Eppstein Uhen Architects Inc
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • Full Time

EUA is seeking an individual to join our team and expand our reach!  Are you the person we're seeking?

 

The Engagement Specialist serves as an organizational, planning, facilitation, communications, and community engagement resource for clients of Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA), primarily those in our Learning Environments studio.

Learning Environments specializes in designing innovative learning environments for 4K-12 school districts, with the Engagement Specialists working particularly close with clients requiring the referendum process to advance facilities projects. The Engagement Specialist will use strong writing abilities, meeting facilitation talents and organizational skills to support clients' pre-referendum planning, communications and community engagement needs. While engaged in pre-referendum planning, EUA's school district clients look to the Engagement Specialist for guidance and leadership on the pre-referendum timeline; meeting facilitation; key message development; public participation techniques; public information content development; traditional and social media; and alignment with other project consultants. The Engagement Specialist will further support clients on an as needed basis during the post-referendum project phase by assisting with facilities-related communications and/or community engagement needs.

 

The Engagement Specialist supports EUA project teams throughout the pre- and post-referendum process by helping to ensure internal and external timelines and client expectations are met.     

 

The Engagement Specialist also supports EUA's business development process by maintaining effective client relationships, developing future business opportunities, contributing to request-for-proposal submissions, and serving on interview teams.

 

The Successful Candidate Possesses the following traits:

  • Positive attitude and integrity

  • Demonstrated Leadership

  • Self-direction, with the ability to identify and anticipate client needs

  • Exceptional organization skills and the ability to effectively prioritize tasks and assignments

  • Strong writing, public speaking and presentation skills

  • Ability to critically analyze situations, identify and resolve conflicts, and anticipate project developments

  • Ability to objectively listen and respond appropriately

  • Ability to distill complex technical information and clearly communicate to diverse stakeholder groups.

Requirements

  • Preferred Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations. Political Science, Planning, Social Sciences or related field.
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in communications, community engagement, media relations, public relations, public affairs, and/or intergovernmental relations preferred.
  • A strong understanding of Wisconsin's K-12 education sector, as demonstrated by experience engaged in one or more of the following:
    • working with K-12 school boards and/or K-12 administrative leadership;
    • writing about K-12 policy and budgetary issues;
    • designing and implementing K-12 community engagement, public relations, or communications initiatives.
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience developing proven communications strategies and plans, and writing copy for articles, news releases, and collateral materials intended for the general public.
  • Experience with public information campaigns, and elections a plus.
  • Ability to regularly travel in Wisconsin to attend or lead meetings during the work-week, including evenings.
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