Director of Strategic Communications

Posted: 09/08/2020

Think of the worlds most talented creative thinkers. Problem-solvers. Strategists. We dont bring on anything less. The way we see it, if youre going to stay late, fight for ideas, make the best work of your life, you may as well do it with people you like. This is an opportunity to lead one of these incredibly talented teams; continue to drive our innovation and forward-thinking approach. A communications expert; thought leader, connector. If thats you, lets chat. Duties and Responsibilities Strategizes and oversees all strategic communications initiatives for SA and clients. Provides leadership and direction to the Strategic Communications team; ongoing coaching and mentoring to ensure their continued development. Serves as executive counsel for senior level clients relating to special circumstances such as issues management, public affairs and crisis communications. Manages department associates by fostering collaboration and ideation, as well as setting expectations on performance. Oversees strategic communications for the agency that advances our strategic initiatives and upholds a positive public image for SA. Responsible for crisis communications and reputation management for the agency. Participates in new business development and client retention efforts by bringing effective strategic communications to all opportunities. Monitors and controls revenue growth for the strategic communications department. Provides counsel to other departments to help pursue organic growth opportunities with strategic communications. Serves as a positive role model by representing the SAs Core Values. Education Bachelors degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related field required. Experience 15+ years in progressive communication roles with at least 5 years leadership experience required Track record of successful campaigns in thought leadership, executive visibility, and research findings Handles confidential and politically sensitive matters Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing programs that support employee engagement and change management initiatives Strong proven experience in public relations and ancillary marketing communications Experience managing and executing across several communications media channels including print, digital, and face-to-face events Excellent written and verbal communication skills, together with demonstrated technology and formats to audience needs Thrives in a fast-paced environment How to Apply 2020 equals 40 years of marketing expertise for Strategic America. And if we had to guess, thats two million, 700 hundred thousand client smiles, too many Wendys cups and business cards to count, and who knows how many lives saved through our charitable work in the community. We offer an outstanding benefit package, which includes a generous 401(k) company match. So, if you are seeking an excellent opportunity to join a company with a great company culture, please click Apply Now and submit your resume and cover letter. 6600 Westown Parkway, Suite 100 West Des Moines, IA 50266