Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with more than $65 billion in assets. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A., (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender) has more than $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets. It provides financing, leasing and advisory services principally to middle market companies across a wide variety of industries primarily in North America, and equipment financing and leasing solutions to the transportation sector. It also offers products and services to consumers through its Internet bank franchise and a network of retail branches in Southern California, operating as OneWest Bank, a division of CIT Bank, N.A.
The Director of External Communications is responsible for managing strategic external communications programs primarily in support of the company’s commercial banking businesses, as well as some corporate issues. This individual will develop communications strategies to support business, reputation and brand goals for a range of opportunities, including product announcements, financing transactions, thought leadership, research and speaking opportunities. The desired candidate will be highly collaborative and able to manage a process that includes conceiving an idea, developing a strategy, successfully executing a plan and measuring results.