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Communications Coordinator

Open Space Authority

Communications Coordinator

San Jose, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description

    The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority seeks a skilled Communications Coordinator to tell the story of conservation in the Santa Clara Valley and to support the Authority’s communications and media program.


    You have a passion for storytelling, for delivering excellence, and you want to help protect and preserve open space lands. You are skilled at cultivating ongoing relationships with colleagues and partners across all departments to communicate their initiatives and accomplishments at the Authority to a variety of audiences, from the general public to more topically informed audiences. You are a passionate storyteller and skilled writer who is able to creatively integrate research and narrative to engage the reader and convey the value of the Authority’s work. You are experienced with writing for a variety of platforms such as websites, newsletters, social media, and print collateral, and possess a dynamic writing style that you can draw from in this creative position.

    You are excited by the opportunity to work on the implementation of the Authority’s audience engagement plan, to innovate how the Authority communicates with the diverse community we serve. Your professional strengths include attention to detail and the ability to track multiple projects across multiple deadlines. With a helpful nature and positive attitude your team can rely on you to provide consistent support for tasks such as meeting coordination, database management, and collateral inventory tracking.

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  • Qualifications


    The ideal candidate will possess the skills, education, and experience needed to be successful in this position. For example:

    • Minimum of two years of college-level coursework and two year’s working experience in communications, journalism, public relations, or related fields. Bachelor’s degree highly desired.
    • Excellent writer and storyteller demonstrated across multiple platforms.
    • Excellent grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word and Outlook.
    • Familiarity with Adobe Suite is highly desired.
    • Experience working in database systems, such as a CRM.
    • This position is required to take and pass a pre-employment background check.

    Additional Information


    The salary range for this full-time, non-exempt position is $34.02 to $41.35 hourly, depending on experience and qualifications. To complement this salary, we offer a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their dependents – we cover 100% of the cost for these premiums. We participate in CalPERS retirement programs as well as offering a separate 457 Plan for tax deferred retirement savings. A basic life insurance policy is provided to all eligible employees with the option to purchase additional personal insurance benefits.


    All application materials must be received prior to June 15, 2020, at 5:00 PM. To be considered for this opportunity, submit your application materials including cover letter and resume at the application link provided below. Portfolio or written work will be requested of qualified candidates. Resume should reflect years and months of employment.