Global Community Relations & Contributions Specialist at Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI)

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Job Description

As Specialist, you are responsible for all contribution requests and serve as advisor to internal and external partners in communities where our major facilities are located.

As Specialist, you will:

Manage the administration of all contribution requests to ensure tax, legal and financial compliance. This position works closely with the Manager, Community Relations while engaging with employees, community partners, and business partners in communities where our major facilities are located. This will include:
  • Project managing contribution reporting and documentation; preparation of board materials, including the initial due diligence on all contribution requests; preparing contributions correspondence; while continuously improving, streamlining and documenting processes.
  • Utilizing Benevity Grants database to prepare and manage reporting for internal and external stakeholders, including the Rockwell Automation Charitable Corporation (RACC) and for surveys/benchmarking/award submittals, i.e., Dow Jones, Diversity Inc., Ethisphere, etc.
  • Overseeing the filling of sponsored tables with internal and external stakeholders, including the disbursement of logos, advertisements, etc.
  • Disaster relief oversight and planning in partnership with company leadership.
  • Creating communications content with internal stakeholder teams to create awareness within the company and with external audiences about our community partnerships and impact.
  • Managing Clock Tower auction donations and event coordination.
  • Managing vendor relationships.
  • Leading the annual contributions budgeting process.
  • Supporting the Public Affairs team, Company initiatives, and special projects as assigned.


Here's what we need from you:

You are a collaborator with new ideas and:
  • Passion, understanding, and experience working across difference and advocating for people of color and under-resourced communities.
  • Strong teamwork, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Growth mindset.
  • Willingness to learn and develop new strategies to impact the communities we serve more efficiently.
  • Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Develop process improvements to facilitate improved outcomes.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously, ensuring stakeholder expectations are managed appropriately.
  • Enthusiasm for relationship building and partnership across the organization at all levels.
  • Values working in a team-oriented culture and building consensus with stakeholders globally before making key decisions.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Typically requires 2 years professional work experience (corporate and/or nonprofit preferred)
  • Knowledge or experience in Community Relations/Philanthropy preferred
  • Post-secondary education including an Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Project management experience
  • Microsoft Office and database experience is necessary
  • Experience with grant management systems preferred
  • Ability to build relationships with key community stakeholders
  • Organized, detailed-oriented, capable of managing multiple tasks
  • Ability to condense and articulate data at the executive level


This position is part of a job family. Experience will be the determining factor for position level and compensation.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (844) 404-7247.
More Information on Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Milwaukee, WI, Cleveland, OH, Chelmsford, MA and Bellevue, WA. Rockwell Automation was founded in 1903. It has 22000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 138 open jobs at Rockwell Automation, click here.
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