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Marketing Specialist Extra-Help
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County of Sonoma | Larkfield, CA
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Job Description

oin us. Use your initiative and creativity to develop, organize, and implement marketing projects that promote the Community Development Commission's (CDC) mission to create access to affordable housing!

Starting salary up to $35.21/hour*. Candidates with English/Spanish bilingual skills are encouraged to apply!

As the CDC's Marketing Specialist you will design and evaluate campaigns to successfully market our objectives, services, and events by promoting the public's understanding of our mission – to open doors to permanent housing opportunities. This position will play a lead role in online engagement and community visibility, as well as the development of internal communications, marketing, and branding. Responsibilities will also include:
  • Writing and editing newsletters and releases, web-content, blog posts, and other user content
  • Coordinating media relations by identifying news opportunities, pitching stories, and coordinating interviews
  • Developing internal, written, and visual presentations for CDC staff
The ideal candidate for this position is a highly organized team player who has a passion for improving our community, can work well in a deadline-driven environment, and has multiple years of public relations experience developing and coordinating community outreach events. They will also have experience:
  • Researching and developing public information and marketing content through meetings with officials, staff, outside experts, and the interpretation of staff reports, planning documents, and other technical files
  • Writing, editing, implementing, and evaluating strategic messaging, social media content, digital marketing strategies, and print communications campaigns
  • Coaching staff on how to better engage the community, and researching and securing speaking opportunities
  • Taking photographs, creating videos, and coordinating photo/video projects with outside contractors
  • Collaborating with external partners to promote joint projects
This position is in the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, which is a separate entity from the County of Sonoma, and not within the Sonoma County Civil Service System.


Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County con
*Salary is negotiable. Bilingual positions require English and Spanish skills at either the basic (conversational) or fluent (reading, writing, and conversational) level. A bilingual examination will be conducted prior to employment to confirm level of skill. The bilingual premium pay of $1.15 cents per hour begins upon the assignment of a bilingual caseload.



Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of education and/or experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed.

Education and Experience: Normally, a Baccalaureate degree with emphasis in public administration, communications, journalism, public information, education, marketing or closely related field AND two years of full-time experience in marketing, public relations, or event management activities.

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