Society for Human Resource Management

  • Senior Marketing Specialist - SHRM Foundation

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Job ID 2018-1177
  • Overview

    SHRM Foundation

    The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.

    To learn more and donate visit us at

    The Role:


    The SHRM Foundation seeks a senior marketing specialist to lead its marketing efforts, including supporting specific SHRM Foundation's Strategic Initiatives and Development (Fundraising) departments that support a multi-million dollar operating budget. This position is responsible for building brand awareness that drives the demand for strategic initiatives (programmatic), including products and events, while gaining increased commitment of new and current donors, as well as sponsors.  This position is responsible for the strategic integration of the SHRM Foundation brand with SHRM and its affiliate brands.


    Your Day:

    • Lead the creation and execution of the Foundation’s strategic branding and marketing plans, both short- and long-term.
    • Prepare marketing strategies in collaboration with SHRM Foundation staff.
    • Nurture and enrich brand awareness of the SHRM Foundation to current donors and future prospects.
    • Extend the SHRM Foundation brand by building awareness and catching the attention of media, CEOs and progressive leaders of Fortune 100 organizations.
    • Analyze market trends and recommend changes to marketing and development strategies based on data as well as gather and analyze customer insight.
    • Design, manage, and execute the overall marketing campaign tactics to include, but not limited to: messaging, collateral design production; print and digital advertising; press releases; lead generation; and e-mail marketing. 
    • Coordinate and enhance joint marketing efforts across SHRM and SHRM affiliates.
    • Manage and execute web content strategy.
    • Build and execute social media strategy, engage constituents.
    • Deepen relationships with media to ensure the most effective messaging and positioning of the Foundation.
    • Work with SHRM Foundation Strategic Initiative and Development Directors on content generation and production across all media platforms.
    • Strengthen the connection between the SHRM Foundation’s work and current/ potential donors and sponsors.    


    Must Haves:

    • Bachelors degree in Marketing or Communications.
    • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in branding and marketing,experience with a non-profit/foundation a plus.
    • Direct mail and e-mail marketing experience.
    • Experience with marketing e-mail software (SilverPop or similar platform).
    • Experience with social media platforms.
    • Strong working knowledge of general marketing concepts and terminology.
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills; ability to influence and engage a wide range of constituents and build long-term relationships.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to think strategically.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.


    Let us know if you also have:


    • Experience marketing to a business audience.
    • Proficient in Photoshop 
    • Experience with marketing automation software



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

    This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.

    ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.


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