Title: Communications Facilitator Reports to: Development & Communications Manager Status: Full Time, Salaried
Overview: Appetite For Change (AFC) is a nonprofit social enterprise in North Minneapolis whose mission is to use food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change. AFC’s vision is thriving and socially connected communities creating just, sustainable and local food systems.
Position Description: The primary purpose of this position is to provide communications and engagement support to the organization, across all programs.
1. Digital Communications / Graphic Design
2. Marketing & Advertising / Public Relations
3. Community and Volunteer Engagement
Digital Communications (70%)
● Collaborate with Development and Communications Manager to develop an annual communications strategy.
● Write, edit, and produce visual and written content for digital channels including email newsletters, website, and social media networks to raise the visibility of AFC.
● Work with outside agency to assist with website management.
● Maintain and monitor online platforms including Mailchimp, Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
● Create, print, maintain and distribute printed pieces including, but not limited to, newsletters, annual reports, brochures, signage, and flyers.
● Gather and maintain stories, photos, videos and other content required to support communications and development efforts.
● Assist in tracking, measuring, and analyzing communications outcomes to determine if goals are met.
● Produce original materials that tell AFC’s story and visualize the impact of our programming.
Marketing & Advertising / Public Relations (20%)
● Implement communications campaigns to educate and engage stakeholders about AFC and its offerings.
● Coordinate media requests, create press releases, correspond with and maintain relationships with media.
● Assist in research and coordination of paid media opportunities.
● Ensure consistent representation of AFC’s visual brand and messaging, internally and externally.
Community and Volunteer Engagement (10%)
● Cultivate relationships with potential external partners.
● Engage potential volunteers and assist in coordinating volunteer activities, helping to connect volunteers with the appropriate opportunity and program.
● Manage volunteer onboarding and training process.
● Build and maintain ongoing relationship with volunteers via email campaigns and in person meetings.
● Act as AFC representative at both internal and external events including fundraisers, conferences, community events and Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering opportunities.
● Conduct various presentations on behalf of the organization related to raising awareness and funding *** Other duties as assigned.
● Minimum 2 years communications experience required.
● Bachelor’s degree preferred.
● Excellent computer skills and experience working with social media and a newsletter development platform such as Hootesuite and Mailchimp or equivalent.
● Experience using WordPress, photo/graphic design software such as Photoshop or Illustrator, Google Adwords, and Salesforce experience preferred.
● Photography skills a plus.
● Demonstrate excellence in organizational and time management skills.
● Excellent verbal and written communications skills including proofreading and copyediting.
● Knowledge of development and fundraising practices and strategies.
● Ability to balance a variety of needs and capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
● Interest in food, nutrition, and healthy communities.
● Ability to work well with diverse individuals.
To Apply Send email cover letter and resume (required) and up to three writing samples (optional) to Appetite For Change, at firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Candidates selected for interview will be requested to provide references and writing samples.
AFC provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political afiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factor