Marketing and Business Associate

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for information related to steel reinforced concrete construction. CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.

Approximately 8 million ton of reinforcing steel (rebar) is manufactured per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement.

CRSI Members include manufacturers, fabricators, material suppliers and placers of steel reinforcing bars and related products as well as professionals who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI members employ approximately 1,500 people in steel production and rebar fabrication at over 450 locations in 47 states throughout North America.

The non-profit CRSI Research & Education Foundation fosters the educational and research mission of the Institute through educational programs and scholarships for students majoring in civil engineering, architecture, and other related disciplines at universities and technical schools. The Foundation also supports research fellowships and projects, which will ultimately advance the reinforced concrete industry. CRSI is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, with regional offices located across the United States.

Position Details

Marketing and Business Associate
Northern Illinois
Schaumburg, IL


A full-time staff position to provide support to the Director of Communications and other departments, as required, including the production of the association’s monthly and quarterly publications, administer webinars, and assist with new and ongoing projects/initiatives.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists in planning of national marketing program and various allied organizations coordinates with CRSI Regional Managers. 
  • Maintain and update Editorial Calendar for member newsletters. 
  • Manages in-house production/layout/distribution of Rebar in Brief (monthly) and CRSInsider (quarterly). 
  • Update content on CRSI website. 
  • Administers CE/PDH webinars, certificates, surveys and broadcasting. 
  • AIA course management, credit administration, and support. 
  • Assists in CRSI HONORS program as required. 
  • Source photos, obtain permissions, proofread content, and other related tasks as pertains to Institute communications 
  • Posts as appropriate to social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to provide CRSI exposure. 
  • Manage/moderate CRSI LinkedIn Group. 
  • Liaison for IT support with vendor.

General Office Tasks:

  • Phone/website support including Rebar U registration and webstore purchases. 
  • Product fulfillment/inventory audit. 
  • Administers in-house webinars, support and production. 
  • Backup support for office staff and Member Services.


  • Bachelors Degree; Communications or English major preferred. 
  • Minimum of three to five years related experience; experience in association/membership organization desirable. 
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop). 
  • Competency in Microsoft Office. 
  • Desktop and digital publishing experience essential. 
  • Working knowledge of website CMS and HTML 5 desired; Dreamweaver a plus. 
  • Planning, organization and prioritization capabilities required. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and customer-service orientation.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. CRSI also offers a competitive benefits package to all employees including vacation, insurance, and potential educational assistance.

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