Assistant Director Strategic Communications

Northwestern Mutual

About Us:

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company over 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual. What started in Milwaukee, WI has grown into 7,000+ home office professionals split across 3 campuses: New York City, Franklin and downtown Milwaukee (HQ) - each one bringing with it its own unique talent and culture. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual as we are growing our digital and tech capabilities and are always on the lookout for bright, tech-savvy candidates.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Details

Assistant Director Strategic Communications
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

What's this role?

The Assistant Director, Strategic Communications directs and implements Northwestern Mutual's communications strategy in support of Northwestern Mutual's strategic priorities and client business objectives. In this role you will partner with the client group and Communications department to create and manage the execution of strategies that ensure a high awareness and understanding of intended audience.

  • Prioritizes messages and methods/channels/technologies for delivering them, and oversees tracking of success metrics. 
  • Develops executive-level communication. 
  • Drives proactive, rapid response to time-sensitive issues. Coordinates logistics and programs for key meetings. 
  • Go to person and subject matter expert in the discipline of communications.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and 6-8 years of experience in professional corporate communications, organizational communications, integrated communications and/or public relations in corporate or agency setting. 
  • Ability to listen to, engage, and influence clients; synthesize and relate complex information; analyze communications problems and opportunities; and develop and implement integrated communications strategies. 
  • Ability to lead and influence a team in a complex structure.

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