Job Description

Job Summary:

The Community Relations Specialist will plan, develop, implement, and analyze community relations campaigns, marketing efforts, volunteers, and related events. Nurture relationships between SOS Children’s Villages Florida, its programs, external organizations, the media, and the local and virtual community.


  • Builds and maintains relationships with members of the community.
  • Work with corporate groups on employee volunteer projects and activities. 
  • Plans, develops, implements, and organizes events and volunteers to advance the mission and goals of the company.
  • Develops public relations strategies that will promote the organization's mission.
    Uses social media to coordinate community relations.
  • Drafts and distributes/publishes various content pieces that promote the Village, as well as individuals or groups within the company.
  • Selects positive publicity materials and distributes them through a variety of channels.
  • Responds to inquiries from community members and other interested parties; when needed, recruits a knowledgeable spokesperson or information source to assist.
  • Plans, coordinates, and executes special events and press conferences.
  • Work closely with the Development team to promote fundraising and special events.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work extremely well as part of a team.
  • Excellent persuasion skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive or controversial subjects with tact, kindness, and professionalism.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field.