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Local Community & Government Relations Director

Req #:  111103
Facility:  Support Centers
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Chicago
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Political Science, or related field.
  • 10 years of experience in community relations, public relations, marketing or reputation management, with experiences in community relations planning and program development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking.
  • Demonstrated experience in plan and program development and metrics tracking.
  • Strong relationship building and networking skills.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite or similar products.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently with all levels of clinical and administrative managers within the system and community leaders.
  • Ability to represent the company effectively in a variety of settings and with diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of the non-profit community and health care industry preferred.
  • Position may require travel which may result in exposure to road and weather hazards.

In collaboration with community, government affairs, public affairs, and market operational leadership, develops and implements community relations and local government affairs plans to support Advocate Aurora's strategic goals. Initiates and builds relationships with key government and community leaders and organizations in collaboration with Market~based teams. Regularly represents Advocate Aurora in public settings at the system and market level and is responsible for the performance and results of market~based community relations sponsorships, team member engagement, partnerships and activities. Develops and directs local government strategies and assists in managing state government relationships and advocacy. Effectively manages internal and external resources in support of the community relations plan and the Advocate Aurora strategic plan.


  1. Directs community outreach and works in concert with Market Community Liaisons and provides guidance to Community Relations Coordinators to ensure adequate representation at community events.
  2. Advances system-wide community relations and government affairs strategy by developing and adapting plans specific to each market, and ensures plans are consistent with Advocate Aurora's strategic goals.
  3. Manages the implementation of community sponsorship investment at community events. Recruits and provides consultation to system government and community leadership, market-level management and other staff to effectively maximize the return on investment of sponsorship activity.
  4. Leads the involvement of both external and internal departments and/or individuals to assist in the preparation and implementation of targeted community relations plans and sponsorships.
  5. Plans and directs community and government market events.
  6. Develops, implements and staffs the local based on feedback from the awardees, as well as system and market input.
  7. Oversees team member engagement and volunteer opportunities that support the community partnership strategic plan.
  8. Guides and influences system and market leadership to identify appropriate market representatives to participate in these volunteer opportunities.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago