Community Relations Coordinator -*Provisional* Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Alameda County Healthy Homes Department

Community Relations Coordinator- Provisional*

Applications are due by February 15, 2021

THE POSITION
Under general supervision, to coordinate, plan, and develop the community and media relations programs for a small department unit; performs community outreach projects and events; and to perform related duties as required.

*Provisional Appointment: For a provisional appointment, a civil service exam is not required. Provisional appointments are temporary, lasting only until an examination for the position can be given. The appointment ends when the examination is completed. You do not gain tenure in the position. However, to obtain a regular position, the appointee will need to compete successfully in a County exam when open.

You will earn vacation, sick leave, paid holidays and are eligible to receive medical and dental benefits.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES
As a liaison to community residents and the general public, incumbents are responsible for developing and coordinating community relations by providing resources, outreach, and support services to community residents and professional staff. The Community Relations Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing educational activities, media relations and community outreach programs specific to a program or unit, with major emphasis on public education and community awareness.

THE DEPARTMENT
The Community Relations Coordinator position is located in the Community
Development Agency’s Healthy Homes Department in Oakland, CA. The Healthy Homes Department's unique multidisciplinary approach serves the community by working to eliminate environmental lead contamination, prevent childhood lead poisoning and improve health outcomes by addressing substandard housing conditions. The Department provides case management of lead poisoned children, community outreach and education, training, lead hazard reduction services, healthy homes. More information on our department can be found here: https://www.achhd.org.

PRIMARY DUTIES

1.Develop targeted outreach plans for lead poisoning prevention to specific audiences including property owners, tenants and families and contractors.

2. Coordinate and implements department social media outreach plan.

3. Conduct and attends community meetings throughout the County regarding lead poisoning prevention issues.

4. Assist in the development of department wide outreach goals.

5. Evaluate impact and outcomes of outreach and educational activities, writes reports, presents outcomes to key stakeholders including funders.

6. Coordinate updates to department website with professional and outreach staff.

7. Promote program services to a wide variety of audiences.

8. Write newsletters and articles on healthy housing topics and place articles with community partners and media.

9. Assist in the development of online video content, trainings and presentations to community regarding healthy housing topics.

10. Other duties as assigned.

IDEAL CANDIDATE
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate experience in the following areas:

 Experience utilizing social media to reach community audiences in a non-profit or government setting

 Possession of strong communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and in a variety of contexts.

Bilingual would be a plus; English/Spanish, English/Mandarin, English/Cantonese, English/Tagalog.

 The ability to maintain effectiveness even when experiencing changes in work responsibilities, priorities and deadlines and can take prompt action to accomplish objectives.

 An understanding of the use of performance measures and/or monitoring systems to provide timely and pertinent information to track program performance.

 The ability to work effectively with others, establish and maintain good working relationships

 The ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, provide status updates on short notice and demonstrate exceptional organizational skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: An Associate Degree from an accredited college in Business, Health Education, Behavioral Science, Communications, Public Relations, or a related field. (Additional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis).

AND Experience:
Three years of full-time experience in community or public relations, which includes: developing and implementing a community or public education program, with major emphasis in providing educational outreach to the community.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

County Application is required. Instructions on how to complete the County application will be provided.

Alameda County is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $34.85 – $42.76 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Associate (Required)

Experience:

  • community or public relations: 3 years (Required)
  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Typical start time:

  • 8AM

Typical end time:

  • 5PM

Company's website:

  • www.achhd.org

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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