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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 25, 2021
UC Berkeley Extension and UC Berkeley Global comprise the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Extension offers more than 2,000 courses per year in a variety of subjects both online and in the classroom. Extension's administrative departments and units include student records (transcripts), registration, scheduling, international student services, facilities, data analytics, marketing, and financial services. In addition to the main Berkeley center, it has responsibility for the maintenance and operation of regional centers in San Francisco (Spear Street) and other leased facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Data, Marketing, and Analytics Department is a multi-function marketing and data service provider to the Extension and Global brands, as well as other UC Berkeley clients. It is responsible for the branding, engagement, enrollment, awareness building, and lead generation for more than 70 domestic and international programs. Once a primary point for transactional operations, the unit has shifted toward an entrepreneurial approach dedicated to solving complex problems, driving enrollments/revenue, and generating awareness for new programs. The goals and objectives of the Data, Marketing, and Analytics Department are to provide excellent, comprehensive services to students, staff, faculty, and the general public in our efforts.
The Manager of Digital Marketing is accountable for all aspects of paid digital while informing owned and earned activities across the organization. The main duty is to identify and implement digital solutions across a large portfolio of programs with a budget in excess of $2m in B-to-B and B-to-C verticals. The position requires a blend of strategy, leadership and creativity running campaigns as well as the acumen to oversee high-profile or new programs. The ideal candidate will be equally comfortable providing high-level guidance to a team member and managing active campaigns, and the agility to quickly switch between vastly different academic areas. As a member of the marketing leadership team, the manager is also expected to bring expertise to high-level decisions outside the immediate scope of the role.
The Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for meeting these goals through organic and paid deliverables across all platforms. The position will work alongside the creative services, recruitment & admissions advising, analytics/research, and web teams. The purpose of this role is to utilize product and brand campaigns on paid and social media to drive enrollments, revenue, awareness, leads, and hyper-growth across online communities about UC Berkeley Extension's and UC Berkeley Global's domestic & international initiatives. Ultimately, driving revenue, growth, & facilitating engagement with the community while helping shape the future narrative of the UC Berkeley Extension and UC Berkeley Global brands as leaders in Professional Education.
Creates, plans, produces, and evaluates marketing, advertising, and sales promotion materials to implement marketing strategies and sales objectives.
Current advertisement channels include: Google Ads, Facebook Ads, WeChat Ads. We also work with partners such as Study Portals, Shiksha, Transferology, Blavity, and other channels.
As part of the marketing strategies, this position will also be responsible for managing our SEO (Search Engine Optimization) efforts
Creates, develops, implements and evaluates strategic marketing programs, projects, and campaigns.
Creates, develops, implements and manages comprehensive promotional sales strategies / plans, including short and long-range strategic planning.
Builds and maintains effective relationships with outside (non-campus and / or medical center
Consults with campus and / or medical center management, product managers, sales departments, and advertising agencies to develop and implement promotional plans and recommends sales philosophy, potential approaches, and media strategies.
Researches and recommends new and innovative methods for generating revenue.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
At least 5 years of experience in marketing-related positions, with a solid understanding of Google Analytics and SEO.
Demonstrated experience managing staff
Written & interpersonal communication and client management skills.
Strong analytical and reporting skills, and comfort at regularly reporting key KPI's
Advanced knowledge of the campus and / or medical center's product lines and services.
Advanced knowledge of the campus and / or medical center, including its achievements, mission, goals, vision, objectives and infrastructure.
Advanced knowledge of marketing principles, concepts, techniques and applications relevant to the field of promotion and advertising.
Advanced skills in developing, designing and implementing creative promotional and advertising strategies.
Advanced written, visual, interpersonal communication and political acumen skills.
Advanced analytical and research skills.
Advanced knowledge of applicable campus and / or medical center policies and state and federal laws pertaining to marketing and advertising issues and concerns and other related policies or laws.
Skill in mentoring less experienced staff.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time, 2-year renewable contract position.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.