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The William D. Ruckelshaus Center seeks an experienced and visionary leader to serve as the next Director. Inspired by the life and legacy of William D. “Bill” Ruckelshaus, the Center envisions a future in which government leaders, policy makers, and community members routinely employ tools of collaborative decision making to design, conduct, and implement successful public policy processes. Representing a committed partnership between Washington State University and the University of Washington, the Ruckelshaus Center builds on the unique strengths of the two universities to assist public, non-profit, tribal, private sector, and other community leaders in their efforts to build consensus-based solutions, resolve conflict, and create positive impact around vexing public policy issues.
The Center combines a mix of practice-based consensus-building and academic scholarship to design and advance collaborative problem solving processes to address public policy issues, opportunities, and conflicts. The Center’s involvement in both process design and impartial facilitation improves public policy development and program implementation in the Pacific Northwest region to positively impact Washington residents. This work has been done with individuals, groups, and organizations across communities, stakeholders, and various levels of government to address challenges in the economic development, land use, natural resources, transportation, agriculture, healthcare, and other significant public policy areas. The Center also advances the teaching, outreach, and research missions of the two universities by helping to bring deeper knowledge of statewide, regional, and community policy issues to the universities. The Center builds capacity for problem solving by developing relationships across sectors and industries, conducting evaluative projects, providing student internships, and by actively participating in national associations with similar collaborative governance vision and goals.
The next Director of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center will join the Center at an opportune moment. Seated at the convergence of higher education, government, and other public and private institutions, the Center has the power to harness immense knowledge that drives mutually beneficial outcomes. Over its 18-year history the Center has earned a strong reputation as a valuable state and regional resource and as a leading hub of consensus building on complex policy issues. It is poised to have increased, sustained impact in regional and national communities through heightened visibility, increased extramural funding, and a compelling strategic vision rooted in collaborative governance and intersectional public service. The next Director will bolster the resources and operations of the Center, crafting the environment and vision for the next generation of work. As the nation faces widespread discord and polarization, the next Director will lead the Center in setting a powerful example for bringing people together and creating mutually agreeable solutions for the public good. This model has the potential to be expanded and replicated from the fascinating laboratory of Washington state to the rest of the country. To be successful, the Director will need to address the following key opportunities and challenges:
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, and CVs with cover letters should be below. Electronic submission of materials is required.
For more information: https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/8468
Location Flexible, California
Remote Position with Travel
K&A is a nationally-recognized communication consulting firm specializing in strategic communications, stakeholder outreach and public involvement programs for public and private sector clients. From water and public utilities, to energy, transportation, environmental sustainability to real estate development, and civic issues, we maintain committed to providing communication programs for important community issues. We help our clients communicate effectively about things that matter.
With locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles and headquarters in San Diego, our team of 35+ professionals serve clients nationwide with a strong focus in California. We offer competitive compensation and benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance.
This position will support the development and implementation of communication, stakeholder outreach, and public involvement programs for environmental regulatory review and land use, community, and transportation planning processes. Clients may include local, regional, state and federal agencies. Some travel will be required.
We’re looking for candidates that can serve as project managers or assistant project managers to our clients. Candidates should have experience managing projects from start to finish. We are seeking individuals who can work with multiple clients, projects and tasks at one time; produce high-quality client deliverables in a deadline-driven environment; display strong time management skills; effectively prioritize and delegate tasks; remain flexible when projects and priorities change; and display strong presentation skills for new business presentations and conferences. Candidates should also have strong writing skills, including a command of AP style and English grammar, to communicate complex technical information in easy to understand ways.
Primary responsibilities for the position include developing and implementing communication and public involvement strategies specific to client needs; developing and distributing informational materials in various formats; planning and implementing community engagement events and public meetings (in-person and virtual); coordinating and participating in client meetings (in-person and virtual); reviewing scopes of work and budgets; and assisting with business development, including participating in networking events and professional organizations, and supporting new business proposals. Familiarity with online engagement is a plus. High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and Publisher) is a must. Stakeholder meeting facilitation training and/or experience is a plus, but not required.
Task responsibilities may include:
Not required but preferred:
Ag Innovationsis a nonprofit based in Sonoma County with a 20 year history of unlocking the challenging issues at the intersection of agricultural and natural resources in California through dynamic collaborative action and community engagement.
We are growing and looking for a Communications and Engagement Manager (CEM). In this full-time role, the CEM will support Ag Innovations by creating engaging communications plans and campaigns focusing on organizational and project needs.
The CEM will set and guide the strategy for all communications and execute public-facing materials such as email blasts and newsletters, blogs, social media, website updates, press releases, and more. The CEM will also work closely with project teams to develop stakeholder engagement plans, help teams develop strategies to reach specific stakeholders, and develop or support the development of outreach tools and materials.
If you know someone who wants to apply their fantastic, collaborative project management and people skills fully to the ag and natural resource issues that will make a difference to current and future generations, then please send them our way.
To apply, a resume and cover letter should be sent to email@example.com.
Strategic Earth is hiring!
We currently have a number of openings to add to our team: Marketing Coordinator, Senior Associate, Associate, and Project Assistant. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about Strategic Earth’s vision and thrive in a collaborative and dynamic remote work environment. Below is information about our vision, who we are, and a summary of the open positions. Detailed job descriptions are attached.
We envision a world where inclusive dialogue is the gateway to responsible use and management of natural resources. We create an inclusive space for the equitable exchange of ideas and information.
Who We Are
Strategic Earth is a consulting firm that specializes in developing effective ways to link science and policy with community outreach and engagement. Our team leverages broad experience working with diverse stakeholders to build solutions and successfully achieve the goals identified by our clients. Since 2010, Strategic Earth has had the pleasure of working in partnership with agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community partners throughout California and nationally.
Marketing Coordinator: The Marketing Coordinator will support company-wide marketing and communications efforts. This new position will support Strategic Earth staff in producing and publishing content for marketing, including websites, blogs, emails, social media, and other marketing channels.
Senior Associate: The Senior Associate will lead and support: strategic planning and process design, project coordination and management, collaborative problem solving and creative thinking, integrated communications, information synthesis and materials development, and stakeholder outreach and engagement processes. The Senior Associate will also support daily operations and business development.
Associate: The Associate will support: strategic planning and process design, project coordination and management, collaborative problem solving and creative thinking, integrated communications, information synthesis and materials development, and stakeholder outreach and engagement processes.
Project Assistant: The Project Assistant will support Strategic Earth staff in the development and implementation of strategic planning and process design, project coordination and management, collaborative problem solving and creative thinking, integrated communications, information synthesis and materials development, and stakeholder outreach and engagement processes including product development and the distribution of information and materials to target audiences.
If you or anyone you know is interested in applying to these positions, please send a letter of interest/cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 2.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
If you want to be in a dynamic and fast paced work environment with highly skilled teammates, the Omaha District’s Office of Public Affairs is the place you want to be. No two days are alike. We generate traditional news and social media releases every day including in-house produced video and graphics. We support internal communication initiatives and help synchronize all aspects of communication strategies and actions across the entire enterprise. Our projects require public affairs staffers to get out of the office and travel throughout our district, nation and world to engage our stakeholders and support our projects through grass-roots community outreach. Our staff report directly to executive leadership and are a member of the commander’s special staff. Our positions span a pay band currently starting at $55,071 with upward progression to $125,000 per year.
Joining the USACE team opens you up to a world of possibilities for upward advancement and lateral moves. USACE is every where throughout the United States and overseas with more than 21,000 employees. Once you are past the probationary period you can move throughout USACE, the Department of Defense and entire federal system. Our projects expose our staff to all levels of intergovernmental relations, partnerships and direct interface with private industry consultants from mom and pop shops to multinational corporations. Federal civil service will simply advance your professional experience and broaden your career horizon. We offer superb benefits that compete well with Fortune 500 companies, from health care options and 401k investments. After only 5 years of civil service, you will permanently qualify for a lifetime pension that you will receive when you reach age 62.
Closing Date: August 12, 2022
State of Washington
Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
Northwest Region Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA.
Central Region Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.
Eastern Region Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA.
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
Changes to regulations must be equivalent, consistent, enforceable, and implementable. Rulemaking involves:
This position will also be involved with interpreting the State Dangerous Waste Regulations, providing technical assistance, and developing statewide guidance and possible training.
Job Summary: The Udall Foundation’s John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution (National Center) is seeking a dynamic professional interested in the environmental, public policy, and conflict resolution fields to serve as a Program Associate. This job is a one-year, full-time Federal position at the GS-9 equivalent level, with the possibility of renewal for up to four total years and conversion to permanent status. The successful candidate will work remotely within the United States.
The Program Associate will provide support for assessment, mediation, and facilitation services in collaboration with other National Center Program Managers, Project Managers, and Program Associates. The Program Associate will also provide planning, organizational, and facilitation support to the National Center's Climate Service Area. In addition, the Program Associate will work with the National Center’s Director and Deputy Director on programming and operational requirements and liaise with the Udall Foundation’s Communications Program Manager on National Center communications activities such as report writing and case studies.
Closing Date: Applications are due by August 8, 2022
The Washington State Department of Ecology is searching for an innovative and strategic leader for the position of Government Relations Director (Exempt Band 4). This is an exempt management service (EMS) Band 4 position that reports to the Director of Ecology. The position is located at Ecology’s Headquarters Office in Lacey, Washington.
This position is critical to Ecology’s success and is focused on establishing and maintaining positive, effective relationships with key members of Ecology’s authorizing environment. In this role, you will direct agency-wide external relations and public affairs. These include the State Legislature, legislative staff, Governor’s office, state and federal agencies, local governments, tribal governments, and Washington’s Congressional delegation. You will also direct agency strategy and public affairs for a variety of non-governmental organizations, including business, environmental, media, agriculture, ports, utilities, community groups and other interests. These relations are critical to furthering Ecology’s mission through successful resolution of issues pertaining to legislation, constituent concerns, budget, regulations, policies, and state and federal agreements. You will be expected to develop solutions that meet the state’s interests in, and responsibility for, environmental protection of air, land, water, and climate while meeting the interests of stakeholders to the extent possible.
In addition to what is listed above, you will lead and direct the activities of Ecology’s Rules and Accountability Section, including supervision of the section manager. This section provides strategic and diverse management of programs and policies that are highly complex, multi-program and agency-wide, in nature. The section supports the work of this position, and serves the Agency Director, Deputy Director, and the executive leadership team in setting agency direction for strategic and long-range planning, performance, and accountability, continuous process improvement and organizational effectiveness, customer service and surveying, rule-making, economic analysis, and coordination of a variety of agency-wide responsibilities (e.g. enforcement appeals).
For more information and to apply, follow this link: Government Relations Director (Exempt Band 4)
City of Grand Rapids
Closing Date: August 7, 2022
The purpose of this job is to provide professional level administrative support services to a department head or other administrative position. Manages assigned projects. Work as staff liaison to the various departmental divisions and programs and outside agencies; may act as staff liaison with the media. In some instances, this position will have supervisory responsibility.
This position will work with all departments, community leaders and our residents to co-create, administer and implement the city’s engagement plan by providing leadership and direction to improve our community engagement opportunities.
The core objectives of this position include:
Possession of a bachelor's degree in business or public administration, government or related field (a master degree in public or business administration is preferred) and four years of progressively responsible professional experience in public sector management, preferably in local government; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is seeking one Community Engagement Specialist to join our Media and Public Affairs Department. The Community Engagement Specialist will design and implement comprehensive and inclusive community engagement and comment-gathering strategies for the agency projects and initiatives and in the development and implementation of Connect SoCal – RTP/SCS. This position will be responsible for creating opportunities for participatory, collaborative, meaningful, voluminous, and representative community engagement. This work includes overseeing the coordination of major outreach activities, planning public events, designing and facilitating public meetings, focus groups and questionnaires, and mobilizing new and existing partners in the SCAG region. The Community Engagement Specialist will work with Planning, Government Relations, and Media & Public Affairs departments to track and monitor agency compliance with federal and state requirements. This position will ensure that contracts and other activities follow and adhere to SCAG’s Public Participation Plan Additionally, the Community Engagement Specialist will assess metrics of engagement, manage contracts and update policies and procedures as necessary.
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