The Marketing Manager is responsible for creating, deploying, tracking, and measuring integrated marketing strategies for degree program and audience-specific initiatives offered at Northeastern University, with a primary focus in the Arlington market. Strategies must drive and support annual enrollment goals, increase awareness, and contribute to the overall success of Northeastern University and its programs. Plans incorporate an integrated mix of appropriate tactics and media, such as online/web advertising, search engine marketing, direct mail, radio, social, web content, recruitment materials, etc. The Marketing Manager works under the guidance of the Director of Marketing, Global Campuses and in collaboration with the Enrollment Marketing and Admissions teams, Regional Dean, and larger regional campus team to meet goals for assigned projects and portfolios.
Responsibilities: Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Define the overall marketing strategy, messaging and positioning for degree programs, sectors, audiences, and initiatives across Northeastern University's portfolio of degree programs offered at the Arlington campus.
Develop and manage execution of marketing plans through effective project management and collaboration with central marketing and creative teams.
Effectively track and measure campaign success and ROI through regular monitoring and reporting of data through the entire enrollment funnel; from lead generation and nurturing through enrollment.
Work collaboratively with Marketing team to ensure that all marketing reflects consistent and timely on-brand messages that are regionally relevant. Serve as local branding SME to ensure consistent tone and voice.
Build and maintain relationships with internal and external university partners and manage any local marketing vendors
Utilize marketing automation tool (Marketo) and CRM (Salesforce) to attract and nurture prospective students through the enrollment process.
Effectively manage the regional marketing budget for assigned degree programs, disciplines, and initiatives.
Coordinate with central communications team on any Public Relations outreach and oversee any local PR partners.
Manage content strategy for local websites and social media channels for the campus.
Regional marketing experience specific to the area (Arlington, VA) preferred, including understanding of regional demographics and local media.
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business or related field with a minimum of 4 years' experience in marketing.
Higher education experience a plus.
Demonstrated success in developing and implementing integrated marketing strategies. Strong knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of marketing campaigns and strategies.
Working knowledge and experience with a marketing automation tool and CRM tool a plus. Marketo and Salesforce experience preferable.
Strong project management skills.
Strong relationship building skills and ability to manage stakeholder expectations.
Ability to think both analytically and strategically.
Understanding of key marketing analytics including conversion rates and optimization.
Experience with management of marketing budget.
Flexible, creative thinker open to new ideas and changing priorities within a fast-paced organization
The primary location for this position is Arlington, Virginia.
Marketing and Communications
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.