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As a leading nonprofit, Aspire’s mission is to support the successes of children and adults with disabilities, strengthen their families and build embracing communities.
We do that every day by providing unparalleled services, programs and opportunities through our four enterprises: Aspire Kids, Aspire Living, Aspire Careers and Aspire CoffeeWorks, and through our organization’s dynamic team of 150 members in Chicago and the suburbs.
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We also offer competitive employment salaries and compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, a robust employee wellness program and a fun and engaging work environment. We offer a variety of jobs in Chicago and across the Western suburbs, including but not limited to: case managers, direct support professionals, speech therapy, occupational therapy and more. If you enjoying helping people or have a background in case management, counselor, education, social services, teaching, or working with kids or adults with disabilities, please view our available job opportunities or contact Aspire’s HR team.
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
Description: Working with the Vice President for Advancement, the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator will play a key role in the development, design and implementation of integrated marketing and communications plans and projects, in support of the strategic marketing needs of the organization. The Coordinator ensures that marketing and communication activities are consistent with the organization’s vision, goals and strategies. This team member will develop all external communications materials to reach a variety of audiences through various channels, and engages local and national media in the work of the organization through proactive outreach. The position is responsible for communications that build and maintain strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
The Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
Generating newsworthy pitch ideas and securing coverage in local and national media. Managing and growing social media accounts. Updating website with new content and stories. Working with the CEO and VPs to develop and place thought leadership articles. Coordinating award submissions and speaking engagements. Producing engaging content, including but not limited to photo capture, video editing and limited graphic design. Marketing campaigns that reach various stakeholders, including families and partners in the community. Supporting the Events Team in various efforts, including after-work and weekend events. Building and strengthening relationships with community partners to generate awareness of programs and services. Acting as the go-to for all organization-wide marketing, communication and PR activities.
Qualifications: Bachelor degree in marketing/communications, journalism or related area. 1-3 years of relevant experience in public relations and/or marketing is a must. Previous experience managing social media accounts. Experience in WordPress, SEO and Google Ads is a plus. Comfort with Google Analytics is a plus. Video editing and production and/or Photoshop skills are a plus. Candidates will possess strong writing skills and experience creating written materials. Use of email marketing software. Experience with Constant Contact or other email marketing platform is a plus. Candidates will also possess strong organizational skills and time and project management skills with ability to work independently and also with teams. Flawless writing skills. Work with team members at all levels of the organization. Creativity – someone who isn’t afraid to pitch a new idea and turn it into something great!
Hours: Full Time
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