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Kearns & West hiring in Portland – associate/project coordinator

Kearns & West’s Portland, Oregon Office seeks both an Associate/Facilitator and a Project Coordinator for immediate hire. Kearns & West is a collaboration and strategic communications firm with offices in Sacramento, CA, San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR and Washington DC.

The associate/facilitator will be a part of a team working on multiple collaboration assignments. We’re seeking an energetic, self-motivated, results-oriented professional with two to five years of experience or master’s degree equivalent with a focus on issues related to energy, the environment and/or water issues. We’re looking for someone who is organized, self-motivated & has great initiative, can accomplish tasks quickly as well as multitask & can successfully balance working as part of a team with working well independently. The candidate should also have experience in facilitation and collaborative problem solving and/or stakeholder engagement.

Job functions entail interacting with diverse stakeholders, an ability to facilitate conference calls and small groups, writing, strong organizational skills, research, providing communications and outreach support, coordinating and taking minutes for meetings, and more. Additional job duties include meeting planning and supporting business development tasks. The ideal candidate will have strong communications skills with an emphasis on oral and written communications working with various stakeholders – agencies, project applicants, local communities, environmental organizations, other publics. Some travel required.

Successful candidates will have professional experience in environmental/public policy issues, renewable energy/transmission, stakeholder engagement, collaboration and mediation. They will also have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Master’s degree or equivalent experience in public policy preferred. This is a neutral facilitation position, not an advocacy position. This position offers a great opportunity for growth.

Please e-mail resume & cover letter to personnelor@kearnswest.com No faxes or phone calls please. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Project Coordinator:
The Project Coordinator will serve as part of a team and assist with management of collaborative and stakeholder engagement processes involving stakeholders from state and federal agencies, tribes, environmental organizations, industry, and local interests.

Job duties include meeting coordination and logistics, meeting attendance and note taking, database management, client and stakeholder relations, administrative duties, and more. This position requires initiative, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. Applicant must demonstrate strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a background/interest in natural resource management, renewable energy/transmission, environmental/public policy issues, stakeholder engagement, collaboration and mediation. One to two years of experience is preferred. We are looking for a self-starter who can work well independently and as part of a team. Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously is a must. Some travel is required. This position offers a great opportunity for growth.

Please e-mail resume & cover letter to personnelor@kearnswest.com. No faxes or phone calls please. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information about Kearns & West, please visit our website at: www.kearnswest.com.

This post was submitted directly to the NCDD Community News blog via our new “share” form by Janet Thomson. Janet is Director at Kearns & West‘s San Francisco office, focused on facilitation and collaborative engagement in the energy and environmental sectors.

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