Communication and Event Coordinator - INTERVIEWS NEXT WEEK!

Up to $52,000 to start

Chicago - Sreeterville

Position Type:
Full-time | Direct-hire

Job Description:

Marketing / Public Relations / Social Media
Communication and Event Coordinator
Up to $52,000 to start
Chicago, IL 60611 - Near North Side

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

- Coordinating all Marketing, PR and Social Media activity
- Processing press releases, position statements and all other official communications
- Coordinating and planning all sponsored events
- Selecting event locations
- Conducting event set-ups, walk thrus and break downs
- Soliciting and recruiting volunteers for events
- Handling event registration and check in processes
- Maintaining all needed promotional support materials
- Creating thank you letters for sponsors, speakers, volunteers and attendees
- Collecting photos and event images
- Creating exciting and captivating digital content
- Posting to Socia Media; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. daily
- Creating print marketing collateral; banners, promotional signs for events, informational brochures and other pieces as needed
- Maintaining sponsor, attendee and volunteer files
- Attending board meetings, preparing agendas and taking minutes
- Processing compliance documents; Insurance riders, Annual Reports, Licenses
- Managing equipment needs; copier, phones, internet, office supplies, postage
- Maintaining the organization's website using Wordpress (training provided if needed)
- Preparing and distributing a weekly newsletter
- Networking with related community organizations

The ideal candidate profile will include the following skills, experience and education:

- Any Associate's or Bachelor's Degree
- Event planning experience
- Social media creation and management experience
- Marketing and Public Relations experience
- Proven ability to lead, organize and execute
- Above average computer skills and a high comfort level with technology
- Various devices, tools, apps and software including:
> MS Office Suite
> Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign is most critical for flyers, posters and other collateral marketing materials)
> Hootsuite or other Social Media Management tools
> Smart phones (Android and iPhone) and digital cameras
- Exceptional organizational skills
- The ability to work nights and weekends as needed for events
- The ability to be on your feet for extended periods or time plus bend, lift, carry and move items up to 30lbs for events
- A valid driver's license

PLUSES... That may enable you to stand out as a candidate for this job include:

+++ A Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications or Public Relations

+++ The ability to maintain a website using Wordpress

+++ Experience with community organizing, grassroots organizing or other like events

Our client is a leading Chicago-based community organization.

Please submit your resume by using the Apply Now feature.

All resumes submitted will be reviewed based on the candidate profile listed above.

Candidates with the most relevant background will be selected first and asked to participate in a screening.

Initial screenings can be done in-person during office hours, before or after hours, by Skype or by phone if needed.

JG ID #19-1087 - Chicago, IL 60611

Relevant Skills, Experience, Industries:
Graphic Art & Design Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations Skills Graphic Art & Design, Marketing, Advertising, Creative, Communication, Information Government, Public Administration, Enforcement, Associations, Organizations


CANDIDATES PLEASE NOTE: At this time, no new resumes are being accepted for this job, although the position is still open. If you are interested in this position, please check back in 24 hours to see if its status has changed. Thank you!