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Job Opening: Director of Marketing, Galileo Learning

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  • Becky
    Galileo Learning was recognized in 2010 and 2011 as one of the top 3 “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” by the SF Business Times. How did we earn that
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 15, 2011
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      Galileo Learning was recognized in 2010 and 2011 as one of the top 3 “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” by the SF Business Times. How did we earn that distinction? As a company that brings educational summer camp programming to 28 Bay Area locations, we constantly infuse the joys of summer camp into our Oakland-based headquarters, from lunchtime talent shows, to games and songs kicking off our staff meetings. (The rubber chickens decorating the office help, too!) At the same time, we are a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial company that strives to foster an environment of professional and personal growth, challenging each staff member toward excellence. Working in our Home Office team of 30+ means joining a close-knit team of high achievers who are passionate about Galileo’s mission, which is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world.

      We currently have a rare opportunity for an incredible individual to lead our marketing efforts. The ideal Marketing Director should be committed to educational programming for kids and willing to work at both strategic and tactical levels to market our summer camps. Everyone in our company is hands-on!

      Marketing Planning & Strategy
      o Develop annual Marketing Strategic Plan
      o Develop and manage marketing budget
      o Lead strategy for brand positioning and messaging for Galileo Learning, Camp Galileo, and Galileo Summer Quest
      o Lead continuous analysis of all marketing results and recommendations for improvement
      o Contribute to decision-making regarding camp program pricing, refund policies, discounts, etc.; ultimately lead decision-making in those areas

      Oversee strategy and implementation of all marketing campaigns & tactics. This includes, but is not limited to:
      o School marketing
      o Referral programs
      o Email marketing
      o Direct Mail
      o Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Blog
      o Print advertising
      o Online advertising: SEO, SEM, & web ads
      o PR
      o Partnerships
      o Community & grassroots marketing

      Staff Management
      o Manage two direct reports, Marketing & Communications Manager and Marketing Assistant, plus seasonal staff as needed
      o Oversee management of contracted vendors including graphic designers, SEO, PR, and more
      o Lead cross-functional team of Area Directors in community marketing activities
      o Oversee recruitment and management of parent marketing liaisons in select communities

      Collateral & Copy Development
      o For three distinct summer camp programs, oversee Marketing & Communications Manager to develop brochures, websites, fliers, emails, postcards, newsletter copy, and all marketing collateral for marketing campaigns
      o Oversee messaging and design of camp t-shirts and other camp collateral

      Core Requirements:
      • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
      • Minimum 5 years in a marketing role
      • Demonstrated ability to develop marketing strategies and analyze ROI
      • Strong staff management experience. At least 3 years managing staff and cross-functional teams
      • Excellent written communication skills
      • Experience developing marketing collateral
      • Strong analytical skills
      • Proven ability to work with teams
      • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

      Base and bonus potential to be discussed during interview.
      Medical and Dental benefits provided. 401(k) provided after one year of employment

      How to apply

      Galileo only reviews candidates who apply through our online application system, found at http://corporate-galileo.icims.com/jobs/search.

      Our application process requires that you submit a cover letter and resume, and that you answer several questions that allow us to evaluate your qualifications for the position. The application deadline is May 1. If you have any questions on the application process (no job-related questions, please), call 510-371-6070.
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