Marketing Specialist

US-MN-Center City
Full Time
Mon - Fri
Hours of Work
8am - 4pm


The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the world's leading organization singularly dedicated to combating addiction to alcohol and drugs with a full continuum of services.


Over the course of a year, we:

  • Serve over 15,000 patients annually through treatment centers in Minnesota, California, Illinois, Oregon, New York, and Florida
  • Educate over 600 professionals through our accredited Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Professionals in Residence program and Summer Institute for Medical Students.
  • Provide publishing books and materials for over 32,000 publishing customers
  • Provide prevention services to over 50,000 students across the United States and the world

One of our key strategic objectives is people - our employees are essential in the process of propelling our organization forward to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Are you ready to excel in these challenges and opportunities? Do you possess the qualities below? Join Our Team!


What are we looking for?

  • Individuals with a Client, Customer, and/or Stakeholder Focus 
  • Results-oriented attitude
  • Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
  • Courage and Commitment
  • Adaptability and Learning Agility

What do we offer?

  • Competitive Benefits (health, dental, vision, etc)
  • Paid Time-Off
  • Training Opportunities
  • Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


The Marketing Specialist will work with the Executive Director of Marketing, and Business Unit Leaders to develop and implement tactical marketing plan. The Marketing Specialist will manage, develop and implement marketing programs for the assigned business segments and will analyze marketing results against the program expectations, making recommendations for future improvements. Assigned business units include Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Recovery Management/Alumni, Butler Center for Research, Medical and Professional Education.


  • Develop, implement, and manage marketing plan and programs for the assigned business unit.
  • Work with consumers, marketing research, sales, and new business development staff to create and implement an overall marketing plan supporting business plans provided by the assigned business unit.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to identify specific ways that products and services can be used and improved to provide a competitive advantage in defined segments.
  • Manage existing business unit marketing programs, including building relationships with key customers and developing a comprehensive understanding of the business unit’s brand and commitments.
  • Identify and implement business development activities to grow revenue and customer base for the business unit.
  • Work with PR and advertising personnel to develop marketing and communication programs that convey the benefits of product in the language of each target segment.
  • Analyze marketing results against marketing program expectations.
  • Coordinate marketing strategies with key HBFF staff to develop marketing communication efforts that are cross divisional in nature and maximize exposure to HBFF’s key marketing messages.


  • Act as brand champions in supporting consistent delivery of HBFF and HBFGSAS images and messages and effectively applying those in support of regional and audience-specific needs of SBUs.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, communications or related field
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in marketing/communications
  • Ability to plan marketing programs; and organize, implement, and control marketing efforts.
  • Experience with promotional tools across all media including digital advertising,  print publications , direct mail and sales promotion.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with management and internal experts to build relationships and achieve consensus under pressure.
  • Experience in web strategy and social marketing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Health care marketing experience
  • Higher education marketing experience
  • Knowledge of chemical dependency



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