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Job Posting ID# 65172

Employer Information

Center for Transformative Action
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119 Anabel Taylor Hall
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Contact Information

Contact Name:
Liz Karabinakis
Contact Title:
Director, Healthy Food For All
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Job Specifics

Remote with occasional in-person events in/around Ithaca
Ithaca/Tompkins County
Food Equity Marketing & Event Coordinator
Job Classification Level:
Level IV
Employer Type:
Community Work Study Program Employer
Liz Karabinakis
Job Description:
ABOUT HEALTHY FOOD FOR ALL: Healthy Food For All (HFFA) is a non-profit Community Supported Agriculture program that makes fresh produce accessible to food-insecure families and promotes the viability of local organic farms. Currently ending nutritional hunger for over 1,500 community members and investing over $200,000 in sustainable farming each year, HFFA is revered as Ithaca’s leading community food security initiative. HFFA’s Vision—a community where everyone has reliable and dignified access to locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, and farmers thrive as environmental stewards. HFFA is a partnership of over a dozen organic farms with community programs and organizations including Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County, Ultimate Re-entry Opportunity Initiative and Center for Transformative Action. More info at

•Develop communications strategies and tactics to effectively reach the Cornell community to educate and engage staff, faculty and students in supporting HFFA’s mission and fundraising goals to support food equity activities of HFFA and URO.
•Work with HFFA and URO’s team to develop a targeted and successful fundraising campaign.
•Cultivate positive relationships with donors and prospective donors.
•Coordinate community and fundraising events, including fine dining fundraisers.
•Write press releases and work with local and regional media.
•Design marketing materials for print and digital distribution aligned with HFFA brand guidelines.
•Generate content, draft copy and design/layout digital newsletters.
•Photograph events, manage photo cataloguing and an online gallery.
•Produce educational and fundraising videos.
•Manage HFFA's social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram (coordinate w/ URO and other partners, draft content, post regularly and respond).
•Manage HFFA’s electronic and postal mailing list to support HFFA food equity fundraising activities
•Maintain HFFA’s website: update content, maintain professional look and feel, ensure it is user-friendly and functional on mobile devices.
•Evaluate performance & effectiveness of marketing and fundraising strategies.
Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
Qualifications & Experience: The Marketing & Events Coordinator will be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, as well as creative design and marketing skills with a passion to raise awareness about and advocate for HFFA's mission. The person must be willing to serve on a team committed to reaching fundraising goals to support food equity.

REQUIRED SKILLS (or the interest and ability to learn):
•Experience with Constant Contact, Mailchimp, or similar email marketing platforms.
•Experience managing or editing websites with Bluehost, Wordpress, Squarespace or similar web platforms and content management systems.
•Comfort with social media including Facebook.
•Graphic design experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, Pages, Canva, etc.
•Familiarity with digital DSLR photography and digital storage solutions.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualities and attributes:
• Mission-driven and passionate about HFFA and increasing opportunities for all children and families to access locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.
• An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
• Interest in local/organic/sustainable farms, food security, nutrition, health, promoting social justice and celebrating cultural diversity.
• Ability to work respectfully with a diversity of stakeholders including people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and marginalized populations, food-insecure community members, local farmers, community partners and funders.
• A can-do attitude and unwavering commitment to executing with excellence.
• Keen attention to detail, highly organized, with capacity to multitask and manage time while working on multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
• Resourceful, solution oriented, flexible, patient and the ability to thrive amidst the challenges of grassroots non-profit community work.
Work Schedule:
To be determined.
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How to Apply:
Send resume and letter of interest to:

Questions should be directed to or 607-379-9725.

We encourage applicants to share portfolio materials that demonstrate your skills with graphic design, art, photography, videography, marketing, writing, communication, fundraising, event organizing or any other applicable experience for the job. To submit portfolio materials, please name your files with your first and last name, and upload them using this link:
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Career Field Information

Career Field:
Communications/Public Relations
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All Majors - opportunities open to everyone