Communications Coordinator – Full Time – Marketing Department

Do you love memes? Excellent. Do you love staying on top of trends? Wonderful. Do you love analyzing data and statistics? Super. Are you a combination of all those things? Apply here!

Lincolnwood Public Library is seeking a creative-minded Communications Coordinator who is passionate about both digital and print media as well as new and upcoming advertising. Candidates should be interested in what makes someone share and how people communicate. This position is focused on print and digital marketing strategies through creating content that is delightful, interesting, original, and engaging to audiences of all ages. The ideal candidate is comfortable being involved in every part of the creative process, from generating ideas using a variety of formats for a wide range of services and programs to participating in patron and staff communication all while handling revisions with ease and a smile.

Minimum qualifications: Requires expertise acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or creative degree. Minimum 3 years marketing experience in a comparable organization or library is necessary.

Ability to effectively use industry standard design and editing software, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and Premiere.

Video and Animation Production
Considerable knowledge of videography and photography including recording/capturing, editing, and exporting. Digital animation skills preferred.

Digital Marketing
Knowledge and understanding of email communication and social media management. Website management experience preferred.

Evaluate the effectiveness of the library’s digital communication tools, including department equipment. Work with the Head of Marketing to create goals or recommendations for each when appropriate.

Communication and Leadership
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Possess interpersonal skills for working with patrons, vendors, library staff, and the general public. Project management skills preferred; time management skills absolutely necessary.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, a link to an online portfolio or digital examples of work, and three professional references to Chris Renkosiak, Head of Marketing, at Only email submissions will be accepted.

Preference will be given to applications received by Monday, January 20. Salary is $22/hr depending on qualifications & education, plus a competitive benefits package, including a 457(b)-retirement plan. Copies of the job description are available upon request.

The Lincolnwood Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Library Security Monitor
Part Time, 15 hours weekly

The Lincolnwood Public Library is seeking a reliable security monitor to maintain order in the building and grounds by enforcing policies, procedures, and guidelines that prevent inappropriate, disruptive, or illegal behavior.  The security monitor maintains a safe and secure environment for patrons and employees.  Performs light maintenance tasks in the absence of Operations staff.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Maintain an alert and visible presence throughout the library to prevent and deter situations from occurring or escalating by routinely patrolling the library building and grounds.

• Respond promptly and effectively to problems or potential problems.

• Calmly and assertively manage unruly or disruptive persons using tact, discretion, and independent judgment.

• Anticipate and respond quickly to requests from other library staff for assistance with problems or potential problems relating to patron’s behavior.

• Document incidents promptly and accurately.

• Regularly communicate with staff and provide information regarding patron behavior to ensure staff awareness.

• Assist with light maintenance including snow removal and salting of sidewalks.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and any professional references to Katie Cordis, Head of Operations, E-mail submissions only.

Preference will be given to applications received by December 6, 2019 with a preferred start date of January 6. Salary is $14.00/hourly with a 15-hour work week. Required schedule is 3-6 pm, Monday through Friday.

Minimum qualifications:

High School Diploma.  Previous security work preferred.  Experience working with kids preferred.  Customer service experience a plus.

The Lincolnwood Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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