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Retail Academy Associate

Retail Academy Associate

About the job:

Retail Strategies is the leading national advisory firm focused on retail market analysis and strategy, retail recruitment, and real estate development. Community leaders, economic development authorities, Chambers of Commerce, and real estate developers rely on our experienced team to provide tailored solutions to achieve retail growth and success.

What Sets Us Apart?

At Retail Strategies, we exist to measurably improve the quality of life in communities through innovation and entrepreneurial pursuits and live by our core values of being committed, collaborative, respected, and innovative. Our entrepreneurial mindset and culture of collaboration enable us to tailor our services to create unrealized potential, rewarding opportunities, and viable solutions for our clients.

Named the Birmingham Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and Fastest Growing Companies, our culture is designed for personal and professional growth. The positive trajectory of growth in client base, product lines, and revenue offer a great deal of opportunity for team members who excel at their position and are bought in to the long-term vision of the company.

Company Culture:

At Retail Strategies, our culture is paramount to our collective success. Our core values of being committed, collaborative, respected, and innovative are the foundation to everything we do. We believe that our people are our best and most important asset, and we expect our team to show up every day ready to hustle, ready to learn, and eager to contribute to the overall success of the company.

Sister Company:

Our sister company, Retail Specialists, is the premier real estate services firm in the South with a focus on leasing and brokerage, property management, development, and tenant representation. Together, we exist to measurably improve the quality of life in communities through innovation and entrepreneurial pursuits and can leverage a nationwide network that no other company can match.

We have an immediate need for a highly motivated, organized, outgoing, and creative Retail Academy Associate to join our team. The ideal candidate is efficient, focused, works well in a fast-paced environment, and is intent on delivering only their best work.


  • Client Deliverables – work with client management team to create deliverables including Recruitment Plans, Marketing Guides, Aerials, and Property Flyers
  • CRM – work with Business Development/Marketing team to send content to new and existing clients through Hubspot
  • Workshops – Plan and prep for in and out-of-office Retail Academy workshops. Including event planning and project planning/delivery.
  • Graphic Design – create graphics for presentations, event promotion, press announcements, social media, and other marketing initiatives
  • Social Media – work with marketing to plan, create, and post content to all Retail Strategies and Retail Specialists social media accounts including LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Client Onboarding – complete for all new clients by adding to our database and running demographics and research
  • Press Releases – work with marketing to write and post new client announcements, property updates, success stories, and webinar announcements as well as create images using Adobe Illustrator template
  • Website – work with marketing to update as necessary with press releases and new content
  • Award nominations – submit Retail Academy program for applicable awards
  • Grant Writing – find new avenues of federally funded grants for Retail Academy

Skills and Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of experience
    Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    Excellent communication, writing, editing, and formatting skills
    Public Speaking and presentation experience
  • Proficient in Adobe Software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects while often working within tight deadlines
  • Positive attitude, helpful nature, and a drive for personal growth and development
  • Commitment to high professional ethical standards and discretion in handling confidential information

At Retail Strategies, we know that success depends on all of us. To learn more about our Company, check out this short video highlighting our history and our culture: