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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Public Affairs Director

  2/17/2021   San Diego Hunger Coalition
 Job Description        

Under the direction of the Chief Program Officer, the Public Affairs Director will be responsible for developing strategic opportunities for the organization to engage nonprofit partners & community leaders in advocacy efforts to strengthen food security across San Diego County. This position will work closely with a wide range of stakeholders, including state & local non-profit organizations, community members. & elected officials. This is a unique & exciting opportunity to take a leadership role in shaping policy on behalf of, & in close collaboration with, local community partners. Facilitated by SDHC, the Hunger Advocacy Network (HAN) is a collaborative of 19 health, housing & social services agencies working together to influence & advance state & federal policies to end hunger. HAN achieves measurable change by increasing awareness among legislators & the public about hunger in our region & creating a space for organizations to engage on & influence legislative policy.



• 5+ years of progressively responsible political experience as a campaign consultant, legislative aide, or senior policy advocate focusing on human services, social services or food security. • Extensive knowledge of and proficiency with local, state and federal legislative processes with demonstrated experience developing and directing sector-wide advocacy campaigns utilizing inclusive leadership with a focus on social justice and racial equity. • Experience building and managing a network of diverse stakeholders to create and execute a common political agenda. • Excellent organizational, administrative, and project management skills. • Must be goal‐oriented, self‐motivated, and able to demonstrate great individual initiative with an eye toward results. Highest level of time management skills and attention to detail are critical to ensure success in this role. • Must have own transportation and valid driver’s license. • Bilingual; Spanish language skills highly preferred.


 Additional Information        

See for full job description. Terms of Employment: SDHC’s salary and benefit standards are competitive and will depend on qualifications and experience. Full benefits include 80% of healthcare premiums including Employer-Covered Life Insurance, 401(k) with employer contribution, use of Paid Family Leave and generous vacation and holiday time. This position may involve occasional travel or attendance at events during non-work hours. PLEASE NOTE: SDHC Staff are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. No in-person meetings will be required of this position during the pandemic but will return when it is safe to do so. Application Process: Please submit your cover letter and resume to and put the words “Public Affairs Director” in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please. Deadline to apply: February 15, 2021.


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