Community Relations Coordinator

Promote a company through community outreach.

Quick Stats


Outlook
Very Good

Salary Range
$31,000 – $95,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Community Relations Coordinators do?

Businesses are major contributors to communities, fundraisers, local and international campaigns, and other events. But it’s a lot of work to research and respond to myriad donations requests that hit the snail mailbox, email, phone lines, and front office. It’s the job of the Community Relations Coordinator to handle those requests and build a marketing platform for the company.

As a Community Relations Coordinator, you’re not a Marketing Executive, but your actions help promote the image of the company to the community (or the world). After all, your job as a Community Relations Coordinator is to help people. What could put a company in a better light than that?

But it has to be done in a way that fits with the corporate philosophy. You work with Advertising Representatives and other members of the media team so that you’re all on the same page. That way, when an idea comes your way, your boss knows exactly whether to accept or reject it.

Each opportunity is different, so your job keeps you on your toes. One day, you might handle the sponsorship of a local little league team. The next, you might organize a corporate blood drive for the American Red Cross. At the same time, you might collect money for United Way, or hold a corporate carnival to benefit cancer research.

Because your face connects the business to the community, you might also promote the company through speeches and interviews.


Should I be a Community Relations Coordinator?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Community Relations Specialist, Public Information Coordinator

    How to Become a
    Community Relations Coordinator

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