Graphics Communication Coordinator

Northwest Special Recreation Association

NWSRA exists to provide outstanding opportunities through recreation for children and adults with disabilities. NWSRA strives for each participant to function at his/her highest level of ability. Benefits of participation include increased socialization and community awareness, development of new leisure skills, increased physical and emotional well being, and increased self esteem, all in a fun, safe and structured recreation environment.

17 park districts that are served through NWSRA include: Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mt. Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights, River Trails, Rolling Meadows, Salt Creek, Schaumburg, South Barrington, Streamwood and Wheeling.

Position Details

Graphics Communication Coordinator
Northern Illinois
Rolling Meadows, IL

Job Purpose:

Under the direction of the Superintendent of Communications & IT, the Graphic Communications Coordinator is responsible for the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) and Special Leisure Services Foundation (SLSF) marketing and communications materials, while working with the Executive Director, managers and agency employees on specific projects that also encompass public relations efforts including, but not limited to: crisis communications, public information, internal/external promotions and internal/external marketing.

Summary of Duties:

  • Enhance and maintain an identity (brand) for the Association and Foundation.
  • Manage, plan, design, layout, write, edit, proofread and produce all NWSRA and SLSF print promotions, graphic materials and on-site displays. 
  • Write, create, and monitor all of the content on Association social media sites. 
  • Supervise/manage the entire production process for the seasonal program guides. 
  • Coordinate with outside contractors including photographers, printers, copier vendors and other vendors as needed. 
  • Assist with preparation of board summaries, monthly reports and special reports, as needed. 
  • Solicit bids on printing projects, copiers, printers and handle all printing/production related items. 
  • Coordinate copier and printer contracts, usage, maintenance, supply ordering including copier/printer paper and toner and training. 
  • Monitor use and maintenance of agency camera and oversee the photo approvals for publications.


  • A BA/BS in Graphic Design or a related field. 
  • Knowledge on designing and editing brochures, publications, websites and marketing materials. 
  • An understanding of multiple types of software; such as, Word Press, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). 
  • A willingness to learn and work with a team.

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