Director of Communications, Employee Experience & Community Engagement

Full time
Communications
Denver
Transamerica

The Director, Employee Communications is responsible for the development and execution of Transamerica communications on both a strategic and tactical level. Leads the Employee Communications team and serves as a communications partner to C-Suite leaders, providing counsel and support based on research-based best practices, company vision and brand, and an in-depth understanding of each leader’s business and priorities.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and execution of communication plans that clearly articulate objectives, strategies and tactics, and align with/promote Transamerica’s vision.
  • Support the organization’s objective of creating an exceptional employee experience that enables the company to engage with the talent needed to transform and grow the business.
  • Serve as trusted advisor on routine, sensitive, and confidential business initiatives.
  • Coach leaders on effective spoken and written communication.
  • Maintain a big-picture perspective; able to link programs, activities, and communications in ways that support a cohesive employee experience.
  • Advocate for employees to ensure messaging is accessible and relevant, and factors in their perspective.
  • Anticipate potential hurdles/developments that could impact communications and prepare accordingly.
  • Establish and maintain a dynamic network of subject matter experts and partners to enable quick and effective problem-solving.
  • Manage schedule of enterprise communications for prioritization and in support of a positive employee experience.
  • Perform research before and after sensitive/significant messages; test assumptions about clarity and effectiveness, and take steps to improve.
  • Generate and implement ideas that support a cohesive and empowered culture.
  • Collaborate with Public Affairs team on opportunities to generate positive visibility in the community and on matters impacting reputational risk.
  • Manage team to leverage individual talents, support development, and facilitate coordination within the larger Communications and Public Affairs group.
  • Lead by example with clear direction, candid feedback, and a communications style that results in trust and optimism.
  • Exhibit sound independent judgment, a bias for action, and a disciplined approach to the communications craft.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism or related degree.
  • Ten years of experience managing the employee communications function.
  • Superior verbal, writing, editing, and proofreading skills (writing samples and writing test are part of the interview process).
  • Ability to effectively organize material, distill complex ideas, and write lively and appealing content in a variety of leadership “voices.”
  • Poise and a high degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to engage effectively in leadership meetings and direct productive discussions on communication objectives and activities.
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport with C-Suite leaders and get up to speed on organizational structure, culture, programs, policies, etc.
  • Project management skills and the ability to quickly shift priorities based on business needs.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in financial services and/or other highly regulated industry.
  • Experience working with leaders in Operations, Human Resources, Finance, Sales, Marketing and/or Law.
  • Experience supporting organizational transformation.

Working Conditions

  • Office environment.
  • Occasional travel.

Company information

Why Work for Us
Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career.  We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks.  All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:
Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws. 

 

AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

 

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