VP of Communications

| Greater NYC Area
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Stash is a digital-first financial services company committed to making saving and investing accessible to everyone. By breaking down barriers and building transparent, technology-driven products, we help the 99% build smarter financial habits so they can confidently save more, grow wealth, and enjoy life.

We are seeking at VP of Communications who will define and establish our communications strategy and voice, leading efforts to build our corporate narrative and bring our story to the world. Our ideal hire will build strong relationships with key audiences and use their influence and excellent story-telling skills to energize and align both internal and external stakeholders. Reporting to the CMO, the ideal candidate will have a proven record of success, building and positioning brands as well as establishing relationships with trade and consumer press. 

What you’ll do:
  • Craft and execute internal and external communications that express Stash’s vision, brand, and position through media relations, executive communications, issues management, and growth focused PR strategies
  • Continue to evolve, evangelize and proliferate Stash’s strategic narrative both inside and outside the company
  • Ideate, coordinate, and execute aggressive growth strategies with the growth marketing team (paid and organic efforts)
  • Align with People Ops and HR to develop best practices for internal comms
  • Develop an in-depth understanding across all of Stash’s Products and Solutions to effectively create and execute key messaging aligned with organizational strategic objectives and operational performance
  • Craft research and studies to create opportunities for media exposure
  • Collaborate with data science to mine our deep customer data for press worthy narratives
  • Design, develop and implement communications initiatives to build and position our corporate brand and solutions
  • Develop and oversee corp comm assets including press releases, talking points for executives, presentations, Q&As, and briefing documents and fact sheets that create awareness and establish our position
  • Develop a strategy and process for identifying and managing key speaking opportunities for executives and award recognition opportunities for the company
  • Enable and train company spokespeople to deliver consistent and compelling messages
  • Evangelize our message and mission with media, industry organizations, and influencers
  • Keep current on relevant industry, economic, and governmental issues that could impact our business, position or messaging
  • Communicate regular media and issues updates to senior management
Who we’re looking for:
  • 12+ years experience leading strategic communications in the technology and/or financial services industry
  • Startup experience is a must
  • Superior writing skills with the ability to craft provoking and compelling narratives
  • Experience with developing research and studies
  • Substantial experience running thought leadership initiatives
  • Experience managing internal PR teams and external agency relationships
  • Candidate should be a strategic thinker, an inspiring leader, and a team player that is motivated by getting their hands dirty
  • Must be highly motivated, possess a positive attitude, have excellent organizational skills, and exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • A self-starter, with the ability to work efficiently, managing multiple priorities with tight deadlines
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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
  • Family-Friendly Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401k
  • Learning & Development Stipend
  • Commuter Benefits and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • Stocked fridges & kitchens and catered lunch on Fridays
  • Thursday happy hours
  • Team outings that do not involve trust falls...

Awards & Recognition:

  • Forbes Fintech 50 Most Innovative Fintech Companies (2019)
  • LendIt Fintech Innovator of the Year (2019)
  • Built in NYC's Best Places to Work (2019)
  • Built in NYC’s Startups to Watch (2018)
  • Wall Street Journal's "Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch" in 2018
  • MarCom Awards Double Gold & Platinum Winner (2018)
  • Webby Award Winner for Best Mobile Sites & Apps in the Financial Services and Banking (2017)
  • W3 Awards Winner for Best User Experience (2017)

**No recruiters, please.

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Location

500 7th Ave, New York , NY 10018

What are Stash Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Ping Pong, Skeeball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Learning and Development Stipend
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexible Work Schedule and Work/Life Balance. Learning & Development Stipend. Team Building Events and Activities. Demos, Drinks & Data every Thursday followed by Happy Hour. Stocked Fridge (food, snacks, drinks) Beer & Cold Brew on Tap. Catered Lunch on Fridays. Bi-weekly Stash Labs! (Work on passion projects for the day). 4 X Family-Friendly Health Insurance Plans Starting at $ 4.90 per month (Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield). Flexible Spending Account (FSA). 2 X Family-Friendly Dental Insurance Plans Starting at $ .39 per month (Guardian). 1 X Family-Friendly Vision Insurance Plan Starting at $ .04 per month (VSP). Short-term disability, long-term disability (60% of salary up to $12K/month), and basic life insurance ($50k).

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