Community Relations Fellow (Up to 1 Year)

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



401 North 3rd Street
United States


Community Relations Fellow

(Full Time 40 hours week; Temporary up to One Year)

This is an excellent opportunity fora newly experienced community relations professional to assist with innovative educational programs, special projects, events and marketing campaigns to increase public understanding of organ and tissue donation and transplantation, and of the critical need to increase donor designations, with a special focus on Philadelphia’s African American community.


Job Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Support outreach to increase awareness of and commitment to organ and tissue donation in multicultural communities, particularly Philadelphia’s African American community.
  • Support large community relations events such as the Donor Dash by supporting team recruitment, logistics, promotion, sponsorship solicitation and team development, and other programs, including National Donor Sabbath, National Minority Donor Awareness Week, Living Donor Ceremony, Donor Family Life and Legacy Ceremonies, Camp Jeremy and others as needed.
  • Assist in organizing community education programming to promote donation awareness and donor registration, including college, high school and faith-based outreach and related grant programs.
  • Support Department of Motor Vehicles outreach and education in GLDP region.  Duties include forming relationships with DMV agency staff; coordinating donor drives at agencies, supporting annual trainings, distributing materials, and updating and maintaining GLDP's records for state donor designation rates.
  • Collaborate with and support Community Relations staff in outreach to volunteers and external partners
  • Assist with maintaining databases and community lists in Blackbaud Team Raiser, Raiser's Edge and Excel.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties and other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in education, communications, marketing, public health or related field and a minimum of one year experience working in non-profit community relations or a responsible administrative capacity are required.


Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • professional writing and interpersonal communications skills
  • a self-starter with a passion for community service and public health
  • experience working with multicultural communities
  • public speaking and community outreach experience
  • experience working in a professional office environment
  • the ability to lift up to 35 pounds, and set up displays/tables
  • ability to work nights and weekends as necessary
  • Microsoft Office competencies including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Preference for candidates with the following:
  • experience working with high schools, faith-based organizations and/or Philadelphia community organizations, particularly those serving Philadelphia’s African American communities
  • valid driver’s license and the ability to travel throughout the Gift of Life service area
  • Spanish language abilities

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement