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Maricopa County Department of Public Health
Maricopa County Department of Public Health

Communications Supervisor - Health Equity


Full Time


Phoenix, AZ
April 29, 2022
$62,504.00 - $95,472.00 Annually
May 9, 2022

Job Description

About the Position

Are you ready to join a team of innovative individuals passionate about improving Maricopa County residents’ health? Look no further and apply to become a Communications Supervisor - Health Equity.

As the Communications Supervisor - Health Equity, you will lead a team responsible for developing and executing strategic communications initiatives that meet the varying health literacy needs of the many populations we serve. This position will work closely with staff supporting community-based agencies funded by MCDPH to improve policies, systems, and environments that disproportionally impact specific segments of the community.


Position Qualifications

We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.


• Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, public administration, or a related field


Three years of experience leading public relations/communications initiatives - OR - a combination of post-secondary education and/or job-related experience may substitute for the minimum qualifications on a year-for-year basis.


Our Preferred Candidate has

• Four or more years of experience developing and executing communications strategies with proven results

• Two or more years of supervisory experience

• Experience serving in a public relations/communications/marketing role with under-resourced populations in Maricopa County (including but not limited to refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities)

• Proficiency in Spanish, American Sign Language, or any other non-English language


Essential Job Tasks

The tasks listed are a representation and not an all-inclusive list of essential job tasks for this position.

Strategic communications planning:

• Work collaboratively with Healthy Equity Supervisor and Health Equity Grant Administrator to ensure Health Disparity grant deliverables are met

• Support regional health disparity project teams with developing and executing a communications plan for each of the five county regions, and ensure each plan aligns with operational objectives

• Use data; feedback from Department staff, partners, and residents with lived experience; and other data sources to develop, assess, and improve communications strategies

Emphasizing underserved populations:

• Work collaboratively with Offices of Epidemiology and Community Empowerment to identify underserved populations and develop targeted communications and messaging strategies for identified populations

• Support Public Health Equity Coordinator with communications to Public Health staff

• Provide communications support to Public Health teams working with diverse populations and partners

Supervising staff:

• Supervise the diversity communications team, including defining goals, strategies, and tactics for individual contributors as well as for the team overall; establish performance metrics for employee evaluation

• Work with staff to troubleshoot and solve problems

• Align communications efforts implemented by direct reports working on different initiatives

• Work with others in the Office of Communications and Marketing to ensure alignment across department communications efforts

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