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IPRA Job Board

 Hourly Range: $22.88 – $34.37

The Lake County Forest Preserves is currently seeking for a Part - Time Communications Specialist, the ideal candidate will be responsible for creating content and developing media strategies that strengthen the presence of the Lake County Forest Preserves in the community, build awareness of our brand, and inspire people to interact with and support their forest preserves. Writes news releases, coordinates photo opportunities, fields media calls, pitches stories to reporters, writes and edits articles, and prepares fact sheets and other materials that support public affairs efforts and advance the vision and strategic goals and objectives of the Lake County Forest Preserves.

Fosters a positive public image through media and community outreach; increases public awareness of activities, trails, facilities, donors and volunteers; collaborates with other team members to support key initiatives and public information campaigns; coordinates media tours, interviews and press conferences; assists with crisis communications; and writes and edits content for a variety of media outlets, newsletters, annual reports, and other general communications. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.

Experience - Bachelor's Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field. Two years of writing, editing, media relations, public relations, marketing or community outreach. Familiarity with media relations, public relations and communications best practices and procedures. Advanced skills in writing and editing, and with word processing software. Knowledge and use of media monitoring services, analytics, and current and emerging public relations industry trends. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail in writing, editing, proofreading, and digital files. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, positive approach, team player, ability to work collaboratively to support and enhance the work of others, and ability to make presentations for staff, media outlets, and community groups. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by September 4, 2018, at 5:00 pm.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Anamaria Stiller

 Closing Date

September 4, 2018

 $22.91+ Per Hour (DOQ)

The Village of Lincolnwood is seeking dynamic and enthusiastic candidates for the Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator position. The Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator coordinates marketing efforts for the department, maintains the department's presence on all public and social media platforms, develops relationships with current sponsors and seeks new sponsorship opportunities, and develops marketing material including flyers, digital content, signage, newsletters, and press releases. This position also provides some support in creating content for the seasonal brochures.

To be successful in this position, candidates should have the ability to use programs such as Adobe Create Suite, WordPress, Microsoft Suite, RecTrac, Constant Contact, and be familiar with common social media sites.

This position is classified as a part-time, non-exempt, non-union position. All applicants must be able to work between 25 and 29 hours per week. Work hours are typically scheduled between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This position provides on-site support during a variety of events. Some morning, evening, and weekend hours are required, as needed, for special events.

Starting pay for this position is $22.91+ per hour (DOQ). The benefits package includes the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension.

To review the complete job description or apply, visit Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews may be scheduled prior to the final application deadline of August 10, 2018. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply soon.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Village of Lincolnwood


Laura McCarty

 Closing Date

August 10, 2018

 $24.03 - $26.50 per hour

The Northbrook Park District is seeking a Marketing Specialist. This position is full-time with benefits, with a minimum of 40 hours a week. The position entails project management work involving the execution of marketing strategies; marketing of park district programs, events and amenities utilizing social media and other resources in coordination with the goals of the District; oversees projects in a collaborative manner for the Marketing and Communications department. Responsibilities include marketing promotion, data analysis, website management and social media content.

Qualifications: A four-year degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field is required along with applicable work experience. A valid driver’s license is required. Social media management and WordPress skills required. An interest in parks and recreation is desired. Must have attention to detail, excellent writing skills and be able to create and implement marketing initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities: Develops, implements and oversees results-oriented promotional initiatives focused on increasing awareness of and participation in park district programs, events and amenities utilizing various marketing strategies. Develops marketing plans in coordination with the Marketing and Communications Director. Executes content marketing strategies including storytelling and relationship marketing. Analyzes user segmentation and demographics for evaluation. Knowledge of video recording, editing, mixing and producing. Collaborates on graphic design and print production.

For a full scope of duties and responsibilities, view the position description at

To apply, submit an online application along with a resume and sample(s) of your work at

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled