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compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
employment type: full-time

Looking to make a difference in your community? Want to be part of a fun, dynamic, collaborative work environment?

Stepherson & Associates Communications (S&A) is seeking an experienced public involvement specialist with a background in consulting and project management to join our team.

Minimum Qualifications:
5+ years of experience in public relations, communications, community outreach, or related work, including 3+ years account/project management experience

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience working with public agencies, preferably the City of Seattle, King County, Washington State, Sound Transit and/or local municipalities
• Experience managing projects, clients, and teams
• 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
• Ability to facilitate meetings and make presentations
• Ability to engage diverse populations
• Comfort working on high-profile and sometimes controversial issues and/or projects
• Ability to work independently as well as to collaborate
• Strong relationship-building and listening skills
• Comfort working in a fast-paced environment
• Bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Journalism, English, Communications, Political Science, or related field

Job Responsibilities:

Manage and grow client relationships
• Partner with clients to understand organizational and public engagement objectives
• Develop and manage scopes of work and budgets
• Report to clients on account activities
• Lead client meetings, deliver presentations, and facilitate client discussions
• Participate in business development activities such as identifying new project teaming opportunities, drafting
proposals, participating in interviews, and conducting outreach to prospective clients

Manage teams
• Develop and communicate roles and responsibilities for project team members
• Develop and manage internal work plans
• Delegate work and supervise its execution
• Plan and continually update team members' projected time allocation
• Manage workloads
• Oversee development of team members' skills and expertise

Support client communications efforts
• Develop and execute comprehensive public engagement plans and strategies
• Develop communications materials
• Plan, implement and report on events
• Manage website content
• Serve as point of contact for community/stakeholder inquiries and concerns
• Conduct outreach to and facilitate meetings with project area stakeholders
• Coordinate social media and media presence

Salary and Benefits:
S&A offers salary commensurate with experience and competitive benefits that include health coverage (medical, dental, vision); retirement plan with company match; transit pass; short- and long-term disability coverage; maternity coverage; paid vacation, sick, and volunteer days; holiday pay; and free on-site fitness center.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to careers at stephersonassociates.com. Work samples are encouraged.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 6802865707

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