The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is a high profile community agency that Feeds People and Fights Hunger. The Marketing Specialist will report to the Director of Marketing and Communications and must be skilled in content management systems, graphic design and project management. The Marketing Specialist will be responsible for upholding the organization’s brand standards, assisting in various marketing efforts, and fulfilling all of the organization’s graphic design needs. The individual will also manage marketing projects and support the marketing needs for all departments.
Join Feeding America's 2012 Foodbank of the Year and a 2016 NorthCoast99 winner in our fight against hunger! Excellent culture, pay and benefits. Background check and drug screen required. No calls or walk-ins. EOE/M/F/D/V
Bachelor’s degree required; Business, marketing or communications concentration preferred.
Three to five years of marketing, graphic design or communications experience.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and graphic design software such as In-Design, Illustrator, Photoshop and website content management software and tools.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
High level of initiative and self-direction
Experience with integrated marketing campaigns, including all traditional media, and social media and writing and editing for print and web
Strong attention to detail and good organizational skills.
Ability and willingness to work outside traditional business hours necessary to obtain goals established for the Foodbank.
Detail oriented, customer service focused, highly organized and results driven.
Excellent interpersonal, analytical and professional skills; ability to successfully work with a wide variety of individuals; experience and understanding of the role of nonprofit boards.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment which requires strong project management and time management skills.
Understands strategic planning and aligns priorities with broader goals, measurable outcomes, evaluates alternatives, and can see connections within complex issues.
Available during off-hours for communications of all kinds.
Who We Are:
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank was formed in 1982 by a group of community leaders who made a commitment to provide emergency food to our neighbors in need. Today, the Foodbank provides food and other essential items to member agencies in eight Northeast Ohio counties: Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne. These member agencies operate more than 450... programs like food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods and communities where people need food.
How We Work:
The Foodbank is a distribution center that provides an efficient operation to collect, sort and distribute food. The Foodbank has an 85,000 square foot warehouse including 8,000 square feet of refrigeration and freezer space. The Foodbank secures food donations from corporate food donors, state and federal food assistance programs, and Feeding America, the national foodbank network. Food is also obtained through a purchase program where large quantities of food are purchased at reduced price to offer to the Member Agencies. This purchase program is supported by our financial donations. Much of the donated and purchased food is transported to the warehouse by the Foodbank's fleet of trucks.
The Product Recovery Center is where donated food is inspected, sorted and repackaged in preparation for distribution. Volunteers provide thousands of hours of support every year, helping to prepare this food for those in need.
Every day, Member Agencies place food orders and pick up these orders at the warehouse. The agencies provide this food through their hunger-relief programs to the hungry in their community or neighborhood. The Foodbank feeds approximately 180,000 people through this network every year.