Job Details
Headquarters - Pittsburgh, PA
Full Time


The position of Community Outreach Coordinator with the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of moderate to considerable responsibility. The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating educational outreach programs, special projects, and publications and communication efforts designed to promote CORE throughout the region and increase public awareness of and commitment to organ and tissue donation and transplantation. He/she will work to ensure that all programs, activities and communication tools demonstrate internal and external support for CORE’s mission and image.

He/she will have the ability to develop, implement and deliver educational programs, special events, and communication tools that target CORE’s audiences, positively predispose the public to CORE’s key messages and result in increased awareness and consent. Solid oral and written communication skills are required, as is the ability to meet deadlines, understand, track and maintain budgets and goals and objectives of the department. He/she will have the ability to travel throughout CORE’s service area including Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Chemung County, New York and work weekends and evenings. He/she must be able to demonstrate organizational skills, effective use of time/project management and ability to meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills are required to work with diverse audiences, including volunteers, community partners, students, transplant recipients, transplant candidates and donor families. A commitment to CORE’s mission and ability to represent the organization in a positive manner will lend itself to the ability to fulfill the requirements of the position.




The CORE Community Outreach Coordinator reports directly to CORE’s Director of Communications. He/she will initiate contacts, as well as respond to inquiries, for programs and opportunities to advance CORE’s mission. The Community Outreach Coordinator will cultivate new and sustain current public education opportunities/partnerships, and deliver presentations to volunteers, schools, corporations, places of worship and civic organizations, as well as to other agencies or entities as necessary, and proactively assist in developing special events. In addition to delivering presentations and staffing events, health fairs or other programs as required, the Community Outreach Coordinator also will serve as a liaison for members of the CORE volunteer program. The Community Outreach Coordinator also will assist, and in some cases take the lead, in arranging special events, including CORE’s annual donor recognition, National Donate Life Month and National Donor Sabbath. This individual may also assist in developing CORE’s Partnering for Life program. He/she will create and coordinate the development and distribution of newsletters, web-based communications, collateral materials, brochures, posters and educational materials for public and professional education and fulfill other project commitments as directed by the Director of Communications. He/she will develop and implement tools to measure and evaluate effectiveness of programs, projects, materials and activities and outcome related to the goals of CORE’s Community Outreach department. He/she will attend designated meetings with community groups, volunteers, health care professionals and other key meetings as requested. He/she may be assigned other job-related functions by the Director of Communications and/or CORE’s President/CEO, such as receiving, investigating, and tracking complaints and issues from the public and other audiences, developing communications measurements and/or other related activities within the department. He/she will work closely with the Director of Communications to establish budgets and work within budgetary guidelines. He/she will work closely with the Director of Communications, other members of the Community Outreach department, and contribute as a member of CORE’s team. He/she will demonstrate support of donation and CORE’s mission.

Job Qualifications


The position of Community Outreach Coordinator requires that the incumbent have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or other related field, minimum two years’ experience in communications, or public relations preferably with social-cause marketing or health-care background. In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, incumbent must have a minimum of five years’ experience in communications, public relations, marketing or other relevant field. Strong written and oral communications skills as well as project management experience are highly desirable. He/She should demonstrate strong analytical, creative, organizational and interpersonal skills. Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to lift educational materials weighing 30 lbs., carry and set up displays, sit/stand for long periods of time and be available for some overnight stays of related CORE business. He/she must be willing to travel throughout the service area and be available for some evening and weekend work. He/she must demonstrate a commitment to CORE’s mission and administrative philosophy, a strong work ethic and a commitment to the overall organ, tissue, and eye donation program.




The degree of difficulty for the Community Outreach Coordinator falls into the moderate to considerable range considering the responsibilities to represent CORE to the public, volunteers and community partners is great. Mistakes and misinformation could trigger a variety of misconceptions about donation and cause serious administrative problems for CORE, all of which may negatively influence donation and working relationships with community and hospital partners and our public.






In accordance with the rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the successful candidate will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical and/or religious exemption is approved.        


EEO Statement

CORE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), dedicated to building a work culture of integrity, compassion, and respect. As an EEO employer, we support an inclusive workplace where all can excel based on their merit, qualifications, experience, and job performance. We do not discriminate, tolerate harassment, or condone retaliation of any kind.

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