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Cannon Design Education Market Strategist in Buffalo, New York

CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for an Education Market Strategist based remotely. Take a look at the description below. If you think your skills and experience make you a good match for this position, we'd love to hear from you. Make sure you submit your resume and a writing sample when you apply.


CannonDesign is an integrated design solutions firm focused on helping people continuously flourish. Whether designing for innovations in health, new scientific discoveries, equity in education or the next big idea in business, we use our Living-Centered Design approach to help organizations realize widespread change. Our ability to design transformational places, plans and strategies is why Fast Company named us a World Changing Company and one of the most innovative design firms in the world.


You will partner with the co-leaders of Education to drive the development of marketing strategy and messaging for our global Education practice. And will be charged with build compelling stories and brand strategies aligned with the practice's vision to deliver unprecedented value to our clients.

You will report to the co-leaders of the Education practice, with a secondary report to the firm-wide leader of the Brand, Marketing and Business Development team (BMBD). Success in this role relies heavily on developing a strong and symbiotic relationship with our Education practice co-leaders and our Education Communications Manager, creating a "core team" that functions as a driving force and voice for the Education practice, internally and externally. The role also requires developing strong working relationships with the Marketing team within BMBD to help fuel strategy and content for our most strategic pursuits.


Lead the development of market-specific brand messaging that aligns with the Education practice's strategy, creates a compelling advantage for CannonDesign and differentiates us from our peers.

Lead the quality of brand messages and materials for Education and work collaboratively to ensure unified messaging is delivered consistently across the practice.

Partner with our firmwide Education Practice Leaders and the BMBD team on market-specific strategy and competitive differentiation to direct and support business plan priorities and pursuits.

Develop custom market intelligence to inform how we target clients and resulting opportunities with those target clients.

Develop deep knowledge of our Education portfolio to inform how we leverage our experience and position ourselves in the marketplace.

Work closely with pursuit teams to develop strategy for proposals and interviews, develop and write bespoke content for proposals and interviews, and act as interview coach for our most significant pursuits.

Partner with the Education Communications Manager on non-pursuit related projects, including thought leadership, events and national conferences.

Curate Education-specific content to create the "best of" CannonDesign Education. Be the gatekeeper and go-to resource of this curation so that it's widely known and shared with the practice and BMBD team.

Act as owner of bi-monthly Education Practice Leader meetings-an opportunity to share ideas, content, intelligence and expertise. Drive agendas and own planning and preparation.

Oversee the Education's top line performance-develop reporting and analysis that keep practice leaders in touch with performance against KPIs, the advancement of strategic pursuits and other factors driving performance.


Bachelor's degree in marketing, Communications, Business Strategy or a related field.

Minimum 10+ years of related industry experience required.

Must be collaborative, self-driven and entrepreneurial.

Ability to maintain and prioritize deadlines, and work in a deadline-oriented environment.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to "manage up" and work successfully with senior leadership.

Education market experience preferred.

Experience with data gathering, research analytics and visualization a plus.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud and InDesign. Salesforce and Miro desirable.

As a Federal Contractor, CannonDesign is required to comply with President Biden's Executive Order 14042. Therefore, as a condition of employment, all employees must provide proof of receipt of a full COVID-19 vaccination unless qualified for a valid medical or religious accommodation.

The salary range for this position is $102,000 to $126,000 annually. This salary range is the range we believe is the anticipated range of possible base compensation at the timing of the posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated salary range for the position. Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses. We offer a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage and flexible spending account options and voluntary insurances. We have paid time off, flex-time summer hours, remote work options and a 401k plan and employee perk programs. For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at . Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level.


We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about.

We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us - and focused on the future of design. We advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our DEI Council, Employee Resource Groups and other community advocacy initiatives.

We're about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we're ready for you.

For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at

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As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.

CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.