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Marketing Specialist

ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Req #433
Monday, March 16, 2020

During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities.  We will conduct our recruitment process via alternative means (virtual interviews) for the time being.

The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world.  The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.


Develop strategic direction and marketing plan for all entity offerings.  This includes, but is not limited to creating cohesive brand awareness, developing message platforms, marketing entity activities and achievements, honing the entity's public perception, identifying suitable target audiences and establishing effective marketing efforts. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

-Develop strategic marketing plan, including tactics such as branding, cost-benefit analysis, strategic goals and non-dues revenue generation initiatives.

-Integrate all entity marketing and communication efforts.

-Market products, events and other services, such as sponsorships.  Responsible for major revenue streams.

-Serve as member liaison, which may include staffing member committees.

-Perform research and data analysis to aid in strategic decision making.

-Mentor and coach marketing staff of entity.       

-Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university (or equivalent experience).  Master’s degree preferred.

Experience Requirements

Minimum of 5-7 years marketing and communications experience with a minimum of 2 years experience in the membership association context. 

Proven experience in marketing plan development, administration and evaluation required.

Written and oral communication skills - Advanced

External Resource/Vendor Management - Advanced

Financial Management and Budget – Advanced

Project/Campaign Management - Advanced

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office Suite, Relational database software, and campaign management tools.           

The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $53,700.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $62,800.00
  • Travel % 10
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America