Senior Manager, Communications ($109,100 - $147,400)

Date:  Feb 9, 2024
Property:  110 INNOVATION (0009)

Irvine, CA, 92617

Division:  Human Resources (HR)
Req ID:  42832

Position Summary:

In collaboration with the Vice President, Internal Communications, the Sr. Manager, Communications will lead the development and management of employment-focused brand assets and the creation and application of branded materials across a wide variety of touchpoints. This role will work collaboratively across the Company to keep Associates connected to our employee value proposition (EVP) and business priorities using various communication channels and methods.

Job Duties:

  • Strategize, develop, execute and measure the creation of compelling visuals, storytelling and messaging that effectively communicates the value of a career with Irvine Company for prospective and current Associates
  • Oversee all creative projects for Human Resources, including but not limited to the development of recruitment, learning, recognition and benefits materials
  • Partner with stakeholders to identify opportunities to incorporate the Company’s EVP into existing Associate activities and touchpoints
  • Define an employment-focused visual language and execute projects in alignment with brand standards and vision
  • Work with internal and partner stakeholders to develop content and updates for internal and external communication channels, including email, intranet, video, podcasts, social media and the careers website
  • Work with team members and business partners to deliver end-to-end communications plans for internal announcements and news
  • Collaborate with senior leaders to develop and execute internal communications programs, visuals and strategies 
  • Create content for key documents, presentations and talking points and ensure they are delivered through the appropriate channel, often with fast turnaround time
  • Oversee the development and management of a brand asset library, including photography, iconography, video, messaging, etc.
  • Support the execution of change management plans and programs
  • Provide creative direction and support for divisions or corporate group projects and initiatives as needed
  • Develop relationships across all divisions and corporate groups to support the organization's objectives
  • Manage work independently, with self-direction, organization and advance planning on all programs, while engaging leadership to remove hurdles and garner buy-in
  • Watch industry trends and identify when/where we need to invest in new systems and tools to keep communications methods and channels current and relevant
  • Develop and manage vendor and external partner relationships needed to execute high-quality work
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • 5+ years experience in communications or brand marketing
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple, complex creative projects and programs simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment
  • Deep understanding of graphic design principles and ability to effectively communicate and interpret design needs and feedback
  • Experience with employee engagement and broad-based employee-focused communication
  • Self-starter, independent thinker with excellent follow-through, requiring minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented and organized, capable of problem-solving and remaining calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent collaboration & teaming skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects and work assignments from a variety of staff
  • Strong proficiency in Google Productivity Suite (Docs, Slides, Drive, etc)
  • Deep expertise with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Video production/editing skills
  • Employment brand management or recruitment marketing experience
  • Experience with intranet tools such as LumApps
  • Experience with user-friendly content creation tools such as Canva


Base Pay Range: $109,100.00 - $147,400.00


Actual placement within this range may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.

The Company also offers competitive benefits for full time employees including paid time off, matching 401(k), and health benefits.


About Us:
Irvine Company is a privately held real estate investment company and master-planner committed to creating and sustaining communities that thrive for generations.

Irvine Company is respected for its master planning and environmental stewardship of the Irvine Ranch in Orange County, including diversified operations throughout coastal California. Irvine Company brings to life neighborhoods and sustainable communities with a full range of housing, jobs, retail centers, schools, parks and open space.

We take as much pride in our employee community as we do the communities we create. It’s an environment populated with talented and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.

Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.


Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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