Mgr Marketing +Communication

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jan 2023


Campus: Downtown Phoenix

Mgr Marketing +Communication

Job Description

Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) seeks a Manager, Marketing & Communications, to support the development and achievement of the organization’s communications, branding, and marketing efforts and effectively elevate the message and influence of CFA, its brand reputation, programs, and events. This position plays a critical role in ensuring the organization achieves its mission to bring Arizonans together to create a stronger and brighter future for the state.

The Manager, Marketing & Communications is responsible for managing campaigns, marketing events, and developing multimedia collateral for CFA initiatives and programs. This role will manage the production of key organizational and program campaigns, including planning, concepting, content development, design, and measurement/reporting. This position reports to the Director, Strategic Marketing & Communications and works collaboratively with CFA colleagues across teams, as well as visual/creative professionals contracted by CFA.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Mission-driven with a passion for working with Arizona communities and leaders to solve public problems
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in the principles of marketing and public relations.
  • A strategic thinker and implementer — equally comfortable focusing on both planning and performing the direct work necessary with oversight
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, and an ability to effectively map out and manage multiple projects and campaigns simultaneously
  • A skilled communicator and excellent writer with strong AP style editing skills, storytelling abilities, and experience developing and adhering to brand guidelines
  • Collaborative, with experience laterally leading and managing multi-layered marketing and communications projects across multiples functions and with stakeholders and partners

Job Family

Marketing & Media Relations

Department Name

Center for the Future of AZ



Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$70,000 - $90,000 per year; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Researches and manages marketing communications campaigns, projects, and collateral within CFA brand guidelines, tone, and with editorial consistency.
  • Writing and production of marketing communications materials and collateral for the organization, including, but not limited to, web and other digital content, print reports, brochures, event materials, presentations, and direct mail pieces. Manages print collateral inventory, reorders, distribution.
  • Measures and reports on key performance indicators and specific project and campaign outcomes. Analyzes data and helps maintain monthly dashboard, media coverage tracker, and generates recaps and reports as needed (earned media monitoring, paid media, social analytics, Google analytics, etc.).
  • Provides strategic, creative ideas and direction and effectively collaborates with outside vendors such as graphic design firms, printers, videographers, etc. relevant to ongoing marketing communications projects and monitors use of CFA brand and graphic standards.
  • Assists the Director, Strategic Marketing & Communications in developing the marketing communications strategy, tactics, and key messages for the organization and makes recommendations to best serve organizational and project needs.
  • In coordination with the Director, Strategic Marketing & Communications, develops and distributes local, regional, and national media press releases and pitches story ideas.
  • Helps develop and maintain Marketing Communications annual calendar and other key structures and processes for the department.
  • Manages and fields project/deliverables requests and helps maintain/evolve the process to ensure efficient production.
  • Researches industry trends and innovations, keeps abreast of current events, and makes recommendations to the Director, Strategic Marketing & Communications.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or closely related field AND five (5) years of experience in a public relations/marketing role; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with outlining, planning, and managing the steps/process of projects across a wide variety of marketing and communications functions, including integrated campaigns, video, and digital and print collateral.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of format and practices for print, broadcast, and electronic mediums. 
  • Experience developing, revising, and rebranding organizational communications guidelines.
  • Experience developing creative briefs, project timelines, and presentations.
  • Experience contributing to cultivating a welcoming, inclusive and equitable workplace.
  • Evidence of having a track record as an implementer who thrives on effectively managing multiple streams of work concurrently.
  • Experience in relationship building with a sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all internal and external partners.
  • Experience in being a self-starter, managing timelines, and successfully working independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience co-developing and engaging in deadline-driven review processes.
  • Experience leading entrepreneurial and proactive approaches to problem solving.
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook), SharePoint, and Salesforce (or other CRM applications), Salesforce Pardot (or other email marketing platforms), and Asana (or other project management software).
  • Experience with social media platforms and monitoring/analytics tools, PRNewswire and other media relations tools, and Google Analytics, Ads, and other Google products.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; staff may choose to work remotely 2-3 days a week.
  • On-site event support including but not limited to PR and multimedia production projects, performed across the Phoenix metro area and the state.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time.
  • Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 20 pounds.

Department Statement

Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) brings Arizonans together to create a stronger and brighter future for our state. CFA listens to Arizonans to learn what matters most to them, shares trusted data about how Arizona is doing, brings critical issues to public attention, and works with communities and leaders to solve public problems. CFA works across the full spectrum of important issue areas and has deep and ongoing work in education, workforce and civic participation, recognizing how central these are to a bright and prosperous future for our state. A self-defined “do tank,” CFA is data-based, action-oriented, and committed to advancing prosperity, quality of life, and opportunity for all Arizonans. For more information about CFA and our current efforts, please visit .

Center for the Future of Arizona is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supported by public and private donors and organizations from across Arizona and throughout the country. CFA was a finalist for the Phoenix Business Journal's 2022 Best Places to Work , and is committed to providing a positive space and place for teams to thrive

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Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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