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Our Webby award-winning website, GreatSchools.org, had nearly 55 million unique visitors last year and reaches more than half of all U.S. families with school-age children every year. As the nation’s leading guide to preK-12 schools, the site offers profiles of about 200,000 public and private schools and more than one million ratings and reviews by parents, teachers, and students. In addition, GreatSchools offers thousands of research-based articles, videos, and worksheets to help parents support their children’s learning. Learn more »


Email Marketing Manager

We are seeking an email marketing whiz to join our team of fun, creative people working toward a great mission. We are looking for someone with the technical abilities to produce and implement email products combined with the big picture strategic thinking to design tests, analyze results, and launch an ongoing series of multi-pronged email newsletters.

This is a full-time job working in our Oakland office.

Responsibilities

The Email Marketing Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day, hands-on execution of email marketing programs as well as collaborating in the strategy to test email newsletters. This includes ownership of the setup, maintenance, and quarterly review of new and triggered email communications, as well as designing tests, communicating their results and carrying out email best practices. Other responsibilities:

  • Grow our email lists organically, not through bought or rented lists.
  • Manage workflow of new email products and newsletters, complete with working in multiple formats and templates.
  • Design and implement tests to determine optimal cadence, stream and product.
  • Segment lists based on user information and behaviors.
  • Measure results and communicate with designers and editorial team to optimize the products.
  • Work to minimize list decay and unsubscribes while increasing the productivity of our email sends.
  • Develop documentation and road maps for processes.

Requirements

  • BA/BS or equivalent working experience
  • 3+ years experience with email marketing, marketing automation, and web analytics
  • Mastery of email marketing concepts and metrics, deliverability, and sender reputation
  • Proficiency in ExactTarget and other email marketing and marketing automation technology
  • Highly analytical and able to derive meaning from data through A/B testing and email optimization
  • Excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Detail oriented and a strong sense of ownership to ensure excellence

How to apply

Please email a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a résumé. Your cover letter should include reasons as to why you want to work for GreatSchools. Résumés without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please. Apply now >>


Technical Data Analyst

The Technical Data Analyst role is backbone of GreatSchools’ data pipeline, executing high volume, complex ETL projects on a wide variety of data inputs such as test scores, school characteristics, directory, course enrollment, college readiness, postsecondary outcomes, and others. This work includes ETL work on heterogeneous inputs, the use of a variety of data processing tools and languages, and will require collaboration with roles spanning the data pipeline, including acquisitions and strategy upstream, and software engineering and data science / analytics downstream. This position reports to the Data Engineer. It is a full-time, exempt position located in Oakland, CA.

Responsibilities

  • Own processing and loading of data files for display on the website and integration into data feeds
  • Own performance of thorough quality assurance analysis before and after loading data
  • Support Data Engineer by identifying process improvement opportunities, and work to implement tool enhancements that support increased automation of data loading
  • Execute data quality control standards according to Data Governance guidelines during loading and load QA
  • Support Data Engineer in solving data structure and architecture problems
  • Aid Data Engineer in support of Engineering
  • Support Data Operations Analysts in data coverage and quality reporting

Qualifications

  • BA plus 1 year of work in a related field.
  • 1+ years of experience with SQL, relational database management, and familiarity with working in a shell interface.
  • Proficiency with Excel, including formulas, filtering and data formatting.
  • Experience with a scripting language such as Ruby, Perl or Python (Ruby preferred).
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently and as a strong contributor to team projects.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work within tight deadlines, and prioritize work as necessary.
  • Positive work ethic, sense of humor, and contributor to our fun work environment.
  • Experience working with K-12 education data, analytics or data science tools, automated reporting, work in a non-profit, and a passion for the
  • GreatSchools mission, to help parents get a great education for their kids are pluses.
  • Experience working in an Agile software development framework or with a statistical programming language (R) are big pluses.

How to apply


Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, along with your résumé. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Résumés without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please. Apply now >>


Account Manager

GreatSchools, an award winning national parent empowerment and education nonprofit, is seeking a dynamic Account Manager. As part of our revenue team, you’ll use your communication, relationship-building and analytical skills to manage and expand relationships with our existing partners, and identify new prospects and opportunities for growth. We are looking for an proactive self-starter, who will work collaboratively with our small team on all initiatives in support of our overall revenue goal. This position reports to the Director, Monetization. It is a full time, exempt position located in Oakland, CA.

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with existing advertising and business development partners
  • Identify and promote opportunities for growth to partners
  • Work closely with revenue team members to build & maintain media plans, proposals, and internal tracking documentation
  • Ensure all partners are adhering to GreatSchools licensing and branding requirements
  • Generate new sales leads through prospecting, research and outreach
  • Manage and qualify inbound advertising leads
  • Manage GreatSchools API product by reviewing requests and generating access
  • Work with internal teams to troubleshoot & optimize data products
  • Maintain organized documentation and track sales activity in Salesforce

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 1 year of work experience in partner relations, sales, or account management
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Flexible, team-oriented individual committed to the GreatSchools mission
  • Familiarity with online advertising ecosystem
  • Detail oriented with a demonstrated analytical ability
  • Ability to see the big picture to support overall partnership growth
  • Positive work ethic, sense of humor, and contributor to our fun work environment
  • Experience working with a sales database management system and third-party ad serving tools a plus

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, along with your résumé. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Résumés without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please. Apply now >>


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We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek to recruit a diverse workforce. Unless otherwise specified, all of our open positions are located in our Oakland, CA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.