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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
JOB #R2103804

Partner, 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 has won six PR Agency of the Year awards from PRWeek and PRovoke Media, over the last decade, but we are not just another PR agency. We’re a new breed, we combine the creativity of an agency with the industry expertise of a consultancy. We are fearless in finding new ways to solve clients’ problems, relentless in making sure they pay off, and committed to making positive change in the world.

Join our community of award-winning communicators, mission-driven creatives, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo and create internet-shattering campaigns for large consumer brands like this, this and this, or super-smart real-time responses like this and this.

Position Overview:

ICF Next seeks a Partner, Integrated Communications with a preference for location in Chicago, Minneapolis or New York City, but may be open for the right candidate. This person will play a critical, most senior role across teams executing programs that drive cultural relevance and build brand purpose for national food, beverage and travel/hospitality brands.

As a Partner, you will: 

  • Run multiple integrated communications accounts with a passion for inspiring work that earns attention

  • Establish and grow strong, trusted relationships with senior marketing, communications and C-Suite clients through strategic counsel grounded in an understanding of their business challenges and opportunities

  • Actively uncover and lead organic growth across accounts and new business for the agency

  • Foster an entrepreneurial team environment that encourages proactive strategic and creative problem solving and a thirst for supporting one another in delivering the best possible work

  • Maintain financial responsibility, including total oversight on forecasting and profitability on accounts

  • Effectively manage account teams to ensure work, roles and opportunities are established in a way that supports and drives high-functioning teams

  • Manage and mentor account leaders and emerging leaders, guiding career growth and coaching to further elevate strategies, deliver flawless execution and grow business

  • Partner with peers and relevant discipline leaders (e.g. Creative, Strategy, Analytics, Social Media, Corporate Affairs) to establish opportunities – including building and/or improving processes and developing POVs and thought leadership – that drive the business and the agency forward 

As a Partner, you will have: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, public relations or communications and 15+ years of experience in multi-faceted public relations and integrated communications roles

  • Experience driving award-winning consumer brand marketing programs 

  • An understanding of the earned landscape and experience developing integrated communications strategies (PR, Social, Influencer) that can propel programs that drive earned coverage and conversation 

  • An interest in the intersectionality between paid, earned and owned, connecting the dots to take strategies and programs to the next level

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and a passion for compelling storytelling

  • Track record of solving complex brand challenges, with an ability to balance ‘tried and true’ approaches with thinking outside of the box and pushing clients and teams to take risks

  • 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.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, 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 Next?

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