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  • ID
    #51600585
  • Salary
    TBD
  • Source
    Aqua America, Inc
  • Date
    2024-05-02
  • Deadline
    2024-07-01
 
Full-time

Reference #: R3564

delivers safe, clean, reliable services that improve quality of life for individuals, families, and entire communities.Operating as the (water and wastewater services) and the and (natural gas) brands, Essential serves approximately 5.5 million people across 10 states. We are committed to sustainable growth, operational excellence, a superior customer experience, and premier employer status - including a competitive and comprehensive benefits package as well as a commitment to career growth opportunities.We are advocates for the communities we serve and are dedicated stewards of natural lands, protecting more than 7,600 acres of forests and other habitats throughout our footprint.Our company is one of the most significant publicly traded water, wastewater service and natural gas providers in the U.S.What You'll Do:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Communication Manager who will leverage the full spectrum of strategic and tactical public relations and communications capabilities to support assigned corporate and subsidiary partners' business goals. The manager's efforts help create, cultivate ,and strengthen mutually beneficial relationships with the organization's internal and external stakeholders.Essential Duties:

Manages strategy and creation of public relations programs for major projects and corporate initiatives. Manages the implementation of strategy using a variety of vehicles including earned media, traditional advertising ,and digital mediums.

Maintains, develops, and manages relationships with external vendors providing support services to the Organization's corporate communications efforts.

Manages the assigned communications team. Interviews, hires, sets high performance standards and manages performance in accordance with all applicable HR policies and procedures. Creates an energized work environment, fostering an atmosphere that enables employee trust and engagement. Inspires confidence and motivates others to perform at their best. Develops and coaches staff while effectively addressing performance issues.

Supports assigned corporate and subsidiary business partners with communications advice, programs, and tools that enable two-way, active communication with stakeholders, allowing a cross-section of perspectives to be heard and understood.

Collaborates with officials and bridges functional areas such as operations, engineering, gas, and water quality to anticipate and manage issues that could impact the company's reputation.

Uses the process of research, planning, implementation and evaluation to recommend, execute and manage stakeholder engagement strategies.

Works with state subsidiary leadership on strategies to engage with customers, community and municipal leaders, the media, and local elected or appointed officials.

Generates engaging content to share across all available channels to help regularly and consistently educate and inform stakeholders and share the company's story/brand.

What You'll Love:

The scope of the job! Your solution-led, can-do approach will be empowered to add value from day one and affect changes that will impact the entire business! You will enhance the Communications strategy across Essential Utilities, Aqua & Peoples.Are you a Communications Leader who wants to take your career to the next level? Let's talk!What You'll Bring:

A Bachelor's degree preferably in a communications-related discipline

A minimum of 10 years' experience practicing all facets of communications

A valid U.S. driver's license as positions may be required to drive company vehicles to events.Essential Utilities, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medica conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

Essential Utilities is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a condition that may prevent you from applying for a job online or need to request an accommodation during the interview process, please call (1-877-271-9012).

To maintain the integrity of the recruitment process and to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest due to employment and/or assignment of family members and personal referrals, specific guidelines apply to the hiring and assignment of these individuals including, but not limited to:

Family members cannot result in a supervisor/subordinate reporting relationship

Family members cannot work in the same department.Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

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