The Tribal Liaison/Community Engagement Manager is responsible for providing collaboration activities, pertaining to environmental and natural and cultural resource issues, to promote and facilitate effective communication with a wide range of stakeholders, including Tribes, federal agencies, the public, state and local governments, and interest groups. Duties will include implementing collaborative processes; communications; planning; advising and participating in internal and external meetings and communications; materials development and dissemination; stakeholder outreach and partnership development; and, report/document preparation.
Specific Duties Include:
Assume Project Manager role on collaboration service contracts/task orders.
Prepare draft and final work plans detailing planning approach, major milestones, work product, and data needs.
Develop stakeholder communications strategies and build consensus for courses of action acceptable to stakeholders.
Initiate, facilitate, and coordinate stakeholder meetings/webinars, including scheduling, developing agendas, preparation of presentations, etc.
Assist in member selection and recruitment of stakeholder groups.
Conduct public outreach and engagement activities, including developing outreach and engagement plans.
Act as the point of contact to address existing issues or concerns between stakeholders.
Assist in public relations efforts and communications with affected stakeholders to include drafting talking points, presentations, and media materials.
Participate in public workshops and meetings.
Prepare after-action reports and meeting minutes.
Responsibility for the Collaboration Services Business Unit including sales plan, revenue plan, and developing future business opportunities.
Assist in capturing, recording and document public comments and feedback.
Support federal staff in their preparation of reports, briefings, and special presentations.
Other duties as assigned.
A minimum of five years of experience working directly with Native communities.
Demonstrated leadership skills and relevant experience/education.
Significant experience in community outreach.
Experience organizing and managing stakeholder engagement meetings and/or workshops for diverse audiences.
Ability to effectively communicate/present scientific and quantitative data to non-scientific audiences.
Ability to successfully track, deliver, and evaluate multiple, cross-functional, team projects at one time.
Ability to work both independently as well as collaborate effectively with internal team members as well as external partners, stakeholders, and constituencies.
Must have excellent Microsoft Office skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presenting
Excellent problem-solving abilities, strong work ethic, and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Ability work well under strict deadlines.
Proactive attitude and creative problem-solving skills.
Ability to travel up to 50%.
Graduate degree in Public Policy, Economics, Sociology, or related
Formal training and/or certification in one or more of the following areas: facilitation, mediation, conflict resolution, project management
Familiarity with ecological economics, resilience, and/or natural infrastructure concepts
Experience working with governments, agencies, and/or other public decision-making bodies.
Sundance is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, Sundance Consulting provides the following benefits Basic Life/ADD insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off, and paid Holidays. Optional Benefits include a matching 401(k) and Voluntary Long-Term Disability. A rich bonus plan is also a benefit.
About Sudance Consulting, Inc.
Sundance Consulting, Inc. (www.sundance-inc.net) is a Native-Owned/Woman-Owned, award-winning environmental and natural/cultural resources consulting company. Our success has been rewarded by a deep backlog of work and we look forward to continuing to accomplish our goals. We value your innovative thinking, technical expertise, business skills, and your ability to engage with our clients and our project teams. If you are a high-achiever with a client-focus and a passion for quality, innovative solutions, and environmental stewardship, you will be a perfect match with us.
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