Marketing and Events Manager

Scholars of Finance

Scholars of Finance

Administration, Marketing & Communications
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Job Summary
The Marketing and Events Manager will be a key influencer on the team. This role is pivotal in taking our brand anto new heights during our next phase of growth. Your responsibilities will span marketing, event management, public relations, branding, and communication. You'll collaborate closely with our team, members, and sponsors to drive awareness of our vision, mission, and values; programs; and resources. This is your opportunity to magnify our brand's voice and scale the outreach and impact of Scholars of Finance.
About Scholars of Finance
Scholars of Finance is a rapidly growing organization on a mission to transform the financial system and solve the world’s most significant problems at scale. We send thousands of purpose-driven, principled future leaders into the finance industry and influence the system to achieve its full impact potential. College is the entry point into finance, so we provide leadership development and mentorship to undergrads. We then help our members join top firms, funds, and a life-long support community that empowers them to spend their careers serving the greater good in a system managing over $100T in assets.
Since hiring our first staff in 2019 we’ve raised more than $7M and brought together 800+ executives to impact 5,000+ students across 60+ universities, and we’re just getting started. We’re a close, motivated team with a big vision of a future where all finance leaders steward the world’s capital with integrity. We are fortunate to be backed by world-class partners like Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, and Insight Partners, and are being advised by titans in the industry, like Teri List, Board Director at Microsoft & Visa, and Joe Martinetto, the Chief Operating Officer of Charles Schwab.

What You'll Do - Marketing and Branding

  • Own the product marketing and branding of SOF across all platforms, including our website, social channels, and all advertising
  • Drive up adoption of our programs and resources within our community
  • Elevate our messaging, design, and build a world-class brand that is appealing, captures hearts and minds, and drives action among investors
  • Maintain all marketing and sales enablement assets, including 1-pagers, pitch decks, and other external facing materials for students and finance professionals

What You'll Do - Event Management

  • Oversee student planning of regional symposia across the United States, ensuring all logistical aspects are organized, including venue selection, speaker selection, budgeting, and sponsorship
  • Collaborate with student leaders and external partners to develop engaging event agendas and secure high-profile speakers
  • Manage all internal marketing and communications to our students, being the voice of SOF National to our (soon to be 4,000+) active members and candidates
  • Increase engagement with our communications across channels, including social, email, All-Hands Zoom meetings, and in-person speaking events
  • Drive deep clarity and understanding of our mission, vision, values, and core differentiators among our students and alumni
  • Monitor social media channels, respond to inquiries, and analyze performance metrics to optimize marketing efforts

What You'll Do - Public Relations & Communications

  • Drive and lead public relations efforts, taking us from “0 to 1” with effective PR, positioning Scholars of Finance prominently in the media and public eye
  • Be a voice and public face of SOF, oversee all external communications and messaging, and represent SOF in various media, press, and marketing channels and outlets
  • Secure our team speaking engagements and prominent inclusion in top conferences, invite-only industry events, and other opportunities that elevate us with key stakeholders
  • Coach and prepare our CEO, CIO, COO, and other leaders on effective communication, presentations, and unleash them to spread our mission with consistency and clarity

What You'll Do - Leadership and Management

  • Streamline, consolidate, and automate (where possible), all marketing, communications, and event operations to drive efficiency, leverage, and scale
  • Plan and organize team offsites and quarterly board meetings, handling all logistics, scheduling, and coordination to ensure productive and enjoyable gatherings.
  • Stay informed on cutting-edge fundraising, partnership, marketing, and branding best practices and continuously advance our team’s collective expertise
  • Actively contribute to, and shape, our team’s culture to accelerate our growth and Seven Sigma results and impact

Transformation You’ll Drive

  • Augment Scholars of Finance's reputation, solidifying it as a recognizable name synonymous with integrity, altruism, and performance
  • Develop SOF from a growing brand to a household name among current and future finance professionals that signifies character, integrity, altruism, and high performance
  • Partner with the Board of Directors, CEO, COO, CIO, and broader team to elevate awareness of our brand and programs so we can deepen our impact, grow our team, and scale our mission to thousands of universities across the globe

What You’ll Need - Leadership and Management

  • Skilled in multitasking and managing diverse teams from interns to senior managers
  • Exceptional communication skills, fostering strong relationships with a range of stakeholders from donors to board members

What You’ll Need - Foundational Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience, showcasing a growth-oriented trajectory
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Event Management, or related field
  • Expertise in marketing through partnerships, email campaigns, social platforms, and other mediums
  • Proficiency in social media management tools, analytics platforms, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities, with the capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Previous experience managing events of various sizes and complexities, from conception to execution
  • Flexibility to travel up to 20% of the time for SOF events and management team offsites
  • Ability to work remotely and flexibility to travel as needed for events and meetings across the United States
  • You love our Seven Sigma Culture and want to work on a high-performance team

What You’ll Need - Mentality for Success

  • You love our mission and are passionate about helping us transform the lives of as many students as possible
  • You have a passion for finance as a force for good and a commitment to developing ethical & morally sound leaders
  • Unwavering commitment to quality marketing, branding, and data-driven processes
  • A desire and willingness to contribute beyond your job description. You’re ready to do whatever it takes to push the mission forward.
  • Humility to be both a leader and a “do-er.” After building a strategy, you’ll roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to get it done.
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. Is something broken? Fix it.

What You’ll Need - Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience working with students and finance professionals
  • Network in the finance sector and experience collaborating with global teams

Benefits You’ll Enjoy

  • 401k match (100% match up to 5% of the base salary)
  • Pre-tax reimbursement for healthcare expenses
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Unlimited PTO; all federal holidays off
  • Quarterly in-person team offsites
  • High-growth culture to accelerate your professional development
  • Focus on ensuring all team members thrive holistically