Principal Community Relations Associate

New Orleans-St CharlesDU Br385 (37385), United States of America, New Orleans, Louisiana

At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Principal Community Relations Associate

Capital One's Community Affairs team is looking for a progressive, team-oriented grant maker with a mindset and commitment to outstanding service, collaboration and growth. The Principal Associate will work in partnership with line of business and internal and external stakeholder groups to create and implement strategies and grant investments that:

-align with our Future Edge platform

-serve the community and

-deliver business returns including CRA, business development, and reputation

Primary Responsibilities

-Corporate Grant Making

-Establish and manage a portfolio of grant partnerships that maximize and meet targets for CRA, reputation, and business development

-Create and balance a portfolio of grants that responds to the company's Future Edge strategy and the business' CRA strategy

-Evaluate grantee performance, outcomes and return on philanthropic investments

-Partner closely with the Associate Engagement team to ensure that grants are supporting the delivery of our volunteer goals as defined by the business and CRA targets

-Collaborate and coordinate with other grant makers across Community Affairs that are supporting other lines of business and/or in markets

-Key Stakeholder Relations

-Collaborate with line of business and corporate partner teams (including but not limited to CRA Compliance, Community Development Banking, Community Finance, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Brand, Human Resources, etc.) to achieve goals

-Identify and sustain mutually productive relationships with key community leaders and connect associates and executives as appropriate

Represent Capital One in the community through networking, public speaking, and event attendance

Operational Excellence including the management of multiple budgets, meeting quarterly forecast projections, leverage grant rubric and ensuring grant applicants provide appropriate documentation.

Ensure that grants are "CRA review-ready" when they are approved

Maintain effective and efficient best practices in process, problem solving and decision-making

The Team Member we are looking for will have:

-An authentic, optimistic, fun, innovative, resilient, collaborative and open-minded personality

-Outstanding verbal and written communication and presentation skills

-Excellent EQ skills including the ability to influence and comfortably interact with senior executives, community leaders, associates, and client groups

-A deep knowledge and understanding of trends in economic opportunity, CSR, quality nonprofit programming and philanthropy; ability to clearly and comfortably communicate value and ROI related to grant making

-Significant organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects and activities with a wide variety and volume of partners while managing change, conflicts and/or shifting priorities

-Substantial analytical skills with a keen instinct on how to gather and interpret meaningful data

-Powerful partnership building and relationship management skills

-Corroborated experience in achieving "win-win," measurable outcomes through corporate-community partnerships

-First-rate networking skills with a talent to naturally build and maintain relationships at all levels and strategically leverage relationships appropriately

-A working knowledge of Community Reinvestment Act

Basic Qualifications:

-Bachelor's Degree OR military experience

-At least 2 years of experience in community relations or At least 2 years of experience in program management or At least 2 years of experience in grant making OR At least 2 years of combined experience in community relations, grant making, and program management

Preferred Qualifications:

-Bachelor's Degree, preferably in CSR, business, public relations, communications or related field

-Financial Services experience

-3+ years of experience in community relations and grant making

-Strong working knowledge of the Louisiana community; work experience in the State of Louisiana

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


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