Whale with us!

Our team loves using data and tech to increase the impact of nonprofits and we are always looking for great people to whale with us. See our open positions below. Whole Whale’s headquarters are based in Brooklyn, NY.

Open Positions

Full-Time Roles

Fellowships

There are no open fellowship positions at this time.

 

The Whole Whale Fellowship Program is designed to prepare recent graduates, young professionals, or those seeking a new career path for full-time employment in the nonprofit and social impact sector by providing hands-on experience and skill-building with digital marketing. Fellows have the opportunity to grow their skills in digital marketing, advertising, and analytics while supporting both internal and client projects. Our fellowships are a 4-month commitment, and fellows are compensated with a weekly stipend. We’d like to consider candidates who have an interest in possibly joining our team full-time.

Opportunities with Our Nonprofit Clients

Our Values & Beliefs

Mission-Driven

We seriously believe we can close the nonprofit education gap in data and tech.

Analytical

We are geeks who love to find out what the data say about any topic. Smart, analytical, intelligent, data-informed is how we like to refer to our team.

Honest

We accept responsibility for our actions with clients and act with their best interests in all decisions.

Positive

Even if the glass is empty, we are pretty sure there is a fountain nearby if we look hard enough.

Curious

We are always asking questions, testing assumptions and learning as individuals. If we aren’t learning, we feel like we are falling behind.

Efficient

We measure and improve everything including our own work through our sprint accounting system. We a group that gets things done quickly and at a high level of quality.

Empathetic

Understanding the motivations and feelings of those around us and responding appropriately is the key to being a team player and is something we work toward.

Whole Whale is deeply committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. Read our DEI Commitment.

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Digital Advertising Strategist (Full Time)

Whole Whale is looking for a Digital Advertising Strategist to develop, implement, and analyze digital advertising campaigns across different Whole Whale teams and projects. The person in this role will start at the Senior Associate level. 

Location: Currently, our entire team is working remotely with plans to reopen our office in Brooklyn, NY when it is safe to return, estimated early 2022. The health and safety of our team is a core priority. The location of this role is flexible for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

Digital Advertising Campaign Strategy + Management

  • Own and manage paid digital advertising campaign strategy for 3-5 nonprofit clients, recommending budget, platforms, targeting, copy, calls to action, and more
  • Plan and execute digital advertising campaigns for clients across platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Google (video, search, display), Twitter, and more 
  • Research audiences, targeting, and ad placements to maximize campaign outcomes and client impact, especially around nonprofit fundraising
  • Create and manage strategies for nonprofit Google Ad Grant accounts, including determining search budgets, bid strategies, keyword targeting, and ad messaging
  • Brainstorm new campaign ideas and opportunities or tests to drive more conversions and increase return — you are never satisfied with flat lines on a graph
  • Meticulously set-up campaigns with an eye on every small detail and check box
  • Contribute to Whole Whale’s advertising expertise through research of new ad platforms, tools, strategies, and tactics to drive success

 

Campaign Analysis & Client Communications

  • Be the assigned advertising lead for 3-5 nonprofit clients; Manage individual workflow and clearly interpret and present campaign data and performance to nonprofit partners
  • Identify and report actionable insights for clients using data from multiple sources, including web & social media analytics and search tools
  • Create dashboards and reports to share campaign results in Google Data Studio, Google Analytics, Sheets, and other platforms
  • Lead advertising strategy discussions, present recommendations, and report regularly around paid ads on client calls; answer client questions related to ads
  • Lead hands-on trainings with clients on paid advertising, the Google Ad Grant, and other areas of expertise

 

Opportunities for Growth

We take learning seriously and encourage individuals to take a leading role in determining their growth at Whole Whale. Beyond continued learning and experience to deepen advertising expertise, growth opportunities for the Digital Advertising Strategist could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Client Account Management: Serve as the direct point of contact for nonprofit clients and lead the client team in developing and delivering marketing and advertising services
  • Product leadership: Support our product team in managing WW products (like Whole Whale University and WWU Live) and/or in pitching and developing new products (like our new Inclusivity Tool) that support our nonprofit partners
  • Whole Whale marketing: Build, scale and produce WW content (site resources, videos, social content, etc.) and find other creative ways of marketing our services and products
  • People management: Act as a manager for intern(s), fellows, or full time employees
  • Internal operations: Take part in internal processes for hiring new team members, choosing client projects to work on, building WW culture, cultivating internal expertise, or participating in other internal systems

 

Qualifications

  • Experience running digital advertising campaigns on Facebook, Google, YouTube, and/or other digital platforms
  • Great attention to detail and organizational skills –  able to successfully manage multiple workstreams at once
  • Ability to work and problem-solve independently while collaborating with a team
  • Must be able to manage an ads budget responsibly and effectively
  • Experience with digital fundraising and Google Analytics (and/or other web and social media analytics) a plus
  • Embody WW values of curious, honest, positive, efficient, analytical, empathetic, and mission-driven
  • Passionate about social causes and believe in the mission of the clients we support: Wholewhale.com/clients

 

Salary + Benefits

Total Benefits Package: $56k to $62k = ($48k-$53k | Salary) + (Salary * 4% | 401k match) + (Salary * 10% | Profit Share) + ($750 | Phone) + ($750 | Learning budget) + ( $250 | Wellness) + ($?  | Commission) – ($0 | Full Health Care option)

The base salary range for this role is $48,000 – $53,000 depending on experience.

Every full-time hire undergoes a three-month “swim test” but is eligible to enroll in core benefits like health, vision, and dental care right away. At the end of three months, you’ll unlock all of Whole Whale’s awesome benefits for full-time employees including: 

  • 10% of base salary distributed in Annual profit share: A percentage of profits are shared as a 401k distribution to full-time employees who qualify. Since 2015, this has annually been distributed and equated to 10% of base salary each year including 2020.
  • 100% Paid Health, vision, dental care: Base plan for Health, vision, and dental premiums fully covered in one option along with additional plans to meet your needs.
  • Unlimited PTO: Minimum of 10 vacation or sick days must be taken each year. We count work getting done – not working days. 
  • Commission: Whalers can earn a 5% commission fee up to $5,000 for any new business they generate.
  • Technology budget: New Whalers get a $1,200 tech setup budget for a computer and equipment as needed. Presently, Whole Whale is also providing extra equipment to facilitate work-from-home productivity.
  • Learning budget: $750 a year to spend on approved educational activities, books, classes, or conferences. We’re serious about learning. 
  • Wellness budget: $400 a year to spend on enhancing your physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Cell phone: Whole Whale covers phone costs up to $700/year for any whalers who choose to join the company Verizon phone plan. 
  • 401k with 4% company match: Whole Whale matches up to 4% of salary contribution. 
  • Whale abroad month: After 2.5 years at Whole Whale, full-time employees have the opportunity to work abroad for up to one month. Includes a reduced 4-day work week and up to $2,500 towards the trip cost (reputable remote work partners provided).
  • Paid parental leave: New parents can take up to 12 weeks of paid leave to be with their new child. After that, up to 3 months of unpaid leave or flexible time can be arranged.
  • In-office perks when we reopen:
    • Staff retreat: Twice a year the team participates in a staff retreat for team-building and goal-setting activities. The Poconos and upstate NY have been popular destinations.
    • Office snacks: We keep a fully stocked kitchen in our Brooklyn-based office, including unlimited tea and coffee and other snacks
    • Pet-friendly office: Pups are welcome in the office! Treats provided
    • Flexible remote work policy

 

To apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information (emails preferred) of 2 references to jobs@wholewhale.com with the subject line “Digital Advertising 2021”. References will not be contacted without explicit notice to the candidate. In your cover letter, please address these questions

  • Why do you want to work for Whole Whale?
  • What is your previous experience with digital advertising and/or digital marketing? Please include any specific experience you might have with the Facebook, Google, or YouTube ads platforms.
  • What is a social cause or organization that you are passionate about? What digital advertising tactic would you recommend to that organization, or organizations in that cause space? 
  • Share a digital marketing “hot take” you have on any topic

 

Whole Whale is an impact-driven B-corp digital agency that is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ to apply. The application process will include 2 Zoom video interviews, an exercise showing sample work, and reference checks. Candidate applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Digital Advertising Associate (Full Time)

Whole Whale is looking for a Digital Advertising Associate to develop, implement, and analyze digital advertising campaigns across different Whole Whale teams and projects. The person in this role will start at the Associate level. 

Location: Currently, our entire team is working remotely with plans to reopen our office in Brooklyn, NY when it is safe to return, estimated early 2022. The health and safety of our team is a core priority. The location of this role is flexible for the right candidate.

 

Responsibilities

Digital Advertising Campaign Strategy + Management

  • Directly contribute to or lead the development of paid digital advertising campaign strategy for 3-5 nonprofit clients. This includes recommending budget, platforms, targeting, copy, calls to action, and more
  • Plan and execute digital advertising campaigns for clients across platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Google (video, search, display), Twitter, and more 
  • Research audiences, targeting, and ad placements to maximize campaign outcomes and client impact, especially around nonprofit fundraising
  • Create and manage strategies for nonprofit Google Ad Grant accounts, including determining search budgets, bid strategies, keyword targeting, and ad messaging
  • Brainstorm new campaign ideas and opportunities or tests to drive more conversions and increase return — you are never satisfied with flat lines on a graph
  • Meticulously set-up campaigns with an eye on every small detail and check box
  • Contribute to Whole Whale’s advertising expertise through research of new ad platforms, tools, strategies, and tactics to drive success

 

Campaign Analysis and Client Communication

  • Manage individual workflow and clearly interpret and present campaign data and performance to nonprofit partners
  • Identify and report actionable insights for clients using data from multiple sources, including web & social media analytics and search tools
  • Create dashboards and reports to share campaign results in Google Data Studio, Google Analytics, Sheets, and other platforms
  • Lead advertising strategy discussions, present recommendations, and report regularly around paid ads on client calls; answer client questions related to ads

 

Opportunities for Growth

We take learning seriously and encourage individuals to take a leading role in determining their growth at Whole Whale. Beyond continued learning and experience to deepen advertising expertise, growth opportunities for the Digital Advertising Strategist could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Whole Whale marketing: Build, scale and produce WW content (site resources, videos, social content, etc.) and find other creative ways of marketing our services and products
  • Client Account Management: Serve as the direct point of contact for nonprofit clients and lead the client team in developing and delivering marketing and advertising services
  • Internal operations: Take part in internal processes for hiring new team members, choosing client projects to work on, building WW culture, cultivating internal expertise, or participating in other internal systems
  • Product development: Support our product team in managing WW products (like Whole Whale University and WWU Live) and/or in pitching and developing new products (like our new Inclusivity Tool) that support our nonprofit partners
  • People management: Act as a manager for intern(s), fellows, or full time employees

 

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with basic digital marketing principles 
  • Familiarity with digital advertising on Facebook, Google, YouTube, and/or other digital platforms
  • Demonstrable experience managing individual workflows responsibly and effectively
  • Great attention to detail and organizational skills –  able to successfully manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work and problem-solve independently
  • Experience with Google Analytics and/or other web and social media analytics a plus
  • Experience with digital fundraising a plus
  • Embody WW values of curious, honest, positive, efficient, analytical, empathetic, and mission-driven
  • Passionate about social causes and believe in the mission of the clients we support: Wholewhale.com/clients

 

Salary + Benefits

Salary range for this role starts at $45,000 depending on experience.

Every full-time hire undergoes a three-month “swim test” but is eligible to enroll in core benefits like health, vision, and dental care right away. At the end of three months, you’ll unlock all of Whole Whale’s awesome benefits for full-time employees including: 

  • 100% Paid Health, vision, dental care: Base plan for Health, vision, and dental premiums fully covered in one option along with additional plans to meet your needs.
  • Annual profit share: A percentage of profits are shared as a 401k distribution to full-time employees who qualify. This has historically equated to approximately 10% of base salary.
  • 401k with 4% company match: Whole Whale matches up to 4% of salary contribution. 
  • Unlimited PTO: Minimum of 10 vacation or sick days must be taken each year. We count work getting done – not working days. 
  • Commission: Employees can earn a 5% commission fee up to $5,000 for any new business they generate.
  • Staff Retreat: Twice a year the team participates in a staff retreat for team-building and goal-setting activities. The Poconos and upstate NY have been popular destinations.
  • Technology budget: New employees get a $1,200 tech setup budget for a computer and equipment as needed. Presently, Whole Whale is also providing extra equipment to facilitate work-from-home productivity.
  • Learning budget: $750 a year to spend on approved educational activities, books, classes, or conferences. We’re serious about learning. 
  • Wellness budget: $400 a year to spend on enhancing your physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Cell phone: Whole Whale covers phone costs up to $700/year for any whalers who choose to join the company Verizon phone plan. 
  • Whale abroad month: After 2.5 years at Whole Whale, full-time employees have the opportunity to work abroad for up to one month. Includes a reduced 4-day work week and up to $2,500 towards the trip cost (reputable remote work partners provided).
  • Paid parental leave: New parents can take up to 12 weeks of paid leave to be with their new child. After that, up to 3 months of unpaid leave or flexible time can be arranged.
  • In-office perks when we reopen:
    • Office snacks: We keep a fully stocked kitchen in our Brooklyn-based office, including unlimited tea and coffee and other snacks
    • Pet-friendly office: Pups are welcome in the office! Treats provided
    • Flexible remote work policy

 

To apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information (emails preferred) of 2 references to jobs@wholewhale.com with the subject line “Digital Advertising Associate 2021”. References will not be contacted without explicit notice to the candidate. In your cover letter, please address these questions: 

  • Why do you want to work for Whole Whale?
  • What is your previous experience with nonprofits, digital marketing, and/or digital advertising? Please include any specific experience you might have with the Facebook, Google, or YouTube ads platforms
  • What is a social cause or organization that you are passionate about? What digital marketing or advertising tactic would you recommend to that organization, or organizations in that cause space? 

 

Whole Whale is an impact-driven B-corp digital agency that is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ to apply. The application process will include 2 Zoom video interviews, an exercise showing sample work, and reference checks. Candidate applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Open Whaler Application Drop

Are you a developer? Would you like to be part of building a brand new product and developing new features for our nonprofit clients?

Are you a data analyst/strategist? Looking for an opportunity to do meaningful data strategy work with Google Analytics?

Are you a digital marketing expert? Want to learn more about turning digital advertising into social impact?

We’re always on the hunt for good talent. If you think you could make a big impact at Whole Whale, send us your resume and a brief note explaining your background and how Whole Whale could benefit from bringing you on board. Send these materials to jobs@wholewhale.com.

Full-time Whaler Benefits

All full-time entry-level employees start at $45,000 per year + undergo a three month “swim test.” Enroll in core benefits like healthcare right away. Then at the end of three months, if we are the right fit for each other, you’ll unlock access to Whole Whale’s other awesome benefits for full-time employees:


Healthcare + Dental + Vision. Because duh.

Unlimited Vacation (min 10) + Sick Days. We count work getting done – not working days.

Educational Stipend. $1,000 a year to spend on approved educational activities, books, classes, or conferences. We’re serious about learning.

Work from home Fridays. Because #America.

Cell Phone + Transportation. We cover cell phones for employees that join the company plan, and encourage all employees to use pre-tax Transitcheck to purchase Metrocards.

401k. With matching up to 4% of salary contribution.

Profit Sharing. A percentage of profits are shared through 401k distributions to full-time employees that qualify.

Puppy Whaler Visits. Who doesn’t love dogs in the office?

Paid parental leave. New parents can take up to 12 weeks of paid leave to be with their new child. After that, up to 3 months of unpaid leave or flexible time can be arranged.

Staff retreat. Twice a year the team goes on a staff retreat for team-building and goal-setting activities. The Poconos and upstate NY have been popular destinations.

Whale Abroad Month. After completing 2.5 years of full-time employment at the company, Whalers can go on a 1-month work from abroad trip with a reduced 4-day work week schedule. Whole Whale will cover up to $2,500 of the trip cost.

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