Mission Minded hires the best and the brightest. We’re looking for people who are as passionate about strategic communications, flawless work, and excellent customer service as they are about making a positive difference in our world.
Senior Brand Strategist
“Working at Mission Minded, you can expect to be utterly astounded. First, by the seen and unseen challenges faced by the communities our nonprofit clients serve. Second, by the compassionate commitment of those same folks who dedicate their livelihoods to meeting these challenges head-on. And third, by the elegant talent of your Mission Minded colleagues in guiding these organizations towards a clearer, brighter, and more powerful presence.”
-3 year Mission Minded employee
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Mission Minded seeks a Senior Brand Strategist to work with us on a project-by-project basis with some outstanding nonprofits. This is not a full-time position, and is ideal for someone with an existing or newly created consulting practice.
We’re committed to doing good in the world, by crafting some of the most magnetic nonprofit brands around. We teach clients why brand matters and how it can amplify the work they do. Because these are organizations with limited resources, we make sure that our brand work is clear, cogent, and actionable. It has to ring true without the benefit of big marketing budgets. So our strategists have to be, in a word, great.
As a Senior Brand Strategist with Mission Minded, you’ll create and clarify brands, messages, and other written deliverables on behalf of our amazing clients. You will work with your colleagues to conduct and analyze qualitative and quantitative research, artfully facilitate brand strategy meetings, write inspired brand strategy documents, act as a client liaison, write clear and captivating messaging, and provide counsel as needed.
As in all good strategy development, we are constantly pushing ourselves and our clients to think bigger, broader, deeper. We like to challenge assumptions. We like to look at problems from multiple angles to find the best solution for a nonprofit. So being someone who is comfortable with collaboration, input, and iterative thinking is key.
We’re a small company, and we genuinely value and respect one another. We don’t mind being stuck in an airport together on a business trip. In fact, because all of us are based in home offices, we welcome the chance to see each other non-digitally.
Because we’ve been around for over 15 years, we’ve developed a very strong reputation in the nonprofit community. Much of our business comes from referrals from previous clients. We’re proud of that. So we set high standards for our work. And we’re very, very committed to the idea of excellent customer service. This means all recommendations are based on sound strategy. Well written. Delivered with clarity. On time. Typo-free.
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“At Mission Minded everyone brings something to the table. Working here you can expect we’ll be proactive, eager, and fun. We really do enjoy one another, and the work that we do.”
– 1 year Mission Minded employee
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You will often work in teams with one of the Mission Minded founding partners or the Director of Brand Strategy, the Design Director, and other strategists as needed. Your responsibilities will be quite varied: planning and conducting research among clients and their constituents, facilitating day-long brand sessions with clients, developing brand briefs, writing reports and marketing materials, and creating key messages for client use. You’ll often act as project lead for a nonprofit (with plenty of coaching from us first).
Although Mission Minded is a for-profit company, our clients are working with limited budgets and often within constrained resources; Mission Minded project compensation reflects that reality. And there is qualitative compensation in supporting the work our clients are doing to make the world a better place.
You should contact us about this opportunity if you are strategic, a self-starter, someone who enjoys working very independently, a great communicator, a terrific writer, possess nearly maniacal attention to detail, and have experience in and/or a demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit sector.
This is a contract-based position. You will be expected to work from your own office, and occasional travel to client locations will be required (most of our clients are in the Western US). You use your own office technology including an Apple computer, software, and phone.
- Act as client lead, while collaborating with all team members in the design of client projects
- Develop research appropriate for client needs and budgets
- Conduct qualitative research; experience in quantitative research a plus
- Co-lead client brainstorming meetings
- Contribute to the development of brand frameworks and plans
- Write creative briefs
- Participate in group creative and strategy sessions
- Collaborate with design team in development of design deliverables
- Write key messages for client use
- Write client deliverable documents
- Present client deliverables
- Manage project schedules and facilitate work flow as needed
- Serve as a client liaison
- Travel as needed
- Minimum seven to ten years experience working in a nonprofit organization marketing department, advertising agency, PR firm, or marketing agency
- High-level understanding of brand strategy
- Exceptionally high attention to detail
- Excellent strategic thinking, written and verbal communication skills
- Strong team player
- Experience working with a creative organization
- Highly organized with a strong sense of urgency and an ability to effectively prioritize
- Extreme enthusiasm for customer service
- Sense of humor (we think that’s important in a customer service-based business)
- Experience working independently
- Adept user of Microsoft Office
If this sounds like you, we’d welcome your cover letter and resume. Please send to Sarah Moore, Director of Brand Strategy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Minded is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse voices are active in all aspects of our organization. This requires a culture of inclusion, in which all individuals feel respected and are treated fairly, and different viewpoints, opinions, thoughts, and ideas are encouraged and embraced. We consider diversity comprehensively, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience.
Bay Area, Los Angeles or Denver preferred – Western United States
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