Arcadia University, Domestic

  • Associate Director of Marketing

    Location US-PA-Glenside
    Regular Staff Full-Time
    University Communications
  • Overview

    Associate Director of Marketing The Office of University Relations has an opening for an Associate Director of Marketing. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and enjoy being a part of a creative team. Primarily a marketing writer, this role creates content related to marketing initiatives including website content, promotional emails, marketing print materials, and advertising placements both in print and online. This position reports to the Director of Communications and is an integral member of the University Marketing Division. We are looking for a skilled marketing professional with experience in maintaining consistency across messaging, researching practical strategies, and conducting market research and testing of target audiences. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in higher education and who demonstrate successful campaign strategies.


    Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


    Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.


    Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


    Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.




    Essential Functions

    • Oversee the creation and publication of fresh, accurate, and timely promotional content to support the goals of the University.
    • Develop a content strategy and cycle to manage the website information architecture, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of SEO best practices.
    • Maintain the messaging and content of the University sites, ensuring a consistent quality, tone and messaging between multiple authors.
    • Manage special programs as assigned including program specific campaigns like Summer and Military and Veteran marketing.
    • Identify strategies for integration between website, digital, and print communications.
    • Create, edit, and develop content for digital platforms, focusing on external and internal messaging that supports Arcadia's branding priorities.
    • Develop marketing copy for all promotional advertising as well as scripting for advertising videos, radio, online, and print spots.
    • Use analytics to access effectiveness of digital communications and continually evaluate strategy and ensure optimum user experience.
    • Manage the University's internal and external mass email request system.
    • Contribute to the development of institutional guidelines and best practices for content strategy, contributors, and editors, including information architecture, editorial calendars, content templates, etc.
    • Work alongside the Web Content Editor to assess marketing initiatives, setting benchmarks and goals, creating dashboards, and driving a data-driven agenda with the UR team.
    • Ensure that all marketing copy is thoroughly researched, clearly written, reviewed, and vetted by appropriate University personnel.
    • Ensure that all materials adhere to University styles, and that status and outcome of projects are communicated with interested parties.



    University Relations team functions

    • Trained to assist in editing website content.
    • Project manage jobs as assigned.
    • Assist in University major events and activities as assigned.
    • Contribute to the overall success of University Relations by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Received: Director of Communications

    Given: student workers and interns


    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent writing, copy editing, and project management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and edit content for web.
    • Demonstrated ability to compose engaging digital marketing content.
    • Demonstrated ability and knowledge of search engine optimization best practices. 
    • Must have experience with Drupal CMS and Adobe Creative Suite.
    • Understanding of video principles.
    • Ability to oversee multiple projects with varying deadlines, using project management systems.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in communications, English, marketing or a related major.
    • Three to five years of relevant work experience in an academic setting. 


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Higher Education experience



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