Account Manager

Location: Washington, D.C.
Job Code: 55
# of Openings: 1


About Global Prairie

Global Prairie is a global marketing firm that was founded with the mission of doing well by doing good. As a social enterprise, we focus on delivering integrated strategies and solutions with measurable results for clients in ‘quality of life’ sectors – including food and agriculture, consumer products, and human, environmental and animal health – so that we can give back to the communities where we live and work. What really excites – and unites – our team is our desire to give back. Since our founding in March 2008, we have donated 10% of our profits annually, totaling nearly $5 million in money and time, to causes that our people and our clients are passionate about.


General Expectations

Global Prairie team members share an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to giving back, and a passion for marketing, advertising and communications. We are collaborative, proactive self-starters with outstanding people skills. Flexibility, creativity and a sense of humor is a must.



We are seeking a highly talented account manager with experience and interest in risk communications and behavior change projects to join a project team at Global Prairie that is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help communities reduce their vulnerability to flooding, save lives, and protect their financial stability. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the national level and with a network of risk communications, issues management, community outreach, partnership building, and engineering experts to tackle one of the nation’s greatest hazards: flooding.  Anywhere it can rain it can flood. Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. 


As a part of this team, this individual will be focused on flood hazard communications. This full-time position will work collaboratively with Global Prairie colleagues and other partners in Washington, DC and across 10 regional FEMA offices nationwide to accomplish significant results in the areas of raising understanding of local flooding vulnerabilities and transforming that knowledge into action to reduce risks at the local level.  Among stakeholder audiences are Federal officials, State and local officials, community planners, emergency managers, professional groups, businesses, and local residents.  The position will may require some travel.


Specifically, this individual will be responsible for:

  • Building, growing and maintaining strong relationships with partners on the FEMA CERC contract both in DC and around the country
  • Driving success for clients by providing sound strategic direction and leading the agency team to deliver outstanding marketing communications solutions
  • Developing, collaboratively with our team, strategic concepts and plans that bring big ideas to life through a mix of communication channels.
  • Contributing positively to the overall work environment at Global Prairie


Specific Duties

  • Handle daily national strategic communications and outreach operations of a large Federal Emergency Management Agency account; 
  • Manage relationships with partners and assist with the development of national and locally-tailored programs involving campaign assets and promotional extensions;
  • Prepare a variety of written materials including communication plans, partnership agreements, locally tailored outreach tools and materials, and reports;
  • Work in collaboration with floodplain managers, topographical mapping engineers, emergency managers,  and national, state and local officials;
  • Research, develop and manage existing and new partnerships with local influencers; consumer, non-profit, and business organizations; professional organizations; and
  • Provide expertise in the development and coordination of localized strategic communications plans and content related to community resiliency.


Key Qualifications

  • Prior experience working with or at FEMA is strongly desired. Experience with communications support to other federal agencies is a plus.
  • Four-to-six years of experience in strategic communications, including experience developing and managing partnerships.
  • Experience in a consulting, marketing, advertising or communications agency setting is a plus.
  • Experience working on watershed, community planning, climate adaptation, engineering, flooding or other natural hazard issues is preferred.
  • Ability to provide a strategic perspective on projects that require an understanding of public policy, emergency management, issues management, natural hazards, and community outreach.
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects, turn around projects quickly and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently managing a regional team and collaboratively with other teams across the nation is essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree a plus.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Experience in multi-cultural outreach, primarily Hispanic and tribal, are also a plus but not essential.

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