Position Description: The Village of La Grange Park, Illinois (pop. 13,475) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional for the part-time position of Communications Specialist in the Administration Department. This position will play an integral role in the Village’s public relations by administering external communications for the Village. Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Administers the Village’s weekly electronic newsletter and regular social media marketing and communications.
- Develops and manages production of quarterly print newsletters, including writing and gathering information, editing, and working directly with outside printers to facilitate professional printing when required.
- Updates and maintains some written content on the Village website, including the news and announcements and postings not managed by the departments directly.
- Performs other various writing assignments as requested and simple graphic design services for advertising, flyers, brochures, presentations, and signage as needed.
The Communications Specialist must be able to work independently and as part of a team, manage their time effectively, and meet deadlines. The position reports to the Deputy Village Manager.
Hours of Work & Work Location: The position will work approximately 10-12 hours per week, with flexible hours generally between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Reports regularly to La Grange Park Village Hall (447 N. Catherine, La Grange Park, Illinois), with some opportunity to work from home.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or related field; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered. Experience with Constant Contact and CivicPlus Municipal Website preferred. The successful candidate will be a proven self-starter with a strong enthusiasm for the profession.
Pay Rate: The starting pay rate for this position is $29-33 per hour depending on qualifications.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and application by mail to: Maggie Jarr, Village of La Grange Park, 447 N. Catherine Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526; or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are available on the Village’s website under Employment Opportunities. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration for this position. First review of applications will occur June 21, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.
The Village of La Grange Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.