District Outreach Specialist
Full job description
The Office of the Illinois Senate President (Communications Department) seeks a motivated professional to assist in developing and implementing strong public relations strategies in member’s districts to help assist with constituent outreach.
Experience, training and/or education in event planning and community organizing will be strongly considered. District Outreach Specialists will work in state senators’ district offices within an assigned region to coordinate outreach events and aid district offices with constituent services.
Exceptional candidates will be able to participate in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that frequently includes extended hours. Candidates must demonstrate an ability find creative ways to identify existing outreach and constituent service prospects, while simultaneously highlighting senator’s priorities to develop new opportunities.
An understanding of how district offices operate, basic constituent service and the Illinois legislative process is preferred. Basic writing skills and knowledge of social media are encouraged.
Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule with travel. Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving history.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, two professional references and use the title “District Outreach Specialist” in all correspondence. Interviews will be conducted virtually at a time to be determined by the parties.
The Senate President, Senator Don Harmon, is the presiding officer of the 59-member Illinois Senate and the leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus. The Senate President shares primary responsibility for legislative procedures and operations. The Office assists in formation, passage and implementation of legislative policy initiatives. The Senate Democratic Caucus is one of the largest supermajorities in the country with 40 members representing all parts of the State.
The Office of the Senate President is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications and not race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, or veteran status.
Job is based in Lake County
Job Type: Full-time
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Pay: Starting at $45,000 per year'
- Multiple locations
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $45,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
- Bachelor's (Required)
Work Location: Multiple locations