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Director Global Public & Community Affairs

Kingsport, TN
Full Time
Trade Compliance


  • Builds and sustains local market relationships and partnerships with community, civic and nonprofit organizations to support company objectives and help meet community needs.
  • Influence key stakeholders to drive community initiatives and obtain state and local support including economic/community development incentives to support corporate strategic objectives and improve the quality of life in site communities.
  • Actively represents the company in community and economic development initiatives by developing and maintaining strategic alliances with local advocacy organizations. Where community agreements exist, serves as primary contact with local organizations.
  • Conduct strategic planning with senior management and Foundation Board to evaluate goals, objectives and priorities. Measure and report on initiatives and actions.
  • Guide local Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance and assist in the formation of action plans for Lending, Investment and Service CRA gaps.
  • Operates across organizational boundaries to build consensus across the company to advance guiding policies, strategy and goal implementation.
  • Directs local employee engagement strategy including placement of leadership on local boards and signature volunteer activities,
  • Sets direction for local market community sponsorships and signature civic programs to drive community impact.
  • Guides strategy of local employee giving campaigns.
  • Coordinates local disaster community relief/recovery response efforts.
  • Coordinate with Government Affairs and Corporate Communications groups to ensure alignment with key local, state and federal government officials and other key stakeholders
  • Builds trusting internal relationships as a central point of contract and expert in external stakeholder/community decision-making regarding issues affecting company stakeholders and reputation.

Job Qualifications / Requirements

  • Masters Degree preferred in public or business administration, BS degree is required
  • 7-10 years experience in nonprofit or public service management with demonstrated success in economic and community development, volunteer and education initiatives, and a wide variety of experiences leading strategic partnerships creation, execution and demonstrating collective impact
  • Significant experience leading a team and budget management experience required
  • Significant experience with a company Foundation

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