FAMPO PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT COORDINATOR/ TiTLE VI COORdinator

Posted on August 13, 2019

The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) serves as the Planning District Commission (PDC) for Planning District 16, which includes over 360,000 people in five jurisdictions. Planning District 16 is the fourth-largest and fastest-growing of the Commonwealth’s 21 planning districts. GWRC provides a broad array of planning services, including regional environmental, energy-conservation, hazard mitigation and rural transportation; operates GWRideConnect, the Region’s transit/transportation demand management agency; and provides staff to its sister board, the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO).

FAMPO is a federally-mandated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) that is responsible for making sure federal dollars spent on existing and future transportation projects and programs are based on a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process. Committed to meaningful public engagement throughout the process, FAMPO is responsible for establishing priorities to meet short-term (next six years) and long-term (20+ years) multimodal transportation needs in the FAMPO Region (Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County and Stafford County).

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Public Involvement/Title VI Coordinator develops and implements programs that communicate, and enhance the exchange of information and ideas between all members of the Region’s social, economic and ethnic groups and the decision makers involved in each of the metropolitan transportation planning and programming areas. The employee must have the ability to design and write clear and competing communication pieces for a variety of audiences and effectively leverage existing and new communication tools and technology. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative and must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city/county staff, elected and appointed officials, media, other government organizations, civic groups and the general public.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manages, periodically evaluates, and seeks to continually improve the Title VI, Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency programs that include knowledge of all federal requirements as they relate to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
    • Collaborates with all GWRC staff members to ensure the GWRC Nondiscrimination Plansupports nondiscrimination regulations and procedures set forth in federal guidance.
  • Designs and implements external marketing and communications programs, promoting awareness of organizational goals, objectives and activities to citizens and community leaders
  • Develops informational, marketing and promotional materials using a variety of media, including the website, social media, brochures, fact sheets, reports, newsletters
  • Coordinates communication with the news media by preparing news releasees and public service announcements as they relate to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
  • Prepares a variety of written correspondence, reports, and other written materials including annual reports and monthly administrative reports as they relate to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
  • Writes and maintains the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) website content for accuracy and availability of information, updating and implementing changes as needed
  • Maintains a central email interface with website visitors, responding to inquiries and requests in a timely manner and/or referring correspondence to appropriate staff
  • Maintains FAMPO’s social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter
  • Assesses the MPO’s communication needs and evaluates the effectiveness of communication programs
  • Provides staff support as the FAMPO liaison for the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Works with FAMPO staff to develop materials and programs used to educate and train staff about their responsibilities under the Title VI, Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency; evaluate, monitor and recommend changes to such materials and programs to ensure individuals are proficiently trained on these issues
  • Performs other related duties as required

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a planning or communication discipline such as public involvement, public outreach, public affairs, public administration, sociology, urban planning, or government with demonstrated communication skills
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in marketing, civic engagement, and/or communications preferably with a public service agency
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress
  • Experience with Content Management Systems and Client Relationship Software

Preferred:

  • Prior experience with an MPO in managing Public Participation Plans and Title VI/Environmental Justice  programs
  • Knowledge of applicable federal regulations related to Title VI, public involvement, Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency
  • Knowledge of certification review requirements
  • Ability to work with populations of all races, ethnicities and income levels
  • Experience in civic engagement and/or leadership and management skills in community building

COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with qualifications. An outstanding benefits package is also provided. Job Type: Full-time

TO APPLY

Please email a résumé, cover letter, salary history, and four references to careers@gwregion.org. Position is open until filled.

George Washington Regional Commission/Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, making decision without regard to race, sex, national origins, disability, age, color, low-income, limited-English proficiency.