AVP, IT Communications

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #58203

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 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 $253 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, 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.

 

The Role

This position has responsibility for developing Corporate Executive Communications strategies and materials, including serving as the communications point person for the Chief Information Officer and the IT/Digital leadership team. S/he will collaborate with Executive Leadership to develop a broad range of internal and external communications aimed at helping Lincoln Financial achieve its business and communication goals. In addition, s/he will support business-area media relations, PR and crisis management, as needed. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Serves as Corporate Communications leader responsible for developing and implementing IT/Digital Communications Strategy within and outside of Lincoln.
  • Coaches, mentors and otherwise develops employees on IT/Digital Communications team.
  • Serves as acting and contributing member of the Corporate Communications Leadership Team.
  • Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for the IT and Digital space, as well as other potential area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future strategies.
  • Directs and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Builds and maintains strong and productive business partner relationships to facilitate the successful planning and execution of strategic communications initiatives.
  • Identifies and directs strategic process improvements that significantly improve quality and results across the team, department and/or business unit for assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Directs/executes approved strategy decisions and contributes to strategy creation for assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Oversees development of (and develops) powerpoint presentations, news releases, social media posts, videos, blogs, articles, podcasts, speeches, talking points and other communications tactics.
  • Implements instruments and routines for regular collection and reporting of success metrics and resulting continuous improvement plans.
  • Collaborates across the organization to help the Corporate Communication function achieve its organizational goals and objectives, always remaining aligned with Lincoln Financial's integrated communications plans and overall business plans.
  • Collaborates with other corporate communicators on departmental and senior leader communications.
  • Ensures all materials produced are of a consistent & uniform professional quality in accordance with Lincoln’s brand standards.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines.  Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.
  • Remains current in profession and industry trends.

 

Education

  • 4 Year Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's)
  • 0 - 1+ Years’ Experience within Financial Services and/or Life Insurance Industries required 

 

Experience

  • 10+ Years of progressive experience in Executive Communication and/or Corporate Communications that directly aligns to the responsibilities of the position. 
  • Confident, comfortable communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical discussions/presentations.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret both internal and external documents such as general media/publications, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, policies, proposals, and standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to analyze complex information and to evaluate the implications of a course of action or solution.
  • Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrates project management skills, including critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in technical writing skills (grammar, punctuation, tense, usage, etc.)
  • Ability to translate complex and complicated topics, issues, products, situations or opportunities into simple and compelling language that achieves communication goal.
  • Ability to generate content for use across traditional and digital channels, including print, web, social and video.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with collaborative style.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). 

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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, veterans 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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