OUR STORY

A Different Kind of Agency: Profit + Purpose

Grove9 is a strategic branding, marketing, and digital ad agency in Wichita, KS.

We help grow the good by empowering on-mission marketplace leaders and nonprofit organizations with strategic marketing, insightful research, branding expertise, and proven results.

What’s with our name? It’s all about mission. Whether it’s helping foster kids find forever homes or financial planners foster generosity, we are inspired by our client’s missions and the way they embody the Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Hint, there are nine of them.)

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OUR TEAM

Strategists Aligned by Purpose

Justin Eklund
Justin EklundCEO & Chief Brand Strategist

INTERESTS:

Spending time with family, all things tropical, volleyball, music, fitness, reading, and coffee.

EXPERIENCE:

Disciplined in equal parts marketing strategy and creativity, Justin’s drive for making impact fuels everything he does. He’s passionate about leading our team and clients toward ongoing success, growth, and impact.

Lynn Deckinger
Lynn DeckingerDirector of Brand Management

INTERESTS:

Travel – anywhere, anytime; gardening during the summer, spending time with family and faith.

EXPERIENCE:

Lynn’s countless curiosity, leadership experience, and love of data help our team solve client needs and deliver results. With her three-decade-proven nonprofit marketing track record, it’s clear to see she values success as much as doing work that matters.

David Harder
David HarderBrand Manager & Digital Content Specialist

INTERESTS:

Traveling, exploring, Asian culture and cuisine, music, coffee, and cinematography.

EXPERIENCE:

When it comes to organization and attention-to-detail, David’s skills are as focused as his love of people, communication, and obscure musical instruments. His ability to clarify brands and tell compelling stories makes him a star on any stage.

Amy Hornbaker
Amy HornbakerBrand Manager

INTERESTS:

Spending time with family and friends, cooking, coffee, reading, and all things cross-cultural or international.

EXPERIENCE:

Amy’s big picture vision and small detail management ignite a drive to get things done. With a background in both news media and nonprofit communication work, she’s ready to tell your stories.

Join Us – Current Opportunities

Job Description

Grove9, a mission-driven marketing agency located in Wichita, KS, believes that smart marketing can help on-mission organizations make a greater impact in this world. The Brand Manager full-time position will work directly with Grove9 leadership to create impact for our amazing clients by developing and managing client accounts, projects, and timelines. 

The ideal team member is able to take initiative on day-to-day tasks and projects while providing clear communication and cross-functional collaboration. You must be flexible, highly-organized, and proactive. You enjoy multi-tasking, are detail-oriented, and driven to help our mission-driven clients change the world. 

Key Attributes

  • Motivated, organized self-starter with a growth mindset and client-first outlook.
  • Utilize excellent communication skills to interact with clients and team members .
  • Manage time wisely and communicate workload and project status effectively.
  • Exemplify and support the Grove9 Code.

Position Details

  • Initiate, coordinate, and follow through on projects for Grove9 and our clients to ensure success, on-time completion, and quality.
  • Maintain accurate information within the agency’s web-based project management system so tasks and jobs are completed on schedule.
  • Communicate and meet with clients, contractors, and other key stakeholders to initiate tasks, update progress, send reminders, and track projects/tasks.
  • Coordinate communication and orders of print collateral, including banners, signs, flyers, business cards, etc.
  • Prepare client meeting agendas, and organize notes for next steps and timelines for execution.
  • Must be comfortable with a variety of digital tools such as: Google Apps, Project Management Software, Social Media, etc.
  • Help develop and implement a strategic digital and social media plan for Grove9 and our clients, including budgets, timelines, content, and metrics.
  • Ensure brand platform/voice are consistently communicated across all channels.
  • Help optimize Grove9 and our clients’ websites for SEO, including site structure and content. Measure search rankings to track progress.
  • Establish and track key metrics. Measure and report results on a regular basis.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor-level degree in marketing, business, or related field preferred.
  • Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work within deadlines with high attention-to-detail.
  • Strong communicator, both in-person and digitally, to be able to communicate with clients and co-workers.

Ready to apply?

If this sounds like you, send your resume and cover letter to hello@grove9.com and we’ll be in touch!

Our Code

MARKETING MAKES A DIFFERENCE

We believe smart marketing can help organizations make a real difference in this world. We believe in being a part of that.

WE THINK BEFORE WE TELL

We believe success always starts with strategy.

THERE’S POWER IN PARTNERSHIP

We believe partnerships are just as important as projects. Our priority is serving our clients. When they win, we win.

STORIES MATTER

We believe every organization is unique and has a powerful story to tell. We help you find it, refine it, and build your brand on it.

GOD GETS THE GLORY

We believe that all we are, and all we have, is from God. He’s the author of creativity, strategy, and transformation. We are humbled and grateful to be stewards of those gifts for our clients.

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