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About SPARK Schools
SPARK Schools is a social impact disruptor and is leading change in the education space through its network of affordable private schools. The SPARK Schools network provide transformational education innovation through Africa’s first blended learning model, which elevates student achievement and provides the tools teachers need to serve their students effectively.
The blended learning model, which combines classroom teaching and online instruction, allows teachers to anticipate student needs and equips schools to provide personalized education at an affordable cost. SPARK Schools is pioneering this transformative education model to ensure the accessibility of university and careers for all.
SPARK Schools has a culture of collaboration, because getting South Africa to lead global education takes a team effort. We are innovators who strive for excellence through persistence and a sense of urgency to achieve SPARK Schools’ vision, mission and social transformational objectives. Our work environment is vibrant/cheerful, fast-paced/dynamic, engaging/stimulating, tech-enabled and data driven.
SPARK Schools is a high growth, mission and values-driven entrepreneurial organisation, operating 20 primary schools and 1 high school and serving over 10,500 families. We are looking for dynamic people to join our team.
Reports To: Head of Marketing
Purpose of Role:
The Digital Marketer is responsible for implementing and managing all marketing campaigns specifically on digital channels. This role has two main aims:
To enhance brand awareness amongst our stakeholders using digital platforms.
To drive traffic to our social media pages and website, generating leads.
Establish a digital marketing roll out plan aligned with the overall marketing strategy
Define key performance indicators for digital marketing by channel and report on these KPIs on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
Develop and manage digital marketing campaigns to drive online traffic to the company website, generating leads
Manage the company’s digital marketing agencies and ensure the quality of their outputs.
Maximise return on investment (ROI) on digital marketing spend.
Oversee the development and, maintenance of the company website
Track and analyse website traffic flow and report on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
Continually optimise company website, social media pages and search engine optimisation (SEO) to generate quality leads for the sales team - ensuring lead targets are met
Develop a social media strategy and oversee the execution of that strategy
Ensure digital communications have a consistent tone and messaging aligned to the brand guide
Generate and track a list of keywords on Power BI
Timeously fix bugs in online platforms and content
Manage the creation and optimisation of online adverts
Oversee pay-per-click (PPC) advert management by the digital agency
Oversee digital marketing budget and ensure objectives are reached within budget parameters.
Create and conduct Net Promoter Score (NPS) surveys for staff and parents, collate data, generate and disseminate NPS Report
Manage the upload on virtual tours scans to the company website and work with the supplier to create new schools scans
Manage the generation of video content as required by the business
Identify new trends and technologies in digital marketing and recommend adoption of those most beneficial to SPARK Schools
Ensure that SPARK Schools remains at the forefront in industry developments
Conduct desktop research, including competitor and industry analysis and report on insights and learnings for the company
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree, diploma or equivalent qualification in marketing - digital marketing qualifications/certifications a plus
2 - 4 years of experience in digital marketing or a closely related field
Experience using Power BI to visualise marketing data beneficial
Skills and Mindset
Excellent content creation skills as well as the ability to customise communication for an online audience
Creative skills - creative ability to devise digital communication strategies
Excellent presentation skills; ability to explain and report on key digital marketing concepts and metrics to senior executives
Ability to analyse incoming data and adjust digital marketing efforts in response to that data.
Ability to collaborate with other functional teams on digital communication
Project management skills essential; being methodical and organised, ability to prioritise projects and tasks, ability to work to deadlines and deliver intended outcomes
Ability to keep return on investment (ROI) top of mind at all times.
Having competent knowledge about the organisation
Displays grit, high level of excellence, is mission & vision aligned and displays a high level of self-reflection (GEMS)
Grit: Persistence through challenges.
Excellence: A track record of high expectations personally and professionally.
Mission and Vision Alignment: Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide excellent education at an affordable cost.
Self Reflection: Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.
Values: Service, Persistence, Achievement, Responsibility, Kindness
fair market linked remuneration
performance-based annual bonuses and increases
above average/good annual leave
life, disability and funeral cover
employee wellness support
educational support & study leave
individualised professional development, support and mentorship
employee discount on school fees
opportunities for career growth
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa
SPARK Schools may expire the posting of this advertisement at their own discretion.
Kindly note that should you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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