Open Positions

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Core Districts

Salary Range: Approx. $65 – $75,000/annually (DOE)

Recruitment Closes: Until Filled

Position Description

CORE Districts is a nonprofit organization focused on raising student achievement through collaboration between eight California school districts. CORE is in an exciting phase of program growth and development, and we are seeking a Director of Communications to support our organization. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Director of Communications will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate the CORE Districts’ theory of action and work areas to educators and to broader audiences. The Director of Communications will ensure that CORE Districts is viewed as a primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information about school and district improvement. The Director of Communications will work closely with the Chief of Staff, and other executives within the organization as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives. Additionally, the Director of Communications will ensure that all CORE materials have consistent messaging, imagery and branding and will support CORE staff to produce aligned content and materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across the organization’s discrete audiences in collaboration with the CORE District’s program and data teams
  • Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide in partnership with the program and data team to whom, where, and when to disseminate communications materials
  • Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities
  • Manage, with the support of the Office Manager, the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, social media, website and presentation and public convening materials
  • Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly, with the support of the Office Manager
  • Track and measure the level of engagement with CORE media and communication platforms
  • Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all forms of media including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual report, e-newsletters, and website, press releases and digital campaigns, print materials, social media, audio and video and more.
  • Manage all media contacts

MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

City of Sacramento, Recycling and Waste Division

Salary Range: Approx. $76,215 – $100,000/annually

Recruitment Closes: October 15.

The Recycling and Solid Waste (RSW) division is seeking a creative media and communications professional who can effectively project manage education campaigns, has exceptional writing ability for multiple mediums and has excellent customer service skills. A breath of interpersonal skills is mandatory, from the ability to deescalate a tense situation with a resident, to briefing an elected official. Experience with presentations, budgeting, special events and grant management is desirable.

Under general direction, the Media and Communication Specialist plans, organizes, and directs a comprehensive public information, media relations, and communication program for a City Department; through public outreach and educational programs, promotes a department’s goals, mission, and values; provides strategic and public affairs direction for assigned department; and directs publicity of special projects and events.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements, and oversees external communication plans, media strategies, marketing, and public affairs programs in accordance with department goals, mission, and values; researches public opinion and emerging issues.
  • Provides strategic direction and advice to department director and managers on emerging and urgent communications issues; recommends responses; trains department executive team on media and public relations issues.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements logistics of press events and media relations that support communication initiatives of the department; coordinates events with public and private sector agencies, businesses and community groups; serves as departmental spokesperson.
  • Develops and distributes media releases, media advisories, news releases, newsletters, informational brochures, speeches and other materials to alert public of departmental programs, events, and services.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees internal communication plans and strategies; prepares content for and/or design of employee newsletters; coordinates development and implementation of intranet based services; develops and manages web page content.
  • Interacts with the Mayor and City Council with regard to community meetings, media events, project openings, etc; responds to requests from City Council; prepares and presents briefings to City Council, business leaders and community groups; conducts or advises in the conduct of focus groups, public hearings, and community meetings; develops curriculum and presents information to school and community organizations.
  • Monitors, reports on, and assures compliance with new legislation applicable to the department.
  • Develops and monitors unit budget; selects and manages consultant contracts; reviews work for accuracy and consistency with department image; selects, supervises, trains, and evaluates the work of technical, paraprofessional, and support staff.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
  • Other related duties may be assigned; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each incumbent holding this classification.

INFORMATION OFFICER

California Department of Health Care

Salary Range: Approx. $5-6,500/month

Recruitment Closes: Until filled.

Under the direction of the Information Officer (IO) II, and with guidance received from the Deputy Director for Communications and Planning, the IO I assists in replying to media inquiries, and will effectively and collaboratively interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders, while simultaneously managing multiple projects/assignments. The IO I utilizes advanced written, verbal and oral communication skills; analyzes situations and data accurately; takes independent action; and makes sound decisions. The IO I must have the ability to maintain cooperative relationships and work independently or as part of a team, depending on the situation.

Desirable Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have worked in a public relations firm, or state agency with press experience. The candidate must have strong organizational skills, knowledge of state and local policy issues, experience with social media, work well under pressure, and exercise the highest degree of initiative and independence of action. The candidate must maintain strict confidentiality of information, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, work effectively with all levels of staff, and master emerging new policy initiatives and preferably be bilingual.

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

St. Francis Catholic High School

Salary Range: N/A

Recruitment Closes: Until filled.

The Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications at St. Francis Catholic High School is a visionary and strategic leader responsible for the development and implementation of a dynamic communications and marketing strategy that advances the school’s mission. This position is the lead ambassador and steward of the St. Francis Catholic High School brand, working collaboratively with the Executive and Administrative teams, to increase visibility and recognition, enhance image and reputation, curate school culture, strengthen market share, and grow philanthropic support. This position is responsible for assisting the school in meeting its admission goals, summer programs, and advancing revenue.

EVENTS MARKETING SPECIALIST

Wave Broadband

Salary Range: N/A

Recruitment Closes: Until filled.

The Event Specialist is responsible for the strategy and execution of major key sponsorships by planning and executing best-in-class events for Wave South. This role will lead the negotiation and execution of larger scale events with major for-profit and non-profit associations, managing all events with the intent of creating brand awareness and goodwill for Wave while effectively showcasing all Wave products and services.

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

United Way

Salary Range: $70-75,000

Recruitment Closes: Until filled.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Resource Development & Marketing, the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications is a key member of the Resource Development and Marketing and will lead the communications and marketing strategies for United Way. A major aspect of this role will be telling United Way’s story and how our work fits within the Square One Project. You’ll achieve this through innovative solutions, development of best practices, exceptional communication and a can-do attitude. You will manage the marketing team, various cross-functional teams, and outside vendors, ensuring United Way’s goals and targets are achieved and long-term relationships are built with donors and other stakeholders. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the donor base and seek to forge strong internal relationships with a variety of departments to facilitate communication and collaboration. Lastly, as United Way receives more grant funding for specific programs, your role will be to develop strategies and fulfill the requirements of the grant while connecting the programs to Square One.

COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST

Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Salary Range: N/A

Recruitment Closes: Until filled.

Folsom Cordova USD is looking for a Communication Specialist to join the team. A great fit would be someone with strong visual and written storytelling skills as well as a solid understanding of strategic communications. They would be working with and reporting to me and would be an integral component of the Superintendent’s office. We are a very busy office, with a high-level of communication output, and serve a diverse community.

Contact for questions:

Angela Griffin Ankhelyi, APR

Director, Communication & Community Engagement

Folsom Cordova Unified School District

916-294-9000 ext.104541

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

California Primary Care Association

Salary Range: N/A

Recruitment Closes: Until filled.

Are you a strong writer with strategic communications experience? CPCA is now hiring for the position of Associate Director of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs. In this role, you’ll support and integrate CPCA’s overall strategic communication efforts, which includes internal and external communications, proactive media relations, content development, copyediting, and social media. To view a full job description and learn how to apply, please visit: www.cpca.org/EmploymentOpportunities

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
California Primary Care Association 

Salary Range: $76,729 + Excellent benefits

Recruitment Closes: Until filled.

Support the California Primary Care Association’s strategic communications efforts in the areas of member engagement, programs and services, policy and government affairs, among others. Key areas of work will include external communications, media relations, content development and copyediting.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the Association with proactive media relations, which includes media pitching, writing, research, preparing spokespeople, building relationships with statewide media and the development of press releases, opinion articles, letters to the editor, and other media-facing materials.
  • Provide the Association with strategic communications support, which may include the development of audience-specific messaging, talking points, collateral and crisis communication plans.
  • Support the Association with internal and external communication development, which may include e-communications, newsletters, blogs, vlogs, podcasts, videos, publications, and other copywriting.
  • Support the advocacy strategy of the Association and its affiliate organization, CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates, which seeks to influence state and federal public policy through the mobilization of community health centers advocates.
  • Provide support to our health center members and regional consortia partners to strengthen statewide communication efforts.
  • Coordinate information including compiling and editing articles for updates, posting updates and information on our website and other communications platforms.
  • Provide ongoing communication support to the Association’s senior leadership, which may include the development of correspondence, speech writing, presentations, fact sheets, and visuals.
  • Work closely with the Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing and the Senior Coordinator of Social Media to coordinate communications efforts and influence the Association’s overall communications strategy.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum five years program or project management, or equivalent experience. Experience with community health centers, member-driven associations or non-profit organizations is also preferred. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree requirement.

To Apply: Submit cover letter indicating where you heard about this position, resume, and professional references in MS Word format to jobs@cpca.org or FAX 916-440-8172.


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