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Coordinator of Special Events and Public Relations
Title:Coordinator of Special Events and Public Relations
Coordinator of Special Events and Public Relations

St. Coletta’s of Illinois Foundation has an immediate opening for a Coordinator of Special Events and Public Relations responsible for the planning and execution of special events as well as developing and sustaining positive relationships between the Agency and its publics.

  • Coordinates special events with the Director of Development, including the planning, budgeting, and implementing of Agency sponsored events
  • Coordinates silent auctions, sponsors, and underwriters
  • Speaks to civic groups, parents clubs, and other organizations which are suitable forums for the Agency
  • Attends outside fundraising events and public speaking engagements at the direction of the Director of Development
  • Participates in and supports Agency fundraising events
  • Writes, edits, takes photographs, and designs the quarterly newsletter Carillon, the monthly internal newsletter Coletta Connection, and the Annual Report
  • Writes, edits, takes photographs, and designs materials for the promotion of the Agency and its specific programs
  • Writes new releases for print and broadcast media on programs of the Agency and its sponsored events
  • Preparing written materials for distribution both inside and outside the organization such as press releases, brochures, newsletters, or other public information materials.
  • Promotes a positive organizational image
  • Position will require travel to Foundation Events.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • A minimum of three years of experience in public relations, event planning, and event execution.
  • Must have layout and design experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.
  • Must have excellent business communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations with poise, tact and diplomacy.
  • Must have excellent follow through and strong organization skills.
  • Must be able to perform complex problem resolution and discrepancy investigation.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks at one time.
  • Must have proficiency in the Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be confident with social media, i.e. Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram and maintain website.
  • Must have the ability to consistently make decisions without direct supervision.
Compensation is based on experience.
Company Paid Benefits Include: Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance; Basic Life, Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance; Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Vacation Time, Personal Time, Sick Time, and 403(b) plan.
About St. Coletta’s of Illinois:
St. Coletta’s of Illinois is one of the collaborating organizations sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. It has a vital, vibrant mission that is at the heart of all its activities. That is to provide educational, vocational and residential services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Come work for St. Coletta’s of Illinois!
At St. Coletta’s of Illinois, “the people make the place.” We strive to attract, select, and develop individuals that are talented, passionate, and driven by our mission. We look for those individuals that not only want to be a part of the St. Coletta’s experience but want to help shape that experience for our Brothers and Sisters. St. Coletta’s employs more than 300 professionals in a variety of positions. At St. Coletta’s, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. Our dedicated staff has over 2,300 years of experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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