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  • Job reference: RMS0222028

Community Relations (Intermediate)

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/01/2020
  • Duration: 14 months renewable
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The Role:
Core Responsibilities:
* Understand and uphold Public Affairs internal policies and processes
* Understand client's stakeholder engagement requirements and contribute to the development of responses to meet those requirements
* Coordinate with Public Awareness, Communications and Community Investment teams and provide Community Relations support in interacting with internal and external stakeholders.

Decision Making:
* Makes decisions using established guidelines, procedures and/or policies, within level of accountability.
* Applies strong knowledge of applicable regulations, policies and practices.

Duties: -
* Represent client and the project team with external stakeholders (e.g. communities, municipalities and counties) as appropriate;
* Manage the delivery of project specific information packages and project updates to stakeholders for community relations team
* Act as the first point of contact for requests for information related to Community Relations policy and governance; -
* Assist in developing and implementing strategic stakeholder engagement approaches
* Represent client to external stakeholders by attending and participating in community and sponsorship events
* Assist in the development of decision summaries as it relates to community relations activities; -
o Support the development of project communication materials including fact sheets, brochures, display materials, newsletters, etc.; -
o Research and identify new community relations/stakeholder engagement opportunities in existing and new geographical areas in support of client's strategic plan -
* Develop and implement event plans as required - -
* Liaise with the project and Public Affairs team to anticipate and understand stakeholder engagement requirements and ensure that they are met efficiently and effectively within appropriate regulatory timelines; -
* Act as first point of contact, internally and externally, to respond to requests for information; -
* Track activation budgets associated with corporate partnerships;
* Develop and implement tools and best practices for practitioners across the company
* Develop and maintain an inventory of the Community Relations teams services, products and offerings
* Develop/maintain new and existing CR practitioner tools and deliverable templates
* Support the necessary updates including supporting documents and procedures, and work with project CR team members to ensure its consistent application; -
* Conduct research to inform client on industry best practices regarding Community Relations and ensure that client's Public Affairs team is meeting or exceeding industry benchmarks; -
* Support the development and implementation of a Community Relations strategy and framework in accordance with client's policies and procedures; -
* Revisit client's existing Stakeholder Engagement Commitment Statement and assess the need to develop a formal business policy that would be applied consistently across projects; -
* Conduct research on grant requests, negotiate recognition opportunities, and make recommendations that support and enhance client's reputation, growth strategy and commitment to communities; -
* Coordinate the delivery of special events and campaigns associated with corporate partnerships; -
* Liaise with Corporate Communications to leverage community investment initiatives through social media, media relations and marketing programs
* Community Investment
* Support the development and implementation of project Community Investment strategies in accordance with client's policies and procedures and Corporate Community Investment Program; -
* Participate in the implementation of the community investment strategy at the national, regional and local levels;
* Participate in the evaluation and recommendation of community requests in accordance with the community investment program strategy, policies and procedures
* Identify, recommend and develop community investment partnerships with non-profit and charitable organizations; -
* Enter Stakeholder engagement logs into StakeTracker and monitor stakeholder issues to ensure follow-up and closure; -
* Review and update Staketracker logs in preparation for filing regulatory applications;
* Serve as the Community Relations Subject Matter Expert (SME) for client's Legal Requirements Monitoring Process (LRMP) Program

About Fircroft:
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