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HNTB Public Involvement Specialist in Overland Park, Kansas

What We're Looking For

You can expect to coordinate and implement public involvement and communications programs for transportation clients to facilitate understanding, awareness and acceptance of projects and initiatives. Public Involvement requires managing meeting logistics, developing materials, collaborating with teams and distilling complex information into understandable messages and using a variety of technology to share information. The ability to speak and translate Spanish is a plus.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Creating and implementing public involvement and communication programs.

  • Managing all logistics for small and large meetings for engagement activities.

  • Using a variety of technical tools to engage stakeholders and the public.

  • Assisting on multiple projects working with a variety of project teams and clients.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • 6 years relevant experience

  • Strong communication skills, particularly in terms of writing

  • Basic graphic design skills

  • Social media skills and experience

  • Bilingual or proficiency in speaking and translating Spanish documents

  • (not required, but strongly preferred).

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops and helps implement effective dissemination of outreach materials, facts and information on project messaging and supports client activities to stakeholders according to the public outreach plan including external agencies, associations, and news organizations using print, periodicals, radio, social and/or visual communication media.

  • Reviews and refines records and reports related to public involvement meetings, forums and public hearings as well as tracks social engagement and other digital strategies as needed.

  • Drafts speeches, creates and designs presentation materials, prepares remarks, briefing documents and/or composes correspondence for use in mailings, meetings, workshops and other public events.

  • Responsible for initial fact checking for reports, articles, and other publications.

  • Develops and implements digital strategies for use on web-based communications, including but not limited to websites and social channels.

  • Helps develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and reviews draft reports to indicate a campaign's milestones.

  • Supports coordination efforts for public meetings and engagements to best support outreach and initiative goals.

  • Interacts with clients to coordinate implementation of communication programs and goals.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism or related field

  • 6 years of relevant experience

  • In lieu of education 10 years of relevant experience

Additional Information

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Kansas City, MO, Oklahoma City, OK, Overland Park, KS, St. Louis, MO







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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Public Engagement and Communications Group

ReqID: R-10047