Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Marketing
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Full Time


Our Mission:

Northwestern Health Sciences University prepares the next generation of healthcare professionals to deliver and advance health care.

NWHSU Overview:

Founded in 1941, NWHSU is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on integrative care, health, and wellness. In addition to our Doctor of Chiropractic, we offer a Doctor in Chinese Medicine, and offerings in massage therapy, nutrition, undergraduate health sciences, and the allied health professions - medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university, preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to not only deliver, but advance health care.

Position Information

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, and an integral member of the Marketing and Communications team, the Marketing Program Manager is responsible for conceptualizing, managing and executing strategic and tactical marketing communications plans in order to drive brand awareness. Through traditional and digital communications campaigns, community, business outreach and public relations opportunities the Marketing Program Manager generates and nurtures leads for academic and other business and community programs, explores and builds strategies and tactics from paid and earned media, and develops content.

Work Location:

Bloomington, MN with flexibility to work 3+ days per week remotely; must live local and be able to come to campus as needed.


  • Actively contribute new ideas and/or identification of existing vehicles to support marketing objectives
  • Create and manage detailed tactical marketing components to support business goals
  • Execute tactics and ensure objectives are met within assigned budget
  • Create marketing briefs when appropriate to encapsulate and support business objectives, creative/messaging direction and other considerations that will allow internal and external partners to develop required marketing materials
  • Lead the development and implementation of integrated marketing programs across all marketing channels in alignment with brand and campaign messaging requirements. This includes content, design, print, digital, earned and paid media, etc.
  • Lead the development of formal and informal research from market demand and consumer profiling, to focus groups and other primary and secondary research that helps gain insight into market dynamics
  • Assist in the development of marketing segmentation studies, development of persona's, and develop and implement content that supports a more targeted approach to marketing
  • Analyze the outcomes of marketing campaign activity to assess performance and return on investment with the goal of continuously improving metrics measuring campaign effectiveness.
  • Proactively build effective, strategic and tactical working relationships with multiple business units, stakeholders and marketing partners
  • Leverage workflow process to implement campaigns efficiently and ensuring campaigns meet objectives set forth in the strategy / marketing plan


  • Bachelor's degree (required) or Master's degree (preferred) in the fields of marketing, business, communication, or journalism
  • 5+ years of experience in higher education, corporate marketing, or other progressive marketing venue and across a broad range of media at both a strategic and tactical level.
  • Understanding of workflow management in a marketing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead collaborative, interdependent teams.
  • Healthcare clinic marketing experience preferred

Our Benefits:

NWHSU is proud to offer you and your eligible family members a comprehensive benefits package. Our package is designed to change with you meeting current needs and anticipating your future needs. We offer medical, dental, and vision care insurance. Flexible spending accounts that allow you to pay for out of pocket medical and daycare or eldercare expenses with pre-tax dollars. Life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability that allow you to be protected for an unexpected loss or income interruptions. As your partner in building retirement income, NWHSU provides a 403(b) Plan. On-site clinic services for you and your immediate family. Tuition reimbursement to support employees in job-related courses outside of NWHSU and Tuition Remission for academic courses and continuing education classes offered by NWHSU. Our generous time away program helps you enjoy a health work/life balance.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate.

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