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Marketing Communications Manager

Education is ever-evolving. And so are we.

We seek passionate people from diverse backgrounds who are committed to helping improve the work of schools as a trusted partner in advancing learning. By joining the Cognia team, you will be immersed in a community of energetic and resourceful people dedicated to a common vision to impact and inspire education providers to advance and enable pathways of success for all learners. At Cognia we have developed a holistic approach to education that empowers schools to create real outcomes and optimize learning for students of all backgrounds, servicing more than 36,000 institutions, 5 million teachers, and 25 million students in 85 countries. When you join Cognia, you join a team of experts passionate about our mission and embracing our core values in everything we do.


The Marketing Communications Manager is a member of the Marketing Division and plays a key role in supporting the development and execution of content and comprehensive communications strategies, including product marketing, internal and network communications, and public relations.


  • Draft, edit, organize, and proof various marketing and communications content, including slides, brochures, web copy, key messaging, etc., to ensure content is comprehensive, compelling, and in accordance with brand standards.
  • Create and manage document and graphic templates for organizational use.
  • Create and manage project plans, tasks, timelines, and communication to delivery deadlines.
  • Monitor and manage social media accounts, develop relevant posts for Twitter, Instagram & Facebook in conjunction with social communications manager.
  • Help translate the "voice of the customer" for the organization.
  • Build and maintain meaningful and cohesive relationships with the Global Division.
  • Support use of division-wide market research study platform to determine if marketing and communications content is resonating; assist with study launch and execution for key fiscal year priorities and projects identified for testing, awareness, and reaction.
  • Perform duties and fulfill responsibilities that may, from time to time, include related or unrelated tasks. 


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, or related discipline required
  • Five to seven years of experience in communications, marketing, or comparable agency background required
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and managing multiple projects and associated tasks while producing high-quality results required
  • Experience developing market research plans including purpose, audience, items, and activities preferred
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, Salesforce, and marketing automation tools, Hubspot preferred
  • Writing samples and/or portfolio preferred


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for multiple audiences
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of PK-12 education industry, an understanding of issues currently facing education institutions, educators, and administrators and familiarity with the value that Cognia offers in the face of such challenges
  • Think creatively and analytically
  • Write effective marketing and communications copy
  • Translate cross functional needs into research and creative briefs
  • Demonstrate planning and organization skills
  • Effectively perform assigned tasks with minimal direct supervision
  • Demonstrate ability to take ownership of a project and deliver on time and within scope
  • Possess and demonstrate effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • The ability to meet deadlines under pressure, multi-task, and handle projects of competing prior

Anticipated Travel (may include local, national, and/or international travel):

  • Occasional travel (10%-20%)

At Cognia, we recognize the critical role played by our teams in carrying out the organization's important educational mission. As a reflection of that recognition our exceptional benefits offerings include generous paid time off and holiday breaks, comprehensive insurance plans, and a 12.5% retirement savings contribution which is immediately vested, all effective on your date of hire. This represents an affirmative commitment by the organization to attract and retain the highest quality workforce - to ensure our continued ability to effectively serve our mission for years to come.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.  Cognia is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Salary Range
$60,000.00 - 112,000.00
per Year
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Alpharetta, GA 30004, US