Community outreach coordinators serve as the face and voice of their organization, bridging the gap between the company and the community.
Their responsibilities include developing prospective programs for the organization and overseeing them from inception to fruition. They also monitor programs to fit regulations and handle communications with representatives of the community. These coordinators are responsible for the recruitment of volunteers to the organization, as well as overseeing their progress and work.
A wide variety of companies hire community outreach coordinators, in fields that include healthcare, business, nonprofit, and retail. Normal work conditions include working in an office setting during regular business hours, although time offsite meeting with community members and completing community-based projects occurs during and after regular business hours.
The ideal candidates for the job exude a warm, engaging, and hospitable demeanor. While a bachelor's degree is strongly preferred, some companies will substitute experience for education. Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, are preferred.
Community Outreach Coordinator Tasks
- Evaluate needs of general public and community groups.
- Represent organization in a variety of public settings to increase awareness.
- Develop community outreach activities and programs.