Village of Northbrook

Communications Manager

The Village of Northbrook, Illinois (population 35,222), is a thriving, progressive community strategically located 25 miles north of Chicago. Home to several corporate headquarters, a charming downtown, and several public transit resources, Northbrook is a prosperous village with a small-town feel. A family-oriented community, residents enjoy a variety of events and recreational opportunities, parks and natural areas, dining and retail choices, and high-quality municipal services. Northbrook has a diverse blend of rich history and strong civic-minded leadership, making it a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

The Village Manager’s Office is seeking an effective, detail-oriented, and proactive individual to provide information to the public on Village programs, services, issues, and policies through publication in a variety of communication outlets and to prepare internal communications to support Village employees. This position requires timely, efficient, and accurate work with a high degree of confidentiality, responsibility, and initiative. Those with a strong interest in communications and local government, and an enthusiasm for serving the community are encouraged to apply.

Requires a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field and a minimum of five years of municipal experience or a relevant combination of public and private sector experience. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing, work independently and efficiently, establish and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, translate ordinary and complex issues, and oversee various community engagement and community building initiatives. This role requires strong cultural competency skills and the ability to foster those values throughout the organization supported by a knowledge of current issues surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives both inside and outside the municipal organization.

Starting salary is $90,000 +/- depending on experience and qualifications. The Village also offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes pension (IMRF), health & dental insurance, life insurance and generous leave benefits. Required work hours include Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ability to work evening and weekends as needed. The application form can be found at
In order to be considered for this position, resumes/applications must be sent to with Communications Manager in the subject field. Failure in doing so may result in your application not being reviewed. Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 6, 2023. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.

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