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 $45,668-$51,376 (DOQ)

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Be involved with marketing efforts showcasing a leader in environmental conservation! We are looking for an individual to join our marketing team who will prepare a variety of public relations and marketing materials that promote a positive image of the District's programs and services. This person is proficient in layout and design, writing press releases and news stories, experience with web content management tools, and has an understanding of marketing strategies and digital media. Knowledge of environmental issues, the natural sciences, environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunities a plus.

What are we looking for? Someone with thorough knowledge in one or some of the areas relating to journalism, public relations, strategic communications, marketing, graphic design, or related field along with at least (2) two years of related experience. Additionally, proficient computer skills is a major component of this job. Programs this individual will be working with include Adobe Creative Suite-primarily InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; Microsoft software; web publishing software (Wordpress or other); database management; and Customer Relationship Management (Salsa, Mailchimp, etc.).

Applicant can locate job description and online application at www.mccdistrict.org. For questions, call 815-338-6223 x1237.

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 McHenry County Conservation District

 Contact

Jenny Heider
815-338-6223
jheider@mccdistrict.org

 Closing Date

October 22, 2021

 $40,000 - 46,000

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Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Communications, the Interactive Media Designer works to establish materials within brand standard guidelines that can be used across print and digital media. Collaborates with management to execute visual concepts and design solutions that support the organization’s operations and strategic goals. This is an at-will position.

Summary of Essential Duties:

• Design engaging content for a wide range of projects across multiple internal facilities produced by the Communications & Marketing Department including print, digital, and multi-media.

• Manages design workflows efficiently, provides consistent communication to Superintendent of Communications about project status or hurdles.

• Works with Superintendent to understand internal partners project goals, timelines and vision.

• Assist in creating marketing content to promote on social platforms.

• Design website materials including banners, tiles, etc.

• Assist in updating existing websites including routine edits, text updates, and adding PDF, links, and photographs.

• Follows brand standards and guidance from manager to develop promotional and marketing materials.

• Assist with multi-media design projects, like video production and digital photography.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Experience – This position requires a minimum of 2 to 3 years of related graphic design experience, marketing is a plus.

• Education – BA in Graphic Design/Communications/Marketing.

• Skills – The Interactive Media Designer position requires a creative, detail-oriented, organized professional with the ability to multi-task and work with the entire Joliet Park District staff. Must have experience with handling multiple projects simultaneously, and a proven record of meeting deadlines. Knowledge of CMS platforms. Well versed in Adobe CC, primarily Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Adobe Premiere Pro. Candidate will be required to learn the Joliet Park District’s registration software. Candidate must also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Hours: Full-time exempt, salaried position. Hours are typically days, Monday – Friday.

Compensation: Salary range is $40,000 – $46,000. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Generous benefit package includes medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and life insurance, pension (IMRF) plan, paid time off including vacation, sick and holiday pay, employee assistance program, fitness center membership and discounted facility and program costs.

The Joliet Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLICATION: Qualified applicants must submit an employment application on our website www.jolietpark.org/employment. Full job description is available within application.

Please submit resume and portfolio (5-7 pieces) to Katie Wrona at kwrona@jolietpark.org.

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 Joliet Park District

 Contact

Katie Wrona
815-741-7275 Ext. 112
kwrona@jolietpark.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $80,000 - $103,638 - Salary

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Job Purpose

This position is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships that advance the District's short-and long-term goals. Primary responsibilities include development of donor relationships, corporate sponsorships, government and foundation grants, and fundraising, endowment and capital campaigns. This position also serves as the Executive Director of the Friends of the Forest Preserve (a 503(c) (3) non-profit). This position is a member of the District's executive leadership team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop, enhance and maintain the District's philanthropic relationships with external stakeholders, including DuPage County's various corporations and businesses, other governmental entities, non-profits, and the Friends of the Forest Preserve. Serve as the Executive Director of the Friends of the Forest Preserve, including providing strategic leadership and assistance to the FOFP Board. Develop compelling messaging and materials to communicate District initiatives and priorities to various external stakeholders. Foster a culture of donor stewardship and relationship building throughout the District and County. Develop, manage and evaluate the District's various fundraising strategies, including setting priorities, goals and budget. Enhance the overall donor experience through events, personalized communications, impact reporting, recognition to document and honor donor intent. Research, identify, establish and cultivate potential private and corporate donors. Develop and manage relationships with staff, elected officials, businesses and community stakeholders. Develop and manage the District's grants program. Coordinate fundraising activities, development, grant writing, and corporate philanthropy. Target revenue sources to support the strategic direction of the District and Friends of the Forest Preserve District. Coordinate communications and activities related to external stakeholder and donor relationships. Coordinate administrative responsibilities for donor gift processing, recognition and stewardship. Organize and manage capital and programmatic fundraising campaigns. Foster and develop long-term philanthropic relationships benefiting both the District and the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Identify opportunities to secure and increase speaking engagements for District, that positions the District's environmental expertise and value as a community partner. Collaborate with staff to develop and implement a consistent donation program to be implemented at all sites. Lead a team of full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff to achieve goals and objectives. Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience Required

Education: BA/BS in Public Administration, Business Administration, Philanthropy, Marketing, Communications or related field.

Related Experience: Five (5) years experience in the field of relationship management, fundraising campaign development, and coordination of fund-generating activities; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge of: Major gift development; corporate sponsorship, private funding sources; public administration and local government operations; fundraising and communication strategies; DuPage County corporations; philanthropic and ethical fundraising and financial accountability practices; computer applications.

Skills: Interpreting, defining, developing, and recommending implementation of policies integral to the program; public relations and communication strategies; public and private donation strategies; monitoring annual budgets; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicating effectively, verbally and in writing. Bilingual skills preferred.

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For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://dupageforest.isolvedhire.com/jobs/351980-153541.html

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 Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (EOE)

 Contact

Cathy Jordan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $57,000 to $70,000

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Description The Bensenville Park District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Superintendent of Marketing & Communications. The Park District manages 336 acres of open space, parks and recreation facilities, including White Pines Golf Club, Fischer Farm, Deer Grove Leisure Center, Wood St Fitness and the Bensenville Water Park. The Park District serves approximately 23,000 residents residing in Bensenville, Wood Dale and unincorporated DuPage County.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Superintendent of Marketing & Communications is responsible for agency-wide marketing, public and employee communications, information distribution, and public relations efforts.

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS •Oversee marketing for the Bensenville Park District including White Pines Golf Club, Wood St Fitness, Fischer Farm and the Bensenville Water Park and Splash Pad •Maintain all Park District websites •Develop marketing plans for special events, agency initiatives, and programming areas •Oversee social media and digital marketing •Manage the production of 3 Program Guides per year •Work with the other community partners to cross promote agency programs •Responsible for organizing a Park District presence at community events •Manage the agency’s brand image in all internal and extremal communications ( Ex: signage, forms, facility improvements and more) •Manage various budgets while finding ways to maximize every dollar

QUALIFICATIONS •Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro, After Effects and Lightroom •A working understanding of WordPress and HTML. •Experience with still and video photography using DSLR cameras is a must •Good written and oral communication skills •The ability to solve problems comprehensively and to produce accurate work on a timely basis •Knowledge of various printing substrates ( ex: coraplast, dibond, pvc and more)

Education and Experience Bachelors degree in marketing, public relations, communications, graphic design or related field with 3 years of experience.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to evelyn@bvilleparks.org. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.

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 Bensenville Park District

 Contact

Evelyn Struck
evelyn@bvilleparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled