DNA Promotions Coordinator Wanted


The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin, IL (DNA), is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization focused on enhancing the economic vitality of downtown Elgin through promotions, special events, economic development and historic preservation. DNA utilizes the National Main Street’s 4-Point Approach® to downtown revitalization and is a designated Illinois Main Street Community.

The Promotions Coordinator will plan, organize, market and execute successful special events and promotional activities for Downtown Elgin. The Coordinator will also utilize knowledge of current graphic design software to produce compelling visual and written content for ads, promotions, website, and social networking purposes. This is a full-time, exempt position with a flexible schedule and many evening and weekend hours.

• Works collaboratively with volunteer committees to plan, organize and execute DNA special events and promotional activities.
• Coordinates and hosts all volunteer event committee meetings; works with committee chairs to create agendas and other meeting materials.
• Collaborates with Executive Director and volunteer committees to provide in-house graphic design and written content for all flyers/posters, invitations, event branding materials, email campaigns, website content and other promotional materials.
• Works closely with ED to create and manage special event budgets; ensures event committees operate within established budgetary restrictions.
• Creates and manages cost effective marketing and promotional strategies for special event print, broadcast and social media, collaborating with other organizations and special events when applicable.
• Writes and distributes press releases and other communications materials; posts press releases and events to local web sites as well DNA’s web site and social media sites.
• Responsible for maintaining, editing and managing DNA website and all electronic media including weekly e-newsletter and all social media networking sites.
• Solicits potential sponsors for DNA special events; creates and distributes sponsor packets that are designed for each event.
• Develops and enhances working relationships with City staff, various organizations, non-profit groups, service clubs and businesses.
• Prepares written reports, presentations and evaluations on special events.
• Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

• Ability to manage constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
• Proactively anticipates needs and works to meet them.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
• Professional appearance and demeanor.
• Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
• Reliable and punctual.
• Excellent computer skills.
• Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher.
• Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
• Familiarity with website content management systems and social media applications
• Ability to lift and carry up to 45lbs.

• Bachelors degree in advertising, graphic design, marketing, communications or related field or
equivalent experience.
• 1-2 years graphic design and/or marketing work experience.
• Not-for-profit experience preferred, but not required.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to info@downtownElgin.com. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered.

The DNA is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.