The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is a community where people who care about global affairs can connect — in person or virtually — with each other and with global leaders, influencers, and experts to explore ideas that will shape our future.
If you are passionate about our work, bringing people together and our mission that drives our work, apply today.
THE CHICAGO COUNCIL ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS MISSION
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight on crucial global issues, advances policy solutions, and fosters dialogue about what is happening in the world and why it matters to the people in Chicago, the United States and around the globe.
The Assistant Director of Digital Marketing manages the Council’s marketing efforts and is responsible for building and executing data-driven marketing plans and strategies to expand our digital audiences. This role oversees the Council’s email marketing platform and paid advertising efforts. The Assistant Director manages a team of two, reports to the Digital Marketing and Creative Director, and works collaboratively with others on the communications team to advance the Council's mission of exploring ideas that will shape our global future and promote active US engagement in the world.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Define, optimize, and implement digital marketing and advertising plans to promote Council events, digital programming, and content and to support fundraising efforts.
Oversee the Council’s email marketing platform and work closely with a database services team and the Digital Platforms and Projects Manager to integrate it with the Council’s CRM and website.
Review digital analytics reports and develop data-driven insights on the Council’s audience segments and their digital journeys to adjust marketing strategies and plans.
Help plan, implement, and evaluate creative, paid campaigns including search, display, and social advertising.
Consult and advise departments across the organization on promotional strategies and audience development.
Collaborate with an internal creative team to develop content assets for campaigns (videos, graphics, ad creative, etc.).
Review, edit, and publish web content; oversee the format of email announcements and weekly and monthly email newsletters; manage email editorial calendar.
Provide support at Council activities from time to time which require some evening and early morning hours
5-7 years of digital marketing experience (nonprofit and membership organizations a plus) and a BA degree preferably in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or applicable experience
Experience working with CRM platforms (Salesforce a plus), email/automated marketing systems (Pardot a plus), and web content management systems (Drupal a plus).
Working knowledge of Google Analytics (Google Data Studio a plus).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; previous editing experience and knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style preferred
Experience editing and building HTML email templates preferred.
Familiarity with graphic design tools such as Adobe Photoshop is a plus.
Experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
Excellent organizational, project management, and multi-tasking skills
A detail-oriented problem solver who shows initiative, can manage multiple deadlines and priorities, is flexible and adapts easily to new situations, and works well independently and as part of a team that values purpose, creativity, collaboration, and solutions.
ABOUT THE COUNCIL
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight on crucial global issues, advances policy solutions, and fosters dialogue about what is happening in the world and why it matters to the people in Chicago, the United States and around the globe. As the premier, nonpartisan global affairs organization in America's heartland, we believe an informed, engaged public with access to fact-based and balanced views on global issues helps to ensure effective US engagement and supports a more inclusive, equitable, and secure world.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, handicap or disability, marital status, military service or veteran status, genetic information, or for any other reason prohibited by applicable law.