Communications/Editorial, Marketing, Public Relations
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Director of Community Relations manages relationships with community members, businesses and government officials on behalf of the district to support programs in alignment with the district’s goals. Additionally, the position serves as part of a team that uses communications strategically to raise awareness and support the district.
Directs efforts of the school district in working with individuals and organizations to provide mutual benefit to the school district, businesses, and community partners.
Direct and facilitate volunteer, employee, and student recognition programs.
Assume responsibility for initiating and writing grants that support the goals of the school district.
Serve as a liaison with district volunteer groups (ie. Indian Prairie Parents' Council and school PTA/PTSA groups) to facilitate support for activities related to the district's goals.
Serve as liaison to community organizations such as Rotary and Chamber of Commerce and all governmental representatives and agencies.
Serve as the administrative representative to the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation, directing the development of all district support requests and preparing quarterly reports.
Work with principals to secure community support for at-risk students.
Serve as a member of the District’s crisis team, including responding to emergency notifications and alerts that may occur at any time and developing crisis communication as needed.
Maintain an organized virtual crisis communication binder that can be easily accessed when crisis communication is needed.
Collaborate with other departments to develop internal communications to ensure employees are informed of district initiatives and programs.
Produce written and electronic communication materials to support the superintendent and/or communication services department.
Provide support to department staff as needed related to use of communication platforms in the district.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
Highly skilled relationship builder with exceptional interpersonal skills.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Proficient in presentation software.
Ability to work with all levels of personnel within the district and community.
Ability to set and adhere to strict deadlines, excellent planning, attention to detail and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance and professional growth.
Ability to anticipate and address problems that may arise in a resourceful and consistent manner.
Ability to independently apply analytical, problem-solving and creative-thinking skills with respect to communication issues.
Working knowledge of graphic design and social media platforms is a plus.
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to: Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, marketing or related degree. Previous experience in community relations, communications or public relations. Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and ability to provide own transportation is required. Available to work some evenings and weekends.
Additional Salary Information: Experience will be considered and salary is commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 11081
About Indian Prairie School District 204
Indian Prairie School District 204 is the fourth largest district in Illinois serving over 26,000 students.