Marketing Coordinator

Chicago Architecture Center

About Chicago Architecture Center:

Formerly known as the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) is a nonprofit cultural organization with tours, exhibitions, programs and events for all ages. Our mission is to inspire people to discover why design matters. The CAC is the gateway for our docent-led tours, exciting programs and imaginative, new interactive exhibits including the expanded, popular Chicago Model.

Position Details

Marketing Coordinator
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Come and be a part of our transformation! The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) is the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s new home and a hubfor everything architecture in Chicago. The CAC will be a gateway for our docent-led tours, exciting programs and imaginative, new interactive exhibitsincluding the expanded, popular Chicago Model.The Marketing Coordinator will play a crucial role in the success of the CAC'smarketing plan, providing support for advertising, research/evaluation, audience development and overall marketing initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Assist team in determining overall strategy for institutional ad spend. 
  • Work directly with media sales representatives to finalize paid advertising agreements. 
  • Manage advertising tracker form, ad collateral, and workflow. 
  • Coordinate advertising tracker with Gantt chart and marketing budget. 
  • Lead weekly advertising meeting with Marketing VP and Sr. Manager. 
  • Provide support in developing, executing and managing advertising budget. 
  • Work with Finance to ensure advertising-related invoices are paid, and all in-kind donations are documented.

Data Gathering/Analytics

  • Update KPI tracking report on all social/digital platforms using Google analytics; share findings with team monthly. 
  • Work with New Media Coordinator/Sr. Manager of Web and E-commerce to provide analysis on digital marketing efforts.

Audience Research

  • Oversee efforts with members of research team to develop a year-long marketing research plan. 
  • Design and administer new surveys where necessary. 
  • Analyze audience data and research to produce insights that will guide marketing and sales efforts. 
  • Collect data and write reports for programs such as Open House Chicago and Engineering Fest, as well as contribute to the CAC annual report.

Partnerships and Cross-Promotions Support

  • In conjunction with Marketing VP and Sr. Manager of Marketing and Digital Strategies, work with partners like Choose Chicago, MagMile Association, and Loop Alliance to promote CAC. 
  • Provide support to tourism team on creation and fulfillment of hotel/tourism related partnerships. 
  • Manage special offers on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and other third-party sales sites.

Marketing Team Support

  • Serve as the key marketing point-person for Education department. 
  • Support audience development programs, events, and initiatives as they arise. 
  • Support with Development department marketing; create meeting recaps. 
  • Keep an up-to-date list of all third-party sites that host our content and when they require updates in partnership with Operations and PR staff. 
  • Other, as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in related field plus 2-4 years’ professional experience 
  • Experience with Tessitura preferred 
  • Experience with Qualtrics and SurveyMonkey 
  • Experience with Word Fly or other direct mail provider 
  • Experience with Asana or other project management software

Skills and Attributes:

  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and manage time 
  • Ability to work successfully in team environments 
  • Effective and building relationships with all levels of the organization 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Detail oriented, ability to prioritize and multi-task, good decision-making and communication skills, maintains calmness under high pressure, organized, and can improve/streamline processes 
  • Strong technical skills including Microsoft Office Suite, web-based programs, and databases 
  • Enjoys being part of an entrepreneurial organization

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