Seeking a New Project Associate

by Metro Strategies

Position Announcement
Project Associate

Metro Strategies, Inc., a planning, policy and public affairs firm, is seeking a Project Associate who will assist with projects, research and writing. The Project Associate will be expected to provide assistance in the planning, organization and implementation of all Metro Strategies projects. The Project Associate must prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner. This person must be detail oriented, have the ability to “think-of-everything” and have strong communication skills. This position will support all staff at Metro Strategies both in the Glen Ellyn and Chicago offices.

Key Duties:
•Perform project support duties as assigned by project managers to advance client projects
•Assist with preparation of project materials and presentations
•Conduct research on various topics
•Prepare articles, reports, project fact sheets and policy briefs
•Assist with project/client website content and use of social media
•Execute all areas related to event management
•Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:
•Excellent research and writing skills
•Working knowledge of public policy issues
•Strong interpersonal skills
•Ability to juggle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize projects efficiently
•Ability to be flexible, well-organized and self-sufficient
•Strong planning, organization and implementation skills which allow the successful completion of projects by specific due dates
•Willingness to work occasional evenings or weekends when project needs dictate
•Understanding of social media as a project communication tool
•Experience updating websites or designing websites is a plus
•Proficiency in a second language is preferred


Education:
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, planning, communications or the equivalent. A master’s degree is preferred.


Salary Range:
$35,000 - $55,000

To apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, references and supporting materials such as work or writing samples to Laura Wilkison at:  lwilkison@metrostrategiesinc.com

About Metro Strategies:
Metro Strategies is a policy, planning and public affairs firm with public, private and nonprofit clients. We provide project management, community outreach and public involvement, issue advocacy strategies, research and policy development, project planning, and grant writing services to a wide range of clients predominantly in the field of infrastructure and transportation.

Our core values of leadership, problem-solving, professionalism, personal and professional growth and balance are projected by each staff member and are brought to each and every engagement. We approach our projects through our client’s lens, becoming a vested partner in the project’s outcome and success. We are committed to advancing the mission and goals of our clients by providing unique approaches, strong project management skills, effective communication techniques, and best practice recommendations. We are continually learning and growing to stay on top of emerging ideas, issues and trends in order to provide new ideas and solutions to our clients.

We look for outstanding individuals to add to our team that project and exemplify our values and approach.

Contact Info

Glen Ellyn, IL

526 Crescent Boulevard, Suite 314
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

tel: 630.534.6400
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Chicago, IL

17 N. State Street, Suite 440
Chicago, IL 60602

tel: 312.561.3140
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Crown Point, IN

128 S. East Street, #115
Crown Point, IN 46307

tel: 219.230.6383
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