Community Affairs Manager

15 Dec, 2020


Community Affairs Manager

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, VA

Job Details
The Community Affairs Manager incorporates the Foundation’s vision, mission and strategic objectives to manage and expand upon a comprehensive, integrated and proactive community engagement program. The manager works closely with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate initiatives that further the Foundation’s positive reputation in the community. The position implements new programs, develops communications materials that support community affairs initiatives and serves as a spokesperson for community outreach projects.

Responsibilities Include:

Manage and expand the Foundation’s community affairs program to reinforce Colonial Williamsburg’s positive reputation in the community.
Manage positive external Foundation relationships, including but not limited to government agencies, community groups and partner organizations.
Liaise between external groups and Foundation stakeholders in support of community events and memorial ceremonies, including detailed coordination of special event permitting and other event-based regulatory requirements with the City of Williamsburg.
Produce a variety of communications products supporting community affairs activities.
Identify and facilitate speaking opportunities for Foundation employees with outside organizations.
Coordinate with the Development Office to manage and prepare written responses on behalf of the president’s office.
Manage the Foundation’s ticket donation program.
Maintain list of Foundation’s corporate memberships and ensure prompt payment of dues.
Manage the Community Affairs budget
Serve as a spokesperson for community affairs initiatives.
Contribute to editorial work of Corporate Affairs department as needed as writer, editor and/or proofreading.
Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will:

Have proven abilities to (1) interact and build trusted relationships with all levels of employees, including senior management, and external agencies, (2) drive for results, analyze data and report progress in sometimes ambiguous, and fluid environments, and (3) communicate effectively in writing and verbally, with capability to utilize these in developing effective interpersonal relationships;
Be resourceful, focused, decisive, proactive and creative, with strong attention to detail, organization and follow-up skills;
Possess strong writing skills, including persuasive writing, speech writing, technical writing and writing for a general audience (writing sample required for consideration);
Possess strong proofreading and editing skills;
Possess strong logical and analytical thinking skills; ability to apply these to developing practical, yet creative problem-solving approaches.
All of the above generally gained through a four-year degree, plus at least five years of increasingly responsible experience with promoting an organization’s community outreach efforts or in a non-profit’s or educational institution.

Must be available to work occasional nights, weekends and holidays.
Driver’s license required for meetings and program support.


Bachelors or better in Communication.

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Job posted: 2020-12-15