Associate Director Social & Environmental Impact (Business + Climate Focus)

Elle Communications
🌎 Location
💵 Salary

$85,000 - $100,000

🗓️ Posted

June 6, 2024

Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary

As Associate Director, you’re responsible for collaborating with leadership on the development and execution of strategic initiatives for our clients. With the support of your leadership team, you’ll manage the entirety of client projects, including client management and managing and monitoring the team on KPI delivery.In this role, you will manage team members, delegating work across the team and serving as the subject matter expert. As a manager of others, you’re responsible for providing performance feedback, coaching, and career development support. You’ll work alongside the Managing Director(s), Director(s) and Senior Account Executive(s) to ensure team members have what they need to be successful in their roles.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Showcase expertise: Utilize your knowledge of the climate, innovation, business, and tech spaces to drive forward important narratives and results for your clients.
  • Collaborate on the PR strategy: Collaborate with leadership to ensure an effective and creative strategy is always in place and being proactively implemented for each client. Regularly report back to your leadership team on progress and impact
  • Manage client relationships to surpass your goals: Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, ensuring their satisfaction with the agency’s work and fostering long-term partnerships. Work closely with our clients to understand how PR will be most effective in supporting their organizational priorities, and keep attention to detail in order to ensure our client's goals are met
  • Manage team members: Oversee the management of team members by providing them with regular performance feedback, coaching, and career development support so they can achieve their goals and meet the expectations of their role. You’ll serve as the subject matter expert and work with other leaders on project management and strategic workforce planning.
  • Guide a team to success: Ensure that members of your project teams are set up for success, and work closely between them and Elle’s leadership to identify ways they can grow and succeed. Coach and support Associate Directors on client management, client projects, and KPI delivery
  • Project management: Oversee project management for all of your projects to ensure the agency’s timelines and goals are met
  • Secure top-tier coverage: Bring in select top-tier coverage to meet critical client business and communicate goals
  • Thought leadership: Provide thought leadership and industry insights to the agency’s leadership team and clients
  • Business development: As part of your development, you’ll collaborate with senior leaders on business strategy and proposals.


  • Establish Focus: You communicate and gain commitment to broad organizational goals, and help others understand how their work relates to the organizational vision. You shift focus when goals are not aligned with company priorities.
  • Brand Knowledge: You’re the subject matter expert and offer guidance and support to more junior members. You stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices
  • Project Management: You define and communicate project roles & outcomes, regularly updating team members on work progress. You understand when to build group consensus or when to drive for action. You anticipate issues and roadblocks and create contingency plans
  • Relational Management: You work through conflict to achieve productive outcomes and appropriately escalate concerns. You give others the benefit of the doubt and approach situations with curiosity.


  • (Preferred) Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field
  • (Preferred) 6-8+ years of experience in PR strategy, with a proven track record of success in managing complex PR initiatives
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex PR concepts to clients and internal teams
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, with a focus on delivering results
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Based in or near LA or NYC office

Compensation & Benefits

At Elle, we offer a competitive set of benefits including: full medical, dental, and vision, 401K matching, a monthly wellness and cell phone credit, a home office stipend, short and long term disability insurance, an annual bonus, unlimited vacation, competitive commission for new business referrals, no-meeting Mondays, year-round summer Fridays, and a unique parental leave program that includes a three-month scaled return.The compensation range for this role is $85,000 - $100,000 based on experience.


Los Angeles, CA


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Elle Communications

Associate Director Social & Environmental Impact (Business + Climate Focus)

$85,000 - $100,000


Los Angeles, CA


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