Director of Communications

| Chicago
ActiveCampaign’s category-defining Customer Experience Automation Platform helps over 100,000 businesses in 170 countries meaningfully engage with their customers. The platform gives businesses of all sizes access to hundreds of pre-built automations that combine email marketing, marketing automation, CRM, and machine learning for powerful orchestration, segmentation and personalization across social, email, messaging, chat, and text. Over 70% of ActiveCampaign’s customers use its 300+ integrations including Shopify, Square, Facebook, Eventbrite, and Salesforce. ActiveCampaign scores higher in customer satisfaction than any other solution in both Marketing Automation and CRM All-In-One on G2.com.
As the fastest-growing SaaS company in Chicago, we are scaling rapidly to keep up with market demand. We are growing all of our teams and looking for people who share our values, deliver innovation frequently and join us in our mission to grow our customer base from 100,000 today to millions.
Reporting into the CMO, the Director of Communications will be a key member of the marketing leadership team and will own executive communications thought leadership, and internal communications across the globe.

What your day could consist of:

  • Own corporate communications, including the corporate communications calendar reflecting key themes and initiatives
  • Develop and execute global communications strategies geared towards driving category leadership, brand awareness, and strengthening the company's market position
  • Review/approval of all internal and external executive communications to ensure they are aligned to corporate narrative and CEO vision
  • Develop a crisis communications practice and playbook. Manage fast-moving, and unexpected communications opportunities with judgment and professionalism
  • Provide strategic internal communications counsel, focused on fostering positive employee sentiment and engagement
  • Work closely with the Content Marketing team to ensure the development of compelling communications content
  • Oversee the Public Relations function
  • Partner successfully with the People team on strong and compelling employer branding
  • Ensure a global mindset and perspective throughout the comms function 

What is needed:

  • Deep experience owning and leading end-to-end communication from conception through implementation
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in Communications, and experience leading communications teams -- including internal comms, executive comms, analyst relations.
  • Experience launching products for global, world-class brands, and driving campaigns, communications and go-to-market initiatives
  • Experience in a comms role within a fast-scaling global SaaS company is preferred
  • Strong understanding of the world of product, corporate, consumer, enterprise and internal communications and have demonstrated experience in developing strategies that deliver the objectives of each
  • Excellent marketing instincts and brand sensibility
  • Comfortability taking story ideas from concept to launch – creating themes that can play through PR, social media, executive keynotes, general marketing, and internal messaging
  • A track record serving as a trusted advisor to a CEO and executive team

ActiveCampaign is an employee-first culture. We take care of our employees at work and outside of work. We'll share all the details later on but in summary: comprehensive health and wellness benefits including no premiums for employees on our HSA plan, open time off plan, generous 401(k) matching with no vesting, education budgets, ongoing learning and development, a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion, career pathing and lots of swag. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • TrelloManagement
    • ActiveCampaignCRM

Location

Beautiful Chicago Loop Office overlooking State Street with views of the lake and Millennium Park and is minutes from the Metra & CTA.

What are ActiveCampaign Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Managers identifying as female make up 45% of leadership. VP exec group is 50% diverse.
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Senior leadership is eligible to participate in the equity plan
Performance Bonus
Certain teams and leadership roles are eligible for performance bonuses based on metrics and KPI's
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 3 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
We trust our employees to get their work done and manage their personal/family/social and work time responsibly
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
ActiveCampaign sponsors semi-annual family events.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive three days of company-paid volunteer time per year, in addition to company-sponsored giving back events
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We provide monthly CTA and Metra pre-paid transit benefits plus free annual DIvvy Bike memberships
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Shuffle Board, Video Games and basketball
Stocked Kitchen
When we say stocked, we mean stocked
Some Meals Provided
Lunch stipends are provided every day, delivered onsite via Fooda. Breakfast is available with cereal, yoghurt, toast, fruit.....
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Our employees are sporty. We sponsor AC teams such as bowling, softball, kickball.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Daily Catered Lunches through Fooda. Free onsite baristas. Open Vacation Policy. Dual monitor & stand-up desk workstation. FOND Membership. Bonus.ly Peer Recognition Program. Flexible Work/Life Balance. Many easy ways to give back to the community. Onsite gym at very low cost. Roofdeck with lake views. Game rooms. Beer and wine on tap. Endless snacks. Amazing parties.

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