Creative Manager (Hybrid in Agawam home office)



POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Creative Manager, the Creative Manager will be responsible for workflow and project management for creative projects, including print design and collateral materials, specialty engagement pieces, digital content, web, video, and email marketing campaigns. Equal parts account manager and project manager, this role is the liaison to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) teams to help them navigate and execute their marketing needs. The candidate best suited for this role will be a creative thinker, thoughtful listener, and clear communicator. They are motivated to produce high-quality products and can inspire others to do the same. This is a full-time position, based at the HGF home office in Agawam, MA reporting into the office at a hybrid set-up (60% of your time in-office).

Responsibilities

Serve as the Marketing department point of contact for assigned HGF teams

  • Establish regular meetings and/or check-ins with assigned teams to maintain awareness of calendar and project needs
  • Keep assigned stakeholders informed about current work status of their projects
  • Communicate to the marketing team tasks, deadlines, and context/project background as needed
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of marketing solutions according to needs and objectives
  • Contribute to project prioritization conversations with C-level and director-level staff
  • Assist with challenging requests or issue escalations as needed
  • Interact with and provide direction to external vendors as needed
  • Act as a member of the core photoshoot team to help with planning, setup, and production
  • Assist with the ongoing onboarding, management, and rollout of marketing tools

Manage and navigate the creative for assigned HGF teams on larger projects that involve multiple departments

  • Proactively help teams translate long-term creative projects into actionable plans with achievable deadlines
  • Work with the Project Manager assigned to cross-departmental projects
  • Participate in kickoff, update, and debrief meetings
  • Clearly communicate expectations to marketing team members and stakeholders on creative deliverables
  • Work across internal departments to coordinate smooth campaign execution and evaluation
  • Provide quality assurance on creative for all assigned projects, including proofreading and review against brand guidelines
  • Identify and communicate potential pitfalls, changes to scope of creative, and alternative solutions to team

Requirements

Skills & Qualifications

  • Commitment to delivering high quality, strategy-driven creative work
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented individual who is capable of self-managing and multitasking in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Project management experience required, particularly with multiple projects simultaneously
  • Comfort working in a highly iterative environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally and influence outcomes
  • Familiar with digital marketing strategies including social, email, search and programmatic

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Canva
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience with project management software/systems
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Experience with Jotform and Zapier

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk, concentrating, and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times

Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
  • Paid sick, holiday, vacation, and personal time

How to Apply

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The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are invited to apply. For more information about the foundation and its programs, visit www.hgf.org.