Marketing/Graphics Specialist

Siegel & Strain Architects | Emeryville, Ca

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1 month ago

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Job description

About Siegel & Strain Architects (S&S)
Siegel & Strain Architects is a nationally recognized architecture firm that advances sustainable design through research, collaboration, and the use of forward-looking materials and systems. A mission-driven practice, we are committed to using architecture as a means of improving communities and addressing climate change. Our portfolio includes civic and education projects; local, regional, and national parks; camps and retreat centers; affordable housing; and reuse of existing buildings. We are a woman-owned architectural firm with a staff of 25, located in Emeryville, California. More information about Siegel & Strain can be found at www.siegelstrain.com.

We are proud of our culture, which emphasizes teamwork and acknowledges the role each person plays in making our company both a national voice in architecture and sustainability and a great place to work. We strive to create a healthy work/life balance, a collaborative work environment and a diverse and vibrant work force. Most S&S staff work a hybrid schedule with some days in the office and some days working remotely (more detail on this under “Work Style and Hours” below).

Qualifications, Skills and Interests
This role is for you if you have:
• Graphic design expertise in the creation of marketing, PR, or other promotional materials, both printed and digital.
• Intermediate to advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop).
• Experience with website content management and the development and production of online content.
• Knowledge of social media platforms and experience with or interest in developing content for social media.
• Ability to attend in-person meetings and events in the greater Bay Area/Northern California on a regular basis – up to 10 events per year.
• Interest in and passion for architecture and/or other design fields.
• Excellent verbal, written and graphic communication skills.
• At least 3-6 years of professional experience.

Primary Responsibilities
• Develop and maintain graphic design and brand standards and templates.
• Monitor and review potential project leads; review and circulate relevant RFQs/RFPs.
• Participate in ‘Go/No Go’ process for RFQs/RFPs, discussions about proposal strategy and team formation, and outreach to subconsultants.
• Coordinate proposal efforts and lead graphic design of proposals (working with project staff and external Marketing Director).
• Participate in interview preparation, including developing graphic presentations and other visual materials (leave behinds, boards, etc.).
• Manage awards, PR and conference calendar and deadlines; coordinate award submittals and other editorial/PR submissions – manage content and graphics development and submission requirements (working in partnership w/project staff & external Marketing Director).
• Produce website and social media content to maintain current & timely updates (coordinating w/external consultant on website).
• Design general qualifications packages/brochures and presentations about the firm, our projects, and our mission/values.
• Design, manage and update marketing collateral, including project information, resumes, firm background, boilerplate text.
• Support architectural projects and other non-marketing efforts such as reports, client presentations and project graphics.
• Manage and maintain graphics & image library in Marketing folders.
• Support and participate in marketing meetings, taking notes & following up with assigned tasks/action items.
• Act as an ambassador of the firm – represent and promote the firm positively in interactions with other industry professionals and representatives.

Secondary Responsibilities
While it would be nice if you have some experience with these, we don’t expect you to perform these duties on Day 1 – consider them things to grow into/develop.
• Coordinate professional photography of completed projects and attend photo shoots (working in partnership w/project staff & external Marketing Director).
• Support firm business development efforts by researching potential project leads and client targets.
• Attend and participate in industry events such as pre-proposal meetings, local organization events, conferences, and other professional networking opportunities (in partnership/with the support of external Marketing Director).
• Participate in the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS membership paid for by the firm) and develop relationships with marketing peers in AEC industry.

Work Style and Hours
This role requires that you:
• Come ready to do a deep dive in order to understand the firm’s portfolio of work, practice areas, capabilities, and differentiators to craft tailored project stories and responses to RFQs/RFPs.
• Enjoy collaborating with others.
• Are self-motivated and have the ability to organize and push forward projects while working in a team environment.
• Are detail- and task-oriented and dedicated to quality control.
• Are open-minded, curious, flexible and open to learning new things.
• Have a positive attitude!
In-office and remote work policy:
• We are looking for someone who is available 32-40 hours per week (negotiable).
• Siegel & Strain values in-person collaboration. Our mandatory in-office workdays are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. All staff have the option of working remotely on Mondays and Fridays, during which time meetings are conducted remotely.

Compensation & Benefits
Salary range is $70-100K, depending on skills, years of experience and work schedule. Our benefits include healthcare, life insurance, 401k retirement plan and generous commuter benefits. For 40-hour-per-week employees, we offer an alternative work week option that allows an 8.5-hour workday in exchange for 15 days off, in addition to nine annual paid holidays. We understand the varied work/life challenges of our staff and remain flexible to address individual circumstances.

How to Apply
If you are interested, please send the following to [email protected] with “Marketing/Graphics Specialist” in the email subject line:

In lieu of a cover letter, please answer the following questions in the body of your email (no more than 2-3 paragraphs):
- Based on our job posting, how do you see yourself adding value to this role and our company?
- Given your professional and personal goals, why are you interested in working for us right now?
- What Siegel & Strain project do you find most exciting and why?
Please attach your one-page PDF resume to the email.

Upon receipt, we will review applicant materials and contact qualified candidates to schedule a conversation. We are unable to respond to phone inquiries. Our goal is to complete the hiring process within 4-6 weeks and have the new Marketing/Graphics Specialist start by the end of May.

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