Responsibilities of the Marketing and Membership Coordinator The Marketing and Membership Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director and provides staff support to both the OTMRA Board of Directors and the Commission of SSA #48. The Marketing and Membership Coordinator is responsible for:
Membership Management and Development
Coordinate the membership database and develop best practices for membership retention and attraction.
Fundraise membership revenue through the membership program which launches every February
Generate membership communication, including website updates, email marketing, social media engagement, and other materials.
Establish and maintain a network of volunteer opportunities in the area.
Event Management – Average 5 per quarter
Manage the organization’s event calendar.
Coordinate and promote monthly events and internal programs with local businesses, including networking socials, night out events, themed weeks, and new events.
Assist production of festivals, special events, and Annual Dinner planning and execution.
Plan and execute social media strategy through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Create graphics for events and programs, as needed.
Serve as lead writer of the OTMRA newletter.
Manage and update OTMRA website on an as needed basis.
Assist with neighborhood-wide marketing efforts, as directed.
Community and Government Relations
Attend community meetings, report findings and share information, as directed by the Executive Director.
Attend City of Chicago meetings, seminars, and informational sessions, as directed by the Executive Director.
Produces monthly reports outlining progress for Executive Director and OTMRA Board of Directors.
Coordinate and plan for meetings of the Board of Directors and SSA Commission, as well as committees.
Attend all OTMRA Board meetings and take minutes.
Staff any committees as directed by the Executive Director.
Basic clerical duties including phones, filing, mail delivery, office supplies, etc.
Any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
These duties may be altered from time to time, according to the needs of the organization.
Qualifications/Required Skill Set
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college
2-4 years professional experience in marketing, fundraising, nonprofit or a related field
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills, including management/leadership/sales
Self-motivated and goal-oriented
Creative and resourceful; able to effectively manage resources
Have a genuine interest in community engagement
Strong computer skills and knowledge of data management software, e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
Experience and expertise in social media, HootSuite, WIX, WordPress, Constant Contact or MailChimp, or their equivalents and/or demonstrated ability to become proficient
Experience with management associations, nonprofit organizations and/or business management preferred
Knowledge and/or experience in public relations and communications
Internal Number: 3129516106
About Old Town Merchants and Residents Association
The Old Town Merchants and Residents Association is a 501(c)(6) community organization that functions simultaneously as a chamber of commerce and residential association in the Old Town neighborhood. Notable events organized by the Association include the Wells Street Art Festival, Live Well Week, A Night Out in Old Town and regular social events. OTMRA is recognized as a delegate agency of the City of Chicago and Sole Service Provider of SSA #48.