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Community Investment Manager

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33602

Company: TECO

Title: Community Investment Manager 
Company: Tampa Electric Company
Location: TECO Plaza 
State and City: Florida  -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days

Hiring Manager:  Holly M Moore

Recruiter: Mark E Koener 




TITLE:                                               Community Investment Manager

PERFORMANCE COACH:              Director, State Affairs & Community Investment

COMPANY:                                      Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas 

DEPARTMENT:                               External Affairs



The Manager of Community Investment incorporates the Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas mission and strategic objectives to manage and expand upon a comprehensive, integrated, and proactive community engagement program. The manager works closely with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate initiatives that further the companies’ positive reputation and impact within all the communities we serve statewide. The position manages all company grants of support, oversees the volunteerism, develops reports and materials on companies’ community initiatives and serves as a representative internally and externally on community engagement. 



  1. Develop and maintain strong relationships with community stakeholders to create strategic partnerships to enhance corporate citizenship and responsibility, branding, and promotion of the mission and goals of the companies.
  2. Lead and manage the community investment portfolio for grant awards and support in alignment with statewide company objectives and ensure compliance with allocated funding.
  3. Create, implement, and oversee a comprehensive development plan and contribution budget as well as metrics of success.
  4. Manage and oversee the company grant management platform, Benevity, for grant request submissions for all investments in External Affairs.  
  5. Develop, implement, and oversee a calendar of community engagement events to track internal and external stakeholder engagement, influence, and results.
  6. Facilitate, develop, implement, and organize the integration of the companies’ volunteerism with community partner events to leverage and increase the total support of such partners to further the mission and goals of the company.
  7. Prepare various data reports and documents for internal distribution as required for the corporate sustainability report, reporting to companies’ Board of Governors, and reporting to companies’ leadership.
  8. Advise and counsel on corporate citizenship demographic trends, potential challenges and opportunities for support, policy changes that would impact the mission or mode of engagement, and overall evaluation of company social responsibility.
  9. Represent the companies as community investment lead externally and internally, including in coordination with the other Emera affiliate community investment teams.



Indirect Supervision:             Provides leadership across the department and company through community and corporate citizenship initiatives.


Key Internal:     Relationships with senior management and other professionals across all TECO companies, including departments overseeing local external affairs and economic development, finance, marketing and communications, customer experience, business strategy, and advisory councils like the Emerging Professionals, Inclusion & Diversity Taskforces, and Women’s Networking Group.

Key External:     Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, statewide trade and industry associations, and customers.




Required:           Bachelor’s degree Business, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or related field.

Preferred:          Master’s degree in related field.



Required:           Minimum of 6 years of work experience related to the Duties and Responsibilities of this position is required.

Preferred:          Nonprofit or corporate philanthropy, grant management and development.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)

  1. Ability to evaluate and analyze cost and risk in relation to the benefits.
  2. Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive or controversial subjects with tact, kindness, and professionalism.
  3. Ability to demonstrate proactive resourcefulness in analyzing prospective community partners and stakeholders.
  4. Proven ability to identify, analyze, and solve ambiguous problems, showing a track record of making business decisions using relevant data and insights.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills with strong written and verbal communication.
  6. Passion for serving the community with a strong acumen on business and operations.
  7. Ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions with community interests as a focal point.
  8. Ability to influence and drive results laterally and remotely through cross-functional colleagues.



  • Champions Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity
  • Drives Business Excellence for Customers
  • Builds Collaborative Relationships
  • Develops People and Teams
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgment




Flexibility as some travel is required, along with evenings and weekends.

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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