Community Outreach Lead

December 29, 2021 12:42 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR’s is seeking a Community Outreach Lead with the skills and desire to support the BART Link 21 project in Northern California. This person will assist the team with logistics planning for events, facilitation, writing, crafting messages and developing communication tools, and attending and speaking at events. The successful candidate will have a strong task-oriented mind set, the ability to work under tight deadlines, experience delivering public involvement on infrastructure projects, and is exceptionally organized.

In the role of Communications Outreach Lead, we'll count on you to manage:

  • Logistics planning for in-person and virtual public meetings, community events, trainings, focus groups, workshops, advisory committees, and other meetings
  • Information gathering, note taking, and assisting project manager at project meetings
  • Writing content for websites, newsletters, blogs, and other communication tools
  • Facilitating in-person and virtual meetings
  • Managing task lists, distribution lists, and reporting
  • Researching industry trends, stakeholders, and policy
  • Organizing project information, materials, and supplies
  • Delivering materials to communities within the project area
  • Coordinating with print and mail houses for materials creation and distribution
  • Attending and presenting at in-person and virtual engagement events

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree in a closely related field, or relevant experience in community organizing or political campaign management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel and work nights and weekend when required
  • Service- and client-oriented personality with the ability to handle multiple assignments at a time and meet set deadlines
  • Self-starter who can work well independently or in a team environment
  • Attention to detail
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

3-5 years of professional and related experience preferred.

Candidates with experience in community advocacy, NEPA, CEQA and infrastructure projects are preferred.

We will consider relocation for this position.

The position can be located in any of our Northern California offices.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.  When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-California-Folsom

Other Locations: United States-California-Walnut Creek, United States-Oregon-Portland, United States-Washington-Vancouver, United States-California-Sacramento

Industry: Transit

Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

BusinessClass: Strategic Communications

Posting Date: Dec 17, 202

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