Community Relations Manager develops a strategy and programs designed to represent the organization favorably and make positive contributions to the community. Creates and plans programs that engage and support the community and employees. Being a Community Relations Manager develops and expands relationships with community leaders and media representatives. Supports marketing initiatives and represents the organization at events. Additionally, Community Relations Manager may direct or administer the charitable contributions, grants and volunteer programs. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a head of a department. The Community Relations Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Community Relations Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.