Job Description:

The Media Specialist will work in partnership with community leaders in City Heights in the design and on-going implementation of media campaigns and communication's plans. The Media Specialist analyzes the audience, develops media campaigns and media opportunities in mainstream and ethnic media channels, manages content on the Mid-City CAN website and social media sites, develops communications strategies for a highly diverse audience in multiple languages, manages graphic design and video, provides media education and training to community members, and other duties as assigned. The Media Specialist will support the goal of mobilizing community and assist in identifying and advocating for change.


Plan, develop and implement media action plans for community-based campaigns

Work collaboratively with other Media Specialists to develop and implement media action plans within the Building Healthy Communities Initiative. Write articles, calls to action, and other media/program materials. Develop contacts and professional relationships with print and electronic media staff that are intended to advance the goals of the media action plan. Develop data base of community leaders, members, and social service agencies. Work collaboratively with all participating agencies and community collaborations to develop and maintain media activities. Provide outreach and media education to community groups, youth and collaborations. Assist the community, including youth in understanding and interpreting media strategies, opportunities and in developing appropriate media activities. Develop and maintain working linkages to ethnic media, faith based and other organizations and individuals to facilitate clear open communication between these groups and to achieve the goals of the media action plan. Participate in program and collaborative events, training and fund-raisers. Have and maintain positive and supportive relationships with coworkers. Accurately represent the agency and maintain positive working relationships with the general public, clients, funding sources, government bodies, etc. Communicate positive and negative feedback from the community for more effective operations. Utilize appropriate opportunities to pursue positive relations for the collaborative. Other tasks as assigned by Mid-City CAN Collaborative Director.


Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, and /or commensurate experience as a Communications Specialist, Media Specialist, Journalist, Public Relations Professional, or in related field. Minimum 2 years of relevant leadership experience in an agency providing public relations and media services in a community setting. Knowledge of the underlying principles for the use of media advocacy to promote collaboration and resident involvement. Ability to translate community-based planning objectives into media advocacy. Ability to travel overnight when required to do so. Experience with and respect for diverse cultures. Experience in public speaking and presentations. Have access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job related tasks. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed. Familiarity with communications for community organizing and policy advocacy a plus.

To Apply:

Please email resumes/cover letters to and include the job title in the subject line of all emails.

Domestic Violence

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

• One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

• An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.

• 85% of domestic violence victims are women.

• Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.

• Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner

• Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.

services for Diana Gonzalez

SDCCD Community:

Below is information just received from the Gonzalez Family regarding the services for Diana Gonzalez on Monday, October 18 at 11:00 a.m.

All night viewing starting at 5 pm on Sunday 10/17/10 @ El Camino Memorial located at 607 National City Blvd. National City, CA. 91950

Mass at 11:00 am on Monday 10/18/10 @ St. Judes Shrine located at 1129 S. 38th St. San Diego, CA. 92113

Burial @ 1:00 pm on Monday 10/18/10 @ Greenwood Cemetery located at 4300 Imperial Ave. San Diego, Ca. 92113


Two Funds have been established through the San Diego City College Foundation in honor of Diana Gonzalez:

The first account, Funds for the Gonzalez Family, will help defray the costs of Diana’s funeral and other family expenses. The second account, Funds for the Daughter of Diana Gonzalez, will establish a scholarship for Diana’s 9-month-old daughter.

Check donations should be written to the San Diego City College Foundation; 1313 Park Blvd, San Diego CA 92101. Please designate the name of the account for your donation.

Donations can also be dropped off in the City College Student Accounting Office, A-114.

See below:

From the family:

On behalf of the family of Diana Gonzalez, we would first and foremost like to thank the many of you who have shown your support and sympathy for our family. Our family has been touched by so many demonstations of care and concern for Diana's loss. We would like everyone to know that our family is hopeful that Diana's story will help put a stop to Domestic Violence and motivate the authorities and others in positions of power to make significant changes to the current legal system. Our hope is that Diana's story will not be forgotten and that the justice system becomes harsher on perpetrators of Domestic Violence.

We would also like to inform everyone of Diana's services and make you aware that anybody who wishes to attend is Welcome, however, we would appreciate that if media intends to be present no interviews are requested. The service schedule is as follows:

All night viewing starting at 5 pm on Sunday 10/17/10 @ El Camino Memorial located at 607 National City Blvd. National City, CA. 91950

Mass at 11:00 am on Monday 10/18/10 @ St. Judes Shrine located at 1129 S. 38th St. San Diego, CA. 92113

Burial @ 1:00 pm on Monday 10/18/10 @ Greenwood Cemetary located at 4300 Imperial Ave. San Diego, Ca. 92113

Additionally we have had many requests for information as to where people can make a contribution for Diana's services as well as donations for Diana's 10 month old baby. An account has been set up through Cabrillo Credit Union and the account number is 19370700. The name of the account is Memorial Fund for Diana Gonzalez. We would also like to take this opportunity to personally thank Center for Community Solutions whose director personally dropped off a contribution check. Such acts of kindness are never forgotten.


The Gonzalez Family

San Diego Scholarship Book List

There are a wide variety of scholarships available to students attending City College.

NOTE: The San Diego Community College District and City College provide notice of all student scholarship opportunities made known to them regardless of the qualifications which the entities offering the scholarships may attach to the scholarships. The District and College do not discriminate or grant preferential treatment on the basis of color, race, gender, ethnicity, or national origin in their public education programs.