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Specialist, Digital Marketing

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

Posting Number: req12153

Department: Marketing & Brand Management

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Digital Marketing Specialist assists in both organic and paid digital marketing efforts for the Marketing Media and Web Experience teams under Marketing and Brand Management at the University of Arizona.

The Digital Marketing Specialist assists the Marketing Media team in managing the organization and trafficking of paid campaigns for Central Marketing's clients, including but not limited to, Marketing and Brand Management, Enrollment Marketing and Trademarks and Licensing. This role will also assist the Web Experience team in managing the organic presence and iteration of the University of Arizona's flagship web properties, including, Admissions, Brand, Online, News and others.

The Digital Marketing Specialist will assist the Marketing Media team in organizing media assets, handling invoicing, and partnering with our digital agencies in placement and optimization for paid campaigns for various University clients.

This role will also assist in keyword, trend and competitor research in both the paid and organic spaces - including tracking and reporting on SERP placements for the University of Arizona's brand and enrollment terms. The Digital Marketing Specialist will also assist in reporting on user-testing and analytics data to inform recommendations on future iterations of our websites, sometimes assisting the Web Experience Team in managing tasks for product development on the University Marketing & Communications portfolio of marketing websites.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Paid Campaign Management & Reporting

  • Traffick campaign assets, manage outreach lists and coordinate with Web Experience team to update landing pages for paid buys.
  • Attend status meetings with various agency partners.
  • Assist in invoicing for paid campaigns.
  • Provide insights to the Creative team in how creative for paid campaigns is performing.

Google Suite (Search, Analytics, Search Console, Knowledge Graph, YouTube)

  • Monitor and update Google Analytics and make optimization requests based on user-behavior and trends. Help manage and report on the Digital Team's various Google Data Studio dashboards as projects and tools evolve.
  • Perform Google Analytics audits for upcoming web projects.
  • Manage the access to the University's Google Analytics accounts and Google Tag Manager updates.
  • Manage aspects of Google Search Console such as fixing minor reported errors and coordinating with our Development team on larger errors and updating our sitemaps.
  • Monitor SERPs and maintain the brand profile for Google, such as updating Knowledge Graph when needed.
  • Track and report on PAA (People Also Ask) feature in Google for our brand.
  • Assist with YouTube channel organization and content maintenance.

Reporting & Tracking

  • Set up tracking for both organic and paid landing pages on GTM and GA.
  • Manage the team's MozPro account and report on various elements such as SERP listings, 404 errors and competitor websites.
  • Use tools such as SEMRush to provide keyword analysis and reporting.
  • Manage UTM tracking.
  • Monitor on-site search terms and results.
  • Manage and update various reports covering performance for (the marquee and other pages) and prepare reports for leadership.

Website Maintenance

  • Provide SEO for both organic and paid landing pages focusing on schema markup, image alt text descriptions, and meta data structure.
  • Handle minor website updates for our portfolio of websites.
  • Perform auditing on web pages for links, content, keywords, etc.
  • Planning for seasonality of and campaigns.

User Testing

  • Manage and report on Google Optimize tests (as needed).
  • Assist the UX/UI Designers in reporting on user testing results.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to translate user testing data and analytics data into reports, actionable insights and product iterations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required
  • 3 years of related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Experience managing paid campaigns
  • Experience with SEO and associated reporting
  • Comprehensive experience of digital analytics tools like Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

Preferred Qualifications

  • Google Analytics Academy Certified
  • Experience with gathering data and documentation
  • Experience with SEO tools such as SEMRush, MozPro, Spyfu, etc.
  • Experience with user-testing tools such as Userlytics, Crazy Egg, Lucky Orange, Hotjar, FullStory, etc.
  • Experience tracking deliverables from internal and external teams with strong attention to detail
  • Experience with web content management systems, such as Drupal
  • Experience effectively communicating with team members and agency reps
  • Experience successfully managing multiple deliverables simultaneously

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Communication and Marketing

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family


Job Function

Communications & Marketing

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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