Communications & Events Specialist

$67,238 - $90,769 yearly
  • Village of Arlington Heights
  • 33 South Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL, USA
  • May 03, 2024
Full time Communications & Marketing

Job Description

About the Village of Arlington Heights

The Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois is a vibrant and thriving community located 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. With nearly 60 public parks and facilities and more than 100 restaurants and eateries across the Village, it is easy to see why the Village has been repeatedly been named “Best Downtown Atmosphere” and “Best City/Town to Live” for 10+ years, from the Daily Herald’s Readers’ Choice Awards. The Village of Arlington Heights employs more than 450 people who provide excellent service to the residents of this community. 90% of Village residents recently rated the customer service they received from the Village of Arlington Heights as good or excellent (National Community Survey, 2023).

About the Position

The Village of Arlington Heights is seeking a detail-oriented and creative Communications & Events Specialist to coordinate community events and enhance communications and engagement throughout the Village. Under the direction of the Communications & Outreach Manager, the Communications & Event Specialist will assist with marketing and communication for village-sponsored events, concerts, and community gatherings.

The Communications & Events Specialist will be responsible for cultivating relationships with community stakeholders, securing sponsorships, coordinating with vendors, and assessing event success. This position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends to provide on-site support at events. The Communications & Events Specialist will work a modified schedule when after-hours work is needed.

In addition, the Communications & Events Specialist will create engaging content for various communication channels, including e-newsletters, website, social media, and press releases. The Communications & Events Specialist will collaborate heavily with internal departments to assist with developing communication strategies, assist with hosting internal staff events, and promote recruitment and hiring goals.

The ideal candidate will have four or more years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Strong project management skills, event planning, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Candidates should be proficient with using social media platforms in a professional setting. Experience with graphic design and video editing software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite) is a plus.

The salary for this position is $67,238 (with a full range of $67,238 - $90,769). The Communications & Events Specialist will work a 37.5-hour work week and will be offered a diverse and competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, paid vacation, opportunities for professional development and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan. This position is open until filled.

If you are passionate about community engagement, this might be the right new opportunity for you! For more information about the Village of Arlington Heights, please visit our website at www.vah.com or visit www.vah.com/careers to apply.

The Village of Arlington Heights is an equal opportunity employer and strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for all, improving how we recruit, empower, and retain the most diverse and very best talent, ensuring careers in public service will continue to attract the brightest for coming generations.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon passing a background and pre-employment drug screen.