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Director Corporate Communications Technology

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Vulcan Inc.

Seattle, WA

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POSITION SUMMARYVulcan Inc. is where you come to embrace your ‘And,’ where talented individuals come to use their talents, insights and experience to promote an exciting mix of world changing ideas, innovative projects and campaigns. That means opportunities to work across a variety of disciplines, projects and problems. And it means learning about a broader range of subjects than you thought possible. Everything Vulcan does is in service of making the vision of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen a reality in the hope of making the world a better place. Films are not just films, they are vehicles of changing the conversation. Real estate is not just property, it’s community. Philanthropy isn’t just grants, it’s developing and executing on ideas that make a real impact. We are looking for an experienced Communications Director to play a key role managing communications at Vulcan, with a particular focus on technology programs, projects and issues. The ideal candidate is someone with strategic communications experience, an ability to work with senior executives; is an excellent writer and possesses strong media relations skills.  The candidate must be able to work effectively across a wide range of internal teams, lead short-term and long-term projects, and who can comfortably and quickly adjust to changing priorities and situations. Working with the Senior Director for Communications, this individual is responsible for working closely with leadership to develop communications strategies that further the business’ objectives, technology agenda, and brand messaging for the broader organization and its divisions.  Working closely with the social media team, this individual will assist in developing content that will be used in Vulcan/Paul Allen social graph, as well as by outside media. This is a hands-on role that requires the ability to develop and strategy AND sell in a story to a particular writer or outlet. As a key member of the Communications team, this position will work closely across Communications and the portfolio of businesses, programs, projects, and initiatives. The position is full-time and located in Seattle, Washington. RESPONSIBILITIESLead overall communications for select Vulcan programs, projects, and/or initiatives, working collaboratively with social media team and our external agencies to deliver superior results.Working with Technology executives and corporate communications leaders, design integrated communications plans and craft messages for key programs, projects, and initiatives.Develop strong relationships with media representatives while managing effective media relations and maximizing media opportunities for company representatives.Draft and edit internal and external speeches for key leaders, online content, talking points, message guidance, opinion pieces, and presentations for a wide range of topics, occasions, and audiences.Work in concert with other Corporate Communications functions and Vulcan businesses to ensure seamless communications across Vulcan, Inc.Forge relationships with the media and other influencers.Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments. QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability    A minimum of 10 years communication experience working with and in the Technology industry.Demonstrated ability to work across a matrixed organization, including internal teams, external producers, vendors, and directors.Previous experience working in public policy, state or local government entities.Must be highly skilled in composing effective communications and strategies for projects requiring involvement and support from multiple and diverse governmental entities and officials.Previous success managing multiple projects across a wide range of genres and formats.  Ability to develop a strategic plan and proven success through the implementation of communication and public relations plans and digital campaigns with clear objectives and measurements.Excellent writing skills and the ability to effectively tell the story.Digital and social media campaign experience.Strong media relations experience, particularly with trade press, business media, key bloggers, and critics.Ability to develop campaigns and events targeted to industry leaders, media, and digital influencers.Executive suite public relation advisor and counsel experience; ability to anticipate and identify potential red flag PR issues. Strong initiative and flexibility working in a fast-paced environment.Strong written and verbal communication skills. Required computer skills MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point) Education/experience/certificationsBachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from accredited institution and at least 10-12 years relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

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