Elgin Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a candidate who is passionate about accomplishing our mission and strives to enhance our visibility throughout the community and the Fox Valley region. The ideal candidate is creative, motivated, enthusiastic, and works well with others.
Under the direction of the Assistant Parks and Recreation Director, this position is responsible for creating the department’s brand and voice. The creator should specialize in graphic design, content writing and be a storyteller by nature. The creator will ideate, capture and post visual content which includes photos, videos and graphics. The creator must have a deep understanding of social media platforms, website development, performance reporting, brochure creation and the ability to stay on top of marketing trends.
The Elgin Parks and Recreation Department strives to be the heart of the community by creating community through people, parks and programs. In doing so, the department operates the Elgin Sports Complex, The Edward Schock Centre of Elgin, Wing and Lords Park Aquatic Centers, The Pavilion at Lords Park, the Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, Wing Park Golf Course, Highlands of Elgin Golf Course, Bowes Creek Golf Course, 76 parks, 47 playgrounds, Festival Park Splash Pad and a variety of community recreation programs and activities.
Ability to work 40-50 hours average per week
Ability to work weekends and extended hours when necessary
Ability to work independently or in a team based environment
Ability to maintain a positive image and relationships with the community, staff and third party partners.
Possess strong writing skills with the ability to edit documents, develop press releases and create engaging social media messages and campaigns
Possess strong communication, organizational and customer service skills
Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and problem solve.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Marketing or related field
Two – three years of marketing experience preferred
Proficiency in Adobe Suite, Canva, Word Press, social media platforms and video production.
25% off Parks and Recreation Classes & Rentals (some restrictions may apply)
25% off Parks and Recreation Classes for Immediate Family Members (some restrictions may apply)
Free Employee Fitness Silver Membership
IMRF and Health Benefits
City of Elgin has a step increase model. Currently, step increases are at an annual 5% for 7 steps along with an annual cost of living increase (typically 3% but can vary) approved by the City Council. Step 1 for this position is $64,682.