Career Opportunity: Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

Title: Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications


Job Purpose: Assist with the development, implementation and management of an integrated communications strategy to raise the visibility and brand of The Chicago Community Trust. The Associate Director will manage several projects, including, but not limited to, the production of publications and marketing materials; writing of brochures, reports and program materials for public distribution via print and electronic media; and execution of the Trust's public relations strategy.


Job Duties:

  • Implement a comprehensive communication plan for the Trust including web, e-newsletters, events, printed materials and social media
  • Assist with the development of a departmental strategic plan, setting department goals, objectives, timelines and budget
  • Plan and implement programs designed to cultivate, maintain and strengthen the Trust brand
  • Plan, develop and disseminate information designed to keep key audiences informed of the Trust's programs, accomplishments and projects funded
  • Assist with creating strategies and messaging for specific Trust programs and initiatives
  • Manage brand integrity for the Trust, both visually and rhetorically
  • Write and edit a wide range of materials, including but not limited to reports, articles, advertisements, collateral, online content, profiles, emails, speeches and customer communications
  • Ensure consistent messages are incorporated in the various vehicles used by the Trust by working with department managers
  • Write effective press releases and identify media strategy for promoting the work of the Trust
  • Develop and foster relationships with members of the media
  • Assist Trust affiliates with the development and implementation of marketing, communications strategy and branding
  • Work collaboratively with Manager of Web Content and Electronic Communication to create content for the Trust website and develop strategy for expansion of Trust’s digital presence
  • Assist with the production and writing of the Trust annual report; leading the discussion of the creative messaging; managing the work flow of the print piece and web site of the annual report
  • Conduct ongoing market research to evaluate current and future marketing and communications efforts, including events. Conduct research on specific competitors, products, market trends and market segments, as requested
  • Enhance the Trust’s brand visibility utilizing creative methods and up to date communication techniques
  • Provide support to newsletter and web projects when appropriate
  • Serve on various internal and interdepartmental committees
  • Perform other duties as requested

This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.



  • Minimum 7 years of experience in integrated marketing communications, public relations and communications
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field (Master's degree preferred)
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail
  • Proven track record of successful strategic planning
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies
  • Knowledge of budgeting procedures
  • Proficiency in MS office software to include: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with negotiating and managing contractual arrangements with vendors
  • Knowledge of print publication processes and web publishing


Interested individuals should submit cover letter, resume, salary history and names of references to Please use "Associate Director, Marketing & Communications" as the subject line of your email.


Posting Date: December 14, 2012

Deadline: January 4, 2013