POSITION: Marketing Manager
REPORTS TO: CEO
START DATE: ASAP
LOCATION: Los Angeles Headquarters
EMPLOYER DESCRIPTION: THIRST PROJECT
Thirst Project is the world’s largest YOUTH water organization. We educate young people about the water crisis and mobilize them to fundraise to build water projects around the world for those who need it most. Since 2008, we’ve funded over 2,100 clean water projects that have provided safe, clean water for life to more than 330,000 people in 13 countries. We plan to double that in the next two years.
To deliver on that goal, we’re building a best-in-class team of world changers who are ready to roll up their sleeves (or their skinny jeans) and grow with us. We believe in hiring people who are smart, solution-oriented, a little weird, and ambitious. We can teach you the skills, as long as you bring the passion and cookies; preferably the chewy kind. Oh, and we don’t require a college degree because, life.
You’ll get to work alongside every member of our tight-knit Taylor Swift-obsessed team while learning how a best-in-class student organization is built from the ground up.
JOB DESCRIPTION: MARKETING MANAGER
We’re looking for a detail-oriented individual with a passion for the global water crisis. This individual will play a significant role in making us look as sexy as possible, while doing good. #lookgreat #dogreat
Our Marketing Manager must be a team player in a highly collaborative and fast-paced working environment. We have loads of fun, but you gotta know when to get down to business. This individual can produce quality content under strict deadlines.
It is the Marketing department's responsibility to identify our online audience, cater digestible and delicious content to this audience, and get as many eyeballs to see it as possible! The Marketing Manager and the CEO work as a power combo to meet all of Thirst Project’s creative content needs. The Marketing Manager serves as the voice of Thirst Project, curating all digital content. The Marketing department is also responsible for the creative direction, design, and promotion of Thirst Project merchandise.
*Side note: Must love cookies (especially Milk Jar cookies).
Most importantly, you’ve gotta love young people and know what young people love. We exist to serve young people, mainly students, so you must be with it on all of the latest trends or Instagram updates. With that being said, we are looking for a rad Marketing Manager who is a kick-butt social media guru and great communicator. This person must be equally stoked to help people get access to clean water!
You will manage all owned media channels. A great Marketing Manager will maintain engagement while simultaneously growing followership on all owned channels.
Social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube)
You will create content for general Thirst Project promotions (School Tour assets, handbook, culture book, quarterly reports, annual report, road warrior assets, etc.)
You will write all student-facing content (emails, school assets, etc.)
You will manage network of artisans & contractors for photography, video, design and promo materials.
You will also oversee the internal content approval process.
You will manage Thirst Project’s media packet that includes key talking points for media outlets highlighting TP’s big wins, vision, and goals.
You will manage the process of working with our PR firm for all press releases & PR opportunities.
You will create Press Releases throughout the year to pitch stories of events and student programs
You will identify & manage new & existing relationships with print, online, youth-focused outlets to promote Thirst Project to their audiences.
You will manage sales from our online store and School Tour.
Ability to multi-task is a must, detail-oriented, logistically sound, with a self starter mentality.
If you can’t rub your stomach and pat your head at the same time… we have a problem.
Youthful, FUN, highly relational, student leadership experience preferred.
Must have good jokes (can negotiate) and be willing to laugh at ours (non-negotiable).
Must love to work with young people.
Flexible and adaptable to different schedules, projects.
Agility: Looking for someone with a flexibility level between Gumby and a US gymnast. We move fast, we learn & shift even faster. You must be able to keep up.
Some days you’ll work past your 9-5 schedule. Other days, you need to be willing to leave work one hour early to get a FastPass at Disneyland.
Passionate about seeing the END of the global water crisis through a MOVEMENT of young people.
Nothing is cooler than helping a sixth grader from Delaware plan a badminton tournament to give people halfway around the world clean water. Believe in the power of young people.
You’ll be our right hand, our go-to, for all things Marketing. You must be able to give the people what they want and have an awesome #winning attitude doing it.
Attenttion to detail.
(if you didn’t notice a spelling error, Houston, we have a problem).
Must be a Social Media guru.
You should be the BEST at creating engaging social content.
You will be the digital mouthpiece of Thirst Project.
Must be proficient in all Adobe programs.
Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign are your precious babies.
Knowledge of Wordpress, Final Cut and UI/UX design is a plus.
Strong written & oral communication skills required.
You will be working on projects alongside clients of Thirst Project
PERKS OF WORKING AT THIRST PROJECT
17 vacation days, 3 sick days for sniffles, 3 personal days for those days when you just wanna stay in with your boo, all national holidays, AND the week between Christmas & New Year’s, no matter what.
Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance. (AKA... Bandaids, fillings for those cavities, sexy new hipster glasses).
FREE Trip to Swaziland to see the impact of our work every two years you work with us.
Employer matching 403B savings plan...because...working for a charity shouldn’t mean you go broke.
Living in the City of Angels. Let’s be honest… Weather. Is. Perfect. All. Year.
Working alongside a BEST in class team who share a passion and desire to end the water crisis!
HOW TO APPLY
Send a one-page resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: [YOUR FIRST NAME] IS THIRSTY FOR THIS MARKETING JOB. Note, we’re severely allergic to boring cover letters and resumes. Be creative. Don’t forget to attach a PDF or online link to your portfolio, as well as your Instagram handle!