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Position Overview: Project Manager - Equity Engagement 

Regular full-time

Compensation will be considered based on experience.

 

Why Join Winter Consulting? 

We are a small but growing Bay Area consulting firm looking for a dynamic project manager to join our team. This is an opportunity to start at the “ground level,” take a central seat as we develop our internal culture, and subsequently grow with the company. We love our work making positive change by putting people first in transportation planning, and hope you will, too. Our projects commonly center around community engagement to assist public agencies in getting ample community input on upcoming transportation plans and projects. Many of these projects focus on integrating voices and feedback from historically underrepresented communities, so if you are passionate about racial and social equity, have experience in project management, and a strong interest in transportation policy, we’d like to get to know you and explore this opportunity further. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities

As project manager, you will primarily support the day-to-day planning and implementation of the firm’s engagement projects. These multifaceted endeavors involve community outreach, organizing focus groups, planning workshops (in person and online), developing outreach materials, and communicating regularly with public and private clients as well as our community partners. You will also help create activity reports and support minor business development tasks, as needed. As the firm grows, you will help support and nurture more junior staff. Strong organizational skills and the ability to take on new and different projects are a must. 

 

The successful applicant will work closely with—and receive full support from—the Winter Consulting team. Most day-to-day work will be accomplished remotely, but candidates must be Bay Area residents willing to travel to various locations throughout the Bay for meetings and workshops once social distancing restrictions ease. Additional responsibilities will include:

 

  • Translating project scopes and requirements into tangible timelines and tasks

  • Taking lead on community outreach activities such as planning online workshops, scheduling, running, and documenting meetings, and engaging with community partners

  • Working with the engagement team to help ensure project tasks are moving forward on schedule

  • Post-pandemic, coordinating in-person workshops, focus groups, and local pop-up events, generally located in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties

  • Collaborating with community partners (leaders of local community-based- organizations) on outreach activities

  • Attending daily 9:00a.m. team check-in meetings with the engagement team

  • Drafting proposals and engagement plans

  • Drafting outreach content for website and social media postings

  • Creating and maintaining project documentation and reporting

Required Skills/Experience

  • 8-10 years professional experience in planning, project management, communications, environmental, social justice or related field*

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, and partners

  • Strong writing skills

  • Ability to stay organized, on track, and on schedule, with multiple concurrent projects, delivering high-quality work on time and on budget

  • Demonstrated experience managing others

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences

  • Ability to lead meetings of culturally diverse people

  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a virtual work environment. 

  • Ability to creatively problem-solve

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Google Docs, Sheets, Drive

  • Social media proficiency- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

 

*College and graduate-level coursework will be considered in lieu of professional experience. 

 

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Fluent in Spanish or other local languages

  • Personal experience or familiarity with transportation hardships felt by historically underrepresented communities (i.e. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Immigrants)

  • Strong connections and local reach within such a community

  • Comfort with public speaking

  • Graphic design experience

  • Working knowledge of GIS and/or Adobe Creative Suite

About Winter Consulting

We are a small but growing consulting firm specializing in Bay Area community outreach and stakeholder engagement in the transportation sector. We are an equal opportunity, woman-owned business. Our team works virtually, collaborating through video conference, Google Drive, and chat throughout the day. We value a closely knit, strongly collaborative work culture and care about the personal and professional growth of our employees; as our firm grows, we hope you will continue growing with us. 

 

Our stakeholder engagement activities are currently run online, however client meetings and community workshops will begin taking place in-person again post-Covid, so applicants need to be Bay Area residents. We engage a diverse range of stakeholders—from city and transit agency staff and elected officials to community leaders, business representatives, and all walks of life from the general public. 

 

Employee benefits include vacation, holidays, and retirement 401(k) with matching contributions. 

How to apply

Since strong written communication skills are important for this position, we are asking candidates to provide a writing sample in addition to a cover letter and resume. We are leaving the requirement very open: Examples could include an email, a blog, course paper, material developed at a previous job, or any sample you believe fairly demonstrates your writing. Please send your resume with salary range expectation, a cover letter, and a writing sample (all in pdf format) to jobs@winterconsultants.com. Initial application reviews will begin March 29th. 

 

As an Equal Employment Opportunity firm who believes in affirmative action, Winter Consulting is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.