Full Job Description
American Century Investments® is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm’s 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines.
We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs.
Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs.
Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends—more than $1.7 billion — to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., we also have offices located in New York; London; Hong Kong; Frankfurt; Sydney; Los Angeles; and Mountain View, Calif. (Silicon Valley).
For more information, please visit americancentury.com.
Are you passionate about helping an organization achieve its goals by providing creative communication strategies, techniques and storytelling? We have the opportunity you have been looking for!
We seek a Director Internal Communications to lead the team responsible for bringing to life the story of American Century Investments. This includes sharing our outstanding client-focused culture and purposeful brand. We aim to reinvent the internal communications strategy, plan and messaging and direct employee communications channels to inform, engage and excite employees. You will report to the Vice President, Corporate Communications, and work closely with senior executives and business partners throughout the organization.
Reinvent the overall employee communications strategy across channels to reflect the company culture and employer brand
Work with your team to redesign and develop holistic communications plans in support of strategic priorities and bring stories to life via various internal channels (e.g., intranet, newsletters, town halls)
Serve as communications counselor to senior leaders and business colleagues by applying a strategic lens to ensure alignment and generating the most favorable outcomes
Build executive speaking points, speeches, videos & FAQs for company-wide employee communications and key projects ensuring consistent framing of messages
Support planning and implementation of Town Halls and other major employee meetings to ensure objectives are achieved
Research, write/design, edit and publish creative content and visuals shared across multiple channels
Support crisis communications, working in partnership with business continuity and external communications teams
With IT, transition intranet sites to one platform to establish a vibrant hub of news, information and tools
Working closely with Human Resources, build and maintain a manager communication program to provide useful information to people leaders
Partner with leaders on organizational change initiatives to ensure awareness and adoption of key changes
Collaborate with Recruiting team on employer branding to build awareness and attract talent
Design communications to support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategies
Maintain an enterprise calendar with key dates and campaigns around required and business-essential communications, HR-related actions (e.g., performance, benefits, wellness) and other employee engagement events
Establish and maintain measurement standards to provide relevant information that guides continual improvement and further drives employee engagement, happiness and retention
Mentor, coach and develop communications specialist team members
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, marketing or related field
10+ years leading internal communications and employee programs
A proven leader, who can develop a strong bench, including 5+ years leading people
Able to develop compelling communication strategies with clear and measurable goals
A creative storyteller and versatile writer, who can connect key themes based on audience
Demonstrated ability to build trust and provide counsel to various partners
Working with C-level executives to lead significant internal organizational change
Strong project management skills with ability to work on tight timeframes and build integrated communication plans
Demonstrated awareness of critical DE&I facets and able to cultivate aligned standard and change methodologies
Design/visual communications expertise
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.
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