• Director, Experiential Marketing

    ID
    2018-2731
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Arlington
    Category
    Communications
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Storytelling is critical to inspiring people and motivating them to take action to transform society. That’s why The Seminar Network is seeking a Director, Experiential Marketing to help develop the narrative, theme, and content for exclusive events for hundreds of the country's top business and philanthropic leaders seeking to help people improve their lives. These events are of the highest production value, combining insightful talks with engaging visuals and powerful videos, to create an experience that many attendees say is one-of-a-kind and even life-changing. This is a high-impact role as participants of these events not only gain new ideas and insights from the program, they are motivated to take action – committing their time, talents, and resources to hundreds of causes that are making a meaningful difference in millions of people’s lives.

     

    Your Responsibilities Include

    • Develop the theme and narrative for events and oversee the execution to ensure all products contribute to the overall vision, working closely with the Director of Programs and Events and internal stakeholders
    • Work directly with external speakers, including principled social change entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and elected officials, to inform their remarks
    • Direct and write scripts for TED talk-style talks to hundreds of the nation’s top business leaders, philanthropists, and social entrepreneurs
    • Collaborate with the creative team on the visuals and videos to accompany the talks to create a powerful storytelling experience
    • Lead rehearsals with presenters to strengthen the delivery of their talks
    • Develop written prep materials and take-home materials to supplement the big ideas and stories featured in the talks
    • Supervise members of the programs team

     

    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

    • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, or advertising, or equivalent experience
    • A deep desire for helping people improve their lives and creating a better society for all
    • An expertise in translating complex ideas and strategies into effective written and verbal communications
    • Experience in scriptwriting or speechwriting, writing creative briefs and treatments, and storyboarding visuals
    • A passion for learning, including studying the most effective writing, communications, and marketing techniques
    • An ability to present ideas in front of small internal groups including top executives and build consensus among stakeholders
    • Ability to work successfully in a team environment as well as independently, and exercise sound professional judgment
    • Ability to handle a variety of tasks and projects simultaneously
    • Commitment to high quality work, confidentiality, and customer satisfaction

     

    Standout Candidates May Also Bring

    • 5+ years of relevant work experience

     

    About Us

     

    We work with: Nonprofit leaders at over 100 community-based groups. Over 700 of the country’s most effective business leaders and philanthropists. Over 1,000 professors at 350 universities. Tens of thousands of K-12 teachers. And millions of grassroots activists in 35 states. We’ve united to move toward a society where people succeed by helping others, so that everyone has the opportunity to realize their extraordinary potential. 

     

    Our Values

     

    Working at The Seminar Network is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. 

     

     

    We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. 

     

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