Dave Inc.
Short for David vs Goliath, Dave helps people avoid bank overdraft fees.
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Director, Corporate Communications & PR

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Dave is a banking app on a mission to build products that level the financial playing field. To date, we've helped more than 11 million customers bank, budget, avoid overdraft fees, find work, and build credit—and we're just getting started. We believe in a world where everyone has access to financial opportunity and the ability to reach their personal financial goals. With a growing suite of tools and services, we provide a superior banking experience for anyone living paycheck to paycheck.

As a virtual-first company, there is no preference on where we get our work done. You are able to live anywhere in the United States, with the exception of Hawaii.

Dave is looking for a proactive, bold and collaborative Director, Corporate Communications & PR. You’ll develop and drive a comprehensive and expansive communications strategy, to build engaging narratives that will highlight and advance Dave’s Mission, products & service, and leadership in support of its members. The ideal candidate will have experience driving measurable results in a fast-paced environment and ensure that Dave’s story is properly positioned, amplified and valued in the eyes of our members, the media, investors, and other industry stakeholders.

What You'll Do:

  • CONSUMER PR 
  • Develop, lead, and oversee all consumer PR efforts and campaigns
  • Create a consumer focused public relations strategy and calendar to drive media coverage of the Dave brand year round, and build awareness of the role that our core product can/should play in the consumer finance toolkit
  • Maximize brand partnership opportunities to drive local and national media coverage 
  • Build a content calendar using partnerships, events and surveys, that enables Dave to be regularly in the headlines, driving coverage around spending trends and habits in our core “Zillenial” demographic
  • In partnership with our content, CRO and CRM teams, develop editorial content for the Dave.com domain to provide value to our member base, drive engagement and power SEO ranking
  • Build out a proactive comms and stakeholder engagement strategy to build an understanding of Dave’s unique approach to disrupting the short term credit industry among the consumer advocacy audience through media relations and community engagement
  • Own, develop, communicate and maintain community engagement initiatives in key local markets that clearly demonstrate Dave’s commitment to driving financial progress among our core member demographics

  • CORPORATE PR
  • Prepare and present publicity a corporate communications strategy to Dave’s Executive team and implement best practices to obtain favorable coverage and maximum effectiveness
  • Further enhance and support Dave’s Executive team as Fin-tech thought leaders by identifying and securing appropriate media engagements, preparing company representatives for interviews, appearances, and special events
  • Create press releases, media advisories, speeches, and external communications in support of Dave’s products and business
  • Own development of messaging and relationships with media and relevant stakeholders
  • Lead multiple agency partners overseeing external communications including media relations, crisis communications and supporting investor relations 
  • Prioritize hiring, developing and managing a high performing and engaged team that is connected to our company mission; with a commitment to inclusivity, diversity and employee engagement
  • Partner with internal teams to tell a compelling corporate narrative that will help to attract world-class talent - in addition to world-class partnerships, investors and members

What You'll Need:

  • 10+ years of related experience in PR/corporate communications, social media with experience in both agency and corporate environments 
  • Proven ability to develop and execute effective consumer storytelling strategies, including brand journey, culture, value proposition and creative content
  • Ability to quickly gain expert fluency on all aspects of Dave’s business activities and priorities
  • Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to write compellingly for a wide range of audiences and needs, such as scripts, keynotes, press materials, and social media channels
  • Self-motivated and independent, with excellent prioritization, project management and critical thinking skills, a strong sense of focus, organization, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven ability to run and deliver results on large-scale, complex projects under tight deadlines through rigorous planning and ruthless prioritization

Benefits & Perks 

• Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans
• Insurance premiums 100% covered for you and 80% for your dependents
• Company provided Basic Life and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability plans
• Generous paid parental and caregiver leave
• Voluntary Life Insurance
• 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
• Unlimited PTO and generous company holidays
• Company laptop and home office stipend
• Personal financial advisor

Dave Inc is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.

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Dave Inc. Benefits Overview

• Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans
• Insurance premiums 100% covered for you and 80% for your dependents
• Company provided Basic Life and Short-Term Disability plans
• Competitive salary and equity compensation packages
• Voluntary Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability plans
• 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
• Generous and flexible PTO
• Flexible work hours
• Generous paid parental leave
• 1UP Wednesdays where you can teach or learn something new from a fellow Dave
• A collaborative environment with opportunities for learning and growth
• Virtual social events

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partner with International Rescue Committee for annual gift drive. Host regular coding meetups with St Joseph's Center Code Talk
Partners with Nonprofits
Dave has planted over 8 million trees through its partnership with Trees.org. We've also recently partnered with Feeding America to help provide meals.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Dave's C-suite and extended leadership team is growing and focused on continuous improvement of our DE&I initiatives.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
#Los_Daves, #Davesians, #LadyDaves, #Gayves
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dave employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their Healthcare FSA and up tp $5000 annually for their Dependent Care FSA.
Dental Benefits
Guardian Dental and Dental BuyUp option
Vision Benefits
Guardian Vision
Health Insurance Benefits
Cigna PPO, Cigna EPO, and Kaiser HMO
Life Insurance
Voluntary Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability plans
Mental Health Benefits
Dave offers Guardian's Employee Assistance program for employees and their family members.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion. Optional happy hour after All Hands meeting on Thursdays.
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

There is a lot of freedom at Dave to create and implement your own career plan. Management truly cares that Daves are developing as professionals.

An Insider's view of Dave Inc.

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We've got a pretty fun-loving, eclectic group in the office. Everyone comes from totally different backgrounds and is unapologetically themselves, which I love.
People here also care a lot about what they do. I feel like I'm able to go to anybody on the team for help solving a problem. It's an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration.

Ryan

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The Engineering team at Dave is extremely collaborative. Our open office plan allows for constant communication and feedback. Our mobile app developers are spread out across multiple teams within Engineering, but we all work on the same code base. We have bi-weekly “syncs” to go over any new conventions in our code, and to discuss new ideas.

Lauren

Tech Lead

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

It was amazing coming into a company with leaders that provided me with the tools and guidance to set me up for success, and then let me run with it from there.

Dave has empowered me to drive the change I wish to see, and that has come with the opportunity to scale my own team to push the boundaries of the status quo.

Jackson

Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I was lucky to join Dave as the first QA engineer back in April 2018 and have been extremely supported by engineering leadership since the beginning which enabled me to grow into a QA Manager role & eventually transition into Project Management! I've always imagined myself in the role I am in today as a PM, thanks to the amazing team at Dave.

Lena

QA Manager and Project Manager

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