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Associate Principal, Internal Communications

Who We Are

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.

What We Offer

A highly collaborative and supportive environment developed to encourage work-life balance and employee wellness. Some of these components include:

A hybrid work environment, up to 3 days per week of remote work

Tuition Reimbursement to support your continued education

Student Loan Repayment Assistance

Technology Stipend allowing you to use the device of your choice to connect to our network while working remotely

Generous PTO and Parental leave

Competitive health benefits including medical, dental and vision

What You'll Do

The Associate Principal Corporate Communications will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Company’s internal communications strategy. This role will collaborate across the business to develop, create and execute communications that align with corporate goals, engage colleagues and advance business outcomes. The AP will play an instrumental role in developing and implementing strategies and tools to enhance effectiveness of communications across a variety of channels using traditional and digital channels

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  • Create, implement and enhance communications strategies to engage and inform colleagues around the company’s mission, values, activities and change initiatives through a mix of  channels and tactics
  • Write, produce and disseminate communications including, internal emails and presentations, , videos, scripts, FAQs, and print collateral in support of communication plans
  • Develop strong working relationships with business units to craft meaningful, understandable communications that resonate with their audiences
  • Ensure that internal communications reflect the voice, tone and culture of the organization and help apply related internal communications standards and policies
  • Develop, track and analyze metrics on employee communications; tabulate results, develop an executive summary and provide insights on opportunities for improvements
  • Research and implement innovative communication tools
  • Manage content development for company Intranet, including writing and posting content and generating new content ideas to support company initiatives
  • Help manage the logistics and planning elements of company events such as Town Halls, Leadership Lunches and other forums; support content development and executive messaging for these events
  • Collaborate with Corporate Communications peers, Human Resources and other internal groups and outside vendors to ensure message integration and consistency
  • Develop and actively manage a corporate communications editorial calendar to support companywide initiatives
  • Work directly with outside vendors, such as printers, to obtain quotes and produce materials
  • Assist with other communications-related work as needed and other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A


The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • Experience working collaboratively on communications initiatives from conception to execution to evaluation, agency experience is a plus
  • Strong writing, editing and copy writing skills to AP Style; previous writing/editing experience in corporate communications, PR or journalism fields required
  • Must be highly detailed-oriented and a self-starter, with the ability to check facts and figures for accuracy, as well as manage the timeliness of approvals
  • Exceptional storytelling skills and creativity
  • Ability to carry a significant writing and project workload
  • Proven written and oral communications skills, including the ability to convey complex subject matter in an understandable and interesting style
  • Strong project management skills, including establishing performance metrics and milestones; planning, organizing and facilitating meetings; and working within established deadlines
  • Polished interpersonal and persuasive skills needed, especially the ability to develop relationships both internally and externally
  • Track record of effectively partnering with business areas to support initiatives

Technical Skills:

  • Highly developed MS Office Suite skills, especially Word and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in SharePoint and Poppulo are a plus

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English or related field 

  • Three to five years of experience or more in developing and executing corporate and/or internal communications

Certificates or Licenses:

  • N/A

Step 1
When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.  

Step 2
You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3
If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. 

For more information about OCC, please click here.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-2312
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Nov. 26, 2021

How to Apply

Step 1 - When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.

Step 2 - You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3 - If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Numerous studies have shown that people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in financial services apply to jobs only if they believe they meet 100% of the requirements. We want to break down this mindset to further diversify our workforce.

We encourage you to review our open positions and apply if you think your experience may be a match, even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. Your perspective may be an element we need to continue building innovative solutions to support the markets and market participants we serve.

OCC is a globally recognized entity that clears a multitude of diverse and sophisticated products. We want to reflect this in the diversity of our workforce.

This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 ([email protected]).