The Digital Marketing Specialist in the Division of Strategic Enrollment Management serves an integral role in carrying out strategies relating to search engine marketing, social media advertising, remarketing, multivariate testing, A/B testing, and marketing automation to enhance marketing and engagement efforts for Rowan University.
The position will be responsible for leveraging data and trends to assist in the optimization of campaigns while developing segmentation and audience building strategies. This includes the preparation and presentation of dashboards and reports relating to each facet of digital marketing. This is a hands-on-role in a fast-moving environment, collaborating with colleagues on the analytics team, content team, admissions team, and the individual colleges within Rowan University to enhance digital marketing and analytics practices.
The Digital Marketing Specialist will coordinate development, implementation, and optimization of ad campaigns across search, display, social, and video platforms. Advertising activities include keyword research, audience development, and bidding activities and budget coordination with the aim of ensuring that the university’s advertising is reaching the right audiences and driving action in areas such as student recruitment and reputation enhancement.
In support of robust, data-driven decision making and execution goals, the specialist will also set up processes to proactively monitor metrics and report on performance of digital advertising campaigns, website performance, and social media campaigns.
The Digital Marketing Specialist reports directly to the Associate Director of Digital Marketing and Analytics.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create and successfully drive innovative and effective marketing programs, including integrated digital marketing and paid media campaigns for awareness, lead generation, and engagement.
Build the digital infrastructure of campaigns – ranging from digital timelines and work back schedules, audience targeting, asset design, and copy, finalizing media plans, and reporting.
Develop recommendations for new growth initiatives, platforms, and programs based on business goals, competitive analysis/benchmarking, and emerging trends.
Build processes for repeatability and scalability of campaigns by developing guides and templates for best practices.
Implement and monitor digital marketing campaigns relating to search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media advertising, remarketing, and marketing automation.
Produce ad content for paid digital marketing campaigns, and collaborate with content team members to ensure alignment with brand and positioning.
Measure and improve campaign performance through the utilization of platforms including Google Analytics, Google Ads, BrightEdge, Facebook Insights, and Slate.
Prepare and present detailed campaign reports using appropriate analytics tools.
Assist in the development of multitouch attribution and other digital attribution strategies.
Build segments and audiences to leverage in A/B and multivariant testing programs and digital marketing campaigns.
Implement A/B and multivariate testing projects using Google Optimize and other platforms to optimize campaigns and digital experiences.
Assist in monitoring engagement and conversion patterns of segments and audiences to develop testing programs further.
Optimize user experience and reach by leveraging a variety of metrics and dimensions from Google Analytics and Google Data Studio reports.
Work closely with the Associate Director of Digital Marketing and Analytics to identify opportunities to improve Rowan’s digital marketing practices.
Develop digital marketing plans through collaboration efforts with individual colleges within Rowan University, and admissions team.
Remain up-to-date with digital marketing trends and best practices.
Create unique URLs to utilize for tracking campaigns, mediums, sources, and ad content, particularly through UTM parameters and vanity URLs.
Collaborate with analytics teammates to develop digital marketing KPIs used in reporting, analysis, and optimization of all digital marketing initiatives.
Work closely with the Associate Director of Digital Marketing and Analytics to translate analytical findings into customer centric and actionable solutions, recommending and operationalizing results.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Minimum of 4 (four) years of professional experience, preferably in digital marketing working with digital analytics, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and lead conversion.
Knowledge of marketing principles, concepts, techniques, and applications relevant to the field of promotion and advertising.
Ability to translate technical concepts and observations into actionable insights.
Experience working with diverse teams.
Ability to flex based on priorities.
Strong planning, organization and time management skills
Extremely detail oriented and organized.
Excellent communication, presentation, and listening skills
Experience with the Google digital marketing and analytics suite, including Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google Optimize, and Google Tag Manager
Experience with CRM and marketing automation systems (e.g. Slate, Marketo, HubSpot)
Experience with business intelligence and dashboarding tools (e.g. Tableau, Google Data Studio)
Experience with technical SEO strategies, and UX and IU design, with experience using SEO tools (e.g. BrightEdge, Screaming Frog, SEMRush).
Experience with SQL, HTML, and CSS.
Experience managing campaign budgets through digital advertising platforms
Experience with project management software (eg. Trello, Asana, BaseCamp)
Knowledge of paid social media best practices and implementation and measurement techniques
A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, af...fordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.