Course Hero
Course Hero's mission is to transform studying into a seamless experience for every course.

Senior Director of Marketing

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Employer Provided Salary: 228,000-308,000 Annually
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We're searching for a visionary Senior Director of Marketing to lead our dynamic marketing team of 8. As the Senior Director reporting into the CEO of, you'll lead strategic initiatives in growth marketing, lifecycle marketing, and partnership marketing, leveraging your expertise to transform studying experiences seamlessly for +25M users and growing!

In this pivotal role, you'll also collaborate closely with the Product team on building product marketing strategies, ensuring seamless integration of marketing efforts with product development initiatives. Your leadership will drive the creation of innovative campaigns that resonate with our diverse audience of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As you work with cross-functional teams, you'll optimize the customer journey, from acquisition to retention, delivering exceptional user experiences at every touchpoint. If you're a results-driven marketing leader with a passion for education and a proven track record of driving scalable growth, we invite you to join us in revolutionizing the way people learn and succeed.

 Here are some ways you will make an impact:

  • Own and build growth marketing strategies across the full-customer lifecycle, driving a profitable top-line impact at the Corporate level  (channels include SEM, ASO, ASA, Email, Push, influencer, affiliate, organic and paid social)
  • Lead and mentor an impactful and data-driven team
  • Lead and supervise performance marketing initiatives across multiple channels, including performance marketing, influencer marketing, and affiliate marketing, ensuring alignment with overall business goals and driving measurable results
  • Direct and guide teams in the development and execution of content marketing strategies, landing page optimization, and website enhancements to drive organic growth
  • Guide social media and influencer marketing strategies to enhance brand visibility, engagement, and community building
  • Ruthlessly prioritize marketing channels and initiatives to ensure maximum impact on company KPIs
  • Develop a deep understanding of our product to communicate its positioning, messaging, and value for customer adoption
  • Bring a product marketing mindset to the company by collaborating with product on product naming, position, and go-to-market strategies
  • Partner with User Research to uncover key insights, market trends, and competitive activities to identify growth opportunities and optimize marketing strategies
  • Implement strategies to measure and track brand performance, sentiment, and awareness
  • Manage marketing budgets effectively to achieve desired KPIs and P&L goals

Are you our Senior Director of Marketing?

  • 10 - 15+ years of marketing experience, including 5+ years in managing teams
  • Experience scaling up B2C products and driving substantial user growth 
  • Deep expertise in performance marketing, including SEM, social media, influencer, display advertising, and affiliate marketing
  • Empathetic and strategic leader that inspires teams to deliver high-impact work on time, on budget, and on brand 
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with an ability to partner with product, design, analytics, and engineering in a product management-led company 
  • Data-driven with a strong understanding of complex product and marketing metrics and modern martech tools
  • Proven experience with product marketing and go-to-market strategies 
  • A strong creative point of view with experience driving virality and organic engagement
  • Entrepreneurial drive and hands-on spirit to deliver business results

Bonus Points

  • Background in education technology, gaming, and live ops

For positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Other locations: IL, MA, NJ.

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. We strongly encourage you to apply if you're interested. We'd love to learn how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!

We are a virtual-first company and have employees dispersed throughout the United States and Canada. We have a market-based pay structure that varies by location. The base pay for this position is dependent on multiple factors, including candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed below. You may also be eligible to participate in our bonus program and may be offered an equity award, benefits, and other types of compensation.

This role is eligible for hire in the San Francisco Bay Area (US).




In accordance with California law, the base salary for this role if filled within SF Bay Area, California is as follows. 

SF Bay Area, California Pay Range

$228,000$308,000 USD

Equal ​Employment Opportunity Statement ​(EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and ​inclusion within our company.  ​We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.


About Course Hero:

Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate, confident and prepared. The online learning platform offers over 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. More than 65,000 verified college educators use Course Hero to collaborate with other faculty and share resources to hone new strategies for instruction. Everyday, students, educators and tutors help more than 20 million students make every study hour count.

Join us on our mission!

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What are Course Hero Perks + Benefits

Course Hero Benefits Overview

We foster a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance and encourages wellbeing and personal development. Our employees are fans of our virtual-first work environment (bye bye commute), employee experience that extends beyond the office and holistic wellness, health, family planning and leave benefits. Check out our perks and benefits to see how we care for our people.

Volunteer in local community
Course Hero employees participate in local volunteer activities, such as the Second Harvest Food Bank, Life Moves, etc.
Partners with nonprofits
Course Hero partners with non-profits like iMentor and continuously finds ways to volunteer or work together with others.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Course Hero has a dedicated wellness committee that sets up weekly and monthly events.
Team workouts
Course Hero has on-site yoga and fitness classes taught by other Course Hero employees.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Charitable contribution matching
Course Hero will match $1 for $1 up to $1,000 each calendar year to support a cause of your choice.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Employees receieve free lunch on Tuesday, Thursday.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
We offer employees free parking in our parking lot.
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our perks and benefits stem directly from employees themselves. Our People team sends out an engagement survey every quarter and make internal changes to our perks based on data stemming directly from our engagement surveys!

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