Are you a strategic marketer who is at a point in your life when giving back has become a priority? Then this may be the job for you.
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is a premier social justice and human rights museum, whose goal, using the lessons of history, is to equip visitors with the knowledge, skill, and courage to take a stand for humanity.
The Museum is in need of a visionary and entrepreneurial marketing leader who can inspire new audiences, drive attendance and membership, increase earned revenue, and optimize the visitor experience. This strategic thinker will sharpen and evolve the positioning and value proposition of the Museum, positioning the Museum as a thought leader and a community leader. A strong writer, the VP will lead communication across all media channels and will cultivate and maintain relationships with media partners to ensure the visibility of the Museum. As importantly, she/he will develop and execute plans to significantly grow income by bringing new ideas to current revenue streams (including group sales, events and facilities rentals, the museum store, and tourist programs) and envisioning and developing additional sources of revenue.
Ideal candidates will be creative but with a mania for precision, strategic and thoughtful but with a drive to get things done, able to lead and manage others but with an instinctual ability to create and move projects ahead quickly on their own.
The Museum environment is enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, and collegial. Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President will be part of the senior management team and will supervise and mentor three managers who focus on communications, business development and visitor experience. She/he will collaborate extensively with the senior management team, the board, and other internal and external stakeholders.
Chicago area candidates only. BA/BS, MBA or graduate IMC degree is a plus, and 10+ years of experience developing consistent messaging for large organizations with diversified programming, and a proven track record growing businesses and/or leading marketing initiatives that build and diversify revenue. Strategic thinking and strong written and verbal communications skills, including proficiency with social media and digital marketing, and excellent project management and budgeting skills are mandatory. An entrepreneurial mindset, a strong work ethic, and uncompromising commitment to success that drives you to exceed your financial and professional goals are all necessary for success in this position.
Submit to: Merle Tresser, Susan Rosenstein Executive Search Limited.