Marketing Manager

Action for Healthy Kids


Action for Healthy Kids is a national non-profit organization, raising the bar on the health of the whole child to extraordinary levels across the country. AFHK mobilizes school professionals, families and communities to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive. We partner with dedicated volunteers—teachers, students, parents and caregivers, school wellness experts and more—from within the ranks of our 140,000+ constituency to create healthful school changes. AFHK is dedicated to the goal of ensuring every kid is healthy, active and ready to learn and providing the comprehensive support and resources needed to build healthy schools in every community. We are committed to impacting systemic change with a focus on serving students from underserved communities.

Action for Healthy Kids is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity across multiple and intersectional dimensions, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, gender identity, disability status, and age and are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees.

Position Details

Marketing Manager
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

We are Hiring!

Do you want to make an impact on the lives of kids, schools, families, and communities? Do you dream of being in a job that enables you to collaborate with others to implement change and make a difference? Action for Healthy Kids® (AFHK) is looking for an individual to join as a Part-time Marketing Manager, based in Chicago, IL.


The part-time Marketing Manager is a dynamic, self-motivated individual. This position provides highlevel marketing support of the cross-functional work of the Marketing Communications Team and works closely with and reports to the Vice President, Marketing Communications. This position has the potential to evolve into a full-time position.

Part-time Marketing Manager Accountabilities:

Support marketing program development and execution and bring creative strategic thinking on a variety of initiatives, including AFHK’s cause marketing and brand campaign, sponsorship activations, and other annual activities.

  • Support/implement communications and marketing plans and tactics and evaluate effectiveness of strategies and activities. 
  • Support/implement event management and brand activations. 
  • Work with brand ambassadors and third-party vendors (e.g., graphic design, photography, video, content distribution, survey/research) 
  • Curate impact stories and write press materials, news and success stories, blogs, op-eds, white papers, speeches, promotional materials, and impact reports.

Collaborate with Content & Online Engagement Manager

  • Ideate and provide content ideas/materials to support overall content calendar
  • Share role of building/disseminating email marketing and online content

Job Requirements:

  • At least seven years of experience in public relations, integrated marketing, and/or essential communications for corporate, agency, government or non-profit entities. 
  • Validated experience in developing and implementing integrated marketing and communications plans that get results in support of business goals. 
  • Proven skill and agility in writing and editing excellent copy. 
  • Ability to monitor, compile and analyze data to guide decision-making. 
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and move easily between projects and duties. 
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Product Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Job Preferences:

  • Experience with Salesforce, Pardot, WordPress or other CMS and CRMs. 
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications or related field. 
  • Location: Chicago preferred but open to a remote location.

Core Values and Competencies:

  • Leadership 
  • Innovation/Creative Thinking 
  • Mission-Driven 
  • Communicator 
  • Collaborative 
  • Hustle 
  • Optimism 
  • Execution

Hours: Part-time, 24 hours per week.

Travel: 5-10% travel may be required to offsite events.


Action for Healthy Kids offers a highly competitive hourly rate for part-time work commensurate with experience. Vacation and holiday time commensurate with number of hours worked per week. Eligible to participate in organization’s 403B plan.

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