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Attn: Melissa Wyman, Finance Department
215 West Main Street
Northville, MI 48167

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The City of Northville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accepting applications for:

Communications Coordinator
Summer Program Counselor
Seasonal Park Worke

Communications Coordinator

Hiring Salary Range: $28 to $30/hour
Part Time: Approximately 20 hours per week
Regular position: Benefits are limited to those required by law
Location of position: Northville City Hall, 215 W. Main Street, Northville MI 48167
Opening Date: April 25, 2016
Closing Date: May 6, 2016
 Employment Application

Candidates must submit a completed City of Northville Employment Application in order to be considered. Applications will be accepted until May 6, 2016.  Please attach cover letters and resumes to the application.

The City of Northville is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist us as a Communication Coordinator in planning, developing and coordinating external communications and media relations for the City. The position helps build greater internal and public understanding of the City of Northville’s policies, programs and services by effectively communicating information about the City organization through traditional, digital, and social media channels. The successful candidate will have experience with media relations and content journalism, and have a strong desire and passion to assist the City of Northville.

The successful candidate for the Communication Coordinator will be able to perform the following duties:

  • Assist in planning and carrying out traditional and social media strategies and tactics.
  • Conceptualize, develop, maintain and promote content for all City of Northville departments. Includes producing written and digital content.
  • Help develop and manage the organization’s social media channels and maintain the organization’s social media presence by writing content; posting images and videos; responding to comments and inquiries; and tracking results.
  • Consult with internal personnel to identify, research, develop and produce stories about the City of Northville operations, programs and services, and share those stories through traditional and social media channels.
  • Help execute rapid response for breaking stories, including providing information and messages, writing news releases, responding to media inquiries and coordinating media contacts. This could require after hours or weekend call-ins.
  • Help develop a Crisis Communications Plan and supporting materials.
  • Coordinate a comprehensive update to the City Website.
  • Assist with production of newsletter, website and press release content.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Research best communication practices of other communities and develop communications plans and policies.
  • Coordinate posts and responses on social media.
  • Work with Northville Community groups and surrounding communities to develop consistent messaging.

Qualifications for Communications Coordinator:

  • Experience communicating with the news media.
  • Experience with brand journalism, content marketing or content journalism.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including knowledge of AP Style.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in public relations topics and strategies, including but not limited to media relations, marketing, social media and copyrighting.
  • Ability to develop and maintain social media channels and online communications.
  • Ability to write material for public consumption and produce content for a variety of channels and audiences.
  • Ability to use independent judgment in the exercise of daily responsibilities and work effectively under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public, and experience working with public sector organizations.
  • Proficient knowledge of publishing software.

Education Requirements for Communications Coordinator: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in communications, marketing, advertising, journalism or related field.

Experience Requirements for Communications Coordinator: Two years' experience in public relations, communications, social media, news media or related experience.

Other Requirements: May be required to perform on-call duty, weekends, and holidays as directed.

The mission of the elected officials, volunteers, and staff of the City of Northville is to provide quality public services in partnership with its citizens, businesses, schools, and other governmental agencies.

A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application. All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer physical, which includes drug and alcohol testing.

Send application and resume to:
Melissa Wyman, HR Specialist
215 West Main, Northville MI. 48167

Summer Program Counselor

Northville Parks and Recreation Department, a shared service between the City of Northville and Northville Township is accepting applications for Summer Programs counselors. The position is a non-union, seasonal position; mid June through mid August, some prep hours in May required. Monday-Friday with the exception of calendar dictated holiday/s. Approximately 25-35 hours per week. The position is paid hourly with no benefits.

Job Summary: Under the Direction of the Summer Program Director and Assistant Director, counselors supervise children ages 5 -11, plan and lead activities including group games, swimming, crafts, for day camp and similar activities for the Safety Town Program, etc. Also responsible for set up, take down, equipment inventory and record keeping.

Minimum Qualifications: 18 years of age or older preferred. A minimum of one (1) year experience teaching, coaching or supervising children in a group setting. Babysitting jobs alone will not qualify you for this position. Must possess a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to and from the work sites. Certification of Basic First Aid and Adult & Child CPR with AED training or ability to obtain prior to first day of work.

Compensation: $8.50/hour

Application Deadline: April 29, 2016.  Mail completed application form and resume to Northville Parks & Recreation, 700 W. Baseline, Northville, Mi 48167, Attn: P. Brown, or e-mail to  No phone calls please.
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Seasonal Park Worker

Northville Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for Seasonal Park Worker, Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm. Employees in this position provide maintenance services for the Northville Parks & Recreation parks and facilities. Position runs from March 21st through November 11th. This is a seasonal position.

Successful candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to perform basic maintenance duties. Average work week schedule would be up to 40 hours per week, with occasional flex scheduling depending on work load.

Starting wage is $10 per hour depending on experience. There are no fringe benefits with this position.

Applications accepted online at

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact info: Jason Nezich 248 305 2878 /
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