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Marketing and Public Relations Specialist VI

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Marketing & Communications
Role: Marketing and Public Relations Specialist VI


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

M - F. 8Am -  5 Pm

Rate of Pay:

Based on qualifications

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Create and coordinate implementation of marketing plans, including maintaining budgets, tracking expenditures, collaborating on creative work, writing/editing text, and supporting events. Track results of strategies/tactics to measure success and suggest improvements. 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university.
  2. Five years’ experience in marketing or communications field. 
  3. Experience writing copy for marketing and communications pieces (Web, Print ads, radio ads, press releases, postcards, letters, speeches, brochures and catalogs, etc.).
  4. Knowledge of print, graphic design, photo and video production processes.
  5. Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of software programs.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  1. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Market research experience preferred.

Essential Duties:

  1. Serve as main point of contact and marketing communications advisor for internal clients and at the institutional level.
  2. Research and develop marketing communications strategies at the department, division, and event level, making certain they integrate fully with institutional marketing strategy; create institutional-level marketing communications strategies.
  3. Devise mix of tactics and write marketing plans to support plan’s strategies.
  4. Write key messages that support overarching strategies and copy that supports key messages in multiple media.
  5. Project-manage the execution of all tactics resulting from numerous plans through different states of development, collaborating with full marketing communications team.
  6. Measure and evaluate the success of tactics and plans.
  7. Contribute to the continual improvement processes/best practices of the department.
  8. Participate on crisis communications team.

Other Duties:

  1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Light (up to 25 lbs occasionally or 10 lbs frequently)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 10/25/2019. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association(SSECCA) members that apply by 11/01/2019 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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