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PR Account Director, Purpose/Sustainability (Laguna Niguel)

Company: Allison+Partners
Location: Laguna Niguel
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are

Allison+Partners is a global marketing and communications agency driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. In our highly entrepreneurial environment, employees (or A+Pers) are encouraged to pursue their individual passions and are empowered to truly do things differently. Our team members create new offerings, seek out and work with clients they re passionate about, volunteer in local communities and drive cross-office committees focused on making our workplace inclusive, supportive and fun.

The Position

The purpose of this position is to think strategically, bringing Purpose, sustainability and industry expertise and valued insight to the rm and clients.

This is the entry-level senior team position and is the rst step an Allison+Partners team member takes towards an executive position. At this stage, the team member has chosen a speci c practice area on which to focus and will be responsible for the growth of that group in a much more meaningful way than ever before.

No longer focused solely on doing client work and managing account teams across a variety of categories, the director must take on a speci c specialty area and hone their expertise via professional society participation, conference attendance and regular consumption of industry publications. The director begins to have team members report directly to them, and this is their rst chance to formally conduct employee interviews, reviews and other senior-level tasks.

The expectations of this role are an active pursuit of training in a chosen practice area, as well as development of a prospect list of potential new business that the director would work closely with their SVP and GM to pursue.

Finally, the director is expected to begin to take on additional of ce-wide responsibilities including training, team building, committee work and the like.

What You ll Do

Actively participates on or leads an Allison+Partners committee
Identi es and secures new business and must help drive pitch preparation and presentation/proposal development as well as be seen as an active voice in presentations
Responsible for growing existing accounts and identifying clients growing needs which may match the company s larger portfolio of offerings
Be well-versed in all of the agency s offerings including capabilities and work outside of their chosen practice area
Able to deftly conceive integrated programs for clients ones that extend beyond traditional PR tactics and speak to multiple platforms
Oversees account sta in the successful management of their respective accounts
Provides framework for tracking and measuring client results; markets back to clients
Maintains frequent client contact, serving as the key day-to-day; Assists in matters concerning client con ict and concerns
Responsible for account budgets and expenses (OOP and billable), flagging overages prior to month s end and managing the account team s hours on a weekly basis
Remains connected to industry, clients, and media
Assists with professional development programs for rm (e.g. leading lunch and learns, working with leadership to develop new programs, etc.)
Empowers account sta to learn and continue polishing professional skills, including identifying those speci c needs and areas for improvement
Works on building a core industry expertise and is proven to be active in networking and new business via measureable results
Promotes and upholds Allison+Partners core values

What You ll Need

Prior extensive managerial experience is required to fill a director level role in a communications function such as public relations, media relations, journalism, corporate communications or with a relevant marketing services agency
Big picture perspective
Well-developed people skills
Creative problem solver
Solution-minded; embraces new methodologies
Thinks strategically
Values creativity
Adaptable; invites change
Motivated; motivates others
Sound decision-maker
Strong writer with excellent presentation skills

Additional Perks

Unlimited PTO
Month-long Sabbatical
Active Employee Advocacy Groups
Globally Driven DEI Initiatives
Allison University
Learning and Development programs
Wellness Wednesdays and Summer Fridays
20-week paid primary parental leave

At Allison+Partners, We See Things Differently
We celebrate diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our employees. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind and are committed towards building an agency where everyone is welcome, and every voice is heard. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

In order to comply with equal pay and salary transparency laws in various locations, we believe the target range of base compensation in all locations within the United States for this role is $90-$135k. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and location.

In addition to medical, dental and vision coverage, we offer a generous unlimited PTO plan, 401k program and comprehensive benefits plan. Additional perks and benefits include a month-long sabbatical, active employee advocacy groups, globally driven DEI initiatives, wellness days, summer Fridays and learning and development programs for our employees.

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Keywords: Allison+Partners, Laguna Niguel , PR Account Director, Purpose/Sustainability (Laguna Niguel), Executive , Laguna Niguel, California

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