Sr Communications Specialist/Strategist – Community Engagement
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Collaboration. Autonomy. Opportunity. Words our headquarters associates use when talking about working at Edward Jones. Words that describe what it’s like being part of a firm where everyone is aligned toward a singular focus: serving the client. And everyone is working to make the firm better together – as they grow as individuals. If these words resonate with you, we should talk.
The Enterprise Change & Communication team at Edward Jones is focused on supporting the successful leadership and adoption of our firm’s multi-year transformation. The senior communications specialist will join a team responsible for communicating to our more than 49,000 associates, creating integrated strategic change and communication plans and thought leadership opportunities, across a diverse set of communication channels. Your work will have a significant impact on our entire firm. Working in this collaborative and fast-paced environment, you will be challenged to bring fresh perspectives that allow us to continually innovate and grow our capabilities as an enterprise change and communication function.
We are seeking a Senior Communication Specialist to join our team! Please apply to this role if your background aligns to this position.
We seek a senior-level senior communications specialist to join the Enterprise Change & Communication team to lead and support a variety of leadership communications activities.
Lead internal change communications strategy and execution for community impact and purpose activation initiatives, in partnership with the Managing Partner’s Office and Reputation Management.
Develop internal communications strategies and deliverables to increase associate awareness, engagement and adoption of the firm’s community impact initiatives, programs and partnerships, leveraging multiple channels.
Work closely with firm leaders to develop communication strategies and associated messaging for internal audiences.
Influence change management by partnering with the enterprise change leader and serving as an expert on communicating change within firm.
Integrate with enterprise messaging strategies to tell a cohesive, unified story.
Create and curate content across all channels aligning to brand position to meet KPIs.
Effectively build relationships to achieve business outcomes. Influence business area leaders and associates and provide guidance on goals, key messages and targeting to deliver content for a variety of audiences and channels. Serve on virtual teams that cross multiple divisions.
Determine and use KPIs, communication and business metrics to measure effectiveness and make recommendations to improve/optimize.
Lead projects to develop communication strategies that will influence and help align business objectives and activities.
Develop creative briefs and collaborate with visual designers, user-experience designers, IT and video producers to produce compelling content reflecting voice of client.
Manage deliverables through rigorous internal editorial, business area and compliance review, while ensuring messages meet the needs of the target audience.
At leader’s direction, assist with evaluation of communication effectiveness and results reporting to stakeholders. Accountable for communication metrics.
Exhibit deep understanding of channel best practices, including, email, public and internal websites, social, mobile applications, etc.
Ability to use conceptual and creative thinking and collaborate with visual designers, user-experience designers, digital and video producers to produce compelling and cost-effective content.
Demonstrate sound understanding of design principles with ability to reinforce brand standards.
Flexibility and willingness to explore different paths to achieve an outcome and adjust quickly and efficiently to new circumstances.
At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
Hiring Minimum: $78,767
Hiring Maximum: $134,117