EY Communications Leader, Talent, Diversity & Inclusion in Des Moines, Iowa
Communications Leader, Talent, Diversity & Inclusion
Core Business Services
Requisition # UNI00HVT
Post Date Apr 21, 2021
Join our Brand, Marketing and Communications (BMC) team and you will directly support and promote our brand and reputation. Through internal communications, public relations and corporate communications, you’ll provide a wide range of marketing and communications services to internal and external audiences. These include current and future clients, our current and future employees, alumni, regulators, the media and the communities within which we operate.
You will be recognized for your deep communications knowledge, insight and experience. You’ll spearhead the development and implementation of internal and external communications aligned within Talent Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) to support business objectives for respective markets, public relations, functional practices and internal clients. You will be expected to team closely with internal stakeholders, journalists and other external relationships along with serving as a primary contact for all communications initiatives.
Your key responsibilities
You’ll be expected to manage the day to day communications function for people, quality and growth within EY’s Americas Communications. You will be responsible for building and cultivating strong trusted advisor relationships with key internal stakeholders to provide communications support to meet approved business goals and objectives. Frequently “at the table” with leadership when key business issues are discussed, you will liaise with Americas and Global BMC Leaders to ensure EY experience / diversity and inclusion is effectively represented through visuals and language in order to drive consistent messaging. You will be responsible for devising and executing the communications strategy and plans, managing teams and budgets, advising leadership and reporting on results and value of communication efforts.
Skills and attributes for success
Ability to develop a comprehensive, targeted and streamlined communications strategy, including annual communications plans, calendars, timelines, and budgets to meet strategic objectives
Provide strategic direction for our Distinctive EY experience communications including D&I, well-being, Total Rewards and Corporate Responsibility
Develop a communication strategy for our commitment to anti-racism
Ability to present complex ideas and anticipate potential objections by leveraging experience, insight and creativity to influence others to consider innovative solutions by presenting alternatives when obstacles and objections arise
Able to anticipate and communicate ramification of decisions and issues to project stakeholders
Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills, including the ability to select, manage and develop a team of communications professionals
Leverage extensive experience and deep insight to deftly advise and influence leadership on the optimal use of communications to share best practices, build the business and create a shared and inspirational vision
To qualify for the role, you must have
Minimum of 10 plus years of communications experience is required
Bachelor’s degree with a Communications or related major or equivalent experience
Must be able to articulate complex subject matter in a straightforward, concise and easily digestible manner for broad audiences
Mastery of written and oral communications skills
Excellent presentation, listening and interpretation skills
Excellent project management skills
Ability to assume leadership role for large projects and identify and manage key resources needed to execute
Ideally, you’ll also have
Extensive knowledge of business-to-business communications
Ability to explore innovative uses of technology to achieve goals and stay at forefront of best-in- class communications practice
Adept at developing and executing public relations plans and initiatives such as media relations for coverage of EY’s public sponsorships and events, crisis management, local office awareness, community involvement, alumni relationships and sponsorships
Able to monitor and measure tracking data to ensure effectiveness of all plans and adjust as needed
Comfort with collaborating with colleagues across the Americas to promote consistency knowledge sharing and best practices
What we look for
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off with additional time based on your level and years of service plus 12 observed holidays, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.
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