Vice President (coming soon)

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States /
Palladian – Strategic Communications /
/ Hybrid
Palladian Partners is a full-service strategic communications and marketing firm that provides leading edge strategy and execution to federal health agencies and nongovernmental organizations. We are 130 professionals strong and growing. We are anticipating a VP opportunity soon that will lead some of Palladian’s largest integrated accounts; enable and empower clients to develop effective strategies to promote behavior change; create strategically targeted communications that inform, educate, and empower; and deliver results that improve millions of lives. 
Our team is seeking a communications professional who is a self-starter with 12+ years of experience who possess excellent writing and oral communication skills, client management experience, and is a creative problem solver who is comfortable navigating ambiguity, working in a team environment and inclined to seek out challenges and opportunities. The candidate should have a solid understanding of strategic communications, including digital communications, and a robust attention to detail and an ability to maintain a positive relationship with demanding clients.  

In this role you would lead large, integrated accounts and teams, and drive both organic growth and new business. You will be a hands-on leader that embraces our overall culture. We are a company of doers at all levels. This is a full-time, staff position located at Palladian's corporate headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, with the option for telework. 


    • Oversee a portfolio ($3-5MM) of multiple clients, including client relationship management, team management and financial oversight 
    • Build and nurture client relationships by providing team leadership and strategic guidance to clients 
    • Define communications strategy and vision for client campaigns, plans, and engagement, including troubleshooting 
    • Lead large, integrated teams to execute communications strategy and ensure the highest standards  
    • Supervise 4-5 account directors and/or account supervisors, and oversee a group of 8-12 individuals (including those reporting into others within your account portfolio)  
    • Manage account directors in their contract-level performance, budget and management 
    • Manage communication teams by streamlining processes and identifying and proposing solutions  
    • Ensure a high level of client satisfaction across the portfolio. 
    • Work with Palladian’s senior leaders to strategically recruit, hire, and develop people and teams 
    • Support growth, productivity, and impact in measurable, tangible ways 
    • Report out on client and team health to the senior leadership team 
    • Contribute to the development of new business proposals and pricing  


    • Candidates must have a college degree and 12 years of relevant technical experience, including at least five years of experience managing large, complex teams.  
    • Prior communications firm and/or government consulting experience is a must.  
    • Prior experience service as a client relationship owner leading integrated communication accounts 
    • Experience coaching and growing direct reports and motivating colleagues and junior staff 
    • Proven ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects simultaneously and solve problems quickly 
    • Collaborative team player who works well as a manager and member of a multi-disciplinary team 

Logistical Requirements

Palladian employees are highly talented and are encouraged to think and work creatively and strive for excellence. This is a full-time, staff position located at Palladian's corporate headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Palladian offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the satisfaction that comes from working on interesting, meaningful projects every day. Palladian's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us.
Palladian Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.