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Associate, Marketing Communications

The Associate, Marketing Communications helps increase participation and engagement for the Illinois Solar for All (ILSFA) program by developing and executing marketing communication plans, maintaining strategic relationships, writing compelling content, testing new strategies, and finding new opportunities to promote programs. This role primarily supports marketing communications for ILSFA, directed by the Illinois Power Agency and administered by Elevate, which aims to deliver the benefits of solar and the clean energy economy to income-eligible and environmental justice communities across Illinois. This role is highly collaborative and requires individuals with strong interpersonal skills.

The Associate, Marketing Communications reports to the Manager, Marketing and works closely with other team leaders as assigned. This position is located in Chicago, Illinois and is currently remote.


  • Work with program teams to develop, implement, and manage effective marketing communications plans that meet organization and client standards.
  • Track and analyze data to evaluate campaign effectiveness against KPIs and provide recommendations for optimizing marketing communications efforts.
  • Maintain strategic relationships with clients, stakeholders, internal program team, and external partners.
  • Coordinate creation and approval of marketing materials such as emails, webpages, videos, and case studies.
  • Manage new campaign requests and communicate campaign objectives, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Provide values-based, mission-driven, strategic communications to support and engage program participants and reach goals.
  • Uphold Elevate’s culture of inclusiveness, curiosity, cooperation, and flexibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field preferred
  • At least one year of experience in marketing communications, corporate communications, government agency communications, or related experience
  • Strong writing and copy-editing skills
  • Knowledge of digital marketing preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Proven ability to manage and move forward multiple project priorities with minimal supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to create ad hoc content when necessary
  • Highly detail-oriented, process-driven, and able to use data to make decisions
  • Demonstrated capability and desire to learn
  • Excellent relationship building, networking, and presentation skills
  • Confidence and ability to work with cross-functional and virtual teams
  • Experience using an email marketing service such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud preferred
  • HTML email design experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Passion for Elevate’s mission

Organization Description

We design and implement programs that reduce costs, protect people and the environment, and ensure the benefits of clean and efficient energy use reach those who need them most.

At Elevate, the greatest asset of our organization is the kind of people we attract. Elevate employees co-create our energetic and collaborative environment, where constant learning and service to others take priority. We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of innovation and we seek dynamic, hardworking team members who are inspired to work with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Every day we make a difference by placing our team, clients, and community partners first. From our mission to our focus on staff wellbeing and career development opportunities, there’s no better place to grow your career than Elevate.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Elevate is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

To Apply

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our candidate portal at Search for “Associate, Marketing Communications” to find the position listing.

Please note that Elevate will only contact candidates via an email address. We will never ask a candidate for payment of any kind as part of the hiring or onboarding process or send payment to any candidate prior to completing the hiring and onboarding process.

No phone calls please.

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