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Community Liaison

November 28, 2023

America's Heartland Packing

Location: Wright City, MO
Position: Community Liaison
Status: Full Time

The Community Liaison role will focus on supporting the integration of new hires into our workforce and the local community. Acting as a community developer, the candidate will identify and address the needs and concerns of residents regarding newcomers, facilitating their effective adjustment to the area. Additionally, the candidate will manage collaborative efforts between the city staff, elected officials, service providers, faith groups, business partners, landlords, and other community stakeholders to address matters related to the new AFG plant, including AFG events for community partners. This includes representing AHP during public and community meetings and addressing questions, concerns, and issues from residents, employees, and prospective employees.

Additionally, the community liaison will be responsible for assisting in cultivating a company culture, brand building, and relationship development within the facility.  This position will work  closely with the marketing and communications team at AFG for support and consistent messaging and the HR team on their people efforts.

  • Build positive and collaborative relationships with local and state elected officials and community members.
  • Develop and implement our outreach strategy and bringing interested parties (social services, schools, etc.) together as part of the development of the community.
  • Develop and implement a robust process and strategy to integrate all newcomers into our community. This strategy should include identifying and addressing recent immigrants’ housing, medical, and other needs. Working closely with property owners/managers, city officials, and other entities on issues related to our employees.
  • Manage and participate in all aspects of the community’s activities to improve work or City relations and neighborhood quality of life issues.
  • Support the HR team and their People Efforts inside and outside the plant.
  • Aid the recruitment efforts of the HR department.
  • Work hard to keep employee morale high and workers productive.
  • Support the marketing and communication needs of the facility both internally and externally, and help maintain and update some like display boards, electronic monitors, signage, and any visual displays by our policy and guidelines.
  • Maintain the social media platforms of the facility.
  • Management of the facility website.
  • Provide ongoing information to community partners and future employees.
  • Cultivate and support brand and culture building both internally and externally.
  • Communicate and facilitate activities cross-department to ensure success.
  • Participate in plant meetings and trainings as assigned.
  • NOTE: this description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization; these duties are considered marginal.



Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to completing a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in English, journalism, marketing, public relations or communications, or a related field.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Good understanding of the specific needs of immigrants and newcomers as they integrate into American society and our communities.
  • Successful completion of background screening.
  • Flexible work schedule to include some evenings and/or weekends as needed.
  • Must be willing to travel as needed.
  • Must be able to work with a diverse population.
  • Maintains regular, consistent attendance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in other languages such as Spanish, French, Burmese, Farsi, Pashto, Bosnian, Vietnamese, and Arabic.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in community engagement and organizing.
  • Experience working with city and county staff, elected officials, faith communities, landlords, and other community stakeholders.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to win others over quickly to build solid and trusted relationships.
  • Desirable to be multilingual or able to communicate effectively with different ethnic groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in content writing and front-end website management.
  • Proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft systems.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment and exercise mature judgment.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to coordinate multiple projects/ tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally diverse persons and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Experience facilitating meetings and discussions and have the ability/ comfort presenting to large groups of people, including but not limited to key community stakeholders and other service providers.


American Foods Group, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or ny other legally protected status. Learn more: EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact Human Resources at the location(s) where you are applying. American Foods Group, LLC will not discriminate against applicants who inquire about, disclose or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. Learn more: Pay Transparency. American Foods Group, LLC participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more: E-Verify


American Foods Group, LLC (AFG) is building a state-of-the-art beef processing operation in Warren County MO along interstate 70.

What we offer:

  • Competitive total compensation package for you and your family.
  • Excellent benefit plan.  Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Accounts, Voluntary Benefits, PTO, 401k, Long & Short Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Discount Meat Purchase Program, and more!


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