Position Description

Senior Manager, Salesforce CRM Systems
Location Chicago
Job Code 424
# of Openings 1
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About Chicago Public Media

Chicago Public Media is one of the largest, most decorated, aggressively creative, and journalistically ambitious public radio organizations in the nation. We are home to WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR news station, and Vocalo Radio, Chicago’s Urban Alternative, (91.1 FM in Chicago, vocalo.org everywhere), which serves a multicultural audience through an urban alternative music and culture format. We are the birthplace of such celebrated programs as This American Life, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Sound Opinions, Curious City and most recently, a growing portfolio of podcasts that include Serial, the “Making” series, including Making Obama and Making Oprah, and Motive.

Senior Manager, CRM Systems

This position is responsible for managing our Salesforce CRM and Marketing Cloud (e-CRM) platforms as part of an overall data management team that supports fundraising and analytics efforts.  This role will be responsible for the daily administration of the CRMs as well as implementing new tools and functionality to improve or enhance the existing platform.  The ideal candidate will have experience with Salesforce CRM administration, Salesforce Marketing cloud, and writing T-SQL.  As the CRMs serve multiple teams within the organization, experience managing expectations and ensuring cross functional success as well as leading stakeholders through systems or functionality changes is required.  This is a unique opportunity as the team is small; everyone plays multiple roles resulting in opportunities for both technical and professional growth.  The position will require someone who is able to understand the business needs of our stakeholders and build complete solutions.  This individual will report to the Senior Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics and will work with stakeholders within the membership, philanthropy, and finance teams.


  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand and document business requirements, pain points, and new functionality as related to Salesforce CRM and Marketing Cloud (e-CRM)
  • Perform routine CRM administration duties within the CRM and e-CRM in order to maintain user licenses and perform routine maintenance
  • Work with the Data Architect to research, design, and implement solutions requiring configuration and minor development in order to enhance and introduce new functionality to the existing platform
  • With the assistance of the Data Architect, maintain existing and develop new integrations with the CRMs
  • Perform routine system and data monitoring to ensure performant systems and data
  • Create and maintain a data governance repository for CRM system usage
  • Train users on system usage, best practices, and new products


  • 5 years of overall experience with Salesforce CRM
  • 2 years of hands-on experience as a system administrator including implementation, day-to-day operations, upgrades, and maintenance
  • 2 years of experience building cross-departmental, custom solutions including custom objects, flows, workflows, and validation rules
  • 2 years of experience leading design, requirements, and training sessions with business users
  • Strong understanding of Salesforce.com best practices and functionality
  • Experience working with integrated systems and a demonstrated ability to assess the impact of new requirements on the CRM as well as upstream and downstream applications, systems, and processes
  • Ability to write basic T-SQL statements and queries
  • Creative and analytical thinker with demonstrated experience managing data as an asset
  • Experience using  tools such as Dataloader or Demand Tools is preferred
  • Experience managing data, integrations, or automations within Salesforce Marketing cloud is preferred
  • Experience setting up and supporting sales processes within Salesforce CRM is preferred
  • Knowledge of Salesforce programming languages such as Apex, Visualforce, and SOQL is preferred
  • Experience working with NGO Connect or NPSP is preferred
  • Experience working with a membership revenue model is preferred


Working at Chicago Public Media

At Chicago Public Media, we care deeply about our employees as we know attracting, developing and growing talent is key to our success and enhancing our impact.  Our culture is one where collaboration, ideas, and innovation are encouraged.  We value colleagues who will enhance our culture by bringing new ideas, diverse experiences and talents to our dynamic workplace.

Chicago Public Media’s dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion is reflective across our brands, WBEZ 91.5 FM and Vocalo 91.1 FM, in our staff and in our work.  We are fully focused on equality of opportunity and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, experience and all other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

At Chicago Public Media we believe dedication to a great workplace includes supporting our employees and their families. As a result, we provide a broad and generous benefits package for you at hire and in the years to come. Our benefits include:

  •  6 weeks fully paid family leave
  •  12 weeks paid maternity leave
  •  High quality Medical, Dental, and Vision plans at an affordable cost
  •  A  403(b)retirement plan with a company match

 Generous paid time off, including starting with 3 weeks’ vacation and 4 personal days

Due to current COVID restrictions, you must be able to work remotely at your own designated location with Internet access and you must be willing and able to work at our Navy Pier offices, if needed. Right now, most of our staff is working remotely.

The essential functions described above are not all-inclusive and may change periodically to meet the needs of Chicago Public Media (CPM). The information contained in this job description is not intended to create any contractual or other legal commitment. Chicago Public Media may change the content or format of this job at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion without notice.

Chicago Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we actively seek and welcome people from all backgrounds, orientations, and life experiences to join our team. 




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