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Communications Associate

Company: Circlepoint
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are

Circlepoint is an award-wining integrated environmental and communication services consulting firm who specializes in community and public engagement and in the California Quality Environmental Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation process. We deliver services to an array of clients and for a variety of projects in the transportation, land use, water, and sustainability markets. We deliver on some of the most significant projects in the State of California. Our specialized group of experts share a common purpose to help communities and environments thrive.

Join Our Team!

Are you interested in creating a better, more equitable future for communities? Are you passionate about public engagement? So are we!

We are looking for a full-time Project Associate who can grow with us professionally and bring outreach, marketing and technical skills to our great team. Come collaborate with a creative team of communicators, planners, graphic designers, and marketers to make positive change in our communities!

What You'll Get to Do in This Position

You will gain experience with many different clients in a wide variety of sectors, including transportation, land use and housing, water, and sustainability. Here's what a few days as an Associate at Circlepoint could look like ... creating social media posts about conservation for a water department, organizing a webinar on organics recycling for a city, spending a day in the field talking to community members about a transportation improvement project, drafting construction updates for a new housing development, and contacting community-based organizations to encourage their participation in a community planning effort. If you like working on diverse projects for public agencies in a fast-paced, fun environment, this job is right for you!

  • Write compelling copy for websites, flyers, brochures, newsletters, and more
  • Organize and staff community event tables and pop-ups
  • Interact with the public
  • Plan community workshops and meetings (in-person and virtual)
  • Facilitate community conversations
  • Manage social media (writing, posting, analytics)
  • Review and summarize community input
  • Write communications and engagement plans
  • Conduct stakeholder research and understanding
  • Integrate equity and inclusion across all products and initiatives
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of different markets and client business needs
    The Ideal Candidate

    • 3+ years of experience working in a communications, marketing or community engagement capacity - preferably dealing with transportation, land use planning, sustainability, or water
    • Stellar writing capabilities
    • Ability to translate complex concepts into accessible and understandable format
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Careful attention to detail and proofreading
    • Self-starter and motivated to learn
    • Comfortable working independently and in collaboration with a team
    • Critical thinker - willing to ask questions, with sound reasoning and judgement
    • Strong interpersonal skills and confidence when speaking to the public
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
      Why Circlepoint

      Circlepoint empowers individuals to create positive impacts in communities in a collaborative and supportive environment. Circlepointers are committed to helping each other and the company achieve success by fostering and leveraging our team's diverse strengths and their unique life experiences.


      You will be part of a culture that embraces flexibility, fun, mentorship, and professional development, along with working hard and delivering for our clients. Circlepoint also places a high value giving back to our communities and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and integrates that into our day-to-day culture.

      Additional benefits include:
      • Competitive compensation
      • Vacation, paid sick time off, leaves of absence, paid holidays, flex/hybrid work schedule
      • Through our hybrid work environment, we offer our team greater flexibility, which helps promote work-life balance
      • Career and professional development opportunities
      • Financial: Annual bonus pool, employee referral bonus program, 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match (Offered after meet eligibility period), commuter assistance program
      • Health & Wellness: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), and fitness allowance program.
        How to Apply
        • Location negotiable - Circlepoint has offices in Oakland, San Jose, and Orange. Please email a statement of interest and a resume.
        • Circlepoint is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Circlepoint, San Jose , Communications Associate, Other , San Jose, California

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