Global Director, HR Communications

23 Dec, 2020


Global Director, HR Communications

Beaverton, OR

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

The NIKE, Inc. Communications team develops, establishes and strengthens authentic connections with diverse audiences through the lens of innovation and sport. The team creates premium and innovative brand stories, builds and enhances corporate reputation and brand equity, and engages audiences such as consumers, media, athletes, investors, non-governmental organizations and Nike’s own employees. The team focuses on information, inspiration and connection to accelerate the growth of NIKE, Inc. Communications employees ignite conversations, envision the possibilities, and influence and deliver new levels of creative and strategic thinking to advance the brand around the world.

Human Resources (HR) Communications is part of the Global Enterprise Communications team and creates and drives communications for Nike’s HR strategies around the world.


We’re looking for a Global Director of HR Communications who will support the critical communications vision for the HR organization using the power of storytelling to engage employees in unique, authentic and compelling ways.

This role is a crucial part of the HR Communications team, and we will help drive key strategic and programmatic communications deliverables for HR across the enterprise. That includes engaging with our employees on HR strategies and programs in Total Rewards & Operations, Talent, Diversity & Culture, HR for HR, and HR Services by developing and executing strategies that generate understanding of key priorities and initiatives across the function, using a variety of channels.

The person in this role should have strong experience in communications and strategy, excellent writing skills, experience in building and leading a team, managing complex information, and message and strategy development. Experience in HR communications or content is a plus. This role requires a strong communicator and collaborator, with experience working with a variety of partners.


As a key member of the HR Communications team we will be responsible for developing highly innovative and targeted communications strategies, messages and tactics that will help HR connect with all NIKE, Inc. employees. You will work closely with internal partners to uncover and drive key storylines, and bring new insights and ways of communicating to advance the dialogue between Nike and its employee base.

You will support the creation of a strong narrative for HR and lead strategic storytelling for employees and externally, including driving select media interviews and externally speaking engagements when appropriate. You will manage both communications strategy and execution for Nike’s employment brand internally and externally across multiple channels.

We will manage issues as needed across the HR portfolio and will continue to build, lead, drive and inspire our HR communications team. The work will also include overall communications support for the team including event support, writing team emails, newsletter and social posts, Q&As and presentations.


Beyond our HR teammates and the other members of the HR Communications team, you will work with peers across Global Communications, notably in Global Enterprise Communications, Narrative Communications, and Purpose Communications. You will also work closely with internal stakeholders including the HR Leadership Team.


  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in journalism, PR, English, communications, business, or related field.
  • 8+ years professional experience in high-profile corporate communications or public relations roles supporting global organizations, extensive experience in employee/internal and corporate communications preferred with a strong focus on HR communications
  • Proven ability to communicate plans across a complex matrix on a corporate, regional and functional basis, including presenting before audiences of various sizes and cultures.
  • Experience in developing proactive, compelling and creative communications strategies.
  • Passion for creative storytelling.
  • Experience communicating to and working with senior executives to provide strategic counsel, clearly articulate ideas, successfully manage differing points of view and strengthen relationships and rapport.
  • Strong writing and presenting skills.
  • Experience leading communications strategy for major events, media outreach and across multiple vendor relationships including website management and content creation.
  • Deep understanding of both evolving consumer communications environment and digital landscape

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.


At NIKE, Inc. we promise to provide a premium, inclusive, compelling and authentic candidate experience. Delivering on this promise means we allow you to be at your best — and to do that, you need to understand how the hiring process works. Transparency is key. * This overview explains our hiring process for corporate roles. Note there may be different hiring steps involved for non-corporate roles.


Whether it’s transportation or financial health, we continually invest in our employees to help them achieve greatness — inside and outside of work. All who work here should be able to realize their full potential.

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Job posted: 2020-12-23