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SparkFun will be closed Monday 7/4/2022 for the 4th of July holiday. Orders placed after 2 pm MT on Friday 7/1/2022 will be processed on Tuesday 7/6/2022. SparkFun Support will also resume on Tuesday 7/6/2022. Have a safe holiday!

Junior Marketing Coordinator, Full Time

SparkFun is looking for a Junior Marketing Coordinator to engage our community in meaningful activities.

Pay: $42,000 - $52,000 / year

Shift: M-F 9-5 with flexibility

Department: Marketing Communications

About SparkFun

Since 2003, SparkFun has been helping turn ideas into reality – whether you’re creating a smart weather station, exploring the frontier of machine learning, building a robot for school or prototyping your first (or tenth) product. No matter your vision or skill level, our open source components, resources and online tutorials are designed to broaden access to innovative technology and make the road to a finished project shorter.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. SparkFun offers an abundance of opportunities to learn new skills from other Funions, in addition to many other benefits and perks.

SparkFun's Next Junior Marketing Coordinator

The Junior Marketing Coordinator position has the opportunity to create excitement and engagement through promotions, events, and 3rd party engagement. The impact of this role goes beyond awareness, and engages the community in fun, meaningful activities that drive website traffic, conversions, and loyalty. To succeed in this role requires substantial cross-departmental collaboration; excellent project management and follow-through skills; ability to develop written content; and experience with assessing if a specific marketing activity has been successful.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Execute Promotion Campaigns, specifically related to product sales/deals
    • Execute campaigns and promos based on key products, initiatives, and cultural events (for example, CyberMonday)
    • Develop, maintain and share 6-12 month promo/sales calendar
    • Develop campaign briefs to share internally
    • End-to-end coordination of promos; this includes, but is not limited to:
      • Finalizing product selection
      • Generate initial messaging/copy for emails, social, pr, blog, print materials, ads, and so forth
      • Collaboration with design team for creative assets
      • Run queries to generate opt-in email lists (and other lists as needed)
      • Coordinate operational efforts (inventory, finance, shipping, website, demand); participate in S&OP demand planning
      • Facilitate approvals from Finance, Data, and leadership, as needed
      • Enter sales information into e-commerce/product platform
      • Serve as team expert on promotional/discount tools and tactics
    • Monitor and provide quick-glance reports to communicate campaign, promo, and project effectiveness
  2. Events/Conferences (face-to-face and digital)
    • Develop plan and calendar for event and conference participation
    • Manage event logistics whether we are independently participating or working with partners
    • Coordinate and support all aspects of event (virtual and in person)/conference participation - before, during, and post conference
    • Develop promotional and marketing collateral to support events/conferences; manage library of materials; coordinate demos as needed
    • Provide timely summary of event outcomes
  3. Community Building and 3rd-Party Engagement - including influencer outreach and ambassador program
    • Grow SparkFun’s Ambassador program - develop ongoing and consistent relationships with ambassadors, tuning in to their strengths and how we can support them;
      • Develop quarterly calendar of ambassador activities
      • Send out samples and other supportive materials
      • Coordinate amplification of ambassador content/activities
    • Reach out to relevant influencers directly to build a relationships and support their efforts
    • Communicate with other 3rd party sources of SparkFun mentions/content - quick thank yous, discount codes, promo materials
  4. Other Marketing Communications Responsibilities
    • Serve as “backup” for other marketing team members when they are out
    • From time to time, aid in the development, scheduling and monitoring of newsletter and email campaigns
    • Develop a deep understanding of SparkFun’s audience and the messaging that resonates with them; build knowledge of SparkFun products
    • Develop goals/KPIs and reports for promotions, events, and 3rd party engagements

Required Qualifications

  • 1+ years marketing and communications
  • 1+ years event management (virtual or in-person)
  • Deep knowledge of promotional tactics used across industries
  • Obsession with finding the best deals online
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent project management/time management and follow up skills
  • Love for working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to own projects end to end - a desire to take lead
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of Google Suite
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a hybrid environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the SparkFun brand/voice and product set
  • Understanding and experience in the embedded electronics or prototyping space
  • Experience in retail, advertising, and/or customer services

SparkFun Benefits & Perks

At SparkFun, we ask a lot of our employees, and that’s why we give so much in return. Here are just some of the benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical/dental/vision plan
  • Matching 401(k),
  • A casual dress code for you
  • Dogs - yes, we bring dogs to work
  • Full gym with climbing wall. If that’s not your style we offer a monthly gym stipend or onsite yoga
  • We have a great employee discount and opportunities to create and share content with the SparkFun community
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid time to volunteer
  • EcoPass (public transportation pass)
  • Paid time and/or flexible time off
  • Summer BBQs, work parties, and more!

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