Jacobs Community Outreach Specialist in East Elmhurst, New York

Community Outreach Specialist

Description

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

The LGA Redevelopment Program (LGAR) is currently seeking a motivated and experienced individual to assist in the public outreach and community relations aspects of the program. The Community Outreach Specialist assists in the development and execution of a full-scale community relations campaign related to the LGA Airport Redevelopment Program.

Reports to the Community Outreach Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Represents the Redevelopment Program with external community stakeholders with regard to

information about the Program at LaGuardia Airport.

  • Provides routine updates to the community via regular formal and informal meetings.

  • Continually informs, educates, and directly engages all those with a community interest in the

program.

  • Solicits feedback from elected officials, community leaders, community boards, local business

community, other stakeholders and other local community groups.

  • Assists in the operation of the mobile project office at community events.

  • Schedules and coordinates stakeholder meetings and public information sessions.

  • Prepares materials, handouts, periodic updates, newsletters and displays for ongoing public

involvement.

  • Maintains a database of all interested persons and organizations participating in the program or

from the community.

  • Submits draft monthly summaries of public participation efforts and outcomes.

  • Works with the other key Program stakeholders, including Program consulting firms, terminal

operators, airlines, contractors, etc. in public communication efforts.

  • Coordinates and supports the management of periodic job fairs in partnership with agency units

such as the Office of the Chief of Diversity and Inclusion Officer (OCDIO).

  • Represents the Program at community events sponsored by the Program and/or Program

partners.

  • Performs direct community outreach in the community to deliver information about Program

activities or to solicit opinions on Program elements.

  • Performs other related duties as necessary.

Qualifications

  • College graduate preferred with BA/BS in Communications/Journalism or related field

  • Self-motivated and able to work collaboratively as well as independently

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work with a range of stakeholders, including community members, Port Authority Staff,and others

  • Familiarity with communities near LaGuardia Airport

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-New York-East Elmhurst

Req ID: BIA00009S