Position Impact on the Organization
This is a remarkable time and opportunity for a high caliber, entrepreneurial communications leader to reposition BellXcel’s internal and external brand messaging in the sector from a licensed service provider to an influential technology solution leader.
The Director, Corporate Communications and External Relations drives BellXcel’s brand visibility, messaging, and positioning with landmark creativity and execution—ensuring continued alignment with the organization’s short- and long-term business objectives. This role requires strong innovative writing, as well as media experience and savvy to raise the organization’s market profile. The Director also serves the interrelated yet differentiated communication needs for BellXcel’s affiliate, The Sperling Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI). The Director is responsible for messaging, as well as direct management and design of all brand assets and collateral.
Leading this function as a shared service, the Director will collaborate with all cross-functional leaders, working closely with philanthropy, product marketing, sales, community engagement, and SCRI. This role is based in the greater Boston area with the ability to travel as needed. The Director reports to the Chief Strategy Officer.
The Director of Corporate Communications and External Relations formulates and executes a comprehensive communications strategy and framework to significantly influence BellXcel’s stakeholder engagement. Laser-focused on brand identity, this leader strengthens market positioning and awareness to build BellXcel’s competitive advantage nationally. Successful range of indicators can include earned/owned communications, increased sales, fund development, crisis communications, and strength of media relations.
Specific accountabilities include:
Progressive thinker and self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit that has the confidence and experience to shape a communications agenda for a dynamic organization. At least 8 years in leadership roles within corporate communications or agency environments. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic virtual work environment is preferred. Proven expertise to balance strategic thinking with hands-on execution. Additionally:
Each candidate must provide current portfolio of writing examples for external audiences, along with the approach and results when implemented. Additionally, during the interview process, BellXcel will provide scenarios to assess the candidate’s critical thinking and messaging response.
BellXcel is committed to creating amazing experiences for its employees—believing that an employee’s satisfaction directly reflects on their ability to make a difference in our collective youth sector impact. We endeavor to consistently and thoughtfully ensure that every employee knows the expectations of his/her role, including how his/her successful performance impacts our mission and ability to scale, as well as the future growth opportunities available at BellXcel.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.