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Purpose is a strategy consultancy, creative agency and social movement incubator.
New York City    Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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About Purpose

Purpose builds & supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, & habitable world. We use public mobilization & storytelling to help leading organizations, activists, businesses, & philanthropies engaged in this fight, & we create campaigning labs & new initiatives that can shift policies & change public narratives when it matters most.

To do this, Purpose brings together world-class talent from the world of creatives, content development, storytelling, campaigning, grassroots organizing, & political strategy to build new creative campaigning models.

Guided by smart strategy & powered by participation, our work reframes issues, engages new audiences, shifts public discourse, & ultimately drives targeted action & creates lasting impact. Join the team that made all this work!

About the role:

Purpose is looking for a Senior Strategy Director with a commitment to our mission to join our internationally diverse team. The Senior Strategy Director will work closely with the Executive team, the Partnerships team & other directors to proactively seek out business & ideate & oversee new initiatives.

Serving as the principal representative with senior clients (Fortune 500 CMOs, CEOs, CSOs & Heads of foundations & NGOs), partners & stakeholders, you will lead multidisciplinary teams & oversee large complex projects, ensuring that the process & deliverables meet clients' high expectations. You are an acknowledged leader in your field of expertise & serve as a trusted advisor to clients & C-level executives. We're seeking someone with a proven track record at top-tier strategy consultancies or leading social impact initiatives on the brand side, a demonstrated track record in consumer engagement, digital strategy & experience in the social impact space. The role is based in Purposes Manhattan office.


  • Proactively seek out new clients & partners & actively engage in the creation of new movements
  • As the project principal, be responsible for developing & overseeing projects
  • ead project teams of assigned directors, senior strategists, strategists, creatives & technologists
  • Be the lead Purpose representative with senior clients, partners & stakeholders
  • Set & maintain the highest standards for deliverables, both internal & external
  • Collaborate regularly with the Strategy, Campaigns, Project Management, & Creative teams
  • Serve as a leader, both internally & externally, in your area(s) of expertise
  • Research & stay abreast of best practices in digital organizing & campaigns, digital marketing & communications, purpose-driven brand strategy, corporate social impact work, & other key areas of expertise


  • 15+ years of progressive experience at a top-tier strategy consultancy or agency, or leading social impact initiatives on the client side
  • Demonstrated track record in digital organizing & campaigns, digital marketing & communications , and/or purpose-driven brand strategy
  • Strong entrepreneurial sensibility - you've had success in launching new projects or initiatives that employ new, innovative models to drive social impact
  • Experienced & adept manager of very smart, multidisciplinary teams
  • Sophisticated interpersonal & mature client management skills
  • Experience as a professional development manager to 4 or more people simultaneously
  • Strong book of senior-level contacts at foundations, NGOs, & brands
  • Able to combine high-level strategy & analytical thinking with tactical creativity & flair
  • Experience in a start-up, growth business or dynamic non-profit operating environment
  • Confident & sophisticated communicator, presenter & writer - you are a frequent speaker at events & conferences; trusted advisor to senior level executives in your area(s) of expertise
  • Deeply committed to our mission of using participation to address the world's biggest challenges with a proven track record in helping organization be part of solutions
  • Share Purpose's progressive, internationalist worldview
  • A global sensibility, global issue & policy expertise and/or global work experience

Purpose takes on some of the biggest challenges in the world, which affect people of different identities & backgrounds in different ways. We believe we are stronger & most effective with a diverse team leading the charge. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals & people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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