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17 Aug 2022

Full-Time Education and Outreach Coordinator (Mitigating Fire Risk)

City of Orinda – Posted by [email protected] Orinda, California, United States

Job Description

Are you an energetic and passionate communicator, able to collaborate across organizations and inspire people to act?  If you care about reducing the impacts of climate change and keeping our community safe from wildfire, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

About the Position: Orinda’s Education and Outreach Coordinator is a newly created full time position with a community-wide focus on educating residents and motivating them to mitigate fire risk.  Funded by Measure R, a sales tax voted in by the residents of Orinda to protect lives and property in our town, this position is an opportunity for a creative and highly productive professional to truly make a difference.

The person in this role will partner closely with other organizations such as the Moraga Orinda Fire District (MOFD), the Orinda Firewise Council, Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Orinda schools and parents’ clubs and others to create, coordinate and disseminate information to the public and media.  This individual will be a linchpin in sparking community action and will be a critical success factor in many of our programs.

The Ideal Candidate:  The ideal candidate for this position is a marketing and communications or community building professional who is a superstar in raising brand awareness and motivating individuals to act.  Our Education and Outreach Coordinator will be passionate about keeping the people and places in Orinda safe from wildfire.  They are a self-starter who will use creative and innovative techniques to educate the public about the opportunities afforded by Measure R funds and build a broad coalition of like-minded stakeholders for collaborative outreach.

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Position Requirements:  All City of Orinda employees are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s core values including serving the public, being respectful and accountable, maintaining professionalism, and demonstrating responsibility.

The City seeks a creative, team-oriented, proactive individual who can clearly demonstrate that they have the stated background and competencies.  Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  In addition to the minimum qualifications below, the successful candidate must have an intuitive understanding of the intersection between policy, communications, and community outreach.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing or a related field.

Experience:  3+ years’ experience in best practices and modern techniques of community education, outreach, marketing, and public affairs – both traditional and digital.

License:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.

Special Requirements:  Ability to travel to different sites and locations including outdoor field sites as required to complete project duties and tasks.  The Coordinator will occasionally be required to work nights and/or weekends for scheduled committee meetings, community engagement events or unplanned emergencies.

How to Apply

  • Apply online at this link: Education and Outreach Coordinator | CalOpps 
  • Qualified individuals must submit an online application, a cover letter and the required supplemental questionnaire responses online at
  • Deadline: September 13, 2022

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: emergency preparedness and fire prevention. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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