The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc. (GACC Midwest), is looking for a full-time Coordinator, Marketing & Communications with 2-3 years of work experience to be based in our Chicago office.
GACC Midwest is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster trade and investment between Germany and the U.S. Founded in 1963, GACC Midwest is headquartered in Chicago with a branch office in Detroit and is an integral part of the German Chamber Network (AHKs) with 140 offices in 92 countries around the globe. Our organization combines elements of a trade commission, a membership association, and a professional consultancy.
GACC Midwest has an extensive membership network of over 800 distinguished companies, firms, and executives in 14 states and offers a range of services to help US and German companies succeed in international business. As part of the Skills Initiative, GACC Midwest develops and certifies a number of programs in the U.S. based on the German apprenticeship model. Furthermore, our subsidiary organization German American Events LLC organizes the annual Christkindlmarkets in Chicago, Naperville and Milwaukee. Please visit www.GACCMidwest.org for more information.
The Coordinator, Marketing & Communications will work closely with all departments (Consulting Services, Membership & Events, Skills Initiative and Christkindlmarket) on day-to-day PR- and Marketing Communications deliverables as well as on special projects and initiatives to ensure their respective success. He/she should bring a creative approach to drafting original content (e.g. for press releases, social media, articles for publications, website text) and promoting our events, services and initiatives. The role also entails Sales/Business Development responsibilities for advertisements in our publications (print and digital) and event marketing/sponsorship. Candidates must be superb multi-taskers who thrive in collaborative team environments where shifting tasks and priorities are common. Strong project management skills are required to succeed in this role.
The role entails, but is not limited to, the following areas and responsibilities:
Other duties include supporting GACC Midwest events and initiatives, including those not directly related to the Marketing & Communications Department, such as membership outreach, events, the ICATT Apprenticeship Program, the Christkindlmarket and important visitors, and other projects as needed.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Medical, dental, life, LTD, Pension and 401K
Vacation: 20 days plus all Federal holidays