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Director of Marketing

ZGF is seeking a Director of Marketing to join our team in our New York City office. We are seeking a driven individual who is looking for an opportunity to grow their professional marketing career in a collaborative and team-oriented environment. The person assuming this role will be a key member of the close-knit marketing team.

As a Director of Marketing, you will….

  • Work closely with Partners and Principal, both locally and across the firm, in the development and maintenance of client relationships, monitoring markets and emerging trends, and establishing/maintaining strategic partnerships to support office and firm goals.
  • Participate in a wide range of marketing activities, including but not limited to deep research and intelligence gathering to identify client decision-makers and define client needs; strategy development for pursuit of new work; developing statements of qualifications, proposals, and interview presentations; etc.
  • Manage and mentor the marketing and graphic design staff
  • Participate in strategic planning with Partners, Principals, and other Directors of Marketing; communicate on a regular and frequent basis with other Directors of Marketing on strategy development, project pursuits, and coordination with closer-doers
  • Identify, pursue, and develop ZGF relationships with prospective clients, consultants, and contractors
  • Perform research and guide the screening of project opportunities to ensure that clients and projects being pursued are consistent with the firm’s values, vision, and goals; manage communications and facilitate timely go/no-go decision-making
  • Direct the project-specific selling  efforts  within the office, including preparation of proposals and orchestration of interviews, including both written and graphic composition—take a lead role in some, a coordinating role in others, and an oversight quality-control role in others as appropriate
  • Oversee written quality and content of ZGF’s external communications, as well as graphic packages
  • Ensure marketing information systems and materials in respective office are up-to-date; contribute to firmwide collateral, content, and other media
  • Represent ZGF to the local community; attend community and industry events and conferences
  • Promote opportunities for staff participation in community and industry activities, public speaking, and professional conferences; support with messaging and content
  • Formulate the annual marketing plan and office marketing budget with the office Managing Partner or Managing Principal; monitor both plan and budget for local office, providing periodic and annual reports
  • Have knowledge of firmwide marketing and business development activities, participate in communications and flow of information among all offices


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, or related field
  • Minimum of seven years of professional services marketing experience, preferably in the A/E/C industry, and of development and hands-on implementation of marketing / communications strategies
  • At least three years of management experience with a proven track-record of growing and mentoring staff
  • NYC specific A/E/C marketing experience.
  • Creative with strong leadership, strategic, problem-solving, and management skills; discrete and highly professional
  • Positive personality that is supportive; able to establish rapport, build relationships—internally and externally; very comfortable in both inside and outside roles; familiarity with local community
  • Experience in, and appreciation of, the architectural design community and the design profession; appreciation of the special  character  of  ZGF’s design values
  • Well versed in providing leadership and support to the marketing of all disciplines and services offered by the firm, including architecture, planning / urban design, interior design, and environmental graphic design
  • Hands-on willingness to contribute wherever, whenever, and however possible to overall efforts of the marketing team
  • Creative and entrepreneurial attitude; self-directed and motivated to succeed; a strong work ethic
  • A collaborative and team-oriented disposition; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with both peers and senior members of the firm
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks; work efficiently under multiple deadlines
  • Good graphic sensibilities and judgment
  • Relentless attention to detail and organization
  • Technological savvy; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and database programs, such as Deltek Vision and Axomic OpenAsset
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate  quantitative and qualitative results and other complex information to diverse audiences in an understandable and compelling manner
  • An appetite to consistently “raise the bar”
  • A desire to actively contribute to office culture and events
  • A sense of humor and grace under pressure
  • Able to travel to other ZGF offices and/or client project locations as needed

Apply With: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

ZGF Architects LLP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite qualified candidates to apply online posting cover letter and resume. 

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