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Elderwerks specializes in assisting older adults, seniors, and families with senior living coordination, advocacy, and education. We are currently hiring a Social Services/Communication & Education Specialist 

Position Summary:

The Social Services / Communications & Education Specialist assists income-restricted seniors, oversees the volunteers, community education scheduling, special events, marketing, and promotion of Elderwerks through community engagement, community education, business development, and support of the Center and team.

  • Manage the Palatine Center special events.
  • Assist with fundraising.
  • Answer incoming calls.
  • Manages volunteers - maintain a proper list, schedule, and manage volunteer tasks.
  • Maintain the office calendar, schedule meetings, build and promote consumer events, support all events at the Center, and whatever else is needed to efficiently run the Center.
  • Assist our income-restricted older adults and seniors.
  • Assist with guests and walk-ins as needed.
  • Take photos and videos for social media and Elderwerks records.
  • Manage presentations at the Center and virtually. Help set up, manage, and follow up.
  • Deliver MASS (Make a Senior Smile) cards and other items on Elderwerks behalf.
  • Assist with Continuing Education as needed including onsite at Elderwerks, scheduling, and implementation of CEs. 
  • Manage consumer programs at the Center and externally.
  • Document, promote, and distribute information.
  • Help manage webinars.
  • Build, manage, and email the Friends and Family newsletter.
  • Promoted events in emails to chambers, social media, and online free sites. Work with the social media specialist to promote.
  • Host webinars and Teams meetings live on Facebook and YouTube.
  • Provide outreach as needed to local organizations.
  • Help keep the Center clean and sanitized after events.
  • Reaches across all levels and departments to identify what makes Elderwerks unique and communicates it to the public.
  • Represents Elderwerks at networking events and other events as needed. 
  • Enter all meetings, data, and notes in the CMT.
  • Create a respectful reputation representing Elderwerks as a not-for-profit.
  • Advances the mission and goals of Elderwerks through planning, developing, implementing, and organizing special events, including community outreach programs, that will positively influence public opinion and promote Elderwerks.
  • Help create and deliver innovative marketing campaigns.
  • Passes inquiries from community members and other interested parties to Strategy Director for distribution to the Advisors.
  • Creates unified brand identity to maintain, enhance and solidify the positive reputation of Elderwerks and drive brand recognition and growth.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, or related software.
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 45 words per minute.
  • Must be detailed oriented and a good communicator.
  • Able to problem solve.
  • Ability to meet multiple demands and diverse needs in fast-paced, changing environments.
  • Able to work independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent time management and planning skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work extremely well as part of a team.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent persuasion and negotiation skills, and ability to build rapport.
  • Strong analytical skills partnered with a creative mind.
  • Ability to evaluate the cost of a program and determine the relative benefits for the organization.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive or controversial subjects with tact, kindness, and professionalism.
  • Must be proficient in Apple iPhones and iPads.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Activities, Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field or 
  • At least three years of work in Community Relations, Activities, or Marketing preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard, reach, stoop, or kneel to set up trade show booths.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to uphold the stress of traveling both locally and across the state.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk, working on a computer, or driving.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle.
Interested parties should email their resume to

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