IZEA, Inc Senior Manager, Workplace Culture & Communications in Boston, Massachusetts
IZEA Worldwide, Inc. ("IZEA") is a marketing technology company providing software and professional services that enable brands to collaborate and transact with the full spectrum of today's top social influencers and content creators.
The company serves as a champion for the growing Creator Economy, enabling individuals to monetize their content, creativity, and influence. IZEA launched the industry's first-ever influencer marketing platform in 2006 and has since facilitated nearly 4 million transactions between online buyers and sellers.
Leading brands and agencies partner with IZEA to increase digital engagement, diversify brand voice, scale content production, and drive highly measurable return on investment.
IZEA?s workforce is currently remote-only due to COVID-19 and plans to be until July 2021 or later. Key market foci include New York City, Boston, Washington D.C. Metro, Dallas Metroplex, Detroit, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, or Orlando/Central Florida
The Senior Manager, Company Culture & Internal Communications leads the evolution of ways of working and collaborating to optimally support the execution of IZEA?s broader mission. They are the flagbearer of our operational belief system and responsible for ensuring that the company?s culture is inclusive, inspiring, and empowering. Day to day, this individual ensures top-to-bottom team member alignment and provokes their action as ambassadors, cultivators, and stewards of IZEA?s core values.
They also lead our Senior Staff in developing, promoting, and implementing programs and processes that balance team member needs for connection, challenge, and growth while measuring effectiveness to prioritize how we invest in our people.
Duties & Responsibilities
Actively collaborates with all levels of the organization to inform, reinforce, and put into practice the behaviors that support our culture and, ultimately, enhance productivity and the achievement of our strategy.
Supports the hiring of ?best-fit? talent by capturing IZEA?s culture in a clear and compelling employment brand and employee value proposition. Partners with Talent Acquisition to ensure hiring managers are equipped to select candidates who will thrive within the company.
Leads Team Member Communications; responsible for setting the tone for, and managing content and effectiveness of, communications with employees. Ensures messaging is aligned to our culture and strategy, stratifying messages to optimize audience absorption. Inspires the team to use a broad and innovative range of two-way communications mechanisms to ensure employees are fully engaged in the IZEA story and have the information they need to contribute their best and be their best.
Coordinates and positively impacts team on-going education, recognition, engagement, and events. Leads a cross-functional team that ideates, plans, and executes internal events that allow team members to celebrate their collective pride, collaboration, and accomplishments. Oversees employee recognition and employee engagement programs, maximizing the power of positive psychology and strengths-based leadership.
Advances initiatives that motivate and recognize a diverse and growing employee base and delivers on our employee promise of equity and inclusion.
Integrates employee wellness programming as a component of culture and engagement.
Collaborates with IZEA?s external communications and marketing team regarding sponsorships, charitable giving and volunteer relationships with nonprofit organizations to maximize employee connection and impact with our communities.
Works directly with executives to provide strategic counsel related to our signature charitable giving program, IZEA Cares, including alignment to mission and culture.
Background We?re Looking For
Demonstrated ability to link culture to concrete action and results, including measurable outcomes supported by data.
Successful track record as a communicator at all levels of an organization, translating complex ideas into easily absorbed information.
Proven ability to successfully organize and lead large scale initiatives with positive impact.
Strong orientation toward growing, developing, coaching, motivating a team around a compelling mission. Remote workforce background for the COVID WFH era highly preferred!
Innovative and creative; willing to carve a new path instead of following that of others.
Collaborative and consultative with executive leadership. Rooted in a strong customer service orientation that positively impacts any level of employee.
Highly Effective verbal and written communication skills paired with strong organizational and planning skills
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
You?re self-sufficient and a natural self-starter. Your strong bias towards action has helped you earn the reputation of someone who gets things done. You thrive when you have a lot on your plate and get energy from making our clients investment in IZEA a success.
During non-COVID times, this role will require travel approximately 15-20% of the time, depending on your home office locale.
BA/BS degree required; MBA valued, but real-life experience is always preferred.
Why would you want to work here?
The act of hiring is not simply to up the headcount or to fill a seat quickly. When we hire at IZEA, it?s to add to our strong existing roster of talent and choose the right individual to impact, collaborate, commit, inspire, and grow alongside our tenured teams.
IZEA has been ranked a ?Top Place to Work? by the Orlando Sentinel for the past 4 years and has been recognized as a Deloitte ?Fast 500? honoree for the past 2 years. We take great pride in creating a positive work environment for all our employees - from our investment in team member ongoing education, to the ability to influence real change across our business - we are dedicated to your long-term growth and success.
At IZEA, you have an opportunity to make an impact on a global scale. IZEA connects leading brands with a network of over 850,000 opt-in creators ranging from YouTube stars to mommy bloggers and everyone in-between. We are the pioneers fueling the democratization of information, entertainment, marketing, and commerce. Our platforms fuel the burgeoning Creator Economy, filled with the next generation of artists, poets, filmmakers, photographers, thought leaders, comics, actors, and musicians. What you do here will impact hundreds of thousands of people directly and influence the actions of millions more.
We provide an open, flexible work environment that welcomes people from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. IZEA places value on action and results. We seek individuals that thrive in a challenging and fast-evolving work environment. While the company is over 14 years old, our executives remain active player-coaches -- they roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty by working side-by-side with our team members across all levels of seniority to accomplish our common goals.
IZEA is focused on promoting an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate the different viewpoints and experiences our diverse group of team members bring to our company. If you are the very best at what you do and seeking an opportunity to attack the ?never been done before? with a passionate team of dreamers and doers, we encourage you to apply.