Marketing Specialist | National Catholic Educational Association

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Leesburg, Virginia, EDUCATION: 4-year degree in marketing, advertising, communications, related field, or equivalent experience 
EXPERIENCE: 3+ years in a marketing position Experience and familiarity in the Catholic education landscape are strongly preferred

Assist in the planning and execution of marketing programs and projects by managing the day-to-day development of work and ensuring marketing programs are completed on time, on budget, and in line with set goals 
Assist in the day-to-day execution of effective marketing projects and campaigns in collaboration with Corporate Partners 
Oversee external social media specialist, managing strategy, content, planning, and calendar
Prepare project briefs and plans to assist in the development of marketing initiatives
Schedule and attend team and/or stakeholder meetings as determined appropriate by the Director of Marketing and Corporate Sales or other leaders 
Prepare and distribute meeting agendas and notes, track meeting takeaways
Keep internal and external marketing calendars up to date 
Work with the revenue team and/or external vendors to execute on delivery of marketing obligations 
Continually assess brand and logo usage by outside stakeholders 
Provide market research, forecasts, competitive analyses, campaign results, and consumer trends
Assist in underwriting and advertising sales for Conference, planning and executing on event deliverables by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements, and establishing contacts
Assist executive team with presentation preparation as needed
Act as the primary point of contact with production and other external vendors for estimating and production of work orders
Support sales of advertising space on several marketing channels 
Maintain a directory and inventory of sales support materials, ensuring all resources are current and accurate, and coordinate the creation of new materials as needed







Takes full responsibility for results.   Demonstrates creative and critical thinking skills.  Strong business analytics, relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem-solving and change management skills.  Time management and multitasking skills with the ability to prioritize tasks while managing several projects.  Self-motivated and action-driven with the ability to work independently to execute and follow-through. Attention to detail for precise analysis of data. Work successfully in a rapidly changing environment is necessary.



Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to clearly present recommendations and ideas as well as summarize complex issues.  Shares the information people need to know to be successful. Informs others on a timely basis. Demonstrates very effective listening, questioning and interpersonal skills.


Integrity & Trust

Professional and positive approach, self-motivated, team player, dynamic, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Builds collaborative relationships with NCEA staff and stakeholders.  Is trusted by others. Perform a wide variety of tasks where a wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.


Interpersonal Skills

Maintains confidentiality. Exercises a high degree of tact and diplomacy. Strong ability to negotiate and remain calm


Position Skills

Knowledge of traditional and digital marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing.  Knowledge of multi-channel marketing strategies. Proficient in Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Teams, and Google


The National Catholic Educational Association will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law. In Virginia, the following are a protected class: disability.
As a Catholic organization (recognized by the USCCB) the NCEA reserves the right to hire those of the Catholic faith in positions where practice and knowledge of the Catholic faith are necessary for the work required in the position. Further, NCEA retains the ability to hire employees whose lifestyle upholds the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.