Director, Communications | HopSkipDrive | $155k – $175k | Remote (United States)

Director, Communications | HopSkipDrive | $155k – $175k | Remote (United States)

155,000 - 175,000 / year
Remote US
Application ends: September 20, 2024
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Job Description

Your role: You’ll lead communications and earned media efforts for the company, focusing on policy, safety, and corporate communications. In this role, you’ll plan and execute on proactive and reactive communications designed to raise HopSkipDrive’s profile and shape understanding of the company and our industry among key audiences, specifically clients (school districts, government agencies, nonprofits), policymakers, CareDrivers, Caregivers, and more. You will use communications strategies to shape understanding of our legislative and regulatory priorities, and raise awareness of our industry leadership in safety.

What you will do:

  • You will leverage various earned media channels, including press coverage, op-eds, letters to the editor, third party advocacy, and more.
  • You’ll lead the PR/communications strategy for company announcements, helping coordinate cross-functionally and managing media relations.
  • You’ll be responsible for drafting talking points and key messaging for announcements and policy issues.
  • In addition, you will lead reactive communications by owning inbound press inquiries on policy, safety, and corporate communications topics, and you will own crisis communications.
  • You’ll report to the VP, Communications & External Affairs, and partner closely with the Director of Communications (Product, Client, and Local Comms) as well as team members who oversee marketing, digital channels, and brand.

What you’ll bring:

  • An ideal candidate will have excellent and proven media relations skills and specific experience with crisis and policy communications.
  • You’re comfortable briefing reporters and editors as well as drafting written statements, coordinating with external voices, creating scenario plans, and leading internal communications on relevant issues in your purview.
  • You’re a team player and eager to roll up your sleeves to get the job done, and have worked closely with PR agencies and external consultants.
  • You understand the role communications plays in achieving policy goals, and have worked on integrated campaigns with colleagues in government relations, public engagement, and more.
  • You approach your work with drive, ownership, and empathy and do well in ambiguous situations where you can cut through the noise and make a clear and strategic recommendation.
  • You also have exceptionally strong writing and communication skills, the ability to work independently and with a team, and a passion for our mission to create opportunity for all through mobility.

Our Investment In You

We want you to be an owner in our company and share in executing our vision, so every full-time employee has equity. In addition, we offer competitive market comp, flexible vacation, FSA, medical, dental and vision, 401(k), and an opportunity to work for a uniquely positioned, VC-backed company in a hugely attractive space with significant upside potential. HopSkipDrive is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The salary range for this role is $155,000 to $175,000 year.  Final compensation for this role will be determined by several factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, skill set and specific work location. The total compensation package for this role also includes equity stock options

HopSkipDrive is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected class.

* This role will be fully remote in one of the following states AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI**