God’s Pantry Food Bank is seeking a full time External Relations Manager to work as an integral part of the development team with primary responsibilities including management of public relations, media relations, volunteer management, and food drives in support of the mission of the food bank. The External Relations Manager will work collaboratively with staff and board to ensure the messages of the food bank are consistent and accurate. This person will supervise one assistant who works with volunteers and food drives.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business or communications, plus three years of relevant experience. Computer aptitude including use of spread sheet, graphic design and website management software (Adobe Suite, Publisher, and WordPress). Experience with corporate communications, media relations, and public relations. Excellent project management skills. Experience working with nonprofit programs preferred. Involves moderate lifting. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal and concern for the issues of hunger and poverty and their solutions. Ability to work with a broad cross section of individuals. Access to a vehicle and a good driving record. Must be available some evenings and weekends.
Given that God’s Pantry Food Bank is both a crisis response and an ongoing service agency, it is necessary that staff be adaptable and creative, able to deal with rapid change and unusual demands of time and effort. It is also imperative that excellent working relationships and a positive atmosphere be maintained with not only the staff, but with donors, volunteers, clients and all others with whom the employee comes in contact while representing God’s Pantry Food Bank.
Time commitment: Full Time, 40 hours/week. Must be available some evening and weekends.
Reports to: Development Director, God’s Pantry Food Bank
Please send cover letter and resume by October 21, 2015 to: Anna Russell, Executive Assistant, God’s Pantry Food Bank, 1685 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, KY 40511; or e-mail to: [email protected].