Assistant Account Executive

Alexandria, VA
Jun 17, 2019
Jun 19, 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 Assistant Account Executive for its Old Town Alexandria, VA headquarters office. We are a small, dynamic team looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic new member. We expect a lot from our team members and champion their successes. The Assistant 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:. Work closely with Account Executives and Strategist to manage a wide variety of projects that may include market research, brand strategy, and/or creative development . Support both qualitative and quantitative primary market research studies, including, but not limited to: drafting survey instruments and moderator guides, writing qualitative research reports, programming surveys, and recruiting for focus groups. Support brand strategy deliverable, including, but not limited to: conducting background/secondary research and collecting and synthesizing high-level competitor messaging. Ensure processes are followed to maintain high-quality deliverables. Engage with clients through calls and presentations. Build industry knowledge and expertise in company processes to grow into an Account Executive roleQUALIFICATIONS:. 1-2 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. Bachelors in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Market Research or the like; or Bachelors in a Social Sciences discipline with research experience The position requires occasional travel, visiting some of the nation's finest college campuses. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letters with resume. For additional information about SimpsonScarborough, visit our website at