Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Chicago, IL 
Posted 3 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 Digital Marketing Coordinator supports the communications teams’ work to promote Council events, build audiences for original digital programming and content, and support fundraising efforts. S/he also provides daily administrative support for the communication team.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Review, copy edit, and publish web content submitted by staff throughout the Council
  • Review, copy edit, format, optimize, and send email marketing messages and weekly and monthly email newsletters; create and maintain targeted email lists; track and share email analytics
  • Write, review, copy edit, optimize, and publish marketing related organic social media content
  • Update digital marketing analytics dashboards and create and maintain link tracking efforts
  • Serve as point of contact between internal staff and external vendors such as photographers, mail houses, list providers, printers, etc.
  • Assist in the processing of communications-related bills and updating budget spreadsheets
  • Provide support at Council events approximately 3 to 4 times monthly, requiring some evening and early morning hours
  • Occasionally relieve the front-desk receptionist greeting constituents and handling incoming calls
  • Perform other projects as assigned
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • 1+ years’ experience in marketing-related tactics and a bachelor's degree preferably in marketing, journalism, public relations, or communications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; previous editing experience and knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style preferred
  • Experience working with Web Content Management Systems (Drupal a plus), Salesforce CRM, email marketing systems (Pardot a plus), social media content management and listening tools
  • Experience editing and resizing photos using Photoshop; working knowledge of the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud a plus
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and Google Data Studio 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.


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
1+ years
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