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  • Is your passion for storytelling as big as your passion for creating positive change?
  • Do you want to relish the opportunity to engage tens of thousands of Alameda County community members in creative and meaningful ways? 
  • Do you believe food is a human right?
  • Are you an experienced and outgoing marketing/communications professional ready to apply your skills to help one of the Bay Area’s top non-profits — and a nationally recognized leader in hunger relief — demonstrate its community impact?

If you’re thinking “Absolutely!” — Alameda County Community Food Bank could be looking for you as our next Communications Coordinator.

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for creating communications that persuade, motivate, and inspire. They distill complex issues into clear, concise, and engaging content for a wide variety of audiences. They are an accomplished digital citizen who gracefully navigates the digital marketing landscape. They are a multi-channel storyteller who is comfortable communicating in a variety of mediums.

This role works with the Communications and Marketing team to ensure the integrity of Food Bank branding and messaging. The Communications Coordinator will develop and implement an integrated strategy to both engage and widen our base of supporters and stakeholders. This position is responsible for managing a robust schedule of Food Bank publications — both digital and print — including interviewing and writing a steady stream of original stories, articles, emails, and social media posts to name a few.

Alameda County Community Food Bank has been at the forefront of hunger relief efforts for 35 years. Few nonprofits are as well-respected – or have a bigger impact on the community – than we do. Through a network of over 300 agency partners, we serve 1 in 5 county residents and will provide enough food for over 50 million meals this year. We’re forward thinkers who encourage innovation. We’re changing lives, we’re proud of our work, and we’re having fun doing it!

With our latest strategic plan, we are setting a bold trajectory for the long-term work required to dismantle the systems that perpetuate poverty, including racism. Our staff regularly engage in conversations about race, class, power and privilege as part of our organizational commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Please learn more about our efforts at www.accfb.org.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required Competencies

  • 2+ years of professional experience in marketing/communications, preferably within a nonprofit.
  • Exceptional creative writing skills with an emphasis on marketing principles, educational articles, and/or social media content.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize, handle multiple assignments, deliver finished products under tight deadlines, and quickly adapt to meet unexpected and urgent requests.
  • Expert knowledge and working experience with an array of digital marketing and social media platforms.
  • Superb interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be a trusted food bank representative with clients, supporters, members of the media, corporate contacts, board members, and people with a wide range of lived experiences.
  • Comfort engaging in conversation with folks at food distribution sites, fundraisers, and other food bank events.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent judgment and discretion with sensitive issues.
  • Ability to effectively work independently, and in a team setting.
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission and programs of the Food Bank.
  • Valid California driver’s license with good driving record. Regular access to reliable transportation (this position regularly travels to and reports on distributions, events, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest/experience in fundraising, as well as advocacy or other upstream approaches to hunger-relief work. 
  • Photography, videography and film editing experience a plus.
  • Bilingual (English + Spanish, Chinese and/or Vietnamese) a plus.
  • Experience with Adobe creative suite (InDesign, Photoshop) and Wordpress.
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic HTML/CSS.
  • Experience with CRM databases (Salesforce, Blackbaud CRM, etc.)
  • Experience with email marketing platforms (e.g., Pardot, BBIS).
  • Comfortable with public speaking and experience with media relations.


Personal Attributes and Values

  • Passion, enthusiasm, focus, and creativity around Alameda County Community Food Bank’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Impeccable integrity and honesty.
  • Strong work ethic with an orientation toward action, innovation and process improvement.
  • Sense of humor.
  • A proactive and creative problem solver who drives for results and has the ability to overcome project setbacks. Sees opportunity in challenges.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and collaboratively across departments, and with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
  • LOVES this work!


Physical Requirements

This work is located in an office, a warehouse environment, and community settings. Frequent local travel involved to visit food bank programs and assist with events. The following physical activities are necessary in the performance of this job: Talking, hearing, writing, reasoning, persuading, interpreting and prioritizing. Ability to move throughout the Food Bank building. Ability to use a computer. Exemplary interpersonal communication. 

  • Is your passion for storytelling as big as your passion for creating positive change?
  • Do you want to relish the opportunity to engage tens of thousands of Alameda County community members in creative and meaningful ways? 
  • Do you believe food…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$70,960 - $70,960This is a full-time, non-exempt position working Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7.5 hour workday; 1 hour unpaid lunch). The non-negotiable starting salary for this position is $36.39 per hour (approx. $70,960 per year).

Benefits

We offer an outstanding benefit package including:

  • Medical: ACCFB pays 100% for employees and 93% for dependents for our Kaiser HMO. Buy-up options to Blue Shield Platinum or Gold PPO plans are available.
  • Dental: 100% employer-paid for employees and their dependents.
  • Vision: Paid by employees.
  • Paid time off starting at: 10 vacation days, 12 sick days, 11 holidays, and four paid early closures annually.
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending and Commuter Accounts.
  • Employer-paid life, AD&D & LTD insurance, as well as buy-up options for increased coverage.
  • 403(b) plan available on the first day with employer match after one year. Fully vested at three years.
  • Employee Assistance Program for employees and dependents.
  • Free 1:1 financial coaching and an interest, service fee and credit requirement-free short-term loan program.

We offer an outstanding benefit package including:

  • Medical: ACCFB pays 100% for employees and 93% for dependents for our Kaiser HMO. Buy-up options to Blue Shield Platinum or Gold PPO…

Location

On-site
7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621, United States

How to Apply

If you meet these qualifications and want to join our mission, please submit your resume and answer the application questions on our careers page located at accfb.org/careers.

If you meet these qualifications and want to join our mission, please submit your resume and answer the application questions on our careers page located at accfb.org/careers.

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