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NRG Energy, Inc. Associate, Community Relations and Employee Engagement (hybrid) in Princeton, New Jersey

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Position Overview:

Do you enjoy volunteering and giving back to the community? Do you have a passion for employee engagement, community impact, and diverse projects? NRG has a role for you. We are looking for a passionate individual who will assist with driving excitement around the NRG corporate giving and volunteering efforts. This position will help guide NRG’s philanthropic efforts in our core pillars and provide dynamic and effective leadership opportunities relating to the company’s efforts around impactful philanthropic giving. This is a fast-paced environment that requires a high degree of professionalism, organization, and attention to detail, coupled with the ability to multitask and prioritize.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Drives and implements programs, plans, and measurable goals to support current and future NRG community engagement, philanthropic, and social impact efforts in the northeast area.

  • Manages initiatives, reports results, and makes recommendations based on risk mitigation, brand building, reputation, community impact, and other factors.

  • Leads engagement with business leaders and subject matter experts on specific projects relating to corporate philanthropy to coordinate strategies, and plans, and follow through on tactical efforts.

  • Collaborates with partners to ensure effective community engagement activities maximize brand, growth, employee experience, and social impact objectives.

  • Builds and supports connections across teams and individuals to create buy-in and drive programs and projects.

  • Looks for opportunities involving employee volunteer programs that support the community and engage teammates in meaningful ways.

  • Manages onsite community-related projects and events.

  • Partner with Marketing, Public Relations/Communications, and Government Affairs to develop content and materials regarding corporate social responsibility mission and progress.

  • Act as brand ambassador at philanthropic events and on occasion, represent the program and brand at public engagements.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university preferably in Business Management, Communications, Public Administration, Government, Environmental Science, or a related field.

  • Experience: Working knowledge and experience in CSR practices and policies of 2 years of experience in corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, communication and/or related fields.

  • Must be conversant in corporate responsibility, social issues, DEI, and best practices, including philanthropy, environmental sustainability, community affairs, and volunteerism.

  • Demonstrated abilities to influence, lead/motivate, and build networks and influence leaders and business areas indirectly to achieve results towards desired outcomes.

Additional Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to research problems, apply analytical techniques, and follow issues through to resolution.

  • Strong project management and facilitation skills; experience managing multiple projects, engaging stakeholders, driving accountability, and meeting deliverables within expected parameters.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to provide high-level customer service to all levels of employees.

  • Ability to positively interface with management, employees, corporate staff, and outside partners.

Working Conditions:

  • Primarily in an office environment.

  • Some overtime required as special projects arise and the ability to be onsite and in person at community events.

  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills. Official description on file with Talent.