Senior Manager of Web Marketing

Employer
Connections Academy
Location
Columbia, MD
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 22, 2017
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Company Summary:Founded in 2001, Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions for schools, school districts, and students in grades K12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. In 2017, Connections Educationbrings full-time online and blended school to 65,000 students across the US and abroad, and delivers online courses to over 340,000 students. In total, over 400,000 students in the US and 48 countries will receive online learning from Connections Education in 2017. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a "Top Workplace" by the Baltimore Sun for the third consecutive year and a 2013 "Best Place to Work" by Baltimore magazine. Regularly recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership,Connections Education is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Education is part of the global education company, Pearson.Position Summary:Working from our office in Columbia, MD, the Senior Manager of Web Marketing reports to the Senior Director of Web Marketing. The senior manager works directly with the web marketing and web development teams, as well as stakeholders throughout the organization, to develop website content that supports Connections Education's strategic business objectives. The Senior Manager of Web Marketing assists with development and implementation of the company's websites strategy including brand management, content development, overall look and feel and data/asset management. This may involve managing the websites of one or more line of business based on the company's evolving product strategy. The role also crosses-over to lead social media strategy, project management and social media and website integration.Responsibilities: Lead end-to-end content development for websites related to ConnectionsAcademy.com; Strategically plan, develop and implement content to optimize the prospect experience on our websites and maximize online conversions; Prioritize work requests and enhancements based on ROI, strategic initiatives and prospect needs; Lead project teams and, where relevant, manage projects against agreed upon on-time, on-budget, on-scope deployments; Work with internal stakeholders to understand and determine special website projects and initiatives; Work with local schools to identify, develop and implement profile stories (enrolled students, Learning Coaches and CA employees); Partner with key stakeholders to create and maintain database of profile story assets; Support agency relationship from managing social media initiatives; Manage relationships with contractors who develop content; Develop and implement strategy for campaigns and projects to impact ROI for Social Media; Lead ongoing and annual tactical projects for websites; Manage other projects and initiatives as directed; Oversees growth and mentorship of other junior team members; and Other duties as assigned. Bachelors Degree 7-10 years of experience, with 5 years of experience in online direct marketing including search engine marketing at a dedicated SEO consulting firm or in an in-house SEO position; Marketing experience within the education industry preferred; Excellent communications skills, in particular, writing skills Ability to work effectively with internal groups, particularly with technical staff Strong understanding of website information architecture, usability, and metrics High level of proficiency in MS-Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) Experience in using a website content management system Strong project management skills and experience Ability to maintain own work flow in a timely manner to meet all deadlines Exceptional attention to detail Strong analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills Team-player with the ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with managers and employees, and members of other departments Must be enthusiastic about web marketing and committed to constant improvement