Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Thu Apr 27 2023 Job Description:
In this new role, the Senior Marketing Manager will ensure that marketing-related projects within MarComm flow efficiently among the creative, multimedia and editorial functions and in collaboration with a wide range of campus partners. The Senior Marketing Manager will facilitate internal workflow and serve as an essential campus liaison for intake, concept ideation, material review, and production. This individual will use their organizational and analytical skills to keep work on deadline, handle logistics, keep all parties updated on progress, and track projects from initiation to completion.
As a key member of the Marketing & Communications team, the Senior Marketing Manager will lead in the development of project management, workflow, and tracking processes to support the creation of original editorial design, brochures, publications, recruitment and fundraising collateral, and electronic communications.
Participate in collaborative planning in order to ensure the effective and timely delivery of high-quality materials and assist in promoting the overall creative capabilities of the Office of Marketing & Communications. Coordinate projects through task management, organization, and disciplined communication and follow-up, using good judgment to effectively prioritize simultaneous time-sensitive requests from multiple people.
Create detailed schedules and set deadlines for various stages of a project. Distribute assignments to creative teams and other departments, depending on their availability and priorities.
Monitor projects and workloads, adjusting assignments and deadlines as necessary to keep work on track.
Communicate plans and progress to all partners and resolve timeline issues as needed. Creatively problem-solve and collaborate to effectively keep projects on track toward both short-term milestones and long-term strategic objective.
Ensure that projects meet partners' expectations and objectives.
Understand processes and manage expectations appropriately with respect to various turn-around times for all aspects of production, creative, deliverables, QA, and metrics trafficking
Assess requirements of active projects against team assignments and work schedules to ensure high utilization rates among teams and workloads right-sized to capacity.
Prepare weekly "hot sheet" and share updates with MarComm team members.
Display an appropriate sense of urgency, prioritization, and tenacity relating to meeting project milestones on a timely basis
Provide operational assistance in other areas of MarComm effort, including planning and producing the print version of Clark magazine.
The position requires a creative, service-oriented, self-driven individual with a no-problem attitude and a keen attention to detail, who also can demonstrate the following:
Bachelor's degree with at least 3-5 years of experience in marketing and/or the creative design process.
Outstanding organizational and project management skills and a proven track record of success in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.
Proven ability to work quickly and efficiently, juggling multiple projects at the same time, many with competing or aggressive deadlines.
Ability to communicate, both through written and verbal means, around timelines and offer constructive feedback in a professional manner with people at all levels of an organization.
Outstanding listening skills.
Experience in capturing project requirements and creating timelines for projects all media types, including print, digital, video, photography, and environmental.
Proficient with project management and collaboration tools such as Basecamp, Asana, Trello, Microsoft Office/Teams, Zoom.
Experience working within a creative services agency or department.
Experience in magazine production.
Familiarity with printing specifications and working with vendors for offset, digital, and large-format printing and promotional assets.
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.