Communications and Public Involvement Coordinator


Communications and Public Involvement Coordinator (ID# 43312) Detroit, MI
Category:  Communications
Job Type:  Full Time
Minimum Experience:  5+
Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree
Job Description
Be involved in projects with our Public Involvement Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
Job Description
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implement effective public outreach strategies for high profile projects,
  • Create, edit, and produce public involvement documents and social media content,
  • Take initiative and ownership of public involvement tasks and guide the project team to develop effective strategies to solicit feedback and input from the public,
  • Facilitate and organize open houses, workshops, public hearings, neighborhood meetings, ground breakings, ribbon cuttings, workshops, and other public events,
  • Prepare talking points, multi-media presentations, newsletters, public exhibits, display boards, meeting summaries and documentation,
  • Work closely with client to ensure communications alignment with agency,
  • Attend external project, agency, and community meetings to provide public involvement updates and identify public involvement issues,
  • Interact with the public utilizing a wide range of traditional and innovative communication methods,
  • Assist with the development of public involvement plans,
  • Produce and maintain stakeholder databases and lead stakeholder issues identification,
  • Interact in a clear and concise manner with a variety of diverse audiences, and,
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required by WSP USA Inc. and our clients
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience in communications/marketing/public involvement to public agencies or other clients.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or a related field
  • Ability to work well with the public and interact effectively with all organizational levels, including agency staff, senior management, executive leadership, board members, community leaders, and city/county/state representatives
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and interdependently
  • Ability to work beyond standard business hours
  • Strong time management skills and high attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working for/with infrastructure agencies
  • Proficiency with Adobe In-Design and Photoshop
  • Experience engaging traditionally underserved stakeholder populations
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?
As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer  – Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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