Louisville Metro, KY USA
Full-Time - Group Creative Director

What’s the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding career? The people you serve. When you work at Atria, you have a front-row seat to the amazing life stories of the wisest people on earth. What’s more, you are part of an extraordinary company – one that’s investing in the future of senior living by investing in you. Don’t just do a job. Be part of an extraordinary life.


Atria is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications.


The Director, Creative (Group) leads an internal creative group in developing high quality, strategically sound creative solutions across all channels – on time and on budget. This individual is responsible for the ideation, presentation and execution of national branding campaigns, as well as the creative direction of regional/community marketing communications campaigns, both print and digital. This individual oversees the profitability and creative quality of projects, as well as the operational readiness of the creative team including designers, video, interactive and copywriters, all in fulfillment of Atria’s brand promise.


  • Direct the creative function so that the vision, environment, culture, team, capabilities, tools, processes, expectations, work style and other elements support the strategic goals and brand of Atria Senior Living.
  • Ensure that the creative function operates in an efficient, profitable manner and that our product is leading edge and ahead of our competition.
  • Deliver strategic communication solutions that help our communities attain their marketing and communications objectives.
  • Listen, ask, hear, prioritize and translate internal situations, marketing goals and information into strategic brand concepts, voice, messages and rationales.
  • Write and present cohesive and persuasive rationales for campaign approaches.
  • Lead the unified process of marketing/concept/design and execution.
  • Ensure the professional development and readiness of the creative team.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, developing, and evaluating assigned staff.
  • Study the creative marketplace, assessing Atria’s work stands against its competitors.
  • Ensure that internal presentations are on time, professional, engaging, persuasive and supported by a sound rationale.
  • Manage outside resources, including vendors, photographers, printers, freelancers, web and interactive sub-contractors.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership and clients to lead the development of optimal marketing campaigns and strategies by brand, geography, campaign, and audience to meet established KPIs and add value with respect to strategic discussions, brand refinements, and key business decisions.
  • Manage workload, responsibilities, requirements and expectations for their creative team.
  • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Seven (7) or more years of similar experience (Agency experience a plus).
  • Strong conceptual – and design or copywriting – background.
  • Prior leadership/management experience.
  • Demonstrated success making decisions that reflect deep thinking and a balance of enthusiasm, insight, judgment and discretion.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess excellent analytical skills, positive attitude and high level of enthusiasm and resilience.
  • Accessible digital portfolio, thorough understanding of information architecture and proven project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have or be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, subject to legal requirements.
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Hiring Step 2
Application Review
Every application is given due consideration. If your experience and skills are aligned with the job requirements, we’ll contact you to schedule an interview.
Hiring Step 3
Interviews & Assessments
Your interview will be conducted by phone or in person with an Atria recruiter or hiring manager. This process may include additional interviews, reference checks and skill assessments.
Hiring Step 4
Offer Letter
If you are chosen for the position, an offer will be made by phone and email. The email will include a letter which you’ll sign electronically, return to us and can download for your records.
Hiring Step 5
Post-Offer Hiring Process
You’ll receive all needed forms, instructions and our contact information if you have any follow-up questions. This process may include a background check and/or a drug screen. COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of all positions – proof of vaccination is required before you can start. We will evaluate potential accommodations for anyone seeking an exemption due to a medical condition or religious belief.
Hiring Step 6
Check-ins from your future team
As turnaround times vary for screening results, we’ll provide any needed updates and let you know what to expect for your first day on the job.
Hiring Step 7
First day and onboarding
Congratulations – we’re excited to have you join our team! Onboarding varies by position, but on your first day at Atria you’ll typically meet coworkers, take a workplace tour and begin any required training.
Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Category: Marketing/Creative/PR
Location: Louisville Metro KY, USA
Req ID: 2021-148127

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Competitive Pay

Paid Holidays & PTO

Comprehensive Health Plans

Career Advancement Opportunities

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Loyalty Rewards Program

Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match

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