Director Community Relations job

Ellis MedicineSchenectady, NY
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Director Community Relations
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Basic Function

The Director of Community Relations is responsible for developing and facilitating the implementation of projects related to commitment to community relations and being a valued neighbor in those communities that we serve. The Director of Community Relations will also work with key internal hospital leaders to ensure inclusion of community benefit within Ellis’s overall strategic and financial planning processes. In addition, this individual is required to work successfully with representatives from various communities, organizations and neighborhoods with respect to population health and social determinants of health.


Bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, social work or related field. Master’s degree in Public Health preferred. Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in community outreach, affairs and/or community based public health including, knowledge of local community groups, experience with community health education and promotion, etc..
Experience facilitating needs assessments including community health data collection and programming, especially in the Community Benefits area preferred. Understand organization governance/structure. Knowledge of nonprofit/government and for profit sector.

  • Partners with key internal hospital and health system clinical leaders and administrators to strengthen community health outreach.
  • Serves as the organization’s voice in the community, representing the commitments to community health endeavors and partnerships.
  • Develops and promotes community relations opportunities.
  • Works with Clinical Departments & PCP’s to develop community relations plans and promote new and ongoing initiatives in their areas.
  • Leverages and supports community benefit expenditures and implementation. Strategies to align with the organization’s strategic priorities.
  • Ensure that population health improvements are aligned with community benefit by identifying best practices to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in the community.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independent.
  • Develops and promotes community relations opportunities.
  • Collaborates with Marketing Department to tell the story Community Benefit activities. Provides information for press releases, website, annual report and newsworthy opportunities.
  • Develops and maintain communication vehicles for community affairs.
  • Collaborates with the hospital’s Government Affairs and lobbying firms to ensure consistent messaging and collaboration with public officials who represent the communities.
  • Responsible for government-required Community Benefit Reporting and Analysis as well as Community Health Needs Assessment. Obtains and provides financial reporting information as required by the Finance Department.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws to ensure adherence and compliance with community benefit regulations and guidelines.
  • Manages timely and accurate compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines and standards including Community Health Needs Assessment, Community Benefit Reports, and the state Community Service Plan.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community and organization.
  • Supports senior management team in all community led efforts.
This job was posted on Fri Nov 16 2018 and expired on Fri Nov 23 2018.


  • Identify main client groups and audiences, determine the best way to communicate publicity information to them, and develop and implement a communication plan.
  • Develop and maintain the company's corporate image and identity, which includes the use of logos and signage.
  • Manage special events, such as sponsorship of races, parties introducing new products, or other activities the firm supports, to gain public attention through the media without advertising directly.
  • Write interesting and effective press releases, prepare information for media kits, and develop and maintain company internet or intranet web pages.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Ellis Medicine




1 to 50 employees


Less than $1M


Schenectady, NY


Health Care



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