Communications & Content Coordinator

Communications & Content Coordinator 

Position Type: Full-time, salaried 

Reports To: Director of Development & Communications

Hours: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday 

Location: Hybrid model of remote and in-person hours; Ideally 3 days in-office/onsite, 2 days remote. Occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

Salary Range: $62,000-68,000; commensurate with experience. Additionally, TFFJ offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, plus a retirement 403(b) plan and substantial vacation. 

Organizational Overview 

Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) is a 501c3 nonprofit fighting food insecurity and diet-related disease through school-based, youth-led hydroponic farming, providing local, sustainably-grown produce to food desert communities and building health, education, and opportunity equity for all New Yorkers and beyond. TFFJ works within Title I middle and high schools in food deserts, training students to maintain indoor hydroponic farms growing thousands of pounds of produce annually that is served at school lunch and distributed to surrounding communities. Further, students learn nutrition and health skills to share with peers/neighbors, empowering them to lead themselves and others towards healthier futures. 

Position Overview 

TFFJ seeks a dynamic Communications & Content Coordinator who excels in the art of storytelling and brand management, while also possessing the ability to execute diverse communication projects across multiple platforms. Reporting to the Director of Development & Communications, the Coordinator will be responsible for executing a wide array of communication materials with both internal and external audiences, including social media and digital content, web content, presentations, videos, and written copy, ensuring consistency and clarity across all channels. In addition, this position provides coordinating support to the department to achieve contributed revenue goals. 

Responsibilities and Essential Functions 

  • Creating, writing, editing, and managing content for a broad range of TFFJ communication materials, including but not limited to:
    • Social media calendar and all posted content 
    • Email newsletters highlighting the work of TFFJ for donors and general audiences
    • Press releases 
    • Speeches, keynote presentations, talking points, video scripts, briefing documents 
    • Website content and blogs 
    • Digital content
    • Presentation decks 
    • One-pagers, fact sheets, brochures, and signage 
    • Annual report 
    • Donor outreach and acknowledgments
    • Event-specific communications strategy and support
  • Developing and managing an annual communications calendar and strategy
  • Creating and managing a content bank of stories through visits to program sites and interviews of students, teachers, school administrators, community members, and school-based TFFJ staff on a regular basis 
  • Managing all social media accounts and creating social media content, including documenting timely activities through photos or video, scheduling posts, and increasing social media engagement and presence.
  • Developing and managing marketing and communications projects and campaigns; selecting and supervising interns or outside vendors for these projects 
  • Collaborate and serve as project manager for production and editing of in-house produced as well as outsourced professional videos. Create slideshows and develop scripts.
  • Create and manage website content in WordPress platform as well as content embedded in donation platform.
  • Coordinate with program staff to support internal and department communication need
  • Align all communications with organizational and development plan strategic goals, especially across diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
  • Preparing language/speeches for executive leadership for different opportunities 
  • Ongoing DEI work as part of our internal and external culture and professional development

Ideal  Qualifications and Competencies 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associates/Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish preferred
  • At least three (3) years of experience in nonprofit  communications with an emphasis on social justice-focused work 
  • Able to focus on clear and concise communications that make complex topics understandable; Able to translate program work into clear and compelling storytelling 
  • Able to create engaging multimedia and digital content
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to align style to diverse audiences
  • Experience writing and managing social justice issues communications (as staff or volunteer)
  • Strong copy-editing skills; comfortable proofreading other writers’ work and providing feedback 
  • Excellent at relationship-building; easily connects and communicates with internal and external stakeholders, including students, volunteers, elected officials, donors, and others. 
  • Able to collaborate effectively with and give clear direction to associates, team members, and outside contractors 
  • Able to use and manage digital communications platforms such as GetResponse, Constant Contact, or Mailchimp, and SMS platforms
  • Able to use and manage social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, and YouTube)
  • Able to update website content; experience with WordPress preferred
  • Proficient with Slack, Adobe, Google Office, Canva, and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize, work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of key contacts and stakeholders.
  • Ability to always maintain confidentiality and ethical standards. 
  • Able to proactively identify issues and opportunities

Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that marginalized communities – such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color – are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. TFFJ is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of belonging – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application. 

TFFJ embraces inclusivity and wants our employees to be as diverse and multifaceted as the communities in which we operate. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture but also our reputation and the organization’s achievements. 

TFFJ’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and diversity applies to all aspects of employment: recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; and terminations. TFFJ does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, unemployed status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. 

To apply, please email a resume and a cover letter to work@teensforfoodjustice.org. Include the words “Communications & Content Coordinator” in the subject.

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