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Community Relations

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 4, 2024

Community Relations & Events Coordinator

Job ID: 270567
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

To learn more about Georgia Southern's Vision, Mission and Values please click here:


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

Institute for Health Logistics & Analytics

Job Summary

The Community Relations & Events Coordinator will support the Institute for Health Logistics & Analytics (IHLA) mission to transform the health and well-being of our communities through applied evidence-based practices and technology integration. This position will be responsible for building strategic community partnerships, representing the institute at conferences and events, and executing social media campaigns and will represent the IHLA to the community at large through the development and maintenance of relationships with key stakeholders, community groups, and external agencies. In close collaboration with the institute's Outreach & Marketing Coordinator, the Community Relations & Events Coordinator will be responsible for providing communications support and structure to general institute activities as well as specific health-related initiatives in a fast paced environment. This position is 100% contract-funded, and continued employment is contingent upon further grant or contract funding.

Employment is contingent upon funding.

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the institute's customer relationship management (CRM) software system
  • Manage social media to enhance the IHLA brand, promote events, and special projects, which includes maintaining a content calendar for social media and interacting with followers
  • Monitor event and social media project status, proactively managing changes, and effectively communicating regularly to ensure the messaging is relevant and on schedule
  • Research industry and community events in our areas of interest and assess the value add for the IHLA mission
  • Handle all event-related responsibilities, including but not limited to coordinating, promoting, attending, and scheduling pre- and post-event meetings
  • Prepare and manage inventory of event-related assets across IHLA projects
  • Coordinate facilities, lodging, food and beverage, travel, and other related issues for internal and external meetings, conferences, and special events
  • Collaborate with IHLA's Outreach & Marketing Coordinator to develop and execute a strategy to work successfully with representatives from various communities, organizations, and neighborhoods with respect to the diverse populations and IHLA serves and seeks to serve
  • Collaborate closely with the IHLA Business & Finance Coordinator to oversee event and travel budgets
  • Ensure alignment with key IHLA strategies, objectives, and project expectations to facilitate and contribute to ongoing community conversations
  • Create and produce IHLA newsletter and general email campaigns to keep the community informed of general IHLA initiatives

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience
  • Two (2) or more years of community relations and event coordination experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience
  • Experience with CRM software
  • Strong technology skills

Proposed Salary


This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to support various constituencies served by the University
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date

April 15, 2024

Application review may begin on April 5, 2024.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Employment contingent on availability of soft grant/contract funds.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Workweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hours
  • Evening and weekend work will be required
  • Travel will be required

Background Check
  • Standard + Education

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