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Manager, Community Relations - Washington Nationals (WASHINGTON · DC)

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The Manager of Community Relations reports to the Senior Vice President, Community Engagement and is responsible for managing all efforts related to the organization’s community relations mission. 

The Nationals are a military-friendly organization actively recruiting veterans and spouses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Directly responsible for managing efforts related to the organization’s youth baseball outreach including: 
    • Uniform Program – responsible for purchasing, managing inventory, and distributing merchandise to all youth leagues as well as developing and executing plans for ongoing program expansion 
    • Champions Day Series – plan, manage and executive initiative to honor and engage youth baseball championship teams with ceremony at ballpark and subject newsletter. 
    • Clinics – plan, manage and execute a variety of clinics; oversee interns in clinic execution 
    • Manage annual equipment drive 
    • Work in concert with the Executive Director to develop new programming and new areas of youth baseball support 
    • Serve as the department’s primary point of contact for various youth baseball organizations 
    • Collaborate with the Corporate Partnerships department to implement youth baseball efforts with current and future sponsors. 
  • Facilitates the team’s in-kind donations, supervises interns work on fulfillment, and compiles end-of-year report
  • Supports Executive Director, Director and Senior Vice President in execution of other community programming (military outreach, K-12 education, MLB initiatives)
  • Works with Director to hire and train interns
  • Supports the Senior Vice President, Community Engagement with civic partnerships and activations
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Three years of related experience in community programming and/or corporate philanthropy
  • Minimum of a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Sports Management or other closely related field or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of community programs, organizations and methods involved in developing community relations programs
  • High character; ability to exercise discretion with confidential matters
  • Strong presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office products, with particular expertise in Excel and database management

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions:
  • Working knowledge of sports business and Major League Baseball
  • Previous experience with youth baseball organizations
  • Uphold Core Values: Excellence, Performance, and Accountability. These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the field, make a difference in the community and provide the best guest experience in sports.  It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction – Together

Physical/Environmental Requirements
  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • The position will have game day responsibilities that may include exposure to weather conditions including extreme temperatures.
  • The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.
  • The position will require walking throughout the facility, as well as standing for extended periods of time.
  • The employee must have a flexible schedule that allows for the possibility of working a combination of days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
All applicants for employment at the Washington Nationals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.

EducationPreferred Bachelors or better