Community Engagement Specialist
Monolith, located in Lincoln, NE, is excited to announce its search for a Community Engagement Specialist.
At Monolith we apply scientific principles, engineering practices and a lot of hard work to solve real problems that have a global impact. We use sophisticated analysis methods, advanced manufacturing techniques, and often even our hands to build first of its kind technologies. We do not compromise on safety, quality or performance. If you want to solve tough problems, build real things, and have a big impact then you should join us.
The Community Engagement Specialist (CES) will be responsible for building and growing positive, productive relationships between Monolith and the local communities we impact to make certain we are building and maintaining a strong organization alongside a thriving community. The CES will help develop strategies and tactics across the business to ensure Monolith is meeting its company objectives while operating its facilities in alignment with the unique goals and expectations of all the communities that we impact.
- Execute Monolith’s local community relations strategy to determine appropriate levels of community participation and awareness.
- Serve as a present and readily available first point of contact for community leaders and members should they have questions, concerns, suggestions, problems, etc.
- Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with local and state elected officials and their staff.
- Coordinate with members of the HR/recruiting teams to ensure that local community applications and employment opportunities are optimized.
- Develop and deliver key communication messages to convey complex topics clearly and concisely. Messages must be aligned with Monolith’s marketing and communications department and in alignment with our vision, core values and brand.
- Plan, coordinate, and facilitate formal and informal public meetings, hearings, open houses, focus groups, workshops, advisory committees, and other stakeholder meetings.
- Participate in the planning and execution of multi-media communications campaigns in support of community relations strategies.
- Support the team in establishing and developing collaborative partnerships with diverse cross-sector of communities.
- Provide recommendations to internal staff and clients regarding community engagement planning and implementation, best practices, and other strategies to support positive community relationships and promote inclusion.
- Prepare various material for internal and external use, including issue briefing documents, reports, updates, messaging and talking points, coordinate meetings with relevant community stakeholders.
- Partner with Monolith marketing and communications department to plan, execute and participate in various community programs that support Monolith external relations strategy.
- Provide administrative support to the Director of Government Relations to help execute Monolith’s government relations and external affairs strategies. Able to attend appropriate events as a representative of Monolith in a government relations capacity.
- Performs other duties as needed.
- Must be comfortable and confident meeting new people and building relationships to establish trust.
- Ability to diligently track and follow through on all commitments.
- Comfortable handling challenging situations on the fly while maintaining a calm demeanor.
- Impeccable verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
- Influential interpersonal and negotiation skills.
- Proven track record of strong external relationships at the local and state levels.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred or experience in communications, public relations, public administration, community affairs, or related field required.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the job duties and responsibilities.
The majority of the tasks involved with this position are performed in an open office environment.
This position will be based in Hallam, Nebraska. Travel between Hallam and Lincoln required. Evening work will be required to attend monthly board meetings and public information session 3-5 times per month.