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Company: Reboot Illinois
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Job Status:  Full-time
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March 18, 2013
Job ID: 1469334



Reboot Illinois Jobs

Position Name: Manager ofSocial Media/Outreach

Position Type: Contract, w/full-time potential


About the position:

We are looking for an experienced, reform-minded, social media and technology savvy individual to lead social media community building and management as well as community outreach responsibilities for Reboot Illinois.  The successful candidate will be ready to help us rapidly grow our visibility in communities throughout Illinois through social media efforts and event research, planning and coordination.  The candidate will work in tandem with us in building relationships with like-minded civic and media partners and in coordinating fast-paced events and product introductions.  The successful candidate will be a word-of-mouth master with a relentless ability to attract followers and create buzz at events. The position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.


Responsibilities include:

·         Organizing, attending, and/or participating in special events and promotions advocating Reboot Illinois and its mission.  Serving as a professional representative of the organization at meetings, special and media events.  Developing and implementing all outreach and marketing activities, campaigns, and strategies to promote Reboot Illinois and its products.  This can be done through a combination of personal and digital contacts, brochures, public presentations, special events, the Internet, etc.

·         Building and growing social communities in the digital world.  Building and growing fans and followers in the physical world, through organizing of town hall meetings from start to finish.  Reaching out to reserve facilities, line up opinion leaders and community groups and generate attendance at events throughout Illinois.

·         Posting and managing communications on behalf of Reboot Illinois on an inclusive variety of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, blogs, etc… including status updates, managing community conversation via comments and user feedback.

·         Managing creative posts with strong ability to source, organize and edit images for use in Reboot social media.

·         Staying up-to-date and knowledgeable on social and digital trends of communication including new community platforms, conversation trends, i.e. hash tags, etc…

·         Producing and delivering weekly analytics on community engagement and sentiment.

·         Building a robust network of social and physical outreach and engagement partners to assist in sharing content and growing conversation.

·         Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with all partners, followers and like-minded organizations.  Developing and implementing an annual outreach plan that includes promotional and educational strategies.

Qualifications & Skills:

·         Must have proficiency in Word and Excel, Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.

·         Strong interpersonal, research, written and oral communication skills.  Must have the ability to effectively prepare and present information to groups.  Ability to work with a team and work independently to manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.

·         Must be a facilitator, evangelist and energizer – creating, moderating, and managing exciting and fun conversation.  We seek a candidate with high levels of energy, enthusiasm, initiative and humor.

·         Experienced in social media community management and outreach in the digital space being a proven leader in brand and community building.

·         Ability to thrive in a start-up environment.

·         Location:   Position is based in Chicago, IL


Respond with résuméand examples of current social media engagement writing to with subject line “Outreach.”  Qualified candidates will receive a response within two weeks regarding next steps.

About the Company:

Reboot Illinois is a start-up that aims to encourage citizens to retake ownership of our governments. Through non-partisan digital and social media and events, Reboot Illinois intends to engage citizens giving them the information and tools they need to act on improving the jobs climate, schools, taxes, and state debt.

  • Reboot our state finances: We are paying more and getting less. Illinois raised taxes by 67% in 2011, making it one of the most taxed states in America. Yet, we have nothing to show for it. Pension costs are crowding out essential services for the state. And hardworking taxpayers simply can’t afford to pay more.
  • Reboot our business climate & job market: We have gone from one of the best to one of the worst states in which to do business. (Fact: We now rank 48th in the nation.) Illinois jobs, businesses, and residents are fleeing the state. (Fact: Illinois has had a higher unemployment rate than neighboring states.)  That amounts to one taxpayer leaving every 10 minutes of every day. We need to restore a jobs climate that keeps our communities vibrant.
  • Reboot our schools: In the past decade, spending per student has increased by 45%, yet student achievement has stagnated, and our students aren’t getting the quality learning they deserve. Our children have the right to receive an excellent education regardless of their zip code or how much their parents make.
  • Reboot government accountability & transparency: Illinois has a long history of corruption, waste, and graft. Hardworking taxpayers have paid the tab for these abuses. Why do we accept it? We deserve an accountable, responsible, efficient and effective government run by the people, for the people. All of us!

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