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Company

California State Association of Counties (CSAC)

Job Title

Senior Member Engagement Manager

Salary

$100,000 – $150,000

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and resume to resumes@counties.org

Position Description & Duties

The Senior Member Engagement Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of CSAC member services and engagement. This includes serving as a CSAC ambassador to counties, representing the association at formal and informal county events, managing communications, and overseeing all large conferences and meetings. Duties also include supervising professional support staff and managing the budget.

  • Establish effective communication strategies to keep members informed about the Association’s activities to tell the county story.
  • Participates in collaborative projects with the Director of Public Affairs to ensure consistent and positive Association brand messaging.
  • Planning and content development of CSAC local and regional outreach and public awareness materials.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures to implement member engagement, strategies.
  • Prepares scripts, sets meeting agendas, and monitors project flows.
  • Coordinates and oversees the content development of member publications and the association’s website.
  • Identifies opportunities to enhance member engagement activities and programs.
  • Supervises staff to prioritize and assign work; conduct performance evaluations; ensure staff is trained and understand policies and procedures; maintain a healthy and safe working environment; and, make hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Administers and monitors the departmental budget including allocating resources and approving expenditures.
  • Participates in collaborative projects with partnership programs (ex., Corporate Associates, Finance Corp., ILG, CCS); identifies program and/or member needs and provides resources and solutions.

Qualifications

Knowledge Required:

  • Principles and practices of association management and/or member/customer service;
  • Developing and implementing new strategies;
  • Publication / marketing development process;
  • Internet/web development, video production and social media;
  • Principles of personnel management and supervision including planning, coordinating, and evaluating the work and activities of staff
  • Budgetary principles

Skills Required:

  • Communication skills to craft compelling stories;
  • Report writing techniques;
  • Public speaking/presentation skills;
  • Supervising and evaluating employees;
  • Operating a computer and applicable software applications;
  • Preparing and monitoring budgets;
  • Refined communication and interpersonal skills; must be able to interact with coworkers, supervisors, general public, etc. sufficiently to exchange or convey information and receive work direction.

About the California State Association of Counties (CSAC)

The primary purpose of CSAC is to represent county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government. CSAC places a strong emphasis on educating the public about the value and need for county programs and services.

While California’s 58 counties – ranging from Alpine with a little more than 1,000 people, to Los Angeles with more than 10 million – are diverse, many common issues exist. CSAC’s long-term objective is to significantly improve the fiscal health of all California counties so they can adequately meet the demand for vital public programs and services.

CSAC is proud to represent the counties of California. With continuing member involvement and staff commitment, we are refining and expanding programs and services that will ensure the success of counties well into the future as the closest level of government to the people.

Company

Lyft

Job Title

Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

Location 

San Francisco or New York

Salary

The expected base pay range for this position in the New York City area is $128,000 – $160,000. Salary ranges are dependent on a variety of factors, including qualifications, experience and geographic location. Range is not inclusive of potential equity offering, bonus or benefits.

Position Description

Lyft is looking for a senior manager to own issues management, trust and safety, and crisis communications. This means driving the process for rapid-response situations, while also leading proactive communications campaigns that build confidence in the communities that Lyft serves. You’ll also help to define our corporate narrative by telling compelling stories on how we’re helping riders get out and about so they can live their lives together, and providing drivers a way to work that gives them control over their time and money.. The successful candidate will be a resourceful self-starter, who is adept at quickly shifting gears in an ambiguous and extremely fast-paced environment. You will collaborate with our Safety and Customer Care, Product Marketing, Public Policy, and Legal teams across a range of topics. In this role you’ll also work alongside a team of communications professionals across our Corporate, Product, Consumer, Brand Communications and Social teams.

This is an opportunity to join a fun team and have a profound impact on an organization going through exciting, transformational times. The role reports to the Senior Director of External Communications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as a company spokesperson on high stakes and high profile issues.
  • Develop and implement trust & safety-related proactive and reactive communications strategies.
  • Manage media relations on reactive issues across the United States and Canada, including drafting statements / responses and providing background information to help reporters understand Lyft’s policies, features, and positions on safety.
  • Partner with the corporate, product and consumer communications teams to create pitches relating to advance Lyft’s overall narrative.
  • Provide strategic communication support to senior executives, including preparing talking points and other key communications to effectively represent the company in public forums.
  • Work in partnership with functions across the company – including operations, legal/compliance, insurance, product, and customer experience – to ensure stories are reported accurately.

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of communications experience.
    • Experience working with technology products and services or crisis comms is helpful.
  • Strong experience developing constructive relationships with top tier and local reporters, editors and influencers. Not afraid to get on the phone and build relationships with reporters.
  • Proven experience as a trusted communications advisor to business partners and leaders.
  • Self-starter, independently motivated, leads oneself and influences others. Has experience working in competitive and dynamic industries.
  • Experience shaping and improving difficult narratives.
  • Thrives in complex situations and fast-paced environments. Dives deep and asks questions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Company

Citrus Heights Water District (CHWD)

Job Title

Director of Public Affairs

Salary

$150,196.00 – $202,779.00

Position Description

The Director of Public Affairs is a new director-level position for the Citrus Heights Water District. The Director will be a key member of the District’s Executive Leadership Team and will report to the General Manager. The Director of Public Affairs is an at-will, FLSA-exempt position. You would lead the development of communication strategies and plan special events to enhance the District’s visibility; plan, organize, direct and review District communications and public engagement, including public information, marketing and communication programs, community outreach and education; serve as the District’s liaison with relevant consultants, media, and legislators; oversee, develop and distribute a wide variety of information and publications of public interest; and provide complex strategic support to the General Manager.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with excellent team service and strong problem-solving skills; can strategically and thoughtfully navigate crisis communications; have exceptional public speaking and media interview skills and a strong background in social media and analytics; and a demonstrated track record of managing and directing communication, public outreach, legislative affairs and associated activities for a utility provider, public agency, or special district.

Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible supervisory and management experience in public relations or public affairs, preferably in a utility or similar government setting.

About the Citrus Heights Water District (CHWD)

CHWD provides drinking water to an estimated service area population of 70,000 customers through more than 20,000 water service connections. CHWD’s service area is 12.8 square miles, including portions of Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Carmichael, Roseville, and unincorporated Placer County in the Greater Sacramento Region. CHWD has 38 full-time dedicated employees to operate and maintain its water system, ensuring high-quality and reliable water, while providing great customer service.

The District is governed by a three-member Board of Directors who are elected by District and appoint a General Manager. The 2024 CHWD annual operating budget is approximately $17.1 million, and its 2024 Capital Improvement Budget is $13.8 million.

Company

California Custom Trailers and Power Sports

Job Title

Corporate Marketing Specialist

Salary

Salary based on experience. Position includes generous benefits package including healthcare options and retirement matching.

How to Apply

Submit to Trevor Messersmith (trevor@cal-custom.com). Apply now with your resume and portfolio showcasing your marketing achievements.

Position Description

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Corporate Marketing Specialist to join our team. This position will play a pivotal role in enhancing our brand presence across all stores through strategic marketing initiatives. The Corporate Marketing Specialist will be responsible for creating compelling content with a heavy focus on video production, particularly for YouTube, to elevate our online visibility. This role will also involve collaborating with store managers to ensure consistent brand messaging and marketing efforts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute marketing strategies to increase brand awareness and drive customer engagement.
  • Create high-quality video content for YouTube to showcase our products, services, and brand story.
  • Collaborate with store managers to understand local market dynamics and tailor marketing campaigns accordingly.
  • Implement targeted marketing initiatives to reach specific demographics and drive sales.
  • Optimize SEO strategies to improve search engine ranking and visibility.
  • Manage Google Ads campaigns to increase online traffic and generate leads.
  • Analyze marketing data and metrics to measure the effectiveness of campaigns and identify areas for improvement.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in digital marketing and video production.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in corporate marketing, with a focus on video content creation.
  • Proficiency in video editing software and equipment.
  • Strong understanding of digital marketing principles, including SEO and Google Ads.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data and draw actionable insights.
  • Ability to travel.

About California Custom Trailers and Power Sports

A family-owned, award-winning business, California Custom Trailers and Power Sports is the go-to destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Elk Grove and beyond. Specializing in top-quality trailers, power sports vehicles, and marine services, we offer a comprehensive range of products and solutions to meet all your recreational needs.

Company

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Job Title

Community Outreach Coordinator

Salary

$21.00 – $23.00 per hour

Position Description

The Community Outreach Coordinator plays a vital role in supporting the Communications & Marketing Manager in executing communication strategies aimed at enhancing awareness and engagement within the Sacramento LGBT Community Center. This position, within the Development & External Affairs Division, involves working closely with various teams across the organization to coordinate outreach efforts, produce marketing materials, manage online presence, lead campaigns, manage interns, and facilitate community engagement activities. The Community Outreach Coordinator will assist in event planning and social marketing initiatives to fulfill CYBHI grant requirements.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Outreach Efforts
    • Coordinate outreach and engagement requests, track activities, and produce reports.
    • Organize and execute outreach activities, including events, workshops, and community engagements.
    • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to ensure successful outreach initiatives that effectively engage the target audience.
    • Assist in monitoring news coverage, make media outreach calls, and media logistics at the direction of the Communications & Marketing Manager.
  • Communication Strategy Implementation
    • Assist the Communications & Marketing Manager with developing and executing communication strategies aimed at raising awareness and increasing engagement with the Sacramento LGBT Community Center.
    • Assist with the organization’s online presence, including website content updates and social media management.
    • Support digital marketing efforts to amplify the organization’s message and reach a wider audience.
    • Assist in the development of and supervision of internship and volunteer opportunities.
  • Product Development Assistance
    • Research and design outreach materials.
    • Draft and copy-editing website content, social media posts, email, op-eds, fliers, brochures, and press materials.
    • Review materials produced by others for brand consistency.
    • Assist in managing material production process and maintenance of inventory.
    • Capture, edit, and archive photos and video footage.
  • Oversee LGBTQ+ Youth Social Marketing Campaign
    • Lead a team of interns in implementing a LGBTQ+ youth-driven social marketing campaign across Sacramento and adjacent counties.
    • Develop and implement strategies to raise awareness about mental health, destigmatize help-seeking behavior, and promote access to affirming resources among LGBTQ+ youth.
    • Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure the campaign’s messaging aligns with the organization’s goals and values.
    • Monitor campaign progress and evaluate its effectiveness in increasing service uptake among LGBTQ+ youth.
  • General Duties:
    • Functions as a strategic member of the marketing and community engagement teams.
    • Facilitate or participate in staff meetings, planning meetings, and other meetings as required.
    • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders across the 5-county region.
    • Assist in tracking data and producing grant reports.

Qualifications

  • Experience working with the LGBTQ+ community and familiarity with issues of particular relevance to LGBTQ+ people, social justice, and civil rights policy preferred.
  • Experience in public relations, marketing, broadcast, digital media.
  • Experience in coordinating communications planning and executing media strategies.
  • Passion for learning and adaptability in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated experience using technology and data to drive marketing strategies and achieve desired results; demonstrated technical expertise with digital marketing tools, including WordPress, MailChimp, Google AdWords, and various social media platforms and aggregators such as Sprout Social, Buffer, and Hootsuite.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and group facilitation.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including government officials, volunteers, community members, and interns.
  • Strong writing and copy-editing skills; commitment to ensuring accuracy and quality in all communications materials and reports.
  • Familiarity with graphic design tools, including experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Canva, is strongly preferred.
  • Photography and videography experience, including editing short-form videos, is preferred.
  • Experience recruiting and mentoring teams of less experienced staff, interns, or volunteers.

Requirements

  1. Passion for the Center’s mission and work to create a region where LGBTQ people thrive and a commitment to follow all policies and procedures of the organization.
  2. Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or three years of direct experience may be substituted for formal education.
  3. Experience: Minimum of two years of relevant experience in public relations, marketing, community organizing, campaign management, or a related field.
  4. Computer/Office Equipment Skills: Superior proficiency working with Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and Teams.  database systems, and social media platforms and management tools.
  5. Availability: Flexibility in schedule is required to accommodate coverage of events and programs that occur in the evening and on weekends.
  6. Physical Demands:  The person in this position will be required to sit or stand for extended periods, move objects up to 25 pounds, operate office equipment, open and close filing cabinets and boxes, observe visitors, and communicate messages by telephone.
  7. Background Check: Offers of employment may be contingent on the satisfactory results of a criminal history and MVR background check.
  8. Work Authorization: Employees must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
  9. Drug-Free Workplace: The Sacramento LGBT Community Center is a drug-free workplace; employees may be subject to drug testing.
  10. Transportation: Access to reliable automobile transportation with a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is required. This position will be required to travel locally within the 5-county region and may be required to drive rented vehicles and/or our Mobile Outreach RV occasionally for outreach activities.

About the Sacramento LGBT Community Center

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center works to create a region where all LGBTQ people can thrive.  We support health and wellness, advocate for equity and justice, and work to uplift a culturally rich LGBTQ+ community.

Company

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento

Job Title

Corporate Engagement Manager

Salary

$30.00 – $32.00 per hour

Position Description

The Corporate Engagement Manager plays a critical role in securing financial resources through corporate engagement opportunities and strengthening the affiliate’s volunteer program. Reporting to the Director of Events and Initiatives and supporting the efforts of the Development Department, this position is directly responsible for raising approximately $750,000 per year by stewarding and soliciting supporters in our two-county region.

Responsibilities include directly managing the Volunteer Coordinator, growing Habitat’s corporate resources to meet the needs of our expanding nonprofit organization, event support, as well as the ability to exercise good judgement in a variety of situations. Must possess strong verbal and written communication, exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, be flexible to changing circumstances, and have the ability to maintain balance in a fast-paced work environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Fundraising (60%)
    • Secure $500,000+ annually through grant writing and solicitation of sponsorships for corporate engagement programs and build events such as Women Build, Rock the Block, and new home builds.
    • Manage a portfolio of corporate accounts and prospects, working to steward relationships and secure continued support for Habitat programs.
    • Develop, implement, and manage a new Playhouse Program, raising approx. $150,000 for the affiliate.
    • Ensure benefit fulfilment and stewardship activity for corporate partners, providing effective coordination for events, builds, and site visits.
    • Employ strategies to increase sponsorship support; seek opportunities for annual or multi-year levels of giving.
    • Raise the profile of the affiliate in the community by attending networking events for donor acquisition.
  • Volunteer Management (15%)
    • Oversee coordination and scheduling of corporate team volunteers.
    • Support the Volunteer Coordinator with corporate team engagement at events or on the job site.
    • Elevate the Habitat Volunteer Experience and work to create and deepen relationships with stakeholders.
  • Organizational Infrastructure and Department Support (25%)
    • Supervise the Volunteer Coordinator.
    • Manage Classy, the fundraising and crowdfunding platform for the affiliate, including support with invoicing and financial follow-ups.
    • Troubleshoot issues related to online platforms and portals as needed.
    • Ensure affiliate volunteer and donor data and activities are accurately documented and tracked in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge CRM database.
    • Event planning support for the department and affiliate.

Qualifications

  • At least two years of professional experience in corporate development preferably in fundraising or a nonprofit environment with a proven track record of managing people and process
  • Excellent project management skills with meticulous attention to detail. Strong planning skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, experience with grant writing and proposal development required.
  • High-level computer literacy, internet, and portfolio management; experience with donor databases, ideally Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and VolunteerHub preferred.
  • Must enjoy engaging with other people both online and in person.
  • Comfortable working with diverse members of the Habitat community, including homeowners, volunteers, and supporters with sensitivity.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

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