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Talent Programs Manager


Association of National Advertisers (ANA)

Talent Programs Manager position open at the ANA Educational Foundation (AEF).

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About the ANA

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) drives growth for the individual, the brand (business), the industry and humanity. It advances the interests of marketers and promotes and protects the well-being of the marketing community. Founded in 1910, the ANA provides leadership that advances marketing excellence and shapes the future of the industry. The ANA’s membership includes more than20,000 brands that engage more than 50,000 industry professionals that collectively spend or support more than $400 billion in marketing and advertising annually. The membership is comprised of client-side marketers and marketing solutions providers, which include leading brands, marketing data science and technology suppliers, ad agencies, law firms, consultants, and vendors. Further enriching the ecosystem is the work of the nonprofit ANA Educational Foundation (AEF), which has the mission of enhancing the understanding of advertising and marketing within the academic and marketing communities.

The ANA Educational Foundation (AEF) is the bridge that connects the advertising, marketing, and academic communities. Together, we educate and inspire the next generation of talent while advancing the understanding of marketing and advertising in society.  As the engine that drives the Talent and Marketing Organization priority from the ANA’s Growth Agenda, the ANA Educational Foundation programs have diversity at their core. Many of our programs focus specifically on driving full equity and inclusion in our industry for current and future marketing and advertising leaders. We bring direct industry access to colleges and universities nationwide, including historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and diverse-rich schools.


New York City (hybrid)

Position Summary 

The ANA Educational Foundation (AEF) is seeking a Manager, Talent Programs to help realize our mission of connecting the advertising, marketing, and academic communities to educate and inspire the next generation of talent. Reporting to the Program Lead, Talent Development, the Manager’s main responsibility is to help drive impact of critical AEF talent programs: the Campus Speakers Program, the Masters on Campus Speakers Program, and the Marketing and Advertising Education (MADE) Internship Program. The Manager, Talent Programs will also be responsible for helping to maintain the AEF’s CRM database.


·   Campus Speakers Program: help ensure flawless execution of a program designed to bring industry speakers into the classroom, which includes:

o Tracking professor requests –monitor incoming professor requests and work with Program Lead to assign each one to appropriate AEF team member

o Speaker identification - match professor interest with speaker capability and manage logistics to ensure a successful visit

o Measurement and optimization –survey visit quality and track key satisfaction metrics over time of professors, students, and the industry participant

·   Masters on Campus Speakers Program: support the launch of a new AEF program designed to bring the senior-most industry leaders into the classroom, which includes:

o Project management – manage the progress of active engagements with professors and industry executives, and work with Program Lead to track and complete next steps

o Production liaison – work with production agency on the creation of digital video series capturing pre-recorded talks and live Q&A sessions

·   MADE: support the Program Lead and Senior Program Manager on the MADE Internship Program, MADE Mentorship Program, and MADE Online, which includes:

o MADE Internship Program: evaluating application materials and answering applicant questions, as needed

o MADE Mentorship Program: coordinating mentor/mentee matching and supporting a positive experience for all participants

o MADE Online: programming speakers for virtual Web Series, coordinating career coaching, and/or managing Certified ANA Marketing Student (CAMS) sign-ups

·   CRM database: updating and maintaining database to reflect stakeholder participation in all talent programs


  • Bachelor's     degree plus 2+ years of experience.  Agency, client-side, or other     relevant marketing experience a plus
  • Passion     for the ANA Educational Foundation’s mission and for fostering marketing     and advertising talent, particularly among those with diverse backgrounds
  • Highly     organized, detailed, accurate with very effective time management skills     and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong     written and verbal communication skills
  • Must     be proactive and flexible, a “roll up your sleeves and get it done” team     player able to work in a fluid environment with changing priorities

Our competitive total rewards package includes the following benefits, incentives, and perks:

Comprehensive health and wellness benefits, 401k with company match, hybrid workweek and flexible scheduling options, generous paid time off program, casual dress code, incentives, and rewards. 

To Apply:

If your skills, experience, and enthusiasm align with the requirements and responsibilities of this position, please forward your resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to Note: only applicants who include salary requirements will be considered.

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