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Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Remote (Durham, NC)

MindMed is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel product candidates to treat brain health disorders. Our mission is to be the global leader in the development and delivery of treatments that unlock new opportunities to improve patient outcomes. We are developing a pipeline of innovative product candidates, with and without acute perceptual effects, targeting neurotransmitter pathways that play key roles in brain health.


Founded in 2019, we are continuously expanding our presence and global footprint. We are constantly searching for high-impact individuals in various clinical, technical and business operations domains to strengthen our team of patient-centric, intelligent individuals.

Our mission is to be the global leader in the development and delivery of treatments that unlock new opportunities to improve patient outcomes. We are taking a biotechnology development approach to clinical development and scale-up of our pipeline of innovative drug candidates, with and without acute perceptual effects, targeting the serotonin, dopamine, and acetylcholine systems. MindMed trades on NASDAQ under the symbol MNMD.

As Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, our ideal candidate will create, plan, and execute an investor relations program to effectively convey MindMed’s investment thesis, strategy and progress as well as deliver product, program and corporate messages to key audiences in order to achieve MindMed’s investor relations goals. Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer and in partnership with the communications team, you will be responsible for strategic and operational leadership of the Company’s external and internal communications and will be tasked with developing and executing key communications strategies and tactics to address the investor community, shape cohesive communications plans, and apply appropriate analytics as part of a cross-functional corporate communications team. You will lead and manage our external and internal communications ensuring consistent messaging across all platforms to all stakeholders, both internal and external. You will also assist with managing relationships with the investment community, including investors and sell-side analysts. This person will contribute to company branding, employer branding and internal messaging strategy and execution, collaborating with internal functional leads and Human Resources. The VP of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications will work closely and collaboratively with MindMed’s Executive Team.


  • Leads the development, management, and maintenance of strategic corporate, investor relations (IR) and public relations (PR) communication materials in collaboration with other key players. Creates press releases, earnings releases, presentation decks, scripts, Q&A's, reports, web content, announcements, and other communication materials in support of investor and analyst events, roadshows, conferences, achievement of corporate milestones and other noteworthy accomplishments
  • Works collaboratively with the CEO, CFO and other executives to lead and manage the company's participation in annual and quarterly meetings/calls, analyst events, road shows, and other critical events in order to successfully achieve investor relations strategies and plans
  • Serves as one of the key company contacts with the investment community (investors and sell-side research analysts), develop compelling, authentic and consistent messaging related to the Company's strategies, initiatives and performance, ensuring that all communications comply with pertinent CSA and SEC rules and regulations
  • Oversees the flow of internal and external communications between the corporation and external groups, including public relations, community relations, and the financial investing community at large
  • Provides strategic leadership, development, direction, and management of all external and internal communications initiatives, including media and key stakeholder relations
  • Works with the external agencies to create and articulate a clear vision and integrated, global strategy for the communications function within MindMed. Contributes to the Company’s branding and internal messaging strategy and execution, collaborating with internal Functional Leads and Human Resources
  • Provides strategic analysis of issues and determines appropriate proactive and reactive messaging to enhance and improve the reputation of the organization and support the vision and direction
  • Oversees various cross functional corporate projects ensuring appropriate messaging and organizational branding and acts as one of the corporate spokespersons with media, as required
  • Oversees all community engagement functions regarding mental health and our expanding pipeline
  • Liaises with government, media, and other external agencies and works with other health authorities, regional boards and partner agencies regarding common issues and announcements
  • Leads MindMed's efforts to engage our employees, accountable for writing executive communications and managing other communications channels to ensure our value proposition is shared with key stakeholders while enhancing and protecting the company's reputation
  • Determines the communications strategy and manages the creation of, including writing as needed, a variety of communications materials, such as videos, internal communications, executive speeches and internet/intranet materials that support the company's strategic objectives
  • Ensures communications are consistent and builds continuity of look and feel across all mediums. Cultivates a healthy partnership between cross functional teams
  • Understands and applies knowledge about major issues in the pharmaceutical industry and works with the team to anticipate and plan for potential issues to protect the corporate reputation
  • Oversees management of existing corporate websites to ensure a best-in-class, mobile-first user experience

Job characteristics:

  • Working independently within a distributed team in a fast pace environment
  • Being proactive, mission driven and diligent
  • Working for multiple stakeholders and managing multiple priorities
  • Learning about the broad, rapidly evolving digital health sector
  • Translating scientific and technical information into compelling public messaging


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 15+ years of investor relations experience and/or corporate communications at a leading biopharmaceutical company
  • Prior experience in a leadership role in the IR or Corporate Communications function inside a biopharmaceutical company strongly preferred
  • Prior experience interfacing and working with C-suite and member of the executive team
  • Has a track-record of successful execution of investor relations and/or corporate communications initiatives
  • Exemplification of and commitment to MindMed’s corporate values and the continued growth and development of our mission- and value-oriented organization
  • Retains a robust knowledge of up-to-date compliance, legal, regulatory and other issues that impact communications and can apply them accordingly
  • Experience and confidence in providing strategic advice and counsel to senior leadership team, including executives and our CEO, related to communications strategy, crisis and reputation management and investor relations. Trusted for flawless execution of reactive and proactive initiatives
  • Perceived by others to have a strong working knowledge of the science and pipeline
  • Able to communicate technical information for understanding across a variety of audiences and channels
  • Maintains excellent personal relationships with healthcare reporters & industry media.
  • Deep knowledge of capital markets and strong relationships with investment community including sell side analysts
  • Superb written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Able to craft and promote a coherent message and strategic vision while managing the nuances of communication for a publicly traded company
  • Deep experience leading and driving end-to-end communication from conception through implementation
  • Digital expertise with social media and video & digital channels
  • Ability to travel for planned events (medical congresses, brand meetings, etc.) in North America and Europe
  • Diplomacy and professionalism, ability to build positive relationships both with company leadership and external experts
  • Able to earn respect from colleagues, capable of highly-independent work as well as being a team player and role model
  • Self-motivated, resourceful with a "get the job done" attitude in a fast-paced team environment
  • A can-do attitude and excellent attention to detail

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