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2 More Great Bay Area Job Openings…

Job postings beget more job postings, apparently. Here are two more job openings in the Bay Area that Anna West told us about, this time with NCDD member Kearns & West, a highly respected environmental collaboration and strategic communications consulting firm… (And if you’re based in Northern California and would like to receive more announcements like this one, email me at sandy@thataway.org to be added to our Northern CA listserv.)

Kearns & West Project Coordinator and Associate Positions Available

Well-respected environmental collaboration and strategic communications consulting firm with a national presence seeks two team members to assist with public outreach and stakeholder engagement efforts on energy, environmental, and natural resources projects. The positions are based in San Francisco, but involve frequent travel within Northern and Central California and the Central Valley.

We’re looking for energetic, self-motivated professionals who are organized and have great initiative, can accomplish tasks quickly as well as multitask, and can successfully balance working as part of a team with working well independently. Candidates should have strong interest in developing and enhancing skills in neutral facilitation, collaborative process management, and public involvement. Note: this is a neutral position, not an advocacy position.

Responsibilities: Issues research and writing, interacting with diverse stakeholders, meeting planning, note taking, assisting with meeting facilitation, writing and designing outreach materials, working with clients and stakeholders to understand interests and needs, and providing additional communications and outreach support.

Required: Stellar communications skills, both written and oral. Ability to understand and synthesize complex issues. Adept at working on multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated interest and professional experience working with environmental, natural resource, energy, or planning issues. Proficiency in Windows, MS Office, and Outlook. Excellent references. For project coordinator (entry-level) position: Bachelor’s degree and one to three years work and/or internship experience. For associate position: Bachelor’s degree and three to seven years work experience.

Preferred: Experience communicating energy and/or environmental issues to various publics, meeting facilitation and consensus-building strategies, social media experience. Consulting experience. Knowledge of environmental review process. Master’s degree or equivalent experience in public policy, communications, natural resources, or planning.

Traits: You are well-organized, have exemplary follow-through, take initiative, produce quality work at a fast pace, ask provocative questions, and give thoughtful answers. You ramp up quickly and can work independently. Your colleagues would definitely want you on their team. Clients find you responsive and smart. Balancing multiple tasks/projects is interesting to you, not overwhelming. You have a strong interest in developing and enhancing skills in neutral facilitation, collaborative process management, and public involvement. You smile and laugh frequently.

Great opportunity for growth.

To be considered for our team in downtown San Francisco, please email cover letter, resume, and salary history to personnelsf@kearnswest.com. No calls please.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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