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Sr Public Affairs Representative

Primary Location Oakland, California Worker Location Onsite Facility Oakland Hospital Job Number 1251972 Date posted 02/01/2024
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Job Summary:

Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with community organizations, business groups, government agencies and KP facility leadership to help achieve PA objectives. Helps develop and implement PA programs in the Area providing direction and support on community relations, government relations, communications and community benefit programs. Represents KP in the communities, building support for PA objectives. Sets own daily priorities to meet established PA goals and objectives. Enhances KPs image in the community by developing and promoting area, region wide or program community relations programs that demonstrate the organizations commitment to its social mission. This is the third job in a three level Public Affairs generalist ladder. At this level, the representative works on projects of complex and diverse scope which require in-depth analysis. Projects assigned are broad in scope and may involve multiple functional areas or stakeholders. Representative works with minimal supervision and exercises judgment within broadly defined policies in developing and implementing strategies for results.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with community organizations, business groups, elected officials, community leaders and government agencies. Represents KP in the communities. Assists with identifying community boards for leaders to serve on community boards

  • Analyzes, interprets and develops solutions for complex issues in support of departmental and organizational objectives.

  • Collaborates with Communications to develop and implement communication strategies, initiatives, and tactics to promote organizational messages to key internal and external audiences.

  • Manages projects including developing work plan and producing deliverables and coordinates with other stakeholders. Develops collateral materials, provides training on representing KP in the community at events

  • Builds partnerships with community groups, businesses and consumer advocates. Identifies opportunities for new partnership and programs with internal and external groups. Facilitates active participation among KP staff and physicians in community events and volunteer opportunities in support of KPs community relations and community benefit activities

  • Participates in policy development of community and facility programs that support departmental ¬†and organizational objectives. Coordinates and oversees events (e.g., VIP visits, health fairs, community events, Spare the Air Campaign); Implements KP philanthropic strategies Solicits, reviews and recommends grants and donations to qualified community programs
Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in community relations, communications, public relations or health policy. 


  • Bachelors degree in government relations, community relations and/or health policy OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A
Additional Requirements:

  • Thorough understanding of the communities KP serves in the Area and established relationships.
  • Significant understanding of the health care environment and local government dynamics.
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent project management, organization and consulting skills.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in community relations, not-for-profit community health organization or public relations preferred.
  • Masters degree preferred.
Primary Location: California,Oakland,Oakland Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-09|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Oakland Hospital - Hosp Admin-Bus Strategy&Fin - 0208 Pay Range: $91500 - $118360 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest