Corporate Communications Director, Special Projects (Technology) at OCC

| Chicago
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Summary:

The Corporate Communications Director, Special Projects, leads the development and execution of a high-impact communications program focused on OCC’s Renaissance Initiative, a transformative project that will have companywide and industrywide impact. Working under the direction of the SVP, Communications and with the guidance of the Program Leader for the Renaissance Enterprise Program Office, this role must effectively oversee and implement multiple communications activities simultaneously 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 fintech communications professional, a strategist and tactician, and a proactive problem solver. This professional has an uncompromising commitment to quality and detail. She/he is creative, analytical, works well with senior leadership and thrives in a deadline and change-driven environment.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of a broad Change Management team, inclusive of Business, IT, Project/Change Management, and Corporate Communications leaders
  • Refine and implement communication strategies aligned to initiative timeline; collaborate with leaders, teams or individuals to adapt strategies and timelines, inform deliverables and reporting as the initiative progresses
  • Plan, develop and deliver high-quality communications deliverables for targeted internal and external audiences using appropriate media (intranet, corporate announcements, discussion guides and talking points, etc.) that reflects company messaging, business strategy, employee and customer needs, and progress on the initiative
  • Create/maintain a content ‘library’ that can be used as a source of approved content and messages for various purposes/audiences
  • Measure effectiveness of communication activities and use feedback to improve future efforts
  • Adhere to corporate and department’s policies and procedures and brand/ communications standards  
  • Pursue ongoing professional development opportunities, staying current with communications and change management best practices, leading-edge concepts and technologies
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working on complex change and transformation projects; an emphasis on technology implementation, is preferred
  • Experience with producing internal, organization-wide communications and external, customer-facing communication deliverables across a range of media including written, digital, web, and face to face channels.
  • Strong writing and editing skills using different styles to reflect the nature of the 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
  • General consultancy and client relationship skills, in particular the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at various levels, and the ability to navigate complex organizations
  • 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
  • Experienced with coordinating across a matrixed team
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to manage and execute multiple programs and tasks with accuracy and efficiency under tight deadlines
  • Highly collaborative with colleagues and serves as a champion for internal and external stakeholders/end-users through creative ideation, communications solutions and implementation to meet business objectives
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, with focus on communication strategies to drive change and stakeholder engagement 
  • Deep understanding of communication and engagement trends, emerging practices, and an ability to promote innovative ideas and solutions in the area of change communication
  • Ability and willingness to perform both strategic and tactical elements of the role

 

Technical Skills:

  • Highly proficient knowledge with Microsoft Office desktop tools (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Experience with project management software would be helpful

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Fintech industry experience preferred
  • 10+ years’ relevant experience in communications or business; previous change management experience in driving complex agendas
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline OR an equivalent combination of agency or corporate experience. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven success working in a matrix environment, influencing without direct authority, and leading large-scale, complex change initiatives
  • Extensive successful planning, writing, editing and content production experience across all dimensions of corporate communications for a broad variety of channels.
  • Two years of project management experience and/or training is helpful.

 

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Location

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

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What are some social events your company does?

Monthly happy hours, summer and winter outings and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.

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Director, Diversity and Inclusion

What are OCC Perks + Benefits

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 stand up
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
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of 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
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
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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