Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

If interested in the following positions, please mail resume and application to the Rend Lake Conservancy District, P.O. Box 907, Benton, IL  62812 or email to accounting@rendlake.org.

 

General Labor/Maintenance Positions

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is accepting applications for general labor/maintenance.  The position would include mowing, weed eating, painting, cleaning, and general maintenance around the District.  Applications are available at the Rend Lake Conservancy District Administration Office, 11231 Marcum Branch Rd., Benton, IL  62812.  

Engineering Technician

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking an engineering technician to perform drafting, mapping, surveying, and a wide variety of office and field related work for the District’s engineering staff. These activities will be performed in support of existing water and sewer utility operations and in support of new capital projects.

Job Duties for the Position:

  • AutoCAD drafting (Computer-Aided Design)
  • GIS mapping
  • Field data collection
  • Easement research
  • Assist in surveying activities
  • Assist in engineering studies and designs
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of environmental and safety plans
  • Perform construction oversight

 Desirable Education and Experience:

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • AutoCAD drafting experience
  • Good computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Capable of demanding physical activity
  • Interest and understanding of modern water and sewer utilities
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 2 or more years of related practical work experience
  • Associate degree in a related field or other technical certifications

Salary:

  • Salary shall be commensurate with education and experience

Communications Director

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is seeking a Communications Director that will promote and maintain a positive image for the District, while ensuring strong online and offline presence. The Director will develop, implement, and maintain a marketing plan to promote the recreational activities and services the District offers.

Job Duties for the Position:

  • Develop and implement a communications strategy for the District that builds and maintains a positive corporate brand.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive marketing plan, including marketing strategies to increase overall business of the District.
  • Provide positive marketing results with a goal of increasing lodge and golf revenue by ≥100K per year.
  • Explore, investigate, and recommend long-term and short-term expansion opportunities for the recreation department of the District.
  • Create, develop, and execute monthly digital campaigns and other marketing efforts, including online and offline advertising, social media content, print advertising, direct advertising, and email/text blasts to promote all aspects of the District.
  • Develop website improvements and maintain the District’s websites. Improvements will include methods to deliver message, ease of navigation, and clarity of information; ensuring that all content is current and relevant.
  • Collaborate with managers to identify potential customers and how to develop targeted promotions and marketing efforts to target that audience.
  • Ability to coordinate efforts of various departments in order to present a coherent message.
  • Create and maintain a unified identity for all facility signage, displays, and postings.
  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas of improvement.
  • Develop and maintain a positive professional relationship with various members of the public and organizations.
  • Develop, implement, and adhere to the communications and marketing budget.
  • Track engagement across various platforms and make data-driven decisions.
  • Perform market research to analyze and report the effectiveness of the marketing efforts.
  • Coordinate trade shows and exhibits in the planning, execution, and promotions.
  • Plan, organize, market, and run festivals and special events.
  • Make presentations to groups, promoting RLCD and Southern Illinois tourism.
  • Create and send weekly full color text advertisements.
  • Manage potential customer contact lists.
  • Create video and still photography inventory for marketing use.
  • Create graphic designs for marking use.
  • Create advertisements and video commercials.
  • Use Google metrics to keep RLCD facilities at top of search results.
  • Create, post, and monitor weekly social media information on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and other sites.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desirable Education and Experience:

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and social media marketing
  • Experience with search engine marketing, Google Analytics, and Google AdWords.
  • Experience in website development
  • Experience with photo and video advertisement development
  • 5+ years marketing, public relations, communications, or related experience required
  • Proven marketing campaign experience
  • Proven experience with events coordination and planning
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Graphic design abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Energetic, flexible, and a strategic thinker
  • Team and management skills
  • Strong computer skills, including advertising software, graphics software, Google coordination software, website design software, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

 Salary:

  • Salary shall commensurate with education and experience

 

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