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Public Health Associate III – Funding Development Specialist (The City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services)

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Public Health Associate III (Full Time/ Unclassified)

Funding Development Specialist- Collective Impact and Operations Bureau

$26.027 – $35.344 per hour

Department of Heath & Human Services


The City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services, Collective Impact and Operations Bureau, is recruiting for a Funding Development Specialist (Public Health Associate III) position. Reporting directly to the Bureau Manager, the position is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for securing sustainable funding for the Department and collaborative initiatives. This position is located at the Main Health Department, 2525 Grand Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815.



  • Researches potential new grant opportunities and funding sources.
  • Develops proposals to government agencies (federal, states, and county) and foundations.
  • Keeps detailed documentation regarding grant schedules, solicitations, and awards.
  • Keeps updated research on data and trends regarding relevant social issues (i.e. homelessness, poverty, affordable housing, and mental illness).
  • Keeps current with agency client demographics, stories, and data analysis to successfully communicate needs of the participants.
  • Understands the Department’s programs and funding needs, and coordinates closely with program managers to oversee department grant assessment process.
  • Develops a comprehensive public awareness marketing strategy and works with staff and volunteers on its implementation.
  • Creates a strong presence for the Department in the local area, in coordination with the Public Information Officer and other staff, through public service announcements, social media, special events, news releases, and other media initiatives.
  • Contributes to the organization of content and images for updates on the web and contributes to the creation and distribution of newsletters and reports.



  • Four years of progressively complex experience in fundraising and grant writing, with a record of success in expanding resources through cultivation and stewardship of partners.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Public Policy, or closely related field.



  • Superior persuasive writing and presentation skills with the ability to inspire others and articulate the mission, goals, and activities of the Department with passion and enthusiasm.
  • Superior project management skills – including planning, analysis, decision making, problem solving, and ability and willingness to multi-task.
  • Superior initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills with the ability to lead individuals and teams in setting and achieving goals.
  • Ability to see possibilities in a collective impact framework.
  • Ability to convene and facilitate internal and external partners toward productive partnerships.
  • Strong ability to apply an equity lens to position proposals for maximum community impact.
  • Calm, organized, patient, diplomatic, and confident demeanor in working with staff.
  • Advanced attention to detail and accuracy in all work.
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, and familiarity with database management.
  • Professional experience with social media platforms.


This recruitment will remain open until filled. To be considered, please apply online under “Current Openings” with your cover letter, resume, proof of education, writing sample, and responses to supplemental questions as PDF attachments at:


Applications will be reviewed for depth and breadth of experience, and for level and relatedness of education. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further selection procedures. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.


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