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Port Community Outreach Representative

Job ID: 35762
Department: Port
Location: 4 World Trade Center

Responsibilities

The Port Department is currently seeking an experienced individual to assist in public outreach and community relations within the Port District, which is comprised of the Cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City and Bayonne, NJ, as well as Brooklyn, and Staten Island, NY.  This position will work in direct consultation with the Port Department & the Government and Community Relations Department (GOCOR) within the PANYNJ.

The Port Community Representative will assist in the development and execution of full-scale community relations campaigns for the Port of New York & New Jersey, with emphasis on environmental programs and workforce development. The successful candidate will work to support existing public outreach and community liaising. The Port Community Representative also works alongside the Council on Port Performance (CPP) Workforce Development Implementation Team to provide comprehensive information to the communities on potential employment opportunities and keep the communities abreast of program and event information. The Candidate will also be engaged with the Port Authority’s Diversity & Inclusion Department working to promote MWSDVBE opportunities within the PORT. 

The candidate will work with GOCOR and CPP in communicating with external community stakeholders to continually inform and educate the public about the opportunities available within the PORT arena.   

The successful candidate will also be responsible for maintaining a database of all interested persons and organizations participating in port-related community events, maintain a NY/NJ Transportation, Logistics and Distribution job bank, work with communitystakeholders facilitate and participate in job fairs and MWSDVBE outreach events

Note – This is a long term, temporary position.

Qualifications

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, political science or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years community or government relations experience.

Desired

Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated experience working with public agencies, transportation or port companies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate activities across organization lines with diverse groups and external organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of local elected officials, State of NJ, Essex County and City of Newark government structure.
  • Knowledge of/experience with events planning and management, including media and community events.

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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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

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