Marketing Program Manager

Northwestern Health Sciences University

About Northwestern Health Sciences University:

Northwestern Health Sciences University is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. Located in Bloomington, MN, the institution has been a fixture in the market since 1941. The University has a clear mission and reputation of developing excellent academic and professional programs in what has been traditionally described as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Their deep history is rooted in their founding of The College of Chiropractic, established over 70 years ago which continues to provide more than 85% of the practicing Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) in the state of Minnesota.

While the institution’s history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, the University strives to position itself as an institution focused more broadly on health and wellness. As the demand for graduates in chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine and massage therapy continues to grow, NWHSU is uniquely positioned to offer training in a range of patient care options that are natural, evidence based, non-invasive and integrated with traditional medicine.

Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 1,000 students across degree and certificate programs and 7,000 continuing education students. NWHSU has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. The University is a not-for-profit institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Its 25-acre, non-residential campus in Bloomington, Minnesota is eight miles from MSP Airport and ten miles from downtown Minneapolis.

Position Details

Marketing Program Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Bloomington, MN

Position Information:

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, the Marketing Programs Manager is an integral member of the Marketing & Communications team, developing, managing and executing marketing plans. Conceptualizing and developing strategic marketing plans is essential to success. This position will work with multiple stakeholders within the university including admissions, clinics, continuing education alumni, student services or campus store to advise, conceptualize, develop and implement integrated marketing communications plans through traditional and digital communications campaigns, community, business outreach and public relations opportunities. This role will develop proactive marketing plans and initiatives to drive brand awareness, generate and nurture leads for academic and other business and community programs. The role will also explore and build strategies and tactics from paid and earned media, develop content, and work with graphic designers, printers, events planners, advertising and marketing and web agencies, public relations partners and others.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Marketing Planning, Campaign Development & Execution 
  • Research & Analytics, Segmentation 
  • Administrative tasks - proactively build effective strategic and tactical working relationships with multiple stakeholders and leverage workflow process to implement campaigns efficiently and meet objectives set forth in the strategy/marketing plan 
  • Other duties as assigned

Scope of this role:

This position requires the ability to organize and lead people and process without the benefit of formal reporting relationships. It must lead through the development of creative ideas and comprehensive marketing plans, and have the skills necessary to efficiently execute those ideas through a combination of resources within the Marketing Department and across other areas of the University. The Marketing Programs Manager role requires advanced skills and experience in marketing consulting, allowing this role to understand the business objectives of each area of the University and consult on effective strategies and tactics to help achieve those business objectives. This role works at a strategic level to define business objectives and marketing plans, and then at a tactical level to execute. The ability to manage through multiple competing priorities, often under tight time lines is essential to success.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (Required) or Master's degree (preferred) in the fields of marketing, business, communication or journalism 
  • 5+ years of experience in higher education, corporate marketing, or other progressive marketing venue. This position must have experience across a broad range of media at both a strategic and tactical level, must understand workflow management in a marketing environment and understand how to organize and lead collaborative, interdependent teams.

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