Creative Strategist

Job ID 1750 Location Cedar Rapids, IA Job Type Full-Time Apply Now

Shive-Hattery is a people-first, multi-disciplinary architecture and engineering consulting firm. We are seeking a Creative Strategist to join our ICR office which is located in both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. The position will have the flexibility to report to either location.  

As Creative Strategist, you will be integral in developing compelling proposals, presentations, and other materials to win work. You will work closely with office leadership to build marketing plans targeting various initiatives and sectors, research new opportunities for client development and revenue growth and build Shive-Hattery’s brand in your market. Working with the architects, engineers, and designers in your office, you will support them in developing marketing goals, benchmarking pursuit performance, and managing and coordinating CRM data. 

As a “One Firm” organization, we strongly believe in the value of collaboration and working across offices. You will work alongside the rest of the marketing services team from our other 11 offices and corporate to strengthen the brand and advance cross-market marketing opportunities.  


  • At least 4 years marketing experience, A/E/C industry experience a plus but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, or related field
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Proficient with producing reports and managing data in Microsoft Excel or similar programs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage quick turnaround times and short deadlines
  • Ability to coordinate and manage information and tasks with a variety of colleagues

Skills and Competencies:

  • Communication: Effective communication across written, verbal, and visual mediums is a fundamental component of this role. Candidate must be able to listen and distill information from a variety of sources, develop a marketing strategy, and produce compelling materials for a variety of audiences. Must write clearly and concisely, and clearly articulate messaging through proposal design, presentations, ads, etc. while adhering to brand standards.
  • Development: Must have strong leadership skills – the candidate must quickly make and execute decisions, work independently and with others, and exercise good judgment and critical thinking. While industry knowledge is not required, candidate must have creativity, initiative, and motivation to learn and grow in their role. Candidate must thrive on continuous improvement and experiment with new ideas to stay competitive.
  • Workload Management: This role is a deadline-oriented role – the candidate must be able to multi-task, manage short and long-term deadlines, work collaboratively with others, and effectively delegate and manage marketing projects. The candidate must excel in a fast-paced environment and be willing to work overtime, as needed, to meet deadlines and support the office in providing unparalleled client service.

About the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Area:

The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids metro area is home to almost a half a million people and is consistently voted among the top places to live each year. Our community is teeming with vibrant energy from a diverse group of academics, medical professionals, and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re visiting the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City or shopping in the NewBo district of Downtown Cedar Rapids, our area offers an assortment of locally owned restaurants, farmer’s markets, quirky shops, historical landmarks, breweries, and live entertainment venues. For the adventurous, the ICR Corridor boasts plenty of space to explore the great outdoors with a network of walking and bike trails, scenic lakes, and public parks that offer a variety of outdoor activities and recreation throughout the year.


  • Iowa City voted #4 in top 100 places to live (
  • Iowa City #2 Most fitness-friendly places for 2020 (Smart Asset)
  • Iowa City Named one of the best cities for creatives (Thrillist

Why Shive-Hattery?

Our learning and teaching culture is founded on collaboration. You will learn from and teach other employees while working across disciplines. You will grow your skills and continue your professional growth at Shive-Hattery.

Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package. 

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Future Consideration: Yes

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