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EY Communications Leader, Talent, Diversity & Inclusion in Des Moines, Iowa

Communications Leader, Talent, Diversity & Inclusion

Core Business Services

Requisition # UNI00HVT

Post Date Apr 21, 2021

Join our Brand, Marketing and Communications (BMC) team and you will directly support and promote our brand and reputation. Through internal communications, public relations and corporate communications, you’ll provide a wide range of marketing and communications services to internal and external audiences. These include current and future clients, our current and future employees, alumni, regulators, the media and the communities within which we operate.

The opportunity

You will be recognized for your deep communications knowledge, insight and experience. You’ll spearhead the development and implementation of internal and external communications aligned within Talent Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) to support business objectives for respective markets, public relations, functional practices and internal clients. You will be expected to team closely with internal stakeholders, journalists and other external relationships along with serving as a primary contact for all communications initiatives.

Your key responsibilities

You’ll be expected to manage the day to day communications function for people, quality and growth within EY’s Americas Communications. You will be responsible for building and cultivating strong trusted advisor relationships with key internal stakeholders to provide communications support to meet approved business goals and objectives. Frequently “at the table” with leadership when key business issues are discussed, you will liaise with Americas and Global BMC Leaders to ensure EY experience / diversity and inclusion is effectively represented through visuals and language in order to drive consistent messaging. You will be responsible for devising and executing the communications strategy and plans, managing teams and budgets, advising leadership and reporting on results and value of communication efforts.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Ability to develop a comprehensive, targeted and streamlined communications strategy, including annual communications plans, calendars, timelines, and budgets to meet strategic objectives

  • Provide strategic direction for our Distinctive EY experience communications including D&I, well-being, Total Rewards and Corporate Responsibility

  • Develop a communication strategy for our commitment to anti-racism

  • Ability to present complex ideas and anticipate potential objections by leveraging experience, insight and creativity to influence others to consider innovative solutions by presenting alternatives when obstacles and objections arise

  • Able to anticipate and communicate ramification of decisions and issues to project stakeholders

  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills, including the ability to select, manage and develop a team of communications professionals

  • Leverage extensive experience and deep insight to deftly advise and influence leadership on the optimal use of communications to share best practices, build the business and create a shared and inspirational vision

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Minimum of 10 plus years of communications experience is required

  • Bachelor’s degree with a Communications or related major or equivalent experience

  • Must be able to articulate complex subject matter in a straightforward, concise and easily digestible manner for broad audiences

  • Mastery of written and oral communications skills

  • Excellent presentation, listening and interpretation skills

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Ability to assume leadership role for large projects and identify and manage key resources needed to execute

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Extensive knowledge of business-to-business communications

  • Ability to explore innovative uses of technology to achieve goals and stay at forefront of best-in- class communications practice

  • Adept at developing and executing public relations plans and initiatives such as media relations for coverage of EY’s public sponsorships and events, crisis management, local office awareness, community involvement, alumni relationships and sponsorships

  • Able to monitor and measure tracking data to ensure effectiveness of all plans and adjust as needed

  • Comfort with collaborating with colleagues across the Americas to promote consistency knowledge sharing and best practices

What we look for

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off with additional time based on your level and years of service plus 12 observed holidays, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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