W&W is a premium brand strategy shop. Our goal is to do fierce brand work better than anyone else in the industry while also living big, brave interesting lives. We attract the mavericks - those that are looking for a better way to work and live - and those that aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get in there with us, learn and ultimately lead.
JOB TITLE & OVERVIEW
We're looking for a full-time Strategy Lead to join and helm one of our biggest accounts, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, to help power this relationship forward. These are the projects of a lifetime: dive deep into criminal justice reform, strategize the cultural narratives needed to reinvent our education system, and the list goes on... As a pioneering philanthropy with the ambition to change the world through the lenses of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, CZI is here to build a future for everyone, and our work plays a foundational role in that. So not only are you getting the karma points (yas), but this role is the opportunity to push the practice of brand strategy forward and into a space where its application pushes the world forward.
You are someone who deeply enjoys strategy, who understands how to own and nurture client relationships, who has an entrepreneurial spirit, who can lead through quick pivots and changes, is comfortable inventing against a blank canvas and has an interest in bringing brand strategy to life through organizational change.
Your drive should be balanced with a healthy dose of hunger to learn and teach, as growth and mentorship are important parts of our culture.
Full-time Strategy Lead
Self-starter and agile problem solver
Makes the hard calls
Sets team culture and brings out the best in everyone working on the account
Creative calm in chaos
"Buck stops here" attitude towards the account
Sells in and defends the work
Protects the W&W ethos
Rolls up sleeves and drives CZI projects strategically
Manages the team working against CZI day-to-day
Leads projects from brand strategy creation through to creative oversight and organizational change
Understands what a project needs and can design process and pull in resource to get it done
Able to jump into a meeting and think on the fly/wing it
Deeply partners with clients
W&W'S RESPONSIBILITIES TO YOU
W&W is founded on a philosophy of balance and growth. As part of that, there are responsibilities the company will owe to you:
Dedicated time and attention to your growth. Through weekly check-ins and ongoing iterative feedback to track your progress and help you grow.
Education opportunities. Because we can’t teach you everything (surprisingly), we’re open to your proposing classes, books or other educational materials to further your growth within financial reason in addition to our Wolf School program.
We are looking for candidates who have at least six to eight years of experience working as a strategist.
Outside of the skills outlined above, candidates should possess the following:
A problem-solving mentality
Excels in unstructured environments
The ability invent and reinvent strategic approach based on key problem
High attention to detail
An understanding and enthusiasm for broader culture and trends
Excellent at visual storytelling (i.e., Google Slides)
A good attitude and good energy
Initiative and independence