There are 44 million Americans burdened by student debt. The vast majority of them are enrolled in the wrong repayment plan, causing them to overpay by thousands of dollars and default on payments.
Summer’s vision is to save these borrowers time and money by building an innovative platform to help navigate the complex student loan market. We're passionate about building smart tools from the ground up to provide customized repayment recommendations for all borrowers. Join us to help fix the system.
Summer combines policy expertise and innovative technology to serve student loan borrowers across the country. Our founding team draws on years of experience in public policy, law, consumer finance, and engineering to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our generation. We’ve registered as a public benefit corporation (PBC) as part of our commitment to helping all borrowers improve their financial health through smart repayment strategies. We're backed by a team of world-class investors, including General Catalyst, NextView, Greycroft, Foundation Capital and Story Ventures—and our first partner is Yale University.
We’re looking for a marketing director to join our team as we engage student loan borrowers and industry players in advancing conversations about student debt. You will develop our content marketing strategy to leverage our position as a thought leader in the personal finance and student debt space. The goals are to increase brand awareness, share useful information, and push the envelope on important economic topics. Read more about some of our recent research here: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/two-thirds-of-student-loan-borrowers-have-less-than-1000-in-the-bank-survey-finds-2018-11-01.
As a founding member of our marketing and communications team, you will oversee our marketing strategy and spearhead creative campaigns as Summer continues to grow.
Sound interesting? To be successful in this role, you should have a marketing or communications background and familiarity with education and personal finance. If you’re data-driven and excited to take ownership while collaborating to build a brand that’s breaking down barriers to higher education, you’ll be a great fit.
We offer the following benefits:
- Mission-driven company and inclusive culture
- Significant equity allocations
- Healthcare coverage
- Generous vacation, medical, and family leave policies
Our greatest asset is the set of values our team strives to embody every day in our office (located next to Grand Central): empathy, diversity, growth, determination, humility, and fun. Read more about what these mean to us at https://www.meetsummer.org/careers.
We look forward to hearing from you!