Senior Account Executive, San Francisco, California

Agency Ogilvy
Created 11/12/2021
Date expired 01/24/2022
Reference 2021-10504
Category Client Services
Country United States
State California
City San Francisco

Ogilvyu202fseeksu202fa highly driven, passionate Senior Account Executive with a background inu202fcommunity engagement and/oru202fcommunications to join our award-winning Social Change practice.u202f

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a federal agency encompassing a network of risk communications,u202femergency management,u202fcommunity outreach, partnership building,u202fcommunity planning,u202fand engineering experts tou202fengage a broad array of national and local stakeholders around the issues of natural disaster mitigation, climate change adaptation, andu202fcapacity building to empower communities to drive resilience.u202fThis unique program functions on national, regional, and community levels, and is extremely dynamic with a large team and many moving parts.

The Senior Account Executive is responsible for the day-to-day program management of their client account(s). They partner with account and program leaders to deliver operational discipline, delivery excellence, and speed to market for their client(s). They should be adept at communications and/or a public relations professional able to handle a broad variety of tasks with increasing independence and sound judgment. Additionally, the Senior Account Executive will work with account management leaders to track and communicate business results and the client's impact. They are highly organized and accountable team members, who are able to build relationships and collaborate with and draw on the expertise of Ogilvy's vast resources and capabilities.

The person who is in this role will report to the Washington, D.C., Ogilvy office and primarily support a client (i.e., FEMA Region 9) based in Oakland, California. It is preferable that the staff member is based in or near the Oakland, California area as the Region 9 account team and client are based on the West Coast and the team primarily works West Coast business hours.


  • Key day-to-day project contact with clients, creative teams, and other agency partners
  • Managing client objectives, expectations and timelines andu202fcommunicating changes/directions to internal team members
  • Working collaboratively with all internal team members to facilitate the process of developing effective strategies and briefs that lead to great work
  • Influencing the efficiency and quality of work and advocating for the agency/client relationship
  • Mobilizing and driving the integrated team towards progress and completion of all scoped deliverables
  • Understanding staffing and scoping requirements
  • Owning the client budget and working with the Program Director to manage costs and deliverables as well as staffing resources
  • Owning project management/workflow system data entry and reporting
  • Identifying potential project risks and developing contingency plans
  • Developing and maintaining high levels of team effectiveness (trust, communication, collaboration, productivity, diversity, engagement)
  • Understanding & respecting every department's role in delivering great work & building relationships
  • Researching, writing, and overseeing the development of communications campaign materials including brochures, videos, web copy, social media, toolkits, and memos
  • Planning and executing large-scale events, including community consultations, virtual meetings, and conferences
  • Assisting in media relations efforts and partnership outreach
  • Participating in the agency's new business and proposal efforts, as requested by leadership

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