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Director, Communications Job in Canada
Wealthsimple , Canada

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Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 31, 2021
Last Date
Jun 30, 2021

Job Description

Wealthsimple is a financial services company on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom, no matter who they are or how much they have. Using smart technology, Wealthsimple takes financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and makes them simple, transparent, and low-cost.
With over 1 million people using Wealthsimple products, we are the market leader in Canada. Our team is working together to build one of the most innovative fintech companies in the world and we're looking for talented people who want to help us move fast, ship often and make a huge impact. Join us on our mission to build a better financial future!
Read our Culture Manual to learn more about us and how we work.
We’re looking for a Director of Communications to lead the communications function at Wealthsimple by managing a team of specialists, while providing strategic guidance and tactical execution on various needs across the company from client-facing communications to media relations and crisis management. The key responsibility of this role is to further a positive narrative and reputation for the company, brand and products. This role will be covering for a parental leave until February 2022, with the option to stay on to support a growing team!In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to:
  • Own the communications function at Wealthsimple
  • Lead a small but mighty communications team, including managers who lead: Internal communications, Social media strategy, and Investor and client education content
  • Advise leaders across the company on communications strategy, and represent the communications team at the executive level
  • Own and manage Wealthsimple’s media relations strategy
  • Provide strategic crisis management on sensitive issues
  • Work collaboratively across teams within leadership, marketing, client success, investment research, product, and more to drive business goals
We're looking for someone who:
  • Brings 8+ years of experience in a communications role coupled with experience leading and building teams
  • Is an independent self-starter who thrives in ambiguity and can handle uncertainty, rapid change and shifting priorities
  • Has exceptional writing skills
  • Brings experience in investor communications, financial services and/or at a growth-stage company (an asset)
At Wealthsimple, we embrace difference. We believe that getting to the best outcomes requires diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We create space where all voices can be heard so that we can all do our life's best work. We’re committed to openness, curiosity and creating an inclusive culture as we know that diverse teams build better products and generate better ideas. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.

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