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Community Relations Specialist

Company: OhioGuidestone
Location: Perrysburg
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Where New Paths Begin

Recovery is possible with OhioGuidestone. A leader in the field of behavioral health with a history dating back to 1864, we address the needs of the whole person, helping them reset their paths, reclaim their autonomy and restore their purpose. OhioGuidestone connects individuals with the resources needed to achieve lifelong success, providing community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, workforce development training, early childhood mental health services, psychiatric care and more.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, The Community Relations Specialist helps OhioGuidestone to promote the agency, recruit volunteers, implement media campaigns and achieve fundraising goals. This individual must be self-motivated, enthusiastic and community- and mission-driven.

Check out the top reasons to work at OhioGuidestone! -> HERE!

Duties/Responsibilities:

Experience with community relations and/or fundraising in non profit setting.
Strategize the planning of, and support the implementation of, all community relations and fundraising strategies for the Northwest region.
Represent OhioGuidestone, work with the Advancement team, and agency leadership to develop and implement initiatives that increase the agency's visibility within the Northwest region
Integrate supporters of the former A Renewed Mind and Double Arc agency into the fabric of OhioGuidestone donors.
Schedule regular engagement opportunities such as lunch and learns, dinners or tours during which stakeholders or prospective stakeholders can see firsthand the efforts and impact of OhioGuidestone programs in Northwest Ohio.
Connect people in the broader community to OhioGuidestone's mission by cultivating relationships with businesses, individuals, families, churches, and relevant organizations.
Respond to inquiries from community members and other interested parties; when needed, recruit a knowledgeable spokesperson or information source to assist.
Maintain a calendar of activities including events conducted by or held on behalf of OhioGuidestone as well as community events where the agency should have representatives in attendance
Attend team meetings to share success stories and learn from others - keeping Northwest region informed of the entire agency's efforts and sharing out Northwest regional achievements.
Collaborate internally with communications team by providing information and updates about the Northwest region to assist with integrated communications plan.
Work with grants team to identify opportunities for grants benefiting general operating, capital improvements and program-specific dollars.
Work with database manager to track activity, show progress and create reports focusing on the Northwest Ohio Region's efforts and progress.
Create and coordinate special projects for the Central Ohio region (ex. donor appeals etc.)
May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events, specific projects, or program changes other than stated above.
Exhibits positivity, flexibility, and a willingness to take on new responsibilities as requested or required.
Demonstrate positive leadership, promote a team-based work environment, and present the agency in the most positive light with all internal and external contacts.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

Possess mission-focused positive attitude and collaborative mindset
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work extremely well as part of a team.
Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive subjects with tact, kindness, and professionalism.
Computer literacy skills, including Windows applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and basic database usage, as well as basic typing.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Performance/Physical Requirements:

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Interacts verbally with coworkers, supervisors, vendors, and a variety of community stakeholders.
Works flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and weekends, as desired to meet the needs of the agency.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance to the satisfaction of management
Must adhere to all Our Promise Values and Guiding Principles.

Qualifications:

Minimum educational level is a High School Diploma or GED, or bachelor's degree in Business, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications or a related field.
Experience with community relations and/or fundraising in a nonprofit setting.
Must have a valid Ohio Driver's License with a safe driving record and valid insurance.
Ability to take and pass a physical exam, tuberculosis test and drug screening.
Employment is contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.

*Funding sources may require OhioGuidestone to hire an advanced degree

At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings.
Committed to creating a more diverse community, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V #IND1

Experience
Required
Experience with community outreach in a nonprofit setting
Education
Required
High School or better
Licenses & Certifications
Required
Driver's license
Skills
Preferred
R-Customer Service
R-Windows
R-Community Outreach
R-Relationship Management
Behaviors
Preferred
Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Motivations
Preferred
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help%627029%

Keywords: OhioGuidestone, Toledo , Community Relations Specialist, Other , Perrysburg, Ohio

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