County of Alameda

Community Outreach Coordinator,Alameda County Children and Families Commission (#5012)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Children/Family Comm (067)
$36.13-$43.92 Hourly / $2,890.40-$3,513.60 BiWeekly /
$6,262.53-$7,612.80 Monthly / $75,150.40-$91,353.60 Yearly

Under general supervision, develops, plans, organizes and directs the Community Outreach and Media Relations of the Alameda County Children and Families Commission; and to do related work as required.


This one position classification reports to the Executive Director and functions as a member of the management team to provide accurate, comprehensive and timely information and recommendations regarding community outreach work and media relations to the Executive Director and the County Commission upon which final administrative decisions will be made.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Supervises Community Outreach related mailings.

2. Functions as the liaison between the State Commission's Media Organizations and the Alameda County CFC.

3. Develops a positive working relationship with local media, i.e., television, radio and print.

4. Generates talking points for Commission and staff members.

5. Prepares spokespersons for interviews.

6. Assists with the Community Grant Process.

7. Acts as a liaison between the community and the CFC.

8. Manages the program website and creates a Listserve.

9. Conducts and attends community meetings.

10. Makes public presentations.

11. Organizes media events (press conferences).

12. Staffs the Diversity and Community Outreach Committee, Media Committee and Bay Area Media Network.

13. Performs other related duties as required.


Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units) with major coursework in business or public administration, accounting, or a health care or social science.

(Additional experience as outlined below may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)


Equivalent to four years of full-time experience in community outreach, public relations, media and or marketing in the administration of a health care or social services program.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles of successful media relations.
• Organization and time management.
• Development of press materials.
• Conducting media training.
• Grants management.
• Database management.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• Strong writing and editing skills.
• Research and report preparation.

Ability to:

• Plan, organize, coordinate, supervise and manage the work of staff members in a modern office environment.
• Work closely and cooperatively with professional and support staff.
• Collect, compile, analyze and summarize varied information, propose and consider alternatives and reach sound conclusions.
• Explain and apply regulations and procedures in varying situations.
• Review documents for completeness, accuracy, appropriate authorization and compliance with regulations and procedures.
• Prepare clear and accurate reports, correspondence, procedures and other written materials.
• Represent the department and County in meetings with others.
• Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
• Maintain accurate records and files.
• Plan, assign, direct and review the work of others on a day-to-day basis.
• Exercise sound judgment within established guidelines, policies and procedures.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

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Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.