AVP, Corporate Communications Mgt

Date: May 12, 2023

Primary Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)


Work Arrangement:

Hybrid/Common Days+ : Work 2-3 days a week in a Lincoln office with a designated workspace.


Relocation assistance:  is not available for this opportunity.


Requisition #: 71739


The Role at a Glance


The person in this role will provide leadership, direction and expertise for developing holistic internal and external communications strategies and materials in support of Lincoln’s Investments, Hedging, Corporate Sustainability and Risk areas. This individual will provide executive communications support to Lincoln’s Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO), and will lead and develop one direct report. In addition, this individual will support media relations, PR and crisis management efforts for Lincoln’s Investments, Hedging, Corporate Sustainability and Risk teams as needed.


What you'll be doing


  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop and drive internal and external communications strategies to achieve business and communication goals. 
  • Provide consultative communications support for two C-Suite executives to foster a strong leadership brand and raise internal and external visibility. 
  • Develop and/or direct holistic communication plans including internal and external tactics – e.g., news releases, social media posts, speeches, talking points, internal memos, videos, etc. 
  • Provide subject matter expertise and consultative communications guidance to senior leaders and internal/external stakeholders on various complex assignments and projects.
  • Develop and manage internal and external communications responses during crisis communications situations. 
  • Help set and manage processes for the team and identify strategic improvements.
  • Establish and maintain benchmark and performance metrics to track communication effectiveness.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging developments/trends in the Communications space, assess the impact, and incorporate new trends and developments into current and future strategies.
  • Enable and enhance organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management.
  • Build and maintain strong and productive business-partner relationships to facilitate the successful planning and execution of strategic communications initiatives.
  • Provide ongoing coaching, mentorship, performance management, and growth opportunities to team members. 
  • Serve as a contributing member of the Corporate Communications Leadership Team


What we’re looking for



  • 10+ Years of progressive experience in corporate communications or public relations that directly aligns to the specific responsibilities of the position including managerial, supervisory, and/or demonstrated leadership experience and influence. 
  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) (Minimum Required).
  • Financial Services experience strongly preferred.


Other skills and abilities:

  • Exceptionally strong writing and communication skills, including the ability to communicate with and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization, the ability to translate complex topics (e.g. information on the capital markets, risk management practices, etc.) into understandable and actionable communications and the ability to develop content for use across channels, including video, online, environmental and other media.
  • Motivated self-starter, resourceful.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to strategically prioritize work in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Strong project management leadership skills, including critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment/under pressure, and meeting deadlines. Experience managing multiple projects and work requirements simultaneously and prioritizing as required.
  • Demonstrates ability to identify and recommend process improvements, new tools, new ways of doing things. 
  • Demonstrates very strong relationship management skills with internal clients (including C-Suite) proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches. 
  • Demonstrates ability to identify causes and solutions for conflict. Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes



What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.


What’s in it for YOU:

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits

  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training


Pay Range: $118,300 - $215,800 


Actual base pay could vary based on non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to work experience, education, location, licensure requirements, proficiency and qualifications required for the role. The base pay is just one component of Lincoln’s total rewards package for employees.  In addition, the role may be eligible for the Annual Incentive Program, which is discretionary and based on the performance of the company, business unit and individual.  Other rewards may include long-term incentives, sales incentives and Lincoln’s standard benefits package.


About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 200 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America and Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine as well as one of Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.


Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 


Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com


Be Aware of Fraudulent Recruiting Activities

If you are interested in a career at Lincoln, we encourage you to review our current openings and apply on our website. Lincoln values the privacy and security of every applicant and urges all applicants to diligently protect their sensitive personal information from scams targeting job seekers. These scams can take many forms including fake employment applications, bogus interviews and falsified offer letters.

Lincoln will not ask applicants to provide their social security numbers, date of birth, bank account information or other sensitive information in job applications. Additionally, our recruiters do not communicate with applicants through free e-mail accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or conduct interviews utilizing video chat rooms. We will never ask applicants to provide payment during the hiring process or extend an offer without conducting a phone, live video or in-person interview.  Please contact Lincoln's fraud team at fraudhotline@lfg.com if you encounter a recruiter or see a job opportunity that seems suspicious.


Additional Information

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.


Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.


Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, Veteran status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.


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