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Working As A Director Of Client Relations

  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $113,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Of Client Relations Do

Public relations managers plan and direct the creation of material that will maintain or enhance the public image of their employer or client. Fundraising managers coordinate campaigns that bring in donations for their organization.

Duties

Public relations managers typically do the following:

  • Write press releases and prepare information for the media
  • Identify main client groups and audiences and determine the best way to reach them
  • Designate an appropriate spokesperson or information source for media inquiries
  • Help clients communicate effectively with the public
  • Develop their organization's or client’s corporate image and identity
  • Assist and inform an organization’s executives and spokespeople
  • Devise advertising and promotion programs
  • Assign, supervise, and review the activities of staff

Fundraising managers typically do the following:

  • Manage progress towards achieving an organization’s fundraising goals
  • Develop and carry out fundraising strategies
  • Identify and contact potential donors
  • Create and plan different events that can generate donations
  • Meet face-to-face with highly important donors
  • Apply for grants
  • Assign, supervise, and review the activities of staff

Public relations managers review press releases and sponsor corporate events to help maintain and improve the image of their organization or client.

Public relations managers help to clarify their organization’s point of view to its main audience through media releases and interviews. They observe social, economic, and political trends that might ultimately affect their organization, and they recommend ways to enhance the firm's image based on those trends. For example, in response to a growing concern about the environment, the public relations manager for an oil company may create a campaign to publicize its efforts to develop cleaner fuels.

In large organizations, public relations managers often supervise a staff of public relations specialists. They also work with advertising, promotions, and marketing managers to ensure that advertising campaigns are compatible with the image the company or client is trying to portray. For example, if a firm decides to emphasize its appeal to a certain group, such as young people, the public relations manager needs to make sure that current advertisements are well received by that group.

In addition, public relations managers may handle internal communications, such as company newsletters, and may help financial managers produce an organization’s reports. They may also draft speeches, arrange interviews, and maintain other forms of public contact to help the organization’s top executives.

Public relations managers must be able to work well with many types of specialists to report the facts accurately. In some cases, the information they write has legal consequences. As a result, they must work with the company's or client's lawyers to be sure that the information they release is both legally accurate and clear to the public.

Fundraising managers oversee campaigns and events intended to bring in donations for their organization. Many organizations that employ fundraisers rely heavily on the donations they gather in order to run their operations.

Fundraising managers usually decide which fundraising techniques are necessary in a certain situation. Common techniques may include annual campaigns, capital campaigns, planned giving, or major gifts. In addition, social media has created a new avenue for fundraising managers to connect with more potential donors and to spread their organization’s message.

Those who work on annual campaigns focus heavily on contacting donors who have given in the past, and request that they give again. Finding new contacts for future donations is also a component of a successful annual campaign.

Capital campaigns are different; they are generally used to raise money over a shorter time period and for a specific project, such as the construction of a new building at a university.

Fundraisers who spend most of their time on planned giving must have specialized training in taxes regarding gifts of stocks, bonds, charitable annuities, and real estate bequests in a will. Major gifts are a feature of many different campaigns and are generally requested in person given the large value of the potential donation.

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How To Become A Director Of Client Relations

Public relations and fundraising managers need at least a bachelor’s degree, and some positions may require a master’s degree. Many years of related work experience are also necessary.

Education

For public relations and fundraising management positions, a bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, English, fundraising, or journalism is generally required. However, some employers prefer a master’s degree, particularly in public relations, journalism, fundraising, or nonprofit management.

Courses in advertising, business administration, public affairs, public speaking, and creative and technical writing can be helpful.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not mandatory, public relations managers can get certified through the Public Relations Society of America. Candidates qualify based on years of experience and must pass an exam to become certified.

The International Association of Business Communicators offers a credential to demonstrate a level of knowledge and expertise.

The Certified Fund Raising Executive program, offered by CFRE International, is voluntary, but fundraisers who pursue certification demonstrate a level of professional competency to prospective employers. Candidates are required to have 5 years of work experience in fundraising and have 80 hours of continuing education through conference attendance and classroom instruction to qualify. Fundraisers must apply for renewal every 3 years to keep their certification valid.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Public relations and fundraising managers must have several years of experience in a related or entry-level position, such as a public relations specialist or fundraiser.

Lower level management positions may require only a few years of experience, whereas directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Managers deal with the public regularly; therefore, they must be friendly enough to build rapport and receive cooperation from their media contacts and donors.

Leadership skills. Public relations and fundraising managers often lead large teams of specialists or fundraisers and must be able to guide their activities.

Organizational skills. Public relations and fundraising managers are often in charge of running several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills.

Problem-solving skills. Managers sometimes must explain how the company or client is handling sensitive issues. They must use good judgment in what they report and how they report it.

Speaking skills. Public relations and fundraising managers regularly speak on behalf of their organization. When doing so, they must be able to explain the organization’s position clearly.

Writing skills. Managers must be able to write well-organized and clear press releases and speeches. They must be able to grasp the key messages they want to get across and write them succinctly in order to keep the attention of busy readers or listeners.

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Average Length of Employment
Client Manager 2.7 years
Top Careers Before Director Of Client Relations
Manager 5.5%
Director 4.6%
Internship 4.3%
Consultant 3.5%
Top Careers After Director Of Client Relations
Consultant 7.4%
Director 6.0%
Owner 5.3%
Manager 4.5%
Principal 4.3%
President 4.2%

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Average Yearly Salary
$113,000
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$73,000
Min 10%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$174,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Dun & Bradstreet
Highest Paying City
Bellevue, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a Director Of Client Relations make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Director Of Client Relations in the United States is $113,786 per year or $55 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $74,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $174,000.

Real Director Of Client Relations Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director; Prog Lead Mkst (MGR) Client Facing Analy/E-Trading Bank of America N.A. New York, NY Mar 31, 2015 $215,000 -
$235,000
Director-Client Integration Bonddesk Group LLC Rochester, MI Feb 27, 2010 $170,000
Director, Client Segment Leader Borderfree, Inc. New York, NY Jul 20, 2015 $168,300
Director, Client Segment Leader Borderfree, Inc. New York, NY Jan 20, 2016 $168,300
Director, Client Segment Leader Borderfree, Inc. New York, NY May 01, 2014 $168,300
Director, Private Clients Standard Chartered Bank Miami, FL Feb 07, 2011 $165,000
Client Director Unified Logic, Inc. Bellevue, WA Sep 12, 2013 $150,000
Director of Client Relations Plimus, Inc. Fremont, CA Sep 26, 2010 $140,000
Director of Client Relations Plimus, Inc. San Diego, CA Sep 15, 2010 $140,000
Director of Client Relations Plimus, Inc. San Diego, CA Dec 23, 2009 $140,000
Client Relationship Director CSC Covansys Corporation Atlanta, GA Oct 01, 2011 $139,922
Client Director The Nielsen Company (Us), LLC Hoboken, NJ Jun 30, 2015 $138,000
Client Director Symphony Teleca Services, Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 02, 2013 $135,000
Client Director Symphony Teleca Services, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Jan 20, 2014 $135,000
Client Director Symphony Teleca Services, Inc. Newark, DE Jul 10, 2014 $135,000
Client Director Symphony Teleca Services, Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 15, 2016 $135,000
Client Results Director Cerner Corporation Torrance, CA Nov 30, 2011 $130,000
Director, Client Leadership Groupm Worldwide Inc.-Mindshare Worldwide Santa Monica, CA Apr 09, 2012 $130,000
Vice President/Director of Client Relations-Panel Synovate, Inc. Southfield, MI Oct 01, 2011 $128,000 -
$138,000
Director of Client Relations Xavient Information Systems, Inc. Herndon, VA Dec 12, 2014 $115,000
Director of Client Relations Xavient Information Systems Inc. Herndon, VA Sep 20, 2016 $115,000
Director of Client Relations Xavient Information Systems, Inc. Herndon, VA Dec 05, 2014 $115,000
Client Success Director Kenshoo, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 07, 2016 $111,000
Client Director Dimension Data Campbell, CA May 25, 2011 $110,000
Client Director Craft Translation, LLC New York, NY Jan 03, 2016 $108,800 -
$125,000
Client Director Dimension Data North America Pleasanton, CA May 26, 2015 $106,142 -
$150,000

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Top Skills for A Director Of Client Relations

  1. Client Relationships
  2. Customer Service
  3. Revenue Growth
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Grow client base by successfully recruiting new customers, effectively maintain client relationships and establishing mutually beneficial relationships with specialty subcontractors.
  • Monitored quality metrics for customer service and laboratory departments to identify trends and implement resolutions.
  • Delivered positive and sustainable revenue growth for 5 consecutive years contributing to the sale to another private equity firm.
  • Establish strategic market analysis initiatives and identify potential opportunities and new clients, promoting company growth and meeting business objectives.
  • Managed and coordinated financial representative s calendar on a daily basis.

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Director Of Client Relations Demographics

Gender

Female

49.4%

Male

40.7%

Unknown

9.9%
Ethnicity

White

63.1%

Hispanic or Latino

14.7%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.3%

German

9.3%

French

9.3%

Portuguese

5.3%

Japanese

5.3%

Carrier

4.0%

Arabic

4.0%

Chinese

2.7%

Romanian

2.7%

Italian

2.7%

Hebrew

2.7%

Swedish

1.3%

Armenian

1.3%

Tagalog

1.3%

Russian

1.3%

Afrikaans

1.3%

Korean

1.3%

Thai

1.3%

Hindi

1.3%
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Director Of Client Relations Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.4%

New York University

5.7%

University of Connecticut

5.7%

Ohio State University

5.2%

Pennsylvania State University

5.2%

University of Texas at Austin

5.2%

Florida State University

5.2%

Kennesaw State University

4.8%

Georgia State University

4.3%

Kent State University

4.3%

George Washington University

3.9%

Arizona State University

3.9%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.9%

University of Washington

3.9%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

3.9%

Texas State University

3.5%

West Virginia University

3.5%

San Diego State University

3.5%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.5%

University of Houston

3.5%
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Majors

Business

30.8%

Communication

11.8%

Marketing

10.4%

Management

5.4%

Psychology

4.8%

Finance

4.8%

Political Science

4.7%

Economics

3.5%

English

3.0%

Accounting

3.0%

Public Relations

2.2%

Journalism

2.2%

Law

2.1%

Kinesiology

2.0%

Computer Science

1.8%

Liberal Arts

1.6%

Criminal Justice

1.6%

Education

1.5%

Health Care Administration

1.5%

History

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

54.4%

Masters

18.7%

Other

16.3%

Associate

4.9%

Certificate

2.6%

Doctorate

2.2%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.4%
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