Higher Education Communications Manager


We’re looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has strong communication and organizational skills, succeeds with data to drive marketing and a passion for higher education in all of its delivery methods. You must have 3-5 years of experience in higher education marketing. Positivity is a must.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the primary day-to-day client contact keeping higher education clients informed of overall account status
  • Must have great customer service skills
  • Manage a portfolio of higher education accounts, and maintain responsibility for estimating, budgeting, and profitability
  • Develop, foster, and manage higher education client relationships; resolve issues effectively and proactively
  • Lead on all client-related presentations and meetings; effectively present, sell, and defend all agency work and proposals to clients
  • Write creative briefs, client proposals, and assists with brand, marketing, media, and PR planning
  • Implement innovative strategies and bring new ideas to help drive their client’s goals
  • Lead kickoffs and collaboration with creative and digital staff on insights, strategy, objectives, etc.
  • Ensure all work is on brand, on strategy, and relevant to the audience
  • Supervise Account Coordinators


  • 3+ years experience in a similar position with proven depth and experience in a similar role in higher education marketing. Preferred experience working with or for a four-year or two-year educational institution. 
  • Desired successful experience with enrollment campaigns that utilize digital media, content marketing strategy and PPC campaigns
  • Bachelor’s degree (marketing/communications major strongly preferred)
  • Well-versed and established in a variety of traditional and digital marketing channels
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Experience with analytic tools on platforms such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Bing, etc.
  • Understanding of the role CRM plays in student recruitment and retention
  • Excellence in both written and oral communication skills
  • Cultivates a positive team atmosphere
  • Business development experience and ability to build long-term, productive client relationships

Compensation & Benefits

Salary based on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k). Vibrant near east Madison location walkable and bike-able to many hot spots in Madison’s most unique neighborhood.

How to Apply:

If you think you've got what it takes, and you'd be a good fit, send your cover letter and resume via the link below.  No phone calls please.