VisionPoint Marketing is looking for an experienced Account Director to join our growing team. As a senior strategist and advocate for each assigned client, an Account Director leverages his/her significant experience in consulting, marketing and relationship management to establish the strategic direction for client projects and lead internal resources in producing amazing, on-strategy work that achieves measurable results, all while delivering outstanding service and building strong relationships at every level of the client’s organizational structure.

"I know I'm biased, but I think being an Account Director is the most exciting role within our company. As an AD, I'm given opportunities to work closely with leaders at institutions of all shapes and sizes from pitch to post-mortem, helping to analyze, diagnose and solve some of their most critical challenges. The role challenges me to be not only a marketing strategist but a thought leader in higher education, to wrestle not only with integrated marketing and website design and development but also with student recruitment and alumni engagement. For a curious person who craves new challenges, there is nothing like being an Account Director. I also have opportunities to lead and collaborate with VisionPoint's team of strategists and resources in executing our goal-driven strategies in ways that help clients achieve goals they otherwise wouldn't have thought possible. I get to be a problem-solver, a change agent, a listener and a leader both within our company and for our clients. It's an incredibly challenging, incredibly rewarding career."

- Matt Walters, Account Director

What You Will Do

  • Serve as the senior strategist and trusted advisor for assigned client accounts, ensuring that all work helps clients achieve their targeted business goals and objectives.

  • Develop and lead the execution of strategies for large-scale marketing projects including integrated marketing plans, branding and significant website design and development to name a few.

  • Establish and strengthen relationships at multiple levels within client organizations, from senior leadership to our day-to-day client contacts, identifying and following through on opportunities for growth.

  • Proactively and collaboratively address client concerns with the goal of achieving the best possible outcome.

  • Lead and support Account Managers in managing the day-to-day interaction with clients and internal resources, helping to overcome obstacles in order to keep projects on-strategy, on-time and on-budget.

  • Prepare and deliver all major milestone presentations throughout the life of a project, including special presentations to client’s senior leadership.

  • Support the Sales and Marketing team in discovery calls and pitch presentations with prospective clients.

  • Represent VisionPoint at industry conferences as a speaker alone or with a client as a subject matter expert.

  • Continuously monitor the marketplace and offer thought leadership to VisionPoint and to clients on trends and relevant news/findings.

Experience and Education

The ideal candidate would possess the following skills, interest and experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Journalism, Communications or relevant field

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in account and client relationship management in digital marketing

  • Excellent oral, written, presentation, listening and interpersonal skills

  • Professional demeanor, poise and self-presentation

  • Affinity for / comfortable with technology

  • Critical thinker and ability to deliver high-caliber, strategic solutions

  • Strong desire to lead and work with others in establishing and achieving common goals

  • Impeccable organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-through

  • Ability to lead and delegate

  • Strong customer relationship skills including the ability to secure, grow and retain accounts and to identify and solve potential risks and issues

  • Quick learner and self-starter who pushes for results even when dealing with ambiguity

  • Ability to work and manage stress in the midst of high pressure situations

  • Ability to effectively plan, anticipate and take appropriate action in a proactive manner

  • Not just the capacity but the desire to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills for a high volume of activities with varying priorities

  • Thirst for knowledge and willingness to learn while mentoring and educating others

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel/spreadsheets and comfortable learning new software as needed. MS Project experience a plus.

  • Actively contribute to VisionPoint’s culture

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

What We Are Like Here at VisionPoint

It's absolutely essential that future team members fit within – and contribute to – our culture. Our communication, our collaboration, our satisfaction and our growth are entirely dependent on whether we all, as individuals, embrace and live out our values. We want to see the VisionPoints become more and more manifest in our work and our relationships, and we'll only hire other team members who share that desire.

Apply

Do you think you are the perfect fit? If so, please send us a thoughtful, well-crafted email telling us why you belong on the VisionPoint team along with your resume to career@visionpointmarketing.com with Account Director in the subject line.

VisionPoint Marketing fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is our policy to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.