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The Stakeholder and Community Relations Office develops best-in-class communications, science education, government relations, and community involvement programs that advance the science and science education missions of the Laboratory, contribute to public understanding of science, enhance the value of the Lab as a community asset, and ensure that Laboratory internal and external stakeholders are properly informed and have a voice in Lab decisions of interest and importance to them.
Position Description Responsible for the management of stakeholder engagement activities related to long-term environmental stewardship, emerging environmental issues, clean-up programs and community relationships on behalf of the Stakeholder & Community Relations Office (SCR) and Environmental Protection Division. Position works in close collaboration with the Director, Stakeholder & Community Relations and Manager, Environmental Protection Division and in partnership with SCR's Media and Communications Office, especially during crisis management. Seeks, builds and maintains positive relationships with a diverse set of key stakeholders including employees, the public, federal, state and local regulators, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Participates in the Laboratory's Emergency Response Organization and conducts training as needed. Acts as the ES&H Directorate primary point of contact for environmental communications. Reports to the Director, Stakeholder & Community Relations with an additional reporting line to the Manager, Environmental Protection Division.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Represent SCR on community councils, associations, and external groups as assigned
Utilizing contributed resources, advances community relations activities, including coordination of the Lab's Community Advisory Council (CAC).
Identify, build, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including elected and government officials and their staff, employees, retirees and facility users, representatives of civic, academic, business and not-for-profit organizations, and local, regional, and national thought leaders to advance Laboratory goals.
Formulate policies, processes, and procedures for internal and external stakeholder engagement activities and oversee their implementation.
Document and demonstrate the effectiveness of assigned programs to independent external and internal review teams
Will manage internal and external environmental communications, community engagement activities, and direct contributed resources as assigned or required.
Primary contact for day-to-day environmental community affairs communications. Work across organizational boundaries and serve as SCR's point of contact on environmental and groundwater communications. Includes coordinating with external stakeholders and regulators.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's Degree in communications, social sciences or a related field.
A minimum of ten (10) years' relevant experience in the areas of community or government relations and five (5) years demonstrated experience in a supervisory or management role.
Strategic, energetic and creative leadership and the ability to manage multiple and competing assignments simultaneously.
Assertive and comfortable presenting plans to senior leaders.
Track record of high degree of initiative, motivation and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
Knowledbe of the envrionmental issues facing Long Island
Robust professional network
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.