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We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

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Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Aug 3, 2022

Chicago, IL, US, 60661

Job Requisition ID:  17621

Agency:  Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 
Closing Date/Time:  08/17/2022 
Salary:  $3,116.00 - $11,079.00 Average Monthly Starting Salary 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.


Position Overview


The Marketing Data Specialist leads efforts within the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) to market opportunities and programs to minority businesses, measure impact of existing programs through data analysis and program evaluation, research best practices to assist businesses, and partner with stakeholders to leverage resources. OMEE is committed to providing minority-, women-, persons with disabilities and veteran-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs across the state with equitable access to opportunities and resources. The ideal candidate is passionate about creating an inclusive business ecosystem for communities that have traditionally faced systemic barriers to entry and growth.  We invite qualified applicants to apply for the position of OMEE’s Marketing Data Specialist and help DCEO to continue to drive equity and inclusion across Illinois.

Job Responsibilities


1.  Serves as marketing and data specialist for minority-owned businesses.

2.  Consults with statewide business specialists regarding business growth opportunities for minority-owned businesses.

3.  Establishes working relationships with other state agencies, federal agencies, local agencies, community groups, local officials and other related partners.

4.  Advises and provides expertise and direction with marketing projects for OMEE.

5.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications


1.  Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college, preferably with courses in business, marketing, data management/analysis, public policy or public administration.

2.  Requires prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public, nonprofit, or business organization with an emphasis on marketing, data analysis, program evaluation, economic development or policy.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)


1.  Prefer one or more years of experience working with small businesses and marginalized business groups, such as minority-, women-, people with disabilities-, and veteran-owned businesses.

2.  Prefer one or more years of experience using data to develop programs, grants, and/or initiatives that drive equity and inclusion.

3.  Prefer one or more years of experience developing and implementing marketing initiatives in a manner easily understood by diverse audiences.

4.  Prefer one or more years of experience researching business trends and identifying resources for minority-, women-, people with disabilities-, and veteran-owned businesses.

5.  Prefer a Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, data management/analysis, public policy or public administration.

Conditions of Employment


1.  Must be able to pass a background check.

2.  Must be able to travel with some overnight stays.

3.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Work Hours:  MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Work Location: , 555 West Monroe Street Chicago IL 60661 
Agency Contact:
Job Family: Administration/Management 


About the Agency:

The mission of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is to support and maintain a climate that enables a strong economy for our customers, taxpayers, businesses, workers and communities by keeping, attracting and growing businesses, maintaining a skilled workforce, and enhancing communities so that the climate here is one in which businesses, small and large, and workers, can succeed to the greatest extent possible.  The Illinois Department of Commerce delivers impactful and efficient programs and services through focused on business, community, and workforce development. 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago