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Bringing together a diverse pool of talent around a single shared table, our company is built on an open, ongoing conversation. Founded in 1992 by Trey Trahan, the firm is intimate in size but broad in its scope.  We engage in a collective questioning of how our process and work can contribute to the health of our ecologies, cities, and economies. Each member of the Trahan team is an integral part of a collaborative process that enriches our company culture and improves the quality of our work.

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Trahan Architects is looking for a Director of Marketing to join its fast-growing team. The ideal candidate will effortlessly move between marketing and new business initiatives. As a Director of Marketing with a proven track record of wins, this marketing superstar is entrepreneurial, ambitious, and agile. The best candidate is a thoughtful, precise communicator with organizational prowess with a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a similar role. This dynamic marketing and communications professional will also be responsible for...
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Trahan Architects is an international award-winning architecture firm based in New Orleans, LA, that focuses on cultural, educational, assembly, and mixed-use projects throughout the United States and overseas. The firm strives to fulfill the aspirations of clients while being mindful of the impact on both natural and social environments. Trahan’s globally recognized projects demonstrate a high level of technological sophistication coupled with a quiet sense of beauty. Notable projects include The Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta,...
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Trahan Architects is an international award-winning architecture firm based in New Orleans, LA, that focuses on cultural, educational, assembly, and mixed-use projects throughout the United States and overseas. The firm strives to fulfill the aspirations of clients while being mindful of the impact on both natural and social environments. Trahan’s globally recognized projects demonstrate a high level of technological sophistication coupled with a quiet sense of beauty. Notable projects include The Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta,...
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Director of Marketing

Trahan Architects is looking for a Director of Marketing to join its fast-growing team.

The ideal candidate will effortlessly move between marketing and new business initiatives. As a Director of Marketing with a proven track record of wins, this marketing superstar is entrepreneurial, ambitious, and agile. The best candidate is a thoughtful, precise communicator with organizational prowess with a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a similar role.

This dynamic marketing and communications professional will also be responsible for identifying opportunities to enhance the firm’s brand image that will attract new business opportunities and like-minded future employees.

Key Responsibilities:

The Director of Marketing will be a key player in championing the successes and growth of Trahan Architects. Listed below are the key responsibilities that the successful candidate will be overseeing:

  • Team Leader
      • Leads BD/Marketing/Comms meetings with department and with agency leaders, to discuss new leads, potential projects, initiatives, achievements, etc.
  • Sets overall departmental goals (RFQ/P targets, geographic targets, market targets)
  • Owns the reporting process, including the implementation of a CRM system and shared contacts database
  • Creates and implements overall Business Development strategy with the Firm’s leadership, which includes:
      • Identifying key market sectors to be pursued
      • Developing initiatives related to key market sectors
  • Develops a communications strategy with the Public Relations firm and ensures its implementation
  • Creates an Awards strategy and ensures its implementation.
  • Oversees all new business for the office, including direct commissions and RFQs/RFP
  • Oversees creation all RFQs/RFPs, with specific support from Marketing and Architectural staff
  • Manages & builds Client and Consultant relationships
  • Oversees department deadlines, budget, and resources. Takes a comprehensive view of our marketing and business development tasks, needs, and outlook
  • Supervision and mentorship for all marketing staff
  • Reviews pursuits and makes strategic evaluations on how best to leverage firm resources. Creates processes that focus team on most advantageous pursuits
  • Works closely with leadership to determine strategies on proposals and presentations; Is hands-on in planning and development of strategic customized responses to RFQs/RFPs and responsible for final deliverables and interview preparation
  • Develops compelling narratives and stories that help connect the firm with new audiences and potential clients
  • Deeply steeped in the firm brand with a keen attention to detail that involves zooming out and zooming in to ensure all aspects of our development efforts are professional and compelling
  • Oversees firm’s website, newsletter and social media initiative
  • A clear leader who inspires team members to go the extra mile to deliver success for the firm.
  • Support of strategic communication for challenging & complex architectural projects
  • Plan communications activities on a short- and long-term basis, implementing them in coordination with our overall communication strategy
  • Digest and assemble architectural content
  • Be continually aware of and conversant with social justice issues that inform and affect the firm’s projects
  • Ensure that all materials viewed by current and prospective customers follow the brand’s specific messaging and visual guidelines
  • Direct social media development and outreach
  • Oversee editorial processing of international publication requests

Experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in marketing, public relations, or related disciplines
  • Strong leadership track record
  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong affinity for architecture and design
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) best practices
  • Proactive and detail oriented with ability to track the ‘big picture’.
  • Impeccable copywriting and copy-editing abilities

Base salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits package.

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