USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at The University of Southern California, is focused on making a difference for over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, staff, and guests who visit our campuses each day. Â Through our innovative services, our six central business units (USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, the USC Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) collectively create the best USC experience for future leaders, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, and doctors alike. Auxiliary Services works tirelessly to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family. We are driven to succeed by our commitment to uphold our six unifying values inÂ Integrity, Excellence, Well-Being, Open Communication, Accountability, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
We are seeking a Digital Marketing Managerto join our rapidly growing team.
The USC Auxiliary Services Marketing team is seeking a dedicated individual who is passionate about digital marketing to join their team as Digital Marketing Manager. The Digital Marketing Manager will define the digital brand marketing strategy and go-to-market plan to drive incremental traffic, sales, and customer acquisition goals for the Auxiliary Services business units. This position will oversee the development and management of full-funnel acquisition marketing strategy across relevant channels (website, search, remarketing, content, display, affiliate, social). The person in this role will also determine marketing plans, budgets, targeting, timing, and other elements of digital campaign planning. In addition, they will partner with CRM, UX, ecommerce, content, and design teams to generate best-in-class digital campaigns and experiences. The ideal candidate has end-to-end experience across strategy, operations, activations, and analytics.
Design, manage, and scale digital customer acquisition programs including SEO/SEM, paid and earned social media, retargeting, affiliate, display ad networks, etc.
Plan, implement and manage end-to-end performance marketing strategy. Determine marketing KPIs (ROAS, CPA, CPM, CTR, etc.). Develop rolling 12-month marketing calendar and go-to-market execution.
Manage digital marketing operations including campaign execution, weekly campaign priorities, optimization, best practices, A/B creative/copy testing, landing page testing, performance analysis, reporting and insights/recommendations
Function as subject matter expert on customer journey, identify any gaps and makes recommendations; maintain optimum path to purchase via continuous testing
Plan and execute all SEO/SEM initiatives, including site audits, keyword analysis, competitive analysis, campaign structuring, on-site code implementation and optimization, local listing development, and link building
Define long-term vision for affiliate partnerships; measure, track, and enhance success
Craft paid/organic social strategy (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Pinterest, Reddit, emerging platforms) to drive new customers, including key product releases, promotions, and lifestyle marketing
Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies
Educate business units on impact of digital media spend
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 5 years of direct-to-consumer web marketing, performance strategy, or growth marketing experience within an agency or brand environment.
Minimum field of Expertise: Experience in large-scale website SEO; experience partnering with designers on implementing great SEO alongside excellent UX/UI is preferred.
Must have Google Analytics Certification.
Strong analytics with intermediate Excel knowledge (pivot tables, etc.).
Expert knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends).
Proven understanding of how to plan, develop, execute and optimize paid digital campaigns within large ad networks such as Facebook and Google suite.
Detailed oriented: but can also see the forest from the trees, balancing the intricacies of SEO with strategic company objectives.
Ability to establish and analyze KPI's including traffic, conversion, and AOV, and the ability to offer well-presented insights based on findings.
Familiarity with third-party CPC, CPL, and CPM platforms and networks.
Experience in optimizing landing pages and user funnels.
Extensive expertise in affiliate networks or SaaS platforms (ShareASale, Commission Junction, etc.), strong analytical skills for optimizing, and experience developing strong relationships with affiliates and networks.
Familiarity with remarketing/audience creation platforms like LiveRamp, Google Analytics, DMPs, and CDPs, with knowledge on various forms of digital tracking.
Effective communicator, and ability to translate data into conversational terms and break down complex digital language into easy-to-understand details.
What We Prefer:
Preferred Education: Master's Degree
Preferred Experience: 5 years
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We pride ourselves in creating the BEST USC EXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families. For more information please visit http://benefits.usc.edu.
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Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Experience in large-scale website SEO; experience partnering with designers on implementing great SEO alongside excellent UX/UI is preferred. Must have Google Analytics Certification.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.