Community Affairs Manager

27 Aug, 2022


Community Affairs Manager

Chesapeake Utilities Corp.
Georgetown, DE/Dover, DE


Assists with Development and Manages community engagements, support activities and associated organizations relationships for our Northern regions, and the Corporation.
Collaborates with Community Affairs Manager South, Corporate Governance, Government and External Affairs, Communications, HR and Business Units, to ensure consistent messaging, representation and community support that aligns with the Company’s and Business unit’s strategy, goals and values.
Assists Department in developing strategic framework, structure, goals, budgets and initiatives along with the Business Units and Corporate Departments, for Community Affairs Activities and Support. Updates these annually, or more often as required.
Creates, executes, and coordinates strategic philanthropic programs and plans, including charitable giving and volunteerism. Also works with HR on Wellness Community related initiatives.
Supports the efforts of Communications and External and Governmental Affairs to increase awareness of local community involvement.
Assists with ESG metrics for Corporate Governance and External Communications related to Community Engagement and Support.
Develop and Support the S strategy of ESG.
Help facilitate and provide direction to other departments as appropriate to track accomplishments and provide communications for Employees, Safety, EDI and other Social related areas.
Provide communications related to the S for employee newsletters, the ESG report and other related correspondence.
Ensures that partnerships, and community support and engagements promote EDI initiatives and goals as well as all Chesapeake Values.
Responds to external inquiries related to all aspects of charitable giving and takes appropriate actions and communications (following external communication policy and procedures).
Maintains Community Affairs Relationship matrixes that include key contacts, organizations, board seat holders, internal employee’s relationship contacts, etc.
Collaborates with designated Communications team members to support community-related media events and brand positioning opportunities.
Track accomplishments for Community Affairs.



Self-motivated and Demonstrates Initiative to regularly set and achieve work goals
Ability to use Project Management Skills
Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate tasks when appropriate
Ability to work well under pressure
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Detail oriented
Ability to work collaboratively
Ability to motivate and lead a team or committee
Possess Great Communication Skills, both verbal and written
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or related field.
One to three years of Communications, Community Engagement, Public Relations or equivalent experience.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants with a disability that need assistance applying for a position may email or Ruth Warner, Director, Human Resources Operations at


Bachelors or better in Communications or related field.


One to three years work experience
Licenses & Certifications

Driver’s License
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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Job posted: 2022-08-27