Manager - Communinity Outreach & Development (NYSEG) in Brewster, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 24.09.2018
REFERENCE: 5095856608

Company: Manager, Community Outreach & Development
Department: NY Outreach & Development Networks
Job Title: Manager, Community Outreach & Development
Reports to: Director, Public Affairs
Location: Brewster, NY, US
Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and Department


Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:

The position Manager - Community Outreach and Development is responsible for community outreach and
relationship development with local elected and municipal officials, government agencies, community organizations
and business groups. Develops and executes strategic outreach plans on company projects and initiatives and
monitors local governments for issues that may impact the company. Reports to Director - Public Affairs. Position
includes management of outreach for NYSEG's Brewster Division, with assistance provided in the Liberty Division
as needed.

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

1. Manages outreach function and develops and maintains relationships with key elected and municipal officials,
business groups, community organizations, emergency responders and government agencies. This includes
outreach on company issues, projects and initiatives, and emergency/storm response. (40Primary)%)

2. Participates in a leadership role in key business, charitable, civic and economic development organizations.

3. Identifies community issues for management that may affect the company favorably or unfavorably. Coordinates
and delivers appropriate responses to those issues. (15Primary)%)

4. Assists with administering and evaluating regional sponsorship and contribution requests. (10Secondary)%)

5. Coordinates the company's involvement at sponsored events. (5Secondary)%)

6. Supports the company's economic development efforts. (10Secondary)%)

7. Assists in the preparation and maintenance of government, community and business databases to facilitate
prompt, efficient and effective communications to advance the interests and reputation of the company.

Financial Responsibility: there are no expectations of outreach managers planning or managing the department
budget, however there will be some aspects of managing up to $16,000 in local corporate contributions.

Manage Spending N/A
Approximate Budget Responsibility N/A
Develop Budget: Approximately $16,000 in corporate contributionsN/A
Manage Spending: Approximately $16,000 in corporate contributionsN/A
Create Revenue Enhancements:
Approximate Budget Responsibility: $16,000 local contributions

Competency Requirements:
It is preferred that for this job, the candidate fulfills the requirements in terms of levels indicated below. For details
of the competencies and the different levels, refer to the Iberdrola Competency
model below.

1. Delivering for the Business:

• Global view of the Business - COMPETENT
• Achieving Results and Continuous Improvements - COMPETENT
• Initiative - COMPETENT
• Innovation & Creativity - COMPETENT

2. Global Relationships:

• Flexibility & Globalization - COMPETENT
• Customer Focus - COMPETENT
• Communicating & Influencing - ADVANCED
• Team Work - COMPETENT

3. Managing People:

• Team Management - COMPETENT
• Developing Others - COMPETENT

Avangrid Competency Model

1. Delivering for the Business:

Global view of the Business

Initial - Knows and understands own area of responsibility.
Competent - Identifies and understands the relationships and links with other areas across the organization.
Advanced - Can identify how his/her own business area contributes to the Iberdrola Group.
Expert - Has a view of the organizational environment and the external market.

Achieving Results and Continuous Improvements

Initial - Performs work adequately, striving for effectiveness. Achieves agreed goals.
Competent - Creates own working standards, places high demands on him/herself and the results achieved.
Advanced - Makes changes in order to improve performance or results.
Expert - Assumes new challenges, taking calculated risks.


Initial - Solves problems in day-to-day role.
Competent - Acts quickly and decisively in uncertain situations.
Advanced - Anticipates problems and opportunities and acts accordingly.
Expert - Creates opportunities and acts with future vision.

Innovation & Creativity

Initial - Willingly accepts innovative approaches.
Competent - Has innovative ideas by applying experiences and knowledge already learned.
Advanced - Fosters creative, innovative atmosphere in his/her working
Expert - Innovates & creates new concepts (Products, services, processes etc).

2. Global Relationships:

Flexibility & Globalization

Initial - Accepts the need to be flexible, reacts with a positive attitude to changes.
Competent - Adapts his/her way of working to new requirements.
Advanced - Facilitates change, adapts action strategy according to the changes in the internal/external
Expert - Instigates change.

Customer Focus

Initial - Responds to customer requests.
Competent - Commits to the Customer.
Advanced - Improves Service for current needs.
Expert - Anticipates future needs.

Communicating & Influencing

Initial - Communicates appropriately with others within the usual working environment.
Competent - Effectively communicates in more complex situations with a variety of people, with whom there may or
may not be regular contact.
Advanced - Exerts influence by using persuasive and convincing techniques.
Expert - Uses network of contacts positively and encourages collaboration to successfully achieve objectives.

Team Work

Initial - Participates in the team.
Competent - Involves himself/herself proactively in the team.
Advanced - Creates a team.
Expert - Promotes teamwork across departments.

3. Managing People:

Team Management

Initial - Encourages team effectiveness by distributing tasks appropriately.
Competent - Takes each team member into account when making decisions, as well as the team as a whole.
Advanced - Demands High performance.
Expert - His/her team interacts in an optimal way across the organization.

Developing Others

Initial - Carries out specific development actions.
Competent - Performs constant development activities for the team as a whole.
Advanced - Proposes and carries out individual development activities.
Expert - Generates a culture of professional development, contributing to the sustained growth of the organization.


Education & Experience Required:

• Bachelor's degree in business, public relations, communications or related field and 6 years' experience in
customer service, operations, public affairs, government affairs or communications or high school graduate or
equivalent and at least 10 years' experience
• Bachelor's degree preferred


• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
• Excellent public speaking skills; ability to deliver consistent messages to multiple stakeholders
• Knowledge of the electric and natural gas business and NYSEG/RG&E service areas
• Ability to interact with external stakeholders and senior management
• Ability to manage multiple and often changing priorities, including crisis management

This opportunity will offer
AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of
41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified
individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination
against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
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employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
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law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status,
veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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