The Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) unites and empowers a diverse community of remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. Inspired by Pat Tillman, who proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country, family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Over the last 15 years, the Pat Tillman Foundation has supported nearly 700 Tillman Scholars as they’ve furthered their education and increased their professional impact in the world.

The Marketing Coordinator is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Marketing. We seek an energetic, early career marketer seeking to learn about every aspect of marketing and build their skills as they tell the stories of our Tillman Scholar community and our foundation’s mission and values. From marketing operations and data collection to social media management and media relations, this is a generalist role with plenty of opportunity to learn and grow. This role will begin in January 2021. 

We seek a motivated, multi-talented marketer who is interested in working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with wide-ranging responsibilities and opportunities for growth and advancement. This position is based in Chicago. Some routine travel is required.

We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. If you believe you have the skillset to succeed in this role, regardless of industry, we encourage you to apply.

Who You Are 


The ideal candidate will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

  • Curious. You want to learn every part of the marketing ecosystem, develop a broad skillset, aren’t afraid to ask questions and learn from what does and doesn’t work.

  • Storyteller. You want to learn how to create content that motivates connection and action. You understand the power of storytelling in a community and are energized by finding and sharing the service-driven work of others.

  • Driven and adaptable. You’re curious, motivated by success and willing to pivot and wear all the hats. 

  • Collaborative. You find energy in working with others and look forward to partnering within your department or on cross-functional teams to lead and achieve results together. 

  • Inspired and inspirational. You are moved by the selfless sacrifice of our country’s veterans and their families, even if you didn’t serve personally. You love working with people and know how to excite them about the opportunities to engage with the PTF’s work. You love brainstorming to come up with solutions and ideas. 

  • Interested in results and data. You’re curious about how marketing data and interested in learning more about engagement metrics, website analytics and how those tools drive decision making. 

  • Passionate. You care about making a difference in the world, and want to support veterans and military spouses working at an impactful level across sectors including health, law, business, policy, academia, government, and defense. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world.


What You’ll Do 

  • Work with the Director of Marketing and Content Marketing Manager to execute a multichannel marketing strategy that grows brand awareness and donor acquisition, amplifying our mission and the stories of Tillman Scholars to new and existing audiences. 

  • Assist the Content Marketing Manager in creating new content, including social media, blog posts, annual reports, product descriptions, email newsletter copy and more. 

  • Help with marketing operations, updating dashboard to measure social media engagement, website performance and other critical data points and manage campaign tracking to understand how our marketing efforts perform 

  • Lead community management efforts by answering questions and interacting with followers on our social media channels, including but not limited to Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

  • Create social media press kits to help stakeholders share our messages with their own networks

  • Collaborate with the Program team and Development team on communications outreach, including email newsletters or event copy

  • Update web content on PTF website to promote events, fundraising activities, Tillman Scholar news and more.

  • Coordinate with outside vendors, including designers and other content producers, to traffic deliverables and with partners, like agencies or event guests, on scheduling and other details

  • Help staff PTF activities and events, such as Pat’s Run or Tillman Honors, as well as assist the Director of Marketing as needed with related initiatives.

The Pat Tillman Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented applicants.