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Associate Marketing Specialist - Temp

REQ ID:  48526

Baltimore, MD, US, 21211 Fairfax, VA, US, 22030-5014

No matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome here. At MOD, we embrace individuality, support human growth, and recognize the value in second chances.


Every day and in every store, we create a culture where individual spirits are celebrated. And as part of MOD, you will be empowered to provide that same experience for every single customer that walks through the door.


We’re growing, with more than 400 locations across 28 states, and Canada. So we’re always looking for people who demonstrate what we call the 4G’s: Grit, Growth, Generosity, and Gratitude. You’ll help us create a positive social impact in your community, making MOD an exciting place to eat and a place where others are inspired to bring about change. We call it Spreading MODness®. Come be part of it.


The Associate Marketing Specialist leads the execution of local marketing programs to benefit MOD locations within a market. 

  • Key Interfaces: Marketing, Operations, IT
  • This is a 6 month temporary assignment
  • This position is open to candidates in Northern Virginia or Maryland

Key Responsibilities

  • Store Support – drives store level brand awareness and models best marketing behaviors within the store’s four walls. Using available resources and templates developed by MOD HQ, develops, and implements local marketing initiatives to support locations or markets. Travels to stores to visit with operations team for face-to-face reviews of store and marketing performance. 
  • Operational Support – partners with operations to support individual stores within market. Works together with operations to analyze sales, identifying underperforming stores, review trends and share best practices. Travels to locations as needed by operations to help improve performance. Helps develop the marketing skills for employees in all stores within market.
  • Marketing Support - supports implementation of national, regional, and store-specific marketing campaigns. Attends calls and meetings to provide updates and insights. Leads new store openings within market. Manages fundraisers, donations, and sponsorship approvals within market.

Key Responsibilities cont.

  • Execute effective local marketing plans that support key marketing initiatives in the market.
  • Plan, manage, execute, and measure events and promotions.
  • Serve as the local brand steward and ensure all marketing activities are aligned with brand standards. 
  • Audit marketing execution in-store to ensure maximum impact of marketing materials and messaging.
  • Build community goodwill, develop, and manage relationships with influential organizations and charity partners in the market.
  • Partner with General Managers/District Managers/Regional Directors to determine marketing goals and priorities by store.
  • Provide local market insight, competitor information and opportunities on weekly manager calls.
  • Execute new store opening program.

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years working in Quick Service or Fast Casual restaurants required
  • 2+ years of working experience in a marketing, communications or other related role preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills
  • Ability to travel, including overnight travel, up to 50%
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite; Smartsheet
  • An understanding and commitment to MOD’s values

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to travel and occasionally work long hours
  • Enjoy problem-solving, strategizing and communicating with all levels of people
  • Ability to make high-impact decisions autonomously
  • Passion for MOD highly desired

Physical Requirements

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Want to help us spread MODness™? Apply today!


MOD welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and it’s reflected in our largely diverse community of MOD Squaders. MOD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. MOD recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.


This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. We all may be assigned other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


  • 50% off your meals at MOD
  • Access to employee support & development
  • Awesome MOD swag: t-shirts, bandanas, stickers, etc.



Giving back is part of the MOD culture.

Throughout the year, you and other MOD Squad members have opportunities to give back to the community - what we call "Spreading MODness." This includes participating in fundraisers, packing meals for families struggling with hunger, and sponsoring other activities in your area.

Bridge Fund

We offer access to emergency support programs to help MOD Squad Members in need. Anyone can apply to access the Bridge Fund, which offers assistance when an unexpected hardship occurs. It's MODs helping MODs.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

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