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Lead Community Affairs Analyst

Highmark Health

  • Company Hignmark Health
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Government Affairs
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Highmark Health

Job Description : 


*Hybrid - 2 to 3 days in office

Represents the corporation to enhance the corporation’s leadership, image, reputation and community involvement.  Works with non-profit organizations with regard to sponsorships, grant-making, volunteerism and special community programs.  Implements and manages multiple programs and events that support Highmark’s business and community missions, designing and managing all phases of the project lifecycle.  Meets with agencies and organizations to assess their funding needs and volunteer opportunities.  Independently evaluates funding requests, prepares materials, makes funding recommendations, and oversees the management of the grant or sponsorship.  Designs, implements and manages volunteer and community programs.


  • Reviews and evaluates sponsorship and grant funding requests and presents funding recommendations at staff meetings based on Highmark’s strategic direction and business needs.  Prepares materials for review meetings, obtaining additional information from applicants as needed.  Ensures compliance with standard terms and conditions for sponsorship agreements and contracts, department procedures and corporate giving policies and IRS regulations for grants and programs.  Meets and communicates with outside agencies regularly to learn of community fund needs.  Provides due diligence on prospective grantees which may include site visits, examination of project budget, research on program impact and need, and information regarding organization.
  • Serves as a representative in the community.  Attends meetings/events with community leaders, non-profit organizations and potential funding partners.  Designs, implements and manages all phases of the program lifecycle for Highmark programs and events, including setting goals, defining tasks and times, managing implementation according to plan and within budget.  Manages special events, programs and corporate employee engagement activities and special corporate initiatives.  Manages resource allocation such as volunteers, inter-department support and vendors.  Develop collaborations and partnerships with key community stakeholders, internal departments and Highmark subsidiaries to effectively implement community programs and events.
  • Serves as a resource and team lead to the department on subject-matter expertise, and contributes to and manages medium to large projects within the department. Stands in for the Director in multiple roles and functions as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.


Minimum: Bachelor's Degree

Preferred: Master's Degree;  7 years experience in corporate community philanthropy, health or human service community programs, or related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Experience in volunteer management
  • Project management and or event planning
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Language (Other than English):


Travel Requirement:

0% - 25%


Position Type


Teaches / trains others regularly


Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site


Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)


Physical work site required


Lifting: up to 10 pounds


Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds


Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds


Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

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