YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Program Marketing Manager

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/18/2018 7:49 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    Association Office
    Marketing and Communications
    909 4th Avenue
  • Overview

    Who are we?

    At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

    At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace, and beyond.

    • 13 branches
    • 2 overnight camps
    • 10 swimming pools
    • More than 200 program sites

    Where you’ll work…


    Our Marketing and Communications team works in the heart of Downtown Seattle, in a historic building that has housed the YMCA since the 1930s.  Not only does our building house our Association Office (corporate headquarters), but it's also home to some of our unique social service programs AND a membership facility (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class at lunch, do some laps on the track before you go home, if you like!). 


    The Seattle Y offers a competitive pay range and part time or full time benefit packages, as eligible.


    If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!


    What you’ll be doing…

    We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is ready to be a part of a talented and creative marketing team. As one of our Program Marketing Managers you will develop and manage campaigns in order to acquire new members/participants for our organization. You will help lead the marketing strategy owning the development, execution and implementation including timeliness, quality and accuracy of campaign execution and its results.


    Who are you?

    If you're the right candidate for the job, you enjoy working with people and have a hunger to develop as an effective marketing manager. You are someone excited to create program marketing strategies across multiple types of media, with experience working on high profile innovative marketing campaigns. You possess the ability to communicate clearly to keep daily output in step with the larger vision for campaigns and events.



    • Directs the planning and activities for assigned program area as prioritized by the Senior Director.
    • Lead cross-functional weekly meetings with program subject matter experts (SMEs) across the YMCA of Greater Seattle to maintain positive and productive relationships between the marketing department and YMCA branch staff.
    • Participate in program area work groups to gain a greater understanding of those programs and to manage implementation of marketing campaigns.
    • Review Power BI and other data sources (and at times participating in creating those data sources) to review trends and make recommendations on marketing efforts as needed.
    • Develop success metrics and review branch activities and program initiatives and make recommendations for improvement if needed. Build and provide monthly dashboard to Execs and SMEs and facilitate post campaign learning and insight information sharing.
    • Lead discussion of the creative process with clients and team members to achieve the desired end result of projects.
    • Ensure initiatives launch on a timely basis.
    • Understand the unique tone and voice of the YMCA for your assigned program area and be able to translate it into effective marketing materials for one of the four program areas.
    • Collaborate with Creative team for execution when needed, ensuring projects are completed per timeline and per stated objectives.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    You should have:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field or equivalent education or experience.
    2. Minimum 3 years of work experience developing marketing plans.
    3. Demonstrated experience/results in working with writers, project managers, clients and senior leaders in the successful development of marketing communications materials.
    4. Previous management experience (with external marketing vendors and/or in-house staff)
    5. Comfort and ability to lead trainings in YMCA program subject matter area.
    6. Ability to self-direct, prioritize and work independently on assigned tasks.
    7. Outstanding written, presentation and verbal communications skills with proven ability to make data tell a story and drive strategic decision-making.
    8. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
    9. Comfortable working in fluid environments.
    10. Comfortable working in a PC environment.

    You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and Marketing and Communications Team if you:

    • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
    • Are very adaptable
    • Have high ownership and strong work ethic
    • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
    • Truly enjoy being of service to people
    • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
    • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all


    The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.





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