Senior Marketing Specialist

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Who You Are

You promote and foster an environment where teamwork is a priority. You are collaborative within your team and across departmental boundaries when making decisions or taking suggestions. You like working in a fast-paced environment where priorities can change at a moment’s notice.

You are someone who understands and supports data-driven marketing strategies, principles, and practices. You’re very open to and supportive of input from your teammates.

You are great at managing workflows and thinking outside the box to generate brand awareness and customer loyalty campaigns.

You are willing to jump in and assist when needed. You know how to have fun in the workplace while setting priorities and accomplishing your daily goals.

Must Haves

  • Experience in executing marketing campaigns to reach a target audience through traditional and digital channels (print, email, events, webinars, social media, blogs, etc.)

  • Experience working in WordPress

  • Proficiency in developing workflows utilizing marketing automation tools such as Campaign Monitor or HubSpot

  • Previous experience liaising with outside creative, media, and PR agencies to execute campaigns

  • Strong analytical skills to determine campaign efficiency

  • Previous experience working in education technology

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; both written and verbal

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Google Mail, and Google Calendar

Traits for Success

  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism

  • Strong attention to detail; effective problem solving, organization, and time management skills

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or related discipline; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Proven experience in a Marketing Specialist or similar role

About the Marketing Teams

Our Marketing Teams are quality-driven, flexible teams that work cohesively toward a common goal, create a positive working environment, and support each other to combine individual strengths in order to enhance overall team performance.

The teams excel at what they do, especially during peak times. Our Creative Team produces our yearly catalog and coordinates cross-channel marketing campaigns, which include our email marketing campaigns, social media platforms, print materials, advertisements, and website. The Events Team manages multiple workshops and conferences.

The Marketing Teams are hardworking, self-motivated, and effective groups that enjoy having fun along the way.

About us

Founded in 1981, Vernier pioneers award-winning interfaces, sensors, software, and curriculum to transform how educators teach science and how students collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data. Vernier is registered as an Oregon Benefit Company. We have also been on the list of the 100 Best Places to Work in Oregon for over 15 years. Being on this list means that we are serious about our commitment to providing employees with a positive, professional, and fun work environment.

What we can offer you

In addition to an amazing company culture, Vernier offers competitive pay, profit sharing, and a generous employer contribution into your 401(k) retirement account. Our benefits are exceptional and include 100% employer paid healthcare premiums for eligible employees and their families. We have an onsite fitness center, private shower facilities, indoor bike storage room, and weekly fitness activities/classes. Vernier is located next to the Millikan Way MAX line, and we provide employer-paid TriMet passes to all eligible employees. We also offer tuition assistance, paid volunteer time, a generous PTO (paid time off) plan, and paid sabbaticals.

Job Description

Job Title:  Senior Marketing Specialist

Department:  Marketing

Reports To:  Director of Marketing

FLSA Status:  Exempt


The Senior Marketing Specialist will work closely with the Director of Marketing to develop and execute marketing strategies to support the growth and expansion of Vernier Software & Technology in the education market. The Senior Marketing Specialist will be responsible for the execution of marketing campaigns with the goal of increasing leads through brand awareness, and customer retention through loyalty and nurture programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Executes marketing campaigns to reach target audiences through appropriate channels (print, email, events, social media, etc.)

  • Assists in the development of outbound and inbound marketing strategies

  • Liaise with outside creative, media and PR agencies to execute campaigns  

  • Analyzes data to determine campaign efficiency and help shape future marketing plans

  • Utilizes market research to guide content strategy/recommendations

  • Undertakes individual tasks of a marketing plan as assigned

  • Assists other Marketing employees as needed

  • Provides stellar customer service by maintaining professional working relationships with internal and external customers

  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance in accordance with scheduled work hours.

  • Works independently under limited supervision. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Required Skills:

  • In-depth understanding of traditional and digital marketing channels

  • Previous experience working in education technology

  • Proficiency with WordPress

  • Proficiency with marketing automation tools such as Campaign Monitor or HubSpot

  • Strong organization and prioritization skills

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills

Desired Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of Agile project management methods


No supervisory responsibilities are required for this job.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree in Marketing or Advertising; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated success in a marketing specialist role. Experience in the education sector highly desired.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Must be adept at using various applications including database, spreadsheet, report writing, project management, graphics, word processing, presentation creation/editing, communicate by e-mail and use scheduling software.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the office setting is typical of an open cubical environment.  

Vernier Software & Technology is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Location: Beaverton, OR
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