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Waste Management

Community Engagement Specialist

Waste Management




Fairborn, Ohio, United States

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

This intermediate level position, under moderate supervision and guidance, is responsible for assisting in the enhancement, implementation and support of community relations and education efforts, as well as employee community involvement programs. This position aligns with the company’s Strategic Growth Plan as it provides corporate and field teams with community relationship building tools. This position assists in the development and implementation of the community relations strategy.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Assists in the coordination of community programs designed to enhance the company's standing in the community.

  • Maintains a favorable relationship with the assigned charitable program and/or community. Coordinates community-contact programs to promote good will by disseminating information to the community (or local Area staff).

  • Partners with various educational institutions to develop outreach campaigns, projects, customer and community presentations, seminars and special events.

  • Oversees WM’s community outreach and education programming by assisting with facility tours, presentations, community events, workshops and projects.

  • Supports community involvement by supporting the company’s programs for volunteerism, giving and related community involvement (e.g., volunteer committees, United Way campaigns, Earth Day events).

  • Assists with the communication and updating of volunteer assistance and community relations tools for Corporate and Areas. Ensures the collateral for community events appropriately reflects the company’s brand and is effective and compliant and employee communications are clear and effective.

  • Assists with tracking company community projects such as employee volunteers and company dollars for events that support the communities where WM currently resides and where the company is strengthening community and municipal relationships.

  • May coordinate and assist in the administration and planning of large company events.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (accredited) in Communication, Journalism or Public Relations, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience: Three years of relevant work experience in community relations (in addition to education requirement).

  • Experience Preferred: Community experience related to environmental, sustainability, and philanthropy. Responsibility for multiple locations. Strong, known presence in community.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Preferred

  • Strong, highly effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to influence

  • Ability to understand, communicate, and relate corporate strategy

  • Coordination, project management skills

  • Intermediate plus computer skills

  • Enjoy being integral part of multi-layered team

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for this job is: office setting and/or landfill/outdoor.

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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