Village of Buffalo Grove Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
May 08, 2022Full Time
Reporting to the Village Manager, the Director of Communications and Community Engagement is a member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of all communications, outreach initiatives, and digital strategies in Buffalo Grove. The Director manages and complements the work of all departments, informs the community, and standardizes the Village’s message, presence, and brand. Additionally, the Director coordinates communications and community outreach initiatives in a cooperative, forward-thinking, and innovative manner, while working with all departments to skillfully deliver consistent messaging and essential information that resonates with the diverse community. With the support of one Full-Time Equivalent, and a FY2022 budget of $480,000, the Director will partner with the Community Development and Public Works Directors, and all other departments in the Village to develop and execute marketing, communications programs, and initiatives, which reflects the essence of Buffalo Grove. Additionally, the Director will support the Police and Fire Public Information Officers to continue the integration of established brand and messaging, while working collaboratively with the Village Manager’s office to develop and standardize the Village branding strategy and continuously improve internal and external communications. The Director will also serve as the Village’s subject matter expert responsible for managing the development and implementation of the Village’s communication and community outreach strategies, goals, measures, and outcomes, and may maintain communications and contact with Board Members, Department Heads, Village Staff, and members of the public as necessary and appropriate.