Senior Account Executive or Account Executive

Alexandria, VA
Jun 11, 2019
Jun 16, 2019
Full Time
We're SimpsonScarborough, the first and last name in higher education research, strategy, and creative. In other words, we're higher education marketers. We're researchers who answer questions, strategists who question answers, and creatives who connect the dots, transforming questions into exclamation points, and building living, breathing higher education brands that inspire and endure.SimpsonScarborough seeks a full-time Account Executive for its Old Town Alexandria, VA headquarters office. We are a dynamic team looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic new member. We expect a lot from our team members and champion their successes. The Account Executive will have the opportunity to play a significant role in managing client relationships and work directly with company leadership in a fun, fast-paced environment. RESPONSIBILITIES:. Ensure day-to-day communication with clients is timely, accurate, friendly, and professional. Establish and enforce project timelines. Ensure processes are followed to maintain high-quality deliverables. Support both qualitative and quantitative primary market research studies, including, but not limited to: drafting survey instruments and moderator guides, working with external vendors, conducting focus groups, and writing qualitative research reports. Support the development of brand strategies, marketing plans, and creative executions. Guide and manage a wide variety of projects that may include market research, brand strategy, and/or creative development . Provide substantive feedback to the team on deliverables (research reports, brand and communications audits, creative concepts, brand positioning, etc.). Present deliverables directly to clients and key stakeholders, both in person and via webinars QUALIFICATIONS:. 3+ years experience in marketing, market research, or branding at a higher education institution, non-profit, social cause, or creative agency. Strong project management and organization skills. Excellent written and verbal communication and people skills. Comfort working independently and with multiple remote clients and partners. Ability to problem-solve in a fast-paced work environment. Experience managing multiple projects at a time and effectively assessing and reprioritizing workload regularly. Proficiency in MS Office with emphasis in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of/experience with media production (digital and/or print) is preferred but not required. Bachelors in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Market Research or the like; or Bachelors in a Social Sciences discipline with research experience The position requires approximately 10-30% travel, visiting some of the nation's finest college campuses. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter with resume. For additional information about SimpsonScarborough, visit our website at