feed the world cafe


Title: Marketing & Communications Coordinator – Full Time

Reports To: Resource Development Director (RD Director)

Summary Description:  Responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the organization’s communications & marketing initiatives.

Major Activities:

  1. Works with RD Director to develop, evaluate, & implement annual marketing plan.
  2. Designs & coordinates production & delivery of the organization’s regular multi-media communications including newsletter, press releases, brochures, annual report & fliers.
  3. Maintains/manages website content & social media communications (including Facebook & Twitter) with timely & relevant content. Updates according to regional, organizational, & seasonal changes in messaging.
  4. Coordinates outreach & public relations events such as information booths & media events.
  5. Assists RD Director with annual fundraising initiatives including events & direct mailings.
  6. Supports RD Director & Executive Director by maintaining up-to-date talking points & presentations.  Schedule & assist with speaking engagements.
  7. Ensures consistent messaging & branding throughout the organization & with partners.
  8. Provides marketing & communications support for all other KLF departments.
  9. Assists Advocacy team with campaigns & messaging, & delivers messages via organizational modes of communication (ex: e-blast, newsletter, Twitter, FB, & Website). Stays knowledgeable on food security/insecurity & other related advocacy issues.
  10. Utilizes donor database for correspondence & e-blasts.
  11. Works with multiple stakeholders to craft messages for different audiences on a variety of platforms.
  12. Works as a part of the Resource Development Team to promote achievement of the strategic plan.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Coordinate the production of regular organizational communications.
  2. Marketing & Public Relations Events/Outreach.
  3. Work as an active/engaged member of the Resource Development/Public Relations team.

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree with significant relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency with Adobe products (InDesign & Photoshop), Microsoft Office (Excel, Publisher, Word & PowerPoint), & Word Press.
  • Knowledge & experience in marketing or similar field.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills.
  • Ability to accurately understand & follow written & oral instructions.
  • Ability to operate office equipment (copier/fax/scanner) & camera for publicity.
  • Ability to work independently & as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with a diverse volunteer & client population.

Please send cover letter & resume to Mary-Elizabeth Bell,
or mail/drop off at 901 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Deadline September 18, 2015, at 5 pm