Executive Communications Director

National Safety Council

Save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

The National Safety Council is America’s leading safety advocate. We enable people to put everyday strategies in place to solve problems — at work. As a non-profit, our focus is on eliminating the leading causes of preventable death and injury. More specifically, NSC is focused on:

  • Workplace Safety 
  • Roadway Security 
  • Impairment

Every one of our employees is committed to helping people live their fullest lives, and right now we’re seeking someone to fill the role of Executive Communicaitons Director.


Position Details

Executive Communications Director
Northern Illinois
Itasca or Remote, IL

Position Highlights:

Responsible for the planning, creation and promotion of strategies that will elevate the visibility and thought leadership positioning of National Safety Council President and CEO on internal, external and social channels. Interface directly with the NSC executive leadership team to conceptualize and write thought leadership content, executive communications, social media posts and speeches. Responsible for creating content that engages a diverse set of audiences and influencers, this position will also build CEO & brand reputation.

What You’ll Do:

Develop & Execute Strategic Executive Narrative 60%

  • Executive Storytelling: Use exceptional storytelling skills to conceive of, draft, edit and share executive communications and correspondence on topics including NSC business and NGO connections, safety leadership, industry trends, and executive teams leadership, with a focus on NSC values and results. 
  • Communications Management: All generated content must be crafted in the context of a clear and current understanding of safety mission, technology, management, development and government policy trends impacting NSC and its mission to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace. The output, including presentations, press releases, policy discussions and otherwise must connect and align to the intended audience. 
  • Executive Image Maintenance: Further maintain and elevate the CEOs reputation through an understanding of the needs of members, customers, partners, donors and key stakeholders by producing key content and communication materials..

Tactical Communications Engagement 30%

  • Social media engagement: Execute a social media strategy that amplifies the CEOs message and drives engagement. Elevate the CEOs social media presence by expanding the reach, and level of engagement of followers/subscribers. 
  • Respond to safety industry and mission developments: Track developments closely to suggest and activate executive communications content in a timely and comprehensive manner that will contribute to the successful positioning of the NSC and its leadership.

Collaboration and Other Duties 10%

  • Collaborate seamlessly with the NSC community: Build and maintain fruitful connections with key stakeholders, both internally and externally. 
  • Align executive strategy to the overall content and messaging strategy for NSC working in close collaboration with Director of Communications and content strategy leader. 
  • Develop useful, thought-provoking materials aligned with the Councils strategic priorities to engage safety influencers.

We’re Looking for Someone with:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree 
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience Or in lieu of a Bachelor’s, min 10 years of relevant experience 
  • Deadline-driven multitasker with a journalistic, corporate communications or government affairs background 
  • Experience working with senior-level managers and executives 
  • Experience developing and executing impactful external communications programs 
  • Proven track record of managing challenging and time-sensitive external communications issues and situations 
  • Exposure to domestic and international business trends, teams and programs 
  • Strong ability to conceptualize, manage and execute large-scale events 
  • Experience working with a mission based non-profit organization preferred 
  • Up to 20% travel required 
  • This is a remote position 
  • Salary range: $110,000 - $125,000

Reasons You’ll Love it here:

NSC cares about the safety, health, and overall well-being of our employees. We offer competitive benefits, resources, and tools to promote a work-life balance that supports employees during all phases of life. We off the following:

  • At least 20 PTO days accrued 1st year and 11 paid holidays 
  • Flexible work arrangements 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans 
  • Flex spending accounts for medical and dependent care 
  • 403(b) & Roth 403(b) with employer match up to 6% 
  • Reimbursable training 
  • Student loan pay down 
  • Dress for your day

We believe that you can’t be safe if you don’t feel safe. Feeling safe requires a commitment to equitable policy implementation and promoting diversity in the safety profession. We must cultivate our own diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment to deliver on our mission to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

NSC is an equal opportunity employer.

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