Head of Communications


Prospect Heights Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time

The Prospect Heights Public Library District believes our employees are our greatest asset in meeting our mission of linking our community with the world of ideas.

We are seeking a Communications Professional to join our team. The Head of Communications will manage the Communications Department including planning, budgeting for, developing, implementing, and evaluating the department's services, technology, and personnel. The Head of Communications will coordinate the development of a consistent voice and will implement the Library's comprehensive communication strategy.

What you'll be doing:

Develop and implement a communications strategy that supports the Library's strategic plan.

Collaborate with the other Library departments on promotion of programs, community events, and external communications.

Write, edit and proof content of outgoing printed, video and electronic materials.

Oversee Communications staff work on design, development of content and production of marketing materials.

Oversee the Library's website content and social media

We are looking for someone who has:

Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or Communications or has 5 years of professional experience in Communications, Public Relations or Marketing

Two years of supervisory experience

Library/governmental or non-profit experience

Working knowledge of Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign software

Advanced communications and proofreading skills


Current salary range is $52,000-$58,000. The salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and is accompanied by a competitive benefits program. Benefits include health, dental, vision, short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, IMRF Pension, 457 deferred compensation retirement plan, vacation, sick, personal days, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement and opportunities for professional development.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Application Note: 

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to jobs@phpl.info

Application Contact: 
Alexander Todd
Apply To: 
Prospect Heights Public Library District
12 N Elm St
Prospect Heights , IL 60070 42° 5' 47.9652" N, 87° 56' 33.3384" W