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Cornerstone onDemand Creative Director (United States) in Des Moines, Iowa

We are seeking an energetic, talented Creative Director that is strategic minded with a focus on execution excellence. You will develop and support the team to create big idea-driven creative - the ability to take on the large and the small is critical. This role will require a variety of working models, including creating large scale, internally led campaigns as well as directing agencies, freelancers and production partners. The role demands bold innovation, passion, optimism and super active cross-functional collaboration. The ideal candidate has deep experience in leading and creating work for B2B companies with the ability to bring B2C impact and freshness to projects. This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary, structured creative to make a massive impact.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop strategic, cut-through ideas, stories and messaging that connects with our business partners and consumers in order to drive business growth.

  • Take ownership of content development across video, digital, print, packaging and social for a variety of audiences

  • Manage highly visible and complex projects that have wide impact across the business.

  • Actively oversee, lead and build out a team of strategic and craft-focused leads and managers by hiring the best talent in the industry, mentoring them, and developing their skills.

  • Roll up your sleeves and get into the details when needed, while also knowing when to lead and when to help.

  • Be both a leader for the team and a thought leader to stakeholders and collaborators from a brand and messaging standpoint by working with executives and other creative leaders to set project deadlines and content goals

  • Help bring in and oversee agency partners and freelancers to make the work great.

  • Help establish brand standards that ensure Cornerstone’s voice and look is successfully implemented across projects, helping to maintain consistency across all channels.

  • Develop a deep understanding of consumer target’s mindsets, attitudes, & behaviors to inform strong empathetic and strategic executions.

  • Partner with leadership building and revising presentations to deliver their message across a variety of audiences.

    What we’re looking for:

  • 7+ years of creative and design experience creating content and campaigns for B2B and preferably also B2C organizations.

  • A portfolio featuring a wide range of creative campaigns, a diversity of design ideas and approaches to solving problems with a focus on articulating strategic, breakthrough ideas across a myriad of channels.

  • Variations on styles, and awareness of different ways to communicate with audiences.

  • A hands-on designer with expertise in Adobe Creative Suite and Figma.

  • A solid understanding of how creativity can achieve business objectives while still meeting and encouraging brand standards for aesthetic and communication quality.

  • Highly productive with the ability to execute with light direction and while navigating ambiguity.

  • Optimism and excitement for your work, a love for the next big challenge, and a passion for business impact.

  • Can collaborate with team members at all levels to ensure projects are effective and meet brand guidelines, compliance and overall project goals.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Ability to empathize with clients and team members

  • Leadership skills

  • Public speaking skills

  • Exceptional planning and organization skills

  • Ability to oversee projects, budgets and the creative department

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental commitment at Cornerstone OnDemand. All qualified applicants are given consideration regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class as provided in applicable Federal, State, or Local fair employment laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at