VIEW JOBS1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM2019-04-14T00:00<p>Through research, policy initiatives and strategic assistance to colleges and their workforce development partners, Career Ladders Project (CLP) works to strengthen the role of community colleges in fostering educational and career advancement for Californians. Established by the Board of Governors of the CCC, CLP works with state leadership and policymakers to promote expansion and replication of successful projects and to identify and implement systemic policy changes that can better support effective practices toward student achievement. </p> <p>The CLP office is located at 678 13th Street, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612. CLP operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the non-profit auxiliary for the California Community Colleges. </p><p>CLP is looking for a communications coordinator to draft and help produce and manage internal and external communications for CLP in all formats, including print publications, news posts on our website, social media posts and campaigns, program communications, event communications, photography, and more.</p><p><strong>Essential Job Results </strong><strong>and Duties/Responsibilities include:</strong><br></p><ul> <li> <strong>Writing short, compelling news posts and program content:</strong> Write about CLP’s work, upcoming events, people we serve, and people and organizations we collaborate with; help select and draft content for monthly newsletter; attend events and interview external stakeholders and CLP team members, as assigned, to gather information for news posts and program communications </li> <li> <strong>Managing and developing social media presence of CLP, and implementing CLP social media strategy:</strong> Plan and draft posts; interact with followers and colleague organizations; plan and coordinate social media chats and campaigns; draft and circulate monthly reports on CLP’s social media engagement </li> <li> <strong>Managing CLP communications calendar and production:</strong> Maintain editorial calendar; with project deadlines and scope in mind, work out task lists with achievable timelines; seek new vendors as needed and communicate with vendors about project requirements </li> <li> <strong>Helping build CLP communications operation:</strong> Help develop a style guide and apply stylistic standards; help ensure brand continuity; create and maintain media list; monitor media coverage of CLP and related topics </li> </ul><p><strong>Requirements</strong></p><p><strong>Education, Skills and Experience</strong></p> <p>The following qualifications are required:</p> <ul> <li>At least two years of writing and editing experience in journalism or a nonprofit setting</li> <li>Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills; ability to digest technical or bureaucratic language and suggest alternative ways to convey the same content</li> <li>Excellent research and information management skills and attention to detail </li> <li>Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, creatively, and accurately </li> <li>Ability to work independently and collaboratively, and to seek and respond to feedback </li> <li>Proficiency with major social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)</li> <li>Proficiency with Google Drive applications and with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint </li> <li>Knowledge of AP style and professional communications standards</li> <li>Dedication to racial and economic equity and Interest in education policy </li> <li>Bachelor’s degree </li> </ul> <p>The following qualifications are highly desirable:</p> <ul> <li>Experience in a public education environment (as a communications professional, educator, or journalist) </li> <li>Demonstrated skill in developing policy-oriented social media presence </li> <li>Experience in a deadline-driven environment or as a project manager </li> <li>Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese </li> </ul> <p></p> <p></p><p><strong>Physical Requirements</strong></p> <ul> <li>Ability to work at a computer workstation for periods up to 4 hours at a time.</li> <li>Ability to speak on the telephone for a total of up to 3 hours per day.</li> <li>Ability to sit for up to 3 hours without breaks at meetings.</li> <li>Ability to walk and stand for up to 4 hours without breaks at program site visits and meetings.</li> <li>Ability to lift and move a minimum of 40 pounds</li> <li>Ability to travel occasionally, as described above</li> </ul> <p></p> <p><strong>Working Conditions and Travel</strong></p> <p>Occasional local or overnight travel by land or air within the state of California. </p><p><strong>Benefits</strong></p><p><strong>Compensation</strong></p> <p>The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The excellent benefits package currently includes paid holiday, sick, and vacation leave; medical, dental, and vision insurance and more; along with a generous defined benefit retirement plan (California Public Employee Retirement System – CalPERS).</p>Career Ladders ProjectOaklandCA
VIEW JOBS1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM2019-04-09T00:00Description:
In addition to the responsibilities listed below, this position is responsible for overseeing public relations and media relations that promote and protect Kaiser Permanente's brand image and reputation. This position develops Public Relations and/or Communication strategy for the organization, serves as the primary PR liaison and expert with other parts of the organization and senior leadership, provides expert level consultation, evaluation, and guidance on PR-related issues and priorities, serves as an organizational spokesperson with media and external stakeholders, and approves taking points, statements, and other responses to mitigate potential negative press. This position is also responsible for serving as a thought leader and key strategist for the planning and execution of major organization-wide initiatives, overseeing crisis communication prevention/media responses for significant issues, establishing and maintaining relationships with news media representatives and other health care and community stakeholders, and creating and executing the external strategy and positioning for key senior leaders.
Models and drives continuous learning and maintains a highly skilled and engaged workforce by aligning crossfunctional resource plans with business objectives; overseeing the recruitment, selection, and development of talent; motivating and empowering teams; building organizational capacity and grooming high potentials for growth opportunities and advancement; staying current with industry trends, benchmarks, and best practices; providing guidance and leadership when difficult decisions need to be made; and ensuring performance management guidelines and expectations drive business needs.
Oversees the operation of multiple units and departments by identifying customer and operational needs; analyzing resources, costs, and forecasts and incorporating them into business plans; engaging strategic, crossfunctional business units to champion and drive support for business plans and priorities; translating business strategy into actionable business requirements; obtaining and distributing resources; setting standards and measuring progress; anticipating and removing obstacles that impact performance; addressing performance gaps and implementing contingency plans accordingly; ensuring products and/or services meet customer requirements and expectations while aligning with organizational strategies; serving as a subject-matter expert and trusted source to executive leadership; and providing influence and consultation in the development of the larger organizational or business strategy.
Oversees complex communication activities by ensuring team members provide support to internal and/or external stakeholders; managing and maintaining vendor relationships; reviewing and approving communication activities; defining and communicating the KP brand to ensure positive reputation and recognition; ensuring communications align with KP standards; and ensuring communication activities and performance metrics are documented and tracked.
Directs and oversees the development of strategic communication plans by directing consultation with key clients and stakeholders to identify business objectives, key performance indicators, and communication requirements; analyzing, reviewing, and synthesizing data and information; ensuring input and resources are obtained to fulfill communication plan objectives; ensuring plans are aligned with the organizational strategy; directing project scope and schedules; creating and managing budgets and resources; identifying and leveraging appropriate audiences and channels; influencing key stakeholders and leadership on strategic direction; and ensuring strategic support on a variety of organizational initiatives.
Oversees the implementation of communication efforts by consulting with stakeholders or vendors on change management and implementation strategies; assessing effectiveness of communications and making modifications as necessary; monitoring key performance indicators and ongoing effectiveness of communications; ensuring communication plans are implemented on time, on budget, and within agreed upon specifications; and resolving critical issues on a 24 hour/on-call basis as needed during the implementation process.
Directs and oversees communications across multiple business functions by creating, reviewing, revising, and approving complex content for KP communications programs and projects; overseeing the production of communications materials; ensuring final communications align with KP communication plans; and ensuring content is consistent with the Kaiser Permanente brand and editorial guidelines in terms of tone, manner, and messaging.
Directs complex projects or project components by identifying and managing stakeholder contacts; assembling teams based on project needs and team member strengths; developing, analyzing, and managing project plans; negotiating and managing project schedules and resource forecasts; and overseeing project financials and deliverables.
Minimum twelve (12) years of directly related experience in communications, writing, marketing, or a directly related field required, to include a minimum of seven (7) years experience in Media Relations or Public Relations.
Minimum eight (8) years of managerial related experience required, to include four (4) years experience managing operational or project budgets and a minimum of four (4) years supervisory experience.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, english, humanities, business, social science, or related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field required.
High school diploma or General Education Development required.
License, Certification, Registration
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Five (5) years of experience in social media content creation and measurement.
Three (3) years of experience in issues management.
Five (5) years of professional experience in the development of digital or multi-media content.
Five (5) years of professional experience in community management and the development of social media content.
Three (3) years of experience working in an organization with union represented employees.
Two (2) years in health care or another heavily regulated industry (e.g., Banking).
Five (5) years experience in change leadership or communications support.
Six (6) years project management experience.
Six (6) years experience working in a matrixed organization.
Master's degree in communications, journalism, english, humanities, business, social science, or related field preferred.
Primary Location: California,Oakland,Ordway One Kaiser Plaza Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Director/Senior Director Job Category: External Affairs / Relations Department: Communications Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
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VIEW JOBS1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM2019-04-09T00:00Description:
This Senior Director role will lead communications strategy to support Kaiser Permanente's national Growth & Affordability strategic business goals.
Responsible for providing complex communications strategy, management, consultation, planning, implementation and recommended solutions for the Kaiser Permanente organization, functions, programs and projects across a broad variety of internal and external audiences (KP leaders, employees, influencers, media, members, consumers, etc.) to support organizational business strategies and to promote and protect the KP brand.
Provides oversight and/or leads communications strategies and tactics that support the growth and market strategies essential to KP's strategic plans, revenue, membership and margin goals. Managers provide strategic thinking and leadership skills that enable teams to: identify and optimize business solutions through strategic communication leadership; evaluate findings and make formal recommendations to a number of stakeholders including up to C-level KP executives; design communications strategies that optimize KP business strategies, programs and priorities; bring forth technical/content expertise (competitive intelligence, business acumen, sophisticated communications strategies, tools and techniques); mentor/review/approve team member communications recommendations and work on a variety of topics.
Incumbents would advise and/or manage team members whose work includes strategic communications leadership, planning, and tactical implementation in both day-to-day and high-risk situations. Selects, develops, evaluates, coaches, and advises personnel.
Major Responsibilities: it is assumed that each higher level job will be proficient in & be capable of performing the duties of the lower levels in the job family.
* Partners with senior KP leadership and serves as a business and communications adviser and strategist to senior executive(s) in support of broad-reaching enterprise-wide business goals and strategies.
* Applies business knowledge and communications expertise to develop and lead communications strategies that advance enterprise-wide business objectives including high-risk issues and situations.
* Develops and monitors organization/business performance metrics and acts when needed.
* Drives communication programs and initiatives involving multiple business areas and targeting broad-based internal and external audiences.
* Engages and coordinates across executive stakeholders and subject-matter experts to ensure strategic business objectives are supported through integrated communications programs that represent stakeholder perspectives and meet business needs.
* Serves as liaison with other national business units (e.g., Government Relations, Labor Relations, Legal, Compliance) to develop communications strategies and tactics that meet necessary regulations and requirements to effectively promote and protect the organization's reputation.
* Sets and effectively manages communications program budgets.
* Develops scope of work for enterprise wide projects, sequencing, defining value proposition, setting strategic direction & priorities for the team.
* Provides oversight, coaching and guidance to management-level staff including managers and director levels not necessarily under their direct responsibility.
* Acts as member of PR and Communications leadership team to contribute to overall department strategy and performance.
* Serves as backup to the PR/Comms VP.
* Determines and establishes organizational structures and supervisory relationships, subject to executive management approval.
* Has budget responsibility.
Minimum twelve (12) years of experience in PR, Communications or similar roles.
Minimum four (4) years of management experience.
Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, public relations, business administration or related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Extenstive experience providing advice and counsel to C-level senior executives and managing / advising on confidential, high-risk and/or highly sensitive content.
Advanced knowledge (broad expertise or unique knowledge) of communications and stakeholder policies, practices and systems.
Develops advanced communications techniques, and standards.
Develops new communications applications based on professional principles and theories.
Applies advanced principles, theories, and concepts.
Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
Demonstrated ability to plan and manage complex projects: ability to work effectively
with team members and C-level senior executives under tight deadlines.
Viewed as a communications expert within the industry.
Superior skills in the areas outlined under manager/senior manager.
Seven (7) years of management experience preferred.
Master's degree preferred.
Primary Location: California,Oakland,Ordway One Kaiser Plaza Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Director/Senior Director Job Category: Communications Department: Strategy Communications Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
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