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Marketing Associate

Marketing and Communications

The Tax Foundation seeks a Marketing Associate to join our Marketing and Communications team and assist with outreach to policymakers, the media, and the general public.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include translating our tax policy research and analysis into compelling copy for emails, social media, the website, and media pitches, as well as supporting the development, deployment, and tracking of various marketing campaigns and initiatives.

The successful candidate will be an excellent written and verbal communicator and will employ a collaborative and creative mindset. The right candidate must be aligned with the Tax Foundation mission of leading the tax reform debate toward smarter, simpler policies.

The Marketing Associate will report to our Marketing Manager. A remote working arrangement may be considered for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Draft social media posts for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, monitor each social network, and help develop creative ways to engage and add followers
  • Draft and distribute email marketing campaigns to over 50,000 Tax Foundation subscribers, legislators, and members of the media, perform regular list cleaning and updates, and develop creative ways to add subscribers
  • Help implement, optimize, and report on paid social media and PPC advertising campaigns
  • Upload new website content in a timely manner, assist with search engine optimization, and help develop creative ideas for increasing website traffic and engagement
  • Track key marketing metrics, derive actionable insights, and produce routine reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist with media tracking, list building, and outreach and help expand state and international media strategies
  • Format custom charts and graphics for use in digital and print publications

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and convincing way for a wide range of audiences
  • Good knowledge of marketing and communications best practices, tools, and trends
  • Ability to work independently, with a team, and under pressure
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, email marketing platforms like MailChimp, digital ad platforms, Google Analytics, WordPress, and HTML/CSS preferred

Why Work at Tax Foundation?

At the Tax Foundation you can educate the public, elevate public discourse, and improve public policy, all while working at one of the most effective think tanks in the country. Salary range is $50,000 to $60,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage with employer contributions, a 401(k) retirement plan with 100% match on first 5%, and we cover 100% of the premiums for dental and vision coverage and life/AD&D/LTD insurance. We offer 12 paid holidays and 15 vacation days per year and generous sick leave, plus our office is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. We also offer casual and early-release Fridays as well as a work-from-home option on Mondays and Fridays for employees in the D.C. headquarters area.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter, which should detail your interest in this position/Tax Foundation’s work and your salary requirements
  • Résumé

Submit cover letter and résumé at the link below. The position is open until filled. The Tax Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/D/V


Corporate Relations and Events Associate

Development

The Tax Foundation seeks a hard-working, detail-oriented individual to serve as a Corporate Relations & Events Associate. We are looking for a self-starter who has an interest in working in the nonprofit world, believes strongly in the Tax Foundation mission, and has the drive, attention to detail, and skill set to help with events and corporate fundraising.

The successful candidate will be responsible for completing high-profile annual projects and events, managing many of the day-to-day administrative tasks with the Director of Corporate Relations, will work with the Director of Corporate Relations to identify new fundraising initiatives for the Tax Foundation, and have a proven track record managing event and travel logistics.

This role will be executed from Tax Foundation headquarters in Washington, DC.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Corporate Communications:

    • Coordinate with marketing/policy teams and the Director of Corporate Relations regarding upcoming publications relevant to the corporate community and prepare email distribution

    • Draft invite emails and manage RSVPs for all corporate events

    • Ensure gift receipts, thank-you notes/certificates are written and emailed

  • List Management & Research:

    • Manage and own corporate donor/prospect contact lists, including all Annual Dinner sponsor/prospect information

    • Actively update lists as people change jobs/roles/titles within companies/organizations

  • Salesforce:

    • Manage all changes and updates to Salesforce as it pertains to corporate gifts

  • Invoicing:

    • Prepare invoices as requested by donors/prospects/Annual Dinner sponsors

  • Events:

    • Manage logistics for quarterly Corporate Advisory Panel Calls and Working Group Calls

    • Manage and oversee Tax Prom Event Planning including sponsorship benefits fulfillment, contractor coordination for event logistics and coordination with Government Affairs to invite relevant Hill staff

    • Manage and oversee event planning for annual donor retreat as needed

    • Manage and oversee other organization events, including in-office staff events, hosted events with network allies, catered meetings, Hill briefings, and webinars

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in the nonprofit fundraising, event planning, and/or marketing field

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and good judgment

  • Solution-oriented with the ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple deadlines simultaneously

  • Able to work independently on projects, from conception to completion; to work under pressure; to handle confidential matters with discretion; and to interface well with all departments of the organization and represent Tax Foundation in a highly professional manner

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Familiarity with Salesforce and MailChimp

  • Ability to travel up to approximately 15%

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing interest in the position, the mission of Tax Foundation and how relevant experience lines up with the role

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.

Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Director of Network Engagement of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: katy@talentmarket.org.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.


Who We Are

We’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank founded in 1937 and located steps from the White House in Washington, D.C. We regularly work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to help fix problems in national and state tax codes and by focusing on effective policies instead of politics, we have curated a reputation as one of the most effective policy think tanks in the nation.

What We Do

We use our research and analysis to bring tax changes to the national spotlight, foster competition among the states, and advise policymakers on how to improve their tax systems.

Our work is cited in over 20,000 news articles each year, including the largest national outlets and the papers of record in all fifty states. We produce over 70 major publications every year and our website is viewed over 1.5 million per month.

What We Offer

Health Benefits

The Tax Foundation offers HSA-based health coverage (we cover an amount equivalent to three-quarters of the silver-level premium and deposit the amount of the deductible into the HSA), dental and vision coverage, and life/AD&D/LTD insurance.

Time Off

We understand that life is more than work. That’s why we take off 12 holidays per year, offer 15 vacation days per year, offer sick leave, and encourage leaving the office early on Fridays.

401(k)

The Tax Foundation offers a 401(k) retirement plan, with a 100% match on your first 5% of contributions.

The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V.


Internship Program

We offer a unique internship program designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to tax policy principles, and apply them in assessing and advancing public policy. Working directly with our staff in various areas of tax policy, interns gain valuable professional experience and learn about all aspects of our operation.

Note that we are no longer accepting applications for our 2021 summer internship program. Check back soon for details about how to apply for our summer 2022 program.