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We are hiring for the following positions:

Communications Officer

Position Summary:

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) is seeking a Communications Officer. The Communication Officer will support the Executive Director and work collaboratively with BARHII’s Impact Managers and staff to guide the ongoing implementation and execution of the organization’s communication strategies, public relations, and social media initiatives. Communications activities will focus on support for our policy campaigns and regular organizational activities.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, detail oriented and has a passion for social inequity and social justice in the community. The candidate will have a proven fluency in traditional and digital media. This position will serve as a liaison between the community and the BARHII/Rise Together staff to coordinate and schedule a range of ongoing video, social, and Communications projects.

BARHII is a high energy, highly dedicated team of diverse professionals committed to health equity. BARHII offers a competitive salary, employer paid benefits, matched retirement, and an innovative co-working office environment.

About BARHII

BARHII is the coalition of the 11 public health departments in the Bay Area, founded to address the living conditions and power imbalances that have created decade-long differences in life expectancy by race, income, and neighborhood. Founded by highly regarded social justice minded public health directors– Arnold Perkins, Art Chen, Wendel Brunner, and Bob Prentice—BARHII uses an explicit racial justice lens to advance health equity. Each year, we convene several hundred Bay Area Public Health staff from large and small and rural and urban health departments.  Through a combination of training, best practices creation, and policy efforts; BARHII staff and members create best practices that drive innovations in the field and advance policy change to improve the living conditions that impact health.

Support for Public Health Departments:  Over the last 15 years, BARHII has become a leader in developing health equity resources and trainings, and over 1000 Bay Area government staff have been trained by BARHII in the last three years. The framework guides BARHII’s member health departments’ strategic planning processes and has been adopted by the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity as their guiding framework. The framework is also used in public health textbooks and departments outside of the state to define the importance of upstream interventions to reduce differences in life expectancy. Implementation guidebooks, including the BARHII Toolkit (which assesses public health department readiness for health equity) and the Social Determinants of Health Indicator Guide, support health departments to create systems change.   Additional publications outline healthy development and land use, housing affordability and health, climate resilience and health, and community engagement and power building.

Policy Efforts: Big challenges call for big solutions, and BARHII is dedicated to improving healthy living conditions so that people live longer, healthier lives.  BARHII’s health equity policy platform advances strategies for affordable housing, economic opportunity, and inclusive communities. We focus on research-based policies and innovative solutions at the state and local level that can have measurable impacts on the conditions that create health.  BARHII’s policy platform can be found here: http://barhii.org/barhii-legislative-policy-platform/.

About Rise Together

In August Rise Together joined the BARHII team adding a community arm to our health department membership. Over 200 Rise Together partners - businesses, government agencies, community/faith-based organizations, and non-profits - are pledged to harness their collective power. The Rise Together Roadmap to Cut Poverty highlights the need for programs and policies that effectively raise incomes, increase education and training opportunities, and ensure that basic needs are met for the Bay Area's most vulnerable populations. Rise Together creates the opportunity for the Bay Area region to shift the public narrative about poverty and leverage the power of the counties to speak with one voice, take collective action, and redefine what is possible for Bay Area residents.

About the Position

This versatile candidate will have a strong Media Relations skill set that can be applied to all areas of communications projects. The candidate will provide support in writing, editing, and dissemination of original materials to be used across a variety of print and digital communications for both internal and external audiences. The Communications Specialist will support BARHII in amplifying issues of inequity and the solutions that support the Bay Area’s low income, people of color, and other health equity populations. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Community and Media Relations

  • Serve as a liaison between members of the community and BARHII staff to coordinate and schedule a range of ongoing video, social, and Public Relations projects.

  • Conduct outreach, fostering and maintaining relationships with local, regional, and national media outlets in collaboration with the Executive Director and Impact Managers. 

  •  Identify strategic communication opportunities with internal and external partners.

  •  Work with BARHII Impact on event communications to leverage outreach

  • Represent BARHII at special events hosted by partner organizations and others. Partner, as needed, with BARHII’s Executive Director and staff to support internal communications goals and execution

  • Advanced the BARHII’s development by creating a range of content on community programming in the Bay Area

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with reporters and media outlets to provide information and education on BARHII’s platforms, policies, mission, and goals.

  • Represent BARHII at special events to promote the BARHII brand, the organization’s platforms and policies

  •  Develop and pitch Op-Eds and traditional print/digital media content related to social injustice, social inequity, and projects of BARHII and our partners to reporters, editors, bloggers, and social media influencers

Organizational Communications

  • Guiding the editing and production of BARHII’s newsletter and ensures they reflect high editorial, design, and production standards.

  •  Providing writing and editing support for reports, speeches, presentations, and other materials related to program and fund development.

  • Create communication strategies to aid in funder development

  •  Provide writing and editing support to the Executive Director and staff for reports, speeches, presentations, and other materials related to program and fund development

Original Writing

  • Combine marketing and digital media management skills to create and enhance company social media presences, including interacting with current audiences, building new audiences, promoting brand-focused interactive and engaging content, and expanding opportunities for revenue generation

  • Development and implementation of communications strategies to drive interest and understanding of BARHII’s core issues and interests, raise the image and identity of BARHII, and lift the work of its partners and funders

  • Guiding the strategic development and implementation of web-based content through the BARHII website

  • Create and support Opinion pieces that develop conversations that contribute and encourage media conversations that support the goals, missions, and values of BARHII.

  • Develop and create communication opportunities to successfully relate BARHII’S goals and successes to aid in funder development

Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Excellent writing and editing skills. Excellent oral communication skills. Experience in print production, event planning

  • Proven experience with marketing and media management as well as communications projects such as newsletter, Op-Eds, websites, and social media technology

  • Experience coordinating media and communication events

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred but experience can be substituted for a degree.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Commitment to and connection with the Bay Area communities who experience health equity challenges is highly desired, but not required. Spirit of cultural sensitivity, humility, and inclusiveness is required.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to provide copy/editing support to Executive Director and Impact managers on reports, written communications and other projects

  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to create and present content for release to press, print media and digital media platforms

  • Ability to facilitate and/or support event coordination and management in coordination with Executive Director and Impact Managers

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

This position reports directly to BARHII’s Executive Director, and works collaboratively with BARHII members and staff, elected officials, vendors, and other advocacy partners to advance health equity. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must be able attend media and communication events and transport materials as necessary

 

 ENVIRONMENT:

  • The position is a full-time position that works 40 hours per week

  • This position based in a high-rise office building in Oakland, CA. The position requires work inside 95% of the time in an office environment. Due to Covid-19, this position is indefinitely working remotely

  • This position requires up to 6 hours a day of computer screen time

  • The position requires infrequent work on the evenings or weekends

  • The position requires frequent travel to other Bay Area locations, as well as occasional travel outside the Bay Area.

EEO Note:

BARHII is a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

To apply, please send an e-mail to Hiring@BARHII.org.

Administrative Specialist

Position Summary:

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) is the coalition of the Bay Area’s governmental public health departments. This unique collaboration of public health officials, senior managers and staff have come together to transform public health practice to eliminate health inequities. BARHII is a forum in which health departments teach and learn from each other, as well as use the principles of evidence-based public health and the collective influence of local public health officials to advance policies that promote health equity. The Administrative Specialist is an essential member of the BARHII team. The successful Administrative Specialist coordinates office functions to ensure an efficient, organized, professional delivery of high-quality programs, services, and events. This position will support and the program and administrative teams through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication.

About BARHII

BARHII is the coalition of the 11 public health departments in the Bay Area, founded to address the living conditions and power imbalances that have created decade-long differences in life expectancy by race, income, and neighborhood. Founded by highly regarded social justice-minded public health directors—Arnold Perkins, Art Chen, Wendel Brunner, and Bob Prentice—BARHII uses an explicit racial justice lens to advance health equity.

Each year, we convene several hundred Bay Area Public Health staff from large and small and rural and urban health departments. Through a combination of training, and policy efforts, BARHII staff and members drive innovations in the field and advance policy change to improve the living conditions that impact health.

Support for Public Health Departments: Over the last 15 years, BARHII has become a leader in developing health equity resources and trainings. Over 1,000 Bay Area government staff have been trained by BARHII in the last three years.

BARHII’s health equity framework guides our member health departments’ strategic planning processes and has been adopted by the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity as their guiding framework. The framework is also used in public health textbooks and departments outside of the state to define the importance of upstream interventions to reduce differences in life expectancy. Implementation guidebooks, including the BARHII Toolkit (which assesses public health department readiness for health equity) and the Social Determinants of Health Indicator Guide, support health departments to create systems change. Additional publications outline healthy development and land use, housing affordability and health, climate resilience and health, and community engagement and power building.

Policy Efforts: Big challenges call for big solutions, and BARHII is dedicated to improving healthy living conditions so that people live longer, healthier lives. BARHII’s health equity policy platform advances strategies for affordable housing, economic opportunity, and inclusive communities. We focus on research-based policies and innovative solutions at the state and local level that can have measurable impacts on the conditions that create health.

BARHII is a high energy, highly dedicated team of diverse professionals committed to health equity. We support work-life balance with a 35-hour (4 day) work week, competitive salary, employer paid benefits, matched retirement, and an innovative co-working office environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

General Duties and Project Management Roles

  • Ensure collegial atmosphere by answering and directing phone calls, providing general support to visitors, and supplying networking receptions Office Calendar, Scheduling, and Systems

  • Manage complex appointment scheduling between busy parties. - Manage office calendar, including organizing and scheduling meetings and appointments. - - Ensure organized, efficient office operations by developing and maintaining an electronic filing system, booking travel arrangements, submitting and reconciling expense reports, submitting information for contracts and billing

  • Events and Meetings- Support maintenance of annual calendar, including sending invitations by deadlines, making food orders, managing set up and take down, and ensuring staff have scheduling adequate meeting preparation -Ensure high functioning meetings by providing copying and meeting set up support, complete thorough and accurate meeting minutes - Track attendance and evaluation of events; create user friendly simple reports for staff and board review

Copy Editing and Communications

  • Copy Editing and Formatting including graphic design support for BARHII reports. Coordinate communications, including maintaining contact lists, assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports and newsletter, and completing basic website updates

  • Provide ongoing graphic design support for BARHII Reimbursements, Billing, Finance, and reports to ensure professional presentation of external BARHII facing materials

  • Ensure professional communications by proofreading and distributing correspondence memos, letters, newsletters, faxes and forms

Office Systems

  • Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies

  • Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques

  • Implement record keeping and storage systems, including Salesforce database system to track event attendance and funder outreach.

  • Manage document storage and organization on Sharepoint

Other Duties as Assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 3 years of administrative support experience in a busy, high functioning office atmosphere

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

  • This position requires ability to work independently and candidate is expected to work scheduled hours, Mon – Friday 9am – 5pm. including attending multiple video meetings and/or conference calls.

  • Graphic design support and/or willingness to learn this required skill within first three months of position

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational and planning skills and the persistence to see tasks through to completion

  • Highly Detail Oriented

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Basic website design skills desirable, but not required

  • Knowledge of newsletter software programs such as constant contact desirable, but not required

  • Commitment to and connection with the Bay Area communities who experience health equity challenges is highly desired, but not required. Spirit of cultural sensitivity and inclusiveness is required

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

The Administrative Specialist reports to BARHII’s Senior Executive Assistant and Office Administrator, and works collaboratively with BARHII members and staff, vendors, and other partners to advance health equity.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must be able to move around the office at least 5 times per day to deliver mail, set up for meetings, and carry materials. Must be able to work independently on the computer, including attending multiple zoom video and/or conference calls.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position will onboard and operate virtually until at least Spring 2021. After that, this position may revert back to an in-person position based in an office building in Oakland, CA

 

The position will extremely rarely be required to work on the evenings or weekends (Saturday and Sunday). - The position requires work inside 95% of the time in an office environment. - The position sometimes requires travel to other Bay Area locations. This position may also require in travel to Southern California up to two times per year. No travel will be required before Spring 2021, due to COVID-19 precautions.

EEO Notes

BARHII is a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application

To apply, please send an e-mail to Hiring@BARHII.org.

Development Director

Position Summary:

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) is the coalition of the Bay Area’s governmental public health departments. Our unique collaboration of public health officials, senior managers and staff was formed to transform public health practice in order to eliminate health inequities. Through BARHII, local health departments teach and learn from each other, as well as use the principles of evidence-based public health and the collective influence of local public health officials to advance policies that promote health equity. 

 

BARHII’s Development Manager/Director will work closely with BARHII’s Executive Director to manage our annual fundraising operations. The successful applicant will co- design our annual development plan, supervise the grants calendar, complete significant grant writing, submit proposals, and complete all contracting when grants are awarded. The successful applicant will have significant experience in grant writing and exceptional project management skills. 

BARHII is a stable organization with a strategic focus on sustainability. BARHII raises approximately $2 million annually through a healthy mix of foundation grants, membership dues, and earned revenues. 

We are a financially strong organization, and this position will help us plan now for any changes we might expect during the coming 3-year period. We seek to create strategy now, before we need it, to plan for the uncertainty that may arise in the post COVID and recession environment. The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director to “see around the next corners” in the fund development landscape, identify opportunities in the current environment and help us continue to move strongly in advance of our mission. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Development Responsibilities

  • In partnership with Executive Director, establish 3 year fund development goals, potential donors, and fund development strategy. Customize these goals to the current economic moment.

  • Establish and manage annual fundraising and communications calendar, including deadlines for grant reporting and applications, as well as communications tasks.

  • Conduct donor prospecting and support Executive Director in making contact with new funders aligned to our mission.

  • Submit approximately two to four grant applications monthly and all program reports as required.

  • Supervise and manage the contracting for all awarded grants, including timely development of deliverables and follow up with contracting entities to complete timely contracting in accordance with regulatory requirements and agreements.

  • Ensure collegial atmosphere by answering funder inquiries, providing general support to funder and requests.

Other Duties as Assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Director position will require at least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience, including primary responsibility for the entirety of an organization’s fund development operations.

Entry level development candidates will not be considered.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated experience successfully raising funds from private foundations, corporations and/or government agencies. Some experience raising funds for an intermediary, rather than direct service organizations, preferred but not required.

  • Demonstrated success attracting new donors that become term organizational champions.

  • Exceptional grant writing skills, including experience creating summaries of new program areas.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills and ability to maintain ongoing focus on annual calendar.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Highly detail oriented, especially in managing deadlines and producing written materials.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • Basic website design skills desirable, but not required.

  • Commitment to and connection with the Bay Area communities who experience health equity challenges is highly desired, but not required. Spirit of cultural sensitivity and inclusiveness is required.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Reports directly to BARHII's Executive Director and works collaboratively with BARHII members and staff, vendors, and other partners to advance health equity.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The position is a full-time position that works 32 hours per week via telecommute.

  • This position receives full benefits, a competitive salary, and generous leave policies.

  • The position requires significant computer work.

EEO Notes

BARHII is a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application

To apply, please send an e-mail to Hiring@BARHII.org.

 
 

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