• Managed Business Solutions
  • $133,195.00 -179,160.00/year*
  • Seattle, WA
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 312 N 83rd St

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The Senior Vice President (SVP) of Communications and Outreach will have the LEADERSHIP to oversee three discipline areas: Corporate Communications (Marketing & Public Relations), Community Outreach and Shareholder Relations.

This executive officer level position will be filled by a dynamic leader with a proven track record of driving system change. A person who refuses to accept the status quo in terms of operational performance and the well-being of our shareholders and stakeholders.

The SVP has the courage to look at the realities of a situation and then move forward with clearly measurable objectives toward fulfilling a vision. A vision which is only accomplishable by establishing seemingly impossible targets.



The SVP of Communications and outreach plays a key strategic role in partnership with the CEO and the executive leadership of Sealaska and its subsidiaries. This position will not only lead Sealaska's communication efforts, but will also to contribute to the organization's strategic thinking.

Specifically, the SVP will be expected to:

* Create and execute innovative marketing and public relations strategies, including both traditional and social media, to guide Sealaska leadership in cultivating and enhancing relationships with the media, customers, shareholders, and the general public

* Develop and implement an integrated communications plan to advance Sealaska's brand identity, broaden and increase the visibility of its programs, and build a strong public voice

* Partner with executive leadership to generate innovative ideas and solutions that engage customers and shareholders and increase loyalty


The SVP of Communications and Outreach actively manages, recruits, and develops communications, public relations and community relations professionals. Building team cohesiveness by establishing, communicating, and reinforcing shared values and norms, both within the department as well as cross-functionally, will be essential to the organization's success. Accurately assessing the skill sets of the Department is a leadership role of the SVP, so that professional development can be offered to staff. The SVP will also be expected to judiciously source and manage the use of external contractors where their expertise is required.

Specifically, the SVP will be expected to:

* Recruit and manage marketing and communications, public relations and community relations teams that support the development and implementation of the strategic plan

* Build organizational capability by identifying skills needed in the Department and recruiting and developing staff in alignment with strategic priorities

* Build talent by establishing and communicating performance standards and developing staff to meet those standards

* Facilitate effective cross-functional teamwork with members of Sealaska's other corporate functions and operating groups

* Source and manage the use of external resources (e.g., public relations firms, advertising agencies, photographers, printers, digital media experts, etc.)


The SVP will be responsible for all communications work generated by the Department. The SVP will also be expected to create and manage Department budgets and interface with Sealaska's internal finance, IT, HR and legal functions to effectively manage the Department's administrative processes. The SVP, in partnership with the CEO, is an ambassador for Sealaska and will be expected to play a role in creating messaging and in cultivating and managing relationships with the media.

Specifically, the SVP will be expected to:

* Be responsible for the effective operations of the marketing and communications function, including budgeting, planning, and other internal administrative processes

* Direct market research activities to keep abreast of changing demographics and other relevant factors for ongoing evaluation of marketing and communications plans and to monitor emerging issues

* Create messaging that aligns the Board and Staff around Sealaka's \"brand experience\"

* Foster effective and collaborative relationships with the media, creating and leveraging opportunities to make Sealaska visible to the customers and communities we serve, to our shareholders, and to the public


The SVP of Communications and Outreach will be expected to inspire the trust and confidence of others on the team, in the organization, and from the media and stakeholder organizations with whom he or she interacts. The position requires the ability to lead a diverse team of creative and technical professionals, provide strategic leadership to the organization as a whole, and balance, prioritize, and integrate competing interests with limited resources.

Specifically, the SVP will be expected to:

* Gain the confidence and trust of others through principled leadership and sound business ethics

* Learn and develop from personal experience and from others

* Embrace the opportunities in change and lead others to a place of clarity and commitment

* Foster a sense of energy, ownership, and personal connection to the work of Sealaska, the customers and communities we serve, and our staff


* Minimum of 15 years experience holding progressively responsible positions in communications/public affairs/public relations for corporate organizations and/or communications agencies.

* Experience working with different cultures and an interest in the Alaska Native experience.

* Experience working with businesses actively engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility work and triple-bottom line goals.

* A passion for leadership, partnerships, collaboration and team building

* A track record of navigating complex organizations and situations.

* Presence and confidence to project credibility to the Board, media, and strategic stakeholders

* Superior management skills, and experience in building, leading and mentoring a team of communication specialists; including the ability to advocate for and manage to budget priorities

* A vision for how to creatively engage, support and inspire internal staff as well as community members and shareholders.

* A commitment to create real change in the lives of Sealaska shareholders
Associated topics: assistant, chief operations officer, document, front office, operation, operational assistant, operational support, operations director, staff, support

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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