Leadership Strategies – The Facilitation Company – is the leading provider of professional facilitators and facilitation training in the country. Our facilitators are called upon to lead important executive retreats, strategy sessions, focus groups, conferences and other group sessions. We also provide training classes in facilitation skills, consulting and leadership.

We utilize full-time employees and part-time contractors to deliver services to our U.S. and international clients. Employees have a base salary and incentives, with incentives contributing as much as 50% of total compensation. Contractors are compensated per event, with additional incentives related to participating in sales or referral activities.

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Are you ready to work for the leader in the facilitation industry?

Leadership Strategies – The Facilitation Company (www.leadstrat.com) is an Atlanta-based organization that has rapidly become the national leader in facilitation. We are the number one provider of facilitation training in the country with over 20,000 people trained in our flagship course, The Effective Facilitator. We also are the leading provider of professional facilitators—experts who lead executive groups through strategic planning, brainstorming, issue resolution, team building, and other critical sessions.

We are seeking a rare individual to lead our training and facilitation group as a Senior Training Facilitator based in Atlanta.

Overview

The ideal candidate will be both a superb instructional designer as well as a top-class training facilitator who can design, deliver, and coach others to deliver, highly interactive and engaging training material. This person will have responsibility for managing relationships with, and ensuring quality performance from, our 20+ core team contractors. Over time, this person is expected to become a member of the organizations Leadership Team. With salary and incentives, the successful candidate can expect $110-$140K the first year.

Note: There is a specific application process as defined at the end of this job description.

As our Senior Training Facilitator, you will be responsible for the following.

1. Training and certification

  • Serve as an instructor for public (open enrollment) and private (onsite) courses. Your initial focus will be the facilitation series, which includes The Effective Facilitator—the #1 facilitation training course in the nation. Over time you will also become proficient in each of our major facilitation and strategy related courses, including The Facilitative Consultant, Facilitation for Trainers, and the Secrets to Facilitating Strategy.
  • Certify others to teach our courses, including core contractors and clients who license our materials.
  • Maintain processes to ensure the ongoing quality performance of our 20+ core team contractors.

2. Relationship management

  • Host monthly calls with facilitators to build community, enhance skills, and address issues.
  • Maintain one-on-one relationships with core team members.
  • Serve as the voice of facilitators inside the company to represent the interests and needs of our core contractors.

3. Product and instructional design

  • Serve as the primary designer, developer and maintainer of our suite of courses.
  • Oversee development and customization projects which includes development work done by others.
  • Recommend directions for the curriculum to take to maintain our position as the leading content provider in the field.

4. Facilitation

  • As appropriate, lead facilitated sessions for clients in such areas as strategic planning, project planning, process improvement, issue resolution, requirements analysis and community engagement.

5. Sales and marketing

  • Lead monthly webinars to raise awareness of our offerings.
  • Provide leads to the sales team related to opportunities uncovered with existing clients.
  • Develop, maintain and follow-up on relationships at the executive level to strengthen our connection with major clients.
  • Assist in sales calls and developing proposals.

6. Leadership

  • Establish a long-term vision for training services and how this area will contribute strongly to the success of the business.
  • Work with the leader of facilitation services in selecting and developing employee and contract facilitators.
  • Support the other areas of the organization through expertise in strategy, internal process improvement, etc.
  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Team (over time).

7. Other

  • Complete client billing and expense reports in a timely fashion.
  • Provide support in other areas as assigned.
  • Travel (Note that this position typically requires 6-12 days a month of out of town travel. In most cases, there is additional pay for travel time.)

Are you ready to work for the leader in the facilitation industry?

Leadership Strategies – The Facilitation Company (www.leadstrat.com) is an Atlanta-based organization that has rapidly become the national leader in facilitation. We are the number one provider of facilitation training in the country with over 20,000 people trained in our flagship course, The Effective Facilitator. We also are the leading provider of professional facilitators—experts who lead executive groups through strategic planning, brainstorming, issue resolution, team building, and other critical sessions.

We are seeking a rare individual to lead our training and facilitation group as a Senior Meeting Facilitator based in Atlanta.

Overview

The ideal candidate will be both a highly skilled group facilitator—with a wealth of experience leading groups through such activities as strategic planning, issue resolution, brainstorming, action planning, focus groups, and information requirements gathering—as well as a top-class training facilitator. With salary and incentives, the successful candidate can expect $100-$135K the first year.

Note: There is a specific application process as defined at the end of this job description.

As our Senior Meeting Facilitator, you will be responsible for the following.

1. Meeting Facilitation

  • Lead facilitated sessions for clients in such areas as strategic planning, project planning, process improvement, issue resolution, requirements analysis and community engagement.

2. Trainer

  • Serve as an instructor for public (open enrollment) and private (onsite) courses. Your initial focus will be the facilitation series, which includes The Effective Facilitator—the #1 facilitation training course in the nation. Over time you will also become proficient in each of our major facilitation and strategy related courses, including The Facilitative Consultant, Facilitation for Trainers, and the Secrets to Facilitating Strategy.
  • Recommend directions for the curriculum to take to maintain our position as the leading content provider in the field.

3. Meeting Facilitation Services

  • Oversee activities related to selecting, improving, and sun-setting our meeting facilitation methodologies and approaches.
  • Maintain an ever-expanding library of engagement strategies and base approaches to use in facilitating sessions.

4. Sales and marketing

  • Lead monthly webinars to raise awareness of our offerings.
  • Provide leads to the sales team related to opportunities uncovered with existing clients.
  • Develop, maintain and follow-up on relationships at the executive level to strengthen our connection with major clients.
  • Assist in sales calls and developing proposals.

5. Leadership

  • Establish a long-term vision for facilitation services and how this area will contribute strongly to the success of the business.
  • Work with the leader of training services in selecting and developing employee and contract facilitators.
  • Support the other areas of the organization through expertise in strategy, internal process improvement, etc.

6. Other

  • Complete client billing and expense reports in a timely fashion.
  • Provide support in other areas as assigned.
  • Travel (Note that this position typically requires 6-12 days a month of out of town travel. In most cases, there is additional pay for travel time.)

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Leadership Strategies is seeking a high energy, results-oriented Inbound Marketing Specialist to coordinate, implement, monitor, report on, and optimize various inbound marketing initiatives, including management of two corporate websites, marketing automation and online marketing programs for a fast-paced B2B training and consulting company. Graphic design of online and print-based content marketing assets will also be a core requirement.

This position will support the digital and marketing communications efforts of the company, work alongside the Associate Marketing Manager, and report to the Marketing Director. This position will also be asked to provide creative design services support for the organization’s Product Development team.

Note: There is a specific application process as defined at the end of this job description.

Responsibilities

As our Inbound Marketing Specialist, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Produce, distribute and coordinate direct email marketing campaigns, auto-responder emails, and lead nurture tracks
  • Manage and update website assets, including developing necessary landing pages and related forms for inbound lead capture
  • Execute graphic design website content (e.g., infographics, webinar slideware), content marketing (e.g., ebooks/guides, newsletters, etc.), and product courseware (printed manuals and classroom slideware)
  • Work closely with external online marketing agency to support ongoing SEO/SEM programs, including search and display advertising creative, and relay monthly reports as needed
  • Coordinate and execute webinars and webcasts with forward thinking towards podcasts, simulcasts, and virtual conferences
  • Work alongside the Associate Marketing Manager around our content marketing calendar
  • Capture key marketing performance metrics in monthly departmental reports
  • Keep current with emerging online and inbound marketing technologies and better practices

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Three years of relevant digital marketing experience, including outbound email marketing, inbound marketing (esp. SEO/SEM), content marketing, marketing operations, and website management
  • Intermediate to advanced design skills using Adobe Creative Cloud (CC, formerly Creative Suite), with a focus on InDesign CC
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite, with a focus on PowerPoint design skills
  • Experience utilizing and managing email/marketing automation technology (e.g., HubSpot, Pardot, ClickDimensions, etc.)
  • Experience working with corporate websites – understanding of digital production and content management systems, with a focus on WordPress CMS
  • Excellent presentation, research, and relationship management skills, with ability to articulate creative and technical concepts
  • Ability to manage multiple, cross-functional projects simultaneously and meet deadlines, while maintaining a calm, positive attitude
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and interact with people at all levels
  • Understanding of Google Analytics
  • Extreme attention to detail and quality to maintain corporate standards
  • Deep personal engagement in digital marketing and social media better practices
  • Ability to co-manage relationships with external vendors

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Working knowledge of SEO desired, specifically keyword discovery, meta tags, content and page development, URL structure, linking strategy, landing pages, site indexing
  • Strong working knowledge of email marketing, conversion marketing, and ecommerce best practices
  • Understanding of social media management platforms (esp. HootSuite) and experience in social tactics and advertising, and related metrics
  • Intermediate experience designing collateral material
  • Moderate experience designing and producing webinars using common platforms (e.g., GoToWebinars, WebEx)

About Us

Leadership Strategies (www.leadstrat.com) is an Atlanta-based organization that has rapidly become the national leader in facilitation. We are the number one provider of facilitation training in the country with over 20,000 people trained in our flagship course, The Effective Facilitator. We also are the leading provider of professional facilitators—experts who lead executive groups through strategic planning, brainstorming, issue resolution, team building, and other critical sessions.

How to maximize your chance of landing this position

Provide a narrative letter that responds to the following. Send the letter with your resume to personnel@leadstrat.com.

1. Marketing Results

Indicate three examples of business results achieved as a result of your efforts
Provide two to three examples of your graphic design capabilities (PDFs or link(s) and one to two links to websites (URLs) you’ve managed.

Indicate your qualifications in the following areas:

  • A minimum of 3 years in a full-time marketing-related role
  • A minimum of 5 online marketing campaigns (e.g., lead generation and/or nurture campaigns, social media, etc.)
  • Experience working with a small business under $10 million in revenue

2. Marketing Skills

Using a 1-to-5 scale, indicate your skill level (1=novice, 5=expert) in each of the following areas and describe the one in which you have the most interest in providing the day-to-day execution:

  • Email marketing
  • Website management
  • Search engine optimization, online marketing, web analytics
  • Social media
  • Marketing content design and development

3. Your Coachability

Give us an example of a time when a person with authority over you coached you on your performance. Describe the symptoms that told the person that you needed coaching, and describe the steps the coach took. What evidence do you have that the coaching was successful?


We recognize that we are asking you for a lot of information. However, by answering the questions in your narrative letter, you will demonstrate that you understand our needs and are a good fit for this position.

If you send us a standard cover letter that describes your skills without responding to our specific needs, we will likely assume that this position is not suitable for you.