The Skokie Park District's marketing department is seeking a part-time assistant who will be responsible for assisting with the coordination of the district's social media presence.
There are perks to joining our team! All employees are offered a complimentary membership to our health club, Fitness First along with other facility usage benefits.
PAY: $16-$20/hour hiring range, depending on qualifications
HOURS: Hours are flexible, approximately 20 hours per week to include daytime, evening and weekend shifts.
Must be an adult, at least 18 years of age. Prefer Bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, english or related field. Prefer at least one year related experience including online published work. Experience with professional photography and Photoshop along with video editing software required. Must be proficient in administering social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The individual we seek will be creative and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. In addition, must have strong customer service skills and be able to effectively work well with staff members and the general public. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR and AED certification. The district provides certification training if needed.
•Assists the Communications and Marketing Manager in creating new strategies for social media posts.
•Creates social media posts by: a) skillfully planning and executing photo shoots; b) interviewing program participants and staff and then shooting, editing, mixing and producing professional videos; c) writing, editing and integrating clean, creative copy into media posts.
•Attends district's programs and events, and visits facilities and parks, shooting photographs for use in all marketing departments materials, print and online.
•Electronically catalogues all new photos in the digital marketing department photo library.
•Actively researches new trends in technology and software for utilization in general digital marketing and social media.
•Assists the marketing department staff with projects as assigned.
•Attends departmental meetings and district trainings as assigned.
Use the link below to complete online employment application and attach resume. https://www.applitrack.com/skokieparks/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?AppliTrackJobId=446
Questions about this position may be directed to Jim Bottorff, Communications and Marketing Manager.
p: 847-674-1500, extension 2171
At NSSRA, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to play. Formed in 1970 with that goal in mind, we were the first Special Recreation Association in the country, offering programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities. We are similar to a park district, however we only serve residents in our partner communities with special needs.
Fifty years later, we serve approximately 1,800 individuals throughout the year in the northern suburbs of Chicago. We’re all about creating an environment of belonging through play, and we want you to be a part of our team!
ABOUT THE JOB
At the direction of the Manager of Marketing & Communications, the Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator implements and supports NSSRA’s brand image through digital, electronic and print media. The Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator will assist in the creation of graphics and promotion of all aspects of NSSRA programming and services. The Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator will assist with photography.
The ideal candidate will possess outstanding graphic design skills, the ability to multitask and meet deadlines, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in photography and videography, considerable skill in analyzing issues and problem-solving, a proven ability to build relationships and the ability to portray a professional image of NSSRA. The Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the following tasks:
• Design and manage promotional materials for NSSRA programs and special events, as well as NSSRA Foundation campaigns and events.
• Design graphics for social media/website and draft social media posts to coordinate with NSSRA’s brand and marketing strategy.
• Become familiar with the brand standards of NSSRA and NSSRA Foundation and maintain brand consistency.
• In coordination with the Manager of Marketing & Communications, execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, and messaging and audience identification.
• Assist with seasonal program guide production (inputting, design, etc) and internal proofs.
• Assist with photography/videography of NSSRA events and programs for use in program guide, on social media and in other promotional materials.
• Assist with managing marketing calendars for email marketing, social media, program guide, press releases, event campaigns and more.
• Coordinates with NSSRA’s 13 partner agency marketing contacts to maintain NSSRA’s brand and image on partner agency websites and in partner agency program guides.
• Write or edit copy for publications as needed.
• Attends meetings as needed and serve on 1-2 event committees.
• Work with outside vendors, providing specifications for outside print projects.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, graphic design or a related field is preferred.
• Must have a minimum of two years of experience in digital media, design or marketing with demonstrated experience in graphic design.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Dropbox and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo) is required.
• Knowledge of or ability and willingness to learn the following platforms is required: Black Pearl (email signature management), Bloomerang (donor database system), Buffer (social media scheduling), Clickx (social media analytics), Constant Contact (email marketing), Magisto (video), Wordpress and Squarespace (web).
• Knowledge of or ability and willingness to learn to use Canon products.
• Strong writing, proofreading and photography skills are preferred.
• Proficiency in planning, organizing, as well as knowledge of marketing strategies, is preferred.
• A valid Illinois Driver's License is required.
SCHEDULING & PAY
The Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator is a part-time position working 20 - 25 hours per week. This position is eligible for IMRF. Schedule will be determined by the Marketing & Communications Manager. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Target hiring range is approximately $20 per hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
JOIN THE TEAM
Position is open until filled. Please apply early as recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
NSSRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Hours: This is a part-time, IMRF-eligible position, with a maximum of 25 hours per week. Workdays/hours are flexible and may fluctuate to accommodate District programming. Primary hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: Spring Ave. Recreation Center – 185 Spring Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Pay Rate: $17.00 - $20.00/hr. depending on qualifications
JOB SUMMARY The Marketing Coordinator is a member of the Marketing and Communications Division of the Recreation Department and is responsible for assisting the Marketing Supervisor in the development and dissemination of all Park District marketing and public relations. The primary responsibilities of the Marketing Coordinator will be; developing social media content, drafting website content and managing homepage sliders, photography, videography and editing for programs and events, proofreading various District content and materials, maintaining District displays including posters, flyers and outdoor banners, and assisting with the day-to-day management of the Marketing and Communications Division. This is an at-will position.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING High School graduate or equivalent required with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Information or related field preferred or in progress. 1-3 years of marketing experience is required with social media, website and marketing analytics experience a plus. Demonstrated ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and meet deadlines with accuracy. Attention to detail, proofreading and editing skills are essential. Requires strong people and communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and the public. Proficient in Microsoft Office products with Adobe Creative Suite experience required. Strong photographic and video editing highly desired. Effective problem-solving skills with the ability to act calmly and effectively under pressure or in difficult situations. The successful candidate must be able to project a professional appearance. Must have a valid IL Driver’s License and provide own transportation.
The Glen Ellyn Park District is a local governmental agency serving residents of the Village of Glen Ellyn and portions of neighboring communities. It provides a wide range of recreational services, athletics and leisure activities to its citizens, with opportunities for all ages and abilities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our mission is to “foster diverse, community-based leisure opportunities through a harmonious blend of quality recreation programs, facilities and open space which will enhance the quality of life into the future.” We welcome you to apply to become a part of our great TEAM!
To apply, please visit our website at gepark.org/jobs.
For questions, contact Courtney O’Kray at email@example.com OR (630) 942-7260
Create, communicate and innovate as the Village of Glencoe’s new Community Engagement Analyst.
The Village is seeking its first ever Community Engagement Analyst, a newly-restructured position in the Village Manager’s Office that oversees the Village’s public communications function, champions and models exceptional customer service, analyzes customer satisfaction data and works on or leads various special projects.
Who we are: Our team is made up of people with diverse backgrounds and experience and we share a common goal – providing the very best services to the Glencoe community.
What we do: Our vision – shared by the Village Board and staff – is to make Glencoe the community that people choose to live, work and do business, by providing innovative, responsive, high-quality public services in an environmentally and fiscally sustainable manner. Each member of our team contributes to achieving this vision! We place our customers’ needs first, we strive to be leaders and innovators, and we believe in always looking for ways to improve.
What the job is: Simply put, the Community Engagement Analyst is a creative communicator with an analytical mind and the drive to provide the highest level of service possible to the community.
The Community Engagement Analyst is a critical part of the Village’s team, acting as a key communicator and spokesperson, customer service champion and analyst. The Village is seeking someone who can continue growing and improving our multi-channel communication and engagement strategy. When recently surveyed, approximately 80% of Village residents were satisfied or very satisfied with our bi-weekly e-mail news and our website and nearly 60% of our residents are satisfied or very satisfied with our social media. As an organization committed to continuous improvement, we’re excited for the Community Engagement Analyst to continue to improve on this base, and to be innovative in implementing best and emerging community engagement practices to ensure that our residents continue to find our communications informative, easy to access and transparent
As part of a smaller organization with many exciting projects planned and underway, the Community Engagement Analyst won’t be limited to only working on communications – the Community Engagement Analyst will participate in and/or lead projects part of our strategic plan, coordinate special events and champion excellent customer service in the organization and analyze customer satisfaction levels.
This position requires an excellent communicator who is creative, analytical, innovative and shares the Village’s vision – if that’s you, apply today!
Job Responsibilities • Multi-Channel Communication – Plans, implements and manages the Village’s public communication function (including website, social media, electronic and hard copy communications); responsible for developing a regular internal employee communications program; administers graphic standards and style guide • Media Relations – Cultivates and maintains strong working relationship with the media and acts as the primary Village spokesperson on non-Public Safety matters; coordinates and engages in crisis communication, responds to and/or supports after-hours emergencies by creating and disseminating public information and assisting with administrative tasks to support emergency operations as needed • Creative Design – Boils down complex and technical topics into concise copy and creative graphics for Village publications; designs marketing materials for Village programs and events • Special Events – Plans, coordinates and promotes Village-sponsored special events, acts as liaison to external organizations holding special events in the community • Innovation and Process Improvement – Incorporates best and emerging practices in community engagement, gathering resident feedback and communication; promotes and leads continuous process improvement initiatives through business process review and redesign, researches best and emerging practices, recommends and implements process changes to improve quality of services and/or cost of services in a customer-centric manner • Trainer and Leader – Facilitates periodic trainings on communication plan and standards, crisis communications, media relations and customer service • Customer Service Champion – Provides and models exceptional customer service, routinely communicates customer service standards and leads customer service training among staff teams • Analysis and Special Projects – Implements methods of measuring, analyzing and reporting on customer satisfaction; participates in and/or leads special projects and Strategic Plan initiatives • Staff Liaison – Serves as staff liaison to volunteer boards/commissions as assigned; attends Village Board meetings
Education and Experience • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, communication or a closely-related field; master’s degree strongly preferred • 1-3 years of related experience • Valid driver’s license
Functional Knowledge • Advanced proficiency in website and social media management (including legal requirements, accessibility standards, best and emerging practices) and strong knowledge of government-centric online engagement platforms • Advanced proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop or similar design software • Strong research and analysis skills, including data analysis and ability to formulate recommendations with a strong focus on the best outcome for the community • Ability to apply project management techniques and principles to manage multiple projects • Proficiency in process evaluation practices and techniques, ability to lead change management initiatives • Strong technology skills, Microsoft Office suite skills and desire to incorporate technology into business processes
Interpersonal and Communication • Excellent communication skills, ability to adapt style to situation/audience, ability to explain complicated technical matters to individuals with or without technical knowledge, ability to speak extemporaneously (including responding to the media) • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain positive working relationships • Outstanding customer service skills • Good team member also capable of working independently • Self-starter able to manage multiple projects and deadlines • Emphasis on continuous improvement
Physical Requirements and Work Environment • Occasional lifting/carrying up to 10-20 pounds (with or without reasonable accommodation) • Frequent walking and standing (sometimes on uneven surfaces), talking, listening, and operating computer (with or without reasonable accommodation) • Work is primarily performed in an office setting with occasional outdoor work (e.g. at special events, etc.) • The Village is open to considering occasional telecommuting and/or flexible hours, if mutually beneficial to the Village and the employee • Strong emphasis on workplace safety
Salary Starting salary is $65,883 to $75,000 depending on qualifications. The salary range for the position is $65,883 to $88,942 and the Village offers great benefits, including Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance among others.
How to Apply
Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and application to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Job ID 19-13 Community Engagement Analyst in the subject line of the e-mail. The position will remain open until filled and resumes will be reviewed upon receipt, with first formal resume review on or around December 11, 2019 - the Village would like to select a highly-qualified candidate soon.
Persons requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are asked to contact the Village Manager’s Office at (847) 835-4114. The Village of Glencoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.