Stand Together

Creative Director

ID (external)
2020-4545
Category
Communications and Marketing
Location
US-VA-Arlington

Overview

Are you someone who colors outside the lines? Do you often push the creative boundaries? If this sounds like your usual approach, then bring your entrepreneurial spirit to help take our creative team to the next level!

 

The canvas is blank, the audiences are diverse, and the mission is clearly defined – now, we need the right leader to help us realize our goals. You are a team builder, strategy driver, and a trusted partner, now the time has come for you to take an organization’s creative and design capability to the next level. If this is you, then let’s talk – this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to have an impact on a national scale.

 

We’re looking for big, innovative ideas – we foster a culture of experimentation and creativity. You understand how to foster the creative process while also completing deliverables on time. You thrive when building and coaching a team, working to build a world class creative capability. In this Creative Director role, you’ll oversee a team of in-house designers, manage external agency partnerships, drive strategy, campaign execution, art direction, and much more!

 

Your Responsibilities Include

  • Provide creative oversight and direction in the development of brand strategies and creative briefs for a diverse set of issues across websites, print and digital media, video, email campaigns, corporate communications and more
  • Build our creative capabilities through training, mentoring, and inspiring the internal design team, while also working to identify, cultivate, and manage external agency partners
  • Work closely with other members of the marketing organization to develop brand standards for the company, identify new opportunities to enhance the brand across all mediums, and identify scalable solutions that empower others
  • Ensure all creative, marketing, and corporate materials conform to brand standards for consistency in visual identity, messaging, and positioning, including voice and personality
  • Develop tactics that bring creative concepts to life and achieve program objectives
  • Oversee multiple projects through all stages, from concept through to production, and ensure effective prioritization of resources with our in-house design team and external agency partners
  • Collaborate with various project managers, department heads and senior management in a highly matrixed environment
  • Proactively evaluate new trends and industry standards to remain current with the latest marketing and communications practices
  • Plan and conduct internal and competitive creative audits
  • Prepare and present creative presentations for internal clients and senior management

 

Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization 

 

  • 10+ years’ experience in marketing, communications, or other relevant fields
  • 5+ years’ experience in managing high performance teams, with an emphasis on building, managing, and motivating individuals
  • Ability to work in a very fast-paced, high-volume, collaborative production environment
  • Creative and strategic thinker with a demonstrated talent for abstract problem-solving, spotting trends and patterns, an innate curiosity and insight into human behavior, an instinct for popular culture, and a nuanced understanding of creative work
  • Ability to work across teams and disciplines to deliver success and achieve superior outcomes
  • Collaborative work philosophy both within the team and across departments
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coach a team of designers, driving a positive culture and camaraderie

 

About Us

 

 

Stand Together helps social entrepreneurs supercharge their efforts to help people improve their lives. We connect them with passionate partners and the resources necessary to make a greater difference. 

 

Through our philanthropic community, we tackle some of the nation's biggest challenges so that every person has the opportunity to realize their extraordinary potential.

 

Stand Together partners with people from diverse perspectives and backgrounds—including people in education, business, community non-profits, and public policy—to accomplish more together than any of us could on our own.

 

Our Values

 

Working at Stand Together is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. 

 

We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. #PM19

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