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12 Mar 2021

Full-Time Community Outreach & Communications Coordinator

Stepherson & Associates Communications – Posted by Stepherson Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator

 Want to be part of a fun, dynamic, collaborative team working on projects that make our communities better places to live?

Stepherson & Associates Communications (S&A), a Seattle-based public involvement consulting firm, seeks a detail-oriented communicator with strong organizational and people skills. This position will support projects during their design and construction in the sectors of water, parks, and local and regional transportation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum 2 years of experience in public relations, communications, community outreach, or related work

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with public agencies, preferably the City of Seattle, King County, State of Washington, Sound Transit and/or local municipalities
  • Ability to understand and communicate complex technical information and concepts
  • Experience implementing public engagement on infrastructure project(s) in the transportation, water, parks, energy, environmental, and/or land use sectors
  • Experience working for a public relations or communications consulting firm
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Experience engaging diverse populations
  • Comfort working on high-profile and sometimes controversial issues and/or projects
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Strong relationship-building and listening skills
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment
  • Academic coursework in Urban and Regional Planning, Journalism, English, Communications, Political Science, Environmental Studies, or related field

Job Responsibilities:

Help manage and grow client relationships

  • Partner with clients to understand organizational and public engagement objectives
  • Work with a team to develop and execute comprehensive public engagement plans
  • Support online and in-person client meetings, presentations and stakeholder discussions

 

Support implementation of outreach/communications plans

  • Create and edit collateral material
  • Draft project updates and reports for internal and external audiences
  • Manage website and social media content
  • Track and respond to constituent correspondence and interactions
  • Plan, coordinate and staff events, both online and in-person
  • Set up and run online public meetings
  • Conduct door-to-door outreach and on-site meetings with stakeholders
  • Staff booths and tables at community events
  • Manage project databases

 

Salary and benefits:

S&A offers salary commensurate with experience and competitive benefits that include paid vacation, sick, and volunteer days; paid holidays; merit bonuses; health coverage (medical, dental, vision); disability coverage; parental leave; retirement plan with company match; transit pass; and free on-site fitness center with showers.

Stepherson & Associates Communications is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Working at S&A during COVID-19:

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. Since March 2020, our team has been working from home, and we expect that to continue at least through summer 2021. When it’s necessary for team members to do work “in the field” or in our offices, they adhere to safety guidelines and are supplied with protective gear. All S&A employees are provided with the equipment and support necessary to successfully work remotely.

How to Apply

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to careers@stephersonassociates.com. We welcome work samples.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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