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Marketing Assistant

Spirit of America
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 25, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Office Administration, Other Administrative, Sales and Marketing
Community Development, Community Foundations, International, Research
Employment Type
Full Time
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Spirit of America seeks a Marketing Assistant to directly support the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) as well as the needs of the entire marketing, communications, and development team (MCD).  A strong candidate will have an understanding of marketing, administrative assistant experience, and strong interpersonal skills to work across all functions of the organization. The ideal candidate will also share a deep commitment to the safety and success of America’s troops and diplomats. The Marketing Assistant reports to Spirit of America's Chief Marketing Officer. In order to work for Spirit of America, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Key Responsibilities


  • Project tracking and management – Oversees the management of Smartsheet or other project management tools to ensure that project deadlines are being met and reported in a clear and concise manager.
  • Team communications – Responsible for scheduling MCD team meetings and providing necessary pre-reads and materials.
  • Organization communication – Communicates directly with other department members to ensure that MCD deliverables are being met in timely fashion and that overall communication with other departments is proactive and seamless.
  • CMO support – Directly supports the calendar management and administrative tasks associated with the CMO’s office and their responsibilities.
  • Marketing and Communications projects – Will directly support several projects as marketing assistant, with duties including, written communication, phone calls, internal presentation of updates, and status reports and project management.
  • Misc. organization support – Will be available to support general organizational needs connected in any way with marketing and communications, including team functions, webinars, in-person events, and premium mailings.



  • 2-4 years’ experience in an organization producing marketing and communications materials, ideally in direct support of that function.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience working as an administrative assistant to an executive is preferred
  • Project management experience and an aptitude for working with online project management software.
  • Experience handling a variety of information requests and following up with reporting, write-ups or read-outs on findings and recommendations, including, for example, competitive analyses and potential vendor sourcing.
  • Experience with creative software a plus, for example, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.
  • Experience with analytics tools also a plus, for example, Google Analytics, Facebook, and other tracking sources for measuring performance.
  • A passion for marketing and communications and a real hunger for learning tools and techniques which can help someone grow into a marketing management position in a mission-driven organization.
  • A genuine connection to the Spirit of America mission, including our history and the work we do day in and day out.


Salary and benefits
Spirit of America offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. ($40-$55K BOE)

Spirit of America is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Spirit of America

Spirit of America is a nonprofit citizen service organization founded in response to the attacks of 9/11. Our mission is to engage citizens in preserving the promise of a free and better life. We do this by working alongside troops and diplomats to support their safety and success, promoting values shared by Americans and our allies, strengthening relationships with allies, friends, and partners, and demonstrating that the United States is a friend to all who seek a better life. We are officially approved by Congress and the Department of Defense to work alongside deployed US troops and provide private assistance in support of their missions.

Spirit of America helps our troops and diplomats build trust and goodwill, prevent conflict, and strengthen America’s security. Our work saves and improves lives. In the world’s toughest places, people experience the best of who Americans are and what we stand for.

Spirit of America offers a competitive salary and compensation package. The position is in Arlington, Virginia. To work at Spirit of America, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Spirit of America is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics) or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.

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