Southern California Edison Public Affairs Manager - Community Engagement in Rosemead, California
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About Local Public Affairs
Local Public Affairs (LPA) is part of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Government Affairs Organizational Unit. LPA is tasked with earning the active support of government and community leaders to achieve SCE’s vision of a clean energy future.
This position will be a Public Affairs Manager for Community Engagement in SCE’s Local Public Affairs (LPA) organization. It reports to the Community Engagement Senior Manager and works closely with the public affairs and government relations teams to meet company policy and operational objectives. As a Public Affairs Manager, you will develop and maintain strategic partnerships with community based organizations, advocacy groups, and local and regional stakeholders to advance policy, legislation, and advocacy efforts in support of the company’s strategic initiatives. These efforts include building and maintaining coalitions, leading the execution of strategies to proactively engage with diverse community and civic leaders, and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
This Public Affairs Manager for Community Engagement is responsible for leading the development and implementation of cross-functional strategies to engage community-based organizations across diverse territory and stakeholder sectors. The Public Affairs Manager will build comprehensive working relationships within SCE’s diverse communities, manage specific external engagement plans, mobilize grassroots community support for company policy priorities, and will also be assigned to project teams to manage external engagement with community organizations.
Typical responsibilities include:
Develop and manage comprehensive and strategic community engagement plans to support company projects, priorities, and policy positions in an advocacy team environment.
Proactively represent the company with key community stakeholders, organizations, and advocacy groups to educate, engage, and leverage third party support and partnerships across the service territory.
Identify and leverage opportunities to build alliances and collaboration with community stakeholders on shared interests and for greater community benefit.
Manage resources and material coordination in support of complex enterprise-wide community engagement programs and processes designed to enhance and promote company priorities targeted to diverse community stakeholders. This could include outreach to third party organizations in group or individual outreach that return real results such as support letters, editorial pieces, advocacy, public speakers, stakeholder education and mobilization/coalition opportunities.
Seek out, collect and tailor company messaging and advocacy frameworks targeted to specific communities. Identify and manage the development of community-targeted advocacy collateral including presentation and digital content. Leverage communications and social media to track engagement and advocacy effectiveness.
Forecast, track and create regular and ad-hoc reports on advocacy and community engagement efforts, including accurate records in stakeholder database. Use these to measure the effectiveness of community engagement, education, and advocacy efforts in advancing public policy and building community support for company initiatives.
Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Communications, Business or related field.
Seven or more years of experience in public, government, or community affairs some of which include working directly with nonprofit, community, and advocacy organizations.
Master’s Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Communications, Business or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Ten years of experience in public affairs, government, or community relations designing and implementing strategic plans to engage with nonprofit, community, and advocacy organizations.
Three or more years of digital and social media experience successfully engaging diverse audiences to achieve policy or project outcomes.
Leadership experience in working with nonprofit, community, and advocacy organizations including board service, advisory committee members, or volunteer work.
Three years of policy advocacy plan development, implementation, tracking, and reporting.
Three years of diverse and multiple stakeholder engagement on policy advocacy efforts at local and state levels in California.
Three years of project management on campaign or advocacy teams with a strong record of collaboration and effective information sharing.
Experience presenting to, and communicating with community organizations, advocacy groups, and civic leaders to advance policy and strategic outcomes.
Experience using digital and social media to drive target audience and community engagement.
Strong understanding of and/or experience relating to local, state, and federal policy environment.
Outstanding written and oral communications, negotiating and organizational skills.
Strong problem solver; organized self-starter; high degree of creativity to find innovative ways to reach and communicate with diverse external stakeholders.
Critical thinker with the ability to thrive in a fast paced, collaborative environment.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social/digital media apps and communication tools.
Ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.
Must demonstrate strong ethics, interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.
Have a passion for sustainability and the environment which is a part of the company’s clean energy mission and vision, endless intellectual & entrepreneurial curiosity, and an authentic personal mission to positively impact diverse communities.
Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Candidates for this position must be available and open to traveling throughout SCE’s service territory and for external engagements including conferences, meetings, and other events.
Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.
SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.