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The Event Operations team within the Facilities & Hospitality Department at the Stanford Graduate School of Business seeks an experienced and highly skilled Marketing Manager for a 1-year fixed term position with a possibility of renewal. With minimal supervision, participate in the development and implementation of marketing initiatives that enable programs, events, and services to meet business objectives. This position will work closely with event team members and project managers that plan and execute in-person, hybrid, and virtual programs and events such as conferences, speaker events, major events, student-facing educational opportunities, and other university-related events. Manage a wide portfolio of events and projects working with a diverse constituency of staff, faculty, and students to support marketing initiatives. This position will be part of a highly collaborative team and support cross-functional collaboration across the organization.
The Marketing Manager will need to exercise good judgment regarding how to prioritize tasks in the face of frequently shifting priorities. It is essential to have excellent judgment, integrity, flexibility, and creativity as well as a positive attitude, the ability to collaborate and consult, and a good sense of humor. If you are an experienced marketing professional with outstanding design expertise, website management, and communications skills, ready to take-on new challenges in higher education, this is a position for you.
The GSB campus properties include the Knight Management Center and GSB Residences on 19.5 acres with nearly 700K sq.ft. of buildings that support academic and administrative functions, student and executive residential experiences and food service programs. The Schwab Residential Center is a 24-hour, 7-day/week residence, conference center.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Execute marketing strategies to meet business objectives.
Project manage marketing projects from inception to execution including event registration, communication, and newsletters.
Implement marketing plans/programs to meet business objectives, including collaboration with internal stakeholders and vendor partners.
Write, edit and schedule select marketing communications which adhere to communications and brand strategy for a variety of channels (i.e., web, print, email, online).
Manage the design and production of select marketing materials.
Conduct competitive benchmarking and analyze campaign/program/service/event effectiveness used to inform decisions regarding strategic marketing direction, product segmentation, and customer targeting.
Assess market opportunities and research market trends.
May plan and execute events to support marketing objectives.
Monitor and oversee product/program budgets to meet program goals.
Coordinate vendor estimates and invoice processing.
Ability to make data-driven decisions. This includes working with reporting platforms, excel and conducting data analysis.
Engaging with partners in re-imagining direct response emails and upleveling.
Process and Solutions-Oriented. This includes identifying processes that do not exist today and creating one.
Manage multiple websites including public facing and internal sites.
Assess and manage vendors including photographers and videographers.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience; or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Previous experience in product, program, and/or services marketing.
Ability to work independently to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
Experience with managing projects.
Knowledge of marketing across channels, including digital and print.
Ability to work cross-functionally, adapt to change and develop positive relationships with stakeholders.
Familiar with market research and data analysis.
Demonstrated problem solver.
Excellent oral and written skills.
Strong attention to details
Knowledge of editorial practices including writing, copyediting and proofreading
Knowledge of graphic and general web design
Proficient with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
Systems knowledge: PowerPoint, HTML, Drupal, Excel, Google Suite, communication platforms
Embody a growth-mindset. This includes having curiosity to learn and understand what you do not know.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Fully onsite position.
Please include a portfolio of your marketing work samples if available.
* The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
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