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Director of Manhattan Regional and Community Affairs

New York, NY, USA | Con Edison Company

  • Industry:
    Utilities
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Operations / Production
    Regulatory Affairs
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) employees are required to follow health, safety, and environmental policies, EEO, Standards of Business Conduct, and all other applicable company policy and procedures. We all share a responsibility to advance the company’s mission by excelling at our three corporate priorities – safety of our people and the public, operational excellence in all that we do, and ensuring the best possible customer experience.




Core Responsibilities



  • The Corporate Affairs department is seeking an experienced and dedicated individual to direct its Manhattan Regional and Community Affairs office.

  • The Manhattan Regional and Community Affairs Director manages and directs Con Edison's community affairs and regional government relations activities, including emergency response communications, for Manhattan.

  • The Director is responsible for developing and enhancing relationships with elected officials, government agencies, community boards and key community and business leaders to effectively promote Company initiatives throughout the borough.

  • Responsible for enhancing external relations by creating and maintaining a positive corporate presence in the local community.

  • Attend and present at community meetings, public hearings, and civic events.

  • Collaborate with senior management in Manhattan Electric Operations and other operating departments to coordinate community relations and determine impacts on the local communities.

  • Provide project management assistance to Company programs and operational functions, managing Regional and Community Affairs strategy from project initiation.

  • Closely monitor economic development activities in the borough, monitor re-zonings and other land use changes, and facilitate relations with public and private partners to advance the interests of the Company and its customers.

  • Advise and make recommendations to senior executives on regional and community affairs policies, strategies and initiatives.

  • Create and maintain community strategic partnership opportunities by cultivating relationships with not-for-profit organizations, Business Improvement Districts and local government agencies.

  • Monitor community and political issues and events which may impact the Company.

  • Manage reporting in tracking databases and coordinate with other areas in Corporate Affairs as well as operating departments for emergency and routine activities.

  • Collaborate with operating departments to provide information to local elected officials, community boards and other stakeholders about major capital projects, planned construction work, and emergency activities.

  • Manage communications with local stakeholders during emergencies and perform all required emergency duties.

  • Support and collaborate with Media Relations in communicating with local media.

  • Support volunteer activities.

  • Perform other related tasks and assignments as required.


Required Education/Experience



  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 8 years professional experience, preferably in or working with government, community relations, public relations, communications or emergency preparedness


Required Work Experience



  • Existing political, stakeholder and community relationships, or the ability to develop them quickly. Required

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills. Required

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, experience with public speaking and making public presentations, and the ability to work effectively with a broad array of local communities independently. Required

  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, written and oral communications skills. Required

  • Solid experience in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Required

  • A commitment to being available and flexible to respond to emergencies 24/7 is essential. Required

  • Ability to organize, plan and manage special events. Preferred

  • Familiarity with energy industry issues, clean energy and decarbonization goals and utility operations is a plus. Preferred

  • Project management experience is a plus. Preferred

  • Experience in crisis communications is a plus. Pref


Licenses & Certifications



  • Driver's License Required


Physical Demands



  • Must sit or stand to answer a phone for entire shift

  • Must sit or stand to use a keyboard, mouse, and computer for entire shift

  • Must stoop, bend, reach and kneel throughout the workday


Other Physical Demands



  • Must be able to respond to Company emergencies by performing a System Emergency Assignment to restore service to our customers.


 


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