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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
JOB #R2102745

Associate Account Director, Integrated Communications

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.

@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.

We’re currently hiring for an Associate Account Director.

As an Associate Account Director, you will:

  • Serve as main day-to-day client contact across multiple projects for high profile CPG brands

  • Build strong, trusted client relationships through understanding of their business and business challenges

  • Provide strategic guidance to clients and teams, including anticipating and addressing opportunities and challenges and bringing forward solutions on a proactive and as-needed basis

  • Manage and motivate teams, delegating workload while overseeing quality of ideas, execution and client service 

  • Collaborate with internal partners outside of the client impact team, including but not limited to creative, strategy, media, social media and analytics; use understanding of clients’ business to determine the right people and skillsets to creatively solve problems

  • Be an active and collaborative member of the client’s integrated agency team, providing strategic counsel and building upon ideas from other agencies

  • Set and execute earned media and influencer relations strategies, including leading or contributing to brainstorms, developing plans, developing media materials, measurement and being accountable for results

  • Show tenacious problem-solving skills and a curiosity for what’s possible from a creative and media relations standpoint always thinking of new ways to break through while meeting client’s marketing challenges

  • Demonstrate an ability to identify and evaluate news and pop culture trends that impact our clients’ business

  • Be a cultural contributor 

  • Adapt to ever-changing workload priorities and a changing media and consumer landscape

As an Associate Account Director, you will have:

  • A bachelor degree, preferably in journalism, public relations or communications

  • 7+ years of experience or relevant work experience at a PR Agency, communications/marketing team or working as a journalist at a media entity

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal 

  • Leadership instincts and the ability to identify and elevate great work from junior team members

  • Conflict management skills

  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team and collaborate regularly with team members at all levels

  • Ability to oversee and manage third-party partners, from talent to event vendors

  • Ability to travel as required

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Chicago, IL (IL14)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.