Digital Marketing Specialist

at Drake University
Published December 9, 2023
Location Des Moines, IA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Title: Digital Marketing Specialist - 997265

Position Number: 997265

Unit/Department: Drake Online

FTE: Full-time

Department Summary:

Rooted in the Drake University mission of providing an exceptional learning environment that prepares people for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship, Drake Online has expanded its institutional reach and access to an exceptional educational experience.

Through Drake Online, Drake University offers a number of relevant online undergraduate and graduate programs building on areas of strength. These currently include:

• Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication

• Master of Arts in Communication

• Master of Business Administration

• Master of Science in Business Analytics

• Master of Jurisprudence in Compliance & Risk Management

• Master of Public Administration

• Master of Science in Education

• Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics

• Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology

We are proud to work with learners to provide training and education they need to better themselves and become leaders in their organizations.

Learn more at: .

Job Summary:

The Digital Marketing Specialist will develop and drive comprehensive multichannel marketing strategies for Drake Online programs.

Core responsibilities include but not limited to: conducting strategic market research, developing, executing, and managing program promotions, producing reports, creating graphics, and monitoring and maintaining Drake Online website and monitoring analytics of promotion strategies.

Upon successful completion of the onboarding process and ongoing satisfactory performance, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement with some time spent working on campus and some time working from home.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, Public Relations, or closely related field

• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) to create design layouts for print and digital communications, flyers, postcards, resource materials, landing pages, and other special projects

• Knowledge of SEO/SEM

• Exceptional interpersonal, writing, editing, and proofreading skills

• Ability to think creatively and independently to develop innovative approaches and communications strategy

• Knowledge of social media (such as: Twitter/X, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok) and familiarity with, and/or eagerness to learn, web content management systems (such as: Terminal 4, WordPress, Drupal)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Minimum two years’ experience in marketing or communications

• Knowledge and skills querying data repositories and structured data sources (i.e., Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Workforce Development, Gray Associate’s PES+ Markets or Lightcast Analyst)

Job Duties:

20% - Conduct strategic market research, including evaluations of the competitive landscape, environmental scans, surveys, interviews, and focus groups. - (Essential)

20% - Develop, execute, and manage comprehensive and measurable program promotion plans. - (Essential)

20% - Assess data and produces reports, charts and tables by querying data repositories and agencies. - (Essential)

15% - Create graphic design work for a variety of digital platforms: email, web, and social media communications. Creates, maintains, and continually improves the Drake Online website and social media communications. - (Essential)

10% - Monitors analytics for the Drake Online website. - (Essential)

10% - Monitors social media analytics and provides reports on promotion strategies on all digital platforms. - (Essential)

5% - Perform other duties, as assigned. - (Essential)

Salary & Benefits

We anticipate a starting salary of at least $60,000. However, the final offered salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

At Drake, we are proud to offer our employees, their spouses, and eligible dependents a comprehensive benefits package, which includes a wide range of core benefits, perks, and discounts. If you are exploring a job with Drake University, we invite you to spend a little time with our digital benefits guide: Drake Benefits Guide (Plan Year 2024) ( .

One of our very popular policies provides a tuition waiver for Drake employees, their spouses, and eligible dependents. Drake also participates in two tuition exchange programs available to dependent children. You can learn about both the tuition waiver policy and tuition exchange programs here: Tuition Benefits ( .

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates must complete Drake’s online employment application and attach both a resume/CV and cover letter.

Finalists may be asked to provide additional information (such as sample work). Offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and positive professional references.

If you have any questions about this position, the application process, or working at Drake, please contact us at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] .

Review of Applications Begins:

A review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.