Join the Spark Team
We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable - until now.
We don't follow footsteps. We create the path.
In this highly impactful role, the Head of Corporate Communications and Community Engagement leads the company’s activities in corporate communications, R&D and product communications, corporate social responsibility, community engagement and internal communications for Spark Therapeutics. Leading a small but mighty team, this individual will be responsible for creating and implementing effective communication strategies and materials that are aligned with corporate business strategy. The ideal candidate will influence key constituents toward a shared goal around a communication strategy and lead complex communications in an exceptionally high-growth environment while demonstrating a strong entrepreneurial drive, exceptional multitasking skills and wicked attention to detail. This role requires both a dynamic storyteller and a leader who can combine vision with a strong mind for operations, execution and growth – all inspired by creating a world where no life is limited by genetic disease.
In a growing and evolving organization where employees are proud to work at Spark, the head of corporate communications and community engagement is a cultural ambassador, a change management agent, and a champion of patients and their caregivers. This executive will report to the Chief People Officer, and together with HR, IT and Corporate Facilities, ensure Spark continues to provide an exceptional employee experience, while externally elevating the company’s profile with appropriate stakeholders. They will serve as a key company spokesperson with media and will foster strong relationships with key industry contacts and Roche’s communication team.
Final candidate will demonstrate entrepreneurial drive, exceptional multitasking skills, the ability to think strategically and pay wicked attention to detail. He or she will work as part of one team to ensure needs of the business and key stakeholders are met. This position will be based in Philadelphia, PA.
Executing for Results
Building Relationships and Using Influence