Kiewit Corporation External Affairs Coordinator (Foundation) - Corporate Home Office in Omaha, Nebraska

External Affairs Coordinator (Foundation) - Corporate Home Office

Date: Mar 13, 2019

Location: Omaha, NE, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 79482

We are looking for a smart, organized and experienced coordinator to join our Corporate Communication team at Kiewit in Omaha, Nebraska. If you want to be a part of a group that values collaboration, communication and innovation – we may be the perfect fit for you. You will work closely with the director of External Affairs to support the company’s charitable, community and government affairs efforts and with others in the department on a range of external and internal communication projects to help have a big impact at a construction and engineering industry leader.

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative. We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too.


This position is based out of our Kiewit Plaza in Omaha, NE. This is a corporate office in a professional office setting.


• Be a self-starter who is driven to meet deadlines and nail the details

• Make a difference at a great company with a super long track record of success

• Capably handle important administrative and various day-to-day functions for the company’s charitable giving, community relations and government affairs

• Know how to keep things straight, starting with being an exceptional organizer

• Help make sure we’re measuring and tracking what we do and spend, including watching over budgets and preparing reports for team and company use

• Write and edit really well and grab people’s attention through targeted, thoughtful messaging

• Be driven to grow and take on more responsibilities

• Support Corporate Communication across the board, from public relations, employee communications and marketing, to creative, online and video communication

• Have fun with good people and bring some positive energy to work every day


• Prior administrative support experience

• A bachelor's or associate’s degree related to the role (Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Political Science, Business, etc.)

• To walk the talk in Microsoft Office and have familiarity with Flow, Planner, Excel and related programs

• Strong writing, editing and messaging skills (examples will be good)

• An ability to work with people at all levels of the organization

• A mindset that is all about learning, improving and growing in your role

• To hit all deadlines and deliver results – it’s about outcomes, not output

• Outstanding attention to detail and strong organizational skills

• To maintain strict confidence of important, sensitive information and materials

• To be an energetic team player

• Experience with not-for-profit organization(s) and/or corporate charitable giving is strongly preferred

• Prior administrative support experience and know-how in a corporate or agency setting preferred

• Political, government affairs experience preferred

• Employee communication experience preferred

• Public relations or marketing experience preferred

• Design experience preferred

• Simple accounting experience helpful

About Kiewit

As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2017 revenues of $8.7 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 22,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different

• Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record

• Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment

• 401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay

• Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year

• We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha

Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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