Community Relations Manager
Youth Villages - Jackson, MS

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Company Overview
Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20 years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.
If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Position Overview
The Community Relations Manager is responsible for generating positive awareness and support of Youth Villages through corporate contacts/cultivation, community collaboration and outreach, presentations, events and tours. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the region.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1.Corporate Relationships – Maintains contact & cultivates relationships with current corporate partners; actively seeks new contacts within the community; seeks opportunities for presentations, events, tours and volunteer involvement with corporate groups and facilitates corporate engagement in giving campaigns.

2.Community Collaboration – Stays apprised of community stakeholder situations, ensuring appropriate outreach is conducted accurately, timely, within budget parameters and in a way that supports operational goals. Actively seeks opportunities for collaboration with other organizations in the community for joint projects and activities that are mutually beneficial.

3. Events, Tours and Presentations – Coordinates events to support programs and goals; represents Youth Villages at community events. Coordinates local speakers bureau consisting of staff and volunteers as needed. Fields requests for tours & presentations, especially during the United Way campaign, and serves as presenter/tour guide as needed. Provides expert speakers for community events and groups. Conducts pre-event, event and follow-up work to maximize awareness of Youth Villages and cultivate support.

4.Program Support -- Stays apprised of state goals and program needs; supports implementation of program-related events. Conducts outreach to help achieve the goals and support the programs, including facilitating giving campaigns. Supports implementation of the strategic foster parent recruitment plan, including planning recruitment events and activities as appropriate.

5.Community Communications -- Maintains the organization’s database of community contacts. Coordinates and facilitates communication with community contacts. Works closely with the Communications department to facilitate communications with community stakeholders and implementation of strategic communications plans when needed. Assists Communications department with newsletters and other communications tactics for the state when needed.

6.Leadership Relationships -- Assists the state Executive Director in coordinating state leadership council meetings and communications. Works closely with the Development department to assist with cultivating donors and supporters. Supports implementation of leadership council-driven events and program-related campaigns.

7.Volunteer Relationships – Cultivates and coordinates volunteers across the state to support program goals and objectives; facilitates volunteer orientation and training before assignment to program staff; maintains regular contact with volunteers throughout their assignment.

8.Other -- Performs additional duties at the request of the state Executive Director.

Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Public Health, or other related field required.
Minimum of 5 years experience in community relations, development, or community outreach.

Experience growth and development through our continuous training as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.
Additional Benefits
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
9 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement

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Youth Villages has spent 25 years pioneering an approach that is measurably better for children and their families and provides a remarkably...