Account Supervisor

Ogilvy Agency
Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Closing date
May 23, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
**Flexible to locations across the US, not limited to DC**

For nearly two decades, Ogilvy has been at the forefront of social change-advancing personal and public health and safety through innovative communication initiatives. We take great pride in deploying solutions that improve and save lives.

Ogilvy has a long-standing relationship with FEMA and has recently re-won the Community Engagement and Risk Communication Contract, which focuses on growing resilience towards natural disasters in American communities. As the Nation continues to come to terms with the long-term effects of climate change, this work is of ever-increasing importance. 

Ogilvy seeks a highly driven, passionate Account Supervisor with a background in community engagement and/or communications to join this team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a federal agency encompassing a network of behavior change, disaster resilience, risk communications, emergency management, community outreach, partnership building, community planning, and engineering experts to engage a broad array of national and local stakeholders around the issues of natural disaster mitigation, climate change adaptation, and capacity building to empower communities to drive resilience. This unique program functions on national, regional, and community levels, and is extremely dynamic with a large team and many moving parts.

Our Account Supervisors bring value to our clients by passionately and professionally representing the agency on a day-to-day basis. They are the trusted partner and point of contact for clients partnering with account leadership to deliver operational discipline and delivery excellence, speed to market, resource optimization, and profitability management to their business(es). Account Supervisors are efficient operators, who demonstrate strong commercial abilities and business and financial acumen. They are highly organized and accountable account leaders, who are able to build relationships and collaborate with/draw on the expertise of all Ogilvy's capabilities.
  • Key day-to-day project contact with clients, creative team, and other agency partners
  • Managing client objectives, expectations and timelines and communicating changes/directions to internal team members
  • Owning project management, including building teams, developing project schedules, delivering materials on time and within budget, and managing risks
  • Researching, writing, and overseeing the development of communications materials, videos, and other creative outputs
  • Working collaboratively with all internal team members to facilitate the process of developing effective strategies that lead to great work
  • Influencing the efficiency and quality of work and advocating for the agency/client relationship
  • Developing and maintaining high levels of team effectiveness (trust, communication, collaboration, productivity, diversity, engagement)
  • Participating in the agency's new business and proposal efforts, as requested by leadership
  • 5-7 years of PR agency or related experience in managing the delivery of great work
  • Demonstrated ability delivering programs in public relations, marketing, or communications, with experience in issues management and/or community engagement preferred
  • Strong writing capabilities, and the ability to develop impactful messages and materials that appeal to what audiences care about
  • Familiarity with or interest in equity-centered approaches to community engagement and program delivery
  • Ability to work with and manage sub-contractors and vendor relationships
  • Proven consensus-building skills
  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative and transparent environment
  • Demonstrated capability to get things done on budget and on time; established sense of business & financial acumen
  • An understanding of the dynamics and workings of the agency's process as it relates to the client's business
  • Interest in and knowledge of climate change, disaster resilience and/or hazard mitigation at the local, state, or federal level a plus
  • Experience working with a large government account, including understanding of budgets and contractual obligations a plus
  • Professional competency in written and oral Spanish a plus

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