My client is seeking an experienced and talented Associate Director of Communications to join our team. This role will play a critical role in enhancing our enterprise communications, with a specific focus on purpose-driven messaging and enhancing the employee experience.
Job Summary: The Associate Director of Communications will be responsible for developing and executing comprehensive communication strategies that support our organization’s mission, values, and employee engagement initiatives. This role will require a minimum of 8 years of communications experience, along with HR knowledge, to effectively drive internal and external communications efforts.
Strategic Communication: Develop and execute communication plans that align with the company’s purpose and values, ensuring that messaging is consistent, impactful, and resonates with employees, stakeholders, and the public.
Employee Engagement: Collaborate with HR and leadership teams to develop and implement communication strategies that enhance the employee experience, including onboarding, internal events, and employee recognition programs.
Change Management: Provide communication support during times of organizational change, helping to maintain transparency, reduce uncertainty, and build employee trust.
Content Development: Create engaging and informative content, including written, visual, and multimedia materials, to effectively convey the company’s purpose and values.
Media Relations: Manage relationships with external media outlets and journalists, ensuring that the company’s purpose-driven initiatives receive appropriate coverage.
Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with key stakeholders, including customers, partners, and community organizations, to strengthen the company’s reputation and purpose-driven initiatives.
Measurement and Analysis: Implement metrics to assess the effectiveness of communication efforts and make data-driven recommendations for improvement.
Team Leadership: Supervise a team of communication professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure successful execution of communication initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in corporate communications, with a strong emphasis on internal and external communications.
Experience in HR or a strong understanding of HR processes and practices.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Proven experience in developing and executing communication strategies.
Strong project management skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Proficiency in multimedia content creation and social media platforms.
Strong leadership and team management abilities.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative work environment.