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CAREERS

Engagement Coordinator

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 and have an interest in project management, 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 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. 

 

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. Candidates must be Bay Area residents willing to travel to various locations throughout the Bay for meetings and workshops. Staff are currently required to be in the office in Oakland a minimum of 1-2 days per week.

 

Key Activities:

  • Implement community outreach activities such as online workshops, focus groups, forums, pop-ups, interviews, and other ways of engaging with community partners. Must be open to evening and weekend work in the community.

  • 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.

  • Regularly review and adhere to company communication policies.

Required Skills/Experience

  • 1-4 years professional or academic experience in community engagement, organizing, planning, project management, communications, environmental, social justice, or related field. This position does not require a formal college degree as lived experience can be just as relevant.

  • 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, Vietnamese, or other local languages.

  • Personal experience or familiarity with hardships felt by historically underrepresented communities relevant to the work (i.e. black, indigenous, people of color, and immigrants).

  • Strong connections and local reach within such a community.

  • Graphic design experience (Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.).

  • Working knowledge of GIS or other map-based software.

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, a cover letter, and a writing sample (all in pdf format) to jobs@winterconsultants.com.

 

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, ethnicity, national origin, religion, 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 $70k. We have set salaries for different positions and to insure a fair and equitable payment structure, this salary is not negotiable. Employee benefits include vacation, holidays, and retirement 401(k) with matching contributions. We do not currently have health insurance, but we are considering adding this benefit.

About Winter Consulting

We are a small but growing consulting firm specializing in Bay Area community outreach and stakeholder engagement. We are an equal opportunity, woman-owned business that is intentionally diverse in lived experience. Our team works a hybrid in-office/remote schedule, collaborating through video conference, Google Drive, and chat throughout the days we are not in the office. 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.

 

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. For more information about the Winter Consulting team and our work, please visit www.winterconsultants.com

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