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Community Outreach Specialist

Corporate Office
5501 Headquarters Dr
Plano Texas 75024
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JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for planning and executing various company philanthropic campaigns, events, programs and projects at both the local and national level.

In partnership with the Manager of Communications, develop and implement community and public relations strategies that define and support the company among its target audiences and foster goodwill toward the brand. Coordinate and assist in implementing the company's charitable giving efforts as part of an integrated internal and external media communications strategy.

The ideal candidate will be innovative and will pioneer new ways to leverage information and provide support to community organizations in ways that engage and inspire our internal and external audiences.



  • Coordinate and manage community relations and charitable giving programs. Ensure that Community involvement programs and activities are:
    1. Strategic, planned, and structured
    2. On time, within budget and tracking toward goals
    3. Communicated internally and externally
  • Develop and deploy proactive media strategies to position Rent-A-Center through editorial coverage, trade/business journals, traditional media and new media
  • Lead local community affairs initiatives to meet objectives and support the touchdown of national community programs
  • Create and maintain local partnerships that deliver community impact
  • Represent RAC in the community through networking, public speaking, and event attendance
  • Plan and implement community events and programs
  • Respond to requests from community organizations
  • Negotiate sponsorship packages with community organizations
  • Develop and maintain various reports
  • Additional duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • One to three years experience in a public affairs role
  • Strong background in communication
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented
  • Good organization and follow-up skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be personable and comfortable interacting with charitable organization staff
  • Travel required


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