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Manager of Financial Communications

Location: 

New Haven, CT, US, 06510

Category:  Communications

Feel Good About Doing Good

The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.

 

While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.

 

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Overview

The manager of financial communications is a major contributor to the success of both Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors (nearly $30 billion in assets under management) and Knights of Columbus Insurance (more than $116 billion of insurance in force). Working in partnership with both divisions as well as the Knights of Columbus Marketing team, this professional will develop content that will raise the profile of our insurance and investment products, including Knights of Columbus Mutual Funds. Responsibilities include media relations, content creation, events, product launch and sustainment support, press releases as well as web and social media content. Visibility for the role will be high within the organization and will involve frequent collaboration with the senior executive team as well as outside partners and agencies. Strong collaborative skills as well as an understanding of performance metrics and how they can be utilized to improve campaign effectiveness and brand awareness are essential.

Core Responsibilities

  • Create promotional plans to raise awareness of Knights of Columbus investment and insurance products to drive revenue growth, brand awareness, new client acquisition and retention.
  • Work closely with partner agencies to secure media opportunities and placements for senior leadership to position KoCAA as thought leaders and best in class in the faith-based and ESG space.
  • Collaborate with other divisions in identifying new content opportunities that increase engagement and help drive customer growth.
  • Utilize data metrics to monitor campaign performance and drive performance improvement.
  • Support the teams efforts in identifying emerging news trends, platforms and third party financial service providers that could support marketing and communications goals.
  • Lead development of prep materials for senior executives in support of presentations to external audiences, including the media and financial community.
  • Serve as primary liaison to Compliance Division on behalf of KoCAA in review of all external communications and marketing materials.
  • Related duties as needed.

Skills Qualifications

Required:
  • 5-7 years in a financial communications role, with a strong understanding of the financial services industry, ideally the asset management as well as the insurance industry
  • A practical Catholic that supports and believes in the mission of the Knights of Columbus Preferred:
  • Past experience in creating content for Catholic organizations, for example a church, diocese, school

Education

Required:
  • B.A. in Communications or Journalism Preferred:
  • Coursework or knowledge of the financial service industry or capital markets

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.

 

Employee benefits include:

 

Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.

 

Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.

 

Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.

 

Health and Wellness:

 

  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford