City of Ellsworth- Communications Specialist/ Administrative Assistant

The City of Ellsworth, one of Maine’s fastest growing communities, is seeking a community oriented, qualified applicant with excellent communication skills to fill the position of Communications Specialist/ Administrative Assistant to the City Manager.

The Communications Specialist/Administrative Assistant provides administrative, technical, and clerical support to the City Manager. In addition to administrative duties, this position is responsible for the City’s public relations and marketing efforts by managing, designing, and coordinating social media accounts, community outreach campaigns, press releases, and various promotional materials. The Communications Specialist/Administrative Assistant serves a vital role as the main point of contact for citizens and in providing accurate and timely information to the public via social media and the City website. This position requires a high level of professionalism, including the ability to positively interact with citizens, business leaders, community groups, the City’s department heads, committee members, and the City Council.

The ideal candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and various social media platforms. A Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or a related field and municipal and/or public service experience is preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

The City of Ellsworth offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package.

When applying online please attach a pdf copies of your cover letter and your resume.

Email PDF files of your cover letter, resume and City of Ellsworth Job Application ( to

Mail paper copies of your cover letter, resume and City of Ellsworth Job Application ( to:

City of Ellsworth
Human Resources Department
One City Hall Plaza
Ellsworth, Maine 04605

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The City of Ellsworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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