The Director of Digital Strategy & Marketing will develop and execute a unified, effective, and sustainable digital and marketing strategy to advance the medical center's institutional goals. Concentrating on growing the clinical enterprise and building brand awareness with patients, the Director will identify strategic initiatives, marketing opportunities and direct marketing initiatives that provide the most benefit to the medical center, while protecting its world-class brand.
The Director of Digital Strategy & Marketing will lead digital marketing activities, including, but not limited to, SEO/SEM, digital advertising, social media advertising, content creation, and analytics. The Director of Marketing will develop systems and processes to integrate and improve on paid marketing campaigns run by decentralized subunits. The Director will monitor, guide and collaborate on marketing and branding at all levels of the organization.
The Director will serve as an advisor on digital strategy and health care marketing to achieve business goals and develop plans that provide a core marketing strategy that dovetails with the marketing plans of de-centralized clinical units.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Digital Strategy & Web Services, will work collaboratively with Web Services and the faculty practice patient access/marketing team. The Director will work closely with various units across the institution to fulfill their needs.
The Director of Digital Strategy & Marketing will supervise marketing managers/coordinators who may create marketing content and campaigns for various mediums, including video, social media, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), and clinical/medical center websites.
The Director of Digital Strategy & Marketing will:
Aid in the development, implementation and adoption of the new medical center digital strategy, digital marketing and brand strategy, continually revise based on changing trends, business goals and internal requirements
Cultivate a culture of marketing best practices across all the units of the medical center, including by tracking marketing campaigns, building a body of digital marketing knowledge, and aligning the conception of marketing projects with business and institutional goals
Introduce processes to bring better synchronization, collaboration, brand/reputation management, and transparency between clinical communicators, including by collaborating with clinical departments, divisions, and affiliate organizations to develop annual marketing plans
Develop a comprehensive digital strategy and central marketing plan and, in conjunction with Chief Communication Officer & Faculty Practice Organization, that reflects the core goals and complements the marketing of decentralized units
Serve as a leader on the medical center campus, as a digital strategy and marketing expert and as an advocate for strategic, integrated marketing that accomplishes institutional objectives
Identify, develop, track, and optimize marketing campaigns across all appropriate channels that support the institutional objectives
Oversee marketing managers who work with clients to develop campaigns/marketing content, manage digital assets, and manage projects
Administer web analytics, and advise on all marketing tracking and reporting across the medical cente
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred, or equivalent experience required, plus at least 8+ years of related experience in a role with significant digital and social media management and strategy responsibilities. Preferably in healthcare or higher education
Strategic digital communications advocate who conceives of, collaborates with stakeholders on, and executes digital strategies to enhance external communications and drive business
Ability to measure, analyze, and report performance on all digital marketing campaigns and assess against goals
Deep understanding of search engine optimization, search engine marketing, marketing strategy, email, social media, and digital display advertising campaigns and how these fit into the customer journey and decision making
Experience identifying trends and insights, applying insights to optimize spend and performance on ongoing basis. Plan, execute and track A/B testing and other conversion tests
Thorough understanding of the digital media landscape and the ability to envision and predict future web trends
Experience working with complex and diverse stakeholders to produce specific content
Experience working with writers, designers, and programmers
Proven editorial experience, including editing, copy-writing, and proof-reading, with an eye for creativity and good design
Communications or editorial experience with a specialization in healthcare is a plus for this position. Experience with electronic production, editorial processing and online content management systems is also preferred.
Excellent communication skills; organizational and analytical skills; self-starter; shows initiative; ability to explain technical issues to non-technical people
Proven analytical capabilities with attention to detail
Deep understand of consumer/user journey, buying behavior, decision making and how these influence conversions
Experience with bid-management tools such as Kenshoo, Marin or Adobe Media Optimizer
Deep understanding of Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics, conversion tracking
Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Strong work ethic with a dedication to excellence
Strong understanding of the relationship between organic and paid search
Solution oriented with the ability to anticipate needs for the team and organization
Type other requirements and/or special indicators if CUIMC
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