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"The advancement of science should be the chief concern of a nation that would conserve and increase the welfare of its people."


-James McKeen Cattell, former AAAS President and Editor of Science


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. For over a century, AAAS has been a force for science, from helping to establish science as a credible field in the 19th century to using satellite imaging technology to document human rights abuses in 2007. We are recognized as the world’s largest general scientific society and the proud publisher of the Science family of journals. Past presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles Pickering, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Our mission is centered on the belief that STEM research and education can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today.


AAAS is a culture steeped in history, but adaptive to change and new ideas. We recognize the hard work of our employees and encourage the development of our staff. Our colleagues represent an array of expertise from scholarly publishing to digital marketing, educational research to government relations, all with a shared focus on mission. At AAAS, you are part of a talented team, dedicated to advancing science and serving society.


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We have an exciting full-time opportunity for an Email Marketing Manager in our Washington, DC office. This individual will manage the marketing automation systems (Exact Target and Eloqua) and oversee email performance analytics. AAAS sends about 150M marketing related emails per year, so candidates with experience in high volume environments would be preferred.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Serve as point of contact for all external email communications
  • Measure and analyze email campaign performance
  • Manage the setup, coordination and execution of email campaigns
  • Identify new functionalities and capabilities within existing tools and systems for improved performance
  • Track, maintain, interpret and report regularly on email program metrics to appropriate parties
  • Set up A/B tests and evaluate metrics to inform the development of new tests and optimize existing programs
  • Identify new digital marketing tactics to increase conversions and customer count
  • Work with internal departments to educate on email procedures and processes
  • Work collaboratively across the Marketing team and organization to develop strong relationships
  • Provide guidance to graphic designers as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned


Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by March 5, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If we think you might be a good fit for the role, we will contact you with next steps.


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AAAS is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.



Key Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or related field
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a digital marketing role
  • Minimum of one years’ experience using email marketing systems, CRM, and web analytics systems
  • Strong knowledge of HTML
  • Understanding of paid media systems and best practices
  • Understanding of email systems and organization
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to think outside of the box

About AAAS
The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." To fulfill this mission, the AAAS Board has set the following broad goals:Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public;Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use;Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise;Provide a voice for science on societal issues;Promote the responsible use of science in public policy;Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce;Foster education in science and technology for everyone;Increase public engagement with science and technology; andAdvance international cooperation in science.
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