Organization: Food Forward, Inc - a 501 (c)(3) non-profit
Position: Communications Manager
Location: North Hollywood, CA (this position is currently remote due to COVID-19)
Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. Fruits and vegetables are collected in Los Angeles and Ventura counties from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Terminal. This recovered produce is provided, free of charge, to low-income populations across virtually all social service sectors: homeless outreach, food banks, domestic violence shelters, transitional youth homes, veteran services, after-school programs, LGBTQ+ teen/adult/senior services, programs serving people with disabilities, college student assistance programs, and many more. Since Food Forward’s inception, thousands of dedicated volunteers in collaboration with our staff have rescued over 100 million pounds of fruits and vegetables, helping to feed over two million people across eight Southern California counties this year alone. *See our core values posted below.
The Communications Manager will report to the Executive Director, and will strategize, create, and implement campaigns for all mission-driven work at Food Forward, including special events, fundraising, and general brand awareness. This person is responsible for shepherding Food Forward’s compelling voice through all media platforms, including digital and social media, public relations, visual communications and branding, and fundraising campaigns. They possess a talent for inspiring staff, organizational leadership, and a large, diverse community of supporters to grow Food Forward’s reputation as a leading expert in food recovery.
This person must be highly organized, extremely proactive, and creative with the ability to think outside-of-the-box, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines. They must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, and bilingual in English/Spanish is highly desired. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of and relationships with national, local, mainstream, and multilingual outlets. Experience in writing op-eds or communications to elected officials is a plus. This person is an effective storyteller for Food Forward who can champion the organization’s impact on food equity and environmental sustainability. They are passionate about food and social justice issues, and must be well-versed in inclusive and empowering communications.
Visual Communications and Branding
Application Deadline: October 31, 2020 or until filled
Desired Start Date: November 16, 2020
Salary: $58,240 - $62,680.80
Send a cover letter and resume in PDF to [email protected]. In the body of the cover letter include 1) Where did you discover this listing, and 2) If you were a variety of produce what would you be and why?
The subject line should read, Communications Manager – (Your Name). No phone calls, please. Please follow these instructions to ensure that we process your application
Food Forward is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those with protected class backgrounds to apply. We value the individuals that we hire and look forward to creating a positive work environment for all identities.
*Food Forward Core Values: