VP, Corporate Citizenship and Financial Education (L12)

Stamford, CT, United States

Job ID: 1800001721

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Financial Education provides leadership for all of Synchrony’s financial education initiatives and activities. The person is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation and measurement of the financial education program at Synchrony.  The person must be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as work collaboratively with colleagues from across the company on a variety of projects and duties.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead in the establishment and implementation of financial education programs for employees, customers and nonprofit partners
  • Interact with high-level leaders from external organizations and agencies such as: United Ways, DOMUS etc. from across multiple regions, as well as working with SVPs and EVPs across Synchrony
  • Work in coordination and collaboration with other teams that have financial education focus, such as: HR, Marketing, Synchrony Bank, Diversity Networks etc. 
  • Be the financial education subject matter expert at Synchrony; obtain, maintain, and share a high-level of knowledge of the most effective strategies and current thinking in financial education
  • Manage program-specific partnerships with various stakeholders, including: vendors, nonprofit partners, government representatives etc.
  • Lead in the coordination and writing of program-specific marketing and internal and external communication strategies and messaging; collaborate with Corporate Communications
  • Lead the development and execution of a Synchrony Financial Education Week and other subject-focused activities
  • Identify financial education curriculum that can be used by Synchrony volunteers and Diversity Networks
  • Work with the Chief Learning Officer to train employees on how to deliver financial education lessons
  • Be a training resource and train employees to deliver financial education courses to both internal and external audiences
  • Be an effective communicator to stimulate and motivate others
  • Represent Synchrony Citizenship internally and within the community
  • Conduct research, as assigned
  • Assist with other Citizenship activities, as assigned
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least eight years of professional work experience, preferably in corporate, corporate philanthropy or nonprofit sectors
  • Minimum of two years of experience delivering financial education programs

Desired Characteristics:

  • Substantive knowledge of financial education initiatives and discussions
  • Highly developed skills in organizing and presenting data
  • Quantitative, analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, public presentation) and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional writing and editing ability
  • Computer proficiency in all Microsoft components (Word, Excel, Power Point required).  Must be able to create superior presentation materials with Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • High-energy and can-do positive attitude
  • Curious, open mind with strong aptitude for critical thinking
  • Ability to effectively cope with a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to bring in a fresh and innovative perspective to the company and Citizenship
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities and complete projects accurately and within deadlines

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the selection process
  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
  • Effective 1-1-18, new hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles.  Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles.  Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post.  All internal employees must have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. 

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627.   Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 85,000.00 - 170,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 12


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