The Senior Vice President of Corporate Communication is a strategic leader responsible for planning, developing, managing and leading the FINRA Corporate Communications functions to ensure internal and external objectives are met. Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Board and External Relations, this role provides leadership and support in the creation and implementation of a strategic, multi-faceted communications program designed to build and strengthen the organization’s role and reputation as a leader and authoritative voice in the financial industry.
Essential Job Functions:
Overview: Responsible for development, design, and implementation of an internal and external communications strategy aligned with and in support of FINRA’s mission and goals.
Team Leadership: Build, train and retain a high-performing team of communications professionals while promoting a culture of continuous improvement in alignment with FINRA’s Values. Functional oversight of media relations, social media presence, speechwriting, editorial services activities, presentation support, communication consultation and planning for customer departments, writing, editing, designing, multimedia and publishing support, production of internal videos, management of mailing databases, etc.
Spokesperson and Media Relations: Serve as a senior-level spokesperson for the organization. Manage all media relations activities including press releases, social media and crisis management.
Executive Advisement and Crisis Support: Provide strategic counsel to senior leadership team regarding reputational threats and opportunities. Interacts with the Board to share current events, planned strategies, and seek guidance and support as needed. Proactively develop communication strategies and crisis management plans; establish a process to rapidly take action as needed.
Internal Communications: Partner with the CHRO to ensure the execution of an effective strategy for employee communications. This includes regular communication to employees and other stakeholders, as appropriate, from senior management, ongoing annual communications regarding benefits, performance management, learning and development, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion and other related employee activities.
Technology Innovation: Partner with the CIO to ensure effective use of technology in both internal and external communications efforts as well as exploring new uses of technology to further the communications strategy.
Build and foster highly collaborative relationships across the organization to stay informed of new initiatives and services where Corporate Communications can add value.
Stays abreast of trends and innovations in communications, technology and multimedia.
Implement innovative communications plans and systems as appropriate.
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field. Masters Degree or MBA desired.
Minimum of 15 years experience in a senior role in a corporate communications function plus eight to ten years experience with media relations. Regulatory and/or securities experience desired.
Demonstrated track record of accomplishments in corporate communications and planning.
Demonstrated ability to build, train and retain staff and create a culture of open feedback and engagement.
Problem analysis and resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
Strong stakeholder orientation.
Innovative thinker able to translate strategy into action.
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and diplomacy skills, with an ability to influence
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels inside and outside the organization
Ability to build trusted partnerships with executive-level leadership, managing by influence
Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to deal effectively with people with diverse styles, make informed decisions, find solutions, encourage and support change, and to constructively deal with conflicts and different perspectives.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including interpersonal skills and presentation skills
Exemplifies FINRA's Values and Leadership Characteristics and serve as a role model for staff in the department
Internal Number: R-002367
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