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Marketing Specialist

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Marketing & Communications
Role: Marketing and Public Relations Specialist VI


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

M - F. 8Am -  5 Pm

Rate of Pay:


FLSA Status:


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Job Summary:

An employee in this class performs work of moderate difficulty by providing marketing services to all levels of the College. Work is distinguished by the ability to effectively work with clients in determining their needs and creating work product that meets their marketing goals. General supervision is received from the Senior Director of Marketing Strategy.


Please note: The application review process will begin the week of March 9th, 2020. 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university or equivalent combination of training and experience.
2. Five years’ experience in marketing or communications field.
3. Working skill in writing copy for marketing and communications pieces (Web, Print ads, radio ads, press releases, postcards, letters, speeches, brochures and catalogs, etc.).
4. Good knowledge of print, graphic design, photo and video production processes.
5. Considerable skill in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of software programs.
6. Considerable skill in oral and written communication.
7. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Good knowledge of the fundamentals of market research.
2. Good knowledge of digital marketing

Essential Duties:

  1. 1. Serve as main point of contact and marketing communications advisor for internal clients and at the institutional level.
    2. Oversee client relationships, determine clients’ requirements to assist them in achieving their marketing goals.
    3. Research and develop marketing communications strategies at the department, division, and event level, making certain they integrate fully with institutional marketing strategy, create and increase brand awareness, and create institutional-level marketing communications strategies.
    4. Devise mix of tactics and write marketing plans to support plan’s strategies.
    5. Create, build, execute and monitor email campaigns—collaborate to establish metrics, monitor and report performance for each campaign.
    6. Write key messages that support overarching strategies and copy that supports key messages in multiple media.
    7. Project-manage the execution of all tactics resulting from numerous plans through different states of development, collaborating with full marketing communications team.
    8. Measure and evaluate the success of tactics and plans.
    9. Contribute to the continual improvement processes/best practices of the department.
  2. 10. Participate on crisis communications team.

Other Duties:

1. Good knowledge of the fundamentals of market research.
2. Good knowledge of digital marketing

Physical Demands:

Light (up to 25 lbs occasionally or 10 lbs frequently)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 02/12/2020. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association(SSECCA) members that apply by 02/19/2020 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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