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Part-Time Student-Communications Coordinator-Milan IL

Date: Aug 13, 2022

Location: Milan, Illinois, US, 61264

Company: John Deere

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW. 


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Milan  
Function: Communication
Title: Part-Time Student-Communications Coordinator-Milan IL #87188
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position

 The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Company’s regular full-time staff and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule YEAR-ROUND.


Your Responsibilities


  • Production employee startup meeting talk sheet and unit news: Conduct interviews, take pictures and write stories for publication in newsletters for our production and salaried employees in Milan, Illinois.
  • Video: Assist with video shoot and post-production using company-approved editing software.
  • Digital signs: Monitor and update digital signage deck, including creating new slides on a regular basis and working with departments to update regular features, such as the safety report and employee milestones.
  • Facility communications: Work with departments throughout warehouse on topics that need to be communicated to employees using various tools, such as email, digital signs, posters, and Everbridge.
  • Tours: Assist with aspects of the NA-PDC tour program and assisting with communications and special events.
  • Communication meetings: Attend meetings with the Continuous Improvement, safety, environmental teams and other departments as needed to stay informed on goings-on at the warehouse and support their communications priorities.
  • Bulletin Boards: Update the bulletin boards at NA-PDC entrances on a weekly basis or as needed. This includes creating and printing posters to communicate unit information about events, safety, CI, and milestones.
  • Photography: Take photos at various warehouse events for use in presentations, John Deere Online news site, promotional materials, etc.
  • Presentations: Provide support in laying out and sourcing photos and information for presentations as needed.
  • Recognition: Work with leaders on projects that highlight exceptional work by employees.
  • Other: Assists with other communication activities as needed.


What Skills You Need


  • Ideally you will be pursuing a degree in Communications, Marketing or Graphic Design; others may apply
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at a local accredited university
  • Graduation date of May 2023 or later
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Available to work 12-20 hours weekly during the academic year
  • Available to work 20-40 hours weekly during the summer semester
  • Must be able to work onsite with some work remote available


What Makes You Stand Out


  • General understanding of communications planning processes and measurement techniques
  • General understanding of communication theories especially employee/internal communications
  • Ability to use standard desktop applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, plus internet and intranet functions
  • Writing, presentation, and video skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good interpersonal and team communication skills
  • Skill in planning, organizing and deploying projects
  • Graphic design skills a plus


What You'll Get


At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use


Click Here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.


The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extend authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.



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