Assistant Director of Digital Marketing
Chicago, IL 
Posted 17 days ago
Job Description
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 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 is responsible for developing and executing digital marketing plans with measurable, trackable goals and analyzing and optimizing their performance. This role oversees the Council’s Pardot automated email marketing platform and works closely with a database services team and the Digital Platforms and Projects Manager to integrate it with the Council’s Salesforce CRM and Drupal content management system. The Assistant Director manages a team of two and reports to the Digital Marketing and Creative Director.


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.
  • Prepare digital analytics reports and use data-driven insights to adjust marketing strategies and plans.
  • Develop expertise in the Council’s public programming and content audience segment, their needs, challenges, influences, and digital journeys.
  • Help plan and evaluate creative, data-driven campaigns to move users through the full funnel via paid channels including SEM, display advertising, retargeting, and paid social.
  • 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.) and ensure they are built effectively to track results
  • Execute inbound marketing activities (keyword research, on-page SEO, marketing automation) to generate leads and nurture constituents through their digital journey.
  • Act as the organizational Pardot administrator and work closely with the Salesforce administrator to ensure data quality that enables targeting, segmentation, and suppression.
  • 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 events, requiring some evening and early morning hours

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • 5+ years of digital marketing experience and a BA degree preferably in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations.
  • Experience working with Customer Relationship Management (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, Tableau, and other analytical tracking platforms a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; previous editing experience and knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style preferred
  • Familiarity with graphic design tools such as Adobe Creative software is a plus.
  • Experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Excellent organizational 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.


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.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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