Vacancy Startup Marketing Manager

Ad type: jobs
Company: Future Founders
City: Chicago, IL
Workplace street: Chicago, IL
Category: Marketing
Work schedule: Full Time
Posted: 18 Aug 2019
Requirements for the applicant
Education: 4-Year Degree Required
Work experience: Managerial
Job description

Startup Marketing Manager

Future Founders is excited to announce a new role that will support the execution of our youth entrepreneurship programming: Startup Marketing Manager.

The Startup Marketing Manager will work across the organization to expand the scope and impact of our work locally and nationally. The Manager will oversee the Future Founders communications strategy and brand experience - ensuring we best promote the organization and our work. The Manager will be our master storyteller - capturing and sharing content that promotes Future Founders and highlights our students.

The Startup Marketing Manager should take initiative to improve processes, exceed expectations of team members and students, and to focus on showcasing Future Founders’ impact.

Key responsibilities include:

  • MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS: Build local and national campaigns to market Future Founders and our talented young entrepreneurs. This includes management of the Future Founders website, newsletters, and all social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). The Manager will assist with the relaunch of our website in early fall.
  • DESIGN: Work with leadership to design marketing materials and images to promote Future Founders activities.
  • DIGITAL MARKETING: Lead digital marketing strategies and oversee all advertising campaigns to recruit students and highlight the work of Future Founders. This includes creation and management of ads on Facebook, Google, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • CONTENT DEVELOPMENT: Develop thought leadership content, photos and videos, among other activities, to highlight Future Founders. In addition, s/he will lead production of our podcast series.
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT: Oversee Future Founders’ largest event of the year - the U.Pitch National College Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase held each November. Assist with other major program events throughout the year.
  • FUNDRAISING: Create donor communications and materials in coordination with the Director of Development. S/he will also assist with planning for fundraising events and Future Founders’ 10th anniversary activities.

  • In addition, the Startup Marketing Manager will assist with:

  • STRATEGY: Provide guidance to senior leadership on enhancing and expanding Future Founders.
  • NETWORKING: Attend events in the community during the day and after work to expand the Future Founders network.
  • OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: We run like a startup, so you need to have a “can do” attitude and be ready to pitch in when needed. You must be entrepreneurial, have the ability to multi-task and take the initiative to advance the program. The Manager will also assist the team with other organizational activities.

  • The Startup Marketing Manager should expect a dynamic work environment that requires learning, curiosity, creativity and producing fast, high-quality results. Organization skills and the ability to manage many projects are essential for success.


    Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

    Type of Employment: Full-Time Position

    Start Date: August 21, 2019

    Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

    Interviews Begin: July 3, 2019

    Location: Future Founders is headquartered at 1871 (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654). The role includes flexibility, with the Manager working at 1871, in the community and remotely.


  • College graduate who has a background in marketing, communications, business, or entrepreneurship.
  • 3-5 years of full-time work experience in marketing/communications, preferably working in a startup or with entrepreneurs.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Capable of high levels of project management and innovation with a strong attention to detail.
  • Experience creating compelling content across various channels (websites, social media, videos and newsletters).
  • Experience creating and running paid social ad campaigns.
  • Have a genuine passion and understanding of the entrepreneurial community.
  • Enjoy working with entrepreneurs and students of all ages (middle school, high school and college), especially with students from underserved areas.


  • Possess a tremendous passion for inspiring young business leaders.
  • Interest in entrepreneurship, startup marketing, and the startup scene.
  • Possess strong problem solving, interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented.
  • Have the demonstrable experience, professional credibility and personal attributes necessary to forge productive relationships with people inside and outside the organization.
  • Coachable and the drive to learn and grow.
  • Demonstrate initiative for assignments and be a self-starter.
  • Capable of multi-tasking, prioritizing work and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work well in teams and independently.
  • Technology-oriented with advanced aptitude in the Google suite, Wordpress, Mailchimp, Photoshop/Illustrator, social channels and video editing software.
  • Experience running and analyzing paid social media ad campaigns.
  • Have a valid driver’s license in the United States.
  • Must be able to move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing up to 40 pounds without assistance.
  • Desire to have fun while making a difference in the lives of youth.

  • Startup Marketing Manager

    Future Founders is excited to announce a new role that will support the execution of our youth entrepreneurship programming: Startup Marketing Manager.

    The Startup Marketing Manager will work across the…

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