Vice President

Corkery Group Unlimited
New York City, New York (US)
Jun 17, 2017
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

The Vice President (VP) is a senior professional focusing on overall client account and team leadership.  The VP serves in a client counsel role advising on the planning and execution of high-impact health campaigns and communications strategies. The VP has a broad range of experience in strategic communications, strategic messaging and positioning, and has media/stakeholder contacts in the health area. The VP also possesses superb diplomatic and client relations skills and has an energetic and flexible management style. The VP manages substantial portions of the firm’s largest accounts or oversees smaller accounts with substantial autonomy, and provides guidance to other accounts as needed in the areas of infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, immunization, oncology, maternal and child health and water and sanitation.

The VP also manages select company initiatives and partners with their senior manager to hone their skills in high-level strategic counsel, business development, networking, and development of company staff and resources.

This is an ideal position for an intelligent, motivated and passionate senior communications professional who has a sophisticated understanding of health and media environments.  The VP reports to a member of the senior management team (Senior VP or Executive VP).

Account & General Management

  • Develops and manages projects related to every aspect of agency services, including strategies, implementation plans, evaluation mechanisms, staffing, timelines, material development and budgets
  • Holds responsibility for overall account relationships – serves as day-to-day contact for senior client contacts
  • Provides strategic counsel to clients with minimal oversight and guidance from the senior management team
  • Creates and tracks project work plans and budgets to ensure timely completion and quality of client deliverables
  • Ensures quality of client deliverables
  • Organizes and attends client meetings and leads on developing and delivering client presentations
  • Leads on top-tier media relationships and outreach
  • Leads project teams and ensures the agency’s full resources are maximized

People Management

  • Manages and mentors the team’s Directors, Senior Associates and junior staff
  • Participates in hiring, assessment and career development opportunities
  • Identifies professional development opportunities for team members and conducts staff reviews for direct reports

Business Development

  • Builds and maintains high-level contacts with current and prospective clients and other business and project partners to drive active new business pipeline
  • Partners with the senior management team in hosting agency engagement events and/or attending networking opportunities

Financial & Administrative

  • Manages budget development and monitoring of financial performance for client accounts
  • Responsible for overall client account workflow and follow-up
  • Invoices clients in a timely manner
  • Contributes to the development of company revenue projections and shares responsibility for building and managing accounts for growth
  • Assists in preparing regular account check-ins with clients and presents accomplishments and plans for the next period
  • Responsible for business development with existing clients and supports new business efforts including presentations and lead identification


  • 8-10 years of experience in a PR, health advocacy or communications setting with deep experience in healthcare, public health and/or pharmaceutical communications
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Intelligent, strategic and creative thinker
  • Superb management skills – balancing discipline with flexibility
  • Capacity to motivate and inspire staff and colleagues
  • Political savvy and a strong sense of professional and personal ethics
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Entrepreneurial skill and ability to grow existing accounts and develop new ones
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work effectively within time constraints
  • Positive, energetic attitude; enthusiasm and dedication to exceptional work products; sense of humor
  • Experience developing digital and social media strategies essential

Corkery Group Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply. 



This is a management position
This is a full time position


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