Culture and Careers

A career that fits your calling

Creative thinkers and data imagineers. Problem solvers and visionary planners. Whatever your unique talents are, put them to use at a company where you’ll make a difference every day.

Every person at BDI has an important role in our collective success.

Our work is our passion – and our calling. We’re looking for exceptional people who are ready to embrace a calling in their lives. And it could be you.

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Benefits

We’re the total package

We want each BDI team member to feel a sense of belonging and how much their talents and work are valued. We champion each employee by providing a total compensation package that includes equitable pay, health and wellness, vacation and continuing education.

Insurance Benefits:

100% coverage of employee medical, dental, and life insurance premiums for full-time employees.

Retirement Benefits:

  • 401(k) Matching (4%) and Profit Sharing contributions
  • BDI is 100% employee-owned
    • We have a highly engaged culture at BDI because each of our employees are also owners.
    • This gives employees the ability to benefit from the value of company stock and increases in value.

Flexible Workdays:

  • BDI offers 2 work schedules for employees: Traditional 8 hour workday or compressed workweek with half-day Fridays.
  • Most employees may work remotely, in the office, or in a blended work environment.

PTO:

BDI offers a generous PTO package. Employees receive 2 weeks of vacation time each year. After 5 years of continuous employment, 3 weeks. After 10 years, 4 weeks.

BDI also offers PTO for jury duty, bereavement, a floating holiday, and sick time.

Releasing Generosity:

BDI is dedicated to releasing generosity within our organization. Our Releasing Generosity committee is dedicated to identifying opportunities to give back to our communities through volunteering, food and item drives, and nonprofit donations. BDI offers employees a volunteer day each year to encourage employees to release generosity in their own communities.

Other Perks:

  • Wellness Program:
    • Monthly activities to encourage employee mental and physical well-being
    • $25 monthly reimbursement for employee wellness expenses
  • Office Setup: BDI will ensure that your home office is equipped so you can work well from the office or at home
  • $145 monthly reimbursement for combined mobile device/internet
  • Continuing Education: Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement of up to $2,000 per year

Please view our available positions below

Account Director/Strategist

Job Description

Department:
Report to
:

Client Service
Lolly Colombo
Executive VP, Client Service

Position:
Hours:

Full-time
40 hours / week (Exempt)

Position Purpose

The Strategist/Account Director’s primary purpose is to establish, manage, and cultivate exceptional relationships with assigned clients and to serve as a trusted advisor and senior fundraising strategist – bringing client-centered, direct response marketing and development best practices to our clientele. Strategists should provide strategic and creative insight as well as responsive account leadership and oversight to the implementation of multi-channel, integrated marketing plans. Serve as a liaison between the client and the creative, production, and digital teams to ensure the client’s needs and goals are being met on every project. Provide clients with an extraordinary agency experience. Represent the agency as a brand ambassador. Build sales and profitability for the agency through the effective onboarding and management of new clients, serving and nurturing of current business relationships, and the introduction of new strategies – providing increasing value to both our clients and the agency. Supervise, lead, inspire, and provide support, guidance, and mentorship to assigned Account Specialist(s). Take on additional strategic projects, as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Forges seamless trusted-advisor partnerships with assigned clients
  • Plans, develops, presents, defends, and executes strategic annual marketing budgets, plans/projections for each client – taking into consideration market data, promotional history, and budgetary parameters – to best meet client goals and objectives and to serve the best interests of the company
  • Tracks the timely development and execution of plans, campaigns, and special projects – keeping the client informed at every stage
  • Understand data and key performance indicators to build client projections using best practice theory as well as actual data
  • Manages the client’s ad budget, oversee progress of each client’s job(s) within the creative and production processes, and facilitate the on-time completion of client’s jobs
  • Travels to meet with each client at least twice annually to learn more about the client’s services and goals and to present key strategies that will grow their programs
  • Maintains regular contact with each client to discuss current and upcoming projects via conference calls and webinars
  • Provides education and strategic direction to clients, throughout the relationship, introducing new strategies and channels as appropriate
  • Prepares conference reports with action items after each meeting and communicate them both to the clients as a follow-up and to the respective agency teams for execution
  • Pursues overall growth and development of assigned accounts
  • Contributes to agency creative/strategy discussions within the client vertical and proactively delivers business-building ideas and experience-based strategies
  • Participates in agency creative meetings from conceptualization through execution, providing client-sensitive strategic input
  • Assumes leadership/ownership over assigned projects and creative briefs
  • Provides general campaign support for copy writing (text) and versioning, including newsletters, campaign, and non-campaign printed material. Performs review, editing, and presentation of concepts/layouts/copy to the client for approval
  • Provides meticulous quality control for all work that is delivered to clients
  • Demonstrates excellent sales skills and replicate sales expertise by training, coaching, and developing peers and the assigned Account Specialist(s)
  • Provides leadership and motivation to the client service team and conveys the vision and values of the agency both internally and externally
  • Pursues educational opportunities by attending trade conferences/training sessions within the industry
  • Travels for these conferences as may be required
  • Travels on occasion to client events to represent the agency
  • Manages assigned client sponsorship requests
  • Travel to industry events as may be required
  • Leads assigned task force teams to drive strategy for the agency’s special project campaigns and initiatives
  • Under the direction of BDI Marketing team, selects topics and writes/records two pieces of BDI marketing content per fiscal year. This includes Quick Shots, Inspire, Webinars, and podcasts
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned and communicated
  • Each Account Strategist will have an Account Specialist reporting directly to them

Skills and Abilities

Relationship Building: Must be friendly, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and professional. Must demonstrate ability to establish, develop, and nurture strong, enduring client relationships and ensure top quality customer service and satisfaction

Communication Skills: Must demonstrate an advanced ability to read, analyze, and interpret agency documents, and respond effectively to sensitive client inquiries, requests, and complaints. Must demonstrate the ability to make effective and persuasive oral and written presentations on industry-related topics to peers, colleagues, leadership, and clients. The position requires regular contact both inside and outside the agency involving difficult negotiations and requiring a well-developed sense of strategy and timing

Reasoning Skills: Must demonstrate ability to define problems, collect data, interpret, and understand data and analyses, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. The ability to manage a wide variety of tasks at one time is a must, with a strong emphasis on leadership. Must be well organized

Computer Skills: Must demonstrate proficiency in the use and knowledge of integrated computer systems and business-related software such as Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer and quickly learn, understand, and implement the operation of the agency’s eTools

Social Platform Skills: Deep understanding of how major social platforms work (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.) and the ability to use each platform’s features effectively

Decision Making and Problem Solving: Must demonstrate an ability to make decisions about complex objectives. Lead and participate in decisions regarding client strategy and client services. Must demonstrate the ability to exercise considerable independent judgment and discretion in determining objectives and approaches to assignments, and demonstrate flexibility to handle a substantial, fast- paced workload with many interruptions. Must possess strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills

Educational Requirements and Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree ideally in Marketing, Business, Communication, or other related field

Five or more years’ experience of relevant work experience

Work Environment

Professional services office environment

Project Manager

Job Description

Department:
Report to
:

Project Management
Carol Li
Director of Project Management

Position:
Hours:

Full-time
40 hours / week (Non-exempt)

Position Purpose

The Project Manager oversees the direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of assigned agency projects ensuring consistency with BDI strategy, commitments, and goals. Assigned agency projects may include but are not limited to corporate projects, campaigns, non-campaign printed material, campaign book production, digital campaigns, websites, media projects, and special projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops project schedules and workflow timelines for assigned BDI projects using Workfront
  • Monitors workflow for assigned projects daily and reports the progress of projects to the appropriate team leaders/members and to the Senior Project Manager
  • Oversees and manages the scope and mitigates risk across assigned projects
  • Schedules agency creative and tactical meetings for assigned projects; attends tactical meetings to build schedules
  • Counsels Creative team members during times of excess workload to establish realistic revised schedules. Expedites the inevitable crisis job so the remainder of work moving through the agency does so on a reasonably scheduled basis
  • Implements workflow changes and interventions to achieve project output
  • Schedules and attends meetings to discuss project workflow, identify roadblocks, and discuss solutions and outcomes
  • Develops and implements internal process changes to meet agency goals under the direction of the Senior Project Manager
  • Responsible for implementing project changes and interventions to achieve project output. Requires knowledge of all implications of project changes to guide teams to favorable solutions

Skills and Abilities

Relationship Building:  Must be friendly, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and professional. Must demonstrate ability to establish and develop relationships with internal teams. Positive attitude, good team player. Continually identifies methods to provide quality client support to all team members

Leadership Skills: Provides guidance in all aspects of the project workflow cycle. Offers team leaders recommendations for effective workflow process change implementation

Communication Skills: Must demonstrate an advanced ability to read, analyze, and interpret agency documents, and respond effectively to inquiries. Must demonstrate good grammar, punctuation, and proofreading skills. The position requires regular contact both inside and outside the agency

Reasoning Skills: Must demonstrate ability to define problems, collect data, interpret, and understand data and analyses, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Must be extremely efficient, organized, process-oriented, resourceful. Key competencies in problem solving, planning, and organizing, delegation, negotiation, conflict management, and adaptability

Computer Skills: Must demonstrate proficiency in the use and knowledge of integrated computer systems and business-related software such as Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Workfront, and Dynamics and quickly learn, understand, and seamlessly implement the operation of the agency’s e-Tools

Decision Making and Problem Solving: Must demonstrate strong decision-making, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills. Must be proactive, self-motivated, and able to take initiative, focus, and prioritize tasks

Attention to Detail: Must pay close attention to detail and demonstrate excellent follow-through

Must be punctual, flexible, and able to function well in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines

Educational Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA or BS ideally in Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Business, Analytics, or a related field preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of advertising agency/marketing and project management experience is required

Work Environment

Professional services office environment

Digital Graphic Designer

Job Description

Department:
Report to
:

Creative
Mindy Bortz
Senior Designer/Studio Manager

Position:
Hours:

Full-time
40 hours / week (Exempt)

Position Purpose

The Graphic Designer works closely with the Senior Designer/Studio Manager in the conceptualization and implementation of designs that meet marketing strategies from concept to completion. This role works with other members of the Creative Department to produce graphic art and visual materials for direct mail, digital/online, fundraising materials, promotions, advertisements, websites, video, gifs and photomation, packaging, collateral, and other mediums.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with Creative team to produce graphic art and visual materials for direct mail, digital/online, fundraising materials, promotions, advertisements, websites, video, gifs and photomation, packaging, collateral, and other mediums
  • Participates in collaborative revision and approval process until final design is approved
  • Prioritizes and manages multiple projects within design specifications
  • Ensures projects are completed with high quality and on schedule
  • Using creative and technical skills, interacts with Creative team members to develop ways for BDI to maximize fundraising efforts for clients and effectively communicate clients’ brand and image
  • Studies and analyzes industry best practices for successful direct marketing strategy as it affects creative development
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Skills and Abilities

Design Skills: Proven graphic designing experience; familiarity with design software and technologies (InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc.)

Relationship Building:  Interact with BDI clients to implement and grow their individual design strategies.

Communication Skills: Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communications skills. Able to partner with the creative team to identify conceptualization and implementation of design of solutions opportunities for our clients. Will also pitch concepts to both agency personnel and occasionally clients.

Reasoning Skills: Must include ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Must be extremely creative, efficient, well-organized and resourceful.

Leadership Skills: Must be willing to challenge standard thinking with new ideas, new approaches and new solutions. Able to take the lead on creative projects for BDI clients.

Computer Skills:  Includes an intermediate level use and knowledge of integrated computer systems and business-related software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, specialized design software and specific in-house BDI software (trafficking, production, etc.)

A Designer will be expected to exercise considerable independent judgment and discretion in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.

Educational Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree or advanced professional art degree preferred
  • Five or more years’ experience of relevant work experience

Work Environment

  • Professional services office environment

BDI 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.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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