Integrated Communications Manager

Public Affairs
San Francisco, CA or Remote - Full Time

Are you comfortable transitioning into complex projects, able to synthesize information and prioritize project goals, identify a clear-cut plan of action and able to identify the resources needed?

Do you have experience managing clients and able to best understand their unique needs (both stated and unstated), and then both craft and execute creative, comprehensive integrated communication and marketing plans to match?

The person in this position should be comfortable with public speaking and working with diverse communities. Creativity, flexibility, adaptability and ingenuity are extremely important qualities of the best candidate. It’s essential you have excellent writing and presentation skills and a good understanding of social media tools. Knowledge of infographics, graphic design capabilities and data analysis experience is a big plus!

Having excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and work well independently and with some ambiguity. You must be well organized, possess the ability to multi-task with ease, and be comfortable with deadlines. Experience working with elected officials, government agencies, and community groups a plus. If so, you’ll fit in with our firm of integrated marketing and communication pros dedicated to pushing clients past what their stakeholders expect.

Are you able to maintain a holistic view of projects without losing track of the details?
Are you comfortable acting decisively in a collaborative environment to keep projects on time and on budget? And, because we are champions of new and innovative approaches, the Communication Project Manager relies on their ability to persuasively pitch non-traditional ideas in ways that inspire client confidence.

In this exciting role, you will engage your talent as a practitioner in advertising, public relations, marketing, branding, and community engagement. In addition, your strong foundation in research, strategic planning, budgeting, public speaking, and working with diverse communities will be useful every day. Because you never shy away from a challenge, you’ll use your knack for turning constructive criticism into constructive solutions that exceed expectations. Perhaps most importantly, your passion for leading and delivering exceptional results will be the key to your success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and manage integrated marketing, branding, media relations and communication programs
  • Develop customized communications plans that includes supporting research, messaging, public engagement tools, and social media
  • Provide writing and editing support for all outbound communications including but not limited to scopes of work, project schedules and budgets, promotional materials, program descriptions collateral materials, proposals, website content, newsletters and annual reports
  • Develop and manage public awareness campaigns, special events; community partnerships, face-to-face outreach and outreach programs that utilize social media and online tools to engage public and facilitate the exchange of information
  • Establish advocacy groups and interface with community organizations
  • Establish and maintain project stakeholder information and update company databases
  • Manage client communications by interfacing directly with clients to understand their needs, ambitions, limitations and concerns (both stated and implied)
  • Keep current on client activities, issues, programs, and ecosystem to maintain context for client interactions and to inform recommended strategies
  • Craft scopes of work, task orders and establish project budgets that effectively convey the agency’s recommended approach to meet contract requirements, client expectations and successfully execute and deliver results.
  • Mentor and inspire junior staff to develop their personal and professional growth
  • Participate in the agency’s new business development activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4-5 years of project management experience in Public Relations, Advertising and/or Strategic Marketing
  • 2-5 years of public sector and/or social marketing/CSR experience (preferred)
  • 1 year as a team leadership
  • Strong, proven ability to communicate orally and in writing in all forums and venues
  • Above-average understanding of the latest integrated marketing and communication tools and trends, including social media, multimedia production and influencer marketing
  • Advanced-level comfort with Microsoft Office Suite in a Mac operating office environment
  • Proactive, organized, ability to execute and meet demanding deadlines with minimal supervision and guidance