Program Specialist, California TRANScends
Public Health Advocates brings a public health lens to today’s most pressing problems, helping Public Health Advocates brings a public health lens to today’s most pressing problems, helping communities to pass laws, reform systems, and establish norms that foster justice, equity, and health. We are a diverse team of creative, strategic, tenacious people committed to tackling the unjust systems that continue to leave far too many Californians behind. We are recruiting for a dynamic community outreach professional to support our California TRANScends statewide transgender health equity initiative.
California TRANScends is a statewide initiative that is working to promote the health and wellness of transgender people throughout the state of California, with a focus on transgender communities of color. The goal of the initiative is to strengthen statewide and national coalitions to work collaboratively to provide a rapid response to combat human rights abuses, health disparities, intolerance, scarcity, and societal oppression that target and disproportionately impact the transgender community. We are developing a strong network of statewide California-based transgender-led groups to formulate statewide policy agendas to promote health equity for transgender Californians.
- Community Organizing: Educate constituents, organizations, and community leaders at events, meetings, and other forums and recruit them to be part of PHAdvocates California TRANScends statewide coalition
- Coalition Building: Gather commitments from constituents, organizations, and community leaders to support California TRANScends intuitive efforts.
- Communications: Support project social media communication
- Policy Research: Gather relevant data and contextual information to develop policies to benefit and protect transgender people throughout the state and review and refine proposed policies to ensure the needs of transgender people are included
- Policy Advocacy: Meet and coordinate with elected officials throughout the state
- Networking and Public Speaking: Attend and present at conferences
- Arrange and Coordinate Project Events: Serve as the point of contact for meetings and convenings (e.g. coordinate attendee schedules, procure meeting materials, develop agendas, record meeting minutes)
- Track and Report Project Deliverables: Track all outreach activities by maintaining campaign contact lists and archiving policy documents, support letters/cards, presentations, toolkits, etc.
- Program Support: other program duties as assigned
- 3+ years of policy systems and environmental change work, and community organizing
- Ability to travel throughout the state and country
- Organized and detail-oriented
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, online databases & uploading web content
- Social media management and media creation skills
- Creativity and problem solving
- Full-time position non-exempt position
- $20-25 per hour, depending on relevant experience
- Position available immediately
- Statewide in California – preferably Sacramento area
- Position open until filled
Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Administration: SZ@PHAdvocates.org.
Project Coordinator, HEAL-CA
Public Health Advocates has an immediate opening for a project coordinator position to support our California Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL-CA) Cities Campaign, a statewide initiative to expand the role of cities and counties in preventing diabetes and obesity by adopting policies that address access to physical activity and healthy food.
The HEAL-CA Project Coordinator will coordinate events, track and facilitate sub-contracts and provide administrative support to HEAL-CA staff and partner agencies. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, experienced at planning events and meetings, works well independently, comfortable with technology and an excellent problem-solver.
- Scheduling support for all HEAL-CA team meetings and team members who conduct business with city leadership, community members and partners.
- Send communication materials and represent the HEAL-CA project to interested community members
- Maintain a master contact list for HEAL projects, receive and organize Technical Assistance (TA) requests. Ensure the list is accurate, relevant contact information is updated
- Take meeting minutes and track action items for HEAL-CA strategy meetings and public engagement meetings
- Travel planning support for HEAL-CA team members (finding budget eligible lodging, and transportation)
- Coordinate the creation and submission of expense reports and quarterly reports by tracking, compiling and distributing documents to staff and partners
- Compiling evaluation documents
- Assembling documents and presentation materials for HEAL-CA
- Interface with nonprofits, institutions and local city governments to manage and track grants and subcontracts.
- Serve as the point of contact for stakeholders of our Park Bond Equity Project.
- Plan, coordinate and run logistics for monthly project meetings.
- Provide admin support, scheduling and coordination for virtual Learning Community meetings that include local coalitions across the state.
- Participate in assigned scheduled agency meetings, in-service trainings, conferences and other trainings as determined by the supervisor.
- Observance of assigned working hours and program appointments by demonstrating promptness and thorough preparation.
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
- Proficient in Google docs, Microsoft Outlook email and calendar functions
- Availability to travel to team meetings throughout the state
- Availability to work evenings and weekends
- This is a part-time, non-exempt position in the greater Los Angeles area
- Pay range: $15.31-$17.00 per hour (commensurate with relevant experience)
- Eligible for full health benefits available to spouses, domestic partners and dependents
- Application period closes June 24, 2020
- Position is primarily telework
- Position available immediately (anticipated start date July 1, 2020)
- Volunteer and/or internship experience with community organizing, local policy advocacy, active transportation, parks and/or healthy food-related nonprofit organizations or government agencies
- Spanish language proficiency
Submit cover letter, resume, 3 references, and writing sample by email to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Administration: SZ@PHAdvocates.org
Public Health Advocates provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.