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PRR Senior Community Engagement Specialist in Seattle, Washington

Summary:At PRR, we help create meaningful and inclusive opportunities for people affected by change to influence decision-making. Our clients include government agencies, organizations, and businesses that focus on transportation, public health, and the environment. This position will manage strategic communications and community engagement teams for several transportation and environment projects, primarily within Washington State and the Mid-Atlantic (Baltimore, D.C, areas). The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and providing client or customer service. The successful candidate will work collaboratively and have excellent oral and written communications skills and demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice and experience creating successful campaigns to reach diverse audiences. Experience and strong interest in public policy, transportation, health, or the environment field is also desirable.Duties and Responsibilities Community Engagement• Create and implement communications and engagement plans that effectively reach diverse audiences, including people of who are Black, people who are Indigenous, and people of color, people with disabilities, people with low incomes, people who use languages other than English• Lead equitable community engagement initiatives to meaningfully involve historically underserved and underrepresented communities in decision-making• Lead event planning and help implement meetings, briefings, and special events.• Research, write, and edit content for message platforms, newsletters, press releases, social media, fact sheets, flyers, presentations, summary reports, and websites• Produce PowerPoint presentations and meeting summaries• Edit technical information and information for public audiences• Maintain a database to track briefings and public correspondence• Work with people from diverse backgrounds• Facilitate outreach activities, such as virtual briefings, online open houses, partner interviews, and socially distanced in person outreachProject Management• Manage and support multiple project teams• Manage scope, schedule, and budget for projects• Ensure work is on time, on budget, and on target with objectives; troubleshoot any issues as they arise• Develop and manage project and event work plansClient Relations• Establish and support effective working relationships with clients, vendors, community-based organizations, and communities• Lead client meetings• Provide excellent customer service• Provide best possible solutions to project team• Set and maintain the highest client service standards• Provide responsive and timely information to clients• Maintain confidentiality of client information• Anticipate and respond to client needsProductivity/Efficiency• Maintain or exceed utilization goals• Proactively complete tasksAdministrative• Review invoices and prepare progress reports• Complete timesheets and expense reports on time and with accurate information• Create databases• Update excel spreadsheets• Coordination with interdisciplinary PRR teams, including design, research, and language services. • Provide accurate and timely billing information to accounting department• Other admin support as needed• Support business development efforts, such as proposal writingExperience/Education• 7+ years of work experience in community engagement, or strategic communications• Experience working with historically underserved communities highly desirable• Experience working in customer or client service and/or the public sector highly desirableSkills Required• Strong work ethic and ability to take initiative and work independently and efficiently• Ability to stay on task and meet dea

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