Marketing Specialist

Marketing · durham, North Carolina
Department Marketing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $50,000+ DOE


Veterans and service members are at 50% higher risk of suicide than their peers who haven’t served. Since 2001, 114,000+ veterans have died by suicide. Without change, by 2030, 60,000 more lives will be lost. The problem is clear: The systems in place aren’t working; the status quo is no longer acceptable.  

We’re not your typical nonprofit. We’re the only national, veteran-founded-and-led nonprofit focused solely on military suicide prevention. We use data insights, best-in-class technology, commercial marketing best practices and evidence-based services to find and serve veterans at acute risk for suicide. 

What started as three veterans answering a toll-free number in 2010 has grown into an innovative, agile, and data-driven tone-setter that’s leading change, building community and, most importantly, saving lives. Our vision is a nation where veterans and service members have no greater risk for suicide than any other American; our line in the sand is to reduce the military suicide rate by 40% by 2030, saving 2,400+ lives per year. We work tirelessly to make it a reality and we’re growing rapidly (doubling staff, doubling revenue YoY) to meet increased demand and opportunities to save more lives. 

Learn more about our vision, theory of change, and our team by visiting  


Stop Soldier Suicide is looking for a Marketing Specialist who wants to go beyond “helping veterans”. We want someone who steps up every day to fuel the life-saving work we do with American veterans and service members.

To accomplish the mission, it’s vital that we have an exceptional team. Mediocrity isn’t an option. Our headquarters is located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, but our focus is finding the right teammates to make our goal a reality. We’re open to remote work for candidates outside our geographic area, provided you are flexible in accommodating various time zone differences (EST or CST preferred). 

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Marketing Specialist is responsible for internal and external execution of a multi-touch marketing effort built on a digital-first approach to lead generation for corporate/major gift accounts and recurring revenue via our monthly giving program, The Battalion. Successful candidates will model Stop Soldier Suicide’s True North competencies: Impact, Judgement, Innovation, Courage, Agility, and Inclusion.  


The Marketing Specialist shares our passion for saving the lives of veterans, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and will be entrusted with the following key responsibilities:

  • Serve as the marketing subject-matter-expert to help drive key revenue products, including The Battalion, corporate partnerships, and major gifts. 
  • Consult with product leaders to determine marketing tactics (including content marketing, lead generation, landing page design, email marketing, and the like) best suited to achieve revenue goals.
  • Create hypotheses, build tests, and measure results.
  • Work hands-on to execute marketing tactics such as copywriting, building email templates, building sales funnels, and creating sales enablement assets. 
  • Collaborate with Digital Advertising Manager and agencies on ad strategies, tactics and optimization
  • Collaborate with agencies to ensure on-point execution of established tasks, and own internal action items as needed to further agency performance.
  • Monitor performance of social, email, and ad content and make recommendations for optimization opportunities.
  • Contribute to SSS email marketing through copywriting, template design and database management.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and continued development of the SSS website through copywriting and CMS management.
  • Monitor marketing and fundraising trends, competitor presence and real-time content opportunities to optimize organizational visibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


We’re looking for individuals who are committed to the mission, vision, and values of Stop Soldier Suicide. In addition, the Marketing Specialist should possess the following key attributes: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field 
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years professional marketing experience, with a strong preference for a digital marketing background
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of ownership, attention to detail, ability to multitask, ability to meet deadlines, and ability to communicate effectively both up and across the organization.
  • Knowledge of marketing/communications best practices and demonstrated ability to effectively engage with broad and diverse audiences.
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to quickly adopt and master the established brand voice and tone.
  • Proficiency with CRM and CMS programs, including but not limited to Funraise, Salesforce, Pardot and Craft.
  • Mastery of the Google Suite, including but not limited to Gmail, Docs, Sheets and Slides; Analytics, Ads and Data Studio experience a plus.
  • Experience with Facebook and Google Ads (preferred).
  • Basic proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud programs.
  • Proficiency in tracking, measuring and analyzing applicable KPIs.
  • Thrive in a rapidly evolving environment that values innovation more than playing it safe
  • Have the flexible mindset and commensurate energy that enable agile, creative thinking
  • Are unafraid to take smart risks, and even to fail if it makes them better
  • Embrace a high standard of performance and welcome challenges
  • Have the drive to exceed documented performance goals, rather than settling for simply meeting them
  • Are confident enough to check their ego at the door and do what it takes to save lives
  • Military background/experience/connection preferred


This individual is responsible for meeting the following Objectives and Key Results during the first 90 days:

  • Perform situational assessments of the revenue-related landscapes in which SSS resides, and operationalize insights to drive both revenue and market share growth.
  • Create and maintain a backlog of revenue-focused marketing hypotheses to drive strategic revenue growth.
  • Prioritize key channels for testing and execute at least one test per channel.


Impact: Consistently delivers quality results; demonstrates a passion for winning, strong work ethic, a bias for action and commitment to achieving life-saving work with integrity, honesty, and in accordance with our values.

Judgment: Makes data-based decisions with decisiveness, balancing short-term and long-term considerations and ensuring decisions advance the SSS mission.

Innovation: Identifies and champions new ideas, continuous improvements, and transformative solutions that enable us to better achieve our mission of serving service members and veterans.

Courage: Communicates with candor and transparency and demonstrates the confidence to make tough decisions, take smart risks, and question actions that are inconsistent with our values. 

Agility: Continuously learns and adapts to obstacles, setbacks or uncertainty with tenacity and resolve; embraces change and challenges as opportunities to learn new skills and grow.

Inclusion: Win as one by demonstrating unwavering respect for teammates, freely sharing information, collaborating with and supporting your colleagues, and leveraging differences that make us stronger. 


The majority of the work required is performed in an office environment (a blend of virtual and office in light of COVID-19) with the flexibility to be fully remote. The team member must be able to effectively maneuver within the office area and perform essential functions necessary to perform the job duties and meet the OKRs described above. 


This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Stop Soldier Suicide offers a benefits package for full-time teammates that includes personal time off, parental leave, military leave (as applicable), medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability benefit, Employee Assistance Program, and a matching retirement plan.  


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. A recruiter will be in touch to discuss next steps.  

Stop Soldier Suicide is committed to nondiscriminatory employment practices that are fully compliant with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, including making reasonable accommodations for its disabled employees as set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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  • Location
    durham, North Carolina
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $50,000+ DOE