Marketing Communications Specialist - Chicago, IL (Hybrid)

Post Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60604

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  31119
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM (Hybrid Schedule)

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. 


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – Gateway Is The Place For You! 

Marketing Communication Specialist is responsible for:


  • Craft persuasive and audience-specific content for a range of channels including social media, email, websites, press releases, newsletters and more.
  • Collaborate with graphic designers, vendors, agency partners to development and produce marketing and communication materials.
  • Manage and maintain the company’s social media presence and reviews: creating engaging posts, monitoring conversations, and analyzing performance metrics.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of conferences, events, key meetings.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with executive directors, business development coordinators, engagement specialists, and other internal teams.
  • Act as a brand champion, ensuring that all marketing materials, communication, and interactions consistently reflect and reinforce our brand identity and values.
  • Effectively project manage tasks and workflows, ensuring timelines are met, priorities are established, and cross functional team members are coordinated to optimize productivity and project success


Job Requirements:


  • Bachelors of Science or Bachelors of Arts in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or Relevant Field
  • Three plus years of experience as a Marketing or Communications Specialist
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Digital Marketing and Social Media Platforms and Tools
  • Strong organizational and planning abilities
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment
  • Healthcare experience is a plus


Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to lift up to 10 – 20 pounds to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects such as files and other office materials.
  • May be required to stoop and bend when handling computer equipment, troubleshooting system problems, etc.
  • Occasional travel to assist with the coordination of events.


Work Environment:


  • Works in an office or clinical environment where there are relatively few discomforts due to dust, dirt, noise and the like.  Occasional exposure to contagious diseases, but potential for harm is limited if established safety precautions and infection control procedures are followed. 

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 


Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:


  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Short Term Disablility - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago