Marketing Director

Noll & Tam Architects

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Marketing Director for Smart and Progressive Architects in the SF Bay Area (Hybrid)

Noll & Tam is a 40+ person, award-winning architectural firm in the SF Bay Area. We design Uncommon Spaces for the Common Good, specializing in a wide variety of public and private projects with a focus on meaningful contributions to our clients, our community, and our environment. We are a proud majority women-owned firm and JUST organization. Our culture is collaborative and friendly. We pride ourselves on developing talent from within and are actively looking for candidates who are interested in growing with us.

Are you a Marketing professional with an interest in what we do, an understanding and experience of how we win projects, and a passion for promoting our work?

In this role you will be a key part of our business development team, providing leadership and mentorship to our Marketing team, working closely with our Graphics Manager, Marketing Manager, and Marketing Coordinator. You will collaborate with firm leadership and manage the Marketing department in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. You will be empowered to take on a wide range of roles and responsibilities shaped by your skills and interests. Our ideal Marketing Director is engaged, positive, highly organized, creative, adaptable, and eager to learn and teach.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Competitive RFP process

  • Provide oversight and quality control for proposals, qualifications packages, collateral, presentations, social media, and other marketing activities
  • RFQ/RFP lead tracking
  • Lead interview strategy, coaching, and preparation/rehearsal for client interviews
  • Make recommendations to Principals on improving Marketing processes
  • Manage, lead, coach, and train Marketing staff

Business Development and Strategic Marketing

  • Collaborate with PR consultants on public relations efforts
  • Act as liaison to strategic marketing consultant
  • Collaborate closely with Principals and strategic marketing consultant to develop Marketing strategy and set business development goals
  • Research for business development
  • Monitor progress of firm’s Business Development sector groups
  • Coordinate with Principals to develop and track annual Marketing budget
  • Track success metrics, such as shortlist rate, win rate, etc.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with consultants, clients, and contractors
  • Run Marketing meeting (weekly) and Strategic Marketing meeting (monthly)

Required skills for a successful candidate: 

  • Minimum BA/BS degree
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience, including management, in a Marketing or Communications role at an architecture/engineering/construction firm
  • Strong understanding of the Architecture industry
  • Experience in Marketing for the Public sector (civic/community, K-12, higher ed, etc.) is highly desirable
  • Organized and self-motivated, with extensive proposal process experience and a passion for results
  • Advanced ability to work under tight deadlines, coordination and executing on several projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced creative and technical writing skills, grammar, spelling, and editing/proofreading capabilities
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate others
  • Experience in and enthusiasm for training and development
  • Proficient in both MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • CRM database management

Benefits include:

  • 100% employer paid Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD & Life Insurance
  • Generous PTO includes 4 weeks of vacation, 9 company holidays, and sick time
  • 401K Safe Harbor Plan
  • Health and Children FSAs
  • Commuter Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development and Professional Memberships support

*Currently this is a hybrid position split between 3 in-office and 2 optional remote days.

Pay range: $130-180K commensurate with experience

Application guidelines:

Submit a cover letter and resume in a single PDF attachment by e-mail to In your cover letter, please tell us something you are proud of from your work life so far. No phone calls, please.

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