The Village of Elk Rapids is seeking a part-time, energetic, hands-on, and detail-oriented Community Communication Specialist to assist with citizen connection services such as answering phones and helping at the front counter, as well as assisting the Village Clerk with written communication efforts. The ideal candidate is interested in public service, engaging with employees and the community, and has experience in website management and writing informational pieces, such as press releases, blogs, social media posts, and more as outlined below.

Duties will include:

  1. Citizen communication services: answering phones, assist at the front counter, emails, and website contact form.
  2. Mail sorting, distribution, and processing of receipts.
  3. Maintain Village’s Google calendar and internal shared Outlook calendars.
  4. Website maintenance assistant to Clerk.
  5. Write blogs and articles about Village affairs for website and other communication sources.
  6. Draft press releases.
  7. Coordinate with Boards and commissions to compile and create monthly summaries of meetings.
  8. Meeting room scheduling.
  9. Order office supplies as directed and organize Village office supply cabinets.
  10. Maintain mass communication system for Village and other interested citizens.
  11. Digitize and organize records as directed.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

To apply, please submit an employment application, cover letter, and resume to kszczypka@elkrapids.org no later than Friday, May 19, 2023.