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Looking to make a difference in your community? Join the Stepherson & Associates Communications team as an Engagement Project Manager and play a crucial role in supporting the planning, design, and construction of transportation, water, land use, and energy projects. S&A seeks a Project Manager with at least five (5) years of experience designing and implementing public involvement programs on transportation, water, land use, environmental and/or energy projects. We encourage anyone with a bilingual or multicultural background to apply.
Organizational values: At S&A, we are expressly committed to equity and social justice, and as a team are centering equity through our work and our individual actions. We believe in supporting our staff in their personal and professional growth, providing new opportunities, building relationships, giving back, and having fun! To support our staff in their personal and professional growth, all staff attend equity workshops, led by a professional facilitator who supports our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion journey.
Workplace culture: S&A is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment that protects our employees, their families, and the broader community from COVID-19. All S&A staff are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. We are a hybrid workplace and work with employees to establish a schedule that works best for them and our teams. Most staff come into the office at least once per week. Staff managers work with employees to help to take full advantage of learning opportunities found through onsite collaboration and connection with colleagues and other project staff.
Salary and benefits: S&A offers a salary commensurate with experience and competitive benefits. The salary range for this position is $75k-$100k. Benefits include paid vacation, sick, and volunteer days; paid holidays; bonuses; health coverage (medical, dental, vision); disability; parental leave; 401(k) with company match; transit pass; and free use of on-site fitness center.
EEO: We encourage anyone with a bilingual or multicultural background to apply. S&A is an equal-opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. We welcome work samples that demonstrate your strong project management and communications skills.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST I
Pay Rate Information – $68,000 to $78,000/year (Offer will be commensurate with experience)
* If hired, candidate is required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no later than their start date or have a City of Ann Arbor approved medical / religious exemption.
Benefits offered with this position include: Non-Union Benefits Summary
Performs community/civic engagement responsibilities for city projects, policies, and programs, which includes assisting with development and implementation of engagement plans and strategies. Implementation efforts includes development and distribution of public notices, staffing engagement activities, collecting, organizing, and analyzing input, creating reports, and helping with staff education and training. Assists with coordination and implementation of physical and natural infrastructure planning projects. This position includes administrative and professional work.
Duties are performed under the direct supervision of the Public Services Chief of Staff or designee and may include the following:
Provide project management support and project coordination for public services initiatives, particularly as related to public involvement in the decision-making process.
Work with Project Managers to develop community engagement plans and strategies for their projects.
Make recommendations on the appropriate level of community involvement in decision-making on projects, policies, and programs across the public services area.
Recommend appropriate engagement techniques for public participation.
Coordinate with consultants on community engagement efforts and City of Ann Arbor standards for effective engagement.
Assist with development and distribution of community notifications about engagement opportunities in coordination with Communications staff. Includes multi-media forms of notification such as email, printed letters/postcards/flyers, phone calls, and other.
Actively participate in City’s equitable engagement efforts focused on inclusion.
Assist with the development of, and serve as an ambassador for, internal community engagement tools.
Assist with the development and delivery of internal staff training for meeting facilitation, engagement best practices, and city policies/tools/practices related to engagement.
Help prepare for and staff community engagement activities, such as project meetings and outreach efforts, as needed.
Summarize and analyze results from engagement activities, identify common themes, and determine next steps and follow-up items.
Serve as a Staff Liaison to various internal and external groups, as needed.
Plan and lead meetings with internal and external groups.
Work cooperatively with city units and external groups.
Perform research, planning and technical analyses related to community engagement.
Assist Senior Engagement Specialist with larger projects, as assigned.
Identify and respond to issues within the unit, service area, or citywide, seeking continuous improvements in the city’s community engagement process and practices.
Coordinate with other units, service areas, agencies, municipalities and organizations to advance quality, equitable, community engagement.
Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)
Principles and practices of community engagement, basic urban planning principles, and basic principles of local government operations.
Computers and software applications used in business settings (e.g. word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, graphics, and databases).
Public engagement and facilitation techniques and strategies.
Customer service principles.
Working knowledge of equity and contemporary race and social justice issues.
Simple budget preparation practices and analysis of data.
Skills and Ability to:(position requirements at entry)
Organize people, information, and materials.
Handle groups of people that may have differing opinions, and determine productive next steps in these scenarios.
Maintain control of meetings and events with large groups of people.
Make decisions and problem solve.
Education, Training and Experience (position requirements at entry)
Certification in community engagement, facilitation or related field (e.g., International Association for Public Participation or National Charette Institute)
Company: Puget Sound Energy (Washington state utility)
PSE's Communications Initiatives team is looking for a communications and public engagement profession alto join our dynamic team! The Communications Initiatives Program Manager will be responsible for the effective management and implementation of the communications and public outreach strategy for some of PSE’s most complex infrastructure projects.
PSE aspires to be a beyond net zero carbon company by 2045. This position will be integral in telling our story about how PSE’s infrastructure projects fit into that goal while providing safe, clean and reliable energy service for our customers and communities.
If you’re a communicator who enjoys educating and engaging customers and communities on complex projects or issues, advocating for our customers during project planning and implementation, and working on cross-functional project teams to meet common goals, we encourage you to apply!
PSE is on a journey toward a more flexible, equitable, and innovative workplace as we progress to be our customers’ clean energy partner of choice. Our team is currently working fully remotely, and we will have future workplace flexibility as jobs allow.
Closing date: open until filled
The Oregon Water Resources Department (WRD) seeks to hire two full-time, permanent Community Engagement Coordinators (Natural Resource Specialist 4, with an NRS 3 underfill option). As a Community Engagement Coordinator, you will empower and partner with the public and communities to understand their water situation and pursue solutions to meet the water needs of Oregon’s communities, environment, and economy. You will serve as an agency expert on public participation working with other WRD communications and engagement staff to improve community understanding of local water challenges and decisions and increase community voice in water management decisions. You will be a liaison between WRD and those who live, work, or have an interest in a place on water budget development, groundwater basin studies, development and implementation of place-based integrated water resources plans, or other agency-led initiatives as assigned. Your work will primarily focus on the North Central or Southwest Region of Oregon. You will be a member of the Planning, Collaboration, and Investments Section within the Director’s Office, reporting to the Manager of that section. Consider joining our team and advancing our mission to practice and promote responsible water management in Oregon! Learn more about the Department.
What you will do
Public engagement is critical to WRD fulfilling its mission and ensuring the public plays a meaningful role in the pursuit of a secure water future. As an agency expert in public engagement, you will:
What’s in it for you?
The opportunity to:
Natural Resource Specialist 4 Salary – The State of Oregon conducts a pay equity analysis to determine what pay step within the salary range to offer the successful candidate based on the experience documented in your application. See below for salary ranges.
(this includes most new hires to state government. Employees typically gain PERS eligibility after six months of state service)
(this is typically current or former employees of Oregon state or local government, public schools, universities, etc. 6% is deducted for PERS)
Natural Resource Specialist 4
$5,396 - $8,292 monthly
$5,771 - $8,870 monthly
Underfill Natural Resource Specialist 3
$4,693 - $7,180 monthly
$5,019 - $7,678 monthly
Other Benefits – We offer a competitive benefits package that includes:
What we are looking for?
We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualifications listed below. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the qualifications of this position, please contact the hiring manager to discuss your application.
See the full job posting for the minimum qualifications for the NRS 4 and NRS 3 levels of Oregon state government employment. In addition to these minimum qualifications, we are looking for the following:
Where will you work?
Our priority is to hire a Community Engagement Coordinator to serve the North Central Region. We may also fill a position that focuses its service on the Southwest Region of Oregon. The final candidates can choose between duty stations:
What are the working conditions?
This position may work remotely and/or in an office environment. The position can work remotely on a schedule agreed upon by the manager and employee. Overnight travel will be required within the region to attend meetings, develop relationships, learn about the basin geography and water issues, etc. Overnight travel will be more frequent if you are based in Salem. This position requires a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.
How to apply:
Follow this link to learn more and apply.
The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill a Climate Change: Cap-and-Invest Outreach and Education Specialist (COEES4) (In-Training) position. This position will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.
The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington and to protect our State’s environment for current and future generations. In 2021, Washington’s Legislature passed the landmark Climate Commitment Act (CCA) – a sweeping piece of legislation that directs Ecology to develop and implement the state’s first Cap-and-Invest Program to help our state meet its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050.
Officially launched on Jan. 1, 2023, Washington’s program is only the second such economy-wide program in the nation and the work of implementing this program has only just begun. It’s a big task with even bigger long-term impacts on the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and the global fight against climate change. Air Quality’s CCA Implementation Group is already hard at work and looking to hire a diverse range of mission-focused professionals to help us bring this important legislation to life.
As a Cap-and-Invest Outreach and Education Specialist, you will be part of the policy unit within the CCA Implementation Group, leading education and outreach efforts to inform the public about the Climate Commitment Act generally, and the Cap-and-Invest Program specifically. You will be responsible for leading effective community outreach and policy education, including strategic engagement with participating businesses, key stakeholders, Tribes, the Legislature, and the general public.
Note: This position offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress through the Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist (COEES) field and achieve the goal class of a COEES4. Candidates will be considered at the COEES3 and COEES4 levels, depending on their qualifications. For salary levels for each, please see the qualifications section.
Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for a tele-work schedule. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and are subject to change.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of February 6, 2023. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before February 5, 2023. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth *Click here for more information.
SALARY: $48,156.00 - $75,120.00 Annually
If you are interested in applying or would like to know more, please following this link: Climate Change: Cap-and-Invest Outreach and Education Specialist (COEES4) (In-Training)
The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill the Senior Environmental Planner, Cap-and-Invest Program and Emissions-Intensive Trade-Exposed Industries (Environmental Planner 5) (In-Training) position. This position will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.
The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington and to protect our State’s environment for current and future generations. In 2021, Washington’s Legislature passed the landmark Climate Commitment Act (CCA) – a sweeping piece of legislation that directs Ecology to develop and implement the state’s first Cap-and-Invest Program and commits our state to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050.
Washington’s Cap-and-Invest program is only the second such economy-wide program in the nation, and Ecology has been directed by the Legislature to have it up and running by January 1, 2023. It’s a big task with even bigger long-term impacts on the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and the global fight against climate change. Air Quality’s CCA Implementation Group is hard at work and looking to hire a diverse range of mission-focused professionals to help us bring this important legislation to life.
In this role, you will be the agency’s lead expert in emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries (EITEs) as part of the State’s Cap-and-Invest program while furthering policy and statutory objectives and ensuring a successful program. This position will coordinate the design and development of key policies and guidance on EITEs and the auction and market program, which is a top priority of the agency, Legislature, and Governor’s Office.
Please Note: This is a project position that is funded until June, 2027. The Funding for this position has a high probability of being renewed for the next bi-annual budget.
Note: This position offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress through the Environmental Planner field and achieve the goal class of an Environmental Planner 5. Candidates will be considered at the Environmental Planner 4 and 5 levels, depending on their qualifications. For salary levels for each, please see the qualifications section.
Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for a tele-work schedule. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and is subject to change.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of January 23, 2023. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before January 22, 2023. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
Salary: $75,120.00 - $98,592.00 Annually
Ecology employees may be eligible for the following: Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth *See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information.
If you’re interested in applying, please follow this link: Cap-and-Invest Emissions-Intensive Trade-Exposed Industries (Environmental Planner 5) (In-Training)
Company: City of Bloomington
Job summary: The City of Bloomington is seeking a strategic leader to develop, coordinate, mentor, and guide the community outreach and engagement team through a collaborative approach to public participation on behalf of the City of Bloomington. The community engagement and outreach division builds and maintains effective relationships with residents and stakeholders and develops strategies to motivate and empower their participation and investment. This position is eligible for a hybrid work and requires occasional evening and weekend hours.
Closing date: 01/30/23
Link to the source: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bloomingtonmn
Are you a creative, highly organized event planner? Do you believe in the importance of networking, skill building, and seeing impactful events come to life? Are you looking for an opportunity that allows you to work independently, yet collaboratively, in a work-from-home position?
IAP2 USA is currently looking for an engaged meeting/ event planner to coordinate IAP2’s 2023 North American Conference (NAC) in Seattle, WA, September 13 to 15, 2023.
Our ideal candidate is a creative, well-organized professional with an attention to detail. We are seeking a self-starter with a strong work ethic, extensive communication skills, and an ability to work under minimal supervision. Some evening and weekend work is required.
The 12th Annual International Association for Public Participation’s (IAP2) North American Conference, September 13-15, will be an in-person conference that offers a unique opportunity to meet, communicate and collaborate with other P2 specialists and champions from across the USA and Canada. Our diverse community of professionals, citizens, academics, and decision-makers are committed to involving the public in decisions that affect them. Hybrid/ virtual options may also be included. The annual conference draws more than 300 attendees each year.
Produce and implement all aspects of IAP2 USA 2023 North American Conference including:
Manage and produce events/programs (includes pre-planning, oversight of logistics during conference, and post-conference follow-up)
Manage vendor relations
Marketing and communications (in coordination with IAP2 USA contract staff)
Develop Event/Program framework and supporting materials
Work with IAP2 contract staff to Implement income and expense administration and reporting
task force/committees and meetings
call for submissions and submission review
development of draft and final event programs
support event platform (in coordination with IAP2 USA contract staff)
Post event communications
Post event evaluation and reporting
Qualifications and Requirements
Minimum of associates degree
Event management experience required
Ability to self-motivate and work well independently
A strong collaborative approach with a willingness to pitch in and help whenever the need arises
Ability to multitask, be detail-oriented and have strong organizational and project management skills.
Excellent communication skills
Flexibility, a high level of integrity, and an excellent work ethic
Some evening and weekend work, and occasional travel is required
The ability to work in a home-based, virtual environment with access to strong reliable internet
Capacity to be flexible and work across time zones
Proficient in Google Workspace and Microsoft Office and familiarity with data bases
All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to Erin@iap2usa.org. Contract is a project rate of $25,000.
The Event Planner is a contract position; the contractor is responsible for all tax obligations. The term of this contract is one event.
Are you passionate about continuing education, professional development, and training adults? Do you believe in the importance of citizen engagement? Are you looking for an opportunity that allows you to work independently, yet collaboratively, in a work-from-home position?
IAP2 USA is currently looking for an engaged individual to coordinate the organization’s training and professional development.
Responsibilities and how you will contribute
IAP2 USA Licensed training administration
Coordinate licensed training course material (foundations courses) including transition to new licensed curriculum
tracking, certificates, evaluations, etc
Support Third-Party Training
Work with staff on building annual training calendar
Maintain training calendar and spreadsheet
Assist with trainer contacts and scheduling
Provide online training support along with other staff
Work with finance on attendee payments, refunds, questions
Seek opportunities and respond to requests for Affiliate-hosted training
Assist with database training information maintenance
Assist with building out strategy implementation including Cost-Structure, pilots etc…
Respond to inquiries from potential or registered participants
Manage the annual training scholarship program
Develop and update l policies and procedures regarding training and professional development.
Provide skills symposium or other training event support with executive manager and training committee
Work with the marketing and communications team, to develop and implement communications and marketing in support of all training and professional development programs
Staff support for the Professional Development and Training Committee
Webinar support as needed
Conference support as needed
Assist with production of Standard Operating Procedures and Procedure Manuals with assistance of other staff
Other duties as needed and agreed upon with the Executive Director
Minimum of associates degree.
Excellent communication, skills
Nonprofit experience a plus
LMS familiarity a plus
All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to Erin@iap2usa.org. Salary is $35 per hour. Maximum 60 hours per month.
The Training Coordinator is a contract position; the contractor is responsible for all tax obligations. The term of this contract is one year, renewable upon mutual agreement.
POSITION: SENIOR ADVISOR, COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
JOB POSTING #1305
SAN DIEGO, (CA)
Why should you join our team?
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. is an independent renewable energy producer with an extensive and growing portfolio of assets in Canada, the United States, France and Chile. The Corporation develops, acquires, owns and operates hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar farms and energy storage facilities.
For more than 30 years, Innergex has believed in a world where abundant renewable energy promotes healthier communities and creates shared prosperity. We are convinced that generating power from renewable sources will lead the way to a better world. We remain committed to responsible growth that balances people, our planet, and prosperity. We believe in offering an engaging, inclusive and supportive work environment where each team member can thrive.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Corporate Relations and Policy, the Sr. Advisor, Community & Government Relations will work closely with the project development, construction and operations and environment business units to support and ensure Innergex’s portfolio of projects are set up for success. This role will be focused on the Central and Eastern US, but may also be assigned to support projects and assets across the US.
Who are we looking for!
Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills, your depth of community and indigenous relations experience, your issues management skillset, as well as your ability to work under pressure, in the context of evolving priorities will make you the ideal candidate.
Work with project teams to develop and lead the execution of community engagement strategies;
Manage engagement and consultation activities with local communities, state/local governments, Inidgenous governments and key stakeholders;
Coordinate with Development, Construction and Operations teams, manage day-to-day contact with key stakeholders and project partners;
Attend local organization meetings;
Liaise between Innergex and the general business community, labor groups and ENGOs, building positive and mutually beneficial relationships;
Coordinate local government relations with the Government Relations team to appropriately align with state and federal government advocacy, as required;
Maintain current knowledge of regulations, standards, ethics and best management practices pertaining to government, Indigenous and community relations;
Work with the broader project teams to ensure the company is meeting all of its contractual and legal obligations with communities in development, during construction and throughout operations;
Expertly navigate issue and risk management needs as they arise;
Employ a skilled approach to working with any individuals and or groups who may raise opposition to project proposals and/or issues that arise during development, construction and/or operation
Represent the company at community events;
Utilize local political contacts and relationships to affect change;
Coordinate with Communications for press, and other external communications activities, as appropriate.
Your skills, our requirements!
Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Political Science, Communications or equivalent;
7 - 10 years experience in a relevant field;
Highly skilled at research planning and executing community engagement strategies;
Experience with local government process and structure;
Successful experience building relationships with grassroots organizations, community groups, Indigenous and business communities;
Proven track record managing multi intertest stakeholders and opposition;
Proven ability to translate technical and industry specific information to government, Indigenous and community groups;
Experience in the Energy industry, is an asset;
IAP2 training is an asset;
Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint);
Proficient in English, both oral and written, French and/or Spanish is an asset.
This position requires 25-30% travel to communities, with a focus on Central and Eastern US;
A valid driver’s license in good standing is required.
Opportunity to contribute to building a better world;
Group benefits with 100% paid premiums (medical/dental/vision/extended health/401K /PTO);
Career development opportunities;
Dynamic work environment;
Work from home policy.
Innergex employees are offered competitive wages, group benefits, a dynamic work environment, and the opportunity to contribute to building a better world.
Innergex is an equal opportunity employer that values each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Innergex is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment and bases all employment decisions on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. The key to our success as a global company is to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
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