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Posted: Jun 06, 2024

Account Director

So, what’s the opportunity?

To continue providing high-quality service and support to our growing clientele, spark* is expanding our team by adding a new Account Director to our ranks. 

As part strategist, campaign, and project manager, you will be responsible for client success, retention and growth while looking for opportunities to broaden client relationships or develop new ones. You create, manage, and execute plans, ensuring campaigns launch on time and within budget. 

This role is a hybrid position for candidates based in Ottawa/Gatineau, but we are also willing to consider candidates working remote from other locations in Canada.

The responsibilities related to this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and overseeing the strategic direction for major client campaigns and projects, ensuring integration and alignment with client goals

  • Preparing campaign plan documents, including overall campaign strategy, creative strategy and media plans

  • Acting as an advisor to clients, building and maintaining strong executive relationships

  • Conducting day-to-day communications with clients via email, phone, video or in-person

  • Overseeing and contributing to brainstorming sessions and strategy meetings

  • Managing the financial component of client portfolios, including budgeting, forecasting, and profitability

  • Driving business growth by identifying and securing new business opportunities and expanding existing client relationships

  • Working under tight timelines, prioritizing projects, and being able to shift gears when required

  • Demonstrating a positive attitude and be willing to take on new challenges, learn new things and show initiative to find solutions

  • Staying up to date on the news and current events

What makes an ideal candidate?

  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in communications, politics, and/or public affairs role; with some of this experience being in a consulting/agency environment

  • Degree/diploma in communications, politics, management, public affairs, or other relevant program

  • Possess advanced communication skills to influence client decisions and internal initiatives

  • Has strong writing skills to develop presentations, project plans and other clients communications and deliverables

  • Can work independently with limited support for client management, strategic counsel and work products

  • Demonstrates project management skills and ability to consistently meet deadlines

  • Someone who loves news, politics, and a good debate.

  • Experience with stakeholder management, media relations and public engagement considered an asset

Bonus Points

  • Demonstrate an interest and involvement in politics, civic engagement, and/or activism/causes

  • Bilingual language skills