Hot Job: Education Programs Manager for Crayola

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The position: Education marketing manager for Crayola

Location: Easton, Penn.

Job duties: Ensure Crayola's education programs are developed, launched and evaluated in line with the overall consumer strategy. Execute annual education marketing plans including advertising, promotions, education shows, exhibits/demonstrations and workshops. Assure project timelines are met and educator expectations are fulfilled. Makes sure education consultants serving as Crayola spokespersons are consistently trained and managed. Handle consultants' assignments, budget and product sampling priorities and provide feedback on performance. Manage and execute all education related national trade shows. Leads communication with educators via a monthly e-newsletter.

The company:
Famous for its crayons, Crayola was founded as a pigment company in 1885. The company is a major manufacturer of art supplies. Its brands also include Silly Putty and Model Magic. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hallmark.

Requirements: This job requires a bachelor's degree in education, communications or a business field. Applicants holding an MBA or master's degree in education are preferred. Applicants must have five years of education marketing experience, preferably in organizations or roles with a focus on marketing to educators. They must also have considerable experience interacting with national, regional and state education associations and agencies. This job requires project management experience, with a track record of delivering within budget and with demanding timelines. General business understanding and acumen is required, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Candidates must be innovative thinkers who can work independently.

Extra perks: Crayola provides employees with "the color and the smell of crayons," and the chance to express their creativity.

Interesting info: The company's first box of crayons was sold in 1903. It contained eight crayons and sold for a nickel.

Other opportunities: Crayola is also seeking a content developer, sales operations specialist, design engineer and digital project manager. Plus, the company needs consumer affairs reps and production associates.

How to apply: Apply online here.

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