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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:46 PM

Communications Manager

Position Posted: January 10, 2018 Position Expires: when position is filled
Full-Time Travel: 0-10%
Expected hours: Approx. 40-50 hours per week Direct Report: Marketing Director

The Miller Hull Partnership, founded in 1977, is a West Coast-based architecture and planning firm with offices in Seattle and San Diego. The firm is built on a legacy of environmentally responsible buildings inspired by the efficiency and elegance of passive systems and regional materials. Miller Hull partners with clients and consultants to create deeply impactful buildings that are fresh and unexpected— whether a home, school or civic destination. By maintaining the perspective to provide unexpected solutions, the firm’s work includes a broad range of projects designing inspiring places where people Live, Work, Learn, Gather and Serve. Miller Hull is the recipient of the National Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects and over 340 design awards, and is published in numerous national and international design journals.

Overall Responsibilities:

The role of the Communications Manager works closely with the Marketing Director, Partners and Principals to develop, coordinate and execute the firm’s strategic communication plan. This role would involve research, management and writing in support of speaking and publications. In addition, the Communications Manager would work closely with the marketing team for pursuit content, special projects and other tasks critical to the department’s success.

The ideal candidate will bring a genuine curiosity about design and a deep commitment to the firm’s ideals, which include design excellence, environmental stewardship, and the power of design to enhance communities and enrich human experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(This listing is a partial list of tasks which are required for this position and may be subject to change at any time)

 Research, manage and support Partners and Principals in the execution of communication strategy and execution (speaking, writing, social media, etc.)
 Work with Marketing Director, leadership, and outside professionals to create a comprehensive communication plan, and facilitate the execution
 Prepare press releases and new hire announcements for external publications
 Work with marketing team to facilitate content for internal communications (intranet, announcements, etc.)
 Work with marketing team to facilitate content for website and social media
 Coordinate with outside public relations firm for national external publications
 Research and work with partners to develop speaking engagements (create storylines, assist in submissions, etc.)
 Assist with written material for proposals and marketing materials

Desired Criteria:
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Strong collaboration and team player
 Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
 Highly-motivated and proactive self-starter with a “firm-first” orientation
 Ability to maintain focus on goals, combined with the agility and flexibility to re-direct when necessary
 Willingness to pitch in when and where needed
 Good listener
 Passionate about the power of design to address pressing environmental, social, and cultural issues
 Bachelor’s degree, in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing, Design, or other relevant degree
 5+ years of communications experience, ideally in AEC industries or allied fields
 Evidence of strong writing and editing skills
 Evidence of strong organization and facilitation skills
 Proficiency with standard business software (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
 Involvement in professional organizations a plus
 Submission of a writing example (minimum 300 words) along with your resume and application

Work Environment:
• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as the working environment is open and has no doors or cubicles.

Physical Demands:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus, sitting in a stationary position most of a work day, requiring concentration and focus while being in front of a computer monitor and during meetings.

The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status or disability, citizenship, pregnancy, maternity, marriage, civil partnership, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited and protected by applicable law.

If you need special accommodation responding to this ad, please call (206) 682-6837.

• Location: Seattle, Seattle, WA

• Post ID: 60836657 seattle
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