Project Coordinator- Strategic Planning and Communications Seattle, WA

Iap2usa, Washington, District of Columbia, us, 20022

Project Coordinator- Strategic Planning and Communications Seattle, WA

Project Coordinator- Strategic Planning and CommunicationsSeattle, WAAre you an early to mid-level communications professional looking for a great place to expand your skills and experience? Consor’s

Strategic Planning and Communications practice (formerly Barney & Worth) is an award-winning team providing strategic planning, public involvement, and communication services for public agencies and non-profit organizations. We work with our clients to provide meaningful and inclusive opportunities for people to get engaged in the decisions that affect and interest them. Our growing Seattle office is looking for a community-minded individual to help us build our practice and grow the list of clients in the Puget Sound region.This position will support communications, outreach, and community engagement activities on water resources, transportation, environmental and infrastructure projects, primarily in Washington. The successful candidate will be a team player who has demonstrated experience working on multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while providing excellent client service. The most competitive candidates will also have some professional experience or educational background in public policy, facilitation, strategic planning, transportation, public utilities, or the environment. Most work will be performed out of the Seattle office, but occasional travel to Portland is anticipated. The position is flexible and allows for a mix of work from home, office, and hybrid options based in client and internal teaming needs.Community EngagementLead or help implement communications and engagement processes and effortsConnect with and engage diverse groups who have been historically underrepresented, underserved/under resourced, and disproportionately impacted, including people affected by racism, bias, poverty, people limited English proficiency.Support inclusive in-person, virtual, and digital engagement that educates, informs, collaborates with, and gathers input from the public.Plan, schedule, and implement community events, meetings, briefings, community advisory boards, pop-up tabling, canvassing, virtual forums and online open houses, partner/stakeholder interviews, and other activities.Create agendas, event plans, and staff prep sessions for outreach activities.Support recruiting and facilitating community advisory and sounding boards.Research and Content DevelopmentResearch, write, and edit content such as for fact sheets, newsletters, press releases, social media, and other materials.Research demographics, partners, and opportunities for reaching populations affected by changes to plans, policies, and programs.Edit technical information and use plain talk principles to write for public audiencesCompile and summarize qualitative and quantitative community input for clients, decision-makers, and key internal and external partners.Prepare and edit PowerPoint presentations and meeting summariesCollaboration, Teaming, and Project ManagementCreate and update schedules and project calendars of outreach activities.Organize and implement projects using Teams, Zoom, SharePoint, Outlook, MS Project, or other planning, public engagement, and team collaboration tools.Client and Partner Relations and Business DevelopmentWork with people from diverse backgrounds.Help develop proposals and responses to solicitations.Build relationships with community-based organizations, clients, and teaming partners.Contribute to establishing and maintaining best practices, client standards, and innovative strategies for communications, branding, and public involvement.Participate in client meetings and provide responsive and timely information and solutions to clients and teaming partners.Desired CredentialsGeneral guidelines (though not strict requirements) for qualified candidates based on duties, competencies, and responsibilities summarized in this announcement:5+ years of experience managing or supporting communications efforts on similar projects, initiatives, or in comparable sectors or organizations (i.e., water and transportation infrastructure or other core public sector service area).Four-year degree in communications, environmental planning, marketing, political science, public policy, or other related field; or comparable professional experience in client service, communications, and community engagement for complex projects and initiatives.Excellent client, teaming partner, customer service, and people skills.The ability to process information, anticipate and triage needs, and collaborate in a fast-paced consulting environment and cross-functional team setting.Able to be self-directed and work independently when needed.Committed to modeling respectful and professional leadership in diverse, multi-cultural settings.A personal and professional commitment to equity and social justice.Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.Experience engaging historically underserved people or communities in decision making.Superior written and oral communications skills for deliverables and duties identified in this job notice.Excellent attention to detail and with experience proofing and reviewing draft materials to publish-ready standards.Demonstrated research and data analysis skill, with the ability to synthesize, review and present quantitative and qualitative data in easy-to-understand formats.Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams).Previous consulting experience preferred but not required._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Consor is a North American water and transportation infrastructure consulting firm focused on going above, below, and beyond the surface to move people and communities forward. Our diverse teams tackle tough challenges to create inspiring communities together.We are deeply committed to investing in our people—together we are stronger, more innovative, and able to fulfill a vision that makes a true difference. We offer a competitive pay structure and comprehensive benefits package including 401(k); a company-paid employee assistance program; generous PTO; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and paid life and disability insurance. While we count on our teammates to work hard, we also trust each other with the flexibility to prioritize ourselves, care for our families, and live life outside of work.Our core values define our culture and the key behaviors we strive to exhibit everyday: Collaboration – every drop makes an impact: when we intentionally listen to a wide range of ideas and views, better solutions are created; Integrity – taking care of each other unites us: we build trust from individual acts, every day and in everything we do; and Grit – determination drives us forward: regardless of title, we roll up our sleeves to get the job done well.People choose Consor because they know they’ll get a better experience—and be better for the experience—whether they’re a teammate, a client, or an external partner. If this sounds like a place you could see yourself shining, apply today and let’s make an impact together!Diversity Statement (EEO)Consor is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and similar laws in the states in which we have employees. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact Human Resources at 888-451-6822. Persons with hearing and speech impairments may contact Consor by using the Virginia Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD). Call 711 for TTY/TDD.