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The Marketing Manager is a Portfolio Marketing position within our marketing organization. This individual will establish our Psychology, Counseling, Social Work and Human Service and Public Service degrees/programs as the leader in adult online learning. This role supports the development and execution of product positioning, messaging, and go-to-market strategies. This role requires a deep understanding of priority products, target market(s), value propositions, and the competitive environment. This individual engages with teams across marketing (Aggregator, Paid Search, Online Media, Brand, and Employer), cross-functional teams and agencies/vendors/influencers on campaigns and promotional strategies that grow awareness, consideration, and conversion.



  • Portfolio Growth. Develop and manage a roadmap of ongoing, cross-channel, strategic marketing initiatives at a degree/program level.  Assist with the performance and tracking of all initiatives and optimize to deliver on brand and business KPIs
  • Key Messages. Work with internal and external teams to develop degree/program positioning, competitive differentiators, messaging and content that differentiates Capella in the market
  • Content Marketing. Build content to showcase a differentiated story with compelling business results. Craft a consistent and compelling narrative across channels (including blog content) maintaining strong messaging hierarchy and effective content strategy plans
  • Campaigns. Lead the implementation of campaigns that drive for results. Implement ongoing marketing campaigns, strategy through execution both internally and externally. Develop plans with clear strategic objectives and thoughtful measures
  • Event Marketing.  Lead strategy for high priority events
  • Brand Integrations. Partner with Creative, Brand, and agencies/vendors to ensure proper product representation in brand campaigns and marketing initiatives
  • Channel Integrations. Engage with internal marketing channel partners including Aggregator, Paid Search, Online Media, Brand, and Employer to support media and promotional plans to meet degree/program KPIs
  • Competitive Insights. Develop competitive insights to understand trends and inform messaging and communications strategies. Research to better understand our target market and make recommendations on how to best reach them
  • Analytics. Develop an understanding of data analytics, monitor daily activity and identify trends; communicate findings to internal stake holders.  Partner with Marketing Analytics, Reporting & Analytics and IT teams in doing so
  • Innovation. Drive new and optimize existing programs/campaigns that drive new business. Implement optimizations and new ideas that drive results
  • Other responsibilities as assigned



  • BS required. MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in relatable marketing work, within a direct marketing or service organization.
  • Marketing experience, preferably within product marketing, with knowledge of paid media.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of the marketing landscape with awareness of emerging innovation.
  • Comfort in a fast-paced, ever-changing and sometimes ambiguous, work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and can work collaboratively with others.
  • Strong execution skills, able to work with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Ability to translate deep customer insights into relationship marketing driven approach that is highly personalized, relevant and strategic.
  • Business acumen, critical thinking, strategic thinking, and creating alignment.
  • Effectively communicate, both up and down the management chain.
  • Must be able to travel 10% of time. Travel via plane, car, and metro may be required to perform this job.


Capella University
Capella Tower
225 S. 6th St., 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402

This is an on-site position located at Capella’s downtown Minneapolis headquarters. It requires the ability to work in downtown Minneapolis and in a high-rise corporate office setting.  Typical of a corporate office setting, Capella’s office space: 

  • is designed with an open work space setting and common fluorescent lighting 
  • includes frequent co-worker interaction and corresponding noise levels 
  • is subject to inside environmental conditions 

Sedentary work: 

  • this role is mainly a sedentary role with frequent sitting and occasional walking and/or standing.   
  • this role involves frequent usage of a telephone, PC and standard monitors.    
  • this role has minimal lifting requirements, may require exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects 

Requires minimal (0–10 percent) business travel: 

  • may occasionally require travel to on-site Capella events such as Commencement or off-site Capella University leadership meetings as requested and based on business needs. All travel must be pre-approved and arrangements made according to Capella’s policies/procedures.


  • the University’s general office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. Work hours and starting times may vary depending on the job and the business needs. Some positions will have a specified starting time, and may be earlier or later, depending upon business requirements.
  • the normally scheduled workweek for all full-time employees consists of 40-45 hours.
About Capella

Capella University is an online university built on graduate degrees, with more than 35,000 students throughout the U.S. and in other countries. Founded in 1993 to provide advanced educational opportunities for working professionals, Capella has become a national leader in online education, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. The university's success is built upon a culture that promotes human potential, achievement, innovation, integrity, collaboration, and teamwork. Capella Education Company (CPLA), parent company of Capella University, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. Capella Education Company was named to the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame for being listed as one of the nation's fastest-growing companies for 7 consecutive years. Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

Higher Learning Commission contact information: https://www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440

Equal Employment Opportunity

Capella is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience and to reflect the diversity within our learner community. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university and our corporate offices. Our goal is to create academic and business communities that are rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Capella is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabled and Protected Veteran employer.  Visit the link below to access the EEO is the Law poster.  http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf


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