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As the largest 529 plan in the nation, Virginia529 helps students dream, save and achieve. We offer a variety of programs to help families save for higher education expenses. Every day we continue to provide value to our customers through program enhancements, technology improvements, education and scholarship opportunities. Our employees are the heart of our organization’s success, which is why we believe in promoting an engaging, positive, and rewarding workplace.  Working for Virginia529 provides an opportunity to do meaningful work and contribute your talent to a collaborative organization.  

Our growing team is seeking an experienced professional to be a Marketing Associate in our Marketing Department. This person will assist with increasing our brand awareness through implementation of marketing plans and represent the organization through regular face-to-face contact with the public.  The position is based in Richmond, VA but will require up to 50% travel to the Hampton Roads, VA area including on nights and weekends.


  • Schedule, coordinate, conduct and attend marketing events to increase awareness of the agency’s programs
  • Manage onsite operations of events and presentations as assigned
  • Assist in maintaining inventory of marketing materials for the department
  • Identify potential organizations or groups to partner with for existing and future marketing activities
  • Maintain relationships with schools, community organizations, and special interest groups
  • Communicate with partner institutions and organizations regarding new program initiatives and updates
  • Evaluate event success and provide regular feedback to the department on assigned events


Work Environment

The Marketing Associate position is based in Richmond, VA but will require up to 50% travel to the Hampton Roads, VA area including on nights and weekends. This position must be able to frequently communicate with customers, vendors and organizational partners.  Frequently attends promotional activities in public areas such as conventions, fairs, and sporting activities in varying weather environments. Must have the ability to lift and move up to 20 pounds independently.


  • High School Diploma; Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field preferred
  • 2 years of experience in marketing, public speaking, hospitality or event planning targeting varying audiences
  • Experience providing administrative support in a professional environment
  • Knowledge of 529 plans or financial products preferred
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills with the ability to convey complex concepts to diverse audiences
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficiency with MS Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
About Virginia529
Virginia529 is the nation's largest college savings plan serving over 1.3M customers and managing over $56B in assets.
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