Marketing Manager Job Opening

Position Title:                        Marketing Manager

Responsible To:                     Executive Director

Position/Location:                Full Time - Springfield, Illinois

Primary Responsibility:       Primarily responsible for all programs designed to foster pork consumption and pork production, overall image/education enhancement.

Application Deadline:          March 2, 2020



1.         Leads efforts and programs designed to foster pork consumption and pork production, overall image/education enhancement, including international and domestic marketing


2.         Develops and prepares promotional/consumer education materials, annual budgets and grant proposals


3.         Assists in updating the association website.


4.         Coordinates promotional/image enhancement activities with the marketing committee and county organizations


5.         Oversees all statewide partnerships including Chicago and statewide based programs.


6.         Works cooperatively with National Pork Board on the development and implementation of demand enhancement activities

7.        Oversees the Pork Power program and donation requests for community projects

8.        Creates promotional/communications materials and designs of brochures and ads


9.         Assists in the operation of the Illinois State Fair Pork Patio


10.       Assists in the planning and implementation of the Illinois Pork Expo


11.       Maintains good relations with the agriculture community


12.       Performs other duties as assigned by Executive Director     



College degree with experience in marketing/communications. Evidence of effective communication skills and the ability to relate with the ag industry, media, staff and the public. Experience in developing programs and services that will meet the needs of our producers and members. A working knowledge of current marketing strategies. Graphic design and social media experience preferred. Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat. Some travel required.


Application Requirements:

Please submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three references to:  Jennifer Tirey - Executive Director at


Application Deadline: March 2, 2020


Questions: Jennifer Tirey or (217) 529-3100