JOB TITLE: Corporate and Community Relations Manager (FLSA exempt) R. 6.18
SUPERVISOR: Marketing and Communications Manager
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Business, Public Relations, Communications, or closely related field; and three (3) years full-time related experience in Public Relations, Recreation, Corporate Relations, or Fundraising management. Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be accepted.
-Demonstrated knowledge and skill in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, and Promotions.
-Ability to work with outside community groups, businesses, service organizations and other governmental agencies to develop partnerships for events, cash sponsorships, and sponsorships to enhance programs and events.
-Experience in promoting and communicating agency and organization programs and events to diverse communities.
-Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google.
-Possess creativity, enthusiasm, leadership traits and the ability to express thoughts clearly.
-Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work on a timely basis.
-Demonstrated initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, analytical skills, leadership, management activities and the capability to work in a positive manner with the general public, Park District staff and Board of Commissioners.
-Must have a valid Illinois driver's license.
-Must be able to read, write and speak English.
The Corporate and Community Relations Manager is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementing of an aggressive Public Relations campaign to increase overall awareness of the Park District’s benefits to its residents and community, selling sponsorships to enhance events, and leading the District’s outreach efforts. Serves as an agency liaison to community groups, service organizations and community agencies representing the Park District in order to collaborate in community events. Aggressively seeks out, develops, and maintains corporate, community, vendor, and partner relations. Coordinates the development of collateral materials that promote and support Park District programs and services. The Corporate and Community Relations Manager is under the direct supervision of the Marketing and Communications Manager, but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over part-time staff and volunteers in related areas of responsibility.
The normal workweek shall be designated by the Marketing and Communications Manager as necessary to properly perform the duties of the job. The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services. Working nights and weekends are often required.
-Assists and participates in the development, organization and implementation of a public awareness campaign to Wheeling Park District residents, community groups, corporate and business community, other governmental agencies, and legislators.
-Works to increase involvement and participation of the external guest in programs.
-Liaison to community and local governmental organizations, civic groups, neighborhoods and businesses.
-Oversee sponsorship and advertising sale efforts, working closely with multiple District staff to set goals and grow sponsorship opportunities. This includes facilitating the growth of relationships, generating alternative revenue, providing information about grant opportunities, obtaining in-kind donations and selling advertising.
-Attends public and advisory board meetings to obtain and disseminate information.
-Develop and maintain corporate, community, vendor, and partner relations that support the comprehensive and strategic plans of the organization
-Assists in the distribution of print and digital material through multiple channels, including: Events, Community boards, Social Media platforms, Event/Program/Business Listings, and Email Campaigns.
-Continues to maintain and build upon the Park District Sponsorship program to enhance Special Events as well as to create an alternate source of revenue to assist in offsetting expenses.
-Participates on various teams and committees; attends public meetings and advisory board meetings to obtain and disseminate information.
-Helps initiate new strategies to improve existing programs and projects; provides input to Marketing and Communications.
-Assists in the direction and oversees the distribution of communication that promote the Park District’s objectives, issues, and successes.
-Maintains a clean and organized work environment.
-Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work and safety rules.
-Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.
-Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility.
-Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
-Attends all meetings when appropriate.
SALARY: $47,960 - $59,932 DOQ
This is a full-time position. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, $400 reimbursement for wellness related activities, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.
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