Opportunity: Accelerate your career and your impact by joining us as our first full time marketing hire and scaling with the company and the team. We have a profitable business and an initial set of marketing (outreach and re-engagement) systems. We need you to run and improve the systems, and – over time – to hire and scale a team to support you.
Hi! My name’s Peter Bell. I’ve taught digital literacy and data science at Columbia Business School, ran the engineering team at General Assembly, built out remote first instructional and curriculum teams at Flatiron School and created books and videos for O’Reilly, Pearson, Pluralsight and more. https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterfbell/
Back in 2014, I founded CTO Connection as a hobby to run single day, single track in-person events for senior engineering leaders. The long term vision was always to build a community to help senior engineering leaders to share best practices for building and managing engineering teams. If software is “eating the world”, a great leverage point is to focus on helping engineering leaders to create better software and more effective and inclusive workplaces for their teams.
By the end of 2019, we’d got so much traction I had to give up the day job to focus on the business. We now have an online-first model (thanks covid!), are profitable, and it’s time to scale our systems – and our impact.
CTO Connection is a profitable startup that is building the premier educational community for senior engineering leaders. We have been running in-person CTO Summits since 2014, and now run online summits and are launching a platform to help senior engineering leaders to “share problems and get answers”. We’re looking for a smart, ambitious and passionate marketing lead to help to scale the business, with at least 1-2 years of marketing experience.
You’ll be a marketing generalist, responsible for operating our outreach pipeline (discovery, enrichment, refinement, and outreach), managing our content calendar and running our re-marketing systems to keep our members informed about upcoming events and other opportunities for learning and networking. You’ll also be running our social accounts and working with a freelance copywriter to promote our content, our events and our product offerings.
The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, able to run multiple projects simultaneously, and passionate about building the systems required to scale their impact. You should also be open to growing with the company and hiring a team to help you scale, although the position will be primarily an individual contributor for the first 9-12 months. You should also be very comfortable with technology. You don’t need to be a programmer, but we’re going to be using a lot of SaaS tools and we’re remote first, so you’re going to be spending a lot of time interacting with your laptop!
The compensation range for the role is $55k-$65k with full coverage of healthcare (if US based). There will also be some kind of bonus/incentive package depending on the company's growth. You will need to be authorized to work wherever you're based
– at the moment we’re not yet ready to sponsor visas.
– You’ll need at least 1-2 years of work experience – ideally with a smaller agency or one or more early stage startups
– You should have very strong written and verbal communication skills
– You should have very strong analytical skills for identifying opportunities to improve our marketing systems
– You should be extremely self motivated. There will be daily standups, weekly 1:1’s and meetings to kick off and retrospect specific projects, but you’ll be responsible for managing your time and adding the maximum possible value across a range of projects
– You should also be passionate about the intersection of community, education and technology
– If you happen to have some technical skills (using GitHub, scripting in Python, etc) that’s a bonus, but not a requirement.
The position is available immediately and we’d hope to extend a job offer to the right candidate within the month, so if you’re interested, apply now by filling out the form below!
Role: Marketing Lead | Full time, Remote
Comp: $55-65k plus healthcare (if US based) & bonus