Director Corporate Communications at Farm Credit Bank of Texas

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Austin, Texas

Job Description:


Who we are:

Farm Credit Bank of Texas is a $37.3 billion wholesale bank that has been financing agriculture and rural America for over 100 years. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, we provide funding and services to rural lending associations in five states, and we are active in the nation's capital markets.

While you may not be familiar with our name, Farm Credit Bank of Texas plays a critical role in supporting the businesses that make it possible for America to maintain access to an affordable and safe food supply, an industry which is one of the most innovative and evolving of our time. And while you help us deliver on our mission, we deliver on our commitment to you as a valued employee by providing competitive compensation, generous health and wellness benefits packages and an attractive hybrid workplace located along the bluffs of the Colorado River just minutes west of downtown Austin.

We seek out top talent in their fields, whether it be technology, finance, accounting, credit, human resources, or other administrative functions, and welcome you to join us in our mission to feed the world.

Position Description:

We are searching for a Director Corporate Communications who is a strong writer with significant finance and investor relations experience and prior team management experience. This individual must be able to translate financial statements into press releases and the ability to independently write about financial topics. This is a player/coach position for an individual who will both contribute significant written content and oversee business-to-business communications targeted at external stakeholders (business partners, rating agencies, investors, and regulators), and internal stakeholders comprised of bank leadership and employees.

Day-to Day-Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position leads the Corporate Communications department which is responsible for critical "core deliverables" including the bank's annual and quarterly financial reports and press releases, board of director publications, event and meeting communications, registration websites and apps, the bank's internet and intranet sites, the bank's brand strategy, and requested business-to-business marketing and communication deliverables.
  • The Director is responsible for personally developing, writing, and editing compelling and informative content that resonates as the voice of the business to its key stakeholders.
  • This individual will engage closely with bank leadership and must be able to digest and understand the complex funding bank, finance, credit, and technology functions of the bank's business model and be capable of clearly and persuasively articulating key themes and insights through narratives that are easily understood by a non-technical stakeholder audience.
  • As the department leader, the Director develops and manages an operating budget, develops and maintains appropriate policies and procedures, manages vendor relationships, represents the bank to public audiences and periodically reports to the board of directors and executive management.

What You Bring to the Team:

Our ideal candidate lives within a commutable distance from our office in Austin, Texas and appreciates the value of the hybrid work schedule, while recognizing that the leadership position requires regular onsite collaboration.

It is an important role that covers many skills. This position requires:

Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, English, corporate communications, business, finance, or a related field plus a minimum of seven (7) years in corporate communications and a minimum of three (3) years in a managerial role. A strong finance background, effective leadership abilities and excellent writing skills are required. Experience in investor relations and/or working in the commercial or wholesale banking, financial services, capital markets, finance or agriculture industries is strongly preferred.

Our benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer comprehensive, affordable, and competitive benefit options that are focused on health and wellness, financial security, and achieving a work-life balance:
  • Flexible and affordable health and wellness benefits, including medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance, vision care, flexible spending accounts, and more.
  • 401(k) plan that includes an employer match (up to 4%) plus an additional employer contribution (up to 5%), both of which vest on the first day of employment
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance
  • Generous vacation leave, sick leave, and up to eleven paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave program of up to six weeks
  • Up to five days per year to volunteer in local community organizations, services, or events
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Generous tuition-reimbursement program
  • Physical fitness incentive plan
  • Employer matching gifts program
  • Modern hybrid work schedule combining in office and remote work locations.

Our culture:

In a world filled with unpredictable challenges, we invest in our people and ensure they have dependable careers with ample growth opportunities. As part of the larger Farm Credit System, we focus on building our culture around personal relationships and the ability to be connected to leadership through in-person conversations, regular town halls and employee engagement events. We are deeply committed to attracting and fostering a diverse workforce, development and career advancement and recognizing the hard work of individuals who contribute to our success.

Important note: We care about your hiring process and take it seriously. A real person will review your application and resume, meaning response timelines may vary. The interviewing process at Farm Credit Bank of Texas may include phone calls, text messages, emails, video interviews, on-site interviews, and requests for portfolios or demonstrations of work. We cannot personally follow-up with each applicant, and we will do our best to create a professional, respectful, and thorough process for candidates with whom we identify as a potential fit.


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