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Community Engagement Manager

Location: Bland, Virginia, United States
Job ID: R0041507
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Company Name: HITACHI ENERGY USA INC
Profession (Job Category): Communications & Corporate Affairs
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

General Information:

Hitachi Energy is seeking an experienced, outgoing, strategic connector to join our team in the Bland, Va area as a Community Relations Manager. This role is focused on supporting the growth of our company through the cultivation of community partnerships, consumer and employer brand awareness, and internal employee engagement. In this role, you will have the opportunity to shape how we connect with and support our community in the Bland, Va area. Externally, you will be representing Hitachi Energy by being involved with membership organizations, attending conferences, networking events, campus career fairs and more. Internally, you will be engaging our current employees through events and workshops to boost collaboration and to improve team member retention.

The right candidate will have proven success in networking, public speaking, social media management and brand building in a previous role. They will have a proactive, confident attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently. They must also have the flexibility to travel locally in the Bland, Va area.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Establish and foster relationships with local universities, key community organizations (e.g. Chamber of Commerce and other peer companies) and individuals such as community and university leaders.
  • Act as an ambassador for Hitachi Energy, focused on building relationships and sharing our company’s vision with the community, with a focus on driving our diversity, equity and inclusion ambitions and strategy.
  • Develop a strategy to build and maintain programs and activities that will have a positive impact on the community, including volunteer efforts and strategic donations.
  • Organize community outreach programs and coordinate special events that promote products, services, or ideas of the company.
  • Identify opportunities to maximize brand exposure in order to generate additional business and recruit and retain top talent.
  • Identify and attend networking events and conferences to drive awareness and make new contacts.
  • Represent Hitachi Energy in local membership organizations.
  • Partner with Employer Branding and Talent Acquisition teams to build strong university relations.
  • Utilize social media to showcase our dedication to the community and connect with community partners digitally.
  • Engage with current Hitachi Energy employees in Bland, Va through events and in-office activations to drive team member engagement and collaboration.  Be a leader and partner with management team in efforts to create an environment where employees want to come to the office.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on the Employer Brand, Communications and Marketing teams to align with and support their strategies.  Build community and drive strategy with site Community Relations Managers.
  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5+ years of professional experience including employee relations and working to influence and partner with senior leadership.
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
  • 5+ years of experience building and developing community partnerships.
  • 3+ years of experience with social media management and content creation
  • Passionate about relationship-building and proven ability to make strategic connections.
  • Extensive knowledge of the local area
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills, including presenting information to different audiences to drive outcomes.
  • Experience in handling multiple concurrent projects and timelines/deliverables
  • A deep commitment to and passion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a changing work environment and schedule, including weekly evening and weekend meetings and events.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi Energy career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi Energy HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to: [email protected]. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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