Assistant Manager, Community Partnerships & Marketing - The Ad Council - She Runs It

Assistant Manager, Community Partnerships & Marketing – The Ad Council

By She Runs It

Assistant Manager, Community Partnerships & Marketing

Company: The Ad Council
Location: New York, NY

Who we are:

The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge at scale. We are a national non-profit organization, bringing together the brightest minds in the marketing, media, advertising and tech industries to inspire change around the most critical social issues facing our country. We produce and activate communications campaigns that drive awareness and behavior change, creating a lasting impact on American life. We are behind the iconic social good communications programs featuring Smokey Bear, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk” and “Love Has No Labels.” Our unprecedented efforts around COVID-19 now include the largest communications initiative in U.S. history, “It’s Up To You,” which educates Americans about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Beginning in late 2022, the Ad Council will be launching a groundbreaking Mental Health Initiative to holistically address the growing mental health crisis across numerous American populations. The initiative will be comprised of deep research and insights, a massive coalition of public and private partners, and an integrated communications campaign (media, social, digital, employer resources, etc).

Job Summary

Within the Ad Council’s Mental Health Initiative, the Assistant Manager, Community Partnerships & Marketing will support the team leading relationships with outside partners, community organizations, and trusted messengers to reach key community audiences. Reporting to the Ground Game Lead and Ground Game Director, you will work collaboratively on a cross-functional team to support the development and execution of community-based partnerships, activations, and events around the issue of mental health. In first year of the initiative, there will be an emphasis on reaching Black audiences, Hispanic audiences, and faith communities.

In this role, you will support a multi-pronged effort to reach audiences through partnerships, trusted messengers, faith leaders, national and local events, community activations, and other channels.  This fast-paced position is perfect for someone who has strong written and oral communication skills, is hoping to develop project management experience, has an appetite for reaching key communities with critical mental health messaging, and is passionate about social change. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, to help create this groundbreaking effort.

This is a contract employee role. This means that, while the position is at all times one of “at will employment”, the Ad Council anticipates at present that the employment length would be approximately 6 months with the possibility to extend the contract. The compensation for this position is $4,500-5,500 monthly, paid semi-monthly. Contract employees will be eligible to participate in limited benefits and paid time off. We are also open to this role being a fully remote position.


What you’ll do:

  • Support relationships with agency and partners to reach key audiences around the topic of mental health.
  • Lead the curation and coordination of resources in the online toolkits for partners, in collaboration with the Ad Council’s digital team.
  • Review social assets and copy for events and promotions, in collaboration with Ad Council’s social media team.
  • Develop and maintain internal resources to track and communicate about the project – including calendars, project timelines, KPI trackers, internal folders, and PowerPoint slides.
  • Conduct landscape reviews and desk research around partnerships and trusted messengers in the mental health space.
  • Support key presentations and meetings with external agencies and partners, including scheduling and meeting notes as needed.


What you bring:

  • 1+ year of experience working on marketing and/or community-based efforts, with an emphasis on reaching multicultural audiences.
  • Very strong organization and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; fluency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Strong PowerPoint, Excel, and Word skills.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative approach.
  • Experience working with community-based organizations and/or community events is a plus.
  • Passion for having an impact in the mental health space; experience working on the topic of mental health is a plus.


What we’re committed to:

At the Ad Council, we value and celebrate the unique characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity is the foundation of our work and allows us to reimagine how we reach our audiences. It is not simply our belief, but our duty, to cultivate a team that is representative of the American people. Only then can we drive true, measurable, and life-changing impact on the most important issues facing our country today.

The Ad Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

The Ad Council invites all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below.

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