The Community Engagement Specialist reports to the Director of Community Engagement and is responsible for overseeing a range of community relations, marketing, communications, customer service and fundraising activities.
Community Relations and Outreach
Responsible for organizing community relations activities and initiatives.
Provides leadership and support to the Community Engagement team.
Support activities of the Asset Protection and Marketing Department.
Oversees Community Engagement events internally and externally, including SSC events, in Store Promotions, Outdoor Marketplace, Store Rebranding’s, and liaison with non-profits.
Organize all planning details relating to Community Engagement activities/events.
Develop and maintains effective relationships with base and community agencies.
Oversee budget spending/forecasting
Track all in Kind Donations, Excess Inventory Donations, PNC Reporting.
Special Event Support
Be onsite support for all Community Engagement events.
Support and train all 99 team members and volunteers in special events.
This position may require occasional travel (20%), of the time to other markets in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas.
Plan SSC Holiday Events and Spirit Days.
Keep Asset Protection Bulletin Board current with seasonal decor and postings about Community Engagement events.
Maintain and respond accordingly to all donations request made by email and mail.
Ensure effective overall administration and sound fiscal management of program goals and objectives.
Undertake any secondary tasking and responsibility deemed necessary for a robust Community Engagement program.
Enhance professional expertise to continue to develop SOP’s for department on Community Engagement donation process and promotions.
Manage any foundation requests, fundraising, and event planning.
Education: Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university or equivalent experience / training. Experience: Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in a related position, including previous experience in found development and community engagement. Technical Skills: Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (advanced knowledge of Excel is preferred). Other Skills: Solid understanding of non-profit organizations. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; demonstrated sensitivity and tact in interpersonal relations. Excellent English written and verbal communication skills, including well-developed public speaking skills. Proven ability to network with community resources, build relationships and create community partnerships. Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as required.