Strategic Communications Officer

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Post Date: Aug 31, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $112,398.78 – $155,474.80
Location: US - California - Alameda County
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Strategic Communications Officer
First 5 Alameda County
Salary: $112,398.78 – $155,474.80 annually, DOE/DOQ

First 5 Alameda County (First 5) seeks a Strategic Communications Officer to lead the communication of the Agency’s approach and role. First 5 is a public agency focused on the First five years of a child’s life. First 5 works to build an early childhood system of care that centers equity, narrows disparities rooted in racism and classism, and ensures all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed. We use a Place, People Policy framework to advance strategies, programs, and partnerships that improve child and family conditions related to Neighborhoods, Health & Well-Being, Learning and Care, and Family. As part of our commitment to equity, we incorporate diverse voices and experiences in our work through partnership with parents/caregivers, providers, and community-based organizations.

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The Strategic Communications Officer will oversee a team of communications staff, fellows, interns, consultants, and other individuals as needed. This position should have a deep understanding of and commitment to equity to guide and evolve communications. They will provide the vision, direction, and execution of internal and external communications that promote and articulate FSAC’s strategic initiatives. They will serve as the lead strategist for developing communication plans that cultivate the public face of First 5 as well as support internal alignment with agency vision and strategies. This individual will have technical knowledge of media, marketing, and communications, using this knowledge to advance internal communications strategies to support change management as well as policy advocacy for the organization. The ideal candidate will be a strong project manager, working with and inspiring their team to spearhead simultaneous projects and campaigns.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. The combination of training and experience must clearly demonstrate possession of the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
•        Track 1: Minimum eleven years of full-time progressively responsible experience in communications, public/government affairs, journalism, and/or community/corporate relations or a related field; OR
•        Track 2: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field and a minimum of seven years of full-time progressively responsible experience in a related field; OR
•        Track 3: Master’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field and minimum of five years of full-time progressively responsible experience in a related field
•        Strongly prefer experience supervising professional-level staff

For first consideration, apply by October 5th by completing an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:
?        Email to:
?        541-664-0376
?        866-929-WBCP (9227) – toll-free

Save the Dates:
?        The first and second rounds of interviews will be virtual via Zoom and take place on November 2nd & 4th. The final round of interviews will take place in person on November 14th.

Contact Details
Name: Wendi Brown
State/Province: Oregon
Country: United States
Ph: 5416640376