Marketing Manager

Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Since 1902, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation has demonstrated the power of collective giving by raising and investing financial resources to make the world a better place. Each year we distribute about $20 million to Jewish and other nonprofit organizations. Funds come primarily from our $6.5 million annual campaign and our $200 million Jewish Community Foundation. In addition to fundraising, we have several direct service programs like Jewish Museum Milwaukee, which served 30,000 remote visitors this past year, the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, which educates about 40,000 students and adults each year, and the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, serving the Jewish community across the state. We are committed to the principles of Klal Yisrael (the collective unity of the Jewish people), Tzedakah (the obligation to care for one another) and Tikkun Olam (improving the society in which we live).

Position Details

Marketing Manager
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The marketing manager is the hub of activity in a fast-paced, cross-functional marketing department. A creative, organized and strategic thinker, this individual is responsible for managing projects from planning to execution to evaluation. Work must be of high quality, delivered on time and on budget, and meet all business objectives. The marketing manager has many projects occurring at the same time and works with a variety of constituents including internal clients, marketing staff, freelancers and vendors. This is a highly tactical position performing a wide range of duties to ensure marketing needs are successfully met throughout the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, organize, motivate and regulate marketing resources to maximize quality and efficiency of the department’s output.
  • Create complete tactical marketing plans for a variety of projects from fundraising campaigns to donor appreciation events to cultural programs.
  • Collaborate with staff to create comprehensive print and digital production schedules.


  • Manage and coordinate people (marketing staff, internal clients, vendors) and resources to achieve the goals of each project.
  • Provide continuous feedback to marketing staff and internal clients to ensure a smooth workflow, to manage expectations and to troubleshoot any issues.
  • Collaborate with team members, internal clients and vendors to keep marketing projects on brand, on budget and on time.
  • Manage and execute the tactical marketing functions for around ten internal departments, from our Annual Campaign to our Holocaust Education Resource Center to our Israel Center to our Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle.
  • Tactics for print and digital include, but not limited to, invitations, flyers, brochures, posters, ads, booklets, newsletters, newspapers, guides, promotional products, social media, email, website and any other related content that supports marketing functions.
  • Secure appropriate approvals throughout the process.
  • Ongoing evaluation of systems and processes and refine as needed to improve quality and workflow.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field.
  • Minimum of seven years of work experience in a marketing environment.
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory experience.
  • Extremely detail-oriented, organized and effective time manager.
  • Demonstrated ability at managing, prioritizing and completing projects under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Well-developed ability to communicate and collaborate cross-functionally.
  • Must have a positive attitude that inspires confidence and action, and the ability to keep calm under pressure.
  • Strong understanding of graphic design and print publishing.
  • Strong understanding of digital publishing.
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communications technologies. Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, acceptable driving record.

Required Technology Skills:

  • Highly proficient with project management tools (such as Basecamp).
  • Proficient in Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams).
  • Working knowledge of content management systems (such as WordPress).
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop).
  • Working knowledge on the strategic use of Facebook and Instagram.
  • Working knowledge of short video creation.
  • Working knowledge of email marketing tools (such as Constant Contact).
  • Capabilities using a digital SLR or smartphone camera/video.

Milwaukee Jewish Federation offers a full array of benefits such as:

  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid personal days
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Jewish holidays 
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Short term disability insurance
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Life insurance and voluntary life insurance 

Compensation for this position takes into consideration the ideal candidate's experience.


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