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Engagement Coordinator

Flexible working environment with some in-person requirements in San José and Oakland. 

Position Overview: Engagement Coordinator 

Regular full-time

Why Join Winter Consulting? 

We are a small and growing Bay Area consulting firm looking for a dynamic Engagement Coordinator 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 grow with the company. We put people first in transportation planning, housing policy, COVID recovery, and climate resilience, and our projects commonly center around community engagement to assist public agencies in getting community input on upcoming 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 or other types of 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

An Engagement Coordinator works on multiple transit-related projects within the Winter Consulting portfolio. This position reports to the Principal or an Engagement Manager, and will often collaborate with other internal Winter Consulting staff. The Engagement Coordinator is involved with the implementation of multiple project aspects, including engagement events such as workshops, focus groups, interviews, and pop-ups. The position requires management of simultaneous deadlines, effective partnerships with a wide spectrum of clients and stakeholders, and strong time management skills to complete all assigned tasks and goals. 

 

Engagement Coordinators are expected to cultivate relationships with community members and help to identify and implement activities to gather widespread community input, particularly in communities impacted by historical inequities. 

 

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.

 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Implement community outreach activities such as online workshops, focus groups, forums, pop-ups, interviews, and other ways of engaging with community partners.

  • Develop community engagement materials for print and digital purposes.

  • Coordinate posting of print and digital materials, including social media and distribution of flyers, posters, etc.

  • Work with and manage community partners, creating a sense of collaboration and value.

  • Document community input and engagement activities.

  • Work to implement projects within the project budget as detailed by Supervisor.

  • Participate in regular biweekly project meetings with Supervisor and other appropriate team members.

  • Track hours daily and submit timesheets for self and direct reports at the end of each pay period (grace period: 1 day). Submit expense reports at minimum each month with all relevant receipts and detailing relevant project.

  • Regularly review and adhere to company communication policies.

Required Skills/Experience

  • 1-4 years professional experience in community engagement, organizing, planning, project management, communications, environmental, social justice, or related field.

  • Teamwork – Strive to be an integral team member, communicate effectively, and build synergy within the team.

  • Cultural Competency - Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to lead meetings of culturally diverse people.

  • Communication Skills - Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Professionalism - Ability to convey a calm and knowledgeable demeanor when discussing matters with colleagues, clients, or community members while being respectful and patient.

  • Time Management - Ability to ensure timely execution of day-to-day responsibilities for the overall completion of tasks.

  • Software - Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Google Docs, Sheets, Drive

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

  • Graphic design experience

  • Working knowledge of GIS and/or Adobe Creative Suite

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 October 15th. 

 

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. 

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this position is $65k. Employee benefits include vacation, holidays, and retirement 401(k) with matching contributions. 

About Winter Consulting

We are a small but growing consulting firm specializing in Bay Area community outreach and stakeholder engagement, historically in the transportation sector and increasingly branching out into housing, climate resilience, and COVID recovery projects.


Our stakeholder engagement activities are currently run online, however client meetings and community workshops will begin taking place in-person again post-Covid (offices in San Jose and Oakland), 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. 

What we value in our team members

  • A passionate “Can Do” attitude

  • Ability to adapt to client and stakeholder goals

  • Integrity, Ethics, Honesty

  • Commitment to Equity-Driven Practices

  • Teamwork, Respect, Communication, and Trust 

  • Accountability and Dependability

  • Unconventional thinking: Innovation & Adaptability

  • Turn new ideas into reality: Taking initiative and following through

  • Resiliency: honing coping skills and keeping a positive attitude

  • Constant improvement 

  • Hard Work and Dedication

  • A desire to improve people’s lives