Position:  Account Executive
Location:  Evanston, IL
Job Id:  POS823
# of Openings:   1

Job Title: Account Executive
Reports To: Marketing Manager
Grade: 13

Position Overview

The account executive is a member of the account management team and reports to the Manager, Marketing in the Communications and Marketing department, and 
is responsible for the development, execution and monitoring of integrated communications and marketing campaigns for Rotary’s internal accounts. Responsible for planning and implementing internal business unit needs. Understand the unique roles and responsibilities, strategic goals and business needs of client groups.. Manage day-to-day client needs. Coordinate with editorial, design, publications, language services and others both inside and outside of Communications including research and training. Accountable for writing creative and project briefs, development of conference reports.

Minimum of three to five years’ experience in the advertising or marketing agency business or related marketing communications field. Ability to lead multiple fast-track projects simultaneously. A thorough and effective communicator. A proactive problem-solver. A relationship-builder. Shares a passion for exceptional results and measurable outcomes. Experience with nonprofits a plus. BA required. Master’s Degree desirable.

Role and responsibilities
  •  Relationship between Communications and client areas
  •  Strategy and planning for assigned client areas
      • Annual
      • Project
  •  Project execution
  •  Link (inside and outside communications)
      •  Communications
      •  Editorial
      •  Design
      •  Language services
      •  Research
      •  Training
  •  Budget
  •  Accountable for results

Core competencies
  •  Strong verbal and written communication skills
  •  Excellent presentation skills and ability to think on your feet
  •  Demonstrated knowledge of integrated marketing program development across all media including traditional, digital and social
  •  Strategic thinker with strong analytical ability—able to process client and team input and relay that to project teams in a clear, concise manner
  •  Proven ability to lead and inspire in a team environment
  •  Knowledgeable about industry trends 
  •  Excellent organizational and project management skills—able to prioritize and work well with conflicting deadlines
  •  Proven ability to multitask and manage cross-functional teams
  •  High comfort level working on complex and sometimes ambiguous tasks
  •  Philanthropic marketing background desired
  •  Second language skills desirable
  •  PC proficiency including advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  •  Previous experience working in an agency or client-side marketing environment
  •  Ability to travel (10%)

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