Community Relations Specialist in Chavies, KY at SYKES JOBS

Date Posted: 10/7/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chavies, KY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/7/2019

Job Description

Job Title: Community Relations Specialist

GENERAL PURPOSE:This position is responsible for building brand awareness of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated in local communities through connecting with current employees and community organizations at SYKES hosted events.This role will also act as a key member of the North America Communications and Public Relations team, designing and implementing the community relations aspects of key region-wide public relations,communications and marketing strategies

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Adheres to SYKES policies on ethics and integrity.
  • Manage the SYKES Employee Relief Fund and lead the fundraising efforts, including coordinating major fundraising events for vendors and clients to contribute to localized employee fundraising campaigns.
  • Design and implement employee engagement events and campaigns to represent SYKES favorably in the community, related to furthering region business goals and in partnership between North America Communications, North America Human Resources and North America Recruiting.
  • Manage all activities with external administrator of the Employee Relief Fund including communicating with internal senior leadership,implementing governance, on-going cost, operations and relationship management.
  • Manage strategic community relations efforts and events, as apart of the overall North America Communications and Public Relations region-wide strategy
  • Assist in developing and executing communications campaigns designed by the North America Communications and Public Relations department, in conjunction with business strategies for SYKES North America region
  • Monitor and inventory community relations programs initiated by site teams across the region. When appropriate, integrate those initiatives with North America regional public relations initiatives.
  • In conjunction with North America Communications strategies,develop and maintain relationships and partnerships throughout the community to include with local organizations to include local government, community organizations and media outlets.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None Y

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree and three years experience working with non-profit organizations required; or any equivalent combination of related training/education and experience required. Fundraising and event-planning experience preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.? Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization? Ability to effectively and efficiently plan and facilitate community events.
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Self motivated with the ability to work independently with little direction
  • Ability to maintain open communication and a positive relationship with key audiences
  • Organized and methodical with experience in project management and planning
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suit
  • Excellent networking skills to develop and build strong relationships with vendors, contributors and the local community
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and/or listen. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

COMMITMENT TO ETHICS AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated is firmly committed to conducting business in compliance with the letter and spirit of the law and other accepted standards of business conduct as reflected in the company's policies. SYKES is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. SYKES is committed to selecting,developing, and rewarding the best person for the job based on the requirements of the work to be performed and without regard to race,age, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship,disability/handicap, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation,pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity and expression, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability.DISCLAIMER:The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature of work performed; the level of knowledge and skills typically required; and usual working conditions of this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive listing of all requirements or responsibilities that may be required by employees in this position.

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