Our customers are amazed by how we've created destinations for them to learn and find inspiration. At our library, we provide engaging services and programming, welcoming spaces, a vibrant collection and museum-quality exhibit experiences for every age. During 2019, we hosted almost one million visitors and over 90,000 people attended our programs. Check us out at www.ahml.info.
This position will coordinate our efforts to build and maintain strong partnerships that enhance the library's progress to become an actively inclusive organization through services to our community, especially underserved populations. Will partner with organizations and individuals from a wide variety of audiences in the Arlington Heights community to inform our work and identify current community needs. Collaborate with staff across the library as they strive to create or enhance meaningful experiences for diverse audiences. Assist with the coordination and development of programs and services. Analyze data to determine effectiveness of initiatives. Serve as resource for selected library and community events.
Requirements & Skills:
Five or more years of experience in community relations or communications, preferably in nonprofit setting. Demonstrated accomplishments through partnerships with individuals and community groups or educational organizations and delivery of measurable and meaningful outcomes. Engaging and persuasive speaker with experience representing the interests of an organization. Demonstrated ability in cultivating new professional connections and have existing professional network in support of community relations. Passion for learning and a love of reading.
Excellent collaboration and communication skills to work effectively with community partners, customers and staff. Bilingual skills in English plus another language relevant to the Arlington Heights community preferred. Demonstrated ability to excel in Our Culture. Candidates with a proven commitment to and experience with diversity, multiculturalism or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.
Education: Bachelor's degree required.
Benefits include 4 weeks of vacation plus sick and personal leave, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension plan and availability of 457/Roth savings plan.
- A letter of interest
- Your resume
- A writing sample - In English, one page in length, requesting participation in a service or project to an outside organization