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Brand and Communications Manager

Business Development | Silver Spring, MD | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

About Us:

Cook Ross is a Silver Spring, Maryland-based consulting firm with a 30-year history of advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) in organizations, communities, and the world. Our clients include Fortune 100 corporations, U.S., and global healthcare companies, public and private universities and colleges, federal and state agencies, non-profits, and foundations. Every day we partner with these innovative and influential organizations to solve their most complex and challenging issues–from disrupting bias to driving inclusive leadership and large-scale culture change initiatives.  

We are seeking a Brand and Communications Manager to help us tell our story with consistency and authenticity. In this position, you will play a leading role in the evolution of the Cook Ross brand, as we meet the challenges of this moment and grow into the future. This is an exciting opportunity for a communication professional with a passion for making workplaces more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible. This position works in our Silver Spring, MD office, and is temporarily working remotely. 

Responsibilities:

Brand Quality and Management  

Promote uniformity and consistency of the Cook Ross Brand 

  • Develop Brand Standards 
  • Provide and Design collateral for products and services and internal projects 
  • Ensures all marketing and communication materials are integrated with our current SharePoint and Salesforce technologies  
  • Lead the quality assurance process for all outbound communications 

Communications  

Partner with the leadership team to ensure consistent and engaging communication across the organization  

  • Establish clear messaging for the company aligned with our organizational vision, mission, and values 
  • Maintain Cook Ross internal and external editorial calendar  
  • Write original content and edit content created by Cook Ross Team members 
  • Develop content marketing language for the organization’s products and services  
  • Develop strategies for communicating with stakeholders and facilitating conversations that align the entire team on our Cook Ross philosophy, key content definitions, and concepts, that helps align our collective voice in the marketplace  
  • Support team members with outside presentations, interviews, and keynotes by providing research, talking points and edits to final pieces  

Marketing  

Develop, manage, and implement Cook Ross’ marketing initiatives  

  • Work closely with Cook Ross colleagues via collaborative planning and implementation of all marketing and communication activities 
  • Oversee and manage our digital presence including all website content and graphic/visual design for internal and external projects 
  • Oversee all social media creation and management  
  • Track monitor and report on all marketing effort analytics (including website, email campaigns, social media) and recommend strategies for improvement 
  • Proactively assess and recommend new and emerging technologies and strategies that support our brand and business goals 

Requirements:

  • 4-7 years of experience in marketing, communications, branding, or a related field
  • Experience with organizational diversity and inclusion work 
  • Experience creating and implementing a brand identity  
  • Experience developing and delivering a content strategy, including blogging, social media, and thought leadership 
  • Excellent copy-editing skills  
  • Understanding of graphic design principles and experience working with graphic designers 
  • Ability to work full-time in our Silver Spring, MD office
  • Relocation is not available

Perks:

  • Our employees are our greatest asset and we believe in and value our employees. We recognize that employees must work in an environment that supports their life goals.  

     

    • Purpose filled mission  
    • Passionate team culture 
    • Comprehensive benefits package
    • Offers remote work (Due to COVID-19, Cook Ross temporarily works remotely.)           


  • To learn more about Cook Ross, visit our website at www.cookross.com. If you match the criteria above and are ready to work for a fast-paced and mission-driven organization, we invite you to share your interest by applying for the position.