Director of Marketing

Strive Talent - San Francisco, CA - Full time

Strive Talent - San Francisco, CA - Full time


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As the Director of Marketing at Strive your goal is to get candidates to apply for their next job through our competency-based hiring platform. To do so, you will oversee brand, social media, candidate acquisition, engagement, community building and more. Learn more and apply at


The American middle class is shrinking and economic mobility is historically low. Simultaneously, there are millions of open "middle skill" jobs that employers struggle to fill – helping companies hire candidates for these roles is one of the best ways to reverse this trend and increase the middle class.

Strive helps companies hire candidates for stable, family-supporting careers, starting with positions in sales. Strive does this by finding and evaluating candidates based on their competencies, not their credentials or pedigree (only 30% of Americans have a college degree, but 60% of employers require it for middle skill roles). By empowering candidates to prove their potential, Strive allows employers hire better people faster, and gives candidates a fair shot at the careers they desire and deserve.

Strive is based in SOMA and bootstrapped to profitability with a few great early customers before raising a $3.8MM seed round from top investors.

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As the Director of Marketing at Strive you will work directly with the CEO to develop and implement the process to sustainably identify, onboard and support candidates looking for stable, middle class careers. 

- Develop Strive's brand, positioning Strive as the best place for professional advice, direction and opportunities for the ~40MM Americans with some college education but no degree. Bring this to life through social media, content marketing and other storytelling opportunities.

- Test, iterate and manage sustainable channels for candidate acquisition

- Engage candidates throughout their career search to ensure they consider Strive's opportunities

- Work closely with the Product and Engineering team to build virality and growth into the candidate experience



- A missionary, not a mercenary

- Persistent and resilient with a strong work ethic

- Engaged x-functional culture builder


- Candidate-obsessed – always thinking about how to add value to their life

- Eager to use data and feedback to proactively improve Strive’s core product offering

*Job-specific skills*

- 2-7yrs experience in marketing and growth, ideally in start up environments

- Consistent, demonstrable record as a top performer

- Creative & analytical approach to marketing and growth

- Experience/interest in PM-style projects a plus

- Experience/interest in partnerships and business development a plus

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Strive Talent

Strive Talent is a hiring platform that gives candidates a fair shot at a great career, regardless of their educational background. Candidates applying through Strive complete a series of short assessments to prove their skills and potential to multiple companies at once. 

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