About the AEF
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.

Location: New York, NY

We have one open position at this time.

Manager, Talent Programs

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 Director, Talent Programs, the Manager’s main responsibility is to help drive impact of critical AEF talent programs: the 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.

MADE: support the Director of Talent Programs and Senior Program Manager on the MADE Internship Program, MADE Mentorship Program, and MADE Online, which includes:

  • MADE Internship Program: evaluating application materials, interviewing candidates, answering applicant questions, as needed, sending weekly e-mail newsletter, coordinating virtual workshops and cultivating MADE community through communications platform i.e. WhatsApp or Slack
  • MADE Mentorship Program: coordinating mentor/mentee matching and supporting a positive experience for all participants
  • MADE Online: programming speakers for virtual Web Series, coordinating career coaching, and/or managing Certified ANA Marketing Student (CAMS) sign-ups

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

  • Tracking professor requests – monitor incoming professor requests and work with Senior Manager to assign each one to appropriate AEF team member
  • Speaker identification – match professor interest with speaker capability and manage logistics to ensure a successful visit
  • Measurement and optimization – survey visit quality and track key satisfaction metrics over time of professors, students, and the industry participant
  • CRM database: updating and maintaining database to reflect stakeholder participation in all talent programs


  • Bachelor’s degree along with 2+ years of work 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

Salary and Total Rewards Package:
Starting pay range: $55,000 to $60,000, based on relevant experience and qualifications.

Comprehensive health and wellness benefits, 401k with company match, hybrid workweek and flexible scheduling, 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.

New York City (hybrid)

About the ANA
The ANA’s (Association of National Advertisers) mission is to drive growth for marketing professionals, brands and businesses, the industry and humanity. Founded in 1910, the ANA provides leadership that advances marketing excellence and shapes the future of the industry. Our membership includes more than 20,000 brands and 50,000 industry professionals that collectively invest $400 billion in marketing and advertising annually. It consists of U.S. and international companies, including client-side marketers, nonprofits, universities, and marketing solutions providers, which include ad agencies, marketing data science and technology suppliers, law firms, consultants, and vendors. We are obsessed with delighting our members through superior products and services and an unwavering commitment to helping them become more effective marketers, build stronger brands, develop a more productive industry, and benefit humanity through bold leadership and innovation programs.

"Our future marketing and advertising leaders are not just looking for a job, they are looking for a meaningful career that will make a positive impact on society."
— Gord McLean, President and CEO at ANA Educational Foundation