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Agency Vice President, Marketing and Strategy

Washington, DC 20036

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty : Agency Job Number: 1245

TorchLight seeks an Agency  Vice President, Marketing and Strategy for a strategic communications and marketing agency headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Vice President will be responsible for oversight of client services, talent development and business operations and will work with the CEO to develop and executive business strategy. He or she is responsible for the development and growth of an innovative team that delivers high impact, research-driven solutions for left-leaning major foundations, government agencies, advocacy groups, non-profits and other purpose-driven organizations.   Seeking local candidates only in the D.C. area.  

  • Serve as Chief of Staff, managing the day-to-day operations of the agency
  • Coach and mentor team members to produce high quality strategy, content and campaigns
  • Develop branding, marketing and storytelling capabilities
  • Expand research offerings and expertise, including supporting technology
  • Manage select client relationships
  • Lead strategic planning and budgeting process
  • Drive profitable P&L

  • At least 15 years’ agency experience
  • Desire to build and grow a small agency
  • Experience with advocacy, non-profit, foundation, politics & government-related clients
  • Successful development and leadership of top-performing teams
  • Team-oriented, collaborative and nurturing management style
  • Deep knowledge of branding, research and marketing strategy and implementation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Innovative workstyle; functions as “ change agent”
  • MBA or related degree preferred


TorchLight Hire is the Washington, D.C. region’s premier search and staffing firm placing marketing, communications, digital and creative professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent roles across a variety of industries in the DC metro area. At TorchLight, we know the recruitment and hiring process—and the DC metro area job market inside and out. More importantly, we know marketing and communications, with team members who have deep subject matter expertise prior to their tenure at TorchLight. In 2016 and 2017, Inc. Magazine’s Inc 5000 ranked TorchLight No. 621 and 2386 respectively as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2017, TorchLight was recognized in 2017 as one of the DC area's Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.. Learn more at

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