Outreach & Communications Specialist
Sangamon County Farm Bureau plans to fill a vacancy for the position of Outreach & Communications Specialist. Description of Sangamon County: The Sangamon County Farm Bureau has a total combined membership of +/-9700 members of which 1500 are farmer members. It has the unique attraction of being in the capital city of the state having over 117,000 residents and being the seat of the state government. It also boasts a rich history as the home of Abraham Lincoln. GUIDELINES FOR THIS VACANCYBackground: Prefer a candidate with graphic design and communication skills to develop news releases, marketing materials, maintain and update social media outlets (primarily Facebook & Twitter), write and layout multiple periodical publications, handle committee correspondence, motivate volunteers, and act as an information source. Must possess interpersonal skills to work extensively with all Farm Bureau Committees, specifically Women's, Young Leaders, and Member/Public Relations Committees. Candidates should possess a strong set of graphic design skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to prioritize project deadlines, and have a detail-oriented personality. Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, web management (Weebly is used currently) and Adobe InDesign strongly preferred. Education: Bachelor degree. Prefer a major in agriculture, communications, graphic design, and/or a strong agricultural background. Salary: Base salary is $35,000 plus overtime. Consideration may be given for salary increases at the initial six-month review or thereafter. Benefits: Retirement Plan, Long Term Disability, Group Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Group Life Insurance Plan, and 401k once qualified. Travel: Business miles – IRS rate in the county and out of county with a supporting monthly log. Vacation: Starting at two weeks. Increasing with years of service. Performance Appraisal: Candidate will be reviewed six months following initial employment and annually thereafter. Applications: Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, a current resume and three references by clicking “apply to this position”. All applications to be considered must be received by Friday, February 15th.Apply for this job.