Director of External Communications (Remote, US & Canada)



Marketing & Communications
United States
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Who We Are

OhmConnect was founded to help bring 100% clean energy to everyone. We are solving massive inefficiencies in energy markets, changing how people use and view energy, and connecting smart homes with the smart grid. We build products that connect deeply with consumers and invite them to take action to positively impact the planet, their communities, and their wallets.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer striving to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment where everyone feels that they have a voice that is heard.

We strongly encourage candidates to check out our website at www.ohmconnect.com to learn more about the world-changing work we are doing.

Role summary

Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President, the Director of External Communications is a senior-level position responsible for driving the company's integrated communications strategy. In this role, you will develop and implement communications strategy and brand position, manage external communications and public relations consultants, interact with reporters, work closely with company leadership, and lead crisis management.

An important part of the job will be coordinating and engaging with internal teams (marketing, product, data analytics, and policy) to maximize opportunities to support OhmConnect and our partners. Key to your success will be establishing and elevating a new brand within the energy and smart home sector. You need to be a supporter of our mission and ready for an incredible journey.

What you will do

    • Develop and implement a proactive external communications strategy - inclusive of media relations, speaking engagements, awards, events, content, and digital/social media - to raise awareness of OhmConnect and its transformational initiatives.
    • Monitor industry trends, tools, and technologies and implement innovative traditional, event, and social/online communications initiatives.
    • Build and drive a structured and measurable executive communications program for the CEO and selected company leaders. This includes establishing a narrative that demonstrates industry leadership and that advances key business objectives as well as coaching leadership and writing message points for high-impact opportunities.
    • Drive engagement through strategic thought leadership initiatives with key external partners and platforms.
    • Develop and, if necessary, implement crisis communications plans. Train and prep company spokespeople.
    • Identify additional company spokespeople, evaluate and determine the narratives for each, and pursue thought leadership opportunities (speaking, media, social) accordingly, ultimately building awareness and increasing positive reputation for the brand.
    • Closely align with company leadership on upcoming company and project milestones and announcements to ensure awareness and determine how/when to publicize to media and partners.
    • Establish and work to meet measurable KPIs to ensure the effective use of resources and performance data to determine the effectiveness of external communications strategy and implementation.