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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Best Buy - Director Community Relations

The Director of Community Relations for Best Buy is responsible for developing and implementing strategic programs and activities that maintain public interest in, understanding of and good will towards Best Buy. This position directs all charitable contributions, community involvement of Best Buy and the active engagement and participation of all employees. This position serves as a representative of the Company with community organizations and media. The candidate must demonstrate the capability to manage a team and partner with other divisions of the company. This position also develops strategy, directs the team to implement community relation programs and identifies and recommends opportunities to enhance the program.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Supervises and manages the Community Relations Team and has budget responsibilities
  • Develops strategy related to corporate charitable giving, volunteerism, Foundation giving, community leadership and retail-based community relations programs
  • Identifies areas for improvement, program enhancements, and ways to achieve employee engagement
  • Conducts research of best practices for Community Relations industry to keep program current with trends
  • Directs the Best Buy Children's Foundation & Committies
  • Participates in enterprise - wide cross functional steering committees; drives work of the department within the corporation
  • Represents Company within communities and nationally
  • Supports VP of Public Affairs as required

Basic Qualifications:
B.A. Degree or equivalent course of study in communications of other business related fields
10 or more years of experience in a community relations position
3 or more years in a management or supervisory role

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree in business community relations or related field
5 or more years active participation in community organizations
7 or more years community relations, charitable giving, and/or promotional program experience
5 or more years supervising and managing employees