Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Job in the USA

Job title: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

Salary Range: $60,000- $70,000 Yearly

Work Location: Albany, New York USA

Position Time Status: Full Time

Experience: 2 years

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist Job Description

Excelsior University is seeking a skilled and experienced SEO Specialist to join our marketing team and help us achieve our ambitious online marketing goals. The ideal candidate will have a vast understanding of SEO best practices and a proven track record of success in improving website rankings and driving organic traffic. You will be responsible for developing and executing SEO strategies, conducting keyword research, optimizing website content, and building backlinks. You would also track and analyze SEO performance data and make recommendations for improvement. You will own the organic channel and all that comes with it, including examining and improving rankings, searching for new opportunities, and working across different teams to fix current errors or make on-page improvements. You will compile reports for internal and external stakeholders, assist in training, stay in the know of industry trends, and maintain a strong understanding of SEO best practices and technology. You will also be the point person for all things accessibility related, including assessment, delegation, reporting, and continuous improvement.

This position is based out of the University’s home office in Albany, NY with the option of considering remote candidates. Remote employees will have mandatory occasional travel for meetings, conferences, and professional development opportunities. Remote employees are expected to be available during work hours 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Eastern time. The University will supply the necessary equipment to perform the essential functions of this job (e.g., laptop, docking station). Employees are responsible for having a workspace where they can participate in virtual meetings without multiple interruptions and noise.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute SEO strategies to improve website rankings and drive organic traffic.
  • Conduct keyword research to identify relevant and high-value keywords to target.
  • Optimize website content for search engines by incorporating relevant keywords, using appropriate meta tags, and creating high-quality content.
  • Build backlinks to the website from high-quality sources.
  • Track and analyze SEO performance data using Google Analytics and other SEO tools.
  • Make recommendations for improvement based on SEO performance data.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest SEO trends and best practices.
  • Collaborate with other marketing team members to develop and implement integrated marketing campaigns.
  • Present SEO findings and recommendations to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Oversee and maintain GA4, Google Tag Manager, Moz, SEMRush, Crazy Egg, and ABLR.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Strong understanding of SEO best practices and algorithms.
  • Experience with keyword research, content optimization, and link building.
  • We have a proven track record of success in improving website rankings and driving organic traffic.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfortable analyzing high volumes of data daily.
  • Skills to complete competitive analysis of others in the industry.
  • GA4 certification is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and analytic platforms is required.