Head of Communications

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Please note: All roles at Rhino are remote, and there will be no future in-office mandate.

Our mission is to give renters everywhere greater financial freedom to plan and enjoy their lives.

Our first product eliminates cash security deposits and puts more money back in renters’ pockets. With over $45 billion tied up in security deposits for 110 million renters in the United States alone, it’s time for security deposits to officially become a thing of the past. Tying up money at one of life’s biggest and most expensive moments just isn’t fair.

So we threw out the antiquated “way of doing things” and built a technology-driven insurance product to help bring renting into the 21st century. With Rhino, millions of renters across the country now have the opportunity to save with our award-winning deposit insurance. We’ve already saved hundreds of millions of dollars for renters and are trusted in over 1 million homes nationwide, and most importantly, we’re just getting started...

As Head of Communications (Director / Sr. Director Level) at Rhino, you’ll join a formidable, passionate tech team, helping to build the foundation of a company that is positioned to revolutionize renting.

In this role you will: 
  • Develop, execute, and evaluate the company’s communications plan and strategy across the company in collaboration with the brand, marketing, and corporate communications teams to reach key stakeholders and position Rhino as a global thought leader. 
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of the company’s media relationships.
  • Draft, create and own all print and electronic deliverables, including, but not limited to, op-eds, policy statements, and relevant website content for policymakers, stakeholders, the media, and the public.
  • Provide strategic guidance and tactical assistance to executives to prepare them for media events, speeches, presentations, and interviews.
  • Responsible for managing, creating, and tracking communications budget and determining key initiatives to streamline processes.
  • Manage external consultants, advisors, and communications partners, as needed.
  • Manage all media contacts and relationships in print and broadcast.
We’re ideally seeking:
  • An accomplished leader who has at least 10 years of communications experience, ideally in a public-facing leadership role within a high-paced government, public service, or nonprofit organization covering areas such as website content, executive communications, stakeholder engagement, media relations, thought leadership, and messaging for the public. 
  • The ability to take complicated concepts and transform them into exciting and creative messages that are widely disseminated to the right audiences through the most strategic distribution channels.
  • Wields a deep reservoir of earned and paid media relationships, including print, radio, and broadcast. 
  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies under pressure, time constraints, and public scrutiny.
  • Excellent and easily digestible writing skills along with precision editing and exceptional verbal communication.
  • Fluency in social media strategy, tactics, and trends.
  • A strong track record as a project manager and implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
  • High energy self-starter with maturity and the ability to position communications discussions at visionary, strategic, and tactical levels.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including peers, teammates, investors, policymakers, the media, renters, and property management leaders. 
  • Bold enough to take risks and fail, but gifted enough to learn and adjust quickly in an ever-changing startup environment.
  • Takes the work seriously but doesn’t take themselves seriously.
  • Graduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • Passion for our mission to give renters everywhere greater financial freedom to plan and enjoy their lives.

Benefits: 

  • Competitive compensation and 401k 
  • Unlimited PTO to give our employees a little extra R&R when they need it  
  • Stock option plan to give our employees a direct stake in Rhino’s success
  • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • Remote Work Program to allow for flexibility between home and the office
  • Generous Parental Leave to create a family-friendly culture
  • Wellness Perks (Gym, Classpass, & Citibike Memberships)
  • Commuter Benefits through a Flexible Spending Account
  • Fintech Equality Coalition Founding member

Rhino is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rhino are without regard to race, color, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rhino has a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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Location

Union Square, New York, NY 10005

An Insider's view of Rhino

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I feel connected to my team members in work and leisure - we get right into work but we also like to joke around. Infectious laughter often fills the gaps throughout the day or during lunch when we eat together. There’s even a chance, especially on Fridays, that the late crew will grab a drink and unwind while finishing up for the day.

Yemi

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I spend time meeting with Mayors, City Council members, state legislators, and advocacy groups to share how Rhino can bring change to communities and impact the lives of renters immediately. These partnerships are essential in advancing our goal of getting the option to use Rhino in front of every renter.

Jordan

Public Policy Director

What does career growth look like on your team?

My career has grown exponentially since starting a year ago. I’m challenged to lead so much of customer success - it would’ve taken years to acquire this much experience somewhere else. I’m growing my career in tandem with a thriving company, and I feel like my best self everyday.

Jenna

Customer Success Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Twice a month we used to host dinner at our HQ for the whole team. It’s been a tradition since the early days, as a time for everyone to learn about different work streams and unwind, helping to strengthen relationships. Thankfully, we’ve been able to keep that tradition alive and found opportunities to break bread together as a family over Zoom.

Paraag

CEO & Co-Founder

What makes someone successful on your team?

Industry and technical experience will always be important factors but my teammates' curiosity and drive make all the difference. We have a great culture of asking questions and collaborating on projects; our work is rarely a solo act. If this excites you, you'll be in great company at Rhino.

Matty

Growth Marketing Manager

What are Rhino Perks + Benefits

Rhino Benefits Overview

At Rhino we provide our employees with Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits. Our health benefit programs include Primary Healthcare, Health Savings Account, Health Advocacy, and Virtual Health. In addition we provide Retirement Planning, Commuter Benefits, Voluntary Short-term/long-term Disability Insurance, and Supplemental Life Insurance.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 80% of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% of annual eye exams and $150 for glasses and contact lenses
Health Insurance Benefits
Rhino's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Offered to everyone at Rhino, this insurance policy gives you extra peace of mind, including automatic deductions for easy admin.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Easily plan for your retirement by making 401(k) contributions directly from your paycheck and have them reflected in your W-2 for easy admin during tax season.
Company Equity
Rhino offers Incentive Stock Options for employees to purchase company shares at a discounted price.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide generous parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Rhino provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times as well as the ability to work remotely.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home, full-time remote for specific positions, and work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Rhino offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees which include parking and MTA Subway benefits.
Company Outings
Rhino hosts company outings monthly.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free lunch 8x a month.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion.
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
We provide a gym membership subsidy to all employees
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Rhino hosts lunch and learn meetings.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

- Recently added generous working from home “perks” program: learning and development stipend, food and meals, physical and mental wellness stipend, and team lunches.
- Unlimited PTO and our summer vacation giveaway to encourage team to truly book and take time off
- Increased our universal parental leave from 12 to 16 weeks

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