What We’re Looking For:
The Senior Global Marketing Strategist is responsible for creating and executing vertical and functional specific marketing strategies to acquire and move customers through the entire marketing funnel across all 2U B2C products. The Senior Global Marketing Strategist is responsible for working across the marketing organization to create and implement insights-driven marketing strategies, in the form of best practices, toolkits and vertical based campaigns for customization at a university partner level, driving efficiency of resourcing and effectiveness of marketing investment.
Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:
Creation of vertical-specific marketing growth drivers, based on consumer and customer insights: Leverage deep consumer insights to customize overall marketing growth drivers at a vertical level, creating best practice marketing toolkits for all stages of the funnel (awareness/ consideration/ conversion). Work with GMS peers to understand effective tools at each stage of the funnel, ensuring functional best practices are applied at each stage. Develop vertical-specific marketing toolkits for various phases of the product life cycle (new launch/ refresh/ etc) to allow for ease of customization at a university partner level. Ensure toolkits include touchpoints for all elements of the customer journey and are implementable at an integrated communications approach. Responsible for overall success of the allocated vertical/s, from a marketing strategy perspective.
Functional ownership: Collaborate with relevant cross functional teams to own and drive best practices across multiple functional areas( (i.e. email/ pricing / etc). Develop guidelines, best practices, and toolkits to be used across verticals and products for customization at a vertical level and/or partner level. Ensure GMS team members have an in-depth understanding of the functional area and that when functional areas are viewed holistically they are aligned and focussed on the same goals.
Collaborate with partner marketing/ marketing operations and creative marketing: Ensure that strong collaboration with enabling organizations is achieved through the understanding of university context & team requirements, aligned to vertical and functional area ownership. Ensure that vertical and functional growth drivers are correctly defined for the context and practically applicable. Ensure that efficiency is created through providing outputs that are relevant, useable and implementation friendly allowing for ease of execution
Contribute to team ways of work and functional best practices: Proactively support the team by contributing ideas and improvements on operational best practices, team way of work and innovative approaches and insights to deliver on our department goals.
Things That Should Be In Your Background:
- 5 - 10 years of experience in consumer insights, strategy, digital marketing strategy or digital brand/ product marketing.
- 3 years of digital marketing experience.
- Experience working with internal creative teams, briefing of creative asset development.
- Ability to translate strategy to implementation & develop growth drivers to creative execution.
- Strong analytical capability, ability to combine disparate data sources to provide a rounded view of the problem at hand.
- Strong collaboration and prioritization skills.
- Business degree with a marketing specialization
- Experience working in a global, remote/ hybrid team desirable.
About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U is comprised of 3 lines of business: Graduate Degree Programs, Short Course, and Boot Camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities and enterprise organizations transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help our partners fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our partners are there to help them succeed. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners.
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At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.
Benefits & Culture
Working at 2U means working with individuals that are passionate and mission driven. We collaborate on tough problems to deliver the best outcomes for our partners, students, and each other. You will find team members working together in our open office spaces, gathered in the kitchen grabbing a snack, or taking a break in our game rooms.
2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage
- Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
- Unlimited snacks and drinks
- Generous paid leave policies including unlimited PTO
- Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break
The anticipated base salary range for this role is ($90,000-$95,000), with potential bonus and equity eligibility. Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, budget for the position and cost of labor in the market in which the candidate will be hired.
2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to building and sustaining a culture of belonging, respect, and inclusion. We are proud of the steps we’ve taken to bring together an employee base that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by what makes us different, as well as by how we are alike.
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About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
For more than a decade, 2U, Inc. has been the digital transformation partner of choice to great non-profit colleges and universities delivering high-quality online education at scale. As the parent company of edX, a leading global online learning platform, 2U provides over 45 million learners with access to world-class education in partnership with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporations. Our people and technology are powering more than 4,000 digital education offerings — from free courses to full degrees — and helping unlock human potential. To learn more: visit 2U.com.
edX is the education movement for restless learners and a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU). Together with the majority of the world’s top-ranked universities and industry-leading companies, we bring our community of over 45 million learners world-class education to support them at every stage of their lives and careers, from free courses to full degrees. And we're not stopping there — we're relentlessly pursuing our vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location. Learn more at edX.org.
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