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Director Of Communications

Company: GreenWaste Recovery
Location: San Jose
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

About the Company:GreenWaste has been an industry leader in recycling and waste diversion for more than 35 years and is on a growth trajectory after private equity investment in 2021. Our business was founded on principles of environmental sustainability, and innovation is a cornerstone of our ongoing operations and growth strategy. GreenWaste specializes in all aspects of material collection, processing, and sales, tailoring our service offerings to the unique needs of our customers and communities, and helping to shape the evolution of the solid waste and recycling industry. We work directly with 20+ municipalities and 50+ jurisdictions, operate highly regulated facilities in 10+ locations, and have 1,000+ employees.We are seeking an experienced, successful and engaged Communications Director to join our team. This position is expected to work out of our corporate office at 610 E. Gish Road in San Jose, CA and limited job-related travel may be required.Position -Summary:GreenWaste is seeking to fill the position of Director of Communications. This role's main function will be to oversee all communications involving the organization including the development and implementation of a communications strategy and a broad and diverse range of business communications.Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
--- Develops and implements a communications strategy and campaign(s) for the corporation that builds and maintains a positive corporate brand and reputation.
--- Oversees corporate communications, content and branding in various online and print platforms such as LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, ESG registries, award programs, and industry magazines.
--- Oversees the development, content, tone, and maintenance of the corporate website including methods to deliver message, ease of navigation, and clarity of information; ensures that all content is current and relevant.
--- Provides consistent and timely information to employees through various communications programs, videos and newsletters.
--- Acts as corporate spokesperson, is the primary media contact and responds to members of the media in a timely manner; composes and distributes press releases as needed.
--- Develops and maintains positive professional relationships with various members of the media.
--- Assists executive leadership in developing presentations, speeches, and other important corporate messages.
--- Provides suggestions concerning graphics, clarity, tone, distribution, and press releases for preparation of reports.
--- Develops, implements, and adheres to communications budget.
--- Develops, composes, distributes, and implements polices for the communications department.
--- Strategic advisor on communications related to high growth areas of the business.
--- Champions communication strategies to stakeholders across various channels, audiences and geographies.
--- Manages external public relations and/or lobbying firms.
--- Stays current with industry trends, benchmarks and best practices.
--- Performs other related duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
--- Superior ability to write in a journalistic style that is customary for corporate and external publications.
--- Ability to offer sound media relations advice to senior leadership.
--- Development of corporate narrative.
--- Proven track record translating strategy into actionable requirements.
--- Proven track record engaging and influencing key stakeholders and leveraging audiences.
--- Change leadership.
--- Organized with attention to detail.
--- Excellent managerial and organizational abilities.
--- Excellent interpersonal skills.
--- Natural collaborator.
--- Ability to work with C-level executives, management, employees, media, state and local government agencies, and the larger community.
--- Ability to coordinate efforts of various teams and align communication across internal and external channels and stakeholders in order to present a coherent and consistent message.
--- Crisis or high stress with short time frame communications.
--- Waste or recycling industry knowledge.
--- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.Qualifications
--- Bachelor's degree in English, Business, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Humanities, Social Science, or related field. [Prefer Master's degree.]
--- 12+ years of experience in communications, including in-house experience.
--- 5+ years of experience in the development of social media content.
--- Valid Class C licenseLanguage Skill:

  • Proficiency in English [Prefer additional proficiency in Spanish]Physical Demands:
    --- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    --- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.Work EnvironmentTypical work week Monday through Friday, but may need to work other times. Typical office environment, visits facilities and other environments on occassion.GreenWaste provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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