MSC Industrial Supply Co. Community Relations Specialist in Davidson, North Carolina

Build a better career with MSC. Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services.

Requisition ID : 2480

Employment Type : Full Time

Job Category : Marketing

Work Location : ​Davidson, NC (CSC)​

State or Province : North Carolina (US-NC)

Potential Work Location : United States : North Carolina : Davidson


The Community Relations (CR) Specialist works closely with nonprofit organizations to strengthen MSCs relationship with the community and is responsible for overseeing of projects related to charitable giving and volunteerism at MSC. This role partners with nonprofit organizations to identify where MSC can assist in addressing important issues facing the communities where we live and work and serves as the leader of the Community Relations Team, a group of inter-departmental volunteers focused on executing the CR program strategy by developing initiatives which inspire, empower, and engage associates in community service.


  • Represents MSC in community organizations and helps MSC maintain a high profile in the affairs of its community.

  • Organizes and coordinates special programs and activities to strengthen public interest, understanding and goodwill. Plans and organizes all outreach activities.

  • Conducts research and gathers information on various issues and concerns in the community.

  • Conducts research and analysis regarding grantees and prospective grantees.

  • Assists in the identification, development and implementation of community programs and activities.

  • Coordinates staff and other resources to support community programs and activities. Identifies other resources and coordinates efforts. Ensures staff is informed of initiatives and changes in programs.

  • Prepares budgets and schedules for programs. Establishes vendor specifications and contractual responsibilities.

  • Provides on-site assistance at special events.

  • Oversees MSC’s Community Relations activities which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Community Relations events (internal & external)

  • Volunteer Programs

  • Partnerships with non-profit organizations

  • Oversees activities of the Community Relations Team and works directly with team members on the coordination and execution of CR events.

  • Develops and oversees annual and monthly calendar of Community Relations events.

  • Oversees the logistics for volunteer events, community relations events, projects and programs.

  • Maintains all invoices related to Community Relations events and fundraisers.

  • Drafts & sends communications for various community relations events.

  • Updates online community relations website with current news and photos

  • Maintains database of proposal requests received for all MSC locations.

  • Tracks and analyzes associate volunteer hours and participation in Community Relations events.

  • Facilitates monthly Community Relations Team meetings.

  • Updates Community Relations presentations

  • Orders and maintains inventory of all items related to Community Relations events including giveaways, banners, and clothing.

  • Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure unity of purpose and fulfillment of MSC’s mission.

  • Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations or the equivalent is required.

  • Minimum of two years Public Relations and/or Community Relations/Non-Profit experience is required.

  • Project Management experience is preferred.


  • Experience in leading teams/meetings, and excellent problem-solving skills are required.

  • Familiarity with the nonprofit sector and interest in helping strengthen nonprofits toward greater effectiveness

  • Self-starter, skilled at completing tasks with minimal support

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills are also required.

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite required.

  • Social media fluency and excellent research skills a plus.


People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions.

As one of America’s Best Large Employers (named in 2017 by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.