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Senior Director, Growth & Integrated Marketing

About Prodigy

Prodigy Education connects students, parents, teachers and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account and try the most effective and engaging K-8 math platform in the world. Our business model helps us connect with youth around the world, with over 100 million students now voluntarily practicing math every single day — and enjoying it!

At Prodigy Education, we have an incredible team that works tirelessly to turn our goal of making education a human right into a reality. We are immensely grateful for our amazing team and all they do every day. We welcome people who share our passion to join our team, where you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning.

Our passion is our mission - to help every student in the world love learning!

Please note: During the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to keep all our candidates safe, Prodigy is hiring and on-boarding 100% remotely for the time being.

Overview:

  • Here at Prodigy, we are working hard to achieve our mission of helping every student in the world to LOVE learning. Our multi-product line continues to grow to service the needs of everyone involved in a child's education. Prodigy has recently begun marketing directly to consumers (parents, teachers, and students) and is looking for a senior leader to scale these efforts to support growth in revenue directly attributable to marketing efforts.
  • Prodigy is looking for a Senior Director, Digital Growth & Integrated Marketing (direct to consumer) to set the strategy, develop, implement, track, and optimize our digital marketing initiatives related to our direct-to-consumer marketing efforts. From creating top of funnel awareness and brand building campaigns, to implementing new growth opportunities, the ideal candidate will know how to build and scale complex marketing campaigns across the purchase funnel, has demonstrated experience managing and building high performing teams to achieve results, and is able to define and clearly communicate the strategic direction.
  • Reporting to the CMO, you will have overall ownership of a substantial multi-million dollar digital marketing budget across several consumer audiences - Parents, Students, and Teachers. You are passionate about full-funnel, integrated marketing and understand the importance of leveraging the power of paid, earned, and owned media throughout the customer journey. You have a growth mindset, have the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time and possess an understanding and expertise in SEO, SEM, email marketing, paid and organic social media, A/B and multivariate testing, and content marketing. Being customer-obsessed, you will lead a cross functional marketing squad of experts in media (paid and organic), product marketing, research & insights, creative, and marketing analytics to realize aggressive growth goals for direct-to-consumer marketing. You will partner closely with internal teams within marketing, product, sales, finance, etc. to realize direct-to-consumer revenue goals. 

Your Impact:

  • You will lead the charge in shaping the long term growth strategy for direct-to-consumer marketing to increase revenue and retention.
  • Be a senior leader within marketing, working hand-in-hand with product and sales to bring Prodigy’s consumer value proposition to the marketplace.
  • Be audience and customer obsessed rooting marketing strategy and execution in insights and finding relevant white-spaces to break-through to consumers in.
  • Create an enduring partnership with product to help shape go-to-market strategy and create, communicate and amplify highly marketable features.  
  • Lead and collaborate on cross-functional teams to deliver on high-impact, company-wide initiatives.
  • Deliver on Prodigy’s mission of helping every student in the world love learning by growing registrations and memberships for Prodigy.
  • Contribute to Prodigy’s exponential growth, as we build the world's leading education platform.
  • Partner with finance and data science to contribute to the company model, build mini-models to support new investments, and set a data-driven research agenda.
  • Coach, manage, and develop a high performing, multi-disciplinary marketing team through professional development, succession planning, and consistent coaching, up-leveling existing team members and adding additional top-talent to the team.
  • You will unlock team potential and productivity by actively participating in the ongoing evolution of how we market products and experiences people love that deliver amazing business outcomes.

Who You Are:

  • An experienced marketing leader, with a passion for marketing-led growth, and a proven track record of success.
  • A university degree in business, marketing, communications, or related field.  MBA a plus.
  • A clear passion for the consumer and driven by insights to improve consumer and purchase journeys.
  • 10+ years of marketing experience, with at least 5 years of people management 
  • Have built strong relationships with product and sales, jointly delivering sustained and efficient revenue growth. 
  • Solutions oriented with a proactive approach to identifying mitigation factors. 
  • Hands-on experience designing, measuring, and evolving full-funnel marketing strategies including acquisition and retention loops that create long term users.
  • Highly analytical with experience in a data-rich marketing environment and a passion for turning data into insights.
  • Strong knowledge of agile methodologies such as SCRUM and/or Kanban.
  • Amazing written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present compelling, data-informed, strategies and opportunities.
  • Coaching and mentorship is your passion - you thrive on seeing your team members grow and develop personally and professionally.
  • A growth mindset with an insatiable curiosity that you harness to help your team build incredible experiences.
  • Excited by the challenges that come with a rapidly growing and scaling company, and have thrived in this kind of environment.
  • Not afraid to stretch yourself outside of your comfort zone to take on new challenges, and have a love for continuous learning.

Core Marketing Tools:

  • Google Analytics
  • Customer IO
  • Optimizely
  • Full Story
  • UnBounce

Bonus Points For:

  • Education Tech experience
  • SaaS experience

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to build a career of value and witness first hand the impact Prodigy has as the most engaging math platform in the world!
  • A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations
  • No micromanaging here! We believe in our employees skills and abilities, we encourage you to bring new innovative ideas to your team
  • Full health benefits from day one (1)  for you and your family, fully covered! Nothing is ever taken off your pay cheque 
  • We are a profitable company, with eligibility to participate in stock options for all employees
  • Late or early riser? We understand! We offer flexible working hours that allow you to schedule your 8 hour day with a bit more flexibility. We do have core office hours, to ensure team members can be present for important meetings and department needs. Our core office hours are 10:30am - 3:00pm

  • While we operate 100% remotely for the time being, our company culture and values remain at the core of everything we do. We are offering a number of remote-friendly activities such as:
  • Virtual trivia 
  • Zoom meditation, stretching, and fitness sessions
  • Daily remote challenges via Slack 
  • Virtual “Prodigy Prepares” cooking series featuring our very own employees!
  • Remote work employee budget for things like home office equipment etc. 

  • When this pandemic comes to an end and it is safe to be back in the office. Here's a glimpse into what you can expect: 
  • Feel like a different work environment? Work from home 1x a week!
  • Team building events that not only include you as a Prodigy employee, but your significant other and children as well
  • Company pizza lunch every second week for ‘All Hands’, where we discuss important Prodigy milestones
  • Do you need some fun to help break up your day? We have that covered! Join in some Ping Pong games, Smash Bros competitions or board games!
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Department: Growth and Integrated Marketing

Location: Toronto, Ontario

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Come as you are We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education.  If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position, and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply! We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.