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Staff External Relations Representative

Job ID: 35212
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Staff External Relations Representative will work with Government and Community Relations Department (GOCOR) staff, Major Capital Projects and Port Authority Line Departments to provide assistance on government, community, political and public issues to support major capital projects.  Under the direction of GOCOR NJ and the project team, the Staff External Relations Representative will be responsible for assisting External Relations Representatives with various tasks and projects relating to the day-to-day work with ongoing capital projects.    
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist GOCOR External Relations Reps with on-site community outreach coordination and communications with project team and line departments. 
  • Attend project meetings (both internal and with external stakeholders) and schedule, with External Relations Reps, one-on-one meetings (by appointment if required) to respond to resident concerns.  Monitor telephone information line and email communications.
  • Attend external meetings with community leaders, elected officials and local residents.
  • Assist with community meetings, planning and execution, as needed, and with the preparation and writing of communications materials for the project, including but not limited to website content, newsletters, notices, advisories etc.
  • Assist with designing and writing content for project newsletters.

This position will be located at Port Authority Headquarters at 4 World Trade Center and on New Jersey project locations as required.
Note – This is a long term, project position.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered for the position:

  • Undergraduate college degree in Government/Political Science or related field


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Ability to work in a challenging environment with varying degrees of pace and multiple responsibilities and tasks.
  • Knowledge of all the players on state and local political platforms, including issues of concern to the agency.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize work and prioritize multiple assignments within established deadlines.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels, as well as all external entities.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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