Location: Arlington Heights
Office: Office of Executive Director
Department: Government Affairs
Under the direction of the Department Manager, Community Relations, develops and maintains positive working relationships within an assigned territory. Acts as a liaison for Pace with passengers (including acting as a Transit Ambassador), communities, businesses, local elected officials, and community organizations to market Pace services and convey information on Pace initiatives. Assesses and implements local outreach for promotion of Pace-related programs and services within an assigned geographic territory. Handles special projects as necessary; writes reports; and attends meetings and makes presentations. Coordinates, arranges, and conducts public hearings. Works closely with Pace staff and the Pace Board of Directors. Performs other duties as assigned. Work is primarily performed in an out-stationed environment (office, library). Frequent local travel as well working early morning, evening, and weekend hours is required.
Must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record. Must have a bachelor's degree in business administration, political science, public administration, or related field and a minimum two years of experience working in government affairs with a good work record, transit or government-related experience is preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties described above. Must possess strong research skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, and Teams. Must be customer-service oriented, dependable, empathetic, and a good listener. Must possess and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to manage time responsibly, prioritize projects, and work on numerous projects simultaneously in order to meet project deadlines. Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion, maintaining strict confidentiality. Bilingual in English/Spanish is desired.
Pace is an Equal Opportunity Employer