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MAR is Hiring: Marketing Specialist Tags: Careers

Interested candidates should submit a RESUME and COVER LETTER to moc.rotlaerslpmnull@sreerac  and put “MAR Marketing Specialist” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

This position leads the creation, implementation and evaluation of events, and the development and management of sponsorship relationships at Minneapolis Area REALTORS® (MAR), the largest local REALTOR® association in Minnesota. The position’s primary focus is to ensure MAR has impactful events that engage its members throughout the year. It also plays a key role in securing and retaining sponsorships which provide an important revenue stream for the association. The position collaborates across departments and committees to implement a range of events from fundraising galas and day-long continuing education conferences to smaller panel presentations and social gatherings. The position also supports the Marketing & Communications Department’s efforts to keep members informed and engaged throughout the life cycle of their membership.

You will be part of a four-member team that creates and implements marketing and communications plans that utilize multiple platforms including website, social media, email newsletters, print collateral, and events, in addition to earned and paid media. The work is highly collaborative with staff across the organization. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Founded in 1887, Minneapolis Area REALTORS® (MAR) serves more than 9,000 real estate professionals in its five-county jurisdiction. Our vision is to ignite professional success and grow vibrant communities. We are a values-driven and learning organization. In alignment with our current strategic plans, we have advanced in our journey for diversity, equity and inclusion, making significant strides in ensuring an inclusive leadership body.

MAR’s staff works closely with the leadership of our Board of Directors and 11 committees to provide members with essential market information, educational resources, a trusted networking community, an effective industry voice and strong leadership for greater professional success. Our local association, along with our state and national counterparts, recognizes that bold action is the path to our ability to live into our vision of being the expert resource and trusted leader in the residential real estate industry. Learn more at www.mplsrealtor.com.

Events (70%)

  • Project and Budget Management: Create and manage event plans and budgets to produce impactful events on time and on budget
  • Collaboration & Partnerships: Work effectively with staff, volunteer leaders and external partners to plan and implement events, conferences, meetings and special projects that reach organizational goals.
  • Implementation: Ensure all aspects of event are implemented as planned, providing on-site oversight of venue logistics and vendors, supporting speakers and other program participants in their roles, and guiding the various event elements to a successful conclusion.
  • Evaluation: Create and implement systematic evaluation of events to inform future plans

Sponsorships (20%)

  • Development: Cultivate new sponsorships including the presentation of customized proposals and the creation of new sponsorship products to reach organizational goals
  • Relationships: Conduct sponsor follow-ups and support, ensuring a satisfactory customer experience and retention
  • Contract and project management: Oversee sponsor contracts and track sponsorship sales with a goal of continual growth and diversification of MAR’s revenue stream

Marketing Support (10%)

  • Strategy, Planning and Management: Assist in the creation, implementation and/or evaluation of marketing and communications plans, calendars, channels (digital and print)), processes and budgets. Follow agile newsroom approach.
  • Branding: Adhere to MAR’s brand strategy and support efforts to ensure brand consistency in the design of its communications channels and marketing materials
  • Create creative outputs: Assist in writing and editing member materials, blogs, news releases, social media posts and other materials.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 3 – 5 years of professional experience in planning and executing events; and developing and managing sponsor relationships
  • 2+ years of experience in marketing, communications or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize for success; deadline oriented
  • Innovative and highly motivated; works well independently as well as collaboratively
  • Able to use technology effectively in a business setting to accomplish work tasks
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PPT, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams)
  • Access to personal transportation reimbursable for mileage within the five-county region we serve: Hennepin, Scott, Carver, Sibley and McLeod Counties

Prefer candidates with experience in:

  • Previous experience in the real estate industry
  • WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, email newsletter platforms, CRM

Traits and abilities that are common among people who would thrive in this environment

  • Has cultural fluency and understands the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry and the workplace
  • Customer-centric mindset
  • Takes a solution-based approach to overcoming challenges and remains resilient
  • Communicates with candor and care

This position is full time on-site at MAR’s office building:  5750 Lincoln Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55436. Limited remote work schedules could be considered for up to 1 day a week to start.

Compensation is $60,000 with a Total Rewards package including medical/dental insurance, PTO, sick leave, paid holidays, long term disability, short term disability and 401(k).

Interested candidates should submit a RESUME and COVER LETTER to moc.rotlaerslpmnull@sreerac  and put “MAR Marketing Specialist” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

Minneapolis Area REALTORS® values a diverse work environment.

People of color and people from other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

MAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.