Marketing Manager – Corvallis

OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Marketing Manager. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

Job Title: Marketing Manager
Job Type: Fixed-Term
Overview: Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) is a trusted and respected provider of continuing education, e-learning and online instructional technology. PACE strives to improve our students’ personal development and quality of life with superior learning opportunities and resources. We offer courses in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, art, design, music, business, entrepreneurship, leadership, communications, marketing, education, employee training, environment, food and drink, gardening, health care, and safety. The work environment at PACE is professional, enjoyable, and values diversity in all of its forms. Each team member is truly vested in the PACE mission to bring the best of Oregon State University to learners of all ages and backgrounds through quality continuing education.
Responsibilities: We are looking for a professional who provides vision and strategic direction for enrollment management, marketing, and communication. The Marketing Manager position plays a critical role in advancing the PACE mission and is responsible for the development, oversight, and management of all PACE enrollment, recruiting, and related marketing communications programs. This position supports and oversees all personnel employed or contracted by the university to accomplish the outlined tasks. The Marketing Manager is responsible for development of marketing resources and strategic campaigns for student recruitment including social media, web-based communications, website management for recruitment purposes, and printed materials. This position is responsible for enrollment stability and strategic enrollment growth and manages visual branding, communications, and student services across various marketing channels.

This position works closely with many campus partners, including: University Relations and Marketing, the OSU Alumni Association, OSU Extended Campus, OSU Extension Service, and Extension and Experiment Station Communications.

Oregon State University is committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of the University are responsible for helping to ensure that these goals are achieved.

For a full list of duties, visit

Qualifications: Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing/communications or related field
  • Three years of professional marketing/communications experience with a specialized expertise in digital marketing for workforce development, continuing education, professional development, and/or adult education programs. Expertise may include marketing background in training seminars, certificates, higher or continuing education programs, as well as credit or non-credit courses.
  • Experience developing and implementing marketing plans
  • Project management experience, including demonstrated success working with teams
  • Experience with Internet marketing, including promotion via Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), and emerging social media tools and technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with programs and unit initiatives
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, such as experience developing/implementing marketing strategies to reach members of underrepresented groups
  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, or in a field relevant to duties outlined in the position description
  • Experience marketing in a higher education context
  • Customer relationship management experience using an enterprise-level CRM tool (e.g. Salesforce or Hubspot)
  • Experience managing or conducting market research
  • Basic understanding of design principles as related to the development of marketing materials and ability to help graphic designer create marketing collateral
Salary Range:

$47,820 – $81,372


04/30/2016 (Posting may be extended)

How to Apply: See job posting for complete instructions on how to apply:

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their email addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as ‘professional references’ if not included with your resume/CV).

2) A cover letter indicating your interest in this position and how you meet the required qualifications.

3) Submit one work sample that includes elements of social media, SEM and SEO, along with a short description of your role on the project and how you collaborated with your project team. The online application system will allow you to attach your sample if the PDF file is 9MB 9or less. If over 9MB 9in size, submit to contact person listed.

For additional information please contact:
Elizabeth Thomas

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.