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Vice President of Marketing

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GiGi's Playhouse
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Hoffman Estates, IL
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Published 19 days ago

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Founded in 2003, GiGi's Playhouse Inc.’s mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and send a global message of acceptance for all. It does so through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. GiGi’s Playhouse provides free life-changing therapeutic, educational, and career training programs for 30,000 individuals of all ages. Each program is designed to work on specific skill development, including speech and language, literacy, socialization, and fine and gross motor skills. GiGi’s Playhouse currently has over 50 brick and mortar locations across North America and Mexico and is growing by several locations annually. GiGi’s Playhouse is the only network of Down syndrome achievement centers.

The position of Vice President of Marketing is newly created to build awareness, enable GiGi’s Playhouse to reach more individuals, and drive participation, while advancing the mission. GiGi's Playhouse is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is solely funded by donations. Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, GiGi’s Playhouse has a budget of $15M and a staff nationally of 120 employees and 12,000 volunteers. 

 

THE POSITION

The Vice President of Marketing will be responsible for the strategy and overall direction for national marketing and PR initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for the corporate and persona branding of the organization including GiGi’s Playhouse, its founder Nancy Gianni, and its namesake, GiGi. The goals of this new position are to grow the impact and reach of the GiGi’s Playhouse brand at the national level; increase the brand awareness inside and outside the Down syndrome community; and extend the message of global acceptance for all. 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

o  Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.

o  Ten years minimum experience and track record of success in a senior marketing position including marketing strategy and planning

o  Demonstrated success managing social media on all platforms and creation of a digital corporate footprint

o  Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills with the ability to convey complex ideas in a simple and succinct manner

o  Proven track record in Media and PR; Corporate brand and persona branding

o  Success in developing and managing a marketing team and collaborative work style

o  Experience in event marketing desired

o  Nonprofit experience in work or volunteer life preferable

o  Ability to travel on occasion

o  Able to work occasional weekends and evenings when required

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Founded in 2003, GiGi's Playhouse Inc.’s mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and send a global message of acceptance for all. It does so through national campaigns, educational programs, and by…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    August 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Location

On-site
Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

How to Apply

This search is being conducted by Tuft & Associates. Those interested in applying should submit a resume and cover letter outlining specific qualifications to: 

Catherine Babjak, cbabjak@tuftassoc.com

Full Position Profile: https://tuftassoc.com/jobs/vice-president-of-marketing/

GiGi’s Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity of all kinds brings to the workplace.

This search is being conducted by Tuft & Associates. Those interested in applying should submit a resume and cover letter outlining specific qualifications to: 

Catherine…

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