The Village Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village. He is appointed by the Mayor and the Board of Trustees and serves on a full-time basis. The Manager's responsibilities include oversight of the day to day operations of the Village, enforcement of Village Ordinances, recommendation of policy alternatives to the Board, and preparation of an annual budget for the Board's review.
Divisions of the Village Manager's Office
Human Resources Division
The Human Resources Division of the Village Manager's Office oversees the more than 500 Village of Skokie employees. Specific functions of this Division include recruitment of new employees, benefit administration, development and administration of personnel policies and procedures and monitoring compliance with state and federal personnel requirements. Additionally, the Human Resources Division provides assistance to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners in recruitment, promotion and hearings involving uniformed Fire and Police personnel. The Village of Skokie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Risk Management Division
The Risk Manager concentrates on safety and insurance issues. Research is conducted on proper risk management procedures and insurance compliance matters. Risk Management Division staff work with Village departments on safety issues and practices. A solid risk management plan like the Village of Skokie's limits exposure to liability.
The Multi-Media Division administers the Cable Television Franchise Agreements and dedicated cable access channels. This division is also responsible for producing programming for the Village's SkokieVision TV stations, overseeing the acquisition of communication and audio-visual equipment and maintaining the Village's 675-INFO line. The Division also serves on the Northwest Municipal Conference Utility Regulation Committee and serves as the staff liaison to the Skokie Telecommunications and Technology Commission (STAT).
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Communications and Community Engagement Division
The Communications and Community Engagement Division provides new and enhanced communications programs that target Skokie residents, businesses and the entire northern Illinois region and acts as staff liaison to the Festival of Cultures Committee. Review the 2011 - 2016 Marketing and Communications Plan (PDF). The Division also oversees the Village's social media pages, including the Shop Local Skokie Facebook page and other social media outlets. Review the Village of Skokie Social Media Policy.
The Public Information Officer provides the Village of Skokie's internal and external communications outreach programs. Publication of NewSkokie, the Village newsletter, is a function of the Public Information Division. Additionally, all Freedom of Information, Special Event Application (PDF) and Commercial Film Application (PDF) requests are handled through this Division. Press releases and media contacts are coordinated through this Division. The Division also staffs the Fine Arts Commission and manages the Village's website and the Village's Advisory radio station, 1660 AM Skokie.
Provides day-to-day oversight of the Village Computer Information System, including all operations, reporting, performance analysis and planning, security administration, technical support and accessibility, and implements the Village's long-range technology plan.