Colorado State University Marketing Analytics Coordinator in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Marketing Analytics Coordinator

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position No

Posting Number 201801101AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $42,000

Desired Start Date 01/01/2019

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/17/2018

Description of Work Unit

This position is in the Media Relations unit within the Division of External Relations. This unit is responsible for supporting the objectives of DER by generating and facilitating positive media coverage of the university, and by using data and analysis expertise to measure performance of communications initiatives and to inform strategies to boost future results.

Colorado State University is a land-grant institution with a three-part mission of teaching, research, and outreach. The campus is located in the city of Fort Collins, the county seat of Larimer County. Fort Collins is a progressive community of approximately 156,000 situated 65 miles north of Denver on Interstate 25. Located at an elevation of 5,000 feet, Fort Collins has a clear, dry climate and generally pleasant temperature throughout the year. Learn more about Colorado State University at https://www.colostate.edu/

The Office of the Vice President for External Relations oversees Marketing, Public Relations, Creative Services, and Web Communications. External Relations provides central marketing, media and community relations, design, photography, Web, and digital social media to build a strong, compelling and effective brand position for the entire university and its units.

Position Summary

Colorado State University is seeking an experienced, dynamic and creative data analyst to serve as part of CSU’s Division of External Relations’ award-winning media and public relations team.

Reporting to the Director of Public Affairs and Communications, the Marketing Analytics Coordinator will be responsible for curating data about media relations and public relations efforts – and analysis of that information – to measure and understand the impact CSU’s communications work has on various audiences, and to enhance future results. Some examples of job duties include (not limited to) search engine optimization, analyzing earned media and web results, creating reports, and finding innovative ways to use measurement and data to strengthen the work of the Division of External Relations in support of the university.

This position plays a key role within the Division of External Relations, the university’s central communications arm, and regularly consults with other communications professionals across the university. The Marketing Analytics Coordinator will collaborate with colleagues in the Division of External Relations to create and use forward-looking and innovative approaches to using data, as well as established techniques and benchmarks, to help tell CSU’s stories, build affinity, and increase the university’s profile and standing among external and internal audiences.

Required Job Qualifications

• Minimum of one year of professional experience as a data analyst with demonstrated ability to deliver analysis and forward-looking practical ideas that improve media relations and marketing content delivery. • Bachelor’s degree required in data-analysis related field such as business (with a data specific focus), journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field. • Demonstrated professional experience using data and search engine optimization (SEO) to strategically measure and increase influence of web pages, videos and other communications tools and vehicles. • Demonstrated professional experience using advanced Excel functions (pivot tables, advanced formulas, etc) and with interpreting Google Analytics and/or other data tools to analyze and better understand audience behaviors.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Graduate degree preferred, in business (data-analysis related field), journalism, public relations, marketing, communications or related field. • Self-starter capable of working with little supervision but also comfortable with, and willing to, work in a collaborative fast-paced communications environment. • Ability to work with minimal direction and produce quality results in an efficient and timely manner, effective time-management skills • Innovative thinker with strong judgment and execution. • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present data in an engaging manner that tells a story of why the information is important, in a clear, concise manner. • Ability to positively and professionally represent the media relations and public relations units, the Division of External Relations, and Colorado State University both on-campus and in the community at-large. • Work experience in higher education, and familiarity with current higher education issues in the state of Colorado. • Demonstrated ability to interface with senior leaders to achieve strategic organizational goals. • Experience researching marketing trends and the ability to apply the gathered data into understandable and relevant reports • Exceptional organizational and project management skills. • Demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability to work with culturally diverse communities.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Data measurement, analysis and strategy development

Duty/Responsibility

Provide data-related leadership in strategy for distribution of media releases and media pitching efforts

Analyze media, public trends, best practices, and industry standards in data cultivation and analysis, as well as analyzing specific issues-of-the-day, to provide recommendations regarding strategic communications performance and strategy

Work with communications coordinators, photographers, videographers, social media and web content developers to optimize communication of the CSU brand and to promote individuals, initiatives and issues to a variety of external and internal audiences

Create strategic data-related strategies to boost effective communication about CSU’s brand to external and internal audiences

Provide leadership in use of media tracking tools to assess the success, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of CSU’s communications outreach efforts.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the latest tools and resources that will help drive reports and initiatives

Willingness to perform as part of a team while possessing a strong work ethic and commitment to accuracy, collaboration and high quality results

Use, and develop new ways of using data analysis to identify issues of public concern, and work with colleagues to develop and launch appropriate measures to strategically address these issues to position the university, its colleges, programs and units in the best possible light.

Percentage Of Time 50

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Metrics report compilation and analysis

Duty/Responsibility

Produce reports of metrics and analysis regarding overall performance of CSU’s brand messaging externally and internally, as well as reports about specific stories, campaigns and outreach initiatives

Curate and present relevant information through analytical reports outlining audiences, best practices, industry standards, and other details, as assigned.

Stay current on best practices in data reporting and effective ways of using data to tell stories about why the numbers are important and relevant

Percentage Of Time 30

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Search engine optimization

Duty/Responsibility

Use search engine optimization (SEO) to optimize CSU’s online presence

Gather and analyze data to measure performance of CSU public relations, media relations and marketing efforts, and use SEO to boost the reach and impact of CSU’s brand and messaging.

Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and advancements related to SEO

Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume. Please also upload or provide a link to examples of an analytical data report you’ve created that demonstrates your ability to present data in an understandable and useable way. Please provide at least three professional references within your application. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Laura Hamrick, laura.hamrick@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • Do you have a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a data-analysis related field such as business (with a data specific focus), journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have a minimum of one year of professional experience as a data analyst with demonstrated ability to deliver analysis and forward-looking practical ideas that improve communication practices?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have demonstrated professional experience using advanced Excel functions (pivot tables, advanced formulas, etc.) and with interpreting Google Analytics and/or other data tools to analyze and better understand audience behaviors?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have demonstrated professional experience using data and search engine optimization (SEO) to strategically measure and increase influence of web pages, videos and other communications tools and vehicles?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

Optional Documents

  • Other