Full Job Description
About Ancestry: When you join Ancestry, you join our family tree. Backed by history, science, and technology, we’re creating a new world of connection, innovation, and understanding. Whether it’s reuniting long-lost relatives through DNA or unearthing new family stories from historical records, Ancestry empowers life-changing experiences. With over 20 billion digitized historical records, 100 million family trees, and 15+ million DNA kits sold, Ancestry is bringing the power of personal discovery to people around the world.
Ancestry is a human-centered company with an inspiring mission - we empower journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives.
For more than three decades, Ancestry has helped millions of people learn more about themselves by connecting them to their past so they can gain meaningful insights to impact their future. Our relentless focus on serving our customers has enabled us to sustain innovation and market leadership in both Family History and Consumer Genomics.
Our Global Communications team is searching for a Director of Employee Communications to lead company-wide internal communications with a focus on driving alignment with our strategy and inspiring our employees so they are motivated to go above and beyond. We seek to create a collective energy that galvanizes employees and is a tailwind to organization performance.
You are a seasoned communications leader with a ‘roll up your sleeves’ approach and a team player who can work in a fast-paced environment across many teams. You are an excellent writer, creative thinker and have worked closely with executives to develop and execute an internal communications strategy. The position is based in Lehi, Utah and reports to the Senior Director of Corporate Communications. What You'll Do:
Create an engaging internal communications program that helps us achieve our company goals while further growing the company culture
Create and execute programs that drive the mindsets and behaviors needed to deliver on company priorities leveraging multiple channels to reach employees where they are
Partner with and advise Ancestry’s CEO and COO and other senior executives on messaging and best practices for engaging employees
Proactively identify opportunities to enhance the employee experience and help develop and implement innovative solutions Collaborate with People partners and business leaders to help facilitate organizational changes and respond to employee feedback
Build strategy and manage content for company Town Hall meetings and other employee engagement events
Work with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to communicate business and product momentum internally
Build and lead the internal communications team (2 people) to ensure our company strategy and narrative is understood across the company at all levels in all functions
Who You Are:
10+ years internal communications experience preferably at a fast-growing tech company
Experience managing internal communication -- or building out internal communications teams -- for a changing organization
Excellent writer and storyteller
Proven success working with cross functional teams and executive leadership
Ability to work well under pressure and communicate clearly
Experience hiring, managing and leading teams
Experience in crisis communications and human resources-related issues
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Additional Information: Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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