Project Strategist, Indian Country
REPORTS TO: Temryss Lane, VP, Indian Country
LOCATION: Seattle, WA (could be remote for the right candidate)
TO APPLY: Please send a resume and cover letter to ICstrategist@pyramidcommunications.com by the end of day on February 20, 2023.
SALARY: $65,000 – $85,000
We offer our employees a competitive benefits package, including fully employer-paid health, dental, and disability insurance for eligible full-time employees; tax-free flexible spending account, subsidized transportation; generous vacation time; parental leave; wellness reimbursement; hybrid remote/in-person working environment; opportunities for profit-sharing; employer matching on your 401k; and retirement plans.
We encourage all members of our team to pursue ongoing professional development and engage in community service activities, and provide an annual budget to support these activities.
This Project Strategist will be a member of Pyramid’s Indian Country team, which supports the sovereignty of Native people, Tribal Nations, and Indigenous-led organizations. Pyramid’s Indian Country team equips our clients in Indian Country with the communications tools they need to tell their stories effectively and achieve their goals while navigating systemic barriers.
Pyramid Project Strategists proactively manage project teams, work flows, resources, and client relationships to drive the work forward. They often hold primary responsibility for all internal and external team and client coordination, as well as effective management of project budgets, deadlines, and details.
In addition, Project Strategists contribute insight and services ranging from research to content development and beyond.
Responsibilities will primarily include:
- Working closely with clients and internal teams to develop a clear vision of success for projects, and to align project teams around that vision, project goals, and scope of work
- Supporting project teams in developing strategies and paths forward to achieve project goals
- Ensuring role clarity for internal project teams
- Leading internal team coordination
- Supporting client communication and managing client expectations.
- Developing and managing project timelines and budgets.
- Managing monthly client invoicing
- Contributing insight and delivering services to client projects ranging from research, to content development, to facilitation—depending on your own particular interests, skills and passion
We recognize there are many paths and ways to grow into a career. While these are suggested skills, experiences, and capabilities, we encourage you to apply if you believe you have relevant experience that may not neatly align with the following suggested experience. Some of the skills and experience that would help you succeed in this role include:
- An understanding of tribal sovereignty
- Culturally relevant experience living in, or working with, tribal communities
- A passion for Native-led nonprofit or impact-driven work
- Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
- Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- An ability to coordinate a team and drive work forward
- An ability to manage multiple deadlines, projects, and people in a fast-paced environment
Preferred, but not required:
We are actively looking for candidates with diverse experience and skills. We want to hear what you bring to the table. Experience that we are looking for includes but is not limited to:
- 3+ years experience working in a related field
- Experience with project management
- Communications or creative agency experience
- Experience working in media relations
- Digital communications and social media skills
- Interest in industry trends in marketing, communications, design, and/or technology
- A bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism, marketing, or equivalent work experience
About our Indian Country team
Our Native-led Indian Country team has deep experience working with Tribal Nations, Native-led organizations, Alaska Native corporations, and Native foundations to build Native power and self-determination of tribal communities across the United States.
Examples of work we have prioritized:
- Advocating for land and fishing rights
- Supporting tribal sovereignty
- Designing health awareness campaigns
- Increasing political participation in urban and rural Native communities
- Demanding accountability for the missing and murdered Indigenous women and people (MMIWP) crisis
- Working to create equitable access to education for Native people
Pyramid is a team of creative strategists helping people make positive change. We want to partner with people who bring new ideas and ways of thinking. Who can help us seize on opportunities and drive the people our clients are trying to reach to take an action that can change the world, whether that’s through a vote, a donation, or something even more impactful.
At Pyramid, we respect and celebrate the diversity, creativity and strength of our community. Equity and Inclusion are a priority across all areas of our organization. We are committed to using our time and resources to help identify and eliminate disparities based on identity—internally in our organization and externally with clients—and to promote equitable access and opportunity for all.
This job involves significant time sitting (or standing) at a desk, and using a computer.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work performed; it is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and required skills for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.