Title: Communication & Marketing Manager Location


Title: Communication & Marketing Manager Location
Communication & Marketing Manager
Federal Way, WA (Seattle/Tacoma area)
March 2015
Who We Are.​
As a mission-driven organization​
Getting Smart®​
is passionate about accelerating
and amplifying innovations in teaching and learning. Getting Smart, an education advocacy firm,
provides strategic, marketing, communications, content creation and professional learning
services that turn ideas into impact. GettingSmart.com is a community of learners and
contributors that cover important events, trends, products and publications across K-12, early,
postsecondary education and lifelong learning opportunities. Learn more at​
The Getting Smart culture is intimate with a group of hardworking and self-motivated
individuals, given a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience with a wide variety of
projects. We are a team that enjoys working together on creative content that amplifies
innovations in learning and are looking for a passionate and spirited individual to join us!
Position. ​
The Communication and Marketing Manager role is dynamic and varied--with
opportunities to lead both internal and external marketing and communication efforts that shape
the future of education. The Communication and Marketing Manager will also have the
opportunity to serve as a national expert on communications efforts in education (participate in
webinars, in-person speaking events, etc) and work across our organization to align efforts for
maximum productivity and impact.
Primary Responsibilities:
➢ Advocacy Partner deliverables
○ Manage client deliverables including marketing, strategic communications, public
relations and social media campaigns
○ Support publication efforts of our content creation team by building innovative
launch and promotional plans and strategies
○ Contribute to monthly client analytics and progress reports
➢ Business development
○ Lead business development in communication and marketing initiatives
➢ Getting Smart communications and marketing
○ Develop and implement internal communication and marketing plans
○ Support brand activation and awareness campaigns for Getting Smart and our
○ Manage Getting Smart social media plan and implementation, including outreach
to potential new audiences and cultivation of existing relationships
1600B SW Dash Point Rd #311 - Federal Way, WA 98023 - 253-944-1592 - GettingSmart.com Who We Want.​
The ideal candidate is creative, collaborative, motivated and passionate about
communications and marketing. He or she embodies the ​
attributes of design-thinking​
, and
doesn’t have a hard time having fun. Desired relevant experience includes:
➢ Experience in an agency or firm setting managing multiple clients
➢ Strong background in business development and/or sales
➢ Experience creating and implementing marketing plans
➢ Strategic communication campaign management
➢ Vast experience in social media management
Key skills desired are:
➢ Strong written and oral communication
➢ Manages one’s own workload, projects and goals in a fast-paced, team-oriented
➢ Ability to multi-task across multiple projects with multiple clients
➢ Ability to write in multiple modalities including blogs, briefs, releases, media pitches and
speech writing
➢ Passion and interest in the field of education
➢ Fluency in graphic design principles; Adobe Photoshop experience
Availability during non-traditional working hours (including some nights, weekend and travel) is
required however, the position does have flexibility of in-office hours and telecommuting days.
Bachelor’s degree is required. Ability to have fun, laugh, be positive and enjoy working with
passionate people is also required.
This is a full-time salaried position that offers reimbursed medical benefits, vacation, and sick
leave. Talented and qualified individuals with immediate availability please apply. Position is
available immediately.
To Apply. ​
Email your resume and applications materials to ​
[email protected]​
, with
subject line “Getting Smart Communication & Marketing Manager.” Applicants are encouraged to
be creative and submit non-traditional application materials such as a video, website,
infographic, series of blog posts, etc. Show us who you are!
Please answer the following questions in your application materials:
➢ What makes you uniquely qualified for this position?
➢ Why are you interested in working with the Getting Smart team?
➢ Why are you passionate about communication and marketing?
➢ Describe your experience and/or desire to grow and develop a communication and
marketing department.
Please send any relevant writing samples with your application materials.
1600B SW Dash Point Rd #311 - Federal Way, WA 98023 - 253-944-1592 - GettingSmart.com