Communications Manager

Pleasanton, California | Freelance | Job ID #47156 |
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Onward Search has an East Bay client searching for a Communications Manager for a busy strategic IT department. This role is responsible for providing complex communications consultation, communications planning, implementation and recommended solutions for multiple programs and projects (targeting both internal and external audiences) to meet organizational brand and reputation goals.


  • Develop and implement communications plans and tactics to fulfill the strategic and operational goals and objectives.
  • Create an overall communication program along with director & VP to support client objectives and deliver, promote and protect the brand and reputation.
  • Lead ongoing projects/teams in implementing projects, events, and programs.
  • Strengthen client relations.
  • This role could have direct reports and possibly supervise outside vendors.
  • Backup to the communications director or other leaders.
  • Create internal and external communication plans for nation functions including positioning, messaging.
  • Consult on communications with senior level clients on their internal and external communications.
  • Strategize, write plans and briefs, research and analyze, write articles, prepare presentations (powerpoint, speeches, talking points), plan logistics, manage overall coordination.
  • Work with peers in other departments to successfully fulfill the communications and brand objectives.
  • Oversee content for consistency in look, tone, manner and messaging.


  • BA in Journalism, English, PR, Business Administration or related.
  • Master degree preferred.
  • 10+ years in corporate communications, 2+ in a supervisory or major project leadership role.
  • Within the last three years, experience in planning and implementing elaborate internal communications plans and projects for large complex organizations.
  • Experience on cross-functional, integrated (internal/external) efforts.
  • Proven experience with organizational change, corporate reputation management, internal brand reinforcement, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Professional-level writing and editing skills for Web and traditional media.
  • Demonstrated excellence in directly supporting senior executives in large organizations and influencing their approach to communications while nurturing the relationship.
  • Demonstrated excellence in working collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Able to respond to emerging issues and crises.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
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  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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