Marketing Strategist

Bowling Green State University   Bowling Green, OH   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on June 27, 2024
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SALARY                 Depends on Qualifications

LOCATION           Main Campus (BG), OH

JOB TYPE              Full-Time

JOB NUMBER        BGSU00474

DIVISION               Enrollment Management

DEPARTMENT        Marketing and Brand Strategy

OPENING DATE      06/27/2024

CLOSING DATE       Continuous

PAY GRADE             355




Position Summary

The Marketing Strategist position requires an individual with the ability to assist campus partners in defining and achieving objectives and outcomes that reinforce the University’s Focus on the Future strategic plan, both internally and externally. 

Responsible for:

  • Interfacing with campus partners to clearly understand their objectives and outcomes, recommending appropriate tactics within the budget allotted, and managing the project through completion.
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Marketing Strategy and Assistant Director of Marketing Strategy, directing the production of print, electronic, video and web-based communications to support assigned project requests in conjunction with individuals and offices throughout campus. This includes copywriting and collaborating on creative concepts.
  • Maintaining overall consistency in marketing messages with a focus on aligning campus partner goals with institutional goals.



Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities

Marketing and communications specialist 

  • Act as liaison between the Office Marketing and Brand Strategy and assigned University colleges and departments for marketing and communications needs.
  • Formulate tactics to help University clients achieve objectives and outcomes.
  • Consult with and advise campus partners regarding project and program objectives and outcomes, and how this integrates with larger University goals and complements other programs.
  • Work collaboratively with web developers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, writers, social media team and advertising director.
  • Recommend methods within the allotted budget to meet those needs while advancing the University’s mission.
  • Implement the proposed methods.
  • Assist with marketing support and limited planning and coordinating of campus events. This primarily involves collaborating with event team on event format and messaging, promoting the event through the appropriate channels and developing marketing materials as needed to support the event.
  • Analyze results to determine effectiveness and refine future projects.


Project manager 

  • Direct projects while meeting multiple deadlines that result in client satisfaction, maintaining quality control and consistent standards, conveying clearly the University’s image.
  • Establish project timelines, clearly communicate those to all collaborators and ensure projects remain on schedule to ensure deadlines and project goals are met.
  • Input and correctly utilize the department’s project management system to facilitate work and collaboration with marketing team members, including web, graphic design, social media, media relations, photo/video and other staff.



  • Create compelling marketing copy across multiple mediums that clearly communicates client and University objectives in a manner that appeals to defined audiences. This includes persuasive email copy and subject lines, clear and concise website copy, and messages for digital screens, social media and other platforms across campus. Evaluate copy against University and Associated Press standards and ensure copy this is free of grammar and style errors.



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Skilled multitasker with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team
  • Ability to work with various constituency groups
  • Ability to recommend appropriate marketing tactics for desires goals and outcomes
  • Broad understanding of marketing and communications principles; familiarity and proven abilities with various media options including print production and electronic methods, particularly email marketing
  • Strong copywriting skills with knowledge of AP style; collaborative work style; strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet timely and crucial deadlines; manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Must have initiative, creativity and decisiveness




Minimum Qualifications:

The following Degree is required:

  • Bachelor’s degree.  Degree must be conferred at time of application

The following Degree is preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising or communications-related field.

The following Experience is required:

  • 3 years of marketing and project management experience, including experience building strategic marketing and/or communications plans
  • 3 years of demonstrated writing experience across all communication channels, including websites, email marketing, social media and/or print marketing materials, with knowledge of AP style and proper grammar




Position Schedule: Full-time position with an option for a flexible/hybrid work schedule (remote/on campus).  Work location: Bowling Green, Ohio.



Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 355. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.



Deadline to apply:  The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by July 12, 2024



Required Documents to Upload to Application:  Cover Letter and Resume




Bowling Green State University provides a comprehensive benefit program as part of a total compensation package.  This includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, health accounts (medical & dependent), life & disability insurance, retirement plans, employee assistance program and tuition fee waivers for employees and their eligible dependents as well as paid time off, holidays and parental leave.  For more information please visit Benefits-at-a-Glance.



To Apply

For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.


Why work at BGSU?

Full-time BGSU employees enjoy an array of exceptional benefits, including:

  • Quality, affordable health insurance: Various coverage options available for health, vision and dental starting the first day of the month following your date of employment.
  • Generous paid time off: Vacation, holidays, sick days and more.
  • Excellent work life balance resources: Our Employee Assistance Program offers confidential support to employees and their eligible family members, along with ancillary programs covering identity theft, elder care, legal services and more.
  • Tuition fee waivers: For eligible employees, spouses and dependent children.
  • Professional development opportunities: For skills training, supervisor and leadership programs, performance management, online courses and online tools for employee growth and development.
  • Parental leave: Up to five weeks of paid parental leave for full-time employees with at least 12 months of continuous service.
  • Retirement: BGSU offers several options for meeting your retirement goals with a current employer contribution of up to 14% depending on the retirement program selected. Read more about the option that best fits your needs.

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