Position Description: The Kansas City studio of Gould Evans is seeking a full-time Marketing Lead to work as part of our collaborative design and architecture studio. This is a great opportunity for a strategic thinker and communicator who enjoys marketing and business development and has relevant experience in the design/construction industries. This position would work as part of a regional three-person marketing team serving the Kansas City and Lawrence studios and will also function as part of a larger firmwide marketing team. Seated in our KC studio, this role will work with an experienced team of marketers with opportunities to collaborate across our Firm.
Gould Evans’ design portfolio is intentionally diverse – in project type, scale, and location. This diversity is a strength that encourages innovative, critical thinking and discourages a formulaic approach. Above all, we work to create solutions that transform their surroundings, engage their occupants, sustain their environment, and support our clients’ missions.
We seek employees who share our values of intellectual curiosity, collaboration, and passion for meaningful design outcomes. Currently, we have more than 130 associates across our Kansas City, Lawrence, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Phoenix studios. A recognized “Best Place to Work” by Kansas City Business Journal, Gould Evans embraces equity, diversity, and creative freedom as core values.
Primary responsibilities of the position:
Facilitate and contribute to discussions regarding strategy for business development initiatives.
Support strategic business development initiatives through lead discovery, research, and proactive tracking.
Maintain marketing and engagement database (AirTable).
Develop and maintain relationships with peer marketing and business development staff of partner firms including contractors, consultants, and owners reps, as well as with other community contacts.
Coordinate studio participation in industry and community events. Attend on behalf of studio as appropriate.
Manage research, strategy, content creation, graphic layout, and production of proposal and interview processes from start to finish.
Management and content creation of marketing brochures, presentations, award submittals, client communications, and internal communications.
Coordinate photography, including developing shot lists in collaboration with project designers and other staff as required.
This is a full-time position which includes generous benefits such as vacation time, sick time, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance as well as participation in a 401(k) and employee stock ownership plans.
We are seeking candidates who:
Are energized by being involved in the pursuit of projects.
Are strategic, collaborative, and proactive.
Possess strong verbal and written communications skills.
Has a strong visual sensibility.
Can effectively manage to deadlines with a keen eye for detail.
Strong proficiency in Adobe suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) and PowerPoint required.
Proficiency in graphic design, photography/video/motion graphics skills, Open Asset, AirTable and/or Deltek Vision a plus.
Have 5-10 years professional work experience (beyond internships) within the A/E/C industry.
Gould Evans is a 140 person design firm with offices nationwide offering services in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, urban planning, landscape architecture and graphic design.