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


  • 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


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


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 Additionally, please reference Career Opportunities/Marketing Manager in the subject line.