Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

  • Community Relations Specialist-Full Time-Development

    Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/19/2019 3:30 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Thrive and Change Lives


    At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!


    We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!


    Flexible Work Schedules

    Remitted Tuition

    Professional Development

    Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits

    Professional Supervision and Coaching

    Recognition and Appreciation Programs

    Opportunities for Growth and Promotion


    Catholic Charities of Onondaga County currently has an opening for an energetic, detail oriented, and passionate Community Relations Specialist. The Specialist will work with agency leadership to create and disseminate effective agency communication to internal and external stakeholders and the community.



    • Write and edit print and web-based marketing and communications materials including but not limited to newsletter articles, letters, speeches, brochures and annual reports.
    • Oversee design production of marketing and communications materials, track production schedules, oversee work of graphic design contractors and print and mail vendors.
    • Represent agency through public speaking at various locations and at community events.
    • Prepare presentations for Executive staff. Maintain agency website and social media accounts, and monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media campaigns.
    • Maintain agency media contact list and compose and distribute general media releases.
    • Provide on-site staffing support for agency-sponsored events and fundraisers.


    Bachelor degree in marketing, communications, public relations, teaching, or other related field and a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience required. At least two (2) years of experience in event planning and execution, and developing and giving presentations to groups of all sizes. Valid N.Y.S. Drivers License, N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance. 



    • Must have excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
    • Must be proficient and experienced in social media communications/marketing.
    • Must be self-directed and motivated.
    • Must have the cultural competence to work with a diverse group of stakeholders.


    Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice; helping people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.


    Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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