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Village of Woodridge, Communications and Community Relations Manager

The Village of Woodridge is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented and creative individual provide timely information to the public on Village programs, services, issues and policies through a variety of communication outlets and to seek out opportunities to enhance the Village’s community engagement initiatives.

 

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage and execute the Village’s communication and community engagement plan.
  • Coordinate and direct public and media relations efforts while emphasizing regular dissemination of Village news, projects, service updates and promotions/events. Work with Village departments to implement external and internal communications through a variety of communication mediums.
  • Act as spokesperson for Village and coordinates closely with departments to support the Village’s emergency/crisis communications.
  • Provide significant support to citizen and community engagement efforts, including overseeing the Village’s Citizens Leadership Academy.  Staff liaison to Villages Volunteer Cable Crew.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or Public Relations or a related field and three (3) years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience.
  • Experience responding to inquiries from the media, customers and senior management with information that is transparent and clear.  Experience in emergency/crisis communications.
  • This role requires strong cultural competency skills and the ability to foster those values through the organization supported by a knowledge of current issues surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives inside and outside of the municipal organization.
  • Ability to attend meetings and events outside of normal work days/hours, including weekends and evenings, and must hold a valid driver’s license.

 

Salary and Benefit Information

This is a full-time exempt-level position with an excellent benefit package, including health, dental and life insurance, IMRF pension, paid vacation time, holidays and sick days. The salary range for this position is $76,328-$110,532.

 

Application Process

Applications may be obtained on the Village website: www.woodridgeil.gov. Please include a cover letter and resume.  Submit application materials to Human Resources, 5 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517, fax to (630) 984-7278. Application review to begin immediately; position open until filled.

 

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