2U Headquarters, CM KLING + ASSOCIATES


CM KLING + ASSOCIATES is hiring for the following position(s):



CMK is searching for a seasoned marketing professional to lead our marketing efforts. This position will be based in our Washington, DC headquarters. Ideal candidates are experienced with marketing in the AEC industry, detail oriented, and outgoing. The candidate should be comfortable working collaboratively as well as independently. 


CM KLING + ASSOCIATES is a full service lighting design firm based in Alexandria, VA and a SWaM-Certified Small Business.

Specializing in architectural lighting and integrated controls systems, CM KLING provides enduring designs for a diverse project types and clients. Impactful lighting design results from commitment, collaboration, and insight into the architectural goals of each unique space. Since 1980, the firm has built an award-winning portfolio of 4,500 completed projects of every scope and scale; including hospitality, mixed-use, convention center, corporate, multi-family residential, master planning, religious, and government projects.

The design team comes from a variety of disciplines. Professionally trained in architecture, engineering, interior design, and/or theatrical fields, their collective experience offers design perspective and technical expertise.


This position’s core responsibility will be working with principals and senior staff to effectively communicate the firm’s core mission and values. They will produce all marketing collateral, such as qualifications, proposals, presentations, awards submissions, and competition entries, along with updating the firm’s written and graphic material. Additionally, this role will require a balance of Marketing, Sales, and Business Development skills.  The position reports to the Principal and works hand in hand with the firm in developing strategy, responding to RFPs and RFQs, developing new marketing collateral, and pursuing new opportunities. Specifically the person in this role will:

  • Prepare materials for response to RFPs and RFQs
    • Work with the Principal and senior staff to review scopes of work & compensation
    • Prepare and maintain brand standard materials and project specific resumes & project portfolios as needed in response to opportunities
  • Interface with Principal and other senior staff on a daily basis, as well as weekly check ins, and monthly marketing meetings.
  • Assist in the creation of strategy and lead efforts with Principal for business development efforts including but not limited to, Presentations, Lunch and Learn or Happy Hour/ Coffee Hours, new client pitches, client & market research, etc.
  • Develop and prepare brochures and other marketing collateral
  • Maintain all marketing materials and coordinate the use and distribution of materials.
  • Coordinate Award Submission efforts
  • Coordinate and collaborate with clients on Photography efforts for completed projects, and organize/maintain the project photo library
  • Engage with the professional community both in Architectural Lighting and AEC Industry.
  • Development of CRM tools for tracking and deployment of follow up for business development and proposals.


  • AEC marketing experience
  • Graphic design skills
  • Adobe Creative Suite- InDesign and Photoshop required
  • Organized
  • Strategic thinker
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic self starter
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a deadline-driven, fast paced environment
  • Microsoft Suite- Word, Excel, PowerPoint required
  • Website maintenance skills preferred (WordPress)

For details or to submit your application contact careers@cmkling.com.