Marketing Communications Specialist

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Job Code: 55386286
Last Updated: 3/3/2017
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Location: Chicago, Illinois
Category: Communications
Job Type: Direct Hire

Paladin has an outstanding full-time opening for a Marketing Communications Specialist with a global non-profit organization located on Chicago’s North side near O’Hare. In this role, you will create and lead the implementation of marketing plans for various programs and initiatives. As Marketing Communications Specialist, you will manage concept formulation, design and production of marketing activities such as direct mail, email, website content, advertising, resources and promotional materials. Additionally, in this role, you will serve as a project manager: managing marketing budgets and working with the internal design/digital teams – as well as outside vendors – to oversee production schedules and conceptualize the art direction of deliverables. (The marketing deliverables will be 75% print vs. 25% digital.)
The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience managing the execution of large-scale marketing programs. Knowledge of charitable giving vehicles and non-profits are preferred, but not required. Our client is offering a competitive base salary and a very robust benefits package that includes medical/dental benefits that are 100% employer paid, and much more! If you’re interested in working with an organization that has a strong mission, this is one to consider.
Job Type: Full-time/Permanent
Location: Chicago-O’Hare (no telecommuting). Accessible via public transportation (off of the Cumberland Blue Line CTA stop).
Salary: Competitive, Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision (employer paid), flexible spending, PTO, 401k, health/wellness plans
What You'll Do:

  • Create and manage the concept formulation, design and production of marketing collateral, direct mail, email marketing campaigns, website production and multimedia presentations
  • Collaborate with the fundraising team to develop and support marketing campaigns throughout its full cycle
  • Work collaboratively to develop, implement and evaluate marketing strategies that are consistent in messaging across multiple channels
  • Generate creative approaches to lead generation, enhanced reach of market
  • Build brand awareness and provide brand management; assist with brand management and oversight of brand guidelines


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Publication Relations, or related field
  • Three years of marketing communications experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector
  • Proven background developing and managing the execution of large-scale integrated marketing programs
  • Strong project management: Experience working with multiple vendors (print, online, design, creative, writing)
  • Ability to assist in developing strategies for marketing offerings while analyzing external marketing trends and establishing metrics based on market research and response metrics
  • Ability to create large volumes of collateral content with minimal direction under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Organized and able to manage projects from concept through completion

Interested in the Marketing Communications Specialist role? Send the following to

  • Your résumé  
  • 3-5 samples of your work
  • A brief overview as to how your experience relates to this role. Include specific examples, please!
  • Target Salary


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