Community Outreach Liaison - Government and Community Relations - Chicago Office
OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Staff/Policy and Legislation the Community Outreach Liaison shall work with policy advisors and staff within Consumer Protection, Criminal Justice, Public Interest and other areas in the OAG to coordinate the communication of a consistent message to the public.
The Community Outreach Liaison shall be responsible for creating an outreach strategy to cover various geographic areas within the state, building relationships with community leaders and elected officials, religious and social service organizations, to educate members of the community and increase access to the resources and services provided by the OAG. They shall create avenues for discussion of office programs and policies and gather information regarding attitudes and concerns of the community. Additionally, they shall respond to requests from constituents for information and/or services.
The Community Outreach Liaison shall promote the resources and services of the office by arranging and participating in public speaking programs for organizations and community groups and also participating in community-sponsored events as representatives of the Office. Attendance or co-sponsoring of conferences or events when appropriate may be required, as well as staffing booths at fairs and exhibits. A database of community contacts shall be developed and maintained for future programs and events.
The Community Outreach Liaison shall listen to the concerns of the community and use information gathered to help shape policy.
A bachelor's degree and 3-5 years experience in public relations, marketing or education is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The Community Outreach Liaison should possess strong verbal and written communication skills, public speaking experience, problem-solving ability and exceptional judgment. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential to this position. A Community Outreach Liaison must be computer literate and experience in Microsoft Word is preferred. A professional appearance is required at all times. This position requires the candidate to be available evenings and weekends. A Community Outreach Liaison must have a valid drivers license and proof of insurance. This position may require travel throughout the state as needed. Attendance and the ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees and the general public are essential functions of this position. Polish speaking preferred.
HOURS OF WORK: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Application Procedure: Send resume with cover letter to:
Office of the Attorney General
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.