Assistant to the Village Manager - Communications Manager
Village of Flossmoor
Location: Flossmoor, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Deputy / Assistant City / County Mgr
The Village of Flossmoor, Illinois (population 9,704 per the 2020 census), a progressive, mature full service south suburban community of the Chicago metropolitan area, seeks an Assistant to the Village Manager to coordinate communications and oversee business development efforts. Position is an integral member of the manager’s office and has routine contact with all Departments and the public. Regular duties include coordinating communication efforts (social media, print newsletters, and press releases, website content) managing business development including TIF administration, and serving as a staff liaison to various commissions. Village is seeking candidates with relevant experience. Bachelor’s degree in communication, political science, public administration or related field or equivalent experience with a minimum of three years of experience; ideal candidate has a masters in public administration or a related field. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required. To learn more about Flossmoor and view a more detailed job advertisement, please visit www.flossmoor.org. Competitive salary with excellent benefits. Submit a resume, salary history and five references to email@example.com through May 19, 2023. The Village of Flossmoor is an EOE.
The Community: The Village of Flossmoor, Illinois (population 9,704 per the 2020 census) is a progressive, mature full-service community located 28 miles south of the City of Chicago. Flossmoor’s 3.65 square miles is primarily residential with a mix of older historic housing and newer construction as well as a variety of commercial and office occupancies. According to the 2019 American Community Survey Estimates, the Village’s median population is 44 years old and includes 33% Caucasian, 60% African American and 3% Hispanic. Flossmoor boasts a median income of $115,288 and an average housing price of $287,664. Homewood-Flossmoor High School is located in Flossmoor with a school population over 3,000 and receives students from Homewood, Flossmoor, and surrounding communities. Flossmoor residents are well-educated with 62% having not only a bachelor’s degree but additional college level education.
The Mission: Residents choose Flossmoor for beautiful homes and neighborhoods, for good schools and easy access to Chicago, for a diverse and inclusive community in a family-friendly small town. The quality of life in Flossmoor is supported by a fiscally responsible Village governme...nt that delivers first-class services, improves infrastructure, assures public safety and attracts homeowners and businesses.
The Organization: The Village of Flossmoor is a non-home rule community operating under the Council/Manager form of government and has had only five Village Managers since 1967. The Village Manager appoints all Department Directors with the exception of the Police Chief and Fire Chief and coordinates Village operations that consists of 59 FT and 67 PT employees. The Village has a general fund budget of $17M and a total budget of $38M.