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AP Professionals Published: August 2, 2017 (22 days ago)
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Senior Planner/ Public Engagement

Permanent, 55-65K

AP Professionals is seeking a full-time Senior Planner to design and manage creative and innovative public engagement processes for transportation, planning, and community revitalization projects in New York.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the public participation component of transportation infrastructure improvements projects, comprehensive plans, corridor studies and commercial district revitalization strategies
  • Coordinate, schedule, facilitate and summarize project advisory committee meetings, public meetings, and working groups
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews and focus groups
  • Manage stakeholder databases
  • Develop and implement communications plans for neighborhood commercial corridors, cities and towns, as well as statewide projects
  • Prepare public outreach summary presentations and reports

Skills & Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in communications, urban planning, public policy, and/or business management or equivalent amount of education and experience
  • Five to seven years of experience in a relevant planning sector, such as public relations, urban planning, or communications
  • At least five years of experience with public engagement and meeting facilitation
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively deliver presentations to small and large groups
  • Strong writing skills with ability to write at both a technical level and strategic level for program updates, consulting reports, PowerPoint presentations and funding applications
  • Excellent project management skills with experience organizing and managing large committees, and developing project consulting scope of services, budget monitoring and progress reporting
  • Exceptional client liaison skills, with ability to maintain regular and effective engagement with key stakeholders, city government contacts and prime consultant Project Managers
  • Desire and ability to work independently in a self-directed environment, prioritizing workload to meet deadlines
  • GIS, graphic design skills and knowledge of effective public outreach strategies using social media, electronic surveys and other web-based formats or applications are a plus
  • Experience with transportation infrastructure, housing, and community development is a plus
  • Willingness to travel 1-2 days/week


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