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Team Fletcher is Hiring! LGBTQ+ Community Representative

06/29/20

Job Title:

Community Representative                                               

Summary:

This position serves as an integral part of a dynamic, team-focused organization. This position acts as a liaison between the Supervisor’s Office and constituents, county staff, community organizations, and local governments; forms effective relationships and maintains contact with community members; monitors pertinent local issues; communicates with and responds to inquiries and articulates the Supervisor’s position on matters affecting the county.  The Community Representative attends community events and meetings; conducts constituent services and casework; acts as a liaison to the LGBTQ+ community and other communities/organizations as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Serves as the representative for the Supervisor by attending events and meetings on his behalf; which may include public speaking or certificate presentations;

  • Attends events and meetings on behalf of and with the Supervisor. Briefs the Supervisor beforehand on important contacts and issues;

  • Responds to constituents both verbally and through written communication as to the Supervisor's position on legislation or issues;

  • Keeps up to date on district issues by reviewing media sources and constituent input on a daily basis, as well as through regular contact with key community leaders and regularly attending community group meetings, events, etc.;

  • Performs constituent services and casework as needed;

  • Reviews community requests for letters of support and recommendations and advises Director of Community Engagement as needed;

  • Maintains up to date files on county-related issues of importance to the office as well as weekly and monthly metrics of community communications;

  • Works a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends; and

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Reliability and strong attention to detail;

  • Flexibility, initiative, good judgment, and discretion;

  • Ability to communicate effectively to different audiences, including elected officials, various levels of County management and members of the public;

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment with tight time constraints;

  • Energetic and motivated with interest in local activities and services and how they impact the community;

  • Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;

  • Experience using Microsoft and Google Office Suite;

  • Strong familiarity with social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram;

  • Proficiency of Microsoft applications; and

  • Bilingual communication skills are highly desirable although not required.

Requirements:

  • Equal to two (2) years of full-time, progressively responsible professional experience that demonstrates your ability at providing communications, outreach, public relations, marketing, and/or other relevant public service support.

  • Equal to two (2) years of experience representing a governmental, business, or legislative policymaker in liaison activities involving a defined constituency or serving a community action organization in its liaison with governmental entities.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Commensurate Upon Experience. Benefits include; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account; Defined Benefit Pension Plan; Transit Pass Voucher; Vacation and Sick Leave. 

 

Qualified Applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to Heidi.Martinez@sdcounty.ca.gov