• Chief External Relations Officer

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Position Number
    Networking and Relationship
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview


    Chief External Relations Officer


    The Chief External Relations Officer sets out an integrated outcomes plan for development, communications and government relations. The plan will lay out actionable steps to advance public awareness about ICL, significantly strengthen fundraising capacity and build relationships with key stakeholders.


    Development: Implement fundraising plan with defined goals and outreach and engagement methods; liaison to major donors and board members; oversee building portfolio of major corporate and foundation donors; preparation, review and submission of grant proposals and reports.

    Communications: Set strategy and oversee implementation of external branding, marketing and public relations and internal communications plan; ensure consistent messaging across the organization.

    Government/Community Relations: Develop and maintain strong relationships with community leaders as well as elected officials at the city, state, and federal levels; align legislative priorities with organizational strategic plan; monitor current legislation and government regulations.


    Requirements: Master’s degree in related field preferred and 10+ years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: development, government relations, business administration, health care administration.  Preferred background in a behavioral health setting. Seeking a collaborative, values-driven leader with appreciation for outcomes and impact; strong team-building skills dedicated to agency mission and growth.

    The Chief External Relations Officer is a key member of the executive leadership team and reports directly to the President and CEO.

    About ICL: For more than 30 years, ICL has been helping adults, children and families of all backgrounds live with serious mental illness, substance abuse or developmental disabilities. Every year, some 10,000 New Yorkers receive the help they need at ICL’s residential and community programs across the five boroughs. In more than 100 housing and community support programs, ICL’s innovative treatment services address physical and behavioral health to serve the complexities of each person’s life situation.










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