Marketing Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512468-722558
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 10, 2020
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Reports to: Senior Manager, Marketing
    • Status: Exempt
    • Level of Education: BA/BS (4 year)
    • Career Level: Mid Career
    • Years of Experience: Minimum of 3 years related work experience in marketing, preferably within the association industry and/or health care environment.
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Job Description:

Reports to: Senior Manager, Marketing

Status: Exempt

Type: Full-time

Job Summary

As part of an integrated marketing and communications team, manage all aspects of assigned marketing projects for the Society; contribute content to STS social media sites; contribute and update content for the STS website; and assist with survey development, dissemination, and analysis.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage marketing plans for assigned projects, specifically for the patient website (, STS National Database, Public Reporting Online, MIPS Reporting, and various in-person meetings (e.g., Advances in Quality & Outcomes, Intermacs, Coding Workshop, Robotics, and CT Surgery in the Future).
  • Execute the tactics outlined in the marketing plans utilizing an integrated, multimedia approach (print, e-mail, video, website, social media, etc.), monitoring their progress to ensure the projects are on time, on spec, and on budget.
  • Seek competitive bids on print and design projects, as assigned.
  • Monitor marketing project metrics such as response rates, site visits, open rates, and clickthroughs to analyze a project’s effectiveness and guide future direction.
  • Write analysis reports on selected marketing projects, utilizing current metrics and historical data.
  • Research, analyze, and report on competitor and collaborator trends and submit ideas for new marketing activities.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the creation, distribution, and analysis of STS surveys, including pre- and post-course tests tied to assigned standalone courses.
  • Regularly update marketing copy on and assist in monitoring the presentation of website content so that it is consistent and meets Society standards.
  • Contribute to STS social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, and Instagram), as related to marketing projects.
  • Serve as a backup project lead for the Senior Marketing Manager.
  • Write articles for and proofread STS publications as assigned.
  • Assist at meetings and conventions (some travel may be required).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:


Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, or related field is required.


Minimum three years related work experience in marketing, preferably within the association industry and/or health care environment.

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, content management systems (e.g., Drupal), and social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Familiarity with Adobe Create Suite (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop), customer relationship management software (e.g., Microsoft Dynamics), and e-mail marketing software (e.g., ClickDimensions)
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to multitask and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, volunteer leaders, other organizations, and industry contacts; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment are essential
  • Positive attitude in the workplace
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing daily activities and schedules
  • Ability to travel, as necessary


Energy, creativity, initiative, eagerness to learn, and professionalism required. Candidate must exemplify the STS Core Values of Quality, Innovation, Professionalism, Inclusiveness, and Teamwork.

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