The Corporate & Community Relations position is required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week. This position may require night and weekend work, and the work hours will need to be adjusted accordingly.
Bachelor degree in Public Relations, Marketing or related field with a minimum 2 years of experience is preferred. A valid Illinois Driver's License is required. Ability to become a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) by sitting for the CPRP exam. CPR/AED certification is required and training will be provided by the Park District.
Responsible for providing broad support to the Oak Brook Park District with emphasis on developing and managing corporate sponsorships, fundraising plans, and community relations.
The Corporate & Community Relations position reports to the Marketing & Communications Manager.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
• Prepare reports, and supporting documentation for board and/or committee meetings.
• Communicate with the Marketing & Communications Manager regularly on Park District matters.
• Collaborate with the Executive Director, Marketing & Communications Manager and Superintendent of Communications & IT when creating and expending annual budget.
• Solicit corporations for in-kind contributions. • Assist with the creation of corporate sponsorship materials and contracts. • Contact local businesses to purchase advertising space for Park District such as seasonal program brochures. • Contact local businesses to sponsor Park District events. • Function as Event Coordinator for Oak Brook Park District and Foundation Special Events. • Establish, monitor and achieve goals and objectives. • Work directly with the Marketing & Communications Manager, Graphic Designer and Superintendent of Communications & IT on projects as needed. • Work with all departments to locate and promote sponsorships. • Liaison to community and local governmental organizations, civic groups, neighborhoods and businesses. • Liaison to the Park District Foundation. Prepare agendas, board meeting reports, and take the minutes for Foundation Board Meetings. Work with Chief Financial Officer to prepare monthly/annual financial reports of the Foundation. • Develop, coordinate and promote community relations.
• Attend Park District meetings as necessary. • Assist in Park District Special Events. • Represent the Park District at various public functions. • Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies, business organizations, and community groups. • Attend workshops and seminars to develop professional growth and knowledge. • Assist in recruiting, evaluating and guiding contracted services. • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers through oral and written communications. • Perform any duties as assigned.
• Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word, Outlook and Excel. • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors and other staff members.
• General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment, with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. • Required to make appointments with local corporate personnel which includes presentations to solicit donations to the Park District. • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Drives motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.
Submit Cover Letter and Resume to: Laure Kosey, email@example.com
The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Communications Coordinator develops all content and strategic campaigns to help build the District's brand locally, regionally, and nationally. Possessing strong writing and editing skills and serving as the main point of contact for media, this individual secures strategic media placements to help shape the narrative about public education and District 214's role in developing innovative solutions to help students discover their future. Manages department projects and leads storytelling content development and distribution through all digital platforms including websites, social media, video, podcast and emerging platforms and executes all marketing and community engagement initiatives, events and campaigns for the District, Community Education and Education Foundation.
Bachelor’s degree and experience in journalism, media, marketing, public relations or related fields.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish proficiently preferred.
Ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines.
Excellent people and communications skills.
Experience managing direct reports and/or coordinating the work of others.
Demonstrated social media and marketing savvy.
Growth and collaboration mindset.
Customer service focused.
Demonstrated expertise in team development.
Excellent knowledge of MS Office and Google Suite.
Outstanding leadership and organizational skills.
Excellent problem-solving ability.
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends as needed.
Serves as the main point of contact for media and leads local, regional, and national media pitches and develops and manages internal news and content curation process with the District departments, schools, Community Education and Education Foundation.
Develops concepts and writes and edits all types of content including but not limited to media pitches, submitted content, blog posts, website content, social media, talking points, white papers, newsletters, and District publications.
Interacts with other department team members on a daily basis in order to develop and manage all content for marketing and communications efforts and strategic communications campaigns for the District, schools, Community Education, and Education Foundation.
Manages marketing and communications projects and serves as the lead point of contact for content development and project management.
Assists in the development of effective communication to enhance District messages of anti-bias and anti-racism.
Assigns, tracks, and coordinates complex projects for publication content through production using work-flow processing tools and project management strategies and ensures all stakeholders meet established and agreed-upon deadlines.
Oversees project schedules, monitors budgets, and anticipates deadlines and approvals.
Manages, develops, and directs social media and digital content efforts including video, photography, and other digital content and manages the day-to-day social media accounts.
Utilizes the District’s mass notification systems and email platforms to keep stakeholders informed on a consistent basis.
Oversees the day-to-day management of the content for District, school, and associated websites to ensure timely and accurate updates and information across all sites.
Meets regularly with stakeholders regarding their marketing and communications needs and undertakes research during the planning process.
Assists with crisis communications, issue management, policy, and legislative initiatives.
Reviews and analyzes analytics to modify strategies and tactics to ensure marketing and communications efforts are reaching intended audiences and meeting strategic objectives.
Ensures communications are translated in needed languages and meets ADA requirements on websites. Manages the annual editorial calendar.
Assists in the coordination of FOIA, award programs, and community engagement events.
Manages assigned community engagement and outreach programs, initiatives, and events.
Provides communications training to staff.
Other duties as assigned.
The Visual Communications Coordinator manages and produces digital and design projects to ensure efficient production and effective storytelling and works closely with the Marketing and Multimedia Services Supervisor and District Production Services (214Studios) team to produce marketing products and digital content to align branding across the District. Possessing strong graphic design, photo, video and audio production skills, creates printed, specialty and digital materials and daily content that is shared across all District 214 platforms and adheres to the highest quality standards and aligns branding across the schools, Community Education, Education Foundation, District and for external partners and clients. Working with clients, identifies opportunities to build strategic marketing and communications campaigns.
Bachelor's degree with industry experience in graphic design, video production, and printing processes preferred
Attention to detail on accuracy and quality, and a critical eye for design aesthetic.
Proven ability to successfully multi-task, meet tight deadlines, while paying attention to details and keeping within budget.
Knowledge of marketing, production, website design, corporate identity, advertisements, and multimedia design.
Strong knowledge of video production which includes: pre-production, production, and post-production.
Highly organized with project management experience.
Self-starter who can work independently and move projects forward to completion with minimal supervision and direction.
Excellent people skills and strong communicator with excellent written communication skills and attention to detail.
Proficient in key photographic techniques: exposure, composition, focus, and lenses.
Strong working knowledge of graphic design, video, and audio production software as well as Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
Graphic design, typography and illustration skills.
Able to interact with all levels within and outside the organization.
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends as needed.
Creates visual communications to convey messages in an effective and aesthetically pleasing manner to achieve strategic communications objectives.
Utilizes graphic design, layout, web design, photography, audio and videography skills to create content elements and finished products in print and digital mediums.
In addition to producing digital assets, assists in the physical production of printed and specialty items as needed and works closely with the Marketing and Multimedia Services Supervisor and production team on a daily basis; serves as the backup to the Marketing and Multimedia Supervisor.
Interfaces with District, school, Community Education, Education Foundation and external partners regarding their marketing and communications needs and completes projects on-time, within budget and meets client expectations.
Assigns, tracks and coordinates complex projects using work-flow processing tools and project management strategies.
Ensures brand alignment across all District, school, Community Education and Education Foundation publications, products and digital properties.
Works with schools on their branding initiatives, continually audits, revises and updates brand standards, and identifies opportunities to refresh their visual identities within departments, programs, and co-curricular activities.
Strong knowledge of photo and video production which includes: pre-production, production, and post-production, and the ability to produce video and podcasts with limited oversight as well as livestream events and meetings.
Creates and develops photo, video, and graphic content for all social media platforms.
Develops effective designs and layouts including print and digital publications, program guides, direct mail pieces, advertisements, brochures, banners, business cards, etc.
Designs and prepares digital promotions including e-newsletters/e-blasts, websites, banners, social media, marketing collateral, etc.
Designs brochures, logos, signs, magazines, annual reports, presentations, ads, social media graphics, web pages, and other communication materials.
Creates or incorporates illustrations, pictures, designs, and animations; selects type size and style to enhance the readability of text and image.
Assists in the management of budgets, invoicing, and other financial aspects related to client and partner work.
Assists in the development of effective communication to enhance District messages of anti-bias and anti-racism.
Manages interns and apprentices.
Provides training to staff on graphic design, photo, video, and audio production software.
Other duties as assigned.
JOB SUMMARY: The Marketing Supervisor is responsible for the overall marketing and branding functions of the Park District including the development and management of integrated marketing plans, marketing and sponsorship/ partnership strategies, all District-wide communications, and all public relations activities. This is an at-will position. Additional duties include: -Develops and implements District-wide marketing and branding plan and implements strategies to achieve the Park District’s Mission, Vision, and Values. Develops and produces the District’s three seasonal catalogs via In-Design, Calameo, and ActiveNet. Develops and proofs program information for the program catalog three times a year. Maintains District’s website including writing, editing, and maintenance of information. Maintains Park District’s social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Prepares, prints, and distributes all marketing materials (newsletters, e-blasts, brochures, calendars, flyers). Establishes and oversees marketing projects’ timelines and adheres to associated deadlines. Identifies and pursues opportunities for business sponsorships and partnerships within the community. Writes press releases and distributes them to the appropriate media contacts on an ongoing basis. Plans, develops and conducts market research through surveys, focus groups and needs analyses. Provides District information and attends District and other community special events. Promotes programs through the schools and through specific programming areas. Supervises part-time and/or contractual marketing assistant. Develops and promote positive community relationships. Photographs programs and events and maintain photo library. Develops and monitors general marketing budget. Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a college or university, with at least three (3) years of experience in Marketing, Communications, or Graphic Design. Experience and knowledge of park districts/ local government, community organizations, and other social agencies strongly preferred. Must possess advanced knowledge and ability to use Adobe Creative Suite (In Design, Go-Live Illustrator, and Photoshop) or comparable software and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Proficiency in ActiveNet and Calameo publishing platform desired. Ability to meet deadlines, work independently, and strong attention to detail crucial. Professional Certification desired. Must have a valid Driver’s License and able to provide own transportation.
SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a full-time, exempt position. Forty hours per week plus evenings and weekends as required. Target hiring range is $50,000 - $53,000, DOQ (dependent on qualifications).
BENEFITS OFFERED: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package: Medical & Prescription Coverage, Dental & Vision Coverage, Short & Long-Term Disability, Paid Holidays & Vacation Time, Life Insurance (basic & voluntary), 457 Defined Contribution Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Pension Defined Contribution Plan (IMRF), Flexible Spending Accounts, Facility Discounts & Usage Benefits.
APPLY TODAY! www.rmparks.org – click on “About Us” - “Employment” at the top of the page. Please include Cover Letter and Resume (Deadline: April 11, 2021)
The Rolling Meadows Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
JOB TITLE: Digital Marketing Manager (FLSA exempt)
SUPERVISOR: Superintendent of Marketing & Communications
The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for designing, producing and implementing marketing and communications material for the promotion of District programs and activities. This position is responsible for the content management of the District’s websites, social media accounts, digital marketing screens, and online business listings, and the creation of email and/or digital marketing and communications campaigns. This position also assists in the production of quality photography and video content for District use.
•Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design, Advertising, Graphic Arts, Digital Marketing and/or Media, or related field.
•Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere/Rush). Background and/or demonstrated experience in photography & video.
•Demonstrated knowledge in managing content and analytics of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), online networking (e.g. LinkedIn), online video sharing (e.g. YouTube, TikTok, Vimeo), and online business listing (e.g. Google MyBusiness, Yelp, Wedding Wire, The Knot) platforms.
•Demonstrated knowledge using email marketing (e.g. Constant Contact, MailChimp), and online forms and survey (e.g. WPForms, JotForms, GoogleForms, Survey Monkey) platforms.
•Demonstrated knowledge in website and digital content management.
•CPR/AED certification is required or training to be provided by the Park District.
•A valid Illinois driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Bilingual Preferred.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Design, develop, and catalog graphic materials for the District using desktop and online based graphic design, video editing, and web development software including with Adobe Creative Suite products.
•Responsible for Managing content and metrics for all District social media accounts, websites, online networking platforms, and business/facility/program online listings, following an overall Marketing and Communications strategy.
•Manage content for facility-based digital channels, including but not limited to the District’s marketing TVs, fitness equipment screens, and golf cart screens.
•Responsible for producing email campaigns, online forms and surveys, using Constant Contact, WPForms, JotForms, and Survey Monkey platforms.
•Assist in maintaining the District’s intranet and online registration splash site with updated information and graphics.
•Assist in maintaining the branding and image standards of the Park District via multimedia platforms (e.g. print, video, large format, e-mail marketing, logo use, program guides, brochures, giveaways, social media, etc). Assist in the creation of quality photography and video content for future use.
•Assist with the creation Park District promotional presentations and displays.
•Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook.
•Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.
•Assist in the design of three seasonal program guides, and program/event brochures with the collaboration of the Marketing and Communications team.
•Provides assistance during special events and programs including taking photos and videos, and supporting marketing booth/table.
•Attend Park District meetings as necessary.
•Attends conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
RATE OF PAY:
$48,000 - $55,000
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, or PPO, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.