Sr. Manager, Corporate Outreach & Advocacy

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description
Under Armour is all about performance. Because what we make empowers athletes in every form to push themselves, to turn good into great, and to stay hungry for whatever comes next. And this is exactly what we expect from each other.
Working with us means one key thing: no matter what you do, you see every day and every project as a chance to push your field forward. In every store and every office, we build teams where everyone is an MVP. And together we tackle every challenge head on. Because we work to push the gear, the game, and ourselves farther.
We’re looking for people who do more than good work. We’re looking for the Best in Every Game.
Under Armour is the chosen brand of this generation of athletes... and the athletes of tomorrow. We're about performance - in training and on game day, in blistering heat and bitter cold. Whatever the conditions, whatever the sport, Under Armour delivers the advantage athletes have come to demand.
That demand has created an environment of growth. An environment where building a great team is vital. An environment where doing whatever it takes is the baseline and going above and beyond to protect the Brand is commonplace.
The world's hungriest athletes live by a code, a pledge to themselves and everyone else: Protect This House... I Will.  Our goal is to Build A Great Team!  Will YOU…Protect This House?!

The Sr. Manager, Corporate Outreach & Advocacy will identify strategic alliances and partnerships focused on the company’s priorities around business practices, values and responsible leadership.  
This position is accountable for global issues and works closely with executives and communications leaders, to provide strategies and programs to promote and protect Under Armour’s reputation.  The role includes responsibility for integrating issues management efforts with ongoing proactive communications programs, including thought leadership and advocacy, to ensure integration and alignment with Under Armour’s mission, vision, values, brand and reputation.   The position will manage sensitive communications on actual and emerging issues, frequently in short deadline-driven situations.   With this responsibility comes accountability for developing strategies to respond and address issues as they emerge.
This is a highly creative and very visible role, both as a strategist and an advisor.
Primary areas of accountability:
Develop strategies, initiatives, programs and partnerships for business practices that will have an impact on Under Armour’s global reputation, thought leader position and business results while staying aligned with our brand values
Proactively engage all global external stakeholders with meaningful content, share on the right channel and the right time to advance the company culture and reflect the values of the brand
Execute corporate reputation and integrated communications programs and campaigns that have a direct impact on Under Armour’s reputation
Lead, coordinate, and facilitate the ongoing execution, integration, and monitoring of the Under Armour reputation management plan with national and global partners as appropriate. Ensure that issues management work is fully in concert with other, proactive communications efforts, including thought leadership. 
Contribute to internal conversations, offering perspective and ideas that recognize our values in action
Deliver actionable insights to frame creative and strategic recommendations
Write, edit and produce a range of documents, including plans, media and content strategies, landscape analyses, trends and insights overviews, and proposals
Anticipate, identify, and develop strategies and messaging to protect the brand reputation from potentially high-visibility issues and crises.
Conduct continuous scanning, reviewing, and identifying of systems, processes, procedures, services, and programs at Under Armour that are new, high-risk or have been identified at an early-warning stage for potential risk to employees or the community and the Under Armour brand.
Serve as the day-to-day lead on UA’s corporate reputation activities, including corporate positioning and industry relations.
Initiate, maintain, build and strengthen relationships with key contacts in media and industry insiders through communications programs that create measurable value for the business, protect and enhance our brand, engage and influence stakeholders, and prevent and remove barriers.
Effectively manage a budget continually seeking out opportunities for economies of scale and evaluating existing practices for improvement.
Qualifications:
Strong communications skills, including verbal, writing and editing 
Strong presentation skills
Track record of success leading an external communications function
Change management expertise
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s required, master’s degree preferred, in communications, marketing, international development, or related field plus 8-10 years of relevant experience in communications or a related function
Project Management experience highly preferred 
At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.