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Building Healthy Communities Merced Position Opening

posted Jul 11, 2014, 3:39 PM by Valley Onward

Building Healthy Communities Merced Position Opening

Job Title:        HUB Communications Specialist

Reports to:    HUB Manager

Location: Merced, CA, includes travel within Merced County: South Merced, East Merced County.

Status: Full-time, exempt position, grant funded through February 27, 2015. 

Compensation: Salary of $37,000 per year plus benefits.

Deadline: July 18, 2014

About Building Healthy Communities Merced

Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a 10-year strategic effort funded by The California Endowment (TCE) aimed at improving the health status of communities in fourteen California sites. BHC is working to create healthy communities through policy and systems change driven by intentional resident engagement and systems partnerships.

Job Description: 

The Hub Communications Specialist serves as the media contact and spokesperson for the Building Healthy Communities Hub. The position’s primary function is to provide day-to-day media support and coordination of publicity and public relations related to the Hub, BHC and TCE, as they relate to the Southwest Merced/East Merced County site. He or she also assists with other project-related activities as needed.

Given the nature of the work, this position requires flexible hours including work on some evenings and weekends. The Communications Specialist will be expected to make the position his or her top priority and to arrange a work schedule that reflects that level of commitment.


The communications specialist’s role is to identify all critical audiences, both internal and external to the Hub Collaborative. He or she ensures that all important messages are transmitted using a wide range of media channels with an emphasis on feedback, inclusion, transparency and outreach.



Please submit a cover letter, resume and names and contacts of 3 job references.

1. Cover letter explaining why you are applying for the position and your experience working with collaborative to achieve community-wide goals.

2. Resume

3. One page writing sample – English

4. Sample Press Release

5. Sample News Article

6. Sample Blog or Newsletter

7. One page writing sample – Spanish (optional)

8. 3 professional references – profession, address and phone numbers


Only complete electronic submissions will be considered.

Please submit to:


Valley Onward,
Jul 11, 2014, 3:39 PM