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Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Lead
Ref No.: 18-57844
Location: Irwindale, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 08/10/2018
Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Lead
Location: Irwindale, CA
Duration: Until May 2020

Roles/Responsibilities:

Develops a communication strategy and plan that includes targeted audiences, key messages, frequency of communications, delivery mechanisms and senders to create awareness, understanding, buy-in and commitment. Support communication strategy and plan implementation. Manage stakeholder engagement plan to ensure alignment, sponsorship and engagement.

Responsibilities:
  • Develops strategies and plans designed to engage all affected audiences of the Transformation program
  • Plans communication and stakeholder engagement activities and events
  • Conducts reviews of communications effectiveness and makes adjustments as required
  • Manages and directs cross-functional development teams to address strategic communication or change management issues. Accomplishes objectives through line and senior program/project managers and exempt analysts. Contributes to the development of strategic plans and objectives for the organization.
  • Acts as a key consultant to senior management in all matters related to communication and communication strategy
  • Liaison with Corporate Communications to ensure alignment on standards and approval processes.
Competencies:
  • Core Skills:
    • Is able to engage with affected parties throughout the organization, and build trust and commitment
    • Ensures Guiding Principles are fully applied within their group
    • Plays an active role in Organizational Readiness activities and events
  • Content Enablement:
    • Able to create Communication and Stakeholder strategy(s) to specific SCE organizational requirements
    • Can tailor communication messages to different audience groups to maximize their effectiveness
    • Able to develop and deliver compelling presentations and written communications
  • Delivery Excellence:
    • Plan, lead, manage and deliver Stakeholder and Communications program
    • Develop risks, issues and scope and escalate quickly
    • Support Org Readiness Leads and project management organization
    • Be a mentor for project team members within the Stakeholder and Comms team
Activities:
  • Present Best Practices approach and framework for Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Develop sponsorship and leadership expectations and coaching opportunities
  • Develop Key Communication Messages used to build awareness and acceptance of the initiative
  • Define Communication roles and responsibilities
  • Monitor and assess program communication effectiveness and stakeholder engagement
  • Create Project Communications

Typical Deliverables:
  • Sponsorship Model
  • Leadership Alignment and Engagement Plan
  • Overall Communications Assessment
  • Communication Plan
  • Communications Strategy and Approach
  • Detailed Communication Schedule
  • Communication Calendar
  • Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Sponsor Roadmap