Engagement Specialist

Public Health Advocates (PHAdvocates) brings a health and equity lens to some of the most important issues of our day. We have two decades of successful state and local campaign experience focusing on prevention and challenging the social, political, and economic systems that perpetuate racial, economic and health disparities. Over the past 20 years, PHAdvocates has helped 200 California cities enact more than 600 local policies. At the state level, we led the campaigns to get soda and junk food out of public schools, fund elementary school physical education, require that restaurants put calorie information on their menus, and fund statewide diabetes prevention. Our current campaigns address critical racial justice issues including childhood trauma, police reform, homelessness, equitable response to COVID, climate change, and addressing racism as a public health issue.

PHAdvocates seeks a dynamic community engagement professional to support our Stockton Rising-Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) project in tandem with community-based organizations, community residents, and the City of Stockton.

Stockton Rising is a City-led program aimed at improving the environmental and climate resilience of neighborhoods most impacted by climate change and poor environmental conditions. The City, along with 11 partners, including Public Health Advocates, is implementing projects that will directly benefit residents in South Stockton.

The Community Engagement Specialist is responsible for engaging and collaborating with community-based organizations in the development and implementation of health and wellness policies for their members/participants. The Community Engagement Specialist is responsible for assisting and reporting to the TCC Program Manager in meeting TCC deliverables.


  • Implementation: Coordinate with Program Manager in developing training materials, presentation slides, and other tools to enable successful engagement strategies
  • Outreach: Participate in community outreach events, conduct program presentations, and disseminate program materials
  • Moving and Lifting: Moving small office equipment such as boxes, projector screens, canopies, portable tables, etc.
  • Facilitation: Assist the Program Manager with setting up agendas, notetaking, and as needed, attend, and participate in meeting with coalition partners
  • Calendar and Meetings: Keep Outlook calendar up to date with work schedule and program activities
  • Reporting and Documentation: Track all outreach activities; maintain contact lists; and properly archive campaign materials such as policy documents, volunteer forms, presentations, toolkits, etc.
  • Evaluation: Support the evaluation of TCC grant measures and outcomes by collecting relevant data, tracking progress, and contributing to annual reports
  • Trainings: Organize and facilitate trainings for TCC projects as needed
  • Program Support: Other duties as assigned


  • Dedication to social action, social justice, civic engagement and leadership development
  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years of community organizing and/or outreach experience
  • Prior non-profit experience a plus
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates proactive willingness to collaborate in teams and effectuate coordination
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, OneDrive, online databases, & uploading web content
  • Able to prioritize tasks in a fast paced and independent environment
  • Capable of interacting with and positively engaging people of various social, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, religious, economic, and educational backgrounds
  • Familiarity with Zoom and other virtual platforms is strongly encouraged


  • This is a part-time position (up to 30 hours per week)  
  • Compensation is $20-25 per hour based on relevant experience
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Position start date: January 3, 2023

Submit cover letter and resume electronically to Sergio Zepeda, Director of Human Resources: 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.

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