Marketing Specialist

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Founded in 1954, the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans headquarters is tucked into a wooded, park-like 15-acre campus in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Our friendly team is tight-knit, and we spend a lot of time together... enjoying lunchtime walks through the woods, morning yoga or mindfulness sessions in our onsite wellness studio, bocce ball tournaments in our front lawn, and collaborating to give back to our community.

We value and celebrate diversity in backgrounds and perspectives; but one thing we ALL have in common is our unwavering commitment to provide the very best service and employee benefits education to our members and the community! In addition to working with caring, creative and collaborative coworkers, the International Foundation offers:

  • Competitive pay 37.5-hour standard work week
  • Excellent benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • Onsite perks (fitness/wellness studio, fun team-building events, education opportunities, etc.)
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) package
  • Hybrid work environment (3 onsite, 2 remote) for many of our roles

Position Details

Marketing Specialist
Southeast Wisconsin
Brookfield, WI

Applying an agency model approach, strategically collaborate with internal teams to create and then lead the implementation and coordination of marketing initiatives for Foundation educational programs, products, and services. This position will specialize in creative copywriting while playing a critical role in communicating the Foundation brand, mission, and services to targeted audiences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the tactical marketing execution of assigned programs and services by planning and managing promotional campaigns. Included are media planning, campaign/project management, behavioral-based marketing management, copy writing, email marketing, webpage management, social media and oversight of graphic design and the creative process. 
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to execute a fully integrated multi-channel marketing approach to set up campaign workflows, segmentation, lead nurturing and drip campaigns to support the organization’s overall goals and objectives. 
  • Support product positioning and creative copy development. In collaboration with the communications team, help ensure the quality, accuracy and consistency of promotional messaging to freshen and strengthen the Foundation brand as a leader in professional development education. 
  • Perform prospecting efforts to grow the Foundation’s database through both customer intelligence platforms and grassroot efforts. 
  • Research and identify new potential customers and reengagement strategies for continued growth and conversion of these leads into members. 
  • Utilizing the Foundation’s email service provider, support the marketing initiatives with creative and cleanly built email communications. Leverage the Foundation’s customer database to target communications effectively and manage a product’s marketing communication campaigns as assigned. 
  • Track and analyze ROI and KPIs of marketing programs and campaigns and make recommendations for improvement while using both on-line and off-line data to identify trends and provide actionable recommendations for marketing campaign improvements and workflow developments. 
  • Support the broader business development team in market research, data analysis, identifying growth opportunities, member engagement initiatives, tradeshow/event participation and fostering relationships with key industry stakeholders and influencers. 
  • All other duties as assigned 
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Education/ Experience:  

This position requires a four-year degree in Marketing or a related field with at least three years of successful marketing communications, advertising, copywriting or public relations experience (agency experience a plus). Marketing writing experience is required with demonstrated proficiency in all types of marketing communications. Must know the terminology concepts of direct marketing and have an excellent command of current office software. This individual must understand integrated data base programs such as CRM. Knowledge of other analytical tools is a plus. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated understanding of direct marketing, email marketing, online marketing and digital/interactive media. Knowledge of employee benefits is a plus.


In addition, it is essential that the individual be a team player able to multi-task while working in a diverse business environment. The successful individual will be self-motivated, an excellent communicator (both oral and written), with good organizational skills, creative and possess team leadership skills. Strong computer literacy with a strong background in Word, Excel and database marketing is required.

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Work Environment:

The individual must be able to work in a confidential office environment. Employees may work a hybrid environment with a minimum of 60% worked onsite, with up-to 40% remotely once fully trained. This role requires the ability to travel both domestically and internationally (approximately 30%). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation, Perks & Benefits:

Our incredible benefits package includes a comprehensive medical plan, vision plan, dental plan, long term disability, short term disability, paid vacation, sick and paid holidays. Our retirement plan includes a defined benefit plan AND a non-elective company contribution AND a matched 401(k) plan. Unique organizational perks include on-site fitness center with yoga and strength training classes, mindfulness sessions, a bocce league, softball team, and even a cribbage club to name a few!

About Us:

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is North America’s largest membership organization for those who work with employee benefit plans. The Foundation’s employees make a HUGE impact on the livelihoods of millions of workers across the U.S. and Canada because of the work we do in providing education and research to the benefits community. Employees enjoy an outstanding benefits package, unique employee perks, creative and caring co-workers—all within a family-friendly workplace. Speaking of workplaces, the Foundation is tucked into a 15-acre wooded slice of nature in the heart of Brookfield. We’re small enough for you to have ongoing, meaningful impact on the organization but big enough to make international news. Visit us at or connect with us on the socials.

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