Come be a part of the Elks quiet network of good deeds! The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA has an opening for a Publications Coordinator in our Lincoln Park headquarters’ office.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the country. Since its inception in 1868, the Order of Elks has grown to include nearly 1 million men and women in more than 2,000 communities.
The Elks are committed to the ideals of charity and patriotism. To that end, the Elks have now disbursed, over the course of the Elks history, more than $3.6 billion in cash, goods, and services to the nation's youth, its veterans, the disadvantaged and the disabled, and to individuals and groups in support of patriotic and civic programs. Annually the Elks give more than $200 Million in this fashion, and the Elks are one of the largest private providers of college scholarships in the nation.
Primary responsibilities include:
Editing, formatting, designing graphics, etc. for the monthly issue of the Elks newsletter using Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator
Updating existing Elks specific manuals, by-laws, directories, etc. on an annual basis.
Conducting historical research related to the Elks.
Assist with writing or editing articles, reformatting ads, and layout for the annual convention newsletter.
Creativity is encouraged. There are opportunities to design and redesign pamphlets, brochures, posters and event programs. There are also opportunities to ghost write speeches and letters and other documents.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field such as English or journalism and 3 years of related work experience and will also possess the following:
Strong editing, proofreading, and research skills and a firm knowledge of proofreader’s symbols.
Excellent communication and writing skills, including an in-depth knowledge of Standard English, spelling, grammar, syntax, and the Chicago Manual of Style.
Must be able to tell the Elks story.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud products including: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro.
Knowledge of commercial printing and prepress a plus, including color separations.
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and Outlook.
Must be creative.
An interest in history is strongly desired.
Familiarity with the Elks is a plus.
Knowledge of copyright and permissions law.
Poise, tact, and diplomacy.
Ability to work under pressure, establish priorities, and meet tight deadlines.
Attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials.
Ability to work individually as well as to participate on team-based projects.
Willingness to acquire additional skills.
Ability to take the initiative and to make decisions without direct supervision.
Interest in the nonprofit sector and the Elks.
Ability to travel on occasion.
Position may require overnight travel for up to 7 days for the annual convention.
This is a nonexempt level position. Compensation is based on experience.
This is not an attempt to list all essential functions of this position. It is recognized that job duties may change over time based on the Elks’ needs.
Company Paid Benefits Include: Medical, Life and AD&D at 1x base pay, Short-Term Disability (1st 4 weeks are covered at 100%), Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Plan, Vacation (15 days), Holidays (10 days), Sick Time (12 Days) 401(k) (with 3% Safe Harbor and 2% Company match).
We are a small nonprofit office. The atmosphere is more like a family run business than a corporation. You are definitely more than a number. Employees work a 37.5 hour work week in a casual environment. Our employees love the work-life balance aspect. Typical work day is from 8:30am-4:30pm M-F, but there is some flexibility in starting/ending times.
Our office is very accessible by public transit (CTA Brown Line and various bus lines.) We also offer free onsite parking.
The Elks Campus is on the border of the Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods. It is within walking distance to various restaurants and local hot spots; there is something for everyone.
Come work for the Elks and feel good that what you do truly does make a difference.
A cover letter and resume are required for consideration. Candidates must upload a single document that includes a cover letter and resume. Accepted file formats are: .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf. The application process includes completing a pre-employment test. Please allow approximately 20 minutes of time when applying.
No phone calls, please.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience