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Community Affairs

Reports to:                           
Director, Community Affairs

Job Description:
Major League Baseball seeks an organized self-starter for its Community Affairs (CA) department.  Reporting to the director of community affairs, the position will assist with strategic planning of the league office’s outreach and educational programs, develop/maintain community relationships, assist with cause-marketing efforts and provide support in the areas of communications and oversee administrative functions.

Candidate must be dynamic, creative, highly-organized, posses a strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines with attention to detail and accuracy.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

•Assist with strategic planning of department activities
•Organize, implement, promote Community Affairs programs and activities
•Oversee grant request process to secure funding for signature programs (e.g., RBI, Breaking Barriers)
•Cultivate relationships and oversee/develop activities with program partners, external agencies and organizations; act as day-to-day liaison with company charities (e.g., Make-A-Wish, Habitat for Humanity, etc.)
•Interface with public relations department and to ensure event coverage and provide research support for web page
•Ensure that administrative, facility and equipment needs are met for the department, seminars and conferences in the areas of transportation, hospitality and merchandise
•Evaluate effectiveness of outreach, communications, and community involvement activities and programs and make or recommend changes
•Act as team leader in employee volunteer events
•Attend meeting and conferences as assigned and report back on same
•Prepare reports and review program plans
•Develop and maintain written materials (newsletters, brochures, press releases, etc.)
•Manage translation of documents when necessary
•Supervise interns and other subordinate staff

•Identify and corroborate legitimacy of community programs/partners
•Perform duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position
•Represent department at internal and external meetings
•Attend community/charity dinners and functions (potentially outside normal business hours)

•Bachelors Degree and related managerial experience (4-6 years) in marketing, communications, sports management, business and previous experience in planning and managing community programs
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Familiarity with grant writing procedures
•Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Able to work with individuals of all ages and capacities, including those with developmental and physical disabilities
•Some travel and extended hours (e.g., All-Star Game, World Series)
•Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

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