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Illinois Coordinator Application
The Community Relations Coordinator will serve as a local representative for the Rail Splitter II and Bright Stalk II Wind Projects. The primary goal of this role is to aid EDP Renewables (EDPR) in building strong relationships with local residents, providing insights on community values and concerns, and serving as the local touchpoint between project communities and EDPR. In this role, the Community Relations Coordinator will act as a representative of EDPR, sharing information about the project and EDPR with the community, connecting residents with the project team, and attending local events.

The tenure of the Community Relations Coordinator is 12 months.

Main accountabilities:
  • Identify engagement opportunities the project team should participate in, such as local events, media channels to engage with, or nonprofit organizations to whom EDPR should consider contributing
  • Collaborate with various internal teams on strategies and tactics for cultivating positive relationships between their respective community and EDPR NA
  • Assist with community events hosted by project teams, including logistics coordination, event promotion, and in-person staffing
  • Maintain lists of community members interested in receiving information about the project
  • This position will include an in-person training in Houston, hosted by the EDPR Development and Community Relations teams
  • Additional duties as required

Behavioral requirements
  • Ability to provide in depth information, and insight into the sentiments of local decisionmakers and influential community members
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and the public in one’s own community
  • Ability to recognize significant social risks that may arise during project development
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, particularly in tense or politically charged situations
  • Act as representative and advocate of EDPR in the community
  • Strong personal interest in seeing renewable energy development move forward in one’s local community
Physical demands & working conditions:
  • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary
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