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.

Open Positions

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

Leadership Strategies – The Facilitation Company 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 23,000 people trained in our flagship course, The Effective Facilitator. We also are the leading provider of professional facilitators—experts who lead executives through strategic planning, brainstorming, issue resolution, team building, and other critical sessions.

We are seeking senior contract facilitators in the SEATTLE and LAS VEGAS areas with master-level facilitation skills and significant experience in training and group facilitation.

The ideal candidates will be both highly skilled group facilitators—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 top-class training facilitators.

This is a part-time contract position with an estimate of 120-300 hours per year. Training compensation is $1200/day. Meeting facilitation typically ranges from $1400-$2000/day.

Note: After acceptance as a contractor, we have a rigorous, seven-step certification process that includes attending our flagship course as well as co-teaching twice with a certified instructor.

Application Process: Required Cover Letter

We have a specific application process to give you an opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

Cover Letter Requirements

  • Training experience
    • The delivery of a minimum of 24 training sessions of a day or longer

Describe your experience citing adequate detail to demonstrate that you meet the requirement (e.g., organization, types of sessions and number). Bullet points are sufficient.

  • Group facilitation experience
    • The delivery of a minimum of 12 group facilitation sessions of a day or longer

Describe your experience citing adequate detail to demonstrate that you meet the requirement (e.g., organization, types of sessions and number). Bullet points are sufficient.

  • Dynamic, energetic delivery
    • Delivery of training and facilitation programs with a dynamic, energetic and warm style

Describe your style and what evidence (e.g., from clients, peers) you can cite to validate your description.

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to: dadelman@leadstrat.com

Leadership Strategies – The Facilitation Company is seeking a Marketing Content Specialist with proven skills in producing business results to join our growing Marketing team.

We are the nation’s leader in providing professional facilitators and facilitation training to corporate, government and non-profit organizations. Our facilitators lead executive retreats, strategy sessions, focus groups, conferences and other group sessions. Through our flagship training course, The Effective Facilitator, we have trained more people in facilitation skills than any other organization in the US. We also provide training classes in consulting skills, presentation skills, leadership and other areas.

The overall goal of our marketing team is to present our organization and our capabilities in a way that leads to a steady stream of highly qualified leads for our training and consulting services. The successful candidate will report to the Marketing Director and will serve both as an orchestrator and a direct contributor to marketing initiatives.

The successful candidate for our Marketing Content Specialist will have a proven history of displaying certain clearly defined core competencies.

  • Collaboration. As the leading facilitation company in the nation, we are highly collaborative in our decision-making, believe strongly that great ideas can come from anywhere in the company, and therefore place a premium on giving opportunities for input. If you enjoy making decisions on your own, and find it bothersome to hear the input of others, you will not find a comfortable home here. If you have difficulty accepting changes to a plan you have created, this is likely not the right fit for you.
  • Coachable learner. No one is perfect. We find that people are better when they recognize the areas in which they need to improve. If you can’t identify one or two areas you are working on improving right now, or if you are afraid to admit mistakes you’ve made in the past and what you learned from them, or if you can’t name any changes you have made based on feedback you have received, we are not the right environment for you.
  • Drive for Achievement. Our Content Marketing Specialist will have an exceptional level of motivation, energy and drive. We are a small but mighty Marketing team and we’re focused on extremely high levels of achievement. So, we need every member of our team focused on their own personal and professional success. We are the right place for team members who enjoy working hard, taking initiative, accomplishing big things, collaborating and gaining insights from others, and developing their skills.

Responsibilities

We are looking for a talented content creator to write and produce various projects and blog regularly, to expand our company’s digital footprint, awareness, subscribers, and leads. This role requires a high level of creativity, attention to detail, and project management skills. Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in the development and tactical execution of content marketing initiatives which drive traffic, engagement, and leads to deliver sales and customer retention.
  • Build and manage a rich content/editorial calendar that attracts a qualified audience to our owned properties
  • Plan, write, edit, and distribute content marketing and communications materials as assigned, including blog posts, whitepapers, e-books, webinars, web-based content, email communications, product fact sheets, brochures, case studies, newsletter articles, advertising, social media posts, and other material as requested.
  • Produce high quality content internally or with the help of agency partners that is relevant to specific business segments including vertical markets, buyer personas and stages along the customer journey.
  • Accountable for proofing, editing, copywriting, quality assurance and optimization of offline and online content, marketing campaigns and brand messaging in accordance with corporate standards.
  • Maintain and manage project schedules, approvals, and resource plans to ensure projects are delivered in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Continually audit and update web and collateral content as product or company information changes.
  • Manage organic search engine performance and goal-setting based on site impressions, clickthrough rates, traffic, and conversions.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and changes with SEO and major search engines.

Requirements:

  • Education: B.A. or B.S. in Communications/Journalism/Marketing or equivalent experience.
  • Experience: Three to five years of experience in communications and/or content marketing. B2B and B2C experience desired.
  • Specific Skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; Copywriting, digital asset management (DAM) and WordPress experience desired.
  • Experience with ClickDimensions and Microsoft Dynamics CRM a plus.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail. Ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing tasks and projects while meeting related deadlines and budget targets.
  • Ability to contribute to the creative process and development of content marketing strategies.
  • Strong conceptual thinker with an editorial mindset that seeks to understand what content audiences want/consume and how to create it.
  • Assist with capturing and integrating voice of the customer into marketing communications projects.
  • A dual-minded approach: You’re highly creative and an excellent writer but can also be process-driven, think scale, and rely on data to make decisions.
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use data to inform all decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to personnel@leadstrat.com. 

NOTE: As this is a position that relies heavily on written communication skills, please submit a cover letter with your resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted.

Leadership Strategies – The Facilitation Company is seeking a Marketing Associate with proven skills in producing business results to join our growing Marketing team.

We are the nation’s leader in providing professional facilitators and facilitation training to corporate, government and non-profit organizations.  Our facilitators lead executive retreats, strategy sessions, focus groups, conferences and other group sessions.  Through our flagship training course, The Effective Facilitator, we have trained more people in facilitation skills than any other organization in the US. We also provide training classes in consulting skills, presentation skills, leadership and other areas.

The overall goal of our marketing team is to present our organization and our capabilities in a way that leads to a steady stream of highly qualified leads for our training and consulting services. The successful candidate will report to the Marketing Director and will serve both as a direct contributor to marketing initiatives.

The successful candidate for our Marketing Associate will have a proven history of displaying certain clearly defined core competencies.

1.    Collaboration. As the leading facilitation company in the nation, we are highly collaborative in our decision-making, believe strongly that great ideas can come from anywhere in the company, and therefore place a premium on giving opportunities for input. If you enjoy making decisions on your own and find it bothersome to hear the input of others, you will not find a comfortable home here.

2.    Coachable learner. No one is perfect. We find that people are better when they recognize the areas in which they need to improve. If you can’t identify one or two areas you are working on improving right now, or if you are afraid to admit mistakes you’ve made in the past and what you learned from them, or if you can’t name any changes you have made based on feedback you have received, we are not the right environment for you.

3.    Drive for Achievement. Our Marketing Associate will have an exceptional level of motivation, energy and drive. We are a small but mighty Marketing team and we’re focused on extremely high levels of achievement. So, we need every member of our team focused on their own personal and professional success. We are the right place for team members who enjoy working hard, accomplishing big things, collaborating and gaining insights from others, and developing their skills.

Responsibilities

We are currently seeking a driven, eager to learn Marketing Associate to assist in marketing campaign initiatives, web marketing tasks, social media, and marketing automation. Candidate must be creative, organized and detail oriented, with the ability to multi-task and desire to learn about technology solutions. Strong writing/editing skills are a plus. Responsibilities include:

  • Execute drip campaigns, lead scoring, list management etc. using marketing automation software (currently ClickDimensions but this may change)
  • Coordinate weekly webinars with external audiences and internal stakeholders and moderators (using GoToWebinar)
  • Build and manage the company’s social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and potentially additional channels
  • Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to both spread our brand and our content and links.
  • Listen and engage in relevant social discussion about our company, competitors, and/or industry, both from existing customers and leads and from brand new audiences that don’t yet know us.
  • Coordinate speaking engagements throughout the year, research and suggest new potential speaking opportunities
  • Draft speaking proposals for potential paid and unpaid engagements
  • Support the development and execution of marketing plans, materials, initiatives, promotions and communications
  • Support Marketing Director in organizing various projects
  • Maintain internal and external communications content and systems (Document storage and sharing, newsletters, social media, website)
  • Maintain marketing plans and schedules on time and within budgets and provide campaign analysis on results
  • Stays current with marketing trends by participating in educational opportunities; reading trade publications and meeting with internal teams.
  • Report on business results from marketing activities including emails, LiveChat, social media, marketing campaigns, etc.
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the organization’s web properties including edits and updates using WordPress
  • Undertake daily administrative tasks to ensure the functionality and coordination of the departments’ activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or related field.
  • 1-3 years related experience
  • Experience with Marketing Automation software (ClickDimensions experience is a plus)
  • Experience using a CMS for web editing
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics is a plus
  • Basic skills or knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions.
  • Ability to see the “big picture” and make sure the goals are aligned well with company goals. Not afraid to make recommendations for a better approach.
  • Ability to understand dependencies, risks and timelines. Good ability to rapidly re-prioritize and multi-task while delivering against key goals.
  • Have strong knowledge of marketing principles and social media avenues.
  • A self-starter who understands exactly what a project is all about from the outset, and how to complete it quickly and effectively.
  • Have excellent organization and planning skills, able to set priorities and accomplish tasks; ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and work efficiently under deadlines.
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing. A writing sample (either marketing copy or formal correspondence) must be presented at time of interview.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely about a wide variety of topics, including industries, cloud technology and professional services.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to personnel@leadstrat.com.