About the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1990 as the Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) is the leading Hispanic business organization in the Midwest and one of the largest, most active, and most respected Hispanic chambers of commerce in the country. IHCC works with business owners, providing strategic services designed to help those businesses grow. We do this because we believe in the power of entrepreneurship. Our work helps individuals succeed in business – helping strengthen communities, creating jobs, and building wealth in the process. IHCC is committed to inclusion and diversity. IHCC staff is a team of committed individuals that believe in our work. Our team is community-minded, highly collaborative, and fun.

IHCC requires full vaccination against COVID-19. IHCC offers a hybrid working model of 1 day a week working from home, and 4 in the office. IHCC offers a full package of benefits including 401K, paid vacation, life insurance, health insurance, among other benefits.

Marketing and Communications Assistant Job Description

The marketing and communications assistant is responsible for assisting with developing and implementing the IHCC’s marketing and communications plan. This professional will assist with the strategy of all communications, including social media, website content, media outreach, and other communication materials, to articulate IHCC’s mission. The individual must maintain a strong understanding of current marketing/communication practices and technology, have excellent written and editing skills in both English and Spanish, be highly organized, take initiative, and have knowledge of graphic design. The marketing and communications coordinator will report directly to the Marketing and Communications Manager.

Responsibilities

● Assist the Marketing and Communications Manager with tasks as needed.
● Implement compelling messages across several mediums, including IHCC’s website, blogging, and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, and X).
● Edit all types of content as needed for different mediums.
● Help develop and implement marketing strategies to build brand awareness for
IHCC, its programs, events, and initiatives.
● Coordinate strong, consistent, and solid creative design content for all mediums.
● Assist with designing and producing marketing collaterals, including brochures, flyers, and promotional materials.
● Work with team members in developing communication materials for events, campaigns, etc.
● Assist with media outreach, particularly in the Chicago area, as needed.
● Perform administrative tasks as needed.

Requirements and qualifications

● Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, graphic design, advertising, public relations, or related field.
● Must be fully bilingual in Spanish (intermediate) and English (advanced).
● At least one year of experience in marketing, communications, or a related field.
● Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and efficient management of
multiple tasks.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
● Familiarity with Canva and Google Suite. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are a plus.
● High level of proficiency in MS Office Products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
● Self-starter who is comfortable in a close-knit, team-oriented setting.
● Flexibility and eagerness to learn and work on different tasks as needed.
● Must be available to work some nights and weekends for IHCC events or as
necessary.

Salary: Starting annual salary of $55K.

Must have a valid driver’s license and be authorized to work in the U.S.

Please send your resume to Marketing Manager Edgar Estrada at edgar@ihccbusiness.net.

 

Job Category: Communications Marketing
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chicago

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