Marketing & Communications Assistant

Affiance Financial - Saint Louis Park, MN (30+ days ago)


Summary Description & Primary Role

The ideal Marketing and Communications Assistant is a team player, willing to learn, teach, and collaborate. The Marketing and Communications Assistant works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to support and implement the marketing and communications efforts of Affiance Financial and its advisors. The ideal Marketing and Communications Assistant is self-motivated, organized, and a good communicator. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, all print and digital, internal and external communications, advertising, branding, and event planning.

Essential Responsibilities

General:

  • Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop the firm’s overall marketing strategy.
  • Help maintain the firm’s website including updating pages and posting blog articles and event information.
  • Manage and implement the firm’s social media strategy.
  • Help implement the firm’s client communications including newsletters, emails, and event invitations.
  • Help design the firm’s internal and external communications including brochures, handouts, advertisements, and event invitations.
  • Help write and edit the firm’s internal and external communications.
  • Maintain an inventory of branded giveaways.
  • Track, record, and communicate project status updates with the Director of Marketing and Communications.
  • Perform all necessary compliance activities including obtaining proper approval for all marketing and communications materials and maintaining digital and physical copies of all approved materials.
  • Help plan staff and client events including, but not limited to, educational seminars, business development events, and appreciation events.

Advisor Support:

  • Maintain an inventory of branded stationery.
  • Send out gifts and cards to clients as requested.
  • Support the advisors with networking activities as needed.
  • Support the firm's community engagement activities as needed.

Qualifications Required

To perform this job satisfactorily, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility as described. The qualifications and requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, or a similar field.
  • One to three years professional marketing and/or communications experience preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Familiar with Website platforms, such as Wordpress, and Social Media, such as Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Self-directed and confident.
  • Accommodating and collaborative team player.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Proactive.
  • Team player.
  • Positive attitude.

Certification, License and Registration:

  • Valid driver’s license.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary-based structure commensurate with experience
  • Firm-sponsored medical, dental, disability and life insurance, with annual employer contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) Profit-Sharing Plan with a generous employer contribution
  • Paid holidays and personal days, in addition to an optional Summer Hours program
  • Reimbursements for continuing education and other pertinent higher-education programs
  • Matching gift program. We're committed to giving back to our community for worthy causes.
  • Business casual work environment
  • Complimentary investment management and financial planning services
  • Company gatherings and events

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

The position is situated in a professional office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and listen. The employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, reach and use hands in an articulate manner. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The position does not require an individual to regularly lift items over 25 lbs.

Disclosures

This job description does not list all the duties of this position. The Marketing and Communications Specialist will be asked by leadership to perform other duties. This individual will be evaluated, in part, based on his or her performance of the responsibilities listed in this job description. Leadership has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment, and either the employee or Affiance may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Marketing: 3 years (Required)