Director of Strategy


For the past 23 years, we’ve been doing work that matters. We’re a digital agency that leverages technology to extend the influence of our mission-driven clients. Every day, our team of more than 100 digital strategists, architects, designers, and creators help leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies across the country make an impact. But this team still needs you! This is your opportunity to join the company helping those doing good in the world – do more, reach more, and achieve more. 

We’re looking for an exceptional Director of Strategy – an expert who can successfully guide our growing strategy team, and manage our portfolio of strategy work. What kind of clients may you be working for? We currently support Peace Corps, The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), USAID, Center for Strategic and International Studies, NMAAHC, Fairfax County Public Schools,  EPA and more! 

As the Director of Strategy, you’ll be responsible for bringing strong, insight-driven strategic thinking across a diverse array of projects at Forum One. You’ll collaborate across disciplines and within your own department to develop strategy deliverables such as strategy briefs, digital marketing plans, and content strategies that engage clients and inspire project teams to come up with tailored and innovative solutions. In this role, you’ll work closely with your design and technology partners to bring powerful, strategically-grounded work to life. Our team is made up of highly motivated individuals who love to help agencies reach their full digital potential, and we're looking for someone with a similar mindset who sees the big picture, believes in our company’s mission, and brings valuable experience.

What you’ll do:

  • Spearhead business development and execution of digital strategy, marketing, and communications projects.
  • Lead strategic vision and project team collaboration on strategy and technical projects.
  • Drive improvement and standardization of strategy work on all client engagements.
  • Manage our team of junior strategists.
  • Identify clients’ digital challenges and analyze trends and data to determine strategic implications

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – concentration in Marketing, Communications, Policy or related field preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in digital marketing, communication, or strategy.
  • Experience developing integrated (web, paid, social, email) digital engagement and growth strategies.
  • Experience leading complex client engagements within the social sector.
  • Proven writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills. 

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Competitive Salary & Employee Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) match, Commuter benefits & flexible spending accounts  
  • 15 Vacation days, in addition to Sick Leave & Floating Holidays
  • Flexible work hours
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company-provided laptops
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Snacks, healthy ones and not so healthy ones

What we value:

  • Passionate Practitioners – We care about the people who work for us, who we work with, and what we create. 
  • Joyful Collaborators – We’re enthusiastic, approachable, creative, pleasant, and reliable. 
  • Continuous Learners – We must always be expanding, refining, and improving our craft, value, and impact — as individuals and as a team.  
  • Inquisitive Problem Solvers – We bring a relentless curiosity and commitment to finding the best paths forward. 
  • Proactive Partners – We have a bias for action, tackling problems head-on, creating big ideas, and we’re hungry for progress. 
  • Trusted Allies – We do the right thing. For our clients, and for each other. 

Forum One provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.