Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or Journalism or related field; three to five years related experience in marketing or public relations. Working knowledge of Micro Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud-In Design, Photo Shop, Illustrator; expertise with publishing software and familiarity with Word Press. Must be able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification.
Duties: Plan, implement and evaluate all comprehensive communications, marketing public relations, advertising and creating and promoting sponsorship programs. Develop and coordinate written publications. Work with all departments to develop and implement marketing plans. Regularly update and maintain District's website. Develop and coordinate seasonal brochures. Qualified applicants can send resumes to: Shawn Roby at email@example.com or Tinley Park-Park District 8125 W. 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL 60477
Part-Time Position – 24 hours per week
Application deadline: November 3, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.
The Communications Specialist focuses on creating content and developing media strategies that strengthen our presence in the community, build awareness of our brand, and inspire people to interact with and support their forest preserves. Primary role is writing news releases and pitching stories to the media, preparing articles for communications materials, and developing media outreach and public information campaigns that support our mission. Primary duties include building media and community relations, supporting public information campaigns, and writing content for a variety of media outlets, and digital/printed materials, including websites, advertisements, newsletters, annual reports and other publications.
Implements a variety of public affairs and marketing initiatives, including social media channels, advertising, mapping and location sites, mobile websites and apps, search engine optimization, email marketing, and other digital and print communication activities. Researches and implements new media technologies and processes, and explores opportunities and tools for interactive public feedback. Develops and recommends communication, marketing and advertising strategies, creates design and content, and produces a variety of promotional materials for facilities, master plan projects, exhibits, campaigns, educational and recreational programs, and preserves and trails. Handles various aspects of media relations and general communications, including fielding media calls, pitching story ideas, handling crisis communications, writing features, news releases, and photo opportunities, coordinating media tours or press conferences, and preparing award applications, letters, speeches, videos, and audio-visual presentations for Directors, Managers, and other staff. Promotes department activities, public safety, nature and history education programs, special events, new and existing preserves, trails and special facilities, and implements public information campaigns using websites, email marketing, advertising, and various other traditional and digital marketing tools. Handles purchasing process and facilitates related vendor contract negotiations. Takes digital photographs and videos; assists with, or hires vendors to oversee the production of commercial photography, videography, graphic design, writing, and printing. 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.
Bachelor's Degree in communications, public relations, marketing, advertising, graphic and web design, digital arts, or a related field. Two years of writing, media relations, social media, e-marketing, graphic design, or website content management and design. Familiarity with a variety of marketing and public relations and website concepts, best practices, and procedures. Experience working with multiple marketing channels. Advanced skills in writing, editing, use of content management systems, HTML, CSS, graphic design, word processing software; knowledge of social networks, current, innovative and emerging industry trends; and analytics tools and tactics. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail in writing, proofreading, digital files, and in use of content management systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to make presentations for staff, media outlets, and community groups. Knowledge in the use of audiovisual and photography equipment. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES
Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Completed applications must be submitted by November 3, 2017, at 4:30 pm.
ABOUT LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES
As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,800 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 207 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.
Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) is a cooperative of eight park districts and three villages in northeast DuPage and west Cook Counties, Illinois. NEDSRA was formed in 1976 as a means of combining resources among the member agencies to provide recreation programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Today, NEDSRA serves approximately 3,500 distinct individuals annually—within a diverse cultural and socioeconomic service area—through roughly 600 programs and special events. NEDSRA's main objective is to meet the unique social and recreation needs of individuals with disabilities, so they may increase their enjoyment of life and reach their highest level of independence.
NEDSRA is looking for an enthusiastic Marketing and Communications Manager to promote the agency’s public image and develop effective strategies to encourage financial support for NEDSRA. This position will organize and execute all aspects of agency fund-raising events and campaigns; manage the development, distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic promotional material including, but not limited to, marketing and sponsorship materials, four seasonal brochures, social media, website, press releases and email blasts; manage all media contacts; foster relationships with advocates and key persons; effectively represent NEDSRA for networking and recruiting of sponsorships and corporate partners; promote special events and programs; maintain a fund-development database; and assist with reports as required.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, graphic design, media or similar, at least three years of experience with demonstrated skills and proficiency in content marketing and creations of marketing materials, preferably with park districts, special recreation associations or non-profits; experience in event planning; and in digital advertising and social media. The Marketing Communications Manager must possess the following skills and attributes: strong creative, strategic, analytical and organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work at a fast pace, unsupervised; proven project management skills; ability to handle multiple projects and processes simultaneously; and strong attention to detail. They must also be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign and Photoshop, have strong MS Office Suite experience, fund-development data base experience (knowledge or Raiser’s Edge a plus), experience using Facebook, Twitter, etc. as marketing tools, strong knowledge of Constant Contact email marketing, and also a strong passion to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through recreation.
Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Prescription Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Flexible Spending Accounts • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, Personal Days
Submit resume via email to: Sue Martellotta, Administrative Services Manager firstname.lastname@example.org