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Director, Employee Communications

Headspace Health

Headspace Health

Marketing & Communications
Remote · United States
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2024

About the Director, Employee Communications at Headspace

The Director of Employee Communications will play a critical role in supporting the growth and evolution of Headspace, focusing from the inside out on our team and culture. This high impact leader will oversee our Employee Communications team and program, designed to increase connection to our mission, vision and progress, improve employee engagement and experience, and instill pride among our diverse and inclusive employee base. This role will report to Headspace’s VP of Communications and Social Media, and partner deeply with our People, Purpose and Executive Leadership teams.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead our Employee Communications team of two, supporting the growth and development of our inclusive, global culture, partnering closely with our executive leadership team, People Operations leaders, DEI&B leaders, employee resource group and marketing peers
  • Oversee strategic direction of the Employee Communications function, providing guidance on priorities and opportunities for growth cross-functionally
  • Serve as strategic advisor to company leadership, partnering closely with CEO’s Chief of Staff
  • Manage and implement complex communications cascades around change management, along with issues and crises
  • Oversee the health of key employee comms channels, including monthly company meetings, emails/newsletters, AMAs, Slack communications, intranet, and senior leadership forums
  • Create and edit content including executive emails, talking points, newsletters, etc. with an eye towards ensuring these communications are strategically maximized for impact and relevance
  • Partner with our People and Purpose teams to drive employee engagement programming, including the amplification of key business milestones, cultural moments, social impact work, and ERG milestones

What you will bring:

Required Skills:

  • 10-12 years in internal communications, employer brand and/or employee engagement in high growth organizations
  • Experiences with issues management, change management and crisis communications
  • Experience with project managing campaigns with a range of cross-functional partners
  • Able to easily flex from a strategic advisor to leadership to being more hands-on, developing concrete plans and messaging
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with journalistic ability to source stories
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Confident, self-starter with willingness to work both autonomously and with cross-functional partners
  • Proven experience building, mentoring and retaining high-performing teams of communications professionals

Preferred Skills:

  • Employer brand experience and ability to create a “best place to work” halo for our organization

Pay & Benefits:

The base salary range for this role is determined by a number of factors, including but not limited to skills and scope required, relevant licensure and certifications, and unique relevant experience and job-related skills. The base salary range for this role is $140,000 - $190,000.

At Headspace, cash salary is but one component of our Total Rewards package. We’re proud of our robust package inclusive of: base salary, stock awards, comprehensive healthcare coverage, monthly wellness stipend, retirement savings match, lifetime Headspace membership, unlimited, free mental health coaching, generous parental leave, and much more. Paid performance incentives are also included for those in eligible roles. Additional details about our Total Rewards package will be provided during the recruitment process.

How we feel about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging:

Headspace is committed to bringing together humans from different backgrounds and perspectives, providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We strive to create a diverse & inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do impactful work together.

As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination against a job applicant on the basis of their race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability*, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our workplace.

*Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Headspace. Please inform our Talent Acquisition team by filling out this form if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application or interview process.

Headspace participates in the E-Verify Program.

Privacy Statement

All member records are protected according to our Privacy Policy. Further, while employees of Headspace (formerly Ginger) cannot access Headspace products/services, they will be offered benefits according to the company's benefit plan. To ensure we are adhering to best practice and ethical guidelines in the field of mental health, we take care to avoid dual relationships. A dual relationship occurs when a mental health care provider has a second, significantly different relationship with their client in addition to the traditional client-therapist relationship—including, for example, a managerial relationship.

As such, Headspace requests that individuals who have received coaching or clinical services at Headspace wait until their care with Headspace is complete before applying for a position. If someone with a Headspace account is hired for a position, please note their account will be deactivated and they will not be able to use Headspace services for the duration of their employment.

Further, if Headspace cannot find a role that fails to resolve an ethical issue associated with a dual relationship, Headspace may need to take steps to ensure ethical obligations are being adhered to, including a delayed start date or a potential leave of absence. Such steps would be taken to protect both the former member, as well as any relevant individuals from their care team, from impairment, risk of exploitation, or harm.

For how how we will use the personal information you provide as part of the application process, please see: https://www.headspace.com/applicant-notice