WHO WE ARE: The Elmhurst Park District, established in 1920 and located 16 miles west of Chicago, provides parks, recreation facilities and programs to meet our mission of enriching lives while having fun! We serve residents of the Elmhurst community as well as residents of neighboring towns!
We have an exciting full-time job opportunity for a COMMUNITY EVENT & DEVELOPMENT SUPERVISOR to join our Marketing & Communications department and be part of an organization that values being community focused, providing customer service excellence, working with integrity, and having fun! We are looking for someone who will help us achieve our vision of becoming a national leader in providing parks and recreation experiences to our community.
WHAT YOU’LL DO: The Community Event & Development Supervisor is responsible for creating and developing well-organized and successful events, building the District's brand by enhancing relationships within the community, securing revenue through sponsorships and advertising, and recruiting and coordinating District volunteers.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: Manage District participation in Community Events and coordinate with Community Groups to secure involvement Facilitate and coordinate all District community events by working with other departments, planning budgets, timelines, and , supervising volunteers & staff, and working with marketing team to develop and coordinate promotion plan for each even Plan budgets and timelines, and define resources needed for each event Secure sponsorships for Community Events and other District opportunities through the development and execution of sponsorship sales strategy Manage the development of key sponsorships for events and programs Serve as sponsor liaison at all sponsored community events ensuring sponsorship satisfaction and engagement Manage coordination of sponsor recognition in printed and online marketing material Develop relationships and secure advertising for District, including brochure, websites, e-news and other printed communications Develop target lists and strategies by business category and season to develop advertising revenues Recruit, hire, train and evaluate staff and volunteers and provide ongoing leadership and supervision Plan and manage District volunteer recognition events Serve as resource for PEP Foundation board, attend meetings, take minutes, distribute information
WHAT YOU’LL BRING: Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, Communications or related field with 4 years experience in direct sales Proven negotiation skills Experience in building concise, impactful marketing presentations for sponsors and advertisers Proficiency in computer word-processing and spreadsheet applications Proven problem-solving, communication, organizational and customer service skills
WHEN YOU’LL WORK: Workday is Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm, plus evenings and weekends as necessary for events
WHAT YOU’LL GET: The starting pay for this exempt position is $53,000. Actual salary will depend upon qualifications.
In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Defined contribution medical insurance plan (5 plan options) Dental insurance plan Vision insurance plan District paid life insurance Participation in IMRF (retirement, disability, death benefits) Vacation days, personal days, sick leave and 9 paid holidays! Sick bank leave, paid parental leave and paid bereavement leave Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Two deferred compensation programs (VOYA & Nationwide) Voluntary Supplemental insurance coverage for short-term disability, accident, hospitalization Flexible spending accounts for unreimbursed medical and dependent care Free family Courts Plus Membership and Pool Passes! Free/discounted District programs, merchandise and concessions Educational assistance/tuition reimbursement Professional organizational membership Values Recognition Program Service Awards Program Employee social activities Credit Union (Central Credit Union of Illinois)