Opening: Communications Coordinator

Nourish California has an opening for a new Communications Coordinator position.

Communications Coordinator

Salary:  $65,000 - $80,000 Annually

Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hours)

Reports to:  Director of Engagement or Senior Advocate

Job Description:  Link

Closing Date:  8/12/2022


Join a dynamic team of policy advocates to help plan and execute communications strategies that advance our priorities. We work to ensure fair access to food, prioritizing our fellow Californians who experience the greatest need and face the starkest inequities.

The Location

California. Our Board and staff live and work in the Golden State. Travel requirements are included in the job description.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Coordinating the development of compelling, visually appealing content (we use Canva) to reach a variety of audiences via social media and other digital platforms; 
  • Identifying key messages and messengers for successful communications;
  • Working with advocates and community members to gather stories, upholding and implementing our organization's storytelling policy;
  • Communicating (often through our CRM, EveryAction) with diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Developing media statements and press releases;
  • Helping to coordinate campaign-related press events (in-person and virtual);
  • Coordinating special communications projects, including local and statewide educational and advocacy events (in-person and virtual); and more!

We're Looking for Individuals Who Are...

  • Compassionate, collaborative, open-minded, empathetic, and equity-focused;
  • Ethical and independent;
  • Compelling communicators;
  • Comfortable working within a small and mighty team that has a big reach;
  • Committed to approaching people and work with humility; and 
  • Dedicated to learning, personal growth, and change.

And we’re looking for someone with these very important skills.

A Few Reasons You May Love This Job

  • You will help shape a new position at an established organization eager to improve its communications and reach.
  • You will help drive sustainable change - our policy victories have a lasting impact on the lives of our fellow Californians.
  • You will grow your skills and develop deep expertise to help you advance within our organization or join our impressive alumni working in influential government and nonprofit positions across the country.
  • You will join a team that has stuck together and supported each other in tough times - including in a global pandemic.

Our Values

  • People. Our work puts people at the center. While many of our day-to-day activities happen behind the scenes, our work is grounded in the experiences and insights of Californians directly affected by poverty and food insecurity.
  • Equity. Fair access to food is about fair access to health, opportunity, and power. Our work aims to dismantle racism, economic inequity, and other social injustices that perpetuate food insecurity and undermine health and happiness.
  • Collaboration. Our work is part of something bigger. We depend on—and contribute to—a dynamic community of changemakers who know that California should be a place of wellbeing and opportunity for all.

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