Jobs

VMDO seeks to hire a talented Marketing Manager to lead our Marketing Team, within the broader framework of VMDO’s K-12, Higher Education, and Athletics + Community studios. Our ideal candidate is a seasoned, organized and collaborative marketing professional who will be based in our Charlottesville, VA office. In light of COVID-19, we are amenable to remote work and will support training and development through online technology and collaborative tools.

Located in Charlottesville, VA and Washington, DC VMDO Architects is a lively, creative, and passionate firm committed to connecting people and place through design. VMDO enjoys success with a diverse team of architects, designers, and support staff of 75 providing architectural design for a variety of educational institutions, communities, and municipalities.

As a key member of the firm, the Marketing Manager will benefit from:

Creative culture that values diversity

Purposeful and workload

Competitive salary, benefits and 401K

360-degree Annual reviews from colleagues at all levels for feedback and ongoing mentorship

Strong growth trajectory

Equitable design discourse

Pro-bono opportunities to give back to our communities


Responsibilities

  • Leadership of the marketing infrastructure and staff within to deliver marketing-related aspects of the firm’s mission
  • Strategy and management of qualifications, proposals, interview activities
  • Oversight and delivery of collateral materials, public relations, corporate identity, special events, direct-mail programs, social media and market research activities
  • Work with technical staff to develop proposal sections and scopes of work
  • Work with architectural staff to assist with writing proposal sections and scopes of work
  • Support for business development efforts with senior leadership and Director of Client Development with research and marketing needs
  • Visibility of our firm through all social media platforms with concise, consistent and compelling content / messaging
  • Awareness via press releases, magazine articles, direct mail, etc.
  • Copywriting for RFP responses, conference abstracts, project descriptions and other business development related pursuits
  • Conference coordination for related speaking engagements and awards programs
  • Representation at various marketing-related events, including SMPS
  • Reports to Studio Principals and a Management Committee
  • Strategic interaction and collaboration with VMDO’s Director of Client Development
  • Effectively oversees the marketing team, in collaboration with staff architects and various consultants
  • Coordinates with various external collaborators and consultants
  • Management of your own time and the marketing staff, with organization and focus on multiple simultaneous deadlines
  • Uses software platforms including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat) and MS Office (Word, Excel & Powerpoint), Smartsheet or equivalent

Qualifications

Sitting at the center of our marketing team, you will support emerging business development pursuits, marketing activity, brand strategy and social media. You'll bring:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with an architectural design firm
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, English, Journalism or Marketing
  • Excellent organizational skills to handle the marketing department’s multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing skills to craft premium content for marketing, social media, blogging & SEO, video
  • Excellent knowledge of marketing fundamentals
  • Good mentoring/teaching abilities and leadership/managerial skills
  • A confident, collaborative spirit to engage with and receive constructive criticism from a design studio
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-functional relationship skills
  • Proficiency Adobe’s Creative Suite, SharePoint, and Outlook are essential to support a collaborative work environment
  • Understanding of the DC market a plus

Contact

If you would like to join our dynamic, innovative, and collaborative environment, email your cover letter, resume, one writing sample, and salary history as one file (no larger than 5 MB in PDF format) to mthacker@vmdo.com. Additionally, please reference Career Opportunities/Marketing Manager in the subject line.