Community Relations Specialist
Waste Management - Houston, TX

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Waste Management is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer (M/F/H/V).

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Job Schedule:
Job Shift: 1st Shift
Travel: None

Job Summary

This intermediate level position, under moderate supervision and guidance, is responsible for assisting in the enhancement, implementation and support of community relations and education efforts, as well as employee community involvement programs. This position aligns with the company?s Strategic Growth Plan as it provides corporate and field teams with community relationship building tools. This position assists in the development and implementation of the community relations strategy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Assists in the coordination of community programs designed to enhance the company's standing in the community.
  • Maintains a favorable relationship with the assigned charitable program and/or community. Coordinates community-contact programs to promote good will by disseminating information to the community (or local Area staff).
  • Partners with various educational institutions to develop outreach campaigns, projects, customer and community presentations, seminars and special events.
  • Oversees WM?s community outreach and education programming by assisting with facility tours, presentations, community events, workshops and projects.
  • Supports community involvement by supporting the company?s programs for volunteerism, giving and related community involvement (e.g., volunteer committees, United Way campaigns, Earth Day events).
  • Assists with the communication and updating of volunteer assistance and community relations tools for Corporate and Areas. Ensures the collateral for community events appropriately reflects the company?s brand and is effective and compliant and employee communications are clear and effective.
  • Assists with tracking company community projects such as employee volunteers and company dollars for events that support the communities where WM currently resides and where the company is strengthening community and municipal relationships.
  • May coordinate and assist in the administration and planning of large company events.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This job has no supervisory duties.


    The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.
    A. Education and Experience
    Required: Bachelor?s Degree, or equivalent experience, in Communication, Journalism or Public Relations and three years previous experience in community relations.

    Preferred: Bachelor?s Degree and five years of prior experience in community relations.
    B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

    None required.

    C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

    None required.


    At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401k plan and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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