Executive Creative Director

R/GA is looking for an Executive Creative Director to join our Portland-based team. The ECD is a proven leader, effective communicator and an exceptional motivator as well as a public face for the agency. The position provides leadership across the entire creative team comprised of visual, verbal and experience designers and the candidate will understand how to bridge teams from both a narrative and also systematic discipline.  The R/GA ECD is someone that understands how to harness emerging channels and platforms, and will partner with senior leadership to push our clients into ambitiously new, brand-right directions.

On any given day you might:

  • Implement the overarching creative direction and vision for his/her account(s) and/or team(s) as well as bring proactive leadership to the entire agency
  • Provide leadership through building the vision and mission of the office
  • Manage multiple projects, clients, and budgets within deadlines
  • Determine promotion, assignments, evaluations, and incentives for the creative department
  • Ensure the growth of creative departments and individual team members by on-going oversight, direction, and feedback
  • Build strong relationships with multi-levels of clients, and deepen their knowledge of interactive marketing 

The ideal person

  • Enjoys inspiring and leading a team, and managing their career growth and trajectory by providing constructive feedback and creating opportunities to drive new practices while building and maintaining trust
  • Is a strong leader and has experience running large teams and multiple accounts
  • Has exceptional communications skills
  • Attracts world-class talent
  • Can easily prioritize, organize and time-manage within large volumes of projects
  • Has extensive client management and engagement experience
  • Consistently makes creative decisions with a view to business growth
  • Fosters and encourages strong team camaraderie


 You bring

  •     10+ years’ experience in building global brand stories
  •     Proven leadership across disciplines and channels
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local laws.