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Friday, July 29, 2011

Ameriprise - Manager-Communications

About Ameriprise

You give more, you want more

You've worked hard and now you're looking for a career that's as rewarding as it is challenging. Ameriprise Financial is a great place to find just that. With our corporate headquarters in Minneapolis and offices nationwide, we're America's largest financial planning company¹ yet we're also a supportive nationwide family of financial professionals. We're proud to be ranked as one of the "Best Places to Launch a Career" by BusinessWeek magazine.²

You provide the initiative; we provide the support to help you succeed. Thrive in our diverse and inclusive environment with award-winning training,³ career development and 360° support guided by accessible leaders. If you're talented, driven, and ready to join a team of professionals who work every day to help their clients plan for and achieve their dreams, you're ready for a career at Ameriprise Financial.

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer.

¹ Based on the number of financial plans annually disclosed in Form ADV, Part 1A, Item 5, available at adviserinfo.sec.gov as of Dec. 31, 2008, and the number of CFP® professionals documented by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
² BusinessWeek magazine, September 4, 2008.
³ DALBAR Financial Intermediary Post-Sale Service Award 2007.

Responsibilities
This position is responsible for providing strategic communications consulting for Asset Management, Insurance, Annuities and several staff groups.

Accountabilities
Approximate % of Time Accountabilities
35% Provide strategic communications consulting
- Build relationships with leaders, business partners and other stakeholders.
- Assess business needs/challenges.
- Contribute to enterprise editorial strategy.
- Help simplify and streamline messages/approach.
- Proactively identify opportunities to help business partners achieve their goals and create an optimal audience experience.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of communications in meeting the needs of our audiences.
- Influence/participate in decision-making and help anticipate unintended consequences.

35% Develop, manage and implement communications plans
- Work with business partners to understand objectives, desired results.
- Draft communications plan and review with stakeholders, building in the end-to-end experience.
- Create innovative communications tactics to drive business results in alignment with the overall enterprise editorial strategy.
- Write, edit and coordinate communications to field members and employees.
- Provide comprehensive project management.
- Coordinate with Experience & Delivery team on the audience experience.

15% Presentation support
-Work with leaders and business partners to develop presentations for executives for various conferences and events.
- Provide presentation coaching.
- Provide leader talking points for meetings, conference calls and events.

15% General support
- Influence, write and edit business-as-usual communications.
- Contribute to various newsletters and e-magazines.
- Write/edit organization announcements.

Qualifications
- Minimum of five years experience in communications or related field.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Strong writing, editing, decision-making, project management and interpersonal skills.
- High proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Ability to think strategically, navigate complex situations, and coach and influence people at all levels of the organization.
- Proactive approach and creative problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
- Understanding of financial services.
- Undergraduate degree preferred in communications, journalism, English or equivalent related work experience.

Apply online now.