Employment Opportunity: Site Coordinator COVID Community Health Project


SITE COORDINATOR


COVID COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT (Oakland/Vallejo)

PART-TIME/Regular/Non-Exempt (approx. 15-19 hours per week)


Start Date: September 2022


Urban Strategies Council (Council) is an active leader and partner in COVID community

outreach and recovery work. We are funded to coordinate a regional (Bay Area) COVID

community engagement and collective impact program to increase vaccination rates and

COVID preparedness. The Council will assist the implementation of a short-term (through

12/31/22) project to increase COVID awareness and vaccination rates in the Bay area.

The Regional Program Director will coordination and facilitate communications and

collaboration between 11 organizations from the Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin,

San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Solano counties).

This position seeks a candidate with a background in community outreach and

engagement, collective impact strategies/implementation, group facilitation,

organizational collaboration, project management, and public health best practices. The

Site Coordinator will support Council staff in advancing regional collaboration and

communications, project management, volunteer recruitment, training for participating

organizations, reporting to funders, and other project-related activities. The Council will

hire one Site Coordinator for Oakland-based community partners (3) and one for Vallejo-

based partners (3).


Intellectual curiosity, solution-driven, commitment to the organization’s mission,

flexibility, and creativity within the position’s specifications are assets, as is knowledge of

the Oakland or the San Francisco Bay Area. This position requires a combination of

facilitation, research, analytical writing, and oral skills, communication skills, community

engagement and outreach, and public speaking. Applicants must have a solid ability to

juggle multiple projects.


ABOUT URBAN STRATEGIES COUNCIL (the Council)

Founded in 1987, the Urban Strategies Council (Council) is a regional anchor organization

dedicated to advancing economic, racial, and social equity in the Bay Area. Our mission is

to eliminate persistent poverty in the San Francisco Bay area by working with partners to

transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities. To achieve this

mission, we focus our work on increasing the knowledge, capacity, and strength of Black

and Brown leaders and organizations in the Bay area and dismantling systemic barriers to

opportunity for Black and Brown residents.


The Council works regionally and nationally to provide research, data and policy analysis,

strategic planning, program development and evaluation, capacity building and advocacy in

service of advancing equity. Our core competencies are research, community engagement,

collective action (through collaboration building), community leadership development, and

policy innovation/advocacy. Our work ranges from grassroots organizing support and

community leadership training programming, to local government consulting, community-

focused research, and advocacy on behalf of the communities we serve.


The Council offers a dynamic, exciting environment to apply your skills and to further

develop your experience in an organization with a strong reputation for quality research and

collaboration. We offer a hands-on, collaborative, professional work environment with a

team of passionate, experienced staff committed to their work and to our goals.


ABOUT THIS WORK

This position will provide project management and coordination support for a local

partnership of community-based organizations participating in the COVID Community

Health project. This effort is funded by the Sierra Health Foundation. This position reports

to the CCHP Regional Program Director.


SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

1. Support collective impact activities of a Bay Area regional collaborative to increase

COVID vaccination education and rates.

2. Develop data-driven storytelling products such as blogging, social media.

3. Outreach to vulnerable communities (focused on communities most impacted by

COVID).

4. Assist in project data gathering and reporting activities.

5. Train local community-based volunteers and partner staff on project strategy and

tactics.

6. Developing media, tools, stories to communicate CCHP project work to the broader

community.

7. Providing facilitation, training, and logistics support to regional collective action and

project partners.

8. Attend and participate in project meetings to develop and implement campaign

strategy.

9. Attend regional and state project meetings and report to USC/project partners.

10.Representing the Council in local, state, and national meetings related to the CCHP.

11.Support Regional Director on regional (Bay Area) campaigns and organizing work.

12.Develop and mobilize infrastructure to support ongoing activities including project

work plans, timelines, and division of labor.

13.Participate in fund development activities to sustain campaigns.

14.Develop internal and external written materials

15.Coordinate relevant outreach efforts to support CCHP campaigns and events.

16.Maintain and build relationships with CCHP project partners through ongoing

communication.

17.Administrative tasks such as note-taking, creating meeting agendas, scheduling

meetings, and communicating assignments and next steps to move the work forward

between meetings.

18.Other duties, as assigned


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education Requirements

1. Bachelor’s Degree (or relevant alternative educational experiences) required.

Desired fields of study fields of study, include Public Health, Public Policy, Planning,

Community Development, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Business Administration, or

other social sciences.


Required Experience

1. 2-3 years of relevant experience in project management and coordination.

2. 1-2 years’ experience in research, data analysis, and interpretation, and report

preparation.

3. Excellent written and oral communications, including experience with report writing

and public speaking/training programs.

4. Meeting facilitation and training skills.

5. Experience with online databases for data research, analysis, and report

development.

6. Use of social media for communications activities.

7. Strong administrative management skills (including network coordination).

8. Comfortable working with partners from diverse backgrounds (academia, policy,

technology, civil society) and with people from diverse ethnic, linguistic, and

economic backgrounds.

Desirable Experience

1. Group facilitation, meeting management, and public presentations.

2. Knowledge of public health datasets, policies, and best practices is a plus.

3. Experience in creating and implementing work plans for projects, work groups.

4. Experience developing new relationships and partnerships and the ability to identify

shared goals among a diverse group of stakeholders.


Desirable Characteristics:

1. Project management (PM) experience, including use of PM software.

2. Experience working with community-based organizations.

3. Organized, self-motivated, with great attention to detail.

4. Team oriented – brings a collaborative spirit to a team focused on advancing equity

outcomes and holding each other accountable.

5. Team oriented – brings a collaborative spirit to a team focused on advancing equity

outcomes and holding each other accountable.

6. Bi-lingual skills (written and oral) and/or bicultural competence a plus,


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This position is part-time (less than 20 hrs. week), non-exempt, and hybrid (remote and

in-person). The compensation rate based on experience and education is approximately

$35-38 per hour. Employee will not receive compensation for paid time off. Employees

accrue California-mandated sick time. This position is funded through 12/31/22. Start date:

Immediate.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER & COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY,

AND INCLUSION

Urban Strategies Council Is An Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will

receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual

orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, educational background,

protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. Black, Indigenous, and people of color,

LGBTQ identified people, undocumented people, formerly incarcerated people, or people

with family members of currently or formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged

to apply.


APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for the Site Coordinator position at the Urban Strategies Council, please send your

cover letter and resume to careers@urbanstrategies.org. Please put SITE COORDINATOR in

the email ‘Subject’ line. No phone inquiries please.


The Urban Strategies Council is an equal opportunity employer.

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