Communications Strategy Group | Senior Associate, Education
Communications Strategy Group (CSG®), a strategic communications and marketing agency based in Denver, Colorado, is seeking candidates with K-12 and higher education industry expertise to own and support the management of client relationships within our education group. At CSG, we believe asking the right questions is the quickest path to uncover the right solutions. We’re not interested in work for the sake of work, but we are keenly interested in helping our clients solve their business challenges through better communications.
This position will be an associate role with an emphasis in public relations, content marketing and social media. While headquartered in Denver, Colorado, we invite candidates across the country to apply.
Roles and Responsibilities
Associates at CSG are detail-oriented strategists with top notch communication and collaboration skills. They manage client relationships in coordination with CSG’s creative Studio and digital Innovation teams. Associates provide communications and marketing guidance and implementation to marketers in order to achieve tangible business results. This is an exceptional opportunity for professionals who are looking to expand their communications or marketing expertise and grow within a rapidly expanding agency.
To be successful, you’ll need to thrive in a fast-paced environment and face each day with a willingness to jump feet first into whatever comes across your path. Whether you’re building and implementing social media campaigns, pitching media stories, managing or co-managing client relationships, coordinating creative work or immersing yourself in the latest and greatest communications strategies, you’ll be a critical part of our commitment to purposeful solutions that solve our clients’ business problems.
— Serve as the day-to-day trusted partner for multiple clients
— Understand the industries and clients we work with to identify business problems and transform them into opportunities, and work with senior team members to devise strategic plans that meet clients’ business objectives and budget
— Help to manage media strategy and execution for campaigns and pitches, including editorial calendars, pitch writing, media lists, etc., and pitching and developing relationships with national and local education and trade media outlets, etc.
— Manage client objectives, expectations and timelines, with the ability to drive collaboration among the integrated internal team towards forward progress, action and results
— Are collaborative on your own team and across teams or departments; and have a willingness to step in and assist colleagues when needed to deliver the highest quality output for clients
— Identify, clarify and amplify big ideas in partnership with our creative team
— Manage the creative development process with the client, communicating timelines and deadlines clearly and consistently, as well as within the agency to ensure work is reviewed and approved by creative directors, strategy and account team prior to delivery
— 3+ years of agency experience managing or co-managing client relationships with a focus on marketing, PR/media relations, social media, content development and digital marketing
— 1+ years of experience working in the education industry is a plus
— Ability to work confidently and independently in a fast-paced environment and an understanding of when and how to delegate, including delegating up as needed
— Accountability and a calm, confident presence with keen problem-solving skills and a positive attitude
— A proven track record of success finding creative solutions for a wide variety of client requests/business problems
— Strong organizational skills that produce accurate work that exceeds client expectations — on budget and on time
— Effective presentation skills, particularly related to communications plans, concepts and digital plans
— Strong verbal, written and communication skills
— Experience working with a project management system (Asana, WorkFront, etc.), a plus
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. CSG provides a generous benefits package that includes: unlimited vacation, 401(k) match, paid and subsidized insurance, including medical, dental, and vision, recognition and rewards programs, subsidized gym membership, business casual environment, central Cherry Creek office location, monthly team lunches, and more.
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing why you want to join CSG’s education team, what drives you and where you want to be professionally in the next two years.
Communications Strategy Group (CSG®) is a strategic communications firm that solves organizational problems and activates opportunities for its clients. We blend the tenets of public relations and content marketing to deliver purpose-built solutions that connect and engage consumers at every step of the buyer’s journey. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, CSG is home to passionate strategists and creators from a wide variety of technical disciplines and industry backgrounds.
With a deep bench of thoughtful, passionate team members, we pride ourselves on being true partners to our clients and coworkers, and we’re dedicated to crafting an inclusive and collaborative working environment that makes people look forward to Mondays.
A certified Great Place to Work, we offer extensive benefits to our full-time employees, as well as competitive salaries and hourly rates. CSG provides a competitive benefits package that includes great vacation benefits, 401(k) match, paid and subsidized insurance, including medical, dental, and vision, recognition and rewards programs, subsidized gym membership, business casual environment with remote and flexible work arrangements available, central Cherry Creek office location, monthly team lunches, and more.
To learn more about CSG, its philosophy, culture and work, visit wearecsg.com.
At CSG, we are committed to creating a diverse environment maintaining an inclusive culture, prioritizing cross functional collaboration, and emphasizing team member engagement. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
How To Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing why you want to join CSG’s education team, what drives you and where you want to be professionally in the next two years: www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=92589&clientkey=06A08B6719CAC93AE9C853139EA4220D.