Stash is a personal finance app that helps make investing easy and affordable.
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Director, External Communications at Stash

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Want to help everyday Americans invest and build wealth? Financial inequality is increasing, and too many people are getting left behind. At Stash, we are passionate about democratizing wealth creation through education, advice, and products that help customers achieve greater financial freedom.

Reporting to the VP Communications, you’ll play a leading role in building the internal communications processes for our rapidly scaling organization. It’s never the same day twice, and this role is structured to allow the director of communications to focus on internal comms and channels, while also influencing other aspects of our comms strategy: helping us to publicly tell the story of Stash and why it’s the right choice for everyday Americans who want to invest in themselves.

We are a fast-paced growth company—join us to work on hard, important problems, have fun, and make history.

What You'll Do:

  • Partner with Comms and Brand leaders to build a culturally dynamic lifestyle brand (think Apple or Nike for personal investing) across external and internal audiences
  • Drive clear, consistent and cohesive narratives across media channels to build awareness and engagement for Stash and our mission
  • Lead the development of new initiatives that fuel earned press coverage for Stash across consumer lifestyle and financial outlets
  • Boost awareness and engagement with Stash’s brand partnerships and programs
  • Drive speaking opportunities, media training, and key  relationships with media influencers, reporters and reviewers 
  • Deliver consistently high quality comms for key announcements, press releases, strategies and programs for both internal and external audiences

Who You Are: 

  • Genuinely excited by Stash’s mission and the opportunity to use your creative talents to address wealth inequality by introducing Stash to those who want to invest in themselves
  • A naturally gifted communicator, both verbally and in writing, with an innate ability to bring simplicity to complex concepts
  • Both creative and strategic - a person who values big ideas and can influence others
  • Flexible and willing to roll up your sleeves. In one day, the Director, Communications might ideate around a product launch, analyze new data, refine talking points, and participate in partnership and creative brainstorming sessions
  • Passionate about effective storytelling that ladders up to key company goals

What you Bring to the Table: 

  • 8+ years of professional experience 
  • Experience building and executing successful external communications strategies
  • A track record of creative campaign and story ideas with demonstrated results
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Media relationships across traditional and emerging platforms 
  • Positive, self-starter attitude with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team


We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to living our values, promoting innovation, and building the best products out there. Our success is directly related to the employees that we hire, grow, and retain, and we believe that our team should reflect the diversity of the customers that we serve. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Stash is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Equity in Stash                          
  • Flexible Vacation
  • Flexible Remote
  • Family-Friendly Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401k
  • Learning & Development & Ergonomic Work Space Stipends
  • Commuter Benefits and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • Team outings that do not involve trust falls...

Awards & Recognition:

  • Forbes Fintech 50 (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Best Digital Bank, Finovate Awards (2020)
  • Tearsheet Challenge Awards, Best Banking Card Product - Stock-Back® Card, 2020
  • LendIt Fintech Innovator of the Year (2019 & 2020)
  • Built in NYC's Best Places to work (2019)
  • MarCom Awards Double Gold & Platinum Winner (2018)
  • Webby Award Winner for Best Mobile Sites & Apps in the Financial Services and
  • Banking category (2017)
  • W3 Awards Winner for Best User Experience (2017)

**No recruiters, please**

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Where we are

We offer employees the choice and flexibility to work where you want from anywhere in the US or UK. We offer stipends to make home offices productive and for those who don't live near our NYC and London offices, to secure space when they want it.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • iOSLanguages
    • AndroidLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PlayFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • LookerAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MandrillEmail

What are Stash Perks + Benefits

Stash Benefits Overview

Work remotely from anywhere in the U.S. or U.K.
Excellent medical, dental & vision insurance
Unlimited* time off
Paid parental leave
Learning & Development stipend
Work from home stipend

Volunteer in local community
Our mission is all about helping people - and that lives beyond our products. Whether holiday gifts for kids, or providing donations through our ERGs, giving back is important to Stashers.
Partners with Nonprofits
We are proud to partner with Comp Sci High, The Greenwood Project, and the National Society of Black Engineers.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Stash is proud to have a DEI Committee with a commitment to promoting an environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all people.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Stash provides training, deepening the company's understanding of unconscious bias and the effects it has on the workplace. We also hosted anti-racism and inclusive leadership training for all leads.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
At Stash, Employee Resource Groups like Black Magic, LatinXcellence, and [email protected] are committed to increasing DEI knowledge among Stash employees.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Building a diverse and inclusive culture is central to our mission. Over 50% of hires so far in 2021 identify as women and almost 50% identify as Black, LatinX or Asian.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental insurance is free to employees.
Vision Benefits
Vision benefits are free to employees.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer 4 health plans: PPO, HDHP and EPO. Half of our plans are only a few dollars per pay period.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
In addition to employee groups that run meditation sessions and exercise challenges, we have weekly Wellness virtual training sessions.
Mental Health Benefits
Mental health benefits are through our medical plans EAP and OneMedical. We've hosted Roundtables about stress, finding balance and selecting a therapist.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Stashers decide if they wish to be fully remote, in the office, or in between. We offer stipends to make home offices comfortable and WeWork passes for those outside our NYC and London offices.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Since going remote, we periodically offer free lunches and sweet treats as perks. We still have our quarterly anniversary luncheon and a bi-weekly lunch with the Founders as well.
Happy Hours
When and where we can :)
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Stipend to maintain an ergonomic home working environment + monthly internet reimbursement
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Annual Learning and Development Stipend
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
We host weekly Roundtable and Wellness events, monthly Tech and Tells, bi-annual Hackathons.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Engineering Cross-Team Pair Up Mentorship Program is a great way for a Mentor or a Mentee to work with engineers on projects that are outside of their regular sprint work.
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our People-First approach, offers employees the flexibility to work in a hybrid work environment (full time remote to full time in an office or anything in between from anywhere in the US or UK). For those who choose to be in-office, we just opened gorgeous spaces in SoHo, NYC and the Paddington area, London.

Our teams appreciate a commitment to fun and learning. We host weekly All Hands, Roundtable, Wellness events, monthly Tech and Tells, bi-annual Hackathons and take Halloween very seriously.

Building a diverse and inclusive culture is also central to our mission. Over 50% of our hires this year identify as women and almost 50% of our hires identify as Black, Latin X or Asian.

We are growing in customers, in employees, in revenue and in opportunity. We’re moving in the right direction—and we’re just getting started!

An Insider's view of Stash

What are some social events your company does?

We have an incredibly strong social culture and people programming that ensures learning and fun are built into many moments. Weekly we host an All Hands, learning Roundtables, as well as Wellness events. Monthly there are Tech and Tells, and our bi-annual Hackathons are a part of Stash's success and DNA.

Meg Conaty

VP, Talent Acquisition

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m most excited to see our many projects converge! Stash design teams have been working in concert to improve our visual system and solve long-standing customer problems. Soon customers will notice a visually tighter app with a clearer user experience, all thanks to the thoughtful coordination and hard work of all of our designers & researchers!

Quinn Ryan

Senior Product Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

As a growing company we believe that our people are our first customers. We invest in their growth in a few ways such as Learning & Development stipends, custom, manager and leadership development programs as well as peer development and coaching for all employees.


Sr. Director, Talent & Culture

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Building a diverse and inclusive culture is central to our mission. We believe in the richness that comes from working with people of different backgrounds and perspectives. Over 50% of hires this year identify as women and almost 50% identify as Black, LatinX or Asian. We’re moving in the right direction—and we’re just getting started!

Erick Smith

Talent & Diversity Manager

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I’ve lived in New York since I was born. However, during the pandemic, I made the decision to move to improve my quality of life and enjoy the beach. By allowing employees to be located in a place that best suits them , Stash reinforces that we’re a people-centric organization.

Rebecca St. Aime-Williams


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