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Special Projects Coordinator 

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About the Organization One of the nation's leading 501(c)3 nonprofit fiscal sponsors, PHFE has served nonprofit and government agencies since 1968. PHFE's staff provides a wide spectrum of nationally recognized infrastructure and support expertise. With Fiscal Sponsorship, Infrastructure Management, and Consulting Services, nonprofit and government agencies are able to reduce administrative overhead, improve accountability and spend more time and funding on programming and service delivery.

PHFE's services help make communities healthier and make a difference in the lives of millions of people served by our government and nonprofit clients.  
Location CAS083 - Los Angeles, CA  
Program Name Reducing Childhood Obesity  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $38.69 Per Hour  
Open Date 1/23/2013  
Travel Requirement >10%  

Through the collaborative efforts of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP), Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Programs (MCAH) and various other county and community partners, the Reducing Early Childhood Obesity program is a community-based project geared towards public education, skills-building and environmental change.  This campaign focuses on the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating among the nearly one million LA County children ages 0-5, their families and the communities where these children reside.

PHFE/DHP is seeking a Special Projects Coordinator for the Reducing Childhood Obesity Project.  The Special Projects Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Project Director by providing oversight and direction related to special projects under the community settings initiative.


  • Assist the Project Director Substantially and effectively by providing oversight and direction related to special projects that support the community settings objectives, including areas of community involvement, outreach efforts and grant management.
  • Interact with community agencies, county and SPA staff in the representation and development of strategic goals.
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, briefings, presentations, and responses on strategic issues as appropriate.
  • Participate with the Project Director and other senior staff in strategic planning, program development and problem resolution of complex issues and needs.
  • Attend high-level agency meetings and attend and preside over other meetings as assigned by the Project Director.
  • Collaborate, coordinate and communicate with key programs within the DCIP and other units in DPH.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Project Director.
Position Requirements


  • Content expertise in nutrition and physical activity promotion.
  • Content expertise in early-childhood development, programs, resources and relationships with key, local stakeholders.
  • Experience working in a government agency.
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to relationship-building, both internally and externally.
  • Excellent written and oral communications.
  • Computer literate and skilled in use of use of MS Windows-based programs, including Microsoft (MS) Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Four (4) years of experience in a staff capacity analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems of organization, program, procedure, budget, or personnel.  One year of which must have been at the level of the County of Los Angeles class of Assistant Staff Analyst, Health Services or higher.


Possess a valid California driver’s license and/or ability to secure timely transportation for off-site travel to a variety of community sites throughout the region.



Stand                                       Frequently

Walk                                        Frequently

Sit                                            Frequently

Handling / Fingering                Occasionally

Reach Outward                      Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder          Occasionally

Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend     Not Applicable

Lift / Carry                               Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

Push/Pull                                 Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

Talk/ Hear                               Constantly

See                                          Constantly

Taste/ Smell                            Not Applicable

Not Applicable                      Not required for essential functions

Occasionally                          (0 - 2 hrs/day)

Frequently                             (2 - 5 hrs/day)

Constantly                             (5+ hrs/day)



General office setting, indoors temperature controlled, and travel outside to offsite locations.


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