Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Seeks Member Communications Coordinator


It’s time to grow our team and we are hiring a Member Communications Coordinator. If you're dedicated and ambitious, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce is an excellent place to grow your career. We encourage a culture of positivity, fun, and teamwork.

This is a full time (30-40 hours per week), hourly position with hourly pay commensurate with experience ($14.50-18.00 range). We can offer a flexible schedule, paid vacation days and a retirement plan. Interested applicants should email their resume and if available, samples of their writing and design work, to

Responsibilities for Member Communications Coordinator

  • Write/design a variety of content to support communications and marketing efforts, including newsletters, website copy, social media posts, brochures and press releases
  • Assist organization in developing and implementing a communications strategy designed to further organization objectives
  • Monitor analytics and create reports detailing the successes and failures of communications campaigns and strategies
  • Stay up to date on industry trends and make recommendations for adjustments to communications strategies and practices
  • Respond to media inquiries and maintain relationships with media contacts
  • Plan ribbon cuttings and other member focused events, press conferences and other promotional events - to help keep the organization top of mind
  • Coordinate volunteers, support staff, vendors and more to support events
  • Perform outreach to press outlets, magazines, influencers and build strategic partnerships to grow the organizations brand

Qualifications for Member Communications Coordinator

  • 2+ years of experience in a communications or marketing role
  • Superior time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • An analytical mind and ability to think critically
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Familiar with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and capable of creating visually compelling presentations
  • Knowledge of email marketing software such as Constant Contact or a similar program
  • Proven knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices
  • Proficient public speaking abilities are an asset
  • Customer service mindset is a must


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