F/T Human Resources (20 Hours)/Communications (20 Hours) Coordinator - Town of Wells

F/T Human Resources (20 Hours)/Communications (20 Hours) Coordinator

The Town of Wells is seeking an energetic and creative professional to fill the role of Human Resources/Communications Coordinator.  This position is responsible for administrative and technical work in performing a wide range of communications and human resources related duties.  Work is performed under the general joint policy direction and guidance of the Town Manager and Director of Human Resources. In addition, this position will work closely with other Town staff, departments and committees as assigned. Independence, initiative, resourcefulness, analysis, and follow-through are expected of the employee in the normal conduct of the work.


The Coordinator shall guide and coordinate the implementation of the Town’s current and/or future social media presence including monitoring and keeping current the Town Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter accounts.

The Coordinator shall be a technical resource and assist departments in generating public notices, outreach efforts and advertising.

The Coordinator shall work with cable channel staff to ensure that effective, timely content is available and running on the Wells public access channel.

The Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring municipal boards and committee information, to include agendas, minutes and calendars, are up to date and accurate.

The Coordinator will generally be responsible for the content maintenance of the Town’s website.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in all aspects of conducting Town business. Excellent organizational skills required.

Ability to multi-task and work on a variety of different and diverse initiatives concurrently as well as be adaptable to the wide range of needs and demands of this position. Ability to take direction from a variety of managers and committees working on a wide range of communication related efforts, and to work independently to progress these initiatives.

Energy, enthusiasm, and creativity for communication related initiatives.

Education and awareness of social media, accepted writing conventions, and media creation software.

Efficient in the use of computer technology, with particular emphasis on the Microsoft Office suite (including OneDrive), the Google suite, and the Adobe suite.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in communications, journalism, public policy, government, media, or related field. Demonstrated and directly related professional experience required. Training supplemented by experience with video and print production and advertising.

In lieu of the above, any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered at the discretion of the Town of Wells.



The Human Resources (HR) Coordinator position assists with the day-to-day operations of the HR Department. The HR Coordinator also supports the HR Director in the implementation of programs to improve the employee experience.

The HR Coordinator has access to sensitive medical and personnel information. An essential job function of the position is the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. The HR Coordinator has considerable contact with employees, government agencies (both State and Federal), employee benefit vendors, and members of the general public.


Assists in recruitment processes, salary and benefits administration, employee orientation, on-boarding and off-boarding processes, workers compensation, safety, training, and Family Medical Leave documentation.

Maintains personnel files in compliance with federal and state laws.

Assists with open enrollment, prepares communications to employees, schedules employee meetings; compiles forms and submits to appropriate benefits vendors.

Prepares, submits, and provides follow-up to First Report of Injuries. Maintains OSHA logs and Accident forms.

Works closely with the HR Director to develop strategies on employee relations and engagement.

Assists in the preparation of the Safety Committee agenda, prepares attachments, and tracks action items.

Attends monthly Tech Committee Meetings as a representative of the Human Resources Department.

Communicates and assists employees with benefits questions and general policy interpretations.


(A)  High school graduate or equivalent required, with a college degree in Business Management, Human Resources Management, or related field preferred.(B)   Progressive work experience with an emphasis on strong organizational and people skills, preferably in a human resources and/or municipal setting. 
(C)   Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel applications.
(D)  Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, abilities, and skills may be considered.

The Town of Wells offers a competitive pay and benefits package including health, dental, STD, Life Ins, vision, FSA and an incentive-based Wellness program.


Applications for Employment can be obtained by visiting the Town’s website at www.wellstown.org or the Human Resources Department at Town Hall.  Completed applications should be sent to: Attn: Human Resources, Town of Wells, 208 Sanford Road, Wells, Maine 04090, or email to employment@wellstown.org   Deadline for Submission is Friday, July 2, 2021.

To be considered for employment with the Town of Wells applicants must complete the Town’s Application for Employment.  Please do not use the apply online functions provided through Facebook or any other social media platforms to apply. 



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