Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Create, develop, manage and evaluate marketing and communications strategies and initiatives that enhance Olin’s brand awareness and reputation in key markets and drive success of program objectives.
Develop strong partnerships with Olin Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Services to have a deep understanding of all programs offerings. Working in concert with the programs’ goals to create and develop a strategic marketing and communications plan and then manage and evaluate marketing and communications strategies and initiatives against defined targets. All activities will enhance Olin’s brand awareness and reputation not just in key markets of business but across the national and globe, and ultimately drive success of online program offerings overall.
Specific brands include:
Online Specialized Masters in Business Analytics (Customer Analytics, FinTech and Accounting Analytics).
Online Specialized Masters in Finance.
Online Specialized Masters in Accounting.
Other online programs offerings – degree and non-degree.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategic Thinking: Develop comprehensive understanding of the programs’ strategy, market demographics and psychographics, brand promise, competitive and other environmental issues, and other factors that drive success of each of the different brands within his or her portfolio.
Marketing Planning: Use that comprehensive, strategic understanding of their brands in conjunction with primary and secondary research to develop exceptional strategic marketing plans with an appropriate marketing mix for each of the brands in their portfolio. In partnership with internal program customers, leads the development of recommended annual marketing plan, development of success metrics and budget. Provide effective and respected marketing counsel to internal customers with respect to all channels and corresponding impact.
In concert with program leadership, collaborate with internal program partners to responsibly manage annual marketing budget according to approved priorities by that partner.��
Execution Leadership: Lead and manage execution of successful marketing campaigns and initiatives associated with the annual marketing plan, including development of all collateral, web content and presence, direct mail, advertising, events, promotions, digital, social media and other marketing. Ensure that marketing efforts meet the needs of the target audiences while maintaining consistent message, tone and style.
Project Management: Serve as a project manager, coordinating team support for writing, design, proofing, production, gathering brand assets (photography, etc.), and attending press checks. Utilize the creative process, including creative and project briefs to ensure campaigns and initiatives that are effective in reaching program objectives.
Five years of experience in marketing or brand management, including proven experience leading high-impact strategic marketing planning, campaign development, to market execution and media planning and placement.
Proven experience in developing, facilitating or coordinating advertising creative, including keen creative eye and strong appreciation for the creative process.
Demonstrated experience working with or for ad agencies to develop advertising.
Master's degree in marketing, public relations, communications advertising or commensurate work experience is desired.
Experience online higher education industry is a plus.
The hiring range for this position is $62,010 - $83,972 annually.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Marketing & Communications. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the Olin Business School.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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