Executive Director, Corporate and Tech Practice
San Francisco, CA 
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Job Description
Golin San Francisco is looking for an Executive Director whose DNA is equal parts innovator, entrepreneur, culture creator, and integrated communicator. You have a track record of building businesses and teams and you are inspired by delivering breakthrough work and building the careers of the people you lead. You will partner with the President of Golin's Global Technology Practice to lead the design, creation, and growth of our Technology Practice - simultaneously growing the San Francisco team, overseeing and growing a business built on incredible talent and a client portfolio (from technology titans to disruptive startups) that would make any agency jealous. You are excited to build the next great global technology team that has the excitement and energy of a startup combined with all the resources, capabilities, and expertise of a globally recognized creative powerhouse.
Who We Are:
Golin is a progressive public relations agency designed to reach a profoundly diverse market. Inclusion is a core value for Golin and we are focused on establishing a culture that is intentionally inclusive, potently diverse, and uncompromisingly equitable.
Our expertise ranges from brand-building and cutting edge digital content, to corporate reputation, healthcare advocacy, and measurement. Golin aligns earned-first, data-driven creative with the customer journey through our collaborative G4 Model to deliver maximum impact for clients. Our roster includes many of the largest CPG, retail, food, healthcare technology, and consumer service companies in the world.
Recently named PR Week's Global Agency of the Year and winner of a 2019 Gold Cannes Lion, we tend to Go All In, in everything we do. We're especially committed to going all-in for our people. We challenge our employees to be Courageously Happy and have empowered them to do so by offering our LifeTime benefits program. LifeTime offers unlimited time off, enhanced family care, generous health and wellness benefits, the ability to work from anywhere one day a week, and a monthly LifeTime stipend for the gym or hobbies. Our culture is built around happy people who are the best at what we do!
Want to "Go All In" with us? Here are the details:
What You'll Do:
Partner with the President of the Global technology practice to design and execute a growth strategy for the San Francisco office/technology practice
Serve as an integral member of the global client relationship team addressing the varied and changing needs of your clients, proactively leading them in changing times with solid counsel and program creation that address business and marketing objectives
Consult. Maintain a big-picture strategic view of your clients' business, encompassing business goals, competitive issues, and constituent considerations, along with the breadth of ever-changing communication tools and techniques to tell your clients' stories and achieve their goals
Create, author, and sell in client and prospective client plans with senior management
Working with our strategists and creative team (Golin's g4 model), leverage existing Golin planning, research, and creative tools
Hold and set a high bar for smart and sound ideas, flawless execution, and outstanding, measurable results from all of your team members
Set and manage the budget, manage timely billing and reporting, and utilize team members' time efficiently (from all specialty groups)
Stay on top of industry best practices, client and competitor brand activity, and ensure Golin delivers game-changing ideas and solutions
Anticipate client needs and requests and serve them before asked; nimbly adapt plans and tactics to changes and opportunities in the world around us
Build a strong, connected, and engaging team who are inspired to do great work and the agencies culture
What You Have:
16+ years of experience in the public relations or communications-related field, emphasis on the technology sector
The highly respected leader with proven success in building and managing teams to achieve challenging objectives in the US and internationally
Strong commercial business acumen with excellent business strategy and planning ability, motivating growth, expansion, and employee retention
Robust relationship builder with an ability to work across global teams, multiple cultures, and leadership styles to grow and retain high performing teams
Ability to formulate effective strategic plans, establish trust, and influence a wide variety of individuals, executives, and groups to accomplish organizational objectives in complex and fast-paced organizations
A deep understanding of the technology industry and its ecosystem of influencers across both B2B and B2C brands
Experienced in designing integrated marketing campaigns across North America, Asia, and Europe that deliver tangible business results for our clients
Golin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status.
Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose). Therefore, if hired, candidates must present proof of vaccination before start date. Candidates may request an accommodation due to disability, sincerely held religious belief or exception required under applicable law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
16+ years
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