Job Opening — Internal Strategy Communications Director, Chicago

Came across this posting for a one-year stint as an internal communications specialist through one of my alumni groups. If you’re in or coming to Chicago, it might be for you. The link to apply is:

http://jobs.mcgladrey.com/job/Chicago-Internal-Strategy-Communications-Director-Job-IL-60290/2234184/

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Internal Strategy Communications Director

Position Summary

The internal strategy communications director is a full time, one-year temporary role that will be responsible for developing strategies, tactics and deliverables to create communications programs that align current and prospective employees with firm’s vision, purpose, values, strategy and brand. The position will be responsible for building strong relationships with the firm’s senior leaders, managing the day-to-day work of internal communications team members and outside agency resources assigned to strategy messaging projects, and coordinating with McGladrey’s internal design department and demand generation team. This position can be based in our downtown Chicago office or our Schaumburg, Illinois office.

HELP WANTED

Specific Duties:

– Develop internal communications strategies, tactics and deliverables to engage, motivate and align employees with McGladrey’s vision, purpose, values and strategies, including supporting the leadership team, strategy program manager and corporate communications leader with the development of communications plans to support McGladrey’s 13 strategic change missions. (40 percent)
– Develop an ongoing communications channel and platform to keep McGladrey’s 600+ partners informed and engaged around strategy execution. (20 percent)
– Oversee the alignment and integration of strategy messaging into regularly scheduled internal communications in coordination with other communications team members. (20 percent)
– Oversee alignment of firm’s internal communications platforms, such as Yammer and SharePoint, with strategy. (15 percent)
– Collaborate with counterparts on the public relations team and in other functional areas (marketing, human resources, finance, etc.) to ensure that communications are planned, sequenced and integrated across the enterprise. (5 percent)Image

Required Qualifications

– BA/BS in Journalism or Communications
– 10+ years of corporate communications experience; exceptional writing and editing skills
– Proven experience managing staff and agency resources
– Demonstrated experience defining and managing internal communications strategy in support of a complex business environment
– Effective presentation and communication skills; ability to learn new subject areas quickly
– The ability and willingness to commit to one-year/full time on a temporary basis

Preferred qualifications

– Experience in professional services
– MA/MS in Journalism or Communications

~McGladrey is an EEO/AA Employer~

You have high expectations for yourself and your career. So does McGladrey. Imagine what we will achieve together.

You want your next step to be the right one. You’ve worked hard to get where you are today. And now you’re ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. McGladrey is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you’ll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience McGladrey. Experience the power of being understood.™

EEO/AA

Location Street Address:
City: Chicago
State: IL
Region: Full Time
Position Type: Experienced
Job Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel Required: No
Relocation Eligible: No
Sponsor candidates who are not eligible to work in US: No
Requisition ID: NMKT9452

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