Vice President, Communications

06 Sep, 2022


Vice President, Communications


About the work

The Vice President, Communications will develop high-impact strategies for all proactive and reactive external communications to increase ShiftKey’s reach, visibility and impact and help advance the company’s business goals. This leadership role reports to the General Counsel and Chief Public Affairs Officer and will help build a best-in-class communications team.

Develop a clear and established plan for ShiftKey’s reactive public response, including crisis planning and robust media monitoring protocol.
Direct proactive earned media outreach strategy targeting local, tech, investor, business, policy, and healthcare audiences.
Build a thought leadership platform for key ShiftKey leaders, including top-tier media placements and speaking engagements.
Oversee preparation of ShiftKey executives for media interviews and speaking opportunities.
Communicate key company developments to key audiences.
Oversee the development of media assets, including press releases, leadership bios, factsheets and b-roll video.
Create and strengthen connections to key audiences, including engaging policymakers on issues key to ShiftKey’s business.
Oversee relationship building with key media and influencer contacts and cultivate new relationships with thought leaders, industry analysts and business media.
Continue to refine ShiftKey’s public narrative.
Lead strategy on key industry event participation.
Engage local communities where ShiftKey has a presence.
Oversee external communications partners and budget.

Who you are (minimum qualifications)
You have 12 or more years of work experience with a Bachelor’s degree or at least 10 years of experience with a relevant advanced degree.
Proven track record leading communication programs, delivering media results and acting as a trusted advisor to senior executives.
Ability to work well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and manage multiple projects.
Ability to distill and tailor complex information for key audiences.
Project management expertise, proven ability to manage budgets, timelines, and resources.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including PowerPoint plan development, news releases, fact sheets, talking points, executive briefing documents.
Ability to work remotely with limited supervision.
Proven track record of managing staff and or/agency teams to achieve measurable results.

Ideally you also (Preferred qualifications)
Minimum 15 years of relevant work experience.
Experience working a public company and/or agency environment, high growth tech company, or startup environment.
Prior work at a company in the Gig Economy space
Experience at a public company
Experience working with C-suite executives.

Travel Requirements
Travel as required (approximately 25% of time)

Doesn’t hurt that we also offer….
Remote work environment
Flexible work hours and arrangements
A high growth, friendly and engaging work environment with potential for endless career opportunities
100% Employer Paid medical option, plus dental and vision options for election
100% Employer Paid life insurance, including short and long-term disability
401K with dollar for dollar match up to 6% (includes a 4% safe harbor match and 2% discretionary match) AND immediate vesting after meeting eligibility
12 Company paid holidays

About Us
Founded in 2016, Dallas, TX based ShiftKey is a platform that is completely disrupting the way healthcare facilities typically find licensed and certified professionals to fill available shifts. Leveraging marketplace dynamics and deep industry knowledge, the company is playing a vital role in mitigating America’s healthcare staffing shortages, enabling direct connections between facilities and healthcare professionals. By offering the opportunity to work as much or as little as they choose and putting the power back into the hands of healthcare workers, ShiftKey is bringing more licensed professionals back into the workforce, a solution that is solving a major crisis in healthcare. Since its inception, healthcare facilities have posted more than 35 million hours of shifts on ShiftKey, interacting with hundreds of thousands of professionals looking for flexible work. For more information, visit


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Job posted: 2022-09-06