Community Affairs Advisor

Southern California Edison - Rosemead, CA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $87,000 - $120,000 a year
Job Description

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About Corporate Communications

Corporate Communications works closely with company leaders to keep our employees, customers, the public, and other stakeholders, well informed. We use many vehicles - from social media and websites to TV and radio - to provide timely and useful information about our electricity service, operations, recent accomplishments, and programs and services.

Position Overview

The Community Affairs Advisor is responsible for developing the strategic and programmatic needs related to the company’s public safety/emergency preparedness grant portfolio and corporate volunteering program. This position reports to the Principal Manager of Corporate Philanthropy in Corporate Communications. The advisor will manage and monitor large and/or long-term projects with public safety, disaster and emergency preparedness nonprofit partners as well oversee and administer Edison International’s Relief Fund. He or she will maintain a strong community network to develop and manage localized, high impact/high visibility volunteer engagement strategies in partnership with external-facing OUs.

The successful candidate will provide strategic counsel to senior level leaders, employees and communicators to enhance existing philanthropic programs, engage employees in giving back, support communities throughout the service territory and increase the company’s brand and reputation as a corporate citizen and leader.

Responsibilities also include benchmarking and reporting as well as planning and forecasting budgets and resources.

Typical Responsibilities include:
Manages a diverse portfolio of public safety and emergency preparedness grantees through the company’s grant making program. Duties include corresponding and advising nonprofits seeking funding and nonprofit board members, reviewing 200+ proposals, program outcomes, measurements and financials. Conduct site visits and due diligence on current and potential grantees to prepare grant recommendations, evaluate progress and impact reports.
Serves as a primary contact for grantees in the portfolio, along with key community partners, nonprofit networks and funders.
Attends various external meetings, events and conferences to represent the Corporate Philanthropy team in the community to develop and maintain organizational visibility and accessibility.
Develops and delivers presentations and leads trainings to key internal and external stakeholders in support of the company’s philanthropic strategy and engagement as well as supporting media/business resiliency related activities.
Develops, plans and executes volunteer engagement strategies and enterprise-wide volunteering events that are aligned to the company’s priorities and highlights Edison’s presence in the community.
Develop engagement and communications tactics to promote volunteerism at all levels of the organization, nonprofit board involvement and volunteer recognition.
Supports assigned projects including the collection of data, compilation of reports, and analysis of grants and volunteer activities.
Addresses employee giving inquiries, provides guidance/resources and resolves issues related to the company’s volunteering processes, guidelines and reports.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Seven years of experience with leading and supporting grant programs, volunteer projects or employee giving campaigns.
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Nonprofit or Public Administration, Business or related field.
Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in planning and managing enterprise-wide programs, projects and engagement plans.
Demonstrated experience in developing employee communications, storytelling, training and resources across multiple stakeholders and platforms.
Must have strong creative and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated skill to lead others through influence and collaboration (program/project/campaign lead).
Demonstrated experience in developing and monitoring budgets, metrics and reports.
Experience with managing corporate philanthropy, nonprofit or community relations programs or projects.
Experience working with nonprofit and community based organizations.
Experience using grant making databases and employee engagement platforms.
Key Characteristics

An effective collaborator and problem solver who knows how to network, and build effective relationships across various company functions and units
Comfortable and experienced at engaging with all levels of the organization, including executives.
An organized program manager who can juggle and prioritize multiple/shifting deadlines and perform well under pressure.
Strong communicator who speaks and writes with ease, clarity and impact.

Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
This position will potentially require working after hours during emergencies or crises.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

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