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External Affairs Director

Company: Sierra Donor Services
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Job Description:

Sierra Donor Services is seeking an External Affairs Director to join our team! This position will increase the organizations reach and community standing through community engagement and organ/tissue donation registration awareness initiatives. The incumbent will represent the organization in an array of community events while also pursuing community and corporate partnerships. Travel will be required.
Below are some of the key accountabilities this position will hold:

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with groups and organizations in the community to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation and other business development opportunities.
  • Expands donation awareness in collaboration with the communications strategy including advertising, public relations, digital and social media efforts and managing strategic partnerships.
  • Represents the company in community development activities and initiatives for the OPOs designated service area. Partners with community groups such as major hospitals/transplant centers, faith-based organizations, etc. to establish a presence in promoting donation.
  • Directs and oversees community relations programs that effectively describe and promote donation in an effort to save and enhance lives.
  • Legislatively represents and protects organization interests by working with local, state, and federal government entities. Develops key relationships with government and legislative leaders as identified. Ensures excellent working relationships with government leaders
  • Monitors legislative and regulatory activities.
  • Partners with Executive Director and Corporate Executive Director on proposed legislative actions to determine the potential impact to donation.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership and the OPO community regarding the companys position on local, state, and federal regulations and collaborates with the Communications Director to convey internally and externally.
  • Collaborates with Communications Team on the strategic goals and vision of the organization, including public relations, legislative affairs, website, social media, and marketing collateral. Contributes to web and social media content.
  • Manages the Public Education Staff and oversees efficiency of donation related events to increase the number of registered donors. Serves as point of contact for community service organizations, legislative staff, community government and business leaders, DMVs, community groups, hospitals/transplant centers.
  • Represent the organization at community and business events which will require public speaking with poise and engagement.
  • Support senior leaders with talking points, background details, crisis communications and stakeholder communications.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the donation and transplantation industry, including national campaigns and strategies, and tracking developing trends, in order to communicate in a timely and appropriate manner with DCIDS stakeholders and the general public.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
  • Ability to communicate internally and externally to diverse audiences, with knowledge, tact, courtesy, and superior attention to detail.
  • Write clearly, creatively, and persuasively to advance priorities across a variety of channels, tell stories ethically and with an equity-focused lens, and copyedit with a critical eye.
  • Manage, organize, prioritize, and deliver on day-to-day tasks and longer-term projects, individually and as part of a fast-paced team.
  • Take direction, carry out assigned tasks, and where appropriate, develop new skills and systems.
  • Use technologically savvy, demonstrated ability to use word processing applications, email, internet searches, database and presentation software, and social media platforms/applications.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience; Masters Degree preferred.
  • Eight (8) years in marketing and communication previous experience managing projects and employees required
  • Valid drivers license with ability to pass MVR underwriting requirements We offer a competitive compensation package including:
  • Paid Time Off
  • Two Medical Plans (your choice of a PPO or HDHP), Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • 403(b) plan with matching contribution
  • Company provided term life, AD&D, and long term disability insurance
  • Wellness Program DCIDS is an EOE/AA employer M/F/Vet/Disability.by Jobble

Keywords: Sierra Donor Services, West Sacramento , External Affairs Director, Executive , West Sacramento, California

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