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Marketing and Communications Coordinator


Equal Employment Opportunity

At SmithBucklin Corporation, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Communication • Chicago, IL, United States

SmithBucklin, a 100 percent employee-owned association management company, is looking for an experienced Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join our team in Chicago. The Marketing and Communications Services (MCS) unit provides a variety of services to our client organizations, including branding, creative services, public relations, membership publications, and convention and event marketing that goes beyond the successful execution of program and campaign deliverables. Our team partners with association leaders and other volunteers to develop marketing and communication strategies that are based on solid research and analysis that support the overall objectives of the organization.

What You Will Do
  • Conceive and develop basic marketing plans to achieve client objectives, including budgeting
  • Oversee implementation of marketing plans, including the development of production schedules, project coordination and operational oversight
  • Develop marketing collateral from copywriting to production through fulfillment
  • Write and manage updates for client websites
  • Write, format and manage fulfillment of client e-mail campaigns, including distribution tool and analytics (monitoring click through rates, etc.)
  • Develop basic plans and manage updates of client social media channels
  • Track budgets, staff time hours and direct expenditures
  • Assist in coordinating work streams for junior team members
  • Identify and explore industry affiliation opportunities to further client objectives

This Role Might Be for You If…
  • You have a passion for marketing and communications, and the impact this function has for nonprofits
  • You are a dynamic individual that is energized by learning new technologies and techniques in the marketing and communications space
  • You are tech-savvy and thrive in a fast-paced, multi-client environment
  • You have the ability to self-start as well as work as part of a team
  • You have a proven ability to meet deadlines and successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • You possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You have the ability to travel 10%

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution with a concentration in English, Journalism, Communications or other related field
  • 3-5 years of professional experience, to include marketing communications

Preferred Qualifications
  • Agency and/or association management experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of the general marketing process – research, planning, promotion and evaluation
  • Solid understanding of social media and the ability to navigate popular outlets (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Proficiency with popular IT applications and basic understanding of HTML (for web updates)
  • Proficiency with basic computer programming, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Where Do You Fit?

Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at SmithBucklin will offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career, regardless of your chosen path. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, SmithBucklin offers all of our people – regardless of position or compensation – an equal chance to experience the fulfillment and reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of SmithBucklin and are unified in the goal of building a great, enduring company.