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Sonoma Clean Power is a not-for-profit public agency, which is the default electricity provider for Sonoma County. SCP offers Sonoma County local control, choice, cleaner electricity, lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower prices. 

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Current job openings listed below.

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR FLIER

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Salary Range:  $55,000 – $80,000 (annual)

(Bilingual/Spanish fluency desired) 

For a complete description and information on how to apply, please visit www.sonomacleanpower.org   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is the locally controlled electricity provider in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.   SCP is a non-profit agency, independently run by member cities and the Counties of Sonoma and Mendocino, representing the unincorporated communities.  SCP needs extraordinary committed individuals to join the team and help us transform our communities into a renewable energy hub.  Please visit our web page to learn more about this exciting opportunity!  

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under direct supervision of the Director of Public Affairs & Marketing, the Communications Coordinator has a wide range of responsibilities including, but not limited to: assisting with marketing projects, planning and implementing community outreach events, education efforts, fielding media inquiries, promotional and customer service copywriting, press release writing, tracking and monitoring, social media coordination and monitoring, graphic design, website content management. Includes cross-training with Customer Service for assistance with responding to customer service billing questions.

Qualified candidates should be outgoing, a self-starter, and friendly, dependable, professional, positive, and able to work in a team environment or independently with limited supervision.  This person should be flexible and work on projects with a solutions-based style.  The coordinator attends public meetings and public and private events on a variety of issues as assigned, interacts with internal and external SCP stakeholders including members of the public, customers, and elected and appointed officials.

THE SONOMA CLEAN POWER AUTHORITY IS AN EEO/ADA EMPLOYER

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COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR SPECIFICATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Salary Range:  $55,000 – $80,000 (annual)

(Bilingual/Spanish fluency desired)

This class specification indicates, in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the responsibilities of employees hired to work in this classification.  The job functions described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee.

DEFINITION

Under direct supervision of the Director of Public Affairs & Marketing, the Communications Coordinator has a wide range of responsibilities including, but not limited to: assisting with marketing projects, planning and implementing community outreach events, education efforts, fielding media inquiries, promotional and customer service copywriting, press release writing, tracking and monitoring, social media coordination and monitoring, graphic design, website content management. Includes cross-training with Customer Service for assistance with responding to customer service billing questions.

DISTINGUISHING   CHARACTERISTICS

This position class is distinguished by its responsibility for providing direct support to the Director of Public Affairs & Marketing.  The Communications Coordinator should be outgoing, a self-starter, and friendly, dependable, professional, positive, and able to work in a team environment or independently with limited supervision.  This person should be flexible and work on projects with a solutions-based style.  The position is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of SCP’s public, community, and customer programs and outreach efforts.  The coordinator attends public meetings and public and private events on a variety of issues as assigned, interacts with internal and external SCP stakeholders including members of the public, customers, and elected and appointed officials.  As a representative of SCP, the position requires the ability to communicate clearly in all forms, and the ability to speak publicly to small or large groups with a positive, professional demeanor.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of any position and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Assist with public relations efforts (media inquiries, scheduling interviews, press release writing/proofing, press coverage tracking, posting to website)
  • Tracking and reporting/metrics (web, social media and public relations)
  • Directs and participates in the maintenance of a calendar of public meetings, events and various functions for assigned staff; coordinates activities with the Executive Assistant to the CEO, other SCP divisions and the public
  • Acts as a liaison at events and outreach efforts (administration of events, setting up/attending and interfacing with the public/breaking down events, posting to website, etc.)  Includes maintenance of tracking documents
  • Tracks and records information about SCP sponsorships, events, and meetings, including attendees, types of events, costs, contact information for vendors; provides periodic reports regarding cost benefit analysis of the overall effectiveness of outreach and marketing efforts
  • Assists in the development, design and preparation of SCP marketing, customer facing and educational materials, including graphic design, layout and copywriting
  • Social media:  primary project specialist for SCP’s social media platforms (two Facebook accounts, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter), includes drafting recommended language, posting and producing reports/metrics
  • Customer Service backup (provide support at times for customer service billing questions) at SCP events
  • Assists with marketing/promotional efforts (includes testimonial photoshoots, tracking and maintaining SCP promotional items)
  • Website/Content Management System (CMS) – includes updating website through CMS as needed, includes monthly reporting via Google Analytics.
  • Performs other duties and related responsibilities as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge:

Office organization and management, records maintenance and filing systems

Modern Office procedures, methods and equipment including but not limited to computers and applicable software applications such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, web CMS

Graphic design/desktop publishing software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

Outreach and promotional techniques including event planning and effective promotional strategies and programs

Background/understanding of primary social media platforms for business (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.)

Ability to:

Understand the mission and functions of the Authority sufficiently to explain to other agencies and the general public

Ability to write corporate and marketing communication pieces, craft posts and plan corporate social media efforts

Ability to travel to and attend/represent SCP at a variety of community/outreach events including daytime, evening and weekends

Work independently, using good judgment and initiative in carrying out assignments; Set goals and priorities and carry out multiple assignments concurrently

Respond in a tactful and professional manner to inquiries, including telephone and in person, from members of the public, elected officials, directors, and other interested stakeholders; Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with SCP staff and those contacted during the course of work

Maintain confidentiality and use discretion in the release of information; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions

Communicate clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing (biliterate English/Spanish, preferred)

REQUIRED   QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:  A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent coursework in Marketing, Communications, English or other applicable field.

Experience: A minimum of one to three (1 – 3) years of increasingly responsible experience performing administrative duties in a public relations, communications, event planning, or marketing/social media position.

License:

Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record at the time of hire.

PHYSICAL AND WORKING   CONDITIONS

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

ENVIRONMENT.  Normal office environment with exposure to computer screens.  Work may be performed at public events (fairs, business-to-business events, meeting rooms, farmers’ markets, etc.) with moderate noise and will require some evening and weekend work.  The noise level in the work environment is usually typical of an office environment and public events.

PHYSICAL.  While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms. Employees are occasionally required to walk, and stand for prolonged periods; stoop, bend, kneel and twist; and may lift up to 40 pounds.  Employees must be able to communicate in person, in writing, by telephone, and represent SCP in various settings, with management, coworkers, vendors, consultants, and the public.

 VISION.  See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and operate assigned equipment.

HEARING.   Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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INTERN FLIER

INTERN – PROGRAMS

(Extra-help)

Salary Range:  $15.00 – 20.00 (hourly, DOE) (20 hour per week minimum)

(Bilingual/Spanish desirable)

For a complete description and information on how to apply, please visit www.sonomacleanpower.org   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is the locally controlled electricity provider in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.   SCP is a non-profit agency, independently run by member cities and the Counties of Sonoma and Mendocino, representing the unincorporated communities.  SCP needs extraordinary committed individuals to join the team and help us transform our communities into a renewable energy hub.  Please visit our web page to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under direct supervision of the Director of Programs, the SCP intern has a wide range of responsibilities including, but not limited to: assisting with transportation electrification efforts, special topical projects, economic modeling, spreadsheet analysis, and contract research and administrative tasks.  The Intern may be assigned to assist any SCP manager, as needed.

DISTINGUISHING   CHARACTERISTICS

This position is distinguished by its responsibility for providing direct support to the Director of Programs and other Programs staff.  This Intern should be outgoing, a self-starter, dependable, and able to work in a team environment or independently with limited supervision.  The position is responsible for assisting with analytical projects as assigned.

THE SONOMA CLEAN POWER AUTHORITY IS AN EEO/ADA EMPLOYER

INTERN SPECIFICATIONS

INTERN – PROGRAMS

(Extra-help)

Salary Range:  $15.00 – 20.00 (hourly, DOE) (20 hour per week minimum)

(Bilingual/Spanish desirable)

This class specification indicates, in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the responsibilities of employees hired to work in this classification.  The job functions described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee.

DEFINITION

Under direct supervision of the Director of Programs, the SCP intern has a wide range of responsibilities including, but not limited to: assisting with transportation electrification efforts, special topical projects, economic modeling, spreadsheet analysis, and contract research and administrative tasks.  The Intern may be assigned to assist any SCP manager, as needed.

DISTINGUISHING   CHARACTERISTICS

This position is distinguished by its responsibility for providing direct support to the Director of Programs and other Programs staff.  This Intern should be outgoing, a self-starter, dependable, and able to work in a team environment or independently with limited supervision.  The position is responsible for assisting with analytical projects as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Basic office organization, inventory, records maintenance and electronic filing systems.

Modern office procedures and equipment including but not limited to computers and applicable software applications such as Microsoft Word, Office and Power Point, with advanced skills in Excel.

Understand the Mission and functions of the SCP Authority sufficiently to explain to the general public.

Be flexible and adaptable to change in a fast-paced environment.

Respond in a tactful and professional manner to inquiries, including telephone and in person, from members of the public, directors, and other interested stakeholders.

Maintain confidentiality and use discretion in the release of information; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

REQUIRED   QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training Guidelines

Current or graduated college student with the emphasis of study in a field such as engineering, environmental sciences, economics or finance.

License:

Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record at the time of hire.

PHYSICAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

ENVIRONMENT.  Normal office environment with exposure to computer screens.  The noise level in the work environment is usually typical of an office environment and public events.

PHYSICAL.  While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms. Employees are occasionally required to walk, and stand for prolonged periods; stoop, bend, kneel and twist; and may lift up to 30 pounds.  Employees must be able to communicate in person, in writing, by telephone, and represent SCP in various settings, with management, coworkers, vendors, consultants, and the public.

VISION. AND HEARING – See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and operate assigned equipment.  Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.