Community Relations/Small Business Specialist California
Company: Lee Andrews Group
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 21, 2023
We are looking for a Community Relations/Small Business
Specialist for a position on a school district new construction and
modernization bond program.
Identifies, contacts, and works with the different sectors of the
community, school administrators, and the offices of elected
officials, legislators, Local District Superintendents and
regulatory agencies to engage them in the process of construction
projects, as well as programs and initiatives of the Facilities
Services Division and to notify them of community meetings and
Implements community outreach strategic plans for assigned
Schedules, coordinates, organizes and attends outreach activities
such as community meetings and events throughout the District to
engage and inform the community regarding the Facilities Services
Division's construction projects, programs and initiatives.
Informs and engages the community on the school construction
process including site selection, California Environmental Quality
Act and Environmental Protection Agency policies and procedures,
acquisition and relocation, and design and construction issues.
Provides information and written reports to Community Relations and
Small Business Supervisors for presentations before the Board of
Education, Bond Oversight Committee and other audiences.
Leads and coordinates the efforts of various planning committee
stakeholders for special events such as ground breakings, ribbon
cuttings, and school openings, for the purpose of coordinating
resources and monitoring event expenditures.
Develops and maintains project files and contact databases for
Assists in the development, marketing and execution of seminars
and/or symposiums for contractors, architects, engineers,
construction management professionals, and goods and service
providers to increase competitiveness of the small business
Provides information to District personnel, community groups,
business and trade organizations, education agencies, and the
public concerning the procurement policies and procedures
Meets with general contractors, sub-contractors, and the local
trade unions to arrange job placement and apprenticeship enrollment
for "We Build" graduates on Los Angeles Unified School District
Monitors the "We Build" Program's training programs at designated
Division of Adult and Career Education Occupational and Skills
Centers by reviewing trainee evaluations, skills progress, training
track, and attendance records.
Develops and maintains partnerships with District representatives,
small businesses, trades unions, community and faith-based
organizations, and local agencies to help support participation in
the school building construction program and procurement services
process including "We Build" students and graduates.
Refers participants to other social services support programs and
agencies as case warrants.
Represents the District's Small Business Enterprise at community
events and meetings to provide information to prospective
employers, small business owners, and other participants about
eligibility requirements, training curriculum, business and
contracting opportunities, and construction career opportunities
with the District.
Develops and maintains master calendar for LAUSD's Small Business
and Contractor Academy programs.
Assists small businesses with navigating the certification process
and working with offices within LAUSD to obtain information on
upcoming bidding opportunities.
Graduation from a recognized college or university with a
bachelor's degree in public relations, community relations, urban
planning, business administration, public administration or related
Candidates who do not meet the education requirement may compensate
experience on a year-for year basis for up to 2 years.
Minimum of four (4) years full time paid professional experience in
a public or private agency related to performing community outreach
activities, organizing outreach campaigns, field work for
community-based organizations, coordinating with contractors in
small business workforce development, including pre-apprenticeship
and apprenticeship trainings and compliance with state mandates
apprenticeship placements and requirements.
Candidates shall be proficient in procurement terminology and
Knowledge of public relations principles, current community issues,
local government structure, apprenticeship training programs
(including local trade unions), development resources, and
applicable laws, regulations and codes related to small business
Excellent communication skills
Assimilating information from various sources
Working effectively with various diverse groups
Compliance and Collaboration
Detail-oriented and designs promotional materials
SALARY RANGE: $81,000 - $96,000 per year
BENEFITS:Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance,
vacation, sick-time, 401k plan
HOW TO APPLY: Please email a recent resume to
email@example.com or apply through Monster.
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