Director of Marketing - 1871

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Digital Marketing · FEATURED FULLTIME


ABOUT 1871:

The story of the Great Fire of 1871 isn’t really about the fire. It’s about what happened next: a remarkable moment when Chicago’s most brilliant engineers, architects and inventors came together to build a new city. Their innovations – born of passion and practical ingenuity – shaped not just Chicago, but the modern world. Today, Chicago’s brightest founders, entrepreneurs, digital designers, and engineers are developing new technologies, disrupting old business models, and resetting the boundaries of what’s possible.

Our team of dedicated professionals inspire, equip, and support founders to build extraordinary businesses. To make it happen, we need a stellar Director of Marketing.


Well, you may have just found your dream job.

1871 is looking for a passionate Director of Marketing to join our team at one of the world’s leading digital technology hubs. You will advance 1871’s visibility, reputation, and relevance within our Founder community, potential members, partners, the media, and the general public.

This position has three main drivers: leading people, rocking content marketing strategy, and solid communications.

You will head up a team of talented creatives to develop content that creates an impact, cultivates leads, and generates conversions. You’re coming in with connections to Chicago media and a hefty knowledge of our town’s tech scene. This role will be heavily concentrated on digital content marketing, but just the same, you’ll have to feel as comfortable designing old school print-and-starch posters.

Paramount to success? Be versatile and comfortable with change and the unknown.





1871 offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, 401k, PTO, opportunities to participate in workshops and events and more!


1871/CEC is an equal employment opportunity employer with a strong focus on crafting an inclusive and diverse environment. We encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position.

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