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Institutional Marketing Manager

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Communications, Calendar Year (12-Month), Hybrid



Assists in moving forward key initiatives to advance the university’s reputation, brand sentiment and community engagement among targeted internal and external audiences through a combination of paid and owned marketing strategies


Diversity and Inclusion

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.


Essential Job Functions

  • Manages and publishes content for social media accounts targeted at university alumni, donors, faculty, staff, and the wider campus state and regional communities
  • Develops various brand-based campaign and content strategies in alignment with academic and strategic priorities
  • Writes marketing copy for multiple owned and paid platforms, including social media channels, paid digital media, radio, out of home and web properties
  • Develops comprehensive marketing and media plans for campaigns utilizing internally owned channels as well as external paid channels
  • Collaborates with internal teams, as well as other university departments, to develop, maintain, and evolve campaigns in compliance with university policies, editorial standards and AP style guide in an effort to maintain consistent university messaging
  • Reports on campaign key performance indicators to senior leadership, providing assessment and recommendations
  • Manages content calendars and trafficking for multiple marketing campaigns
  • Coordinates and evaluates media vendor partnerships and opportunities
  • Manages vendor contracts, including vendor invoice payment and budget oversite
  • Monitors the departmental budget
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Moderate amount of experience working in marketing, communications, media planning, media buying, content creation, marketing within higher education or in other related work
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working Adobe Creative Suite, Google Ads, Google Data Studio, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, digital and traditional advertising strategy and/or content marketing strategy
  • Experience with social media content planning, creation, and reporting
  • Strong writing skills: short and long form copy
  • Experience with project and vendor management  


Please note: Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire.

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