29 days old

Senior Manager, Community Relations

Springfield, MA 01103

Unit Description

Developing strategic business plans is your super power. You are creative and driven.


Sodexo School Services is seeking a Communications & Community Relations Specialist to work in large school district located in Springfield, MA.  Springfield Public Schools operates in a total of 60+ schools in the City of Springfield.


The ideal candidate must have strong written, verbal and presentation skills.  We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated ability to navigate through highly political and community-based environment in the Springfield Public Schools System.  These duties include building relationships among constituencies, including government officials, businesses, church groups, foundations and community organizations.


The ability to speak Spanish is beneficial in this role and highly desired.


The selected candidate will plan and execute communication strategies and community outreach strategies for Sodexo on behalf of the Home Grown Springfield brand for operations at Springfield Public School.  Position will also manage community relations, which will include attending school, political and community events representing Sodexo and building strong partnerships with the community, government agencies and elected officials.  You must be able to collaborate with private sector firms, including under-represented and local business enterprises on outreach to groups and communities.  The candidate must be able to effectively communicate with management and front-line employees.


Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • strong marketing background and writing skills;
  • strategic leadership, talent management, as well as exceptional communication and project management skills;
  • strong computer skills
  • best in class presentation skills, with extensive PowerPoint experience;
  • team development skills;
  • client relationship skills and the ability to quickly respond to client and management needs;
  • the ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage workload; and / or contract food services experience (preferred).

Learn more about Springfield Public School Program at https://www.homegrownspringfield.org/

Learn more about Sodexos Benefits  Not the job for you? At Sodexo, we offer Marketing positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Marketing jobs. Working for Sodexo:How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning,

Position Summary

Provides strategic and operational support to advance the Community Relations initiatives in the company, as well as in the local and national community. Plans, directs and coordinates projects advancing the strategy to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and financial/funding parameters, as applicable. The Sr. Managers responsibilities also include:  interacting with external community leaders, developing, implementing and managing community events, activities and programs designed to support Sodexos mission and strategy. This position will collaborate with cross- segment leadership in Government Affairs, the Foundation and Supplier Diversity. 

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years of experience in non-profit, corporate foundation or fundraising environmentSodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


Posted: 2020-10-27 Expires: 2020-11-26

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