Commonwealth Financial Network

  • Community Development Manager

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
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  • Overview

    Do you have experience figuring out the best ways to bring people together and help them form deep relationships? Are you comfortable talking to new people—and passionate about fostering a sense of community wherever you go? We are looking to bring on a relationship builder and strategic thinker to do just that for our nationwide community of 1,900+ financial advisors.


    As we’ve grown over the years, our homegrown, organic sense of community among advisors has evolved. With this position, you will formalize a strategic approach to ensure that, as an organization, we continue to form community organically, but also to strengthen the sense of connectedness throughout the organization. We are looking to create a nourishing community at scale, while simultaneously encouraging and celebrating individual connections across our advisors, as well as between our advisors and the home office.


    In this role, you will be building upon what sets Commonwealth apart—a deep-seated sense of community and family-like connection—by creating new processesand connection points, as well as through live and digitally enabled experiences you help mastermind.  


    Key responsibilities

    • Identifying and analyzing advisor trends, advisor insights, and industry research to develop best-in-class community outreach initiatives
    • Developing a community outreach road map, prioritizing projects, and partnering with key departments to execute initiatives
    • Fostering idea-sharing and relationships throughout the advisor community by implementing additional networking tools and opportunities
    • Providing ideation guidance to our internal team to create more intimate experiences based on similar interests, business niche, business need, and region
    • Developing regional grassroots gatherings and activities among local advisors
    • Identifying and fostering growth and participation within Commonwealth microcommunities (women, next-gen, retirement, etc.)
    • Developing and maintaining strong advisor relationships by attending Commonwealth conferences and internal advisor-facing programs, as well as conducting office outreach to learn how to best foster a network of support within our firm


    Core strengths

    • Strong project management and executional skills
    • Demonstrated leadership skills; a natural community organizer
    • Experience with online networking and community connection tools
    • Enthusiastic, energetic, and personable demeanor; must have a great attitude and be customer-focused
    • Outstanding interpersonal, presentation, and written skills, including the ability to interact with all levels within and outside of the organization
    • Creative and innovative; a self-starter who generates ideas
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Strong follow-up and time management skills; able to juggle a variety of duties
    • A positive and adaptable approach to problem solving
    • A team player; respectful of other people’s time


    Additional skills and knowledge

    • 7+ years of experience engaging a community of like-minded individuals
    • 5+ years of proven experience in strategic roles, with experience managing across functions
    • A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, online networking tools, and online research preferred
    • Some travel required


    Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves.


    About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture


    Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive.


    That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities.


    Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home.


    Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.


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