30 community leaders.

University of Iowa

Master of Arts, Strategic Communications

After graduating from the University of Iowa, I decided to continue my education and work towards a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Communications. I have learned more in this program than I thought possible. It has challenged my views and has benefited my current job and will help me with my future career.

University of Iowa

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications

The 3 and a half years I spent as an undergrad at Iowa were some of the most impactful years of my life. I declared my major during my first semester and I had the dream of writing for a magazine, but as I explored other options, I realized that it was not for me. I started down the path of public relations and event planning and have loved it since.

Corridor Business Journal

Event Planning and Marketing Intern

I prepared documents and emails to send to readers, prepared e-blasts using Constant Contact, produced press releases and media kits, and updated the website using Wordpress. I also prepared packets for the event, emailed and spoke with attendees, prepared event scripts and PowerPoints presentations, produced and distributed surveys using Survey Monkey.

Ed on Campus

Marketing Director

The UofI branch of Ed on Campus is a student organization for individuals interested in breaking in to the magazine industry. As the Marketing Director, my responsibilities included updating social media, visiting classrooms to present to students about the organization, sending out mass emails to students and faculty, updating the website, creating and distributing flyers.

HerCampus University of Iowa

Blog Contributor and Public Relations Director

Her Campus is an online magazine, written by college students for college students. As a blog contributor, I wrote a weekly "How To" blog that dealt with students' situations & problems, conducting research on the topic, and making deadline. As Public Relations Director, responsibilities included marketing HerCampus to the campus, promoting the website, and recruiting writers.

River Run Iowa City

Marketing Director

As Marketing Director with the River Run in Iowa City, I was in charge of marketing the event by handing out River Run merchandise and flyers, securing informational booths at events, and a part of the executive committee, that helped oversee the run on race day and made sure it was executed smoothly.

Metro North Rotary

Social Committee Chair

As Social Chair, I plan monthly Rotary socials, the Annual Holiday Party, and the Metro North Rotary Golf Outing. I attend weekly meetings and provide input when necessary, while networking with local Rotarians.

Iowa City Kickers Soccer Club


Serve on the Iowa City Kickers Board of Directors as the organization's Secretary. Attend monthly meetings, sit on planning committees, and help with the overall function of the club.

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Community Volunteer

Contributed to the business and economics education of young people in Eastern Iowa.

University of Iowa Dance Marathon


Danced for 24 hours straight in appreciation and in the hopes of curing pediatric cancer. Raised over $3,500 in all four years with the organization.