Sterling Martin Associates, a highly regarded executive recruiting firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, Portland, OR, and Orange County, CA, is seeking a Director of Communications. This individual is responsible for preparing key documents used to promote each executive search the firm leads. The individual also participates in discussions with clients’ search committee members and staff members and prepares confidential internal reports used by the Sterling Martin team as a search gets underway.
The role also includes a business development and marketing element. The Director of Communications supports the proposal development process by conducting research and drafting proposal sections. The individual also writes content (blog posts, case studies, and other items) for the firm’s website, newsletter, and social media accounts.
This position is virtually based working from a home office and may be based anywhere in the U.S. It pays a competitive hourly rate with potential for performance bonuses. This is a part-time position requiring anywhere from 15-30 hours per week, depending on the firm's workload.
Drafting position descriptions, announcements, outreach letters, and other search kickoff materials.
Attending due diligence calls with client search committee members and staff members; capturing the contents of those calls into a summary report.
Planning and drafting content for the firm’s website, newsletter, and social media accounts.
Supporting the proposal development process by conducting research on new potential clients, coordinating RFP discussions with those organizations, and drafting proposal segments.
Coordinating the review and publication of a variety of materials.
Five plus years of experience in business communications, writing, or editing.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of associations or nonprofit organizations highly desirable.
Technically competent. Ability to use or learn such tools as Google Drive, ZOOM and Microsoft Office products such as Word.
Self-motivated. Ability to work independently on projects and as a member of a team.
High level of initiative, strong drive to succeed, and strong work ethic.
Excellent research and organization skills.
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred, advanced degree a plus.
Please send a resume and cover letter in confidence. All information will be held confidential.
About Sterling Martin Associates
Founded in 2006, Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a leading executive search firm that focuses on finding talented leaders for the nation’s associations and nonprofit organizations. Over the last seven years, Sterling Martin Associates has been engaged by nearly 100 clients throughout the United States; our staff consists of 15 professionals located in Washington, DC, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. We feel this is an ideal size, giving us the broader reach of a larger firm while still being small enough to provide a level of service for which we are continually complimented by both clients and candidates. Our clients represent a wide range of organizations — both large and small. We work closely with our clients to provide high-quality executive search and customized recruiting solutions by combining the best practices of traditional executive search with industry expertise, the latest technologies, national scope, and the personal approach of a boutique firm.
Sterling Martin’s consultants’ combined experience includes senior roles with global executive search firms and executive management positions in nonprofit organizations, associations, and the cor...porate world. Our Partners and Consultants are also volunteers who serve a wide range of nonprofit governing boards. This combination of hands-on executive experience, executive search expertise, governance, and corporate background provides a deep understanding of the issues and challenges faced in recruiting senior executives.
We know that finding the right executive can be challenging. We also know that no two organizations are alike. How will you find that unique blend of skills and experience to fill your particular position? How do you find and attract top performers who aren’t actively seeking a career change and may not be familiar with your organization? How do you ensure that the candidate you like best will also be the best fit with your organizational culture? Sterling Martin Associates will work in partnership with you to address these challenges. Our consultants have successfully dealt with these and other executive recruitment issues for many years. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.