As the home for all developers, GitHub is seeking a proven corporate communications leader to support the company’s sustained growth.  

As Senior Director of Corporate Communications, you are globally responsible for external and internal communications at GitHub across all our different audiences. In this role, you will lead the development and execution of GitHub’s communications strategies from internal events, press, speaking engagements, and more. You will be committed to the continued development of a high performing corporate communications team, spanning global public relations, executive and internal communications.

You will report to GitHub’s Vice President of Strategy and act as a strategic advisor to GitHub’s executive leadership team. Furthermore, you will work to position the company, in collaboration with key partners inside and outside of GitHub, through comprehensive, rapid engagement and execution of strategic transformations, moments of crisis, and more.

Foundational to success in this role is your understanding of developer-centric cultures and high-growth environments, and your ability to turn complex concepts into compelling and engaging stories for a wide range of audiences. Additionally, your experience leading internal and external communications teams, and building holistic communications strategies that help accelerate corporate objectives, will be key: this is an enormous opportunity to create a cohesive communications strategy that will be executed across a variety of surfaces.


  • Develop and operationalize holistic communication strategies in support of GitHub’s vision and business goals to help grow the business and open source ecosystem, shape the culture, and inspire employees
  • Lead external, internal, and executive communications teams to ensure GitHub has a consistent and aligned communications strategy across all audiences and communications channels while driving personal and professional growth across the teams
  • Work across GitHub’s entire organization to position the company, create, and promote GitHub’s narrative and stories through press and other external channels
  • Partner with stakeholders across the company to drive and release strategic organizational change and transformations
  • Lead the development of internal communications initiatives that help drive efficiency and improved employee experiences across GitHub through knowledge management solutions
  • Act as a strategic advisor to GitHub’s executive leadership team on internal and external communication matters, and partner with senior leadership on developing communications plans that help accelerate GitHub
  • Serve as GitHub’s primary authority and subject matter expert concerning external and internal communications, including crisis communications
  • Define measures of success and monitor impact of communications programs


  • 12+ years of experience in corporate communications including experience from the technology industry
  • 3+ years of experience leading and managing communications teams 
  • Experience working in an engineering/developer-centric environment
  • Experience from communications to internal and external audiences and across several communications channels
  • Ability to turn complex concepts into compelling and engaging stories for a wide range of audiences
  • Experience with communications strategy development and strategic planning
  • Experience driving organizational change, including the rollout of new organizational design
  • Ability to present information in an accurate yet unique and compelling manner with an executive voice
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities, and comfortable with taking the pen when needed
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and editing skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time as and when it is safe to do so 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading both internal and external communications teams including functions like public relations, crisis communications, and internal communications
  • Experience with communications to globally distributed audiences and working with global communications teams and agencies
  • Experience operating in a geographically distributed, fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of the enterprise software landscape
  • Experience leading cross-functional stakeholders on mission-critical, time-sensitive projects and through crisis situations

(Colorado only*) Minimum salary of $122,500 to maximum $260,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.
· Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum salary compensation for this role when being hired in Colorado. 

Location: In this role, you can work remotely from anywhere in the United States or onsite in one of GitHub’s U.S. offices (San Francisco, Bellevue, Raleigh).



Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here:

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.

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