Our client, headquartered in the “Silicon Hills” of Austin, Texas, offers an experience as unique as the city in which it operates. The firm supports more than 1,700 independent financial advisors in delivering comprehensive securities and investment advisory services to their clients. With a culture rich in reinvention and advisor advocacy, they have developed integrated business management technology that, combined with its personalized consulting services, offers exceptional scale and efficiency.

As they continue to grow, they are looking for an enthusiastic Communications Manager who will create the overall Communications strategy and drive execution to increase awareness and demand for 3 of the businesses within our client. This leader will work with tthe business unit Presidents and their C-Suite Members to create communication strategies to increase awareness of their unit and shape a favorable impression that drives preference.
This role will be responsible for delivering all elements of the Communications function – External Relations, Public Relations, Strategic Communications, Executive Communications, Crisis Communications, Internal Communications, Communications to Advisors. 

What’s in it for you at this growing company?

  • Excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package for this full-time position.
  • A world-class team of professionals, casual work environment, and rich culture.
  • Challenging projects now and on the Technology Roadmap going out several years.
  • Hybrid work schedule.
  • Career path, training support, and opportunities for advancement within.
  • Award-winning, a stable leader in their market space and still growing.
  • A solid compensation plan includes comprehensive benefits and a bonus plan.
  • Full health, vision, dental. 401(k) plans along with a host of voluntary plans such as car insurance, legal services, and more.
  • A brand new state-of-the-art building in Southwest Austin with a basketball court, volleyball court, baseball field, walking trails, unlimited coffee, tea, and sparkling water!

What YOU get to go DO at this award-winning company: 

  • Own the strategic thinking, development, ideation, and execution of best-in-class Communications strategies through various channels, including websites, social media, industry marketing, events, and PR campaigns.
  • Develop messaging, positioning, and overall narrative to ensure consistent communications for each business unit both internally and externally through all key brand touchpoints.
  • Drive strategy for industry and media exposure including, press releases, publication contributions, byline contributions, speaking engagements, etc.
  • Develop Communications plans and corresponding budgets to meet revenue and brand health goals.
  • Measure the performance of all Communications activities, assess against KPIs, and refine activities and strategies to achieve them.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to Business Unit Presidents, Business Unit C-Suite members, Director of Communications and CMO.
  • Builds and maintains solid partnerships with assigned internal departments to better develop, coordinate, direct, and facilitate strategic communications designed to meet business goals.
  • Architect and manage the editorial calendar for and project manage the creation of the companies’ communication deliverables
  • Develops content and directs creative execution to provide a consistent, targeted, and impactful message that delivers on the business needs.
  • Create and manage a wide range of internal and advisor communications content including newsletters, emails, narrative content, presentations, scripts, creative briefs, business communications, etc.
  • Consult/assist in the development of marketing material to promote company products, tools and value add services to financial professionals. 
  • Copy edit, proofread, and revise communications.
  • Promote company through public relations initiatives.
  • Responsible for management and implementation of media, public relations, and social media in partnership with agency.
  • Create and drive the implementation of company-wide initiatives via promotional and adoption-driven marketing plans. 

What you NEED to SUCCEED in this challenging role: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university.
  • Master’s degree in marketing or business a plus.
  • 8 years Communications experience with at least 5 years in Communications with documented results in the Brokerage, Advisory or Trust areas.
  • Experience serving the communications needs of multiple brands simultaneously.
  • Familiarity automations tools Pardot, Marketing Cloud, Salesforce used to manage communications, review distributions lists and understand our advisor profiles. 
  • Ability to manage a budget and monitor and manage all associated costs efficiently.
  • Demonstrated success translating quantitative data and research findings from customer insights into innovative communication strategies that drive business results.
  • Track record of cross-functional partnership with specific examples of enhancing Communications  connections with Sales and Compliance.
  • Persuasive, confident communicator who understands when and how to use influence and authority.
  • Intrapreneurial spirit with a willingness to challenge the status quo and try new approaches.
  • Hands-on, high-energy, “roll up your sleeves” mindset, with the ability to be a driver and change agent in an organization. Leads by example at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Thrives in a dynamic, changing, and often ambiguous environment. A curious mindset, hunger to learn and drive to succeed.
  • Demonstrates and promotes a culture of professionalism, accountability, customer and client focus, and teamwork.
  • Manages emotions and relationships during periods of ambiguity, pressure and uncertainty while pushing for the best conclusions.