Communications Generalist

We’re looking for talented individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area with a minimum of 7 years experience with a broad range of change and communications skill sets, including employee comms, executive comms, strategy development, program development, employee engagement, content development, change management, project management, event management and/or a related field and are ready to jump in with a great team and add immediate value.

You must be a self-starter with internal or external consulting and delivery experience and a strong orientation to client relationship management.

Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with clients and colleagues based on mutual respect and trust; work responsively and collaboratively in ways that both build and support the team, manage priorities, and deliver excellent work.
  • Ask good questions. Think diagnostically, quickly analyze scenarios, and “connect the dots” to determine where value can be added.
  • Partner with clients and colleagues to design and deploy organizational effectiveness and change strategies and tactics that help the people and the business thrive.
  • Develop, execute, and measure communication and engagement strategies and programs that drive, support and catalyze alignment and engagement.
  • Develop compelling content. Write and synthesize content in a variety of styles/formats that connects and inspires diverse audiences.
  • React and respond to a variety of client needs and roles related to communications. Typical examples include:

    • Communications strategy development and execution
    • Communications plan development and execution
    • Internal executive communications (e.g., all hands content development, organizational announcements)
    • Executive keynote / presentation development
    • Content development (e.g., presentations, newsletters, articles, video briefs)
    • Communications program development or execution

What you bring to the role

  • A consulting and coaching approach – even when the task is more execution-oriented, bringing a consultative, collaborative and coaching mindset to everything we do is imperative.
  • Creativity in problem solving – you are excellent at managing and galvanizing teams to achieve business outcomes.
  • Strong people skills – viewed as a trusted advisor and routinely consulted for advice.
  • A self-directed, self-motivated learning style – you are able to navigate new situations, organizations, and teams rapidly.
  • A growth mindset – willing to listen, learn, incorporate new ideas, and adapt to changing environments and client needs.
  • Comfort in managing ambiguity and adapting to changing environments.
  • A team player with a positive, can-do attitude – always ready to jump in and add immediate value.
  • Imaginative and innovative communicator – always considering new ways to showcase content and knows how to draw out (and find) inspiration.
  • A bias towards excellence – delivering high-quality work, and a fierce commitment to our clients’ success.
  • Equally comfortable working independently and collaboratively—can work effectively in person and virtually.
  • Commitment to Blue Beyond’s mission and values.

Qualifications

  • Experience with a broad range of change and communications skill sets, including stakeholder engagement, execution communications, internal and employee communications, change management, manager enablement, strategy development, program development, and/or related fields.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters in related field a plus.
  • In-depth experience in a business unit or function requiring extensive consulting, relationship development capability, and communications support (e.g., Human Resources, Organizational Development, Talent Management, Employee Communications, Change Management, IT, Sales, Operations, business units, etc.).
  • Experience aligning communications objectives and strategies to business needs and customer outcomes. Exposure to or experience in technology, life sciences and/or biotechnology industries is a plus.
  • Experience with project planning and management with the ability to successfully operationalize and execute on a plan, as well as anticipate potential problems and produce contingency plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in a variety of formats e.g. web, briefing memos, blogs, video scripts, Word, PowerPoint, etc. in a way that is engaging and helps individual executives ‘show up’ effectively in various venues.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly develop, design and create effective PowerPoint presentations for the purposes of organizational and leadership communications.
  • Adept at using a wide variety of communication channels, tools, and technology.
  • Able to perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently.
  • Travel may be required.

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