Kansas City Scholars, Inc. Marketing Project Manager Kansas City, MO · Full time

About Kansas City Scholars Kansas City Scholars (www.kcscholars.org) was designed to change thousands of individual lives and transform the region by preparing our future workforce and contributing to the regional economy. It is a 501(c)(3) college scholarship, persistence, and support organization designed to increase the college completion rate for low- and modest- income students and adult learners across the six-county, bi-state service region. KC Scholars awards traditional college scholarships to high school juniors, adult learner scholarships to adults 18 years and older, and college savings match awards to high school freshman. KC Scholars supports all its awardees throughout the process and during college. KC Scholars’ newest program, Great Jobs KC, provides tuition assistance to approved job training programs in high paying and high-demand industries such as construction, healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing. With the support of Great Jobs KC, adults 18 and older can learn the skills needed in one year or less to earn between $45,000-$85,000. Launched in September 2016, KC Scholars has experienced widespread community engagement and rapid scaling. We now have more than 6,000 Scholars, with over 2,000 scholarship recipients currently in college.


About The Role


Reports to:                 Sr. Manager of Marketing & Communications

Location:                     Kansas City, MO

                                    Hybrid 2 days in office, 3 days remote (technology provided)

Status:                         Exempt, Full-time

Salary:                          Annual salary based on experience

Benefits:                     Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, PTO, Holidays, leave

program, 401k including employer contribution, and others

Operating hours:         8:30 am to 5:00 pm CST



Key Performance Indicators:

  • Improve department processes to be more responsive with timelines.
  • Improve department organization as it works with other departments.
  • Assist in training other department staff on Asana to work more effectively together on projects.
  • Improve communication between teams within Great Jobs KC.
  • Improve communication between the marketing team and outside vendors to be more responsive.
  • Improve costs of external vendors through improved organization and strategy.


As a Marketing Project Manager at Great Jobs KC, you will play a crucial role in supporting the marketing and communications efforts of the organization. You will lead project management while assisting in design layout using Canva, and content creation while ensuring our messaging is consistent and effectively reaches our target audience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Management: Use Asana to collaborate with the marketing team to plan, execute, and track marketing campaigns, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Graphic Design (Junior Level): Utilize Canva to create visually appealing graphics for social media, email marketing, presentations, and other digital and print materials, adhering to brand guidelines.
  • Content Creation: Assist in crafting compelling written content for various platforms, including social media, newsletters, blog posts, and press releases.
  • Coordination: Work closely with team members to coordinate marketing initiatives, events, and promotional activities.
  • Analytics: Work with the Marketing Data Analyst and assist in the reporting on the performance of marketing campaigns. Must have the ability to provide insights and recommendations for optimization.
  • Administrative Support: Assist in administrative tasks related to marketing, such as maintaining marketing calendars, organizing files, and managing project documentation.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field. 


Work Experience:  

  • Five years of experience in communications, public relations, or a related field. 


Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Asana.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Junior-level graphic design skills with experience using Canva or similar tools.
  • Excellent written communication skills with an eye for detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and digital marketing concepts.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace.

Additional Knowledge, skills, and competencies:

  • Highly collaborative style
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key projects concurrently.
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence".
  • High energy, maturity, and great organizational skills.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new marketing ideas and initiatives.
  • Manage the Great Jobs KC brand, including brand integrity and visibility across the organization.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong comfort using technology, including cloud-based apps and software.
  • Must be a creative and strategic thinker with good judgment and the ability to make independent decisions in a changing and fast-paced environment.



To apply, please follow this link, and be prepared to upload your resume.


KC Scholars firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state, or local law.