Exemption Status: Non-Exempt Full-time
Hourly Rate: $24 + DOE (Depending on Experience)
This position reports to the Director of Child & Family Development and participates as part of First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning Powered by Interface Children & Family Services. Under the general direction of the Director of Child & Family Development, and in coordination with the Chief Program Officer, Director of Placed Based Services, Program Evaluator, and First 5 Program Manager (of Quality and Technical Assistance), the Project Specialist will support the development and execution of a communications strategy to support the successful implementation of Neighborhoods for Learning, advocacy efforts, and project strategic plan. They will serve as the principal communications strategist for the project. They will lead and implement communications strategies: community forums, Advisory Board, intra agency networking, print and social media, social marketing and public education campaigns, video development, events, collateral materials, etc. They will be a strategic partner with agency leadership and all staff on effectively promoting the work of the Neighborhoods for Learning creating and sustain leveraged partnerships between community and county agencies, networks, and funders. The Project Liaison will attend local community meetings and conduct meetings as needed. Collaborative and successful teamwork, cultural competence, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills, are essential for the position.
- Design and implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy that supports the Neighborhoods for Learning.
- Participate in Neighborhoods for Learning strategic planning and outline external and internal communications goals, audiences, messages, effective tactics, and evaluation.
- Implementation of communications strategies that informs of the work of the Neighborhoods for Learning. Assists with communications and referral support to parents and families qualifying for parent education, early intervention, and family support services.
- Participate in community and program outreach strategies to improve public awareness of Neighborhoods for Learning services and priorities. Provides support through personal contacts. Invites parent community stockholder participation in program opportunities.
- Supports creation of compelling and high-quality, multi-lingual content for press, website, blogs, newsletter, collateral outreach materials, reports, and other written and video material. Ensure quality and consistency of project messaging.
- Support production, produce and distribute internal messages/talking points for staff.
- Oversee development of the Neighborhoods for Learning website by creating, editing, publishing, and tracking content, and keeping information relevant, up-to-date, and engaging for target audiences.
- Create content and monitor analytics for social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube; research and expand social media presence on additional platforms.
- Responds to requests for resource information and parent support. Assists in the development and implementation of program-oriented community projects. Assists with enlisting parent and community partners in program activities.
- Participates in public awareness activities. Maintains information and communication flow between parents and community partners. May attend community-based programs and events to keep up-to-date with trends and be more familiar with other resources.
- Map service networks, and support network restructure and transfer. Function as a program liaison for all project partners and participants.
- Provides routine feedback to Director and CPO of child and family needs.
- Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in communications, child development, public health or related field or demonstrate equivalent experience. Advance degree preferred. At least two years experience developing and managing comprehensive communication efforts in a government agency or advocacy, non-profit or philanthropic organization. Experience networking and collaborating with families and community partners desired. Experience and comfort mapping community networks and resources, and developing materials and processes requiring multiple language; Spanish fluency, both oral and written is preferred. Must be 21 years of age or older. Successful background and criminal clearance required, including but not limited to, California Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Proof of a valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation, automobile insurance and maintain an acceptable driving record as required by our insurer.
If you are interested in this position, please do the following:
- Email or mail a letter of interest.
- Include your resume noting the title of the position in the subject line.
Interface Children & Family Services
Attn: Kim Mora, Human Resources Director
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Suite I
Camarillo, CA 93012