Chenega Corporation Strategist in Columbia, Maryland

ADG Creative, LLC

Company Job Title:



TS/SCI w/ FS Polygraph Clearance


Columbia, MD

Reports To:

Director of Strategy

FLSA Status:

Exempt, Full Time, Regular

Summary: The Strategist is pivotal in helping our clients achieve bold and meaningful products through vision crafting, communications, and strategic implementation. The Strategist works in close coordination with ADG’s customers to discover, analyze and communicate their needs, apparent and latent, including their aspirations and inhibitors; determine core insights and translate those into actionable project input for the design and development teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Discover, analyze and communicate the customer's needs, apparent and latent, including their aspirations and inhibitors; determine core insights and translate those into actionable project input for the studio and development teams.

  • Maintain positive and service-oriented relationships with ADG’s client base and manage all communication with clients throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Interface with clients, stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts to gather all content required for production/execution of projects.

  • Help clients rethink their business objectives, and at times their values and mission, and work with design teams to express those elements in a compelling way.

  • Leverage insight and ideation from ADG employees, research, and industry to solve client’s complex challenges.

  • Partner with ADG’s design, development, and project management teams to ensure projects are carried out “on brand,” on schedule, and within budget.

  • Utilize a knowledge of and passion for research to extract consumer insights and goals.

  • Work closely with ADG clients to present creative concepts and provide appropriate pushback when needed. This includes managing client expectations and ensuring ADG’s alignment to their business goals.

  • Research, write, refine, maintain and function as quality control for project content.

  • Act as a proactive problem-solver regarding project-related issues, including resourcing, budgets, space/logistics, and deadlines.

  • Provide less-seasoned strategists with an understanding of best practices, key capabilities, and previous success/failures.

  • Navigate client organizations, including executive-level government clients, to assess readiness for change, facilitate key decisions making, and advise on how to successfully implement projects.

  • Identify key opportunities from the client and evaluate the appropriate communications solution and how it can address their objectives.

  • Track the latest industry trends and proactively apply this knowledge to our client’s communication challenges.

  • Liaison between the customer and ADG team is invaluable to our process.

  • Lead teams and clients through research analysis and synthesis.

  • Gather and distil the most important insights and link them together in frameworks or principles that inspire design

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of experience

  • Experience with collegiate-level research

  • Experience working with, and presenting to executive-level clients

  • Active TS/SCI w/ FS Polygraph Clearance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have a passion for developing insights to inform design, innovation, strategy, and excellent writing skills

  • Must be passionate about storytelling – bringing complex insights to life in a compelling and concise way. Deliver insights in a way that generates trust, confidence, empathy, and engagement from the client and the design team.

  • Must have a blend of both creative and analytical skills –

  • Ability to connect insights to design - Translate insights into opportunities and be enthusiastic about working with cross-disciplinary teams to design, develop and iterate ideas.

  • Ability to plan, build and manage a variety of projects

  • Ability to juggle a variety of concurrent initiatives

  • Ability to build relationships with clients, leadership and teams

  • Ability to manage small cross-discipline teams

  • Ability to maintain poise under pressure - An innate ability to juggle multiple deadlines, handle difficult clients, deal with conflict resolution, address problems with simple and efficient solutions, all while maintaining poise and professionalism.

  • Ability to edit large amounts of text down to a tight, well written story is essential.

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent written skills including creation of presentations and briefings, marketing copy (headlining, web content, communications/marketing plans, brochure copy etc.), whitepapers, and other marketing collateral

  • Excellent verbal/presentation skills

  • Exceptional intellectual curiosity

  • Proactive, thorough, and diligent

  • Conflict resolution skills

  • Collegiate-level research skills

  • Self-starter, ability to operate with limited direction. May be working primarily on customer site.


  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment :

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.


Organization: ADG Creative LLC

Title: Strategist

Location: Maryland-Columbia

Requisition ID: 1800002845