12 May, 2023  |  Full-time

Director of Marketing


New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; or San Francisco Bay Area, CA

This will be a hybrid location, reporting to the office approximately four days per week.

About Kira Learning:

Kira Learning is creating curriculum and learning tools that empower teachers and prepare students for a world in which technology and science play pivotal roles in everyone's lives. By way of our expert-backed content and intuitive, integrated teaching platform, Kira is intent on transforming the way computer science and artificial intelligence is taught and learned.

We are backed by top-tier Venture Capital funds including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Andrew Ng’s AI Fund, and Primavera.

About This Role:

We are looking for ourfirst marketing hire,a hands-on leader that will develop our company's storytelling, content and digital marketing strategies, product marketing, marketing health metrics, and much more. This person must be nimble in an early-stage, high-growth environment.

As Director of Marketing you will:

  • Own our company’s story telling.This means must have the ability to communicate Kira’s vision to diverse audiences, and to span messaging from high-level value propositions to feature-level product differentiation.
  • Be responsible for establishing and scaling our full end-to-end digital marketing strategy, including paid, organic, SEO, SEM, affiliate marketing, email and SMS.
  • Oversee performance tracking and calibration daily to provide decision-making around budget allocations and forecasts.
  • Develop market enablement collateral for prospect domestic and international partners and clients, including but not limited to pitches, printed material, email campaigns, etc.
  • Plan and implement marketing campaigns in partnership with product and sales teams to drive high-quality leads that translate into effective engagement of clients and partners.
  • Your Experience and Skills include:

  • 6+ years of experience leading marketing for high-growth EdTech or enterprise SaaS companies with domestic and/or international market exposure.
  • Experienced and results-oriented in building go-to-market strategies.
  • Expertise in the fundamentals of product marketing and the sales process.
  • Ability to recognize future opportunities, assess future market factors, and define business strategies and/or models to leverage market opportunities.
  • Impeccable leadership skills. You have a stellar ability to coach, rally and grow other people. You can also deliver thoughtful feedback to others as needed, as well as receive and grow from feedback
  • Ability to confidently and thoughtfully influence across the organization, including with leadership
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; can patiently, professionally and effectively communicate with others. You understand how important the details in communication are too, like body language and vocal tonality. This communication prowess extends into your marketing skills, including with the ability to create or edit content at an expert level.
  • Nimble, scrappy and adaptable. Can roll with the punches and thrive in a fast-paced, early-stage startup environment
  • A positive, can-do attitude. You’re not deterred by minor setbacks and are able to swiftly overcome ambiguity
  • Will consistently cultivate a culture of inclusion where all team members feel a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic selves to work
  • Knowledge of CS and AI principles is a strong plus.
  • Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary ($160,000 - $190,000) and equity package in a well-funded, high growth company. Compensation is based on a number of relevant factors such as location, professional experience and related skill sets.
  • Flexible, untrackedPTO and paid parental leave.
  • Top-notch healthcare service including medical, dental and vision coverage.
  • Work Location

    • Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco
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