Strategic Communications Manager

Collaboration … Innovation … Integrity … Passion …
If you share these core values, we have the right opportunity for you!

Our Opportunity:

We are expanding our team to add an experienced Strategic Communications Manager, responsible for setting strategy and overseeing implementation for clients. This position includes the following responsibilities:

Client Strategy: Primary client-facing relationship manager who leads strategy discussions with current clients to identify needs and growth opportunities. Develops campaigns/plans (including strategies, tactics, timelines, budget considerations, etc.) Provides daily oversight of account teams and plan/campaign execution to achieve desired results. Meets regularly with clients to provide updates, reporting and recommendations.

  • Account Management: Participates in the activities supporting the firm’s financial management including account resource planning, budget management and account forecasting. Personnel responsibilities to include performance management, goal-setting and productivity of associates supporting designated accounts.
  • Account Development: Implements account mapping and development activities to expand opportunities within existing accounts.
  • Community Ambassador: Represents the firm on community/civic boards, non-profit organizations and/or professional associations, etc. to build new skills, enhance business acumen, develop a network, and contribute to the firm’s commitment to “giving back to our community.”
  • Coaching/Team Development: Supports growth and development of other team members. Provides effective, proactive feedback and real-time guidance to help team members strengthen their skills.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. MBA or a master’s degree is desirable.
  • Six – 10 years’ experience in client-facing, project management roles in the areas of marketing, strategic communications, digital, public affairs or strategic planning.
  • Exceptional project management skills, managing multiple client projects and deadlines with strict attention to quality and detail required.
  • Agency or consulting experience is preferred.
  • Digital acumen a must.
  • Exceptional listening, written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-starter who works well in team/collaborative environment and is comfortable accepting responsibility for achieving personal, team and organization goals.
  • Avid learner.
  • Strong technical aptitude and skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and digital applications required.

What We Offer:
Standing Partnership is known as a desirable place to work, learn and grow. Our strong culture, based on bedrock core values, encourages and rewards personal commitment and accountability, continuous learning, respect and teamwork. We offer a high-energy, fast-paced environment for those with a drive.

Founded in 1991, Standing Partnership works with senior leaders committed to innovative marketing/communications strategy to align with sales, grow business, and mitigate reputation challenges in today’s ever-changing world. Our work—while challenging—makes an impact every day.

Next Steps:
If you are qualified and interested, we welcome you to take the next step and send your cover letter and resume in confidence to careers@standingpartnership.com. All inquiries and resume submissions will be treated as confidential. Standing Partnership, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer