9 Cool Jobs for Career Exploration

Achieving Goals, Career Discovery, Confidence, Cool Jobs
02/07/20 - Gabby Vicas
cool jobs for career exploration

Our clients and community are looking for unique jobs in a fun environment. This edition of 9 cool jobs is focusing on cool jobs for career exploration. These jobs reside within organizations which prioritize people and culture and provide exciting ways to make an impact beyond the mundane 9-5. We are particularly interested in positions that don’t neatly fit into an obvious career path box (e.g., doctor, lawyer, accountant). If you know of a job that you think would be great for us to share with our community of driven career-transitioners, you can submit it here for us to consider for a future post!

Senior Manager, Strategic Programs

Company: MATTER

Location: Chicago, IL

Why we like it: We are starting this week’s 9 cool jobs off with a bang. This role at leading health-tech incubator, MATTER, brings the perfect blend of innovative thinking, strategic partnerships and project management. You will be designing and developing programs and serving as a trusted advisor to industry executives. MATTER is looking for someone who has at least 3 years of healthcare experience, CRM experience and a strong hustle mentality. Its values are:

  • Be the host
  • Make others successful
  • Speak your mind
  • Turn over rocks
  • Never stop experimenting

That sounds like a great culture that encourages its employees to be the best versions of themselves! 

Read more and apply here.

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Company:  Centro

Location: Chicago, IL

Why we like it: As a FP&A Manager with Centro you will be playing a key role in developing and implementing Centro’s financial and strategic plans and formulating Centro’s financial plan, fiscal budget and forecasts. Centro is seeking a CPA or MBA with 7+ years of progressive finance experience. If problem-solving and making sense of big data is your thing, dust off your resume and apply! 

Read more and apply here.

Head of Marketing Operations and Email

Company: Zapier

Location: Seattle, WA

Why we like it: There are a lot of perks when you work at Zapier. They include competitive salary, great healthcare + dental + vision coverage, retirement plan with 4% company match, profit sharing, 2 annual company retreats to awesome places, 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children, pick your own equipment, unlimited vacation policy. Plus they require you to take at least 2 weeks off each year. Wow, what amazing incentives! So if you are an exceptional marketing leader with deep expertise in automation, attribution and marketing operations at scale, this is a job you are going to want to check out. 

Read more and apply here.

Associate Campaign Manager

Company: KAYAK

Location: Stamford, CT

Why we like it: In this cool job, working on cross-functional teams is the name of the game. You’ll also be leading all aspects of advertising campaigns from start to finish, analytically tracking and optimizing campaigns to meet client objectives and collaborating closely with the sales team to build and maintain relationships with clients. Not to mention the benefits: 4 weeks paid vacation, a day off on your birthday, no stupid meetings, flexible hours, free massages from a professional masseuse and more! I don’t know about you but I could go for a massage right now!

Read more and apply here.

Director of Regional Marketing

Company: Shake Shack

Location: New York City, NY

Why we like it: If you have 5-7 years of marketing experience and want to live in the Big Apple, this could be the role for you. You will manage and develop the team of regional marketing managers. You’ll also be working with the operations team and hospitality team. This is a very diverse role with a company that takes culture seriously. They say “we work our buns off, but we play hard too with a Team Appreciation Day, unlimited meal discounts, volunteer opportunities and so much more. If you’re looking for a deeply fulfilling, financially rewarding and really fun career, you’re in the right place.”

Read more and apply here.

Director of Influencer Marketing

Company: August United 

Location: Tempe, AZ

Why we like it: Are you a creative thinker, an incredible presenter and a dynamic relationship-builder? If your answer was yes and you also have experience in influencer marketing, this might be the role for you. This Director position will include creative campaign and program ideation, client-facing presentation deck creation, data-driven influencer identification, time-honed negotiation skills with creators, vendors, and talent managers, disclosure compliance, in-person experiential event execution, story-driven report building and overall client relationship building. August United is on a mission to rid the world of boring marketing, so you’ll get to let your creative side flow. It does require about 25% travel, so if you are up for an adventure, what are you waiting for?!

Read more and apply here.

Social Strategy Lead

Company: Zappos

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Why we like it: It’s Zappos. Need I say more? Okay, if you haven’t heard of Zappos before we forgive you. It is an online apparel and footwear company associated with Amazon. It is known for its great company culture and radicalizing the way the company operates compared to competitors. Zappos is looking for someone with 6 years of social media experience to join its team to oversee creative strategy for all social media outlets. You will also be tracking trends and how each channel performs while coming up with innovative ideas to try and push the company’s social presence forward. 

Read more and apply here.

Senior Executive Administrative Assistant

Company: Solid Ground 

Location: Seattle, WA

Why we like it: If it’s important to you to work for a company with a cause, look no further. Solid Ground believes poverty is solvable. They say, “Our approach combines direct services with community-based advocacy. We support individuals and work to undo racism and other oppressions that create barriers – so everyone can achieve their full potential.” In this role, you’ll be working on administrative and project management tasks for the President & CEO. You will also be communicating with Board members, donors, internal and external Solid Ground partners on matters related to CEO and Solid Ground initiatives. This is a full-time job that pays $27.30/hour!

Read more and apply here.

Military Ejection Seat Program Manager

Company: Collins Aerospace

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Why we like it: Did you know that Advanced Concept Ejection Seats (ACES) is responsible for saving the life of 669 pilots flying missions around the world? Talk about making a difference! Collins Aerospace is currently searching for a Military Ejection Seat Program Manager with highly developed program management skills. It comes with some pretty dope benefits like insurance, 3 weeks of vacation for newly hired employees, 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement and more!

Read more and apply here.

If you’re excited about one of these roles, but you’ve been struggling to get the attention of employers, book a free consultation with us here. Our career coaches are standing by ready to help you land a very cool new job!

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Gabby Vicas

Hello! My name is Gabrielle, but most people call me Gabby. Yes, I do like to talk as my name suggests. That’s part of the reason I am a Client Success Specialist. I love to have meaningful conversations and get to know about people on a personal level while finding out about their unique stories. I believe in making a genuine connection with others and that a small gesture can go a long way.

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