Director of Marketing

Safdie Architects Safdie Architects Employer:
Boston, MA, USLocation:
Mon, Nov 6 '17Posted on:



We are seeking an engaging and ambitious marketing leader, with an entrepreneurial attitude, an exceptional sense of style, a passion for excellence, and hands-on willingness to do what it takes to get things done. Your mission will be to foster the strategic growth of the firm’s portfolio by improving and elevating the firm’s approach and capabilities to research, qualify, pursue, and win world-class opportunities and commissions.  


You will work directly with the Principals and key leaders of the Safdie Architects practice, including Principals specifically involved with business development.  

In addition, you will partner with the Director of Communications and other members of the marketing team — as well as the firm’s outside media-relations consultant — to create an ‘energy grid’ focused on marketing and positioning.  


You will craft strategies and provide active support to:  

  • Enhance the brand equity of Safdie Architects, creating impact through higher visibility.
  • Identify, build, and maintain new business and advocacy relationships to expand the firm’s reach.
  • Assess potential leads, evaluate project feasibility, and lead the proposal and qualifications processes — demonstrating good judgment throughout.
  • Shape compelling narratives and collateral that convey the firm’s distinctive vision, methodology, and relevance to prospective clients and critical stakeholders.
  • Find new ways to connect with decision-makers and those who influence decisions on development of significant, high-potential projects within the global built environment.
  • Build and sustain momentum, keeping an eye on the big picture while managing details, and inspiring collaboration and performance to get things done.           


  • Professional background with strong general marketing and communications experience, as well as a keen aptitude, motivation, and insights related to development of client opportunities.
  • The ability to write convincingly, edit critically, and demonstrate commitment and integrity, as well as passion and enthusiasm for your work.
  • Experience in architecture and/or design; experience with an award-winning, international “signature” practice is preferred.
  • Excellent planning, organization, and communication skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts through written and visual methods.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written); fluency in other languages is a plus.
  • An open, collegial, and flexible approach to working with others, with the confidence and self-discipline to succeed in a creative and dynamic environment.
  • An interest in and appreciation for new ways of working across a digital platform.
  • All applicants must have the authorization to work within the United States.                 

SAFDIE ARCHITECTS is headquartered in Somerville, MA with offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Jerusalem to support ongoing projects.  

Current work in design and construction includes the National Medal of Honor Museum in South Carolina; a residential tower in Manhattan; medical education and research facilities in São Paulo, Brazil; a hospital in Cartagena, Colombia; workspace interiors for an office headquarters in Singapore, and mixed-use developments in Saudi Arabia, China and Singapore.  

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