Job Description

The Senior Specialist, Marketing, supports the Sr. Associate Director, Marketing and is an integral part of the Association’s marketing team. The person in this position will play a vital role in leading implementation of the marketing strategies for the organization, responding to internal and external constituents on brand matters with top-notch customer service, and working in an efficient and effective manner to achieve the results outlined as our organizational objectives.


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


  • Serves as project manager for cross-functional team leads in order to create marketing collateral driving nationwide consumer campaigns to increase concern & awareness and drive constituent engagement including fundraising, advocacy action, and participation in mission activities of the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Independently manage projects by collaborating with Association-wide business owners, writers and designers to achieve desired results outlined in organizational objectives.
  • Manage marketing inbox, serving as a primary point-of-contact for all marketing requests. Properly scope and assign projects accordingly across the marketing team. Proactively discuss marketing requests with business owners and provide timely resolution to inquiries.
  • Manage photo and video asset management system for the Association providing support to Home Office and field staff in accessing and using the platform. Work with the vendor to address technical issues.
  • Manage external agencies/vendors from the formal request for proposal process through completion of projects.
  • Models, supports and implements the Alzheimer's Association brand, maintaining integrity and consistency throughout all communications.
  • Provide independent guidance to field staff in order to increase nationwide marketing efforts and constituent engagement.
  • Provide administrative support.
  • Bachelor's degree or some college completed.
  • At least 3 years professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 3 or more years of experience in marketing or advertising project management
  • Experience in work flow/traffic management, consensus building and team collaboration
  • Working knowledge of marketing collateral creative development process
  • Understand overall marketing goals for the Association. Contribute in a team environment and lead implementation of new marketing strategies for multiple programs and events
  • Able to create and manage project timelines
  • Be resourceful, think on feet and present potential solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Proactively seek out ways to maximize marketing efficiency
  • Express thoughts clearly and concisely, listen thoroughly and process information for different applications and audiences.

Position Location: Home Office - Chicago, IL

Full time based on 37.5 hours per week

Position Grade: 507

Reports To: Senior Associate Director, MarketingWho 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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association┬«, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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.

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