1+ months

Director, Communications (CSR & DEI)

Gaithersburg, MD 20898
**Unit Description**

**Sodexo,** a world leader in quality of life services, has an exciting opening for a **Director, Communications (Corporate Social Responsibility) CSR** **& DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)** !

This is a **Remote Role** !

Candidates may reside anywhere within the United States.

As an integral part of the Brand and Communications team, the **Director, Communications CSR** **& DEI** will drive the development and implementation of an integrated communications strategy for external and internal delivery of our corporate social responsibilityand diversity, equity & inclusionstrategies. The CSR& DEIwork we do is critical to Sodexo brand reputation and will be maximized through a content-driven approach that is delivered across all digital and media touchpoints.

This position will leverage a 360-communication approach to strengthen brand awareness and reputation including employee engagement communication, digital content (social and web), PR and media relations. Sodexo needs another skilled storyteller to add to its team. Someone who can not only identify content opportunities that can be adapted by audience and published on owned and earned channel, but also draft strategy and understand how to move the CSR conversation to the CFOs office. Knowledge of CSR issues, particularly in the food space, knowledge of the impact DEI has on corporate reputation, editorial calendar development, project and time management skills as well as a strong writer and a creative with an eye for visual design, presentations, and digital content creation.

**Key responsibilities:**

+ Strategic Communications Planning: Develop and manage the execution of CSR and DEI-related integrated brand and communication plans that drive brand awareness, client and prospect engagement, and align with global CSR commitments, business goals and priorities. Serves as the lead for leveraging and positioning executive sponsors - and Sodexo itself as a thought leader and deploying storytelling content with the help of subject matter experts to manage reputation and generate sales leads.

+ Digital Content and Marketing: Work with an in-house digital content team to develop content campaigns to support business strategies, leveraging key achievements, partnerships and engagement at key events. Keep up to date with new and emerging digital media trends to leverage digital publishing approaches. Work closely with segment communications to integrate storytelling and ensure a strategic approach to all digital and media campaigns.

+ PR and Media Relations: Identifying events, awards, media and executive speaking opportunities to leverage broad awareness in partnership with CSR, DEI, PR, and external agencies. Support issues management with messaging and response.

+ Employee Engagement Communications: Work with the CSR team, employee resource groups and other impact areas to engage internal employee audiences on programs and initiatives in pursuit of achieving commitments and developing brand ambassadors. Interacts with various groups within Sodexo (other communications team members, digital content, marketing teams within segment, operators and HR). Support the planning and execution of employee or client events such as webinars, town hall meetings or conferences.

+ Measurement and Monitoring: Analyzes, reviews and reports on effectiveness of communication campaigns to maximize current and future results.

**The successful candidate will possess the following:**

+ Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

+ 5+ years of experience in Strategic Communications, Digital Marketing or PR related field

+ Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

+ Strong writing skills focused on business communication, web content development, social media, blogs and executive communication

+ Strong understanding of strategic communication planning, digital content creation, dissemination and strategy

+ Strong understanding of public relations and media landscape

+ Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively and strategically advise stakeholders to influence change.

Compensation: Base $100,000-$110,000 (depending on experience and geography) + AIP incentive

At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts. Click here for more information about Sodexos Benefits (https://bit.ly/2EVNezw) .

**Not the job for you?**

At Sodexo, we offer positions that support a variety of career goals working in diverse business segments, including Corporate Headquarters, Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search today (http://bit.ly/SdxJobs) .

**Working for Sodexo:**

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities.


**Position Summary**

Lead communicator for the assigned segment(s). Drives the implementation of Sodexo North Americas integrated brand & communications strategy, which combines external and internal communications. The strategy is designed to build Sodexos brand through a content driven approach that is delivered through Sodexos entire digital ecosystem.

**Qualifications & Requirements**

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years

Basic Functional Experience - 5 years experience in communications or related field

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


**System ID** _859683_

**Category** _Communications_

**Relocation Type** _No_

**Employment Status** _Full-Time_


Posted: 2022-09-29 Expires: 2022-12-01

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