GKIC

Are You Looking For a Rewarding Position with the World's Best Direct Response Marketing Company?

GKIC is Looking For a Few Good Men and Women!

You Love Being a GKIC Member... How About Being a Part of the GKIC Team?

GKIC employees are driven by passion and an entrepreneurial spirit. We're looking for like-minded people eager to help small businesses grow profitably through marketing and sales. To apply send a cover letter, current salary and resume to the email address listed at the bottom of each position description.

Current Openings include:

Customer Representative (Concierge)

Summary

GKIC is looking for a dynamic Customer Representative to be part of our Membership Service Department. In this role, the Customer Representative will be responsible for serving our members in multiple capacities. You will be handling in-bound and making outbound calls, utilizing instant Chat Communication and email communications with our members. Strong communication skills are needed both verbal and email. Must be a highly motivated and goal orientated individual and be eager to prospect and create new member relationships.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide outstanding Membership services and communication to all members and customers
  • Assist with all Customer Service issues, including billing inquires
  • Offer website administration and support, guide and navigate members through the member's site
  • Provide entry level coaching on products, assist with scheduling appointments with Business Consultants for more in-depth discussions
  • Respond timely to phone calls, emails and other correspondence regarding membership.
  • Retain existing members including walking members through cancellation process to see value in maintaining membership
  • Generate electronic and paper communication on behalf of clients
  • Manage and maintain the membership database
  • Handle special projects
  • Continuously work on processes to improve member's services
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • In-depth computer skills required
  • The ability to actively listen to customers in order to understand their goals and welcome members aboard
  • Pro-active problem solver
  • Motivated and self-disciplined
  • Customer Service skills
  • Excellent written and communications skills with the ability to communicate both internally and externally, and with all levels of client organizations
  • Strong time management skills
  • Exhibit strong presentation, analytical and organizational skills
  • Exceptional consultative phone skills, including the ability to clearly articulate, influence and overcome objections
  • Strong team building skills
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 3-4 years of Customer Service experience across a variety of industries
  • Salesforce.com knowledge desired
Etc.
  • Location: near O'Hare Airport
  • Relocation: Not available, Chicagoland candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter's please do not reply
  • Resumes, cover letters and salary history should be sent to HR3@gkic.com

Director of Marketing Communications

Summary

The Director of Marketing Communications will lead the organization in the development and implementation of a marketing communications plan designed for the acquisition, conversion, engagement, and retention of membership. The position will have oversight of the consistency of messaging across all delivery channels and product and service categories.

Key Responsibilities
  • Leads the organization in the development and execution of an annual marketing plan reflective of cross-company initiatives (i.e. new product launches, events, product promotions etc.)
  • Oversees the coordination of communication to members and non-members via numerous channels of delivery (i.e. emails, direct mail, blog posts, website, sales letters, event and product promotions etc.)
  • Skilled in strategizing and implementing buyer and non-buyer purchase funnels via marketing automation tools
  • Manages projects across a team of three copywriters for consistency and accuracy of the brand voice
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Thrives in a culture where professional satisfaction is garnered from creating "structure from chaos"
  • Clear leadership talents
  • Natural propensity towards detail orientation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytic mind coupled with thirst for measuring results as a stimuli for refined future action
Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree Marketing, Business, Communications or related field; Master's Degree preferred
  • Experience with marketing automation software (i.e. Marketo, Infusionsoft etc.)
  • Well versed in direct response marketing principles
  • Demonstrated copywriting skills
  • Experience in a membership based organizations and/or working with small business owners is a plus
Etc.
  • Located near O'Hare Airport, steps from the Blue Line
  • Local candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter's please do not reply
  • Resumes, cover letters and salary history should be sent to HR1@gkic.com

Director of Marketing

Summary

The Director of Marketing for Content Strategy and Development will lead the organization in all aspects of content development for every channel of delivery (events, website, product development etc.). He/She will lead a cross-functional team in the managing content across its complete life-cycle (concept, creation, sales, retirement etc.) across multiple formats (digital, physical, live events etc.).

Key Responsibilities
  • Leads content development for delivery in multiple mediums: speakers for major conferences, celebrity selection, website communication, product creation and management
  • Manage the product line lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical execution (concept, creation, sale, service/delivery and evergreen cycles) with support from a cross-functional team
  • Lead all aspects of product management including: pricing, promotions, format (physical vs. digital), return policies etc. across all channels of delivery (website, tablet, e-learning, face-to-face etc.) for US and International members
  • Spearhead the new product development plan via portfolio content gap identification, subject matter experts partnerships, licensing agreements etc.
  • Coordinate project management details across the many mediums (webinars, livecasts, face-to-face events, tele-seminars) used to create products
  • Evaluate the current product portfolio to identify curriculum gaps, product refreshment, brand consistency etc.
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Thrives in a culture where professional satisfaction is garnered from creating "structure from chaos"
  • Clear leadership talents
  • Natural propensity towards detail orientation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytic mind coupled with thirst for measuring results as a stimuli for refined future action
Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree Marketing, Business, Communications or related field; Master's Degree preferred
  • Experience with marketing automation software (i.e. Marketo, Infusionsoft etc.)
  • Well versed in direct response marketing principles
  • Experience in a membership based organizations and/or working with small business owners is a plus
Etc.
  • Located near O'Hare Airport, steps from the Blue Line
  • Local candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter's please do not reply
  • Resumes, cover letters and salary history should be sent to: HR4@gkic.com

Marketing Assistant

Summary

The Marketing Assistant for Membership will be an integral member of the Marketing team with responsibilities centered around the recruitment and retention of members. You will be a natural leader who is eager to join a busy marketing team and make an impact early in your career.

Key Responsibilities
  • Tracks, analyzes and reports membership trends across multiple membership categories
  • Executes membership recognition and appreciation initiatives
  • Coordinates details of multiple monthly newsletters
  • Performs quality control checks (copy edit and proofing) across multiple communication mediums (written, video, audio etc.)
  • Manages testimonial process (transcriptions, approval forms etc.)
  • Implements member satisfaction surveys
  • Coordinates activities associated with PPC and social media promotions
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • Excellent communication skills with a passion for copywriting and proofing
  • Strong project management skills
  • Thrives on attention to detail, setting goals, delivering results
  • Natural leader with an analytic mind
  • High level of curiosity about and desire to learn intricacies of database management systems
Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree Marketing, Business, Communications or related field
  • Experience with marketing automation software (i.e. Marketo, Infusionsoft etc.)
  • Experience in a membership based organizations and/or working with small business owners is a plus
Etc.
  • Located near O'Hare Airport, steps from the Blue Line
  • Local candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter's please do not reply
  • Resumes, cover letters and salary history should be sent to: HR5@gkic.com

Business Consultant

Summary

GKIC is looking for a dynamic Inside Sales Professional/Business Consultant to be part of our Business Consulting/Sales Department. In this role, the Business Consultant will be responsible for working with our members and customers in a consultative sales role to help them achieve their business's goals and objectives through the assistance of GKIC's library of Information and Education Products, Coaching Programs and Mentoring Programs. You will be handling in-bound and making outbound calls, utilizing email communications, being active on our Social site in answering member's questions, along with being active in other Social Media groups that our members participate in. Strong communication skills are needed both verbal and email. Must be a highly motivated and goal orientated individual and be eager to prospect and create new member relationships. This position has a base salary and a commission structure.

What Makes Us Different from any other sales jobs?
  • You never have to cold call a person that never heard of us, all of your sales calls take place with members that have are doing business with us.
  • We are a company founded by sales and marketing professionals dedicated to assisting our members with their marketing and sales issues and helping them grow.
  • All you do all day is work with clients on their business needs and issues and negotiate and close sales
  • You have clients that want to work with you.
  • Our founder is the Dan Kennedy, the top professional, in providing up to date information and no-nonsense business building advice to our members.
  • You must have a passion to work with entrepreneurs, small business people, and sales professionals.
  • Travel is only two times a year, no "road-warrior'ing"
  • You get to participate in and sell at GKIC Events
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • In-depth computer skills required
  • The ability to actively listen to customers in order to understand their goals and welcome members aboard
  • Pro-active problem solver
  • Motivated and self-disciplined
  • Ability to ask for the order and close sales
  • Ability to meet and achieve quota, both monthly and quarterly
  • Excellent written and communications skills with the ability to communicate both internally and externally, and with all levels of client organizations
  • Exhibit strong presentation, analytical and organizational skills
  • Exceptional consultative phone skills, including the ability to clearly articulate, influence and overcome objections
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Past Entrepreneurial experience a plus (not necessary)
  • 3-4 years of Sales experience across a variety of industries
  • Salesforce.com knowledge desired
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Past Entrepreneurial experience a plus (not necessary)
  • 3-4 years of Sales experience across a variety of industries
  • Salesforce.com knowledge desired
Etc.
  • Location: near O'Hare Airport
  • Inside Sales Role, minor travel (not a road warrior role)
  • Relocation: Not available, Chicagoland candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter's please do not reply
  • Resumes, cover letters and salary history should be sent to HR2@gkic.com

Controller

Summary

The Controller will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the GKIC accounting team and report directly to the VP-Finance. The Controller will be responsible for all aspects of month and year-end close, AR/AP, and related tax and GAAP financial reporting.

Key Responsibilities
  • Document existing accounting processes and procedures and make recommendations for improvements to the VP-Finance. Upon approval effectuate the implementation of the changes.
  • Constantly challenge and enhance the internal control environment.
  • Manage monthly, quarterly and year-end close process including financial statement (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow) preparation.
  • Oversee daily operations including AP/AR, inventory, fixed assets, G/L account reconciliation, etc.
  • Recruit, supervise, evaluate and act as mentor to the departmental staff.
  • Coordinate and oversee the annual external audit, including preparation of year-end audit schedules, footnotes and financial statements.
  • Coordinate and oversee tax return preparation with internal staff and external tax providers.
  • Research accounting issues and ensure compliance with GAAP.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required; Master's Degree preferred
  • CPA required
  • 6+ years combined senior level accounting and auditing experience between public accounting and small to mid-size companies.
Etc.
  • Salary range of $75-$85k plus a competitive benefits package
  • Located near O'Hare Airport, steps from the Blue Line
  • Local candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter's please do not reply
  • Resume, cover letter, and salary history should be sent to: HR6@gkic.com

Director of Business Development

Summary

The Director of Business Development will develop new and nurture current business relationships aimed at landing incremental business leads across a host of sales platforms (subject matter experts for events and product development, sponsorships, new membership funnels, joint ventures etc.). The Business Director will deliver results via identifying, defining, developing, negotiating and closing business relationships.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage and develop all current business relationships across numerous channel partners such as affiliates, business consultants, sponsors etc.
  • Develop new business opportunities by contacting potential partners and exploring/proposing mutually beneficial business deals
  • Screen deals via analyzing market strategies, deal requirement, financials
  • Work with the Marketing team to define new marketing/sales tools that are needed to open doors in the targeted markets
  • Maintain accurate records of activities, contacts, opportunities and account information to reflect qualification process
  • Responsible for client satisfaction and relationship profitability, while providing business customers with a single point of contact
Requirements: Knowledge/Skills
  • Excellent written and communications skills with the ability to communicate both internally and externally, and with all levels of client organizations
  • Must be motivated and self-disciplined
  • Strong time management skills
  • Exhibit strong presentation, analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent influence and negotiation skills
  • Exceptional consultative phone skills, including the ability to clearly articulate, influence and overcome objections
  • Strong team building and mentoring skills; clear leader
  • Results-oriented; thrives on P&L management
  • Demonstrated ability to lead/influence cross-functional teams; collaborative, yet decisive, decision making style
Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree required; Masters Degree appreciated
  • 5 to 10 years of Business Development experience across a wide variety of industries and companies with a successful track record of selling
Etc.
  • Location: near O'Hare Airport
  • Relocation: Not available, Chicagoland candidates only
  • Principals only: Recruiter's please do not reply
  • Resumes, cover letters, and salary history should be sent to HR7@gkic.com

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