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Senior Director, Corporate Communications in US-Chesterfield-MO, United States

Aegion Corporation is looking for an experienced Senior Director, Corporate Communications in its Chesterfield, MO headquarters.

 

Aegion Corporation and its family of companies shield and protect the world's infrastructure from degradation and corrosion with a variety of technologies. Aegion's businesses comprise sewer, drinking water and energy and mining pipeline rehabilitation and corrosion protection for and strengthening of bridges, tunnels, buildings, waterfront, metal and concrete structures. Our companies provide cost-effective solutions to remediate operational, health, regulatory and environmental problems resulting from aging and defective pipelines and infrastructure. For more information, visit <web address removed>.  



Responsibilities

SUMMARY

The Senior Director of Corporate Communications leads the creation and direction of the companys key messages and communications programs, processes and materials for key stakeholders.  Areas of strategy and focus include employee communications, flagship corporate messaging, community relations, media relations and investor relations. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Flagship Corporate Messaging 

  • Core strategy setting, message development and management of annual report, website, photo/video creation, image management, social media and core educational presentations.

Issues Management

  • Rapid response activities, including responding to time-sensitive media inquiries. Participation in crisis communication planning and execution.

Employee Communications      

  • Development and management of townhalls, leadership summits, employee announcements, employee intranet, CEO communications, collaboration with HR/Benefits on program communications.

Social Responsibility

  • Integral to creation of companys first social responsibility and sustainability reporting initiative; proactive management of communications needs around emerging social responsibility issues.

Reputation Management

  • CEO positioning, media relations strategy, St. Louis media and community involvement, driving process and strategy around corporate awards submissions to elevate Aegion in the community and as an employer of choice.


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or related field; Masters Degree preferred
  • 10+ years corporate communications experience with a publicly traded company, to include:
    • driving the content creation and strategy setting for flagship company communications, including Annual Reports and internal/external website
    • leading the development, writing and design of a corporate social responsibility report or other similar sustainability reporting initiative
    • directing strategy for social media and online presence
    • construction/engineering industry experience beneficial, but not required
  • Media relations experience
  • Ability to work with, and understand, financial information is a must
  • Self-starter with creativity and initiative to make communications a strategic enabler for an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple deadlines
  • Hands-on approach to driving change
  • Experience in managing a functional budget ($500k - $1M) and negotiating agreements with outside vendors
  • Ability to respond effectively to highly sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • An understanding of the attitudes, level of knowledge and abilities of various stakeholder audiences, including employees, customers, investors and the general public
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
  • Travel (5-10%) within Canada and the US to projects, company events, trade shows, off-site photo/video shoots as needed

We offer a competitive salary with career growth opportunities and a full benefits package including Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Annual Bonus Potential, Matching 401k, Tuition Assistance, Overtime Pay, Paid Time Off, and much more.

Aegion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Aegion is firmly bound. Aegion will not engage in discrimination against, or harassment of, any person employed or seeking employment with Aegion on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA compliant priority referral Protected Veterans requested

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