AVP, Corporate Communications

Alternate Locations: Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

Work Arrangement:Hybrid/Home

Relocation assistanceis not available for this opportunity.


Requisition #:67250

About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas - Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection - focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer's lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees' futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

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The Role at a Glance

We're excited for a new Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Corporate Communications to join our team.

The person in this role will provide leadership, direction and expertise for developing internal and external communications strategies and materials in support of Lincoln's IT and Digital teams and initiatives. This individual will provide executive communications support to Lincoln's Chief Information Officer, and will lead and develop a team of two communications professionals. In addition, this individual will support media relations, PR and crisis management efforts for Lincoln's IT and digital teams, as needed.

What you'll be doing:

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop a broad range of internal and external communications strategies and materials to achieve business and communication goals.
  • Develop and/or direct holistic communication plans including internal and external tactics - e.g. news releases, social media posts, speeches, talking points, internal memos, videos, etc.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and consultative communications guidance to senior leaders and internal/external stakeholders on various complex assignments and projects.
  • Develop and manage internal and external communications responses during crisis communications situations.
  • Help set and manage processes for the team and identify strategic improvements.
  • Establish benchmark and performance metrics to track communication effectiveness.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging developments/trends in the IT and Digital space, as well as other potential area(s) of responsibility, assess the impact, and collaborate with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments into current and future strategies.
  • Enable and enhance organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management.
  • Build and maintain strong and productive business-partner relationships to facilitate the successful planning and execution of strategic communications initiatives.
  • Provide ongoing coaching, mentorship, performance management, and growth opportunities to team members.
  • Serve as a contributing member of the Corporate Communications Leadership Team.

What we're looking for:

  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) (Minimum Required)
  • 10+ Years of progressive experience in corporate communications or public relations that directly aligns to the specific responsibilities of the position including managerial, supervisory, and/or demonstrated leadership experience and influence.


Work Arrangement:

Hybrid/Home:Employees will work from home generally three days each week and come into a Lincoln office on a schedule their manager will help set, following any applicable in-office training period determined by their manager.

What's it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.

What's in it for YOU :
  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career
  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities
  • PTO/parental leave
  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits
  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program
  • Tuition assistance program
  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being
  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and guard against long-term care expenses.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021.

Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index, and rank amongForbes'Best Large Employers and Best Employers for Women, andNewsweek'sMost Responsible Companies.

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