Department: Tippie College of Business
Classification Title: Education Support Services Associate
Job Code: PCE1
Pay level: 3A
Percent of Time: 100
Type of Position: Regular

The Jacobson Institute (JI) with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) in the Tippie College of Business seeks a full-time Education Support Services Associate. This position will assist the Director and other Jacobson Institute faculty and staff in coordinating, planning and managing programs supporting K-12 youth entrepreneurship education for the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship.  This person must be detailed oriented and able to manage multiple programs/tasks at one time. This person will be responsible for all aspects of executing JI programs from the initial planning stages through event clean-up and will supervise student interns to ensure programs are executed with perfection.  This position also works collaboratively with the marketing specialist on program specific promotions.  Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: support the daily office/human resources operations, revenue collection and deposits, purchasing, program management, project management, data management, office management and communication with educators, parents, students, faculty members and the community at large.  Successful applicants will maintain a valid driver’s license which meets compliance with the standards of the University of Iowa’s Fleet Safety Program and be able to handle physical requirements of event set-up/take down. Responsibilities will require some travel and time outside the 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday workweek. 
 
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
 
Enhance and Support Student Educational Experiences and Increase Retention
• Support series of state and national programs:
o Teacher Professional Development
o Curriculum Toolkits
o Competitions
o Summer Camps
o Workshops
 
Support activities include event planning and oversight, including scheduling, promotion, material preparation, registration, staffing, facility, financial transactions/budget, logistics, post-event activities, data management and reports.
 
• Serve as marketing resource including: execution of direct emails, social media, database management, promotions, assistance to Marketing Specialist as needed.
 
Establish and Maintain Relationships with Partners to Provide Educational Support Services
• Participate and assist in the coordination of projects and events to build relationships with partners in particular the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) and Henry B. Tippie College of Business.
• Document/maintain records of partner contact information.
 
Administrative (HR, Budget), Supervision and Training
• Hire, train, schedule and supervise part-time student workers to assist in implementing events and required administrative services.
• Handle purchasing and cash handling for department in accordance with University policies.
• Advise on program budgets, as appropriate
 
Operational Support and Management
• Support daily operations of an office, project or program, including coordination of specialized events and activities, monitoring appropriateness of expenditures, contract or grant requirements, and changes in policies and procedures.
• Support daily operations including coordination of meetings, calendars, facilities management and ordering supplies.
• Assist in grant writing, support and compliance.
• Data management ensuring program metrics.
 
Required Qualifications:
•  Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, education or related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
•  Typically 6 months – 2 years successful experience in a detail-oriented support role 
•  Extensive knowledge of and ability:
o Written and oral communications.
o Planning, organizing, monitoring and controlling multiple projects while ensuring efficient use of resources in order to achieve project objectives.
o Organize and handle detailed and complex operations.
•  Working knowledge of:
        o Event planning and execution.
o MS Office applications
o Data management 
o Social Media
•  Demonstrated ability to handle and creatively solve problems in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment.
•  Ability to work weekend or evening hours and travel overnight as required by the schedule of activities
•  Valid driver’s license and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety Standards 
•  Ability to handle physical requirement of event set-up and teardown.
•  Demonstrated ability to interact positively with a diverse population.
 
Desired Qualifications:
•  Extensive knowledge (typically 1-2 years) event planning. 
•  Prior experience with K-12 education.
•  Basic knowledge of direct marketing.
•  Basic knowledge of digital marketing.
•  Experience hiring, scheduling and supervising student staff.
•  Adobe Creative suite 
 
 
Application Details:
 
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.
 
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to criminal background and credential background checks. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
 
There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Tippie College of Business’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Educ Supp Svcs Associate
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
Compensation
  • Pay Level: 3A
Contact Information

 

Department: Tippie College of Business
Classification Title: Marketing Specialist
Job Code: PMM2
Pay level: 4A
Percent of Time: 100
Type of Position: Regular

The Jacobson Institute (JI) with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business seeks a permanent Marketing Specialist. This position is responsible for all marketing efforts for the Jacobson Institute, including, but not limited to national branding for the Jacobson Institute, and program-specific marketing for Jacobson Institute programs’ BizInnovator, STEM Innovator, Innovator Competition, Camp CEO and all events.  Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:  developing marketing strategy, marketing plans, brand management, project management, implementation research and analysis, and financial responsibility.  Additional duties include development of digital and social marketing campaigns, including website content and management, online ads and email marketing, as well as direct marketing to prospective customers through print publications and targeted campaigns through traditional and new media. This person may also supervise student interns and temporary staff, collaborate with JI director, faculty, and program managers to develop and implement program events and materials, and regularly meet and collaborate with program coordinators across campus to ensure message consistency and visibility. This person is responsible for strategic and successful news placement and dissemination across all channels, including websites, social media, publications and external news platforms. In addition, this position is responsible for administering award payments, assistance with managing project budgets, and tracking program metrics to measure impact and for reporting. Finalists will be asked to bring a sample portfolio and outline a brief marketing plan for an event or program during the interview.
 
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: 
 
Marketing Plan 
• Develop overall strategic marketing plan integrating all JI programs into JI national brand
• Develop strategic marketing plan for all JI programs, including but not limited to BizInnovator, STEM Innovator, Innovator Competition, Camp CEO
• Define analytics and tracking mechanisms to forecast and implement action plan
• Forecast national impact (i.e. teachers and students served, community partners) and revenue generated (license fees, undergraduate tuition, graduate tuition, certification fees)
• Determine requirements, develop and implement action plan(s) using metrics from prior results based on financial and strategic goals 
• Coordinate development of cohesive product line with web, designer, intern(s), and others as needed 
• Tactical skills may be needed including copywriting, design and database management 
• Stay abreast of current trends in communication, marketing and design 
 
Project Management 
• Implement overall strategic marketing plan integrating ALL JI products into JI national brand 
o This will involve testing different approaches/methods, analyzing results, maximizing success based on metrics 
• Manage projects ranging from program recruitment (email campaigns, web marketing, targeted messaging), exam scheduling and grading, onsite program delivery (staffing, customer experience, materials). 
• Lead JI customer life-cycle and customer communication flow for multiple customer segments, ranging from prospect to loyal multi-product user 
• Assist with ongoing development and maintenance of online products 
• Management of customer service efforts relating to product line 
 
Brand Management
• Assist in development and manage brand for ALL JI products
• Contribute to brand consistency in all projects and across programs
• Monitor and report on marketing trends for K-12 education 
• Contribute to messaging and positioning strategies for JI products and JI national
 
Research and Analysis 
• Provide ongoing feedback for the Jacobson Institute and its products (including surveys, focus groups, test markets)
• Analyze, recommend and implement future improvements for the Jacobson Institute and its products
• Use metrics to analyze campaigns, their impact and ROI
 
Operational and Financial Responsibility
• Assist in monitoring program budgets (tracking expenses, identifying ways to leverage resources) 
• Forecast revenues and expenses based on the strategic goals and established plan 
• Recommend adjustments to be made as appropriate including necessary changes in implementation 
• Coordinate and/or administer the operational and/or financial activities associated with the program.  
• Analyze program data and develop reports and oversee activities.
 
Supervision/Leadership
• May provide functional and/or administrative supervision of staff
• Provide direction, duties, feedback, coaching to ensure outcomes are achieved.
 
Application Details:
 
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.
 
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to criminal background and credential background checks. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
 
There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Tippie College of Business’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
 
Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Typically 1-3+ years in a marketing career or marketing communications
• Demonstrated experience in successful project management.
• Proven attention to detail and extensive ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities
• Strong analytical and organizational skills in planning and prioritizing
• Extensive knowledge and application of oral and written communication techniques and ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
• Working knowledge of marketing channels that may include advertising, web and social media 
• Proficiency in  Microsoft Office suite
• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety Standards 
• Ability to work weekend or evening hours and travel overnight as required by the schedule of activities
• Demonstrated ability to interact positively with a diverse population.
 
Desired Qualifications
• Master of Business Administration or Masters in Marketing or related field
• Experience introducing new products to market, highly desired
• Extensive experience (3 years or more) in a marketing career with project management
• Experience working in the education market
• Experience with digital marketing – development and evaluation of campaigns 
• Basic understanding entrepreneurship and small business development
• Working knowledge of tools and techniques for project management:
o Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
o Campaign Management tools (i.e. Constant Contact) 
 
Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Marketing Specialist
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
Compensation
  • Pay Level: 4A
Contact Information