Guild is hiring a Chief Policy and Communications Officer to lead communication and public policy for the nation’s leading B Corporation reshaping education and upskilling for the future of work. Guild straddles the future of work and education and has created a new category in doing so. By providing thought leadership, driving policy, and shaping the conversation on the future of work and learning, you will help all of our various stakeholders understand the complex and multi-dimensional problems we’re solving at Guild. The role reports directly to Rachel Carlson, CEO.
As Guild’s Chief Communications and Public Policy Officer, you will:
- Through community, business and political engagement, develop and lead strategies to build a large, diverse coalition to advance the cause of an equitable future of work with educational opportunity for all Americans.
- Serve as the quarterback for Guild’s relationships with policy makers, thought leaders, media, and others in the conversation on the future of work and education.
- Lead Guild’s communications, PR and policy functions, and build out the teams and functions to support the next stage of our growth
- Be a key stakeholder and leader for conversations on Guild corporate brand and broader stakeholder messaging strategies
- Work cross functionally with key stakeholders in Guild’s 3-sided marketplace in order to achieve outcomes
- Serve as the key communications and public policy thought partner to our CEO, and to the entire leadership team
- Perform as a critical member of Guild’s executive team -- bringing additional leadership and business acumen beyond key functional skills.
You are a strong fit for this role if you have:
- A background in business, with an emphasis on mission-driven outcomes
- Experience as the functional leader of policy and communications units within high growth organizations, with executive team leaderships experience
- National domestic policy experience, leading public policy and communications within regulated industries such as: healthcare, financial services, financial technology, the gig economy, transportation, education technology and green technology.
- Experience with multi-audience business models and working in partnership with key business stakeholders.
- Cultivated a variety of cross functional and external stakeholder relationships such as with executive and advisory boards, the private sector, university leaders, policy makers, and/or thought leaders
Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities and education institutions. Guild’s proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit and our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion.
We are one of the few female-led companies to hit a $1 billion valuation and the only Certified B Corporation with those qualifications. Our Series D financing round was led by Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Partners chairman and former CEO of AMEX, and joining other great investors like Bessemer Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Redpoint, Workday Ventures, Saleforce Ventures, and more.
Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Additionally, we feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a base salary range of $250,000-$325,000 and bonus eligibility, as well as company stock options.
- Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser
- Access to a 401k to help save for your future
- 3 weeks of vacation in your first year and an open vacation policy after year 1 to help you recharge
- 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, so that you can take the time to heal and or recover
- Family-friendly benefits, including 14 weeks of parental leave, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, and fertility care benefits.
- Well-rounded wellness benefits including access to free and low cost mental health resources and support services
- Education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth