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Planning Intern/Bonner Scholar

Company: PlanRVA
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: Summary PlanRVA is seeking an enthusiastic and organized individual to support the development and implementation of our public engagement strategy. PlanRVA has responsibilities to engage the public on several significant regional planning efforts focusing on topics including community development, the environment and transportation. PlanRVA also works to educate the public regarding actions citizens can take to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Finally, PlanRVA is responsible for promoting our region's successes in collaboration and community problem solving and is working to identify the most appropriate channels to inform and educate members of the public, the media and community stakeholders. Essential Functions

  • Identify and develop content for sharing good news about the initiatives in the region as well as activities led by PlanRVA
  • Assist in the design and development of information, updates and outreach collateral to fulfill our communications and public engagement objectives
  • Manage the agency's drive calendar and coordinate with other staff members to assure content is consistently/frequently updated and aligned with our other media channels (website, social media, etc)
  • Plan and schedule social media posts on Facebook, LinkedIn and other platforms to support the agency's drive calendar
  • Evaluate the merits of using additional social media platform and developing the internal capacity to support the associated work load and provide a recommendation for implementation Competencies
    • Communication Proficiency, including: Effective verbal and written communication skills; strong in listening and note taking. Awareness of social media and other communications platforms and tools.
    • Project Management, including: Strong organizational skills and capacity for multi-tasking on independent and team-based work; motivated self-starter with ability to work independently and under direction.
    • Problem Solving and Analysis, including: Experience with performing basic web based and other qualitative research and analytical and data synthesis skills.
    • Technical Capacity, including: Competency in basic computer applications (MS Office, Adobe Suite, ArcGIS).
      • Supervisory Responsibility This position is generally not responsible for supervision of other personnel. Page Break Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work This is a part-time position requiring some flexibility to attend meetings and other events as necessary. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; flexible schedules are permitted with prior approval. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required for specific project deadlines or meetings as job duties demand. Travel Regular travel within the region for meetings may be expected. Required Education and Experience High School Diploma with evidence of progression towards completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's degree with demonstrated interest in the planning, public administration or related profession. Work Environment This job operates in a professional office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. Physical Demands While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to touch, handle or feel and to reach with hands and arms. The position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products, small equipment and supplies up to 30 pounds. Must possess the visual acuity to prepare data and statistics, to perform accounting, to operate a computer, and to read extensively Additional Eligibility Qualifications None required for this position. Work Authorization/ Security Clearance The position does not require a criminal background check. --- This position description is not designed to cover or contain comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. PlanRVA strives to cultivate and maintain an inclusive culture among its staff members. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on agency need, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, disability or any other status protected by the laws or regulations applicable in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Keywords: PlanRVA, Richmond , Planning Intern/Bonner Scholar, Other , Richmond, Virginia

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