Kearns & West seeks to hire an Associate or Senior Associate with responsibilities in project management, outreach, stakeholder engagement, facilitation and communications, planning/logistics and business development in support of our work. A key focus is on supporting our environmental justice practice, which participates in a growing portfolio of projects.
Associate/Senior Associate will work with the project team to carry out communications,
outreach and public engagement. The Associate/Senior Associate will work with stakeholders
representing local communities, as well as representatives from local, state
and federal agencies, tribes, advocacy organizations, business industries and local
interests. The Associate/Senior Associate would also be supporting strategic
meetings with clients to implement outreach and engagement plans. Most of the
projects are based in Northern California and are centered in the San Francisco
Bay Area, but projects could include work throughout California and across the
Given our expanding portfolio of projects, a candidate’s interest and experience in community planning, transportation, air quality, energy and climate is highly desirable. Candidates come from a variety of backgrounds, but past work with local, state and/or federal government agencies on planning, collaborative problem-solving, communications, community development, public policy, and/or dispute resolution projects is preferred.
Key responsibilities include the following:
We’re looking for someone who is:
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Possession of a master’s degree, other advanced degree, or educational equivalent is a plus, and may be considered in lieu of work experience.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Successful Associate or Senior Associate candidates will have 3-7 years of work experience, with a background in urban planning, infrastructure issues, environment, land-use, transportation, conflict management and resolution, public stakeholder engagement and strategic communications, local and regional government, public policy, and/or community relations. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Strong writing, presentation, and teamwork skills. Fluency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
DESIRED SKILLS: Experience with online collaboration tools. Proficiency with database management, Adobe Creative Suite software, and social media tools. Graphic design.
Compensation will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Kearns & West provides a competitive package of benefits.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply with a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.