Project Coordinator

THE ORGANIZATION
Kearns & West is a leader in the collaborative communications field, providing services in public involvement, stakeholder facilitation, community outreach, and mediation, primarily for government agencies. Founded in 1984, the small, woman-owned business has offices in San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and Washington, DC.

Focusing on positive, mutually beneficial results has allowed Kearns & West to maintain long-term relationships with the people and organizations they assist. The firm’s high-stakes projects include work at local, state, and national levels and cover a variety of sectors including land use and community planning, transportation, major public facilities and infrastructure, natural resources, energy, water, marine resources, and environmental review per the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act. At the core of all of our projects is finding solutions to advance essential policies and programs.

Kearns & West is the ideal match for professionals seeking meaningful work, opportunities for growth, and colleagues that are smart, capable and supportive. Once on board, our employees stay for the long term. The entrepreneurial culture at Kearns & West values employee initiatives in practice innovation and business development. Compensation and benefits at Kearns & West are also highly competitive with firms in our field.

THE POSITION
Kearns & West seeks a Project Coordinator for immediate hire in the San Diego office, for projects in San Diego and greater Southern California. The Project Coordinator will serve as part of a team and assist with management of collaborative and public involvement processes involving stakeholders from state and federal natural resource agencies, environmental organizations, industry, and local interests.

Job duties include meeting coordination and logistics, meeting attendance and note taking, database management, client and stakeholder relations, administrative duties, media release prep and advertisement placements, proofreading, preparation of basic informational materials for the public, and more.

QUALIFICATIONS
Successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a background/interest in community/regional planning, transportation, natural resource management, renewable energy, transmission, environmental/public policy issues, public involvement, collaboration and mediation. One to two years of experience is preferred.

We are looking for a self-starter who can work well independently and as part of a team. Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously is a must. Some travel is required. This position requires initiative, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. Applicant must demonstrate strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office. Fluency in Spanish and graphic design and InDesign skills are desirable, but not required.

COMPENSATION
Compensation will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

HOW TO APPLY
Please apply immediately by submitting cover letter and resume to personnel@kearnswest.com. Importantly, please specify your interest in a permanent position and/or freelance opportunity.