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Marketing & Events Associate



Administration, Marketing & Communications
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

About the job

Are you interested in helping motivate students and communities to read? Are you looking for an opportunity to do well by doing good? At Zoobean, you will have the opportunity to do meaningful work that helps grow our partners of school districts and public libraries, serving over two million readers.

Zoobean seeks a full-time Marketing & Events Associate to amplify our brand story and image by managing the execution of conferences and events. In this role, you will work closely with the Sr. Director of Marketing and Growth Marketing Manager to plan, implement, manage, and measure various domestic in-person events. This role is ideal for someone with approximately two to five years of experience, who is detail-oriented, has excellent project management skills, is highly motivated, and is willing to be the ultimate team player.


  • Provide highly disciplined and organized project management and excellent communication across functional teams.
  • Lead the entire life cycle of in-person and virtual events, including pre-planning, execution, and post-event reconciliation.
  • Manage relationships with vendors, organizers, and attendees—ensuring timely space reservations and promotional opportunities.
  • Identify venues and locations for ancillary events—coordinate and manage catering decisions, logistical arrangements, and communications to on-site company representatives.
  • Responsible for ordering and tracking event inventory, including collateral, giveaways, etc.
  • Partner with relevant stakeholders to execute pre- and post-event promotion and lead conversion automation workflows and tasks.
  • Work with marketing colleagues, Sales VP, and VP of Product & Client Success on virtual event strategy—spearhead initiatives to meet business growth objectives while supporting client retention.
  • Analyze, track, and report on event ROI using HubSpot and events-related budget & tracking systems.
  • Collaborate with the Design team to create print and digital collateral pieces, including brochures, flyers, and other merchandise.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to in-person conferences (two to five times per year).
  • Accelerate the Marketing team’s impact by lending a hand to administrative or lead generation-related activities when needed.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required. Marketing specialty area of focus preferred.
  • Proven work experience demonstrating strong oral and written communication and project management skills.

Skills and Abilities

  • Takes the initiative and functions effectively, independently, and as a team member, with a willingness to take on and assist with routine and last-minute projects.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with little supervision.
  • Must be a self-motivated team player willing to develop forward-thinking solutions.
  • An enthusiastic and “can-do” team spirit.
  • Strong relationship-building skills, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to adapt to change in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong sense of urgency and willingness to meet deadlines.
  • Openness to give and receive feedback.

A Big Plus ++

  • Experience in education technology, publishing, or software marketing.
  • Hands-on experience with Beanstack

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary will range from $50,000 to $70,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K Plan with company match
  • Participation in company’s stock incentive plan
  • Participation in company's quarterly bonus plan for employees
  • Work from home with the option to have the company lease co-working space on your behalf
  • $500 home office setup stipend
  • Optionally participate in our annual team “break” where we kick back together at a resort
  • At least 15 vacation days annually + a one week winter break from Xmas Eve to New Year's Day
  • Office closed for all federal holidays
  • $1,200 annual professional development stipend

About Us

Zoobean’s flagship products help people achieve reading goals by tracking reading and participating in reading challenges. We serve over 10,000 public library and school clients in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Over 13 million readers use our platform, Beanstack, to track their reading, earn incentives, and stay motivated to read.

Our Shark Tank appearance brought us Mark Cuban as an investor. We have since picked up Kapor Capital, Militello Capital, AlphaLab Gear, RevUp Capital, and the AT&T Aspire Accelerator as believers and backers of our wonderful cause. Our customers range from big to small and include the Los Angeles Public Library, the Hawaii Department of Education, and the Department of Defense.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity breeds innovation. We're building a product that helps librarians, educators, and families everywhere, and to do that well, we need a workforce that’s representative of the population we serve. We are actively looking to add members to our team who will bring diverse backgrounds, new perspectives, and a willingness to challenge us to improve the work we do every day.

From the Heart

At Zoobean, we live out three core values that are represented in our logo:

  • Love: We are passionate about our work and give everything we can to our customers, investors, and each other.
  • Inclusion: Our company grew out of a calling to help children and families see themselves in the books they read. That same commitment to diversity runs through all we do and allows us to express ourselves while feeling a sense of belonging to a larger community.
  • Awesomeness: This one speaks for itself.

Come work with us if this hits you in the heart and mind.