Job Posting: Communications Coordinator


Communications Coordinator

$5,684.00 - $7,114.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/23/2024

Job Description and Duties

This position is eligible for teleworking under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California, but some in-office work may be required. 

California’s long-awaited statewide Cradle-to-Career Data System has launched. You can help build a statewide system that brings together existing data with an aim of addressing barriers to opportunity from early learning, through K-12, college, and career. 


We are hiring a Communications Coordinator to support the implementation of C2C’s communications, marketing, and brand strategy. The incumbent will work in collaboration with the Deputy Director, Communications on the planning and execution of strategies that grow C2C’s audience and deepen community engagement to improve educational outcomes in California.


About the Role

As the Communications Coordinator, you will be a primary contributor to C2C’s digital media and stakeholder communications, media relations, and event facilitation. This includes:

  • Maintaining C2C’s editorial calendar, online engagement with key stakeholders, and creation of social media content;
  • Serving as a contact for all media and formal information contacts for C2C; and
  • Supporting the planning, coordination, and execution of in-person and virtual events to promote C2C’s various tools with a goal to increase community engagement and involvement.


We are a remote-centric team. This position is expected to work from our Sacramento office or participate in in-person engagement events (statewide) an average of two days per week.


Candidates new to State service should expect that their starting salary will be consistent with the start of the salary range for the position and eligible for general salary increases and merit salary adjustments as applicable. Our team is happy to answer questions about salary and benefits.


About You

The following captures your approach:

  • You are drawn to work that is grounded in values like equity, transparency, collaboration, accountability, and curiosity
  • You have a passion for improving the lives of all Californians, including empowering students, community members, researchers, and policy makers with actionable information and data systems 
  • You have practical experience writing or editing content for publication
  • You enjoy having a visible role in public meetings and being hands-on with meeting logistics 
  • You are highly organized and skilled at project managing multiple workstreams at the same time
  • You enjoy working collaboratively within an organization and across organizations

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Communications Coordinator
$5,684.00 - $7,114.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Office of Cradle-to-Career Data (C2C) is a recently established office working to build a new statewide data system that will provide tools to help students reach their goals and deliver information on education and workforce outcomes. The office is building a suite of user-friendly resources focused on early learning through K-12 and higher education, as well as on the financial aid and social services that help students reach their goals. The vision is to foster evidence-based decision-making to help Californians build more equitable futures and empower individuals to reach their full potential.
Department Website:

Special Requirements

You must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). You need to provide direct responses to each of the numbered items. You must include the numbered item followed by your response. Include specific examples of your education, training, and/or experience. Limit your SOQ to two (2) pages, single-spaced, twelve-point Arial font.

1. Describe your experience implementing a communications strategy to drive your organization’s mission and expand its audience. Detail your role creating public and stakeholder messages and materials such as websites, email marketing, and social media. Please include your benchmark for success and how you tracked those metrics.

2. Describe your experience coordinating and executing in-person or virtual events. What strategies are effective for increasing community engagement and involvement? Please detail how you tracked the success of events and how you used data to inform your next event.

Note: If you do not follow the instructions, you may not move forward in this recruitment. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of the SOQ.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 2/23/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Attn: Human Resources Office – Mari Rodriguez
1515 S Street
North Building, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95811

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Human Resources Office – Mari Rodriguez
1810 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - If you are basing your eligibility on education, provide your unofficial transcripts. If you are using foreign transcripts, you must provide a transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation must state the number of units to which the foreign course work is equal. You will need to submit official transcripts at the offer stage. If you are not basing your eligibility on education, do not provide your unofficial transcripts. Select Choose/Upload for the required document. Then select Bypass File.
  • Statement of Qualifications - You must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). See the Special Requirements section for instructions.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Experience coordinating and scheduling public meetings
  • Experience providing public information to individuals who do not speak English as their preferred language
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (active listening, verbal, and written skills)
  • Ability to be tactful, diplomatic, professional, and courteous, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize effectively and manage time and projects while handling multiple priorities
  • Ability to show up and navigate diverse (multilingual and multi ethnic) spaces and communities, cultural competency


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Mari Rodriguez
(916) 273-9206
Hiring Unit Contact:
Lesley Taylor
(916) 208-8493

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
RA Coordinators
(916) 324-3235
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Application Information

When completing the State application, STD 678, you must include a description of the duties performed for each position held. You may not move forward in this recruitment if you write “See Resume."

Redact confidential information from all documents you submit for this position. Confidential information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Social security number (CalCareers removes this from the first page of the State application, STD. 678, upon submission)
  • Birthdate
  • Student identification number
  • Driver license number (unless required)
  • Basis of eligibility
  • Examination results
  • LEAP status
  • Marital status
  • Age
You can apply in one of three ways:
  • Online (preferred),
  • U.S. mail, parcel deliver or courier service, or
  • In person
We may fill additional positions from this recruitment. This position is pending budget approval.

Examination Information

We have a three-step guide to a state job.

You must pass an examination to become a state employee. State examinations measure your skills and experience. When you pass an examination, you become list eligible, which allows us to consider you for this appointment.

Before you start the examination:

  • Review the sample questions in the examination bulletin.
  • Have your resume handy. You will need it during the examination.
The examination starts with a series of questions. They confirm you meet the minimum qualifications.

Take the online INFORMATION OFFICER I (SPECIALIST) exam to become list eligible for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail