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Specialist Community Relations

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Date: Jan 11, 2021

Location: FOLSOM, CA, US, 95630

Company: CEMEX

Company Overview

Founded in 1906, over the last 110+ years' CEMEX has grown into a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.  Here at CEMEX we offer our employees competitive wages, career growth, excellent benefits including health, dental & vision plans, vacation or paid time off,  employee assistance program and retirement plan options, along with over a century of stability to build your next career on! To learn more about our company culture and why you should join us, visit us at www.cemexusa.com/careers. For direct access to CEMEX Career Opportunities, visit us at https://jobs.cemex.com/.

Job Summary

In coordination with Area/Regional Managers and/or Plant Managers, build and maintain strategic relationships with stakeholders - internal and external - that strengthen the Company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy.  Coordinate and implement activities, events or programs designed to create shared value by promoting or enhancing the well-being and quality of life of local communities, while enhancing the Company’s reputation and supporting business continuity.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, implement and strengthen community engagement activities in local area around CEMEX facilities in desinnated regions in alignment with the company's CSR and operational priorities
  • Develop, maintain, and oversee a community engagement plan and budget
  • Identify and communicate community concerns and opportunities for CEMEX facilities; collaborate with relevant personnel to propose solutions, and participate in implementation of solutions
  • Engage and coordinate with community engagement committees and other departments to secure cross-functional collaboration on CSR strategy
  • Responsible for maintaining data management system and periodic internal reporting.
  • Prepare materials supporting CEMEX communications regarding CSR activities in coordination with the Corporate and Regional Public Affairs and Communications Teams.
  • Must be willing and able to attend or work events during evening hours and weekends, as needed
  • Must comply with company safety rules and regulations and wear proper personal protective equipment while on plant grounds
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required (e.g., Public Relations, Social Responsibility, Environmental Science, Communications, Sociology, Political Science)
  • 3+ years of experience creating and implementing social projects and programs preferred
  • Team player with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with stakeholder engagement and collaboration (e.g., NGOs, schools, public administration agencies, regulatory authorities, local communities) and public speaking
  • Experience interacting with governmental agencies preferred
  • Knowledge of local realities or willingness to learn them
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to search for allies among key stakeholders
  • Highly organized with a high level of initiative and drive
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Focus on the implementation of tasks and achievement of set goals
  • Ability to travel overnight as needed
  • Passion for helping and working with people 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good knowledge of the use of MS Office programs (extensive experience with Excel and PowerPoint preferred)
  • Comfortable with information management systems and databases
  • Experienced driver with valid driver’s license

Working Conditions

  • Requires working evenings and weekends, as needed and occasionally
  • Overnight travel may be required

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, in order to communicate to employees/visitors/community members/other stakeholders, as well as function safely around heavy moving equipment
  • Requires walking, sitting, standing lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing to a significant degree
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently 

Legal Notices

CEMEX is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by under federal, state or local law in the programs or activities which it operates.


CEMEX will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all local, state and federal laws.


CEMEX is an E-Verify participating employer.


Arizona Smoke-Free Act.  CEMEX complies with the State of Arizona’s Smoke-Free Act (Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-601.01). Smoking and/or the use of tobacco or related products is prohibited in and on CEMEX property as well as any building and/or vehicle owned or leased by CEMEX.

EEO Statement - En Español

CEMEX es una institución EEO/AA (igualdad de oportunidad/acción afirmativa) y no discrimina en base al sexo, edad, raza, color, religión, discapacidad física o mental, credo, origen nacional, estatus veterano, orientación sexual, información genética, identidad de género, o expresión de género en los programas o actividades los cuales opera.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento