The LaunchCode Foundation
  • 09-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 55K
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life


LaunchCode

Marketing Creative Services Manager

About LaunchCode

LaunchCode is a non-profit solving the tech talent gap and paving new pathways to economic opportunity through apprenticeships and job placement in technology. Since 2013, we've launched over 2,300 careers across the nation and have provided free, skills-based training to over 8,000 driven individuals. Check out our most recent impact report here.

Creative Services Manager

We're looking for a Creative Services Manager to join our St. Louis Marketing & Creative team. This role is responsible for design and creation of digital advertising campaign content, print collateral, blog content, and other program and/or marketing-focused items on an as-needed basis. The Creative Services Manager translates ideas into compelling campaigns and reusable content, writes convincing copy, and generally helps make our programs and opportunities look amazing. The Creative Services Manager supports the effective implementation of marketing initiatives for multiple audiences through effective communication, collaboration, and coordination with other operations and support departments. This role works within the Marketing & Creative Team and cross-functionally across the organization to keep many projects moving at once.

Part of a startup-minded nonprofit, the Marketing and Creative team is focused on making our users' experiences the best they can be, and exceeding their expectations. Our small in-house team is agile, fast-moving, always learning, and constantly improving our methods to tell the world about LaunchCode's life-changing programs. We value teamwork, accountability, continuous learning, fun on the job, and being yourself at work.

**Resumes must include a link to a portfolio or examples of previous design work to be considered**

Essential Functions

Advertising

  • Collaborate with team and other stakeholders in development of B2B campaigns to drive awareness and engagement.
  • Design digital ads, emails, presentations, videos, ebooks, landing pages, and other shareable content.
  • Conduct competitor research and analysis.
  • Conduct user research and analysis.

Visual and Experiential Design

  • Support the organization's design needs on an as-needed basis, and in collaboration with others.
  • Design items including digital ad creative, event materials, graphics for social or email, website updates, illustrations, photo and video editing, and more, within our brand standards.

Copywriting

  • Writes great hooks, program explainers and how-tos, tells stories, and speaks with the LaunchCode voice.

Branding

  • Maintain, update, and contribute to building our brand standards across all public-facing content; concept and execution of digital collateral, photography, illustrations, print collateral, blog content, emails, and other communications or content.

Qualifications

Competencies:

  • Design experience **Portfolio Link Required**
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Fearless question-asking and idea-trying
  • Creative problem solver with an "always learning" mindset
  • Fantastic organization and time management skills
  • Capable of managing the design process from ideation through the delivery of digital or print needs, adhering to brand standards
  • Ability to independently manage the workflow of overlapping projects from multiple requesters
  • Clear communicator to ensure understanding in both written and verbal planning and discussions
  • Comfortable taking photos, interviewing individuals as needed at events or for use in content creation
  • A love for teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to work some evening events (approximately one to two evenings per month on average)

**Resumes must include a link to a portfolio or examples of previous design work to be considered**

Software:

  • Highly skilled in Adobe CC Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Bonus points for experience in Adobe XD, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Premiere Rush, Animate, Fresco, or Spark
  • Prefer Experience with content management and delivery platforms for email, advertising, blog, or website content such as HubSpot, MailChimp, or Wordpress
  • Prefer experience using social media management apps to manage multi-channel scheduled posting and community activity

What it's like to work at LaunchCode

Are you a person who's always listening for connections? Got an earnest drive to open doors to opportunity for others and make an impact on their lives? If so, then you've come to the right place.

You're part of changing lives and changing the face of the tech industry. Traditionally, education and jobs in technology haven't been widely accessible to many demographics and populations. Of LaunchCode students enrolled in courses so far in 2021, 52% identify as people of color and 57% identify as women. More than 80% of LaunchCoders placed into paid apprenticeships in 2021 have been offered a permanent position, where the average LaunchCoder more than doubles their previous salary.

You'll pull together with your teammates to grow the organization's reach, our outcomes, and our sustainability. LaunchCode has a life-changing, career-making model. Our goal is to put it to use for as many people and companies as we can. Whether by reaching more learners, building more employer partnerships or securing more resources to support our programs, our people realize that growth and innovation are central to maximizing our impact in the world.

You'll be part of a company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, students, and board. In 2019 and 2020, the St Louis Women's Foundation named LaunchCode as an honoree in its employment scorecard initiative for demonstrating a strong commitment to women in the workplace. Forbes also named us one of 2020's best startup employers in the U.S. But beyond external recognition, we believe deeply in Black Lives Matter, celebrating Pride all year round, and uplifting women in tech.

You'll be immersed in a culture based on shared values. We love to laugh, compete for the best GIF game on Slack, and show off our pets. We also share these values: collaboration, trust, appreciation, and being kind.

We Heart Diversity

LaunchCode supports and fosters leadership from underrepresented communities. We strongly encourage folks from immigrant communities and communities of color, as well as those who identify as women, LGBTQ or under-resourced to apply. LaunchCode is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Program and employment policies of LaunchCode are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

Position Type

Exempt - 40 hours per week

Benefits of full-time roles at LaunchCode:

  • Competitive Salary - This will be a salaried position in the range of 55K.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance - We offer competitive healthcare (including access to an HSA), dental, and vision plans, with employer premium contributions, and an optional life insurance plan.
  • 401K - We offer an employer match to a 401(k) plan up to 6% with immediate vesting.
  • Personal Time Off - All full-time employees get 20 Personal Time Off days per calendar year and 10 company holidays.
  • Remote Work - We recognize that the best work environment differs from person to person, and offer remote work options.
  • Flexible Work Schedule - Everyone has different schedules and responsibilities. We encourage you to be "online" when you work best, as long as you are available for team meetings and can communicate effectively with your coworkers.
  • Computer - LaunchCode provides a laptop reimbursement for all new employees.
  • Professional Development - Internal and external opportunities are budgeted for each employee's continued career growth each year.
  • Paid Family Leave - Employees who have been with LaunchCode for at least 6 months are eligible for a family leave plan of up to 3 weeks paid and 3 weeks unpaid. Employees who have been with LaunchCode for at least 1 year are eligible for a family leave plan of up to 6 weeks paid and 6 weeks unpaid. Family leave is offered to all eligible employees, regardless of gender.

To Apply


  • Apply online by filling out the form above. No phone calls, please. References should be available upon request. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We highly recommend applying as early as possible for the best chance of moving forward. The employment eligibility of all new hires will be verified using E-Verify.

If we can make any accommodations for you at any point during the hiring process (applying online, interviewing, on-boarding), please contact hr@launchcode.org. We are happy to provide any information or resources that will make this process accessible.

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