Job Description


Job Title:         Marketing Specialist – Home Office

Location:         Chicago, IL

Full time based on 37.5 hours per week

Grade:             506

Reports To:     Chief Marketing Officer

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.  

Position Summary:

Reporting to the CMO, the Marketing Specialist partners with the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Marketing, Home Office, and Field Marketing and Communications staff on the strategy, development and execution of marketing strategies for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Concern and Awareness pillar. Responsibilities include project management, media monitoring, reporting and data analysis, as well as writing, designing, and developing, material as needed. This position is a part of the Home Office Marketing and Communications team and collaborates to execute strategic vision of special projects. The Marketing Specialist is accountable for providing an exceptional level of marketing support and expertise.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for daily news media intelligence and monitoring (both national and local). Determine which media to assign to national target KPI and which applies to local chapters, impacting the KPIs for the Association.
  • Project manage diversity and equity requests for translations for all Association assets. Provide recommendations for project direction and manage through completion.
  • Analyze, prioritize, and categorize types of media coverage and provide comprehensive media coverage reports each month of total impressions Association wide, contributing to the success of the Association’s Concern and Awareness nationwide mission pillar.
  • Lead Field Marketing and Communications staff as resource for issues that are not addressed in FAQs. Execute decisions with respect to impression and priority activity. Report attributions on a daily basis contributing to the accuracy and success of the Association’s Concern and Awareness Strategic Implementation Plan.
  • Write and design brand communications presentations, which will positively impact the Concern and Awareness mission pillar of the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Administrative duties


  • Associate’s degree (or equivalent) plus 5 years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) plus 2 years of experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Decision making skills
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Experience in proof-reading
  • Strong database management experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Data analysis experience  
  • Strong MS Office and Google Workplace skills
  • Ability to travel as needed (minimal)
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 10 pounds

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. 

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


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