Communications Coordinator

International Code Council

The International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions that include product evaluation, accreditation, technology, training, and certification. The Code Council's codes, standards, and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable, and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.

Position Details

Communications Coordinator
Northern Illinois
Country Club Hills or Remote, IL

The Communications Coordinator supports our strategic communications and public relations programs by assisting our 7-person team with project management, writing, editing and other critical duties.


  • Supports the strategic communications and media relations programs aligned with the association’s goals. 
  • Accepts project requests, runs project dashboards and daily huddles. 
  • Maintains press contact database and distributes press releases. 
  • Assists with Building Safety Month campaign including managing proclamations, ordering supplies, collecting photos. 
  • Keeps events calendar up-to-date. 
  • Drafts and distributes monthly talking points to members. 
  • Interacts with external contacts, staff, and members at all levels on a regular basis. 
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal and external contacts to engage them and support effective communication inside and outside of the organization. 
  • Writes and coordinates content for internal and external communications, including press releases, talking points, op-eds, newsletters, and other collateral. 
  • Assists with staff newsletter, news roundup, and employee engagement campaigns. 
  • Contributes to the annual conference scripts, including writing, editing, and coordinating practice sessions. 
  • Updates the employee directory, media kit and annual prospectus. 
  • Stays up to date on trends and latest developments in communications, public relations, and new media. 
  • Monitors and responds to communications inbox messages. 
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • 1-2 years of experience in public relations, media relations, social media and corporate and/or nonprofit communications. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Marketing or related field. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and hit deadlines; rescope projects if necessary. 
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow through on what you promise. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office required; working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and WordPress preferred. 
  • This position requires up to 10% travel.

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