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Director of Community Relations and Marketing

The Center for Human Development, Inc., is currently seeking a Director of Community Relations and Marketing. Responsible for community relations internal and external and outreach to the community (individuals and community partners) for the purpose of developing awareness of the Center for Human Development (CHD).  Responsible for telling the CHD story to a broad range of audiences,  positioning CHD to succeed and thrive, and improving community understanding of services offered through and CHD’s mission of “Working for Healthy Communities.”  Oversees external communications for the organization, and represents CHD to the public. Sets and guides the strategy for all communications, website and public relations messages, and consistently promotes CHD’s mission. Leads development of the CHD’s communications strategy, and works to ensure CHD reputation for quality, reliability, and client satisfaction. Seeks out grant opportunities and other funding at local, state and federal levels.  Coordinates with CHD teams for the development and submission of grant applications.  This position will be a member of the Administrative Council. 

The Requirements
Bachelor’s degree, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the above duties. Marketing background with a minimum of 2 years’ experience.  

Knowledge of principles and techniques of public relations, and non-profit organizations.

Knowledge of legislative processes, community market analysis sufficient to identify user needs and interests and media practices and procedures.

Knowledge of basic grant writing procedures and good technical writing skills.

Group Facilitation skills.

Demonstrated leadership, management, program development, program evaluation, budget development and monitoring.

Demonstrated community organizing, community development, and collaboration knowledge and skills.

Strong oral and written skills.

Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.

Ability to integrate public health preparedness efforts into healthy community building efforts.

Utilizes and manages a comprehensive suite of communication tools, including public relations, branding, advertising, digital media, all current social media platforms, website and more for the benefit of CHD. 

Oversee and approve all CHD outreach materials, collateral and branded items. 

Coordinate, manage, and participate in CHD community meetings, outreach events and other activities.

PC, internet and e-mails skills are essential. Demonstrated competence in a Windows environment with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Research and explore federal, state, local and multiple funding sources.  Draft and submit proposals for grants.

Valid driver’s license, and must pass criminal history check and drug screening

The Company
CHD is a nonprofit corporation that is recognized statewide as an innovator. Join a self-directed team that has the capability to manage their own work and make decisions at the level of service to the customer.

The Area
Tired of the rat race? La Grande, Oregon is a small town in Eastern Oregon that offers fresh air, a strong community presence, virtually no traffic, and lots of outdoor recreation in the surrounding Blue Mountains.  Enjoy hiking, horseback and mountain bike trails, and ATV access at Mt. Emily Recreation Area, bird watching at Ladd Marsh, picnics along the Grande Ronde River, inland links style golf courses and more. Home of Eastern Oregon University.

The Benefits
Full time exempt position with attractive benefit package that includes paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance, excellent retirement benefit with generous contribution to 401k after orientation, Professional Development Plan, paid renewal leave, annual employee appreciation picnics and dinners, Mental Health Days, gym discounts, and more.

December 8, 2021

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Center for Human Development, Inc.
2301 Cove Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
In order to receive government funding, the Center for Human Development, Inc. (CHD) is required by state and county policies to charge for services it provides to the public. However no one will be denied clinical services because of an inability to pay. CHD does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, family status, age or disability. For further information on this policy contact Human Relations, 541-962-8811 or TTY 1-800-735-2900 or 711.

The Center for Human Development, Inc. is a Tobacco-Free Zone. Oregon law prohibits the use of all tobacco products in CHD buildings and on CHD property. OAR 515.051.0065