We're Hiring: Public Engagement Coordinator : VFHY


Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

Public Engagement Coordinator

Position #00008

Anticipated Hiring Range:  $45,000 – $55,000

Richmond, Virginia

Eligible for partial telework

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) empowers Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by reducing and preventing youth tobacco and nicotine use, substance use, and childhood obesity.

VFHY is seeking a full-time Public Engagement Coordinator to connect community organizations and individuals through public relations/social media, educational opportunities, agency events, and serving on coalitions and workgroups.

Qualified applicants will have experience in preparing and placing messages on a variety of social media platforms, working with graphic designers, coordinating events, and serving on coalitions or workgroups. Applicants must demonstrate strong writing ability, social media skills, and interpersonal skills necessary to interface with a variety of individuals and organizations.

Major responsibilities of the position include:

  • Assist in the preparation of VFHY communications products
  • Engage and respond to followers across all social media channels
  • Serve as project manager for webinars and organization events
  • Host webinars for participants in collaboration with external presenters
  • Represent VFHY on a variety of external coalitions and workgroups

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in communications, writing, or similar degree.

At least one year of work experience in a related field.

Experience in using social media in a professional setting.

Experience in pulling data from social media, email, and website.

Experience in copy writing in a professional setting.

Experience researching to assist compiling talking points and fact sheets.

Experience in hosting meetings on a technology platform.

Experience interfacing with a variety of organizations and staff.


To be considered, a cover letter and resume must be e-mailed to Wilma Jordan at wjordan@vfhy.org Candidates selected for interview will be contacted upon completion of application screening.


VFHY is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and offers state benefits.


Closing Date: March 3, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply


It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

If you need accommodations as an applicant, please contact Wilma Jordan at wjordan@vfhy.org or (804) 786-7409.