The Optical Society (OSA) is recruiting for a Deputy Senior Director to oversee OSA’s brand marketing. The successful individual oversees and maintains OSA’s promotional branding, and will collaborate with stakeholders with new media, video content, and creative programs, as needed. They will provide customer research and analyses, brand strategy support, web content, and consumer messaging to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of these activities in support of OSA’s global and program strategies. This individual excels in new media, message development and branding to build attention-getting, brand-reinforcing creative, relevant messaging and state-of-the-art marketing content. This individual leads internal and interdepartmental coordination of branding efforts.
In collaboration with all OSA marketing teams, manages OSA’s global brand strategy and high level brand messaging to be employed across OSA’s programs.
Monitors marketplace trends as it relates to branding, evaluates new tools and processes related to branding, manages vendors/partnerships within communications unit, and identifies opportunities/enhancements to branding strategy.
Oversees the development and management of brand marketing budget.
Oversees the OSA marketing booth at OSA meetings and other defined tradeshows / meetings where OSA’s presence will be for Society-wide branding representation. The individual will collaborate with all OSA marketing departments.
Leads brand development including: guidelines, positioning, voice/tone, and brand visuals.
As a convener, leads branding and content messaging on osa.org website and other digital platforms in collaboration with IT department and other key stakeholders.
Collaborates in the development of relevant content to ensure accuracy, alignment to overall brand strategy and consumer experience.
As a convener, partners with internal stakeholders, on content strategy for osa.org and on branding opportunities to deliver best-in-class web sites.
Supports the compliance of OSA-wide branding standards across all communications and marketing channels and platforms through collaboration with all OSA departments.
Ensures the effective management of the departmental marketing budget to maximize financial resources towards the achievement of organizational branding and promotional objectives.
Develops measurement systems to monitor implementation of branding guidelines across all program areas.
Collaborates with staff to leverage high quality and state-of-the art branding strategies that could be incorporated into marketing, design and communications practices for video, email, web sites, social media, print, mobile apps, and other efforts as applicable.
Collaborates with program teams to best position OSA and its products in new markets, in collaboration with staff, as well as ensuring effective marketing plans for brand awareness.
Institutes project management branding practices and procedures across the society.
Directs document management efforts for all OSA marketing and communications project – historical and current in collaboration with all OSA departments.
Oversees the effective management of vendor relationships involved in providing branding consulting services, and design for the communications office.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
BA Required MBA preferred
Prior experience in an advertising, marketing, branding or design agency preferred.
Extensive experience with the branding of scientific non-profits or similar type organizations required. Understanding of science research and scientific publishing preferred.
Experience with video development and production and new media.
7 to 10 years’ expertise overseeing all aspects of branding and marketing with a strong understanding of creative services and measurement.
Experience managing external vendors.
Experience with measurement and evaluation tools.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
Ability to foster collaboration across departments.
Approaches work with passion, enthusiasm and high energy.
Strategic thinker, flexible problem solver and great listener.
Able to effectively communicate and inspire others to initiate and deliver in a timely and pro-active manner.
OSA offers a competitive salary and benefits. Please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational.