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  • July 31, 2019 12:50 PM | Anneliese Walker (Administrator)

    Although this position is based in the Inland Empire, it provides an opportunity to work on projects throughout greater Southern California (particularly San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, and Los Angeles counties), as well as the possibility of involvement in state-wide and national projects.

    As a Kearns & West team member, the successful candidate will:

    • Assist with facilitating and documenting stakeholder engagement and community meetings, including notetaking, report preparation, and database management
    • Lead or support coordination of meeting logistics
    • Support development of engagement strategy through research, direct interaction with stakeholders, and local knowledge
    • Prepare basic informational materials for stakeholders and the public
    • Conduct administrative duties
    • Prepare advertisement placements and media releases
    • Proofread reports and other documents
    • Help to maintain and grow strong relationships with clients and project partners
    • And more…

    Associate level positions are also encouraged to assist in identifying new opportunities for practice and personal growth.

    Here is a link with more information, including how to apply: http://www.kearnswest.com/news/riverside-pc-associate/


  • April 23, 2019 7:53 AM | Anneliese Walker (Administrator)

    EnviroIssues is a public involvement and community outreach consulting firm. We are a staff of over 100 employees and since 1991 have successfully worked to communicate complex government, transportation, environmental, and urban planning issues to members of the public in the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is to provide our clients with the tools for complex decision-making in the public arena.

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  • April 23, 2019 7:53 AM | Anneliese Walker (Administrator)

    The Public Engagement Officer (PEO) -- one of two on this team-- is an energetic, experiential educator who has a passion for engaging the public in compelling programs and activities to raise awareness about global issues and inspiring action. The main components of the job are experience design and implementation, and event support. This person enjoys designing and implementing engagement experiences for adults and has a deep respect for Mercy Corps' mission.

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  • April 23, 2019 7:52 AM | Anneliese Walker (Administrator)

    The LOTT Clean Water Alliance is seeking an Education Program Manager. This position is responsible for planning and managing LOTT's education program to further LOTT's mission and public engagement goals. This includes managing LOTT's interactive education center - the WET Science Center - and LOTT's partnerships and programming for our three local school districts. The annual salary for this full-time position is $71,045-$95,207. Application deadline is May 6 at 5:00 pm.

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  • April 23, 2019 7:47 AM | Anneliese Walker (Administrator)

    Click here for  official listing

    Salary

    $74,115.00 - $101,908.00 Annually

    Location

    Hillsboro, OR

    Job Type

    Regular Full-Time 

    Department

    Office of the General Manager

    Job Number

    19-18

    Closing

    5/13/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

    The Position

    The Government and Public Affairs program is seeking a Public Involvement Coordinator.  This position develops, oversees, and implements internal and external stakeholder programs and special projects required for the District to comply with environmental regulations and achieve its strategic initiatives.
     
    Additional Information: This full-time position is approved for a limited duration, funded through June 2023 and includes a benefits package.

    Essential Functions

    (The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification.  The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion.  Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all Essential Functions.)
     
     1. Develop, oversee, and implement internal and external stakeholder engagement programs to advance the District's mission. Serve as District liaison with stakeholders.  Provide guidance and support to District employees in establishing positive and effective relationships with external stakeholders. 

    2. Draft and edit written materials to represent the District's mission, strategic initiatives, goals and objectives to stakeholders through news releases and articles, speeches, exhibits, training and education programs, newsletters, brochures, billing inserts, videos, web-based publications, etc. 

     3. Represent the District on various committees and task forces.  Attend meetings and functions involving various jurisdictions in support of county or regional initiatives. 

     4. Serve as a facilitator for internal stakeholder discussions related to developing innovations, partnerships, organizational excellence and resource recovery.  Coordinate committees to meet regulatory permit requirements, address complex or difficult issues, and plan special events. 

     5. Provide oversight and professional communications consultation on complex initiatives involving external stakeholders. Develop scopes of work for and provide direction to consultants engaged in complex work including exhibit design, publications, website development and stakeholder engagement.  Secure and administer grants to fund public awareness programs. 

     6. Research issues and facilitate discussion towards resolution of sensitive or controversial issues with internal and external stakeholders. 

     7. Respond to requests for information and advice on a variety of issues from internal and external stakeholders including the District's Board of Directors, Clean Water Action Council, Leadership Team, and ratepayers.

    Qualifications

    KNOWLEDGE OF: 
     

    ·          Contemporary methods of stakeholder engagement

    ·          Principles and practices of public affairs and mass communications

    ·          Graphic design, layout, publication and production methods

    ·          Photography, printing, and internet communications

    ·          Pertinent Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations

     
    SKILL IN: 
     

    ·          Communicating effectively in controversial situations or on politically sensitive or unpopular issues

    ·          Building consensus on complex issues

    ·          Writing concisely and accurately about complex subjects for a broad range of audiences to inform, motivate, or persuade

    ·          Public speaking and presentations

    ·          Use of computers and computer software including word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, and Internet applications

     
    ABILITY TO:  
     

    ·          Develop, coordinate and implement complex projects to completion within scheduled deadlines and allocated budgets

    ·          Understand and interpret pertinent policies, procedures, laws, and regulations

    ·          Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including a variety of District and other government officials, community groups, and the general public

    ·          Facilitate discussions regarding complex and/or controversial issues

    ·          Operate effectively in a team environment; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing


    Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledges, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the KSAs would be:
     
    Increasingly responsible experience in public communications, stakeholder engagement and communications project management.
     
    College-level coursework in communications, journalism, public information, mass communications, or a related field
     

    Additional Information

    Reasonable Accommodation
    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any phase of the application process should contact Human Resources at 503.681.3600 or TDD 503.681.3601.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Clean Water Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, age, uniformed service, sexual orientation or disability in the admission or access to the recruitment process or any aspect of employment.


  • March 29, 2019 10:12 AM | Anneliese Walker (Administrator)

    EnviroIssues is a public involvement and community outreach consulting firm. We are a staff of over 100 employees and since 1991 have successfully worked to communicate complex government, transportation, environmental, and urban planning issues to members of the public in the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is to provide our clients with the tools for complex decision-making in the public arena.

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  • March 29, 2019 10:11 AM | Anneliese Walker (Administrator)

    Under the direction of the communications manager, the community engagement lead plays a crucial position in Metro's communications department. The position serves a lead role on the communications team responsible for all public communication about garbage and recycling on behalf of Metro's Property and Environmental Services (PES) department.


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  • March 29, 2019 10:11 AM | Anneliese Walker (Administrator)

    The Public Engagement Manager directs staff, programs and operations in the Mayor's Office Department related to public engagement. The manager leads the work of the Public Engagement Division, including marketing, diversity and inclusion, community services, visioning, events, neighborhoods, board and commissions, mediation, and other areas as assigned. May serve as Mayor's Office Director in her/his absence.

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  • March 29, 2019 10:10 AM | Anneliese Walker (Administrator)

    The Public Engagement Officer (PEO) -- one of two on this team-- is an energetic, experiential educator who has a passion for engaging the public in compelling programs and activities to raise awareness about global issues and inspiring action. The main components of the job are experience design and implementation, and event support. This person enjoys designing and implementing engagement experiences for adults and has a deep respect for Mercy Corps' mission.

    Learn More

  • March 27, 2019 1:30 PM | Anneliese Walker (Administrator)

    The City of Raleigh is soliciting Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for consulting services with expertise in community engagement to assist the City Planning Department in its mission to engage the public in authentic and inclusive ways. The consultant will be expected to review in detail the current engagement practices of the City, research best practices from other communities and from the literature, make recommendations for how Raleigh can up its game with regards to community engagement, as well as train staff in the application of these recommendations. A public participation manual of templates focused on planning efforts will be the primary deliverable for this study.

    You can find the RFQ here: https://www.ips.state.nc.us/IPS/AGENCY/PDF/13028300.pdf

    Please send any questions to Kristin N. Williams at kristin.williams@raleighnc.gov

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