Public Health Division Communications Coordinator

Organization/Company Name: 
Washington County
Position Description: 

JOB #2020-31

Are you a collaborative and team-oriented communications professional? Are you committed to efficient and effective service delivery? Are you a creative individual with strong writing and graphic design skills? If so, Come Lead with Us at Washington County as our Public Health Communications Coordinator in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)!

Washington County's Public Health division works to protect individuals and communities against the spread of disease, injuries and environmental hazards while promoting and encouraging healthier lifestyles. We have a new opportunity for a seasoned communications professional to assist our staff in sharing information about our valuable work with the community.

The Public Health Communications Coordinator will develop, support, monitor and evaluate a division-wide comprehensive public health communication plan. They will coordinate with staff on the marketing and communications needs of program areas including promotion of community participation and feedback. The Coordinator will maintain and update internal and external communication by collecting and curating content from all program areas to share in multiple formats (internet, intranet, e-mail, newsletters, etc.). As part of the regular duties, they will provide trainings and updates to staff on communication and media issues. In concert with the HHS Department Communications Coordinator, they will support marketing and public relations communications including print, video, social media and media events. During emergencies and in response to emergent issues, they will support emergency-response communication.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Public Health or health-related fields.

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Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
$6,099.54 - $7,412.87 Monthly

Washington County offers employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

The ideal candidate will have strong writing and graphic design skills with the ability to produce strategic communication pieces for the division, including press releases, newsletters, website content, etc. The individual must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively work with persons from diverse backgrounds and be committed to County and department diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. They should have experience in a variety of communication channels/platforms including email marketing, social media and video. They should be self-motivated, have good time management skills with the ability to juggle projects and meet deadlines.

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Bachelor's Degree in communications, public relations, or related field; AND

One (1) year of professional experience in public relations, community outreach, communications, public information programs, or related work within a complex organization.

If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted. 

155 N. First Ave., Suite 270, MS 11
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
Same as the Employer Address
Application deadline: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020