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 aid in the planning, organization and implementation of a major Metro Strategies project. The Project Associate must prioritize and manage multiple project requests and follow through in a timely manner. This person must be detail oriented, have the ability to “think-of-everything” and have strong analytical skills. This position will be located full-time in a client office in the western suburbs.
Perform project support duties as assigned by the project manager to advance client projects.
Ensure all project materials and documents follow the client process and are recorded accordingly.
Maintain lists, project logs and databases.
Draft project communications and materials.
Assist with accurate and timely preparation of project materials, meeting materials and presentations.
Produce accurate and timely meeting minutes.
Contribute to project strategy.
Conduct research and data analysis.
Conduct data collection.
Prepare articles, reports, project fact sheets and policy briefs.
Execute all areas related to event management.
Staff special meetings and events.
Gain knowledge and understanding of projects and stakeholders.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent research and writing skills.
Strong attention to detail and organizational 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.
About Metro Strategies, Inc.
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, accountability, problem-solving, professionalism, and personal and professional growth 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.
Metro Strategies is an equal oppo...rtunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.