On Board Experiential is an award-winning, full-service experiential marketing agency that creates meaningful brand experiences throughout the world from our offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City. Our clients include: Nike, Facebook, Tesla, JPMorgan Chase, Instagram, Cheez-It, Activision, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, and Salesforce (to name a few). Cool, cool, but what’s it like to work here? Event Marketer recognized OBE as one of the Best Places to Work in Events 2017, and we couldn’t agree more. The most important part of our business is our people, or “unicorn employees” as we call them. They are hardworking, brave and make magic happen on the regular. But under each majestic exterior, is a human deserving of a healthy work life balance. That’s why we believe in WFHF (Work From Home Fridays) and BYPTWA (Bring Your Pet To Work Anydays), company retreats and corporate yearbooks, wellness discounts and grown-up field trips. We are one big supportive family, and that is ultimately what keeps our superstars coming back every day.             


OBE is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Senior Account Director candidate to join a fast-paced and dynamic team within On Board Experiential. The Senior Account Director is a leader of the account team and responsible for the overall leadership and management of specified client relationships. The Senior Account Director functions as the primary point of contact between client teams and the agency for all assigned accounts and provides leadership and management to their direct reports in development and executing marketing strategies and programs that successfully promote client brands, messages, products and services for all accounts.

It is the Senior Account Director’s responsibility to drive all client activations and project/event activities that they or their Account Team direct reports manage to ensure they are planned, developed, staffed and executed with the utmost in professionalism, accountability, skill, and timeliness, thus successfully meeting client deliverables and program objectives at the highest level of client satisfaction. The Senior Account Director will be responsible for guiding at least 3-4 projects/events simultaneously and managing at least one Account Manager.

The Senior Account Director is accountable for the operations and financial performance of his/her client engagements and for those of his/her direct reports, including the management, utilization, allocation and evaluation of internal and external resources and personnel.

The Senior Account Director is responsible for performing both short-term and long-term strategic business development activities as directed by the VP Marketing/Account Team and/or Executive Management, including identifying the necessary resources and services to accomplish continued growth in revenue and gross margin with new and existing accounts.


  • Serve as the Account Team on assigned projects/events, bringing consistent leadership and support of the client’s marketing and promotional objectives.
  • Provide leadership and management of all client accounts to continue offering innovative marketing strategies and programs that successfully promote client’s brands, messages, products and services.
  • Drive new business development activities, including identifying new opportunities with new and existing clients to further penetrate the target market segments.
  • Ensure personnel are properly hired, trained and evaluated in accordance with company policies.
  • Motivate, mentor and manage direct reports for continue development and superior client service.
  • Through collaboration with internal teams (Creative/Strategy and Production), and discussions with key client decision makers, develop project plans and budgets within key deliverable dates and agreed upon scope of work. Offer new and innovative program features to clients, including the use of digital and social media.
  • Prepare and submit program plans and budgets for approval by management and inclusion in presentation to clients.
  • Implement and execute program/project plans in accordance with client approved directives and guidance from VP Marketing/Account Team.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities for each project/event and provide excellent, effective management and execution. Ensure on-site management of all engagements. Oversee coordination of all program elements.
  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership for internal and external account teams to ensure client deliverables and timelines are met. Mange client expectations and team performance on approved and defined objectives.
  • Provide motivation, leadership, mentoring and management to account team staff.
  • Hire, train and supervise the work of interns and project/event staff both in office and onsite.
  • Work onsite at projects/events and manage project/ event activities as warranted.
  • Facilitate execution of sponsorship activations on behalf of client.
  • Lead weekly status update calls and meetings and deep dives. Lead and manage the proper distribution of all communications and client/account team interface throughout each engagement.
  • Manage creation and production of all program creative and marketing materials through collaboration with Creative and/or other internal/external project teams. Ensure materials are properly produced, delivered, installed and utilized and with approved budget and time constraints through collaboration with Production team.
  • Manage the use of digital and social media functions for assigned accounts through collaboration with Digital / Social team.
  • Manage project(s) contribution margins on a required regular basis, share reports with senior management and executive team.
  • Remain current with industry trends and technologies and communicate relevant information to account teams.



  • BS/BA in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, or related field; MBA degree a plus.


  • Minimum 7 years of experience in marketing, promotions and events within a marketing agency, preferably experiential marketing, with at least 3 years in the Account Manager/Event Management role. Brand Management experience preferred. Must have significant onsite event experience. Digital, interactive, and/or online branding and program experience is a plus.
  • Exceptional track record managing client relationships with key decision makers.
  • Strong account management and execution of experiential marketing projects and events that establish credibility and respect with both internal and external account teams.
  • Ability to offer and evaluate creative concepts and develop superior program ideas to present to clients.
  • Demonstrated track record of developing and mentoring account team personnel.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Superior ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, from inception through execution, and manage priorities, commitments, budgets and timelines to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Keen eye for detail and attention to delivering accurate and top-quality deliverables.
  • Forward thinking and an excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to pro-actively anticipate obstacles and issues, properly communicate to appropriate parties, and create solutions on a timely basis.
  • Ability to continuously seek and identify areas of organic growth and expansion of services offered to clients.
  • Superior presentation skills and ability to effectively engage and influence a variety of audiences.
  • Strong work ethic, integrity and positive attitude.
  • Excellent computer skills that include Microsoft Office (including PowerPoint and Access); MS Project or other project management tools a plus.


  • High energy and stamina and flexibility in working non-traditional hours, as needed.
  • Ability to thrive in and enjoy a fast-paced dynamic work environment.
  • Superior creativity and a natural out of the box thinker.
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time.

Apply for this Job

* Required

File   X
File   X
When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review
+ Add Another Education

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at On Board Experiential Marketing are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 1/31/2020

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities1. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)
Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.