Digital Advertising Manager

Marketing & Development · Durham, North Carolina
Department Marketing & Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $60,000-65,000 annually DOE

Stop Soldier Suicide is looking for a Digital Advertising Manager who wants to go beyond “making a difference”. We want someone who steps up every day to fuel the life-saving work we do with American veterans and service members.

This role will challenge you to:

  • Think holistically about how different digital advertising channels work in concert to accelerate both client and donor acquisition
  • Work collaboratively within the organization to enhance key efforts from both prospecting and retargeting standpoints
  • Proactively optimize and “pull levers” to ensure campaigns meet or exceed established goals, including (but not limited to) CPL, CPA and ROAS
  • Build and utilize client/customer personas to pinpoint where to reach our TAM, and deploy innovative channel-appropriate tactics
  • Deliver accurate, insightful data to appropriate teammates in order to catalyze real-time action rather than simply reporting information
  • Have a mastery of best practices across the spectrum of digital advertising, ensuring flawless tracking and data integrity for both client and donor acquisition
  • Have a flexible mindset and commensurate energy that provides the ability to pivot quickly and think creatively
  • Take ownership of our ad accounts to ensure spotless account structures and detailed account integrity

We’re looking for individuals who:

  • Have a minimum of three (3) years’ professional experience in digital advertising
  • Have a mastery of the full spectrum of search, social and display advertising); experience with YouTube, Spotify, Twitch, LinkedIn, Reddit and other emerging channels a plus
  • Thrive in a rapidly evolving environment that values innovation more than playing it safe
  • Are unafraid to take smart risks, and even to fail if it makes them better
  • Have the commitment to immerse themselves in the mission and embody it to stakeholders
  • Embrace a high standard of performance and welcome challenges
  • Desire to meet and exceed documented performance goals
  • Are confident enough to check their ego at the door and do what it takes to save lives

Key performance metrics:

  • Percentage of highest-risk clients among program leads generated
  • Cost per lead for total client acquisition, with a focus on CPL for highest-risk clients
  • Cost per acquisition for monthly recurring donors, with a focus on those meeting or exceeding AOV goals
  • CTR in upper-funnel campaigns for both client and donor acquisition

About Stop Soldier Suicide

Veterans and service members are at 50% higher risk of suicide than their peers who haven’t served. We’re solely focused on changing that through an innovative suicide intervention model driven by evidence, science and data.

Our team is small, but we’re growing aggressively to meet the demand for our services and accomplish our goal of reducing the military suicide rate by 40% by 2030. That means empowering 2,400 mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters or battle buddies with a brighter future each year.

We serve all branches of the military and all generations, regardless of discharge status. We’re not government funded, but not a single client will ever see a bill for our services.

Not all veterans and service members need our services, but there are still too many who do. This is an opportunity to build brighter futures for men and women who have willingly sacrificed for our country.

We don’t “help veterans.” We save lives. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to speak with you.

Core Competencies (Our True North)

Impact: Consistently delivers quality results; demonstrates a passion for winning, strong work ethic, a bias for action and commitment to achieving life-saving work with integrity, honesty, and in accordance with our values.  


Judgment: Makes data-based decisions with decisiveness, balancing short-term and long-term considerations and ensuring decisions advance the SSS mission.

Innovation: Identifies and champions new ideas, continuous improvements, and transformative solutions that enable us to better achieve our mission of serving service members and veterans.

Courage: Communicates with candor and transparency and demonstrates the confidence to make tough decisions, take smart risks, and question actions that are inconsistent with our values.

Agility:  Continuously learns and adapts to obstacles, setbacks or uncertainty with tenacity and resolve; embraces change and challenges as opportunities to learn new skills and grow.

Inclusion: Win as one by demonstrating unwavering respect for teammates, freely sharing information, collaborating with and supporting your colleagues, and leveraging differences that make us stronger.

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  • Location
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Department
    Marketing & Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $60,000-65,000 annually DOE