We are seeking a Communications Director to act as spokesperson for the organization within the community, to government, and prospective funders. The Director will market and promote the organization’s goals and objectives, coordinate media and public relations activities and supervise communications personnel. Working in collaboration with our program staff, the Communications Director will craft and execute strategic communications, marketing and deliverables in support of our programs and advocacy efforts. The position may require travel to meet with media, community partners and funders.
- Develop and execute strategies to reach the media, general public and target audiences through traditional media outlets, social media, press releases and other relevant materials and sources
- Cultivate internal and external media sources
- Support script writing for both internal and external speaking opportunities
- Coordinate all promotional activities with media
- Manage and direct day-to-day activities of communications team.
- Act as the communications consultant and expert to internal teams
- Create persuasive and compelling written and visual/multimedia content for email, website, and social media platforms to raise awareness of PHAdvocates’ mission, programs, and initiatives
- Develop, monitor and manage program communication work plans, in collaboration with the senior management team
- Work with executive staff to implement and communicate the vision and mission of PHAdvocates
- Maintain and update the PHAdvocates website and program/partner websites
- Curate and share content relevant to the organization, including trending topics
- Manager PHAdvocates’ social media and online presence
- Support all aspects of event communications including promotion, online registrations, and real-time social media event coverage
- Lead online fundraising campaigns
- Manage design of in-house graphics for email, social media, website and printed collateral
- Ensure consistent messaging and branding of PHAdvocates communications
- Draft and edit copy, fact check, and proofread content for use in print and digital materials as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in communications, public relations, journalism or related field and/or at least 3 plus years of experience in public relations, communications, marketing or journalism
- Prior public health nonprofit experience a plus
- Strong organizational & interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal skills, and outstanding interpersonal skills with a variety of audiences, including multicultural, and via numerous marketing platforms, including writing for the web and mobile
- Ability to write/communicate within and across cultures in culturally appropriate ways
- This is a full-time exempt position
- $66 – $80k depending on relevant experience
- Occasional evening and weekend hours
- Position available immediately
Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Administration: SZ@PHAdvocates.org.
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.
Public Health Advocates has an immediate opening for a project coordinator position to support our two-year All Children Thrive – California (ACT-CA) equity-focused, community-driven initiative to expand the role of cities and counties in preventing childhood trauma, countering its effects, and fostering individual, family, and community healing and resilience. All Children Thrive-California (ACT-CA) builds on our existing Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign and the national ACT initiative supported by our partner in this initiative, the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.
The ACT-CA Coordinator will coordinate events, track and facilitate sub-contracts and provide administrative support to ACT-CA staff and Equity Advisory Group. 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 ACT-CA team meetings and team members who conduct business with city leadership, community members and partners.
- Send communication materials and represent the ACT-CA project to interested community members
- Maintain a master contact list for ACT, receive and organize Technical Assistance (TA) contacts. Ensure the list is accurate, relevant contact information is updated
- Take meeting minutes and track action items for ACT-CA strategy meetings, coalition meetings and learning community meetings.
- Travel planning support for ACT-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 ACT-CA
- Coordinate sub-contracts and small grants to a group of ACT-CA cities. Interface with non-profits, institutions and local city governments to manage and track grants and contracts.
- Serve as the point of contact for Equity Advisory Group (EAG) members. Manage each of the EAG member’s contracts with the project. Plan, coordinate and run logistics for quarterly EAG meetings.
- Provide admin support, scheduling and coordination for virtual Learning Community meetings that include 15-30 local coalitions across the state.
- Previous experience in administrative support, event planning, executive assistant or coordination role.
- Proficient in Google docs, Microsoft Outlook email and calendar functions
- Availability to travel to team meetings throughout the state
- This is a full-time non-exempt position in Sacramento, California
- Pay range: $15.31 – $22.96 per hour (commensurate with relevant experience)
- Eligible for full health benefits available to spouses, domestic partners and dependents
- Application period closes Wednesday, March 4, 2020
- Position is primarily telework
- Position available immediately (anticipated start date April 1, 2020)
- Experience in the local policy work, working for an elected official or in a social service or mental health setting.
- 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.