Creativity and vision: Build communications and engagement programs that inspire and drive outcomes. You have the ability to connect themes and teams.
Strategic acumen: Provide strategic direction and tactical problem solving. You see the big picture and are able to counsel and connect dots for the leadership team, community partners and employees.
Drive initiatives: Partner with all departments to support and guide their communication plans and strategies to help deliver on community and organizational goals.
Great people skills: Coordinate an interdisciplinary communications team of passionate employees from across the organization. Building strong coalitions up, down and throughout the organization.
A successful first year: Develop strategic relationships within the organization and community, review the current communications landscape, explore and recommend marketing and communication mediums.
Ability to innovate and set trends engaging with community leaders, residents and City departments
An organization that provides you a platform to do creative and cutting edge things
Help guide social and environmental initiatives by crafting the message for a community that leads
Equal Opportunity Employer
4+ years of experience managing communications, marketing or PR programs and projects
Experience with design programs and media platforms
Bachelor’s in communications or public relations or
Equivalent education, experience, and training that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities
Telecommuting is allowed.
About The City of Lake Forest
The Community - The City of Lake Forest is a beautiful, historic, family-oriented community located 30 miles north of Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan with stunning landscapes, excellent schools, and a commitment to open space. The City of Lake Forest city government is a well-run, politically stable, and community supported team of motivated, qualified, career-minded public servants.
The City Organization - The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body and includes the Mayor and two Aldermen from each of the City's four wards. The Mayor is elected bi-annually for a two-year term and Aldermen are elected to staggered two-year terms, with one Alderman elected from each Ward annually.
The City of Lake Forest operates under the council-manager form of government with the day-to-day operations of the City in the hands of a full-time, professional City Manager who is appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.
Organizational Culture - The City has a highly functional, progressive, and productive leadership team, which enjoys the full respect of the community for its experience, and knowledge. The leadership team (elected and staff) has earned... community confidence, functioning within a high degree of political stability. The organization prides itself on its commitment to customer service and teamwork. Employees can expect their ideas for improving the performance of the organization to be welcomed and that their contributions will be recognized.
Core Values - The core values of the City are important to the philosophy of the organization. These values are:
Integrity: Unconditional adherence to our moral and ethical values. Respect: Being considerate and accepting of others. Trust: Being dependable, demonstrating confidence and faith in others and being willing to let go and to empower others. Excellence: Commitment to professional growth, teamwork, optimum community service, and doing what is right.