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Marketing Manager

Charlemagne Institute is an educational, nonprofit organization leading a cultural movement to defend and advance Western Civilization. Through published content, mentoring, and events for a national audience, Charlemagne Institute promotes a renewal of American culture based on the best ideas of the West’s intellectual tradition.

Charlemagne is seeking a talented marketing manager to lead the development of the institute’s value chain in reaching a wider audience. The manager will collaborate with staff to expand existing audiences on Intellectual Takeout and Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, wherein we publish content on a variety of topics from metaphysics to daily life, family, and politics. The manager will work to increase engagement among readers by integrating our marketing efforts with various communications channels—from circulation of a monthly magazine to daily web content, videos, email marketing, direct mailings, and more.

Preferred candidates for this position will be experienced marketing professionals who are passionate about a renewal of American culture. Superb skills in systems building and administration, as well as project management are a must, as is the ability to juggle a large number of near- and long-term objectives.

Responsibilities

Executive Leadership

  • Assist executive leadership in the development of marketing goals, metrics, and reporting mechanisms
  • Liaison with program directors and other staff to unify outreach efforts, set priorities according to strategic goals, and oversee marketing campaigns
  • Support executive leadership by contributing to strategic planning, preparing reports on circulations and marketing, and presenting at staff and board meetings on areas of responsibility

Marketing & Circulation

  • Lead the ongoing integration of organization’s marketing systems and communication channels, including continued roll-out of multi-site website:
    • Primary point-of-contact with external website vendor: enter tickets for tasks and bugs, manage priority queue, and detail new projects
    • Work closely with fundraising and circulation staff for membership promotion
    • Work closely with editorial team for enhancing content management and promotion
  • Supervise marketing staff and relevant vendors to ensure:
    • Growth in organizational memberships, circulation, and overall outreach of Chronicles magazine
    • Quality of membership and reader experience through customer service and timely magazine delivery
    • Ongoing development of membership program, including routine member mailings, distribution of premium (“swag”) benefits, and changes to subscriber database
    • Continued improvements to email marketing infrastructure and processes (deliverability and subscriber growth)
    • Ongoing development of branded materials and branding guidelines
  • Analyze, evaluate, and report on campaign performance against goal metrics

Fundraising

  • Responsive administration of Salesforce for fundraising needs, including installation of new applications and integrations and configuration of fields, roll-ups, and layouts
  • Maintain calendar of donor/member mailings and execute with outside vendor
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Organizational Outcomes

  • Increased brand awareness of Charlemagne Institute and programs among readers and donors
  • Increased revenue through growth in memberships and, possibly, advertising
  • Expanded online reach for Intellectual Takeout, Chronicles, and Charlemagne Institute sites

Qualifications

  • Three years minimum experience in a marketing management position
  • Seven years minimum of professional experience
  • Exceptional knowledge of marketing strategies, concepts, and best practices
  • Detail oriented with solid business acumen, project management, and measurement skills
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills, including strong command of English diction & grammar
  • Able to compile and analyze performance data to develop metrics that support decision-making for resource allocation and subsequent campaigns
  • Proficiency with Salesforce, content management systems, email marketing, and Microsoft Office

Job Requirements

  • Commitment to the greatest values and ideas of the Western intellectual tradition
  • Maintain a strong interpersonal ethic and high level of integrity
  • Contribute to an environment of trust and mutual respect
  • Teachable and proactive in intellectual and professional development
  • Able to work at Charlemagne Institute's headquarters in Bloomington, MN
  • Willing to travel occasionally and holds a valid state driver’s license

Instructions

For consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Devin Foley, CEO, at jobs@charlemagneinstitute.org. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Type: Full-time, FLSA exempt
App Deadline: August 15, 2020
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $60,000 - $80,000, commensurate with experience
Benefits: health, life, and disability insurances; 403(b) retirement with employer match; generous leave


 

Interim Director – The Alcuin Internship

Charlemagne Institute is seeking an Interim Director for the Alcuin Internship, an immersive intellectual and professional training program for a group of elite college students and recent graduates. Hosted by Charlemagne Institute each summer, the Alcuin Internship prepares young minds for lives of service to the values and principles of Western Civilization.

The Interim Director will mentor 7-10 summer interns and plan the program’s educational components and networking initiatives. This position has a varied seasonal schedule designed to accommodate an academic or parish calendar. The successful candidate will serve for 1-2 years, with opportunity to secure longer employment after evaluation.

About the Alcuin Internship

The 10-week internship begins with the five-day Intellectual Bootcamp followed by nine weeks of work and weekly seminars with thought leaders from around the country, discussing topics such as virtue, the history of conservativism, the roots of the Western intellectual tradition, and Christianity’s role in shaping the West. Additionally, the Alcuin Internship provides professional mentorship in writing for a diverse audience, business etiquette, networking and growth opportunities, and practical workplace experience at a national nonprofit. 

Responsibilities

Mentoring & Education

  • Provide personal, in-depth mentoring to program participants in support of their spiritual, intellectual, and professional development
  • Cultivate interns’ writing skills through editorial support and mentorship in communicating with a national audience
  • Drawing on content and faculty from previous years, develop and lead a robust educational program in the history and values of the Western Tradition for the Intellectual Bootcamp and 10-week summer program
  • Facilitate personal development and camaraderie among interns through team-building activities
  • Oversee intern selection process through application screening and personal interviews with candidates

Networking

  • Engage with intern alumni through ongoing mentoring, employer recommendations, and semi-regular organizational events
  • Network with past and prospective speakers to develop itinerary of lectures and events
  • Cultivate professional network among strategic partners and business leaders to support job placement for interns

Program Management:

  • Contribute regular, original content to reach our national audiences at Intellectual Takeout and Chronicles magazine
  • Work with development and communications personnel to evaluate and track program achievement for grant reporting
  • Host educational events and prepare materials and media (with support of administrative staff)
  • Work with organizational leadership to vision and implement expansion of the Alcuin Internship
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Organizational Outcomes

  • The spiritual, intellectual, and professional development of all interns
  • A prolific dissemination of interns’ content, informed by the ideas presented in educational seminars
  • Practical experience gained by all interns in supporting the general operations of Charlemagne Institute
  • Development of the Alcuin Internship into a nationally recognized program for raising up the next generation of young Americans

Job Requirements

  • Commitment to the values and ideas of the Western intellectual tradition
  • Personal mission and calling to mentor young adults
  • Maintain a strong interpersonal ethic and high level of integrity
  • Contribute to an environment of trust and mutual respect
  • Teachable and proactive in intellectual and professional development
  • Basic technological competency and proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Based in Minnesota from June to mid-August during the internship 
  • Willing to travel occasionally and holds a valid state driver’s license

Time Commitment

The position is part-time seasonal, with a full-time commitment during the 10-week summer program.

  • Mid-August to Dec:  5-10 hours per month
  • January to May:  20-30 hours per month
  • June to Mid-August:  Full time

Instructions

For consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Devin Foley, CEO, at jobs@charlemagneinstitute.org. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Type: Full-time, FLSA exempt
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: health, life, and disability insurances; 403(b) retirement with employer match; generous leave
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