Public Affairs Specialist

Oakland, CA
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Christina Clark

Job Description:

Seeking a Public Affairs Specialist to join a major healthcare client for a 4 month+ contract opportunity in Oakland.  Ideal candidate background: Formal communications experience, Experience in these settings: Public relations/public policy exp, Government, Non-profit experience, Any organization existing in the political space, Work will consist of creating content/digital assets targeting government officials.  Bachelors Degree required!

This person will join our client's Public Advocacy team working on a wide variety of projects.  We’re looking for team players, creative thinkers, and strong writers who can help communicate complex health policy topics to both internal and external audiences. This role will be responsible for tasks such as coordinating and editing high-level policy newsletters developed for senior leadership, monitoring health policy news and drafting daily digests, supporting issue-based campaigns and grassroots advocacy, building web and social media strategy, and crafting written collateral such as blogs, one-pagers, fact sheets, issue briefings, and other strategic policy assets. 

We’re looking for a candidate who is flexible, collaborative, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and is excited to support the client's mission. This temporary position could be a great first step for recent communications, public policy, or public health graduates seeking learning opportunities. The position will be initially set for six months with the possibility of extension.

Client Description:

Taking a position with our client gets you in with a leader in its field.

Our client is a five-star medical provider who, as an innovator, was the first in their industry to offer electronic health records. They’re constantly on the forefront of innovation in the healthcare field, both for their technical advances as well as for their community involvement. Volunteerism and community service are critical components of their approach to improving the general health in all of their neighborhoods.

Our client practices what they preach, and has a strong commitment to work-life balance and a healthy lifestyle. On many of their campuses you can find fitness centers, walking paths, as well as volleyball and basketball courts. Stay healthy while developing your career path!

Aquent places talented writers, digital designers and user experience candidates, as well as editorial candidates with this market leader every day in one of a number of locations throughout California We’ve had the benefit of twenty years of experience placing talent at this company and there is an extensive network of talent here, not only actively working for Aquent, but also now senior members of the organization who have been converted to permanent employees over the years.