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Marketing Director


Who We Are

Founded in 2016, Path Forward is on a mission to empower stay-at-home mothers and other caregivers to restart their careers. We fulfill our mission by working with employers to launch, implement and expand return to work programs -- a specific workforce development program geared toward professionals with post-college work experience and a significant gap in their career due to unpaid caregiving. These programs open doors for people whose career gaps create an obstacle to getting hired, and change the culture of teams and companies by creating an environment where returning professionals can thrive. Our goal is for these programs to be ubiquitous in corporate America -- as common as campus recruiting, new grad cohorts and other programs aimed at attracting and retaining early career talent. 

We’ve now built return to work programs with more than 80 companies, including top employers like Walmart, Netflix, Audible, NBCUniversal, PayPal and SAP. We’ve built a brand that is well-recognized by employers and returning caregivers alike and have now graduated more than 550 people, 80% of whom have converted into full-time jobs. (Read our 2021 Impact Statement here [1].)

What We Are Looking For

In 5 years we’ve attracted a large audience of returners across the US and worked with more than 80 employers to implement, run and expand successful return to work programs. We engage our audience with content designed to help them return to the workforce, host regular virtual events featuring our employer partners, program alumni, and other experts in the return to work field, and have had our work and programs showcased in major media outlets. 

The Marketing Director will play a key role in continuing to build on Path Forward’s momentum by managing all aspects of building and scaling our audience and brand. The ideal candidate will be able to bring our mission and brand to life through messaging and storytelling that drives returner audience growth, employer partner interest and satisfaction, and donor engagement.

Who You Are

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced marketer with an entrepreneurial spirit to have an impact not only on Path Forward’s growth, but more broadly on women’s workforce participation, employer hiring practices, and workplace inclusivity. The ideal candidate is a creative marketer who has built brands and audiences, preferably for a start-up or not for profit brand, and is passionate about Path Forward’s mission and goals. They will have experience leading and managing consumer and sales marketing efforts, including the ability to both conceive of strategy and execute on operational efforts. Success in this position will require the analytical skills to assess, prioritize and manage multiple priorities as well as to creatively deploy our assets to maximize audience growth and engagement.

What’s On Your To-Do List

As a key member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Vice President and co-founder, the Marketing Director will:

  • Develop Path Forward’s overall marketing strategy and vision, including branding, marketing, audience engagement and acquisition, and public relations
  • Refine and execute on consistent articulation of the the Path Forward voice and brand identity in all materials and communications
  • Create an audience building and engagement strategy that will help increase and diversify Path Forward’s audience of returners, including subscribers, site visitors, event registrants, and reach across key social media channels 
  • Strategically and creatively deploy marketing funds and grants in order to reach our audience growth targets, leveraging paid social, Google Ad Grant, SEO/SEM, programmatic and affiliate marketing
  • Oversee the management and development of the content, design, and user experience on pathforward.org
  • Strategize, create, and manage the execution of targeted marketing campaigns for all programs and initiatives, including our employer hiring programs and our webinars and other events
  • Enhance, maintain, and analyze internal tracking and executive-level reporting for audience growth, campaign effectiveness, and other key performance metrics
  • Oversee public relations efforts, including pitching press, identifying opportunities to speak at or participate in relevant conferences and events, and serving as the initial point of contact for all media and PR opportunities, working closely with our Executive Director, as well as the Communications teams at our employer partners
  • Collaborate closely with our business development team to elevate Path Forward’s brand in the employer marketplace
  • Leverage, manage priorities, and provide mentorship for Marketing Coordinator 


Path Forward is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religious creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, age, protected veteran status, political orientation or other legally protected status. 


  1. https://www.pathforward.org/2021-impact-statement/

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