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Director of Transformation Communications

 

Director of Transformation Communications

  • JR-126154
  • Frisco
  • Communications
  • Full time
Director of Transformation Communications

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed. 

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.   

 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.  
 
Job Summary: Equinix is seeking a talented person who is inspired by big opportunities, is driven to learn and grow, thrives on change, and wants to make a meaningful difference in our organization as we transform and evolve our operating model to position the company for continued growth.  

 

Within Equinix, the Transformation Office is the force driving large-scale, complex transformation initiatives for the business – all while balancing our need for innovation, customer centricity and operational efficiencies. The Transformation Office’s leadership in executing key initiatives helps advance our corporate objectives and deliver on our multi-year transformational priorities. 

 

We’re recruiting for an experienced communications leader to serve as  the Director of Transformation Communications. This role will create and execute a proactive communications program to advance the company’s priorities and enable change and transformation to be readily embraced across the entire company.  

 

The communications director will lead all aspects of communications for the Chief Transformation Officer and support the transformation team in areas including executive and employee communications, content development, departmental communications needs, thought leadership, and social media for the Transformation Officer. You will be responsible for delivering compelling communication programs and content that leads to measurable employee and stakeholder engagement, while at the same time partnering with others – across the broader communications team, regions, and the business to tell our story internally and externally.  

 

This is a new position and a terrific opportunity for a creative leader and strong writer who enjoys partnering directly with senior executives and cross-functional stakeholders on a variety of strategic initiatives at the same time. The role reports to the Senior Director of Executive and Internal Communications and will serve on the extended communications leadership team. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Proactively develop and execute the holistic communications strategy for the Transformation Office – balancing internal and external audiences and serving both the department and corporation’s needs 

  • Hands-on in content development blending both the head and the heart to articulate the priorities and progress of the Transformation Office and why it matters to our company and our customers 

  • Build and maintain relationships with members of the executive leadership team and cross-functional stakeholders to inform Transformation communications strategy and content. Part of this includes partnering closely with the Transformation team and across PR, AR, internal, executive, regional, and functional communication leads to drive a holistic and sustained communications program 

  • Drive proactive internal and external engagements that expand the reach of the Chief Transformation officer’s network and effectiveness in supporting business objectives 

  • Elevate the voice of the Chief Transformation Officer and her leadership team on specific topics aligned with Equinix strategy, including innovation, sustainability, diversity & company culture  

  • Implement processes that drive long-term planning, high-quality content gathering, and rigorous execution across all aspects of Transformation communications 

  • Ability to reach different audiences with tailored messages, leveraging multiple channels/executives and functional/team meetings and town halls, written/social channels, and other means to engage employees 

  • Lead the creation of social media content and partner with the social media team to drive engagement across priority audiences and topics 

Qualifications 

  • At least 15 years of communications experience, with track record of overseeing communications programs in leadership roles 

  • Significant executive, internal, and/or transformational communications experience, ideally for a Fortune 500 company 

  • A gifted storyteller and writer who can embody the voice and perspective of others while continuing to motivate the audience to embrace change; experience in creating executive content, messaging, and talking points 

  • Ability to weave in emotion, passion, authenticity, and personal connection into the content they create 

  • Strategic thinker with strong executive presence and the ability to inspire trust and confidence 

  • Ability to bring innovative thinking, creative ideas, diverse perspectives, global and regional insights, and higher-level awareness into everything that is created 

  • Superior judgement, with the ability to balance short and long-term priorities in a disciplined manner 

  • Uncanny ability to develop and leverage strong partnerships across an organization, harmonize various perspectives/objectives, provide sound counsel, prioritize, and deliver positive outcomes for all involved 

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly matrixed environment while calmly adapting and embracing change as needed 

  • Bachelor's degree preferred 

 

At Equinix, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #IamSafeIBelongIMatter culture transcends and informs all we do. In alignment with our culture, Equinix has implemented a vaccine or test policy that requires employees to show proof of full vaccination or get tested regularly to work onsite in an IBX or office. 

 

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability.  If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com.  Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you. 

 

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

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