Community Outreach and MWBE Manager

WHO WE ARE
Vantage Airport Group is a privately owned, industry-leading
investor, developer, and manager of airports and transportation infrastructure
around the world. Our current network is composed of 12 active airport and rail
station operations, in locations ranging from large capital cities and tourist
destinations to smaller destinations in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and
Europe. These include the $5.1B redevelopment of LaGuardia’s Terminal B in New
York, and major concessions redevelopment projects at Chicago’s Midway
International Airport, and the new terminal at the Kansas City International
Airport.
For more than 27 years, Vantage has been making airports more
efficient, profitable, sustainable, and connected to the communities they
serve. We have earned international recognition in areas such as design,
finance, operations, and sustainability while delivering award-winning
commercial programs and passenger experience. Millions of passengers travel
through the Vantage network on an annual basis, and we are poised for continued
growth. Passionate about People, Place and Performance, our success lies in the
strength of our global talent, a team of some of the world’s most respected
industry professionals.

We are excited to be part of another significant redevelopment
project.  As part of JFK Millennium Partners (“JMP”), the preferred
partner of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Vantage has been selected
to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain Terminal 6 and 7 at John F.
Kennedy (“JFK”) International Airport. For this project, Vantage has partnered
with American Triple I (ATI), a 100% minority and woman owned investor and
developer, and RXR Realty, a leading New York commercial real estate
development firm, with AECOM Hunt as the design-build team. The project is to
proceed in two phases of construction, with the first phase to include the
development of the new Terminal 6 headhouse and departures area on a vacant
site adjacent to the existing Terminal 7.  Once that has been completed,
JMP will demolish the existing Terminal 7 and construct an additional five
gates, after which, JMP would then manage, operate and maintain the new
facilities.

Manager,
Community Outreach and MWBE
Job
Summary

Reporting to the Director, Communications on the JFK
Terminal 6 & 7 Redevelopment Project, the Manager, Community Outreach and
MWBE will forge and main strong relationships with the communities served by
JFK through community relations and leading outreach efforts specifically
targeting minority and women – owned businesses (MWBE), schools and local
institutions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements ongoing
    community outreach strategies and programs designed to optimize effective
    two-way communication with various groups and organizations
  • Establishes programs and services
    that address the needs and concerns of surrounding airport communities
    through opportunities such as youth programs, aviation education,
    volunteerism, and community and civic participation
  • Engages senior leaders and key
    project stakeholders to develop relationships that creates champions for
    the outreach objectives and promotion of MWBE initiatives and can actively
    leverage these networks to support established goals and KPIs
  • Participate in working groups,
    task forces, and forums on MWBE issues, and ensure the visibility of the
    project MWBE activity throughout the MWBE stakeholder community
  • Handles liaison activities with
    community-based organizations
  • Organizes promotional events
  • Writes and edits external
    communications
  • Manages relationships with local
    community, businesses, and government officials on behalf of JMP
  • Other duties and responsibilities
    commensurate with the position may be assigned


Education and qualifications

  • A certificate or diploma in
    Communications, Community Relations, Community Consultation or a related
    field.
  • At least 5 years related work
    experience in community relations or outreach, professional writing and/or
    communications.
  • Proven track record of success in
    community outreach programming.
  • Ability to collaborate with all
    levels of the organization and key internal and external stakeholders
  • Leadership skills needed for
    creating strategies, leading meetings, and planning new opportunities
  • Organization and planning skills
    crucial for multi-tasking while prioritizing and executing tasks.
  • Ability to diffuse and manage
    situations in high pressure situations. 
  • Can manage the process of idea to
    execution.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to
    independently work with clients, vendors, staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong business, political and
    financial acumen.
  • Special Working Conditions: This
    position may be required to work nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
    and includes some travel.

ABOUT
YOU

You have strong project
management experience, and your
professional experience is supplemented by a relevant degree from an accredited
university.  You are a collaborative team player who is community driven,
enjoys working independently, is self-motivated, enthusiastic and comfortable
working with a diverse set of stakeholders. You
are calm under pressure, and deftly apply your practical experience, technical
expertise, and innovative ideas to the success of the project.

Additionally, you have:

  • Strong research, writing and
    editing skills
  • Solid understanding of the
    importance of message development and delivery
  • Strong communication skills for
    interactions with the public, media and all levels of management
  • Strong
    organizational skills, with the ability to multitask in a busy work
    environment
  • Ability
    to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Demonstrated
    working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Solid
    knowledge of social media tools and applications
  • A
    preference for working with an entrepreneurial, fast-paced team
  • Demonstrated
    business acumen coupled with strategic, analytical and creative skills
  • An
    ability to manage multiple projects, while staying on budget and
    delivering on time without compromising quality
  • A
    passion for learning
  • Knowledge
    of the borough of Queens, New York community is an asset

WHAT WE OFFER
In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package,
career progression, and access to a global team of talented professionals, we
are growing and offer boundless opportunities to make your mark.  If you
share our sense of adventure, come, and join us for the journey.

TO
APPLY

Please visit our Careers page at http://www.vantageairportgroup.com and
follow prompts to apply with your cover letter and résumé.

All
qualified candidates who are legally entitled to work in the US will be
considered.

At Vantage Airport Group, we seek and welcome unique
backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and skills. As a global organization, we
are always looking for differentiated points of view. We know that a diverse,
inclusive and empowered workforce is essential to our shared success, and we
invite you to join us for the journey.

For more
information about Vantage Airport Group, please visit:
http://www.vantageairportgroup.com

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