Oakland, CA, United States
May 08, 2021
Director of Communications','21007363','United States-California-Oakland','United States-California-San Jose, United States-Nevada-Reno','No','No','Day','No','','','','','Exempt','Exempt','Communications/Public Relations','!*!Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.I. Job SummaryThis position is responsible for both external and internal communication plans and strategy. Part of a team that is responsible for translating the company’s strategy into clear, compelling communications for all audiences. Manages external vendor and internal business and department head relationships. Assists internal partners with communication for targeted audiences. Has expertise and with the VP Communications is accountable for the company’s communication strategy and reputation as it relates to all media - social media, earned media, product placement and integration and internal media development and ongoing cultivation. Mentors and directs lower level communications professionals on the corporate team and in the field operation. II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.
Develops strategic internal and external communication plans and message development. Advises company management on communications strategies.
Engages and assists internal partners (business and department heads) with targeted communications to both internal and external audiences.
Cultivates the internal partner and external vendor relationships.
Responsible for assigned organization’s media responses and is proactive in media relations and strategies.
Develops external company message positioning on issues and branding and determines delivery and timing of company messages to target audiences.
Serves as a corporate media contact for news releases and incoming inquiries.
Provides assistance to company personnel in preparing speeches, letters, and articles which are to be made public.
Works with management to develop and maintain internal communications programs designed to contribute to the company’s employee engagement campaign and the related behaviors to support a motivated workforce.
Mentors and provides direction to less experienced communications professionals.
Assists in developing relationships, determining strategy and content as well as defining the target audience and mode of communication.
Networks and communicates directly with field communicators to ensure consistent strategy implementation, delivery of tools and messaging.
Responsible for a portion of the overall Communications budget and the effective administration of the assigned budget. .
May coordinate and assist in the administration and planning of large company events.
May be responsible for creating and supporting internal communications regarding weather related disaster or crisis preparedness and aftermath.
III. Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThe highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of managerial employees. This includes:
Indirect supervision of full-time communication employees within the communications department in the corporate or a field office location.
May be responsible for direct supervision of full-time communications employees.
IV. QualificationsThe requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job. A. Education and Experience
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (accredited), in Communication, Journalism or Public Relations, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 4 years of relevant work experience.
Experience: Ten years of relevant work experience in a communications department or agency (in addition to education requirement).
B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
Knowledge of finance and accounting helpful.
V. Work EnvironmentListed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.Normal setting for this job is an office setting, but could require travel to field locations BenefitsAt Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click Apply.”','Director of Communications