ATLA seeks a highly collaborative and energetic Marketing Assistant to primarily be responsible for performing marketing, communication, and administrative duties for the Member Programs department. This position will support the Marketing and Communications Manager in writing, designing, editing, and production of print and electronic publications, properties, presence, and materials. This position also provides timely, professional, and accurate service to the membership and prospective members.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Contributes, edits, and designs content for ATLA properties and publications including the newsletter, website, and social media.
Proofs copy for digital and print pieces.
Creates email campaigns and press releases according to the marketing schedule.
Follows and maintains content and design standards and guidelines for the association.
Works closely with the Member Programs team, other internal staff, and consultants to enhance and improve member and prospect interactions both in person and online such as through the website, online portal, online community site, and communication vehicles (email, newsletter, social media).
Assists in monitoring and updating social media channels.
Inputs and deploys membership and other surveys using internet survey tool.
Coordinates, develops processes, and supports execution and marketing of professional development opportunities including webinars, workshops, and presentations online and/or in person.
Assists the Marketing and Communication Manager with collecting and analyzing online statistics, including SEO and Google Analytics, and identify areas to optimize performance.
Provides premier service to members and potential members in person and by email and phone on a timely basis. Responds to member inquiries and provides information about ATLA member programs on a timely basis.
Supports the work of committees, working groups, task forces, and other groups through the preparation of contact lists, distribution of communications, support for meetings, and coordination of centralized record retention.
Makes travel arrangements, handles room and refreshment logistics, and prepares meeting materials for conferences and meetings of the association committees, working groups, task forces, and other groups.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Marketing and Communications Manager.
Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in Marketing, Communications, Visual Communications, or a related field.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Strong writing and organization/project management skills
Experience in implementing communications, public relations, or marketing plans
Basic understanding of standard print and digital publishing practices and procedures
Ability to multitask and work well under pressure
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with members
Excellent oral and written communication skills along with an approachable demeanor
High energy work ethic
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment
Experience working with libraries, cultural heritage organizations, or affiliated educational, nonprofit, or professional organizations
Evidence of potential to succeed in a rapidly changing environment
Experience in Chicago Manual of Style, Google AdWords, SEO
Must have a valid driver’s license (or legal ability to acquire one).
Must be willing and able to travel through North America via plane, train, automobile, and other means.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); Email Marketing (Constant Contact); Presentation software (PowerPoint); Association Management Software (SalesForce/Nimble preferred); Design Software (Adobe Creative Suite -- Acrobat DC, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.); Internet Software Survey Software (SurveyMonkey preferred); Social Media Management (HootSuite); Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn); and Website/Community Software (WordPress, SalesForce Communities preferred)
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. ATLA offers an excellent benefits package.
About American Theological Library Association
Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of more than 800 individual, institutional, and affiliate members; providing programs, products, and services for theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA offers a prestigious product line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology, including the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), and ATLASerials PLUS® (ATLAS PLUS™). ATLA is an equal opportunity employer located in downtown Chicago.