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Become A Community Relations Specialist

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Working As A Community Relations Specialist

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $56,770

    Average Salary

What Does A Community Relations Specialist Do At Revere Health

* Identify community fairs, tradeshows and other reputation development events that provide strategic value and coordinate clinic/department participation
* Develop and execute internal and external communication and community relations programs to support company initiatives
* Establish positive and sustainable relationships with community members, philanthropic organizations, elected officials and other key influencers in the local community to increase awareness of Revere Health
* Identify and report on community concerns and issues relevant to Revere Health
* Design and implement community programs (philanthropy, volunteerism, partnerships, in-kind donations) that improve the quality of community life and promote Revere Health’s long-term strategies and goals
* Provide outstanding service and exhibit enthusiastic professionalism

What Does A Community Relations Specialist Do At The City of Houston

* This person will act as liaison between the department and participating organizations.
* Ensure adherence to city, state and federal regulations and guidelines for the Summer Food Program are enforced.
* Conduct daily on-site visits to participating organizations to ensure guidelines for food ordering, distribution and preparation of documents are accurate and in compliance.
* Assist site supervisor and provides an efficient program administration using a high level of tact and cooperation.
* Coordinate the program's marketing and outreach activities.
* Prepare and submit site participation reports on a daily basis.
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Community Relations Specialist Do At Aultman Health Foundation

* Responsible for community outreach programs on behalf of Aultman Orrville Hospital (AOH) including but not limited to Health Talk, Working on Wellness, Safe Sitters, and Give It Up programs.
* Organize, promote and participate in corporate sponsored activities including but not limited to community events, education, training, and celebrations.
* Serve as the AOH liaison to the Aultman Health Foundation (AHF) corporate Communications team; Maintain and monitor AOH social media presence and monitor public relations activities.
* Stays in contact with AHF programs and services to identify public relations and marketing needs.
* This includes but is not limited to: press releases, brochures, fliers, photo and video requests, website content, social media promotion and internal communications.
* Assists in the development and implementation of a corporate communications plan, along with development and implementation of annual marketing strategy and plan.
* Serves as main PR contact for local media outlets, creating and maintaining positive relationships within the community.
* Represents the hospital by volunteering for the community activities which may include participation at community events, activities or serve on local boards.
* Research grant opportunities that will benefit hospital projects.
* Maintain Community Benefit Inventory for Social Accountability (CBISA)input to assist in the documentation to support AOH 503(b) status.
* Supports strategic organizational goals and abides by the Aultman code of conduct at all times; creates and fosters a work environment that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of AOH

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How To Become A Community Relations Specialist

Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Employers prefer candidates who have studied public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business.


Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business. Through such programs, students produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates their ability to prospective employers.


Entry-level workers typically begin by maintaining files of material about an organization’s activities, skimming and retaining relevant media articles, and assembling information for speeches and pamphlets. After gaining experience, public relations specialists begin to write news releases, speeches, articles for publication, or carry out public relations programs.

Other Experience

Internships at public relations firms or in the public relations departments of other businesses can be helpful in getting a job as a public relations specialist.

Some employers prefer candidates that have experience communicating with others through a school newspaper or a leadership position in school or in their community.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Public relations specialists deal with the public and the media regularly; therefore, they must be open and friendly to maintain a favorable image for their organization.

Organizational skills. Public relations specialists are often in charge of managing several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills.

Problem-solving skills. Public relations specialists sometimes must explain how a company or client is handling sensitive issues. They must use good judgment in what they report and how they report it.

Speaking skills. Public relations specialists regularly speak on behalf of their organization. When doing so, they must be able to clearly explain the organization’s position.

Writing skills. Public relations specialists must be able to write well-organized and clear press releases and speeches. They must be able to grasp the key messages they want to get across and write them in a short, succinct way to get the attention of busy readers or listeners.

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Real Community Relations Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Digital Publishing Community Relations Specialist Quora, Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 04, 2015 $100,000
Communications & College Relations Specialist The City University of New York New York, NY Dec 22, 2013 $68,024
Communications and Community Relations Specialist Cleary University Howell, MI Aug 31, 2009 $66,000
Communications & College Relations Specialist The City University of New York New York, NY Dec 21, 2012 $64,956
Community Relations Specialist/Healthcare Grandcare, LLC Hayward, CA Nov 02, 2009 $62,610
Community Relations Specialist/Healthcare Grancare, LLC Hayward, CA Nov 02, 2009 $62,610
Public Relations & Community Relations Specialist The Resort at Pelican Hill CA Feb 10, 2014 $48,000
Corporate Communications/Relations Specialist Ferrante PLLC New York, NY Sep 12, 2014 $40,082
Communications/Community Relations Specialist Home Care Casa Rhoda 1, 2, 3 and 4, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA Nov 26, 2009 $33,392
Communications/Community Relations Specialist Home Care Casa Rhoda 1, 2, 3 and 4, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA Dec 29, 2009 $33,392
Communications/Community Relations Specialist Home Care Casa Rhoda 1, 2, 3 and 4, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA Oct 01, 2009 $33,392

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Top Skills for A Community Relations Specialist


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Top Community Relations Specialist Skills

  1. Community Relations
  2. Community Events
  3. Press Releases
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Visited two hazardous waste sites and wrote Community Relations Plans for the US Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Staffed community events, and organizer of outside events.
  • Designed and managed the production of newsletters, press releases, and publication articles to increase program awareness.
  • Solicited to handle and coordinate assistance to address the elderly and special needs populations.
  • Create and maintain effective relationships with local high school administration, community organizations, elected officials, and community leaders.

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