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Energy Transfer Partners is a master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States. In total, the Company owns and operates approximately 84,000 miles of natural gas, crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipelines, terminals, and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and refined products.

Summary:

The Community Relations Specialist will perform outreach and develop relationships at the grassroots level with business, civic and educational organizations such as schools, fire companies and chambers of commerce.

 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Work in advance planning, managing of public events
  • Coordinate, plan tours of company facilities for external stakeholders
  • Educates public and key stakeholders on current activities of business and organizes supporters for further engagement opportunities
  • Support various external engagement related to existing operations and new projects
  • Organizes and coordinates special programs and activities to strengthen public interest, understanding, and good will
  • Coordinates employee volunteerism activities in the region
  • Cultivate and grow relationships with external stakeholders to find new and expand existing employee and general community engagement opportunities
  • Represents company at public meetings, hearings, and industry organizations
  • Develop targeted strategies to execute community giving programs
  • Writing and editing materials for speaking engagements opinion editorials, and other public messaging documents

Requirements:
 

Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, public affairs, political science or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • 2 - 5 years of experience with state or local government relations, government, or economic development
  • Maintains a sense of urgency, individual responsibility, and possesses the ability to effectively work under pressure and with changing priorities.
  • Must be capable of managing multiple issues at once.
  • Possesses a high level of initiative and is able to work effectively with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent judgement in high profile, high pressure environments
  • Experience working in team environments
  • Excellent listening, written, and oral communications skills
  • Ability to travel regionally and work remotely (up to 50%)
 

Preferred Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  •  Track record of proven work with community groups, local governments, and nonprofits
  • Experience working at local levels on public affairs, grassroots, and/or charitable campaigns
  • Experience in the manufacturing, energy and/or utilities fields
  • Experience in new and traditional media
 
 

Working Conditions:

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Normal office working conditions with approximately 50% of the time in the field.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
  • Overnight travel may be required.
  • Position is based in industrial settings which may include hazardous materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

DISCLAIMER: The above statements, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

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Energy Transfer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. To view a notice describing federal equal opportunity and pay transparency laws, please click here.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the EEO Coordinator at 713-989-2247. This number is for reasonable accommodation requests only.

 

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