Community Outreach Coordinator

Let the community in on company news.

What does a Community Outreach Coordinator do?

Any company that wants to sell a product or achieve a goal has to connect with the community in some way. After all, without customers or followers, a company fails. That’s why it needs a Community Outreach Coordinator. Community Outreach Coordinators connect their organization–be it a nonprofit, a corporation, or a school–with the public.

The day-to-day responsibilities of a Community Outreach Coordinator vary depending on where you work. No matter where that is though, your ultimate responsibility is to get information about your company out to people. You can do this any way you (or your company) see fit. For example, you might write newsletters or blog posts, organize events, recruit volunteers, or arrange for speakers.

You also do a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff. This includes organizing your outreach staff, creating the year’s budget, keeping an eye on an existing budget to make sure it is being followed, and tracking how well an outreach event worked in educating people about your company. Additionally, you write up reports and give presentations to the higher-ups. This lets them know how successful your campaigns have been, and what your goals are for future events.

Since you spend so much time talking and working with other people, it should come as no surprise that you need incredible communication skills. The range of people you work with varies greatly, so you should be able to talk to anyone–from student volunteers to high-powered executives.