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Associate Director of SEO

Hi there!

Thanks for your interest in Powered by Search. We are currently looking for a first-class Associate Director of SEO, is that you?

Before you say yes, ask yourself:

  • Do you love leading, managing, and growing a team of SEO Specialists?

  • Are you strategic, analytical, and communicate your ideas with ease?

  • Can you interpret data critically and craft a story around it?

  • Does thinking about your team’s success fill you with passion and enthusiasm?

  • Do you love tracking KPI’s, and holding your team accountable for hitting them?

  • But most of all, are you able to separate what needs to be done from what can be done, focusing on the 20% of activities that generate 80% of the results?

You’ll know you are right for this amazing opportunity if you have:

  • At least 5 years of experience managing organic and local search efforts for Fortune-1000 websites.

  • A proven track record of managing and leading an Organic Search team to success.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive maximum organic and local search performance through Technical SEO, Content Marketing, and Backlink Acquisition.

  • Experience with Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, and call tracking platforms.

Some competencies you’ll need to have:


  • Digital Marketing Fundamentals: You have SEO subject matter expertise, and certifications in Google Analytics & Google AdWords.
  • Critical Thinking: Your actions are proactive. You are able to visualize success and deliberately work towards the end goal by following high impact strategies.
  • Project Management: You are in control of your time and manage it effectively. Meetings are on-time and prepared. Your deliverables are on-time and require little-to-no rework.
  • Reporting & Analytics: You are an analytical thinker that is able to tell a story with data to create reports that are easy for clients to understand. You are Google Analytics certified and able to configure goals, custom reports, and basic dashboards.
  • Communication: You are able to communicate complex data in a simple manner and craft a story around it to lead to business insights. You have strong presentation skills and are comfortable speaking in front of small audiences.
  • Coaching: You actively coach your direct reports to think more critically, be more resourceful, and continuously learn. Your leadership and support encourages maximum performance and happiness. You ask more questions than you give answers while directing your team from a position of confident expertise.
  • Emotional Intelligence: You are a trusted authority in your department. You are calm and collected in the majority of situations. You are confident and decisive in your choices.
  • Strategy & Innovation: You are able to manage and improve on the performance, P&L, and strategy of your department by following and advocating core systems. You are an effective strategic thinker that consistently acts with departmental and organizational goals in mind.

Results you’ll be expected to drive:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will be responsible for leading, managing, and holding your team of SEO Specialists accountable to their performance and day-to-day strategic decision making to ensure that the right things are getting done to drive client success.

As a management role, you will not be responsible for your own portfolio of clients. You will be primarily internal-facing with occasional client interaction.

  • Lead, manage, and hold accountable your team of SEO Specialists to ensure high performance efforts that align to client goals.
  • Manage and maintain the Direct LER of your team of SEO Specialists to 3.0 and above.
  • Manage the P&L of your team of SEO Specialists to meet organizational goals and achieve effective utilization.
  • Ensure 100% pod-wide adoption of operational and SEO systems.
  • Develop and innovate on Powered by Search's SEO systems.

Now that you know a little bit more about the role, here is why working with us is a competitive opportunity:

  • People join Powered by Search because they want to belong to a team that is winning and growing. We serve some of the biggest brands worldwide.

  • If you get hired at Powered by Search it’s because you are amazing at what you do. Powered by Search employees are digital marketing thought-leaders.

  • There are few places that offer as many perks and benefits as Powered by Search, including:

    • Competitive salaries

    • Comprehensive health, dental, and eye care

    • Flexible work hours

    • 5 Weeks paid vacation (for everyone!)

    • Casual dress code

    • Paid social outings & events

    • Paid training (school, events, conferences)

If the above got you excited then we definitely want to hear from you!

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