Head of Corporate Communications

Menlo Park, California
Base + Bonus + Equity
Apr 13, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary

The Head of Corporate Communications will be responsible for leading the creation of the internal and external communications strategy as a direct report to the Chief Executive Officer.  The candidate will lead communications and will collaborate cross-functionally with other functions.


  • Lead overall internal and external communications.
  • Lead and oversee external communications efforts and manage corporate reputation across the organization.
  • Develop executive communications strategy for corporate executives; craft messages and create effective communications materials.
  • Write and manage timely press releases.
  • Support initial public offering (IPO) communications.
  • Support the development of white papers and thought leadership documents.
  • Evaluate priority issues and opportunities that may impact the organization.
  • Build social media brand image.
  • Point of contact for media inquiries.
  • Manage company website content.
  • Support content for executive public speaking events.
  • Develop communication strategies to elevate corporate reputation.
  • Lead content development of sales meetings, employee Town Hall meetings, etc.
  • Manage external vendors, as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required and graduate degree preferred (MA, MS, MBA), with 12+ years communications experience required, or equivalent.
  • Experience working with C-level executives to develop content.  
  • Strong communications skills, written, verbal and presentation.
  • Sense of urgency in managing complex projects & diverse project teams to achieve goals on
  • Significant result-oriented, analytical, problem solving, collaborative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building, collaboration, and communication skills.
  • Biotechnology or Life Sciences industry experience a strong plus.


Travel may be required to other Avellino global sites, to customer or stakeholder sites, or to tradeshows or external meetings.