Director, Corporate Communications

Scipher Medicine is launching a personalized medicine platform for patients with autoimmune diseases that interpret an individual’s own molecular data to ensure care is tailored to improve the prospect of reaching remission. Most patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis face a long and difficult journey of trial error treatment of switching between different drugs with severe side effects without any clinical benefit as most approved drugs only benefit few patients. Beyond being exposed on unnecessary side effects the disease can progress to an irreversible stage while escalating pain is managed by an increased use of opioids. Scipher’s platform allows clinicians to select most optimal treatment pathway for each individual patient. The molecular data from our growing patient population using Scipher’s platform is further analyzed to develop novel therapies for patients who do not respond to current standard of care. 

Scipher is driven by data, passionate about improving healthcare, determined to push science, and convinced the fastest way forward is through collaboration. This is a unique opportunity to join a promising and exciting new venture tackling one of the largest problems in health care today.

Scipher is backed by Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures, Alumni Ventures and Tachyon Ventures and has raised $30 million to date.

Director, Corporate Communication

The Director, Corporate Communications will have overall responsibility to develop, implement and manage Scipher Medicine internal and external communication strategy. This position creates, plans, and executes corporate communciations programs to effectively deliver corporate messages to key audiences in order to achieve Sciphers goals. In collaboration with the leadership team, this position will be responsible for optimizing messaging alignment between the corporate brand and the product brand. The position is also responsible for oversight of employee communications including leadership messages, town hall meetings, organization announcements and other strategies focused on employee engagement.


-Lead the development of all external and internal communications strategies and programs strongly linked to Scipher’s business strategy.

-Lead the development of Scipher’s corporate narrative and key messages that serve as the core communications platform.

-Serve as a trusted adviser to the company’s executive management team regarding communications strategies and tactics. Provide recommendations for messaging and communications channels to executive team.

-Lead the development of all Scipher’s public relations core materials including creation, review and approval of non-financial press releases, company statements and corporate presentations.

-Collaborate with the leadership team to promote Scipher through social media.

-Serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on Scipher’s media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization.

-Prioritize executive speaking/thought leadership opportunities, prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed.

-Manage the internal corporate website and ensure alignment of the corporate brand across external audiences. 

Minimum Requirements
Education and Experience 

-A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Advertising/Public Relations or related field required.

-10+ years of successful work experience in corporate communications or public relations roles

Preferred Skills And Competencies

-Demonstrated ability to develop a corporate communications strategy within a start up environment including internal and external audiences.

-Collaborative team player able to influence thinking, forge strategic alliances and build consensus to drive results.

-Advanced knowledge of multi-media communications platforms

-Excellent writing, editing, communication and presentation skills

-Ability to produce clear, compelling and motivating communications

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