Public Affairs Coordinator – Berkeley – Essential Access Health

Essential Access Health (Essential Access) is seeking a Public Affairs Coordinator to be a member of our collaborative public affairs team. The Public Affairs Coordinator supports the development and implementation of public policy and communications strategies to achieve and advance our mission and strategic goals. The Public Affairs Coordinator reports directly to the Vice President of Public Affairs and works out of our office in Berkeley.

Essential Access champions and promotes quality sexual and reproductive health care for all. We achieve our mission through an umbrella of programs and services including advanced clinical research, provider training, clinic support initiatives, advocacy and public awareness programs and campaigns. Incorporated in 1968, Essential Access has offices in Northern and Southern California with 70 employees and an organizational budget of $25 million.

As the administrator of the federal Title X (ten) program in California, Essential Access supports the delivery of family planning and related services at nearly 65 health care organizations collectively operating nearly 345 health centers and serving more than 1,000,000 low-income and uninsured women, men and teens annually in 38 of California’s 58 counties. The Essential Access Title X network – the nation’s largest and most diverse Title X system – includes a broad spectrum of service organizations, including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), city and county health departments, stand-alone family planning health centers, and school-based clinics.

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Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Track legislative, budgetary and administrative priorities
Draft and disseminate action alerts, policy updates and fact sheets, and monthly policy e-newsletter, The Course of Action
Maintain and grow email database
Write press releases and op-eds and update editorial calendars
Monitor media placements and manage media lists
Create content for social media platforms and websites
Support digital data collection and reporting and search engine optimization activities
Coordinate the design and printing of promotional materials
Identify outreach opportunities and conduct outreach efforts as needed
Additional duties and administrative support for the department, as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Successful candidate must be mission-driven and passionate about protecting and expanding access to sexual and reproductive health care for all
Minimum of two years experience in public policy and/or communications in the sexual and reproductive health or related field
College degree, with a focus on political science, marketing and/or communications
Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills and attention to detail
Excellent verbal, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines
Strong understanding of media/social media and the current political landscape
Ability to adapt quickly to change and adjust well to shifts in priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
Proficient graphic design skills and comfort using design tools and other platforms
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
Must be able to travel up to 10% within California

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, two writing samples and salary requirements to:
Essential Access Health
Attn: HR Department
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 600
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Essential Access offers a competitive salary + benefits.
Essential Access is an M/F, Disabled, and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

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