Associate Principal, Corporate Communications

| Chicago

Description:

Responsible for the development and execution of day-to-day communications efforts that drive greater awareness and understanding of OCC’s transformation, with a primary focus on the company’s technology modernization project. Working under the direction of the Executive Director of Corporate Communications, and in conjunction with various internal leaders, this role must effectively implement communications activities and work collaboratively with colleagues in a wide variety of roles across the company, including business functions and leadership teams.

The ideal candidate is an experienced communications professional with solid executional skills, a strong writer able to deliver tailored messaging, and a proactive problem solver. This professional is committed to quality and detail. S/he is creative, analytical, works well with leadership and thrives in a deadline and change-driven environment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Executive Director of Corporate Communications to develop and execute proactive corporate projects around the company’s transformation, including the Renaissance Initiative.
  • Refine and implement communication strategies; collaborate with leaders, teams or individuals to adapt strategies and timelines, inform deliverables and reporting as Renaissance progresses.
  • Understands goals of communications and works in partnership with Renaissance and Communications leadership to develop communications strategy; adheres to generally accepted principles of project management.
  • Plan, develop, and deliver high-quality deliverables for internal audiences as well as targeted external audiences. Uses appropriate media (intranet, corporate announcements, discussion guides and talking points, Web site updates, etc.) to reflect company messaging, business strategy, employee and customer needs, and progress on the transformation.
  • Measure effectiveness of communication activities and use feedback to improve future efforts.
  • Adhere to corporate and department policies and procedures and brand/ communications standards. 
  • Pursue ongoing professional development opportunities, staying current with communications and change management best practices as well as leading-edge concepts and technologies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

     

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working on corporate change projects; an emphasis on technology implementation is preferred but not required.
  • Extensive planning, writing, editing and content production experience across all dimensions of corporate communications for a broad variety of channels.
  • Strong writing and editing skills using different styles to best reflect stakeholder, audience, and message; ability to explain complex or technical concepts in an easily understandable format.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills that address strategic planning and tactical execution with the ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipating future needs.
  • Exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills that demonstrate clear and concise communication and critical thinking with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output.
  • Strong project management skills with an ability to manage and execute multiple programs and tasks with accuracy and efficiency under tight deadlines.
  • Highly collaborative with colleagues; serve as a champion for internal and external stakeholders/customers through creative ideation, communications solutions and implementation to meet business objectives.
  • Deep understanding of communication and engagement trends, emerging practices, and an ability to promote innovative ideas and solutions in change communication.

     

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism or English, OR in a related discipline OR an equivalent combination of education and private/public sector experience.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in a communications or public relations role in the public or private sector, or with an agency.
  • Fintech industry experience preferred.
  • Previous change management experience a plus.

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Adjacent to the Willis Tower, close to CTA, Metra and expressways with plenty of food and entertainment options nearby.
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OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, technology stipend up to $2,000, mobile data reimbursement of $35 per month. Open offices, online health coaching.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Each year, OCC employees select a locally-based charitable organization for each of our three offices (Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.). We offer multiple opportunities to get involved.
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OCC offers employees professional development opportunities including onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related certification courses, conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $1000.
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Employees are strongly encouraged to stay current in relevant technologies and supports certification programs.
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