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Director of Strategy and Partnerships

Posted by
Whole Whale
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Brooklyn, NY
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Published 24 days ago

Overview

If you are passionate about bringing people together to create impact through digital campaigns, this could be your next role. As the Director of Strategy and Partnerships, you will report directly to the C-suite and play a key role growing the company. Internally, you will mentor staff to advance in their careers while providing strategic digital directions for our nonprofit clients. Externally, you will foster and further relationships with nonprofits and companies in the impact space to share knowledge and build partnerships. When our office reopens, you will collaborate with the team from our HQ in Brooklyn, NY.

Responsibilities

Account Leadership + Campaign Strategy 

  • Serve as the main point of contact for 2-4 large accounts
  • Nurture client relationships, identify digital strategies to help them meet their impact goals, and guide team to deliver on recommendations
  • Drive strategic planning for campaign projects, from ideation to creative concepts, to sustainably help clients meet their goals 
  • Manage the execution of multi-channel digital marketing campaigns across internal teams by collaborating with service leads in analytics, content, tech, and advertising
  • Research and experiment with new technologies and platforms to apply to client campaigns


Management + Team Growth

  • Manage and mentor 2-4 direct reports, providing them with feedback and trajectory for growth
  • Identify gaps in staffing and manage parts of the recruiting process, advancing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Manage assigned internal budgets to ensure company’s financial health


Business Development + Partnerships

  • Represent Whole Whale at conferences and industry events, including but not limited to speaking engagements, networking opportunities, and event hosting 
  • Lead the proposal and pitch process for prospective clients alongside CEO and COO; initiate and structure contract renewals with existing clients
  • Develop and nurture partnerships with peer agencies and B2B companies in the sector to share knowledge and create business opportunities


Qualifications

  • At least 4-7 years of experience; 2+ years of agency/related account management experience
  • Experience in a senior role managing and mentoring internal team members while overseeing multiple client projects
  • A solid track record of setting campaign direction and managing execution across digital service areas
  • Exceptional communications skills with a strong understanding of persuasion frameworks; ability to explain strategic approaches and guide clients through difficult decisions
  • Solid networking foundation, with a keen interest in building relationships within the nonprofit and tech community
  • Experience with Google Analytics and a data-driven mindset
  • Embody WW values of curious, honest, positive, efficient, analytical, empathetic, and mission-driven
  • Passionate about social causes and believe in the mission of Whole Whale and the clients we support: Wholewhale.com/clients 

Nice to have, but not required

  • Strong design sensibilities and experience with multimedia and web production
  • Relationships and reputation in the nonprofit sector
  • Experience speaking and presenting at conferences


Location: Currently, our entire team is working remotely with plans to reopen our office in Brooklyn, NY when it is safe to return, approximately in late 2021 or early 2022. The health and safety of our team is a core priority. This position will start remotely with the expectation to work in our Brooklyn office when we reopen.

Overview

If you are passionate about bringing people together to create impact through digital campaigns, this could be your next role. As the Director of Strategy and Partnerships, you will report directly to the C-suite and play a key role…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    April 14, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$73,000 - $73,000Possible room for negotiation depending on experience.

Benefits

Salary + Benefits

Salary for this role is $73,000 with possible room for negotiation depending on experience.

Every full-time hire undergoes a three-month “swim test” but is eligible to enroll in core benefits like health, vision, and dental care right away. At the end of three months, if we are the right fit for each other, you’ll unlock access to all of Whole Whale’s awesome benefits for full-time employees including: 

  • Annual profit share: A percentage of profits are shared as a 401k distribution to full-time employees who qualify. This has historically equated to approximately 10% of base salary.
  • Health, vision, dental care: Health, vision, and dental premiums fully covered in one option along with additional plans to meet your needs.
  • Unlimited PTO: Minimum of 10 vacation or sick days must be taken each year. We count work getting done - not working days. 
  • Commission: Whalers can earn a 5% commission fee up to $5,000 for any new business they generate.
  • Technology budget: New Whalers get a $1,200 tech setup budget for a computer and equipment as needed. Presently, Whole Whale is also providing extra equipment to facilitate work-from-home productivity.
  • Learning budget: $1,000 a year to spend on approved educational activities, books, classes, or conferences. We’re serious about learning. 
  • Wellness budget: $150 a year to spend on enhancing your physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Cell phone: Whole Whale covers phone costs up to $700/year for any whalers who choose to join the company Verizon phone plan. 
  • 401k with 4% company match: Whole Whale matches up to 4% of salary contribution. 
  • Whale abroad month: After 2.5 years at Whole Whale, full-time employees have the opportunity to work abroad for up to one month. Includes a reduced 4-day work week and up to $2,500 towards the trip cost (reputable remote work partners provided).
  • Paid parental leave: New parents can take up to 12 weeks of paid leave to be with their new child. After that, up to 3 months of unpaid leave or flexible time can be arranged.
  • In-office perks when we reopen:
  • Staff retreat: Twice a year the team goes on a staff retreat for team-building and goal-setting activities. The Poconos and upstate NY have been popular destinations.
  • Office snacks: We keep a fully stocked kitchen in our Brooklyn-based office, including unlimited tea and coffee and other mid-meal snacks
  • Pet-friendly office: Pups are welcome in the office! Treats provided
  • Work from home Fridays

Salary + Benefits

Salary for this role is $73,000 with possible room for negotiation depending on experience.

Every full-time hire undergoes a three-month “swim test” but is eligible…

Location

On-site
Brooklyn, NY

How to Apply

To apply

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@wholewhale.com with the subject line “Director, Strategy and Partnerships 2021”. In your cover letter, please detail any experience you have with leading cross-functional teams to create high-impact campaigns, and address these questions: 

  • Which cause do you care deeply about and why?
  • What opportunities and approaches do you see to further that cause and others at Whole Whale through our services, content, and products?

To apply

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@wholewhale.com with the subject line “Director, Strategy and Partnerships 2021”. In your cover letter, please detail any experience you…

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