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The position: Community Relations Coordinator
Location: Flowery Branch, Ga. (near Atlanta)
Job duties: The Community Relations Coordinator will have direct oversight of all donation requests, inquiries, e-mails and correspondence. The coordinator will assist with the organization, communication and management of the Atlanta Falcons Women's Association. Will manage all of the team's NFL Charities' programs and submit all grant requests. Collaborates with the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, and coordinates with other front-office departments to ensure the smooth operations of community relations campaigns and events. Will also be responsible for various game day events, such as food drives, Toys for Tots collections, etc.
The company: The Atlanta Falcons is an NFL pro football team, owned by the Arthur M. Blank Family of Businesses, which also includes the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the Arthur M. Blank Group, LLC. Team owner Arthur Blank also owns the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, an 8,000-acre ranch in Montana.
Requirements: Requires a degree in communications, marketing or a related field, plus two years experience in community relations, public relations, youth programs or a similar field. Must have excellent written and oral communications skills, great time management and organizational abilities, good computer skills and meticulous attention to detail. Experience in dealing with professional athletes and/or pro sports teams is a plus. Must be willing to work flexible hours (long hours may be required, especially on game days).
Extra perks: Aside from the typical fringe benefits, the main perk of this position is your daily work environment: hanging out on/near a major sports venue and interacting with pro football stars.
Other opportunities: The team needs a benefits and payroll specialist and a human resources specialist. They also need two seasonal groundskeepers to assist with maintenance and upkeep of the team's fields during training camp. In addition, they have numerous internship opportunities, including some that involve year-round work.